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03 Jul 2018 11:14:31
My theory is that they're going about this transfer window in the wrong way. I think leeds have said we'll put 10 mil a side for a striker, 2 mil for a keeper, 4 mil for a cb, and the rest to spend on wages. When you look at that its 16million. I think instead of trying to budget what we've got, we spend what we've got, meet asking prices, and sign players, if we stick to budgets that we have made without enquiries someone else will come in and pip us to it. Vydra needs at least 11m spent on him, I think after that youll be fine up front. Roofe, Roberts, vydra, personally should all be good enough. Ekuban and grot and cibicki can go.




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.

8.) 25 May 2018 22:19:04
£2.5 for Maddison, rumours of £6.5 for Marriott, 4 - 5 for Barts and the Jerry money for Abe's wages . £17M ish according to my dodgy maths :) having said that, I think the Posh chairman is pushing his luck with a £6.5M valuation.

9.) 26 May 2018 05:19:14
Yeah. Not a fan of Marriott tbh. Saw him twice last season and a right miserable whining git if you ask me. Not sure he is heavyweight enough for champ!

10.) 26 May 2018 11:45:14
Someone thought Cbicki was heavyweight enough for t' championship ! ! Marriott looks like Mike Tyson next to him :)



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




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18 Jul 2018 11:09:33
I'll stick by what I said in terms of striker/ attacking options. Posh lads would be far better suited to the style of play that we saw last night, and getting the pair for 10-12 million would be far more beneficial to us.


1.) 18 Jul 2018 12:10:46
Could not agree more. Marriott nothing too special but a lethal poacher. Everyone on this site knows how highly I rate Maddison. Please act on my advice LUFC.

2.) 18 Jul 2018 13:15:14
do you like Maddison or not George? why keep us guessing?



17 Jul 2018 18:49:53
Looking towards tonights game, bielsa has played a 3-3-1-3 at most of his clubs. I know its meant to be an exciting attacking formation but I never believed just how much he wants his wing backs to get forward. Its a very clever formation and involves a lot of ganging up in numbers. Strangely, and tonight will tell, but I feel as though he might actually be able to transform sacko. The formation requires non stop running and athleticisim in the wings, if you look at the video below the wing backs do very little defending and are almost always running around the back of defenders. Look at the lad with blonde hair in wing back and tell me he's not a little bit reminiscent of sacko. If we can get that 'attacking 6' playing the way this lille side does we could be in form some very enjoyable football.


1.) 17 Jul 2018 23:13:51
Was surprised to see him not play that formation! Maybe he has some new ideas?

2.) 18 Jul 2018 02:25:10
Are you ok Samo? I managed to read your message in a few mins instead of a few hours



05 Jul 2018 11:01:59
Picture this team. BPF Jansson, Ayling, Bartley Bryan, Forshaw, Alioski Hernandez, Saiz, Baker Vydra Subs of roofe, Vieira, blackman, alioski, caicedo, cooper, pearce. that's not impossible imo just need to get them over the line fgs


1.) 05 Jul 2018 14:59:32
There’s a lot of dollars there mate. If I was a betting man. I’d say none of them will be at Leeds on game day 1

2.) 05 Jul 2018 17:04:05
To be honest i'd be happy with vydra byron bartley and a keeper

3.) 05 Jul 2018 19:32:07
Samo you got alioski down as starting and sub

4.) 05 Jul 2018 23:34:39
Versatile player our Alioski



27 Jun 2018 13:04:46
So as we all expected there are lots of names being banded about for incomings and outgoings. One of the main targets is obviously Vydra, although I think he's more of a number 10, can play as a main striker. I'd like to see that front 4 of Hernandez, saiz, and alioski behind vydra, although I'd also love to see them 3 behind Hernandez a little bit more as i'm from hull and it would be one to rub in my mates faces. I've also seen that the city quartet are looking to be loaned out. Nmecha looks ok but isn't quite what leeds need, he's completely unproven. Diaz looks a bit more of a talent, I really like the look of his messi, maradonna style of play. Adarabioyo, what a name, he looks like a strong tall defender, but isn't aiden flint, who as i'm typing has just signed for boro. We need a boss at the back, i'm sure bielsa will be looking around and seeing that he's wider than most of our lads are tall. He'll be relieved to see jansson back in I think. we need another unit at the back. i'm worried that he wants shaugnessy, Forshaw, and ailing all to be turned into central defenders, but I really can see it happening. we need to spend here. As for outgoings, I see buoy looks to be making a statement in training so may just have saved himself there. i'm also told cibicki, ekuban, and antonsson are also wanted away from leeds, klich is meant to be following which i'm very disappointed about. Where does this leave phillips and Vieira and ideguchi, with a massive opportunity. c'mon marcelo get us excited, get rid of the rubbish and sign some talent.


1.) 27 Jun 2018 13:21:17
The front 4 you mention would be immense Samo! How exciting would that be to watch! ? !

2.) 27 Jun 2018 14:11:36
Too true Samo. There are such good permutations to play about with everywhere on the pitch.

3.) 27 Jun 2018 17:48:18
Until we actually sign these names, just pure fantasy. How are the season tickets sales going?



21 Jun 2018 10:09:49
Not been on in a while, not really made any comments on happenings since the 49er's joined. Bielsa a bigger coup than most leeds fans believe, nobody is destined to succeed but I think his tactics may be a bit too much for the likes of chris wilder. Ill be honest i'm not sure what's going to happen by a way of transfers, if vydra signs ill personally be over the moon, but I've read 2 stories this morning saying roofe is wanted by reading for 5m, also read another saying 7m? personally i'd take that any day. with the money I think you then look at Hernandez initially but grabban could be a good option? think we only really need 1 winger, our midfield is pretty good and imo under bielsa I think it will naturally improve. think pearce and ailing have to start, my main concern is surrounding jansson with quality. can see a lot of 3-2's if we sign our attacking targets. Leeds for me are very much a team for form and momentum, with a fan base like ours if we pick up 3 wins on the bounce against good sides we can rock anyone, similarly if we can't beat teams and are conceding ridiculous goals like we did last year, relegation looks a threat. Bielsa is known to pick an 11/15 players and stick to those for the majority of the season, for me its about finding 18 that are all good enough to start.





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03 Jul 2018 11:08:04
Jerry not signing now leeds telling carpi they don't want him




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25 Jun 2018 11:27:06
vydra! bielsa not mucking about




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01 Jun 2018 23:30:01
The coach isn't signing the players here bilko I think that's quite obvious considering yiadom wasn't signed. To me the coach will be giving a list of hwta he wants, bartley will be signed as one for the fans, and orta will go out and do his best to get what the manager wants. to be honest, I thin kwhat Christiansen asked for was a little tricky gem, saiz, I think he wanted a holding midfielder, Forshaw, a left back, de bock who never came good, and a pacey skilful winger and a poacher as that's what he was in his day, alioski and lasogga. in fairness, that's what he got, the wheels just fell off under TC. I think if we get bielsa and he's very, very clear and precise about what he wants, he will do well.




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01 Jun 2018 11:27:35
I honestly think he'll transform us. Radz is listening, here comes the plan. 3-3-3-1 BPF
Pontus, Kyle, Luke
Pearce, Forhsaw, Dallas
Saiz, Hernandez, Goncalves




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30 May 2018 08:09:29
He turned saiz bad. enough said





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17 Jul 2018 08:53:05
He used to be a very quick striker and prolific in the Russian division. Been around the block and is a bit past it. I like the ambition but he's had some big pay days in his time and I imagine would now expect the same from us. Prefer either gayle for 9mil or M&M of 10-12




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04 Jul 2018 08:01:41
The man knows where the goal is, and has been playing in front of Xavi for the last 2 years, however, behind saiz, Hernandez, and vydra he could rip up, he does a lot of the hard work himself, against Qatar defenders though. if he, roofe, and vydra all get 15 goals this year you won't complain.




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03 Jul 2018 13:01:35
great post. haaland seems good and yes he sleeps in a leeds kit or whatever but they said all this about martin odegaard when he signed for real. he's now been relegated into the second dutch division after a season long loan there. for me you need a number 9 like mitrovic. appreciate his price tag so something of a lesser extent is required. i'm feeling Griffiths, or hooper maybe. Norwich have just signed pukki, and he's an excellent striker imo. if we don't have another signing by the end of the week ill be seriously worried. Defence I think we need to give up on bartley. I think we need a left back more than a cb, we have cover at cb, but nobody really knows what the plans are except orta and bielsa. who saw baker coming, that was pretty much a 24 hour thing. can see bryan going to Bournemouth with daniels the wrong side of 30 now. as for us, I like the look of that augustinsson for Sweden at the world cup, keep an eye on him this afternoon he's a solid lb, and would work well with jansson and fit in well. Auxterennte keeps coming back up who worked under bielsa before. I hope he does sign a few of his favuorites that he's worked under. I like that he came in with the immediate target of vyrda, I think that one will be done soon. Hernandez should be dropped now, he is all about the money and is a glory striker looking for a happy pay day, we want someone with haalands ambition, but whos proven, maybe shane long worth another go. GK situation really needs to be assessed.




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03 Jul 2018 11:10:40
he'll be gutted, and want to impress now to try work his way back in




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03 Jul 2018 11:09:35
Personally see alioski being that man this year, he has the attributes to be a great player, but he's played under managers his whole career who aren't experienced. Bielsa will be keeping a close eye on his ability, I think youll see him start a fair few games this year.