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13 Aug 2018 11:31:37
An appreciation post for the board, they don't always get it right but which board does these days, very few. Think radz has done exceptionally well, bielsa has been a real test of radz backbone and we've come out of the blocks flying, saying that didn't TC last year too. I see the next 3 weeks as the biggest of the season in all honesty, if we can keep up playing like that I think we might just break records this year, or we'll be brought back down to earth by the longevity of the championship. a great start though MOT.


1.) 13 Aug 2018 12:26:12
Great post Samo, and I think you're right about the next 3 weeks. The difference between Bielsa and TC is that MB is strong and experienced, and holds respect from the players, whilst not tolerating poor attitude. If we hold it together, based on those two performances, we could break records. That said, I do expect us to lose at least one game this year! 🤔😱🤐.

2.) 13 Aug 2018 12:28:13
Still early days, you are right better idea by the end of month after Swansea and Middlesbrough. Interesting to see how teams try and cope with us. Also hard to get a feel for how derby and stoke will really do this year. They might not do quite as well as people suggest.

3.) 13 Aug 2018 15:08:09
OMG I have just finished on a job and having a quick brew before heading off. and daydreaming

Beisla as manager. O'Leary's babes as his talent pool

Talented keeper. Robinson could play with the ball at his feet

3 centre backs who could all play a bit. Woodgate, Radebe, Ferdinand

2 wingbacks that can defend but definite help in attack. Kelly and Harte (even Mills could)

Defensive midfielder to allow the centre backs the opportunity to roam. Batty

Centre forward who can play others in. Viduka

Wide midfield who can link with the centre forward. Kewell and Smith

If only.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 12:52:29
Imagine how good that team would have been if we'd have had 11 players!



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 :)




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17 Sep 2018 09:08:34
A personal opinion on Saturday, shows that this is definitely not a 2 horse race, and we have to watch our backs. Good run of games coming and 12 points is now a must. Life in the championship will start to hit bielsa I just hope he isn't one of these managers to use injuries as an excuse. Must be a win tomorrow night in order to get the season back on track and brentford off our backs. neal maupay is looking like a bargain for them. Bristol chasing, and boro still not far off, we've got to be careful, in the next 5 games we could be mid table or we could be top of the tree. Didn't see the game, anyone know hwo Forshaw did when he came on, hearing mixed reviews about Harrison. Also would like to see edmondson at some point, think he needs to back Roberts tomorrow night but give edmondson a run while you can. For me on the whole a disappointing weekend but still top. MOT.


1.) 17 Sep 2018 10:33:54
Not sure anyone thought it was a two horse race Samo, far too early. We have got a new manager, shaping a new approach with a squad and a stack of injuries. Not sure anybody thought we would be in this position before the season started. Agreed on the next two games. Preston and Birmingham need to be six points but won’t be easy. Let’s see how that goes.

There seems to be a lot of mixed reviews about what happened on Saturday. I’m a big Eddie Gray fan and he rated Harrison, best game so far for the club, so that’s good enough for me. He is a loan player but seems to be giving his all, very professional and I should imagine learning all the time, oh yes and he scored a vital goal, that should be enough in itself; no one else did!

2.) 17 Sep 2018 18:06:41
yeah Spanish I have re thought about my harrision comments

had a few and think i was influenced by the wall fans around me

i found harrision annyoing as things didn't seem to come off for him

saiz and alisiko scared the life out of the millwall fans and that influenced me i think

wall fans or eddie grey. i know who i would listen to more.

3.) 17 Sep 2018 18:47:29
Just shows what an excellent scouting team Brentford have Sam, for a club with small budgets etc they always seem to find players who can not only perform but excel in this league .
Shame we can't nick there I believe two main scouts and get rid of Orta .



30 Aug 2018 07:19:24
There are a few players which the jury is out on in our squad at the minute. who would you prefer, thumbs up for Paudie O'Connor, thumbs down for shaugnessy. I know Paudie is out on loan but I personally think he should have been kept. thoughts and reasons.


1.) 30 Aug 2018 07:56:36
I think it’s a good debate about what is best for the player, he’s is playing all the time for Blackpool and has virtually played as much time in the first team with them as he did whilst he was with us. So he’s got the chance of a full years competitive league one football vs Shaunessy, bench and sub appearances. OConnor is the more traditional CB and Shaunessy a bit more versatile as to Bielsas taste. It’ll be interesting to see how they are both rated by the year end.

2.) 30 Aug 2018 14:53:59
In Bielsa we trust

Whatever he thinks is fine by me

If we keep the faith, long term, he could build something special.



28 Aug 2018 15:04:18
Team and prediction for tonight:

Blackman, obvious reasons. Shackleton, Deserves it. Shaugnessy, Think he should be ready by now, gone under the cuff a bit. Ayling (playing as a CB as Berardi could do with a rest) , Rest Jansson for Friday, much bigger game. Pearce, Deserves it. Baker, deserves it, looks a player imo. Phillips, Klich is more important to be rested for Friday. Harrison, expect a good performance tonight, he needs one most other players have had one by now. Roberts, Deserves it after pre season and didn't play for 23's last night. Bamford, Point to prove. Think we need to rest saiz too, having saiz that, jansson, saiz roofe, alioski, BPF will probably all make the bench. Could be a tough game though and I think its starting to show that we're missing Forshaw, only a matter of time before phillips has another howler. Would like to see dallas back soon, Clarke and edmondson both played a full game last night which is a shame, doubt they'll feature.

2-1 leeds bamford to get both.


1.) 28 Aug 2018 16:43:53
My worry with Phillips is he has a poor recovery rate and three games a week means he will be playing below par before long. don't know why he is like that but showed with U23s and was his downfall last season. Different player when fresh, hopefully Bielsa will sort that out.

2.) 28 Aug 2018 18:17:59
I hope Phillips gets a night off tonight, too much to expect him to play every game. I think he might play Pontus, as he hasn’t had much game time, perhaps captain? Shaunessy, Pearce, Shackleton, Baker, Roberts, Harrison, Bamford, just not sure how you fill the Phillips and Klich positions?



16 Aug 2018 11:22:40
So is there going to be a new badge or not considering a new kit is out? A new kit which I like and will be buying on Saturday, first trip back to ER this week in about 6 months, I cannot wait!
Anybody else be going?


1.) 16 Aug 2018 11:44:05
New badge next season.

2.) 16 Aug 2018 13:24:44
long as it ain't the old new badge, got a lot of stick for that. by new kit assume you mean home kit, the away one looks like a bus seat mixed with the 90's keepers kit that never made it!

3.) 16 Aug 2018 14:11:53
Radz said he would revisit it this year but i wouldn't be surprised if he didn't bother after last time. would be good to have a new one for the centenary year though.

4.) 16 Aug 2018 18:14:28
i would worry it would go back to smiley badge for centary, know it is popular so that's good but i hate that badge personally i'd like to see the lufc from 70's with a take on white rose badge of 90's to me that is leeds badge (due to my age I think)



08 Aug 2018 09:19:27
Another post, my take on transfers. this konate looks a serious player, scoring goals against top top teams in france in a mediocre side. Worth 6m? in todays market i'd say so, he's another great attacking player. Personally though we should look to a defender. I think the conundrum the club have at the minute is that the likes of klich, baker, Forshaw, saiz, Hernandez, roofe, Roberts, Harrison, edmondson, bamford, alioski, potentially dallas, are all fighting to be in that attacking side of the team, and in the way that we play, one more, over the course of the season, might just be enough to enable us to play the way we did on the weekend for another 5/ 6 games in the season, as I don't think we can keep that up all year it was first class. They then have to work out what is more of a priority, removing the captain in cooper, from the side, potentially causing a bit of disruption, for a better central defender. Or bring in healthy competition up front?

I personally would prefer konate, but if we were to sign Norwood and a good cb i'd be happy.


1.) 08 Aug 2018 13:33:43
what about Norwood and Pennington?

2.) 08 Aug 2018 13:44:56
I have the impression that Everton won't let Penny go to Leeds because he won't get enough game time.

3.) 08 Aug 2018 14:13:07
Your impression same as mine Staff. A blessing and not even in disguise.

4.) 08 Aug 2018 14:24:38
I agree al, don't think penny would want to come back, a bad first game and that'd be it for him you feel from the leeds fans. either way there will be frustration around him, itll be a case of 'well if you play well this year why couldn't you last year' or 'you were awful last year why did we bring you back'. secondly, i'd rather have besic than Norwood alf, Norwood is good but he's good going forward. we need someone who can play in that holding role, or at cb, which is why for me besic would be better he's good at breaking up play and has bags of experience already in good leagues, he's the transition man. Norwood is oo much like klich imo, forward runs, forward passes. we have lost 2 holding midfielders recently in Forshaw and Vieira, they need replacing, not another attacking player.




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20 Sep 2018 07:29:06
genuinely rather keep the boy tyler in than bring back roofe, saying that seeing Roberts score will push him, and Roberts could even replace alioski on the wing. Harrison will be very hard to dislodge from this team now.




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12 Sep 2018 11:20:03
Dallas leading the line, I mean he runs like a dog after a ball, he's not got a bad shot, but he'd get sucked into the midfield battle too much. no promotion winning team uses last seasons reserve RB/ LB as a striker. Roberts now next in line for me, alioski is even a better hout, izzy brown has also played there.




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05 Sep 2018 09:47:06
Very bold, but a part of me agrees totally, give it 2 games where roofe doesn't score, bamford will be in. Personally think he might even start v milwall as he's got a bigger presence, roofe works so much harder and its commendable, but against boro bamford should have started, would have been hungrier to prove a point to pulis, would have loved to have 1 over on his old team mates, and has height but is still mobile, could have proved the difference. Begging for bamford to come good.




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03 Sep 2018 10:37:02
In terms of cover for KP, Forshaw is now back when the international break is done, and izzy brown also back so if needs be klich or baker can sit deeper to fill that role. KP needs bigger performances against team like wall or he will be dropped, saw that against Bolton when he was brought off that bielsa isn't afraid.




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31 Aug 2018 08:09:30
To go back to the cash deal, ER sells probably 15000 general tickets every week, 23 times a year if not more with the cup. at 40 quid a pop that's about 15 million quid just on general ticket sales each season. then you've got season tickets, then you've got vip passes, then you've got away games, merchandise, sponsorships, and whatever money the owner invests, 25k a week is becoming the norm for players in the championship unfortunately, hence why if you're on less than that and you're not a bad player, i.e chris wood, you go to a club that can afford to pay you that. its only business. just a shame our club has been wasting that money for so long.





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12 Sep 2018 11:17:48
Alioski got 2 in 2 over the break too. Whos stopping us? only club side that's players scored more goals over the break was madrid.




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06 Sep 2018 09:15:45
On the striker front, I know bamford hasn't had a great run of games yet, but paying 7-10 mil for him, scoring 1 goal. that diagne we were after beforehand has 6 goals in his first 4 in the Turkish top flight, missed a trick or? same lad got 15 in 21 since January to the end of last year. i'm not bothered because roofe is scoring but.




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04 Sep 2018 15:53:58
Sounds daft and i'm not sure what bermo would say, but for me Berardi is a better cb for this league this season that JT.




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04 Sep 2018 15:53:00
Preston the hardest game. Funny how 6/ 9 of our next games are on sky now isn't it through this red button. They will be right up for preston I feel, and I really do think this rest has been much needed, though neil harris will have planned to a tee fro our team exactly how he's going to play, let's just hope bielsa has another move up his sleeve.




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04 Sep 2018 12:09:11
Hull, Wednesday and Birmingham don't look good imo. Preston will be tough, milwall is milwall.