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24 May 2018 08:12:32
Leeds apparently having a minority shareholder take over 30% of the club. Same bloke who owns San Fransisco 49ers, whos got big money. Radz still staying the main shareholder so power still lies, its just another investment from another place. This is good from radz to show he has lots of different ties. I just hope he gives the fans what he wants, he's doing very well at franchising the club and he's chosen a great club to franchise because its a one club city with a huge fan base, very good research mr radrizanni. All I want to see is 18 talented footballers winning games I don't care how they do it or who they spend their money on as long as its worth it in terms of playing football, but more money surely means more opportunities in the window like wolves had last year. the one thing I cannot get my head round, is why on earth is the bloke still employing orta and heck, he maybe needs to develop his ownership skills before giving these two the boot and employing a ranieri or someone, a big name will come to leeds soon I can feel it.


1.) 24 May 2018 09:56:18
Just think how much junk orta can buy now with that sort of money

2.) 24 May 2018 12:26:59
we could get around 20 useless players for that Martyn - I can't wait! We should try to get them on 5 year contracts this time as well.

3.) 24 May 2018 16:16:05
A good number of owners /investors with ties to nfl are looking across the pond . From what I have read so far investment level currently gives them 10% stake . If this is for the squad and we start to use are transfer money in a fashion I think we all agree we should then at most this is two players.

4.) 24 May 2018 18:04:49
Unless sako and ekuban have any brothers?

5.) 24 May 2018 21:29:31
I reckon 3 - 4 players, M&M from Posh, Barts and Abe will do nicely thank you 49ers.

6.) 25 May 2018 01:44:01
For 10 million Alf? Posh want offers over ten mill for m&m and brats is going to be 6mill then the Hernandez wages! Your looking at needing between 20_25 mill

7.) 25 May 2018 10:01:57
I think we will spend in the region of £20 mill this summer with the new investors, plus Radz own budget, on who, I have no clue, but I'm ever optimistic, and think a few may be surprised pleasantly.



08 May 2018 13:02:34
Ins: BPF, Miazek, lnergan, hadbad spell and he was pretty good when he first came into the team) Ayling, Hosannah, Jansson, Oconnor, Struijk, Diaz, Rey, Pearce, Berardi, Denton, Forshaw, Vieira, phillips, shaugnessy, ideguchi, klich, dallas, Hernandez, alioski, roofe struijk, diaz, Clarke, machuca, Edmondson, dalby, gomes, nicell, shackelton, Roberts.

Outs: Felix, cooper, okane, cibicki, sacko, lasogga, ekuban, saiz (be good to get 8-10m from wolves for him) anita, buoy, de bock, ty much everyone who I've slated this year bar roofe. I see roofe staying as hecky likes him and he is the only front line player we have on the books who you could expect to score.

Transfer ins: New GK, speroni perhaps on a free, brad jones or danny ward from Liverpool would also be good imo. New CB, liam moore would be ideal, expensive but a good option, also think liam Lindsay would do well, that bednarek at Southampton also looks good, and at 22 a loan might do him some good. I have a feeling barts could be swayed.

If he was to sign a 2/3 year deal with the club after work from ailing this summer, I think that sends a message out from radz. New LB, all the while I think Pearce is able, he gets injured and we are very light in LB, de bock can go for me. Dentons there but again you need experience, Fabio seems short of games at boro, might be worth a couple million quid?

I actually think were ok for central midfield, klich saying he has unfinished business at leeds is positive for me, him and Forshaw could teach Vieira a lot and I like phillips too. you need 2 wingers at least in my opinion, its great playing dallas and Hernandez there but Hernandez won't see out the end of his contract if you carry on playing him there, he needs to be in that number 10 for me.

leko at west brom looks interesting, brownhill also a good option as Bristol have faded towards the end of the year. oztumer and dack would also be good to get in if possible from league 1, and josh morris from scunny. I have no idea where you start with a striker, don't think mbakogu is the answer, and I don't think you should overload on new strikers but we need someone proven in this league. Hernandez at hull out of contract this year, would be an icredible signing, they love him at hull (I'm from hull unfortunately).

overall you're looking at 15m spending, and for getting rid of that lot (if you can get rid of it all) you're probably talking 15 million back including saiz. then it sup to radz how much further you want to go to ensure play offs. I think itll be another busy summer though.


1.) 08 May 2018 14:13:34
I can see where you're coming from on all points there Samo; an interesting post, and believe you're right that it will be a hectic summer of ins and outs, both sales, and purchases, as well as loans in both directions.

2.) 08 May 2018 16:42:48
A hectic summer of outs if Orta can work some magic. As for ins, not too sure. With a limited budget, going for quality and the threatened emergence of 2 or 3 young guns I can't see a large influx but 3 or 4 marquee signings will keep me more than happy. Either way/ some way I can see a very different squad starting next season, than finished this.

3.) 08 May 2018 17:47:09
It depends on what this "limited" budget is . M and M from posh, Barts, should be around £15M or so . some of the young guns stepping up now n again, an experienced keeper on a free and I reckon that'll just about do it, of course Eleven Sports might decide to invest some extra cash as well ;)



07 Mar 2018 08:41:33
if Bartley and Pablo go to Brum, i'll be broken.


1.) 08 Mar 2018 00:57:53
Don't think either of them will wanna plat league 1 :)



05 Feb 2018 14:29:38
Done my research and for me its all about hannes wolf. The bloke has developed some brilliant youth players in calling them up from youth sides, such as pulisic, weigel, and dembele. He managed dortmund U19's initially, then was approached by stuttgart last season, who had just been relegated to the second german division.

Apparently he likes a high pressing, hard working side which are rough in the tackle and are like a german machine. He got stuttgart promoted at the first time of asking and his odds have been slashed from 25/1 this morning to 8/1 with sky bet. Fits the bill imo, some thing we need, only just sacked due to stuttgart struggling in the bundes again, and could well see us up next year.


1.) 05 Feb 2018 14:44:26
Samowhite5 thanks for the information mate great post

2.) 05 Feb 2018 15:28:43
Sufficiently left field for us, yet as you say, with solid achievements under his belt too. an interesting one, and not in a bad way, IMO.

3.) 05 Feb 2018 16:07:14
Also, young enough to hang out with the under 23s.

4.) 05 Feb 2018 18:28:49
Sounds like heavy metal football samo? Now were have we heard that before lol oh yea that other great German manager we had.

5.) 05 Feb 2018 22:20:07
Hope you're right - I've heard Craig Shakespeare already appointed.

6.) 05 Feb 2018 23:16:33
Think he's favourite for bradford city job



01 Feb 2018 07:20:23
A youth team centre half is likely to be called up this weekend, any ideas who?


1.) 01 Feb 2018 10:37:34
Icelandic kid I reckon

2.) 01 Feb 2018 21:52:58
There'd be no Halme calling him up to the first team, Martyn.

3.) 02 Feb 2018 10:55:17
George do you think cultural leonesi might loan us one of our players back if we ask nicely?

4.) 03 Feb 2018 04:00:39
Probably not Mart




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23 May 2018 08:50:45
Looking to next year, we have a good set up in development and I'm over the moon that TP is meant to be signing, shows radz putting his foot down rather than looking at short sighted money. I think he's looking more at, if a young left back can play 35/40 games of a season in a promotion winning side, his value will double compared to what it is now. It is all a business to these gentlemen, hence why they targeted play offs, not automatic, because you get more for at (and the fact that the stretch of our budget was 3.5 mil ON 1 PLAYER) . With a team like this where do you see players like roofe, ekuban, phillips, berardi, dallas, Ideguchi, sacko, murphy, fitting in? Bear in mind this is a back 3 with wing backs. BPF, Jansson, Ayling, Barts, Coyle, Pearce, Forhsaw, Hernandez (playing central alongside Forshaw) , Saiz, Hernandez, Edmondson. To me that could get leeds out of this league, coyle probably a risk, Edmondson too but I think they'll be a good two assets and home grown talent is what we need. Also who else should be making the step up to the first team this year? O'Connor and diaz are unquestionable, Clarke, rey, dalby, kun, struijk, sarkic, machuca, stevens, should probably all fancy their chances.


1.) 23 May 2018 09:09:30
I’d get rid of sack. Eula. And Murphy. Keep the rest. I would love Bart ( who alone would shore up defence and be worth min 10 extra points a season ) and hern but realistically think it will be the same this year as other years. Talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. We will just miss the boat and end up with a few foreigners and a promise of an extra go at January transfer window. Hope I’m wrong of course but apart from Forshaw recently, nothing points to any different tactics. It’s all cheap lazy reporting I reckon.

2.) 23 May 2018 10:32:40
We would receive far less compo if he let's his contract run down then leaves Samo, he could still be sold and we would get more as he's under contract

3.) 23 May 2018 11:03:55
There are so many permutations Samo and each one has its merits. Yours for instance could easily have some of the names waiting in the wings playing in the first team and that's without the likes of Ideguchi and Roberts who for different reasons we have never seen, they could come good.

4.) 23 May 2018 11:54:41
I agree gents I think both ideguchi and Roberts will be good players to have in the ranks based on what we've seen at other clubs and comments made. I fear like most that we have a pile of dross on the wage bill and not enough bartleys or forshaws, saying that look at some of the players boro have an dthey still didn't make it. I think radz will do right in keeping heck on I like the fact he wants to keep it consistent, just don't see heck being the man to bring us back to the big time.

5.) 23 May 2018 13:04:40
It's delaying the inevitable and wasting valuable time imo



21 May 2018 07:10:54
Any major developments over the weekend? Not seen anything myself but I've heard wolves are in for Hernandez too, can't see us competing there. Heard barts and stockdale are both still very much on the cards, and would be two great players to sign up before the world cup. Also heard harry Wilson from Liverpool has been linked, think itd be a good signing based on his performances last season. I'm still hearing knockings of coops to Peterborough? TP alledgedly signing and stockdale being at the fight on Saturday both sound good to me, and finally grosicki and dawson from hull both being told they can leave if the right price comes in for them. grosicki is a quality player, and dawson would be good to have in the ranks for experience for a season. thoughts?


1.) 21 May 2018 13:48:40
James Collins from t' 'hammers been released, 34 but might get a season or two out of him, even as benchwarmer for Pontus or Barts (get him Radz)

2.) 21 May 2018 15:15:49
Emphatic no to Dawson, Samo. We are looking at Gunn from Citeh for season long loan, Stockdale, Barts, Wilson. Paper talk seemingly with McGinn. Wilson would be a cracking signing.

3.) 22 May 2018 04:49:23
Geez, doesn't time stall between seasons. Why do they always have to wait unitl the last minute to confirm the signings. If they are good to go they should just get it done or am I just getting old, grumpy and impatient. Still, will be worth waiting for if some of these names come our way.



18 May 2018 12:17:11
Forget everything else for 5 minutes. heck is lucky and jammy enough to have this job, but anyway, let's go for it. If radz means business and is serious I don't think the managers ability matters, players will play in a comfortable group. Keepers like to start games, and most importantly have a cb pairing who know what they're doing. midfielders like a striker who can score goals because it makes them look better, and vice versa, i'd say we've got the talent in midfield, maybe a classy winger to add and a few to trim it down. on the whoel though I think were pretty sorted there. So the latest developments are that bartley wants leeds, 6m. sign him up do whatever you can. Stockdale and green both free agents, i'd have either I don't think we need both but definitely either. prefer stockale because of an age thing. and Hernandez, a strong, quick poacher whos good enough to be an international for Uruguay if he hits form. if we get 3 out of the 4, ill be over the moon.


1.) 18 May 2018 12:33:46
Who's the two centre backs that know what there doing samo?

2.) 18 May 2018 12:57:39
I have faith that either O'Connor or Shaugnessy will come good next year so even if we do not capture Bartley (and I hope we do) all is not lost.

3.) 18 May 2018 13:27:24
So last season was good enough? Same players leodis same results

4.) 18 May 2018 16:57:13

5.) 18 May 2018 17:29:33
No Martyn I really do hope we sign Bartley, get back to the brick wall partnership of a couple of years ago and build on a watertight defence but, if and when called upon, I have faith that one or both the young lads will show talent. Both have done okay so far whenever called upon.

6.) 18 May 2018 17:54:08
Wouldn't turn my nose up at TP jansonn Bartley and ayling. Even if we swapped Bartley for paudie/nessy, with a decent midfield in front of them and a bit of structure, think it could do a job myself!



16 May 2018 08:12:37
Liam Rosenior, Abel Hernandez, Boaz Myhill, Barts, Sidwell, Forestieri, Bpbby Reid, Barton, all free agents. I don't want to be seeing players like mbakogu, stulac, whoever these blokes are you might be good in you rown leagues but if they're such talents why are no other clubs being linked? I think if you spent an average 20k a week on those players on a 3 year deal each works out at about 3 million per player, and for 5 of them that's a steal imo


1.) 16 May 2018 08:48:24
Barton has gone into management

2.) 16 May 2018 09:11:08
Absolutely Samo. What I said about paying good wages to free agents. Orta should be banging on their doors already.

3.) 16 May 2018 12:11:20
The best free agents want the highest wages and a large sign on fee therefore we are never at the front of the queue.

4.) 16 May 2018 12:14:54
I would love to have any of those Samo might even perk up Season ticket sales. We would save a few bob on their transfer fee so that could go towards there wages and if they do drag us into the Prem then it will be chicken feed

5.) 16 May 2018 12:43:50
Sidwell's been injured all last season, and Barton? no thank you

6.) 16 May 2018 15:01:45
No to Barton? If he was available. He’d be the first. Idiot but leader and passionate and can play a bit.

7.) 16 May 2018 16:31:13
Bobby Reid knows we’re the net is. Be a good signing I think. 👍⚽️⚽️⚽️



14 May 2018 12:40:04
in: Hernandez (abel) , Carvalhal, Maddison, Oviedo, Kone, Bartley, Mcburnie, Ward. Out: Heck, Cooper, Okane, Sacko, Cibicki, Wiedwald, Ekuban, Grot (loan) Thoughts? Probably cost 20 million.


1.) 14 May 2018 15:42:41
I would try get McNair from Sunderland. Prem and international experience and box to box midfielder who is scoring goals also.

2.) 14 May 2018 18:35:48
Good choice Samow, just noticed Sidwell released by Brighton would be solid

3.) 14 May 2018 21:26:44
Thought the same dog wise. Sid would do well in this league, but worry about the implications for our development ones.

4.) 15 May 2018 07:44:29
Be a rock in the middle with Forshaw, also noticed kayal doesn't get much game time at brighton anymore, and they're looking to develop in midfield this year so I think he might be worth looking at, even if it is a loan.

5.) 15 May 2018 09:38:47
I’m just happy we bought machabu. Forget sidwell. Let’s get in a who the f are you player and spend wads on him. Sounds like a solid plan.

6.) 15 May 2018 09:46:52
Sidwell? sounds like a good signing, let me think how many games he missed thru injury last season . ah yeah, all of them :)




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18 May 2018 08:09:07
injured now is kean




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16 May 2018 10:14:16
Can we bring the manager too then, and a pair of T90's, and the rest of the Italy squad from 10 years ago? still probably play better




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14 May 2018 07:19:37
2 weeks to get his kids out of school and book a holiday. On another note though, what was the point in him being the one to take the team to Myanmar if he's not the one to start off with them next year. This was a stop gap appointment for both parties imo, hence the 18 month deal. I really am glad that he could be on his way, he's done what he was meant to do imo, bring through youth and give direction on which players are good enough and which aren't. A fresh start and lots of dealings with agents in Russia this year, while the lads work hard on their pre season tour, and you might just have a new look leeds come august, big big ask but not out of the window. there's more to radz than we believe




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14 May 2018 07:16:50
Be great for publicity to be honest, some other big teams playing in the USA this year. Also some very good players playing in the US at the minute, perhaps we could talk to a few while were there?




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14 May 2018 07:14:54
Really do think we need to keep TP, good little player and I really don't want to be seeing another leeds youth player walk on. The difference with this lad I think is that he's under different ownership. One thing radz and orta have gotten right is their youth scouting, rey signing last night, hosanna has signed, oconnor, need bpf and pearce now and to be honest, I think if they don't do so the 5 year plan is completely worthless.





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25 May 2018 08:07:05
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24 May 2018 09:54:16
Think this will be where your transfer kitty comes from, a lot of radz work this year will go unnoticed, he'll be working with media teams and franchising, he'll leave orta to do the recruiting, but with better staff. at the end of the day the bloke brought traore, downing, negredo, Ramirez victor valdes all to boro. with a bit more investment and a better kitty I think orta will have much more ability to transform us, he knows what us leeds fans want. just about getting results now gents I really like wha I'm hearing, just want the new badge to be good now




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23 May 2018 11:54:41
I agree gents I think both ideguchi and Roberts will be good players to have in the ranks based on what we've seen at other clubs and comments made. I fear like most that we have a pile of dross on the wage bill and not enough bartleys or forshaws, saying that look at some of the players boro have an dthey still didn't make it. I think radz will do right in keeping heck on I like the fact he wants to keep it consistent, just don't see heck being the man to bring us back to the big time.




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23 May 2018 08:42:23
howling at ekumiss.




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23 May 2018 08:41:03
Great posts in this thread, good to see us finally considering a good quality first team keeper. Forget all the rest, I might be singing from the 16/17 songsheet here but we need barts in the squad before anyone. he'll excite me as a signing more than any of the others, purely because of Hernandez injury record.