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08 Aug 2019 10:11:34
Well guys, I've just got a feeling that today is going to be such a good day that even Wex will be happy! Ok, well perhaps not that good but you never know!

French very tall goalkeeper in, Eddie on his way down the M1 and I think he is an excellent piece of business! Then the Italian Irish connection. Kent would really start to get the champagne opened but the one that might settle a few defensive nerves on here could be Cameron Vickers, perhaps, perhaps something that might have been mentioned during the Clarke negotiations.

If all of that happens, I think it's been an incredible window, first three and it's ok, kent would make it very good!

At least with the cut off at 5pm, we don't even need to think about going to bed!

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1.) 08 Aug 2019 10:34:20
Well just read Phil Hay and he is saying Eddie and the French goalie and that’s the lot! He is very rarely wrong and doesn’t normally predict unless his sources are good. Let’s see!


2.) 08 Aug 2019 10:38:15
Spaniard Looks like CCV going elsewhere and according to Phil Hay we're only signing Eddie today and then we're done for the summer window.


3.) 08 Aug 2019 11:07:49
Disappointly think you’re spot on George

Looks like others have done or doing decent business

Scott Carson would have been useful and our “relationship” with Spurs and Poch seems non existent despite the hype.


4.) 08 Aug 2019 11:39:48
Suppose we shouldn’t be surprised

MB wants 18 players plus U23s as required

Roofe and BPF out, two in, job done.


5.) 08 Aug 2019 11:47:40
Scandalous window. Another two loans which will probably only cost a couple of million means that Radz and Orta finish up with around £20million profit while we get a bunch of loan players that may or may not work out for us.


6.) 08 Aug 2019 12:44:42
theres certain positions where it shouldn't be a case of we will wait and see how it goes alf, Basically the spine of the team, and here we are again with that very scenario about to be played out, kiko does be all over the place, and if he is dropped then we WILL be told this new young lad will take time to adjust to UK game, all the while points will be dropped . Fingers Crossed the lad hits the ground at a 1000 mph,


 

 

12 Jul 2019 08:04:05
So shaunessy and Pearce not featuring in the two games in any form . Assuming that means thank you and goodnight?

Spanishleeds

1.) 12 Jul 2019 11:44:04
Spaniard Nessy just isn't good enough. Pearce is but doesn't fit the Bielsa style. He's composed but a tad slow for the system. I'd sell Nessy if a fee can be obtained and loan out Pearce as he could be useful to us in the future.


 

 

12 Jul 2019 08:00:36
Ok next up for the gamblers and guessers! Who won't be on the plane to Australia! Sounds like bit of a fight going on with the commercial boys and reported that Bielsa wants to keep the new boys and late returners training hard and not making the trip, including a number from last night. That sounds like a good plan to me. Also assuming no Roberts and Ayling. Perhaps a good idea not to take any CBS as well! Not sure papa Hernandez needs a trip to Australia either. Wonder if there are any good CBS out there who could come back with us?

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1.) 12 Jul 2019 11:09:00
Ausman and others over there may know better, but as far as I can tell there are no decent CBs playing for Western Sydney Wanderers (their best appears to be Dylan McGowan, who I would not pick ahead of Struijk) and not even any across the city at their more illustrious neighbours Sydney FC.


2.) 13 Jul 2019 03:28:23
Nobody here good enough.


 

 

08 Jul 2019 21:37:30
When Bielsa talked about staying, he would have made it very clear what he wanted, what the preferable and positive sales could be. It obviously wasn't a surprise that Pontus would go, and in that knowledge. Kitching, Aappo and Paudie were let go, which means that even with no Pontus, they weren't in the plans. Shaunessy, hasn't gone any where, so, although it would be a surprise to me, he might be featuring preseason.

Likewise it wouldn't be a surprise that we would have offers for JC, KP and Roofe!

Point is, there will be a plan and Bielsa will have ideas for how he can use the squad that he appears to be fine tuning. Like Raggity says below, he deserves the chance. Let's see how we start to play some football.

Spanishleeds

1.) 09 Jul 2019 10:58:53
Damn you are your profound logic Spanish! 👍🏻.


2.) 09 Jul 2019 12:42:37
Spanish if the plan is to go with Cooper, White and Struik plus makeshifts then most would agree it’s a daft plan . If they pull a top quality replacement out of the hat, then that’s a different story . Problem is Bielsa was on record last year as being happy with the numbers in central defence . He’s now swapped Pontus for White, so I suspect in his myopic eyes all good .


3.) 09 Jul 2019 15:30:51
RHC

As the manager of Leeds United Football Club, do you think it would be a good idea to sit in a media meeting and pronounce that he thinks his centre backs are not up to it?

Really?

This is what you think he should have done?

So how do you think that will motivate Cooper, Jansson, Beradi, Struik, Halme and Diaz?

What support would they have given Biesla for the rest of the season?

Also, every agent of every centre back would have been beating down his door. And ever club with a reasonable centre back would be inflating his fee.


4.) 09 Jul 2019 17:48:47
Axe incorrect . Even the board last Summer tried to persuade him to go for Bartley . He wasn’t interested . His school of thought is pretty much anyone can make a job of CB if they can use the ball . Fine in South America or may be even Spain but not on a wet Wednesday night at the Den it’s not!


 

 

03 Jul 2019 09:08:03
pontus supposedly training with Malmo yesterday and refusing to answer questions about his future. Has anyone seen any sign of him in Leeds? It would seem very strange if the internationals are back and he isn't! No Pontus comment on twitter either which isn't his style if he is subject to ridiculous speculation!

Spanishleeds

1.) 03 Jul 2019 13:09:14
He’s probably bored of being asked the same thing.


2.) 03 Jul 2019 16:08:13
Sounds like he actually had a bust up with Bielsa, of all people! Good luck to him improving as a player under Chris Wilder, if that’s the case!


3.) 03 Jul 2019 16:25:12
Would rather give him away to Fulham than sell him to Sheffield utd.


4.) 03 Jul 2019 20:51:04
Guess you're referring to articles referring claims of supposed football agent John Harriott. Don't worry about anything that guy has written. This January he tweeted that Robert Huth was joining Fat Frank's former club - to which Huth responded - saying this "literally couldn't be less true" as he had retired. The previous January Mr Harriott got into a Twitter spat with Jamie Vardy's wife, having claimed he was definitely moving to Chelsea and suggesting it was because she wanted to go to London. The guy had previous with winding up Foxes fans, having claimed in August 2017 that they were after Andre Schurrle and Steve Nzonzi. Clearly a Wum with rather too much time on his hands and an addiction to Twitter.


 

 

 

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17 Aug 2019 14:46:27
Tough little game today, firstly it's wigan and secondly in their den where they don't get beat much. Good test for us against the kind of side that Bermo quite rightly points out we can struggle against. Don't see us scoring loads in this one but need to find a way to win it. Good test for White and Cooper.

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1.) 17 Aug 2019 14:59:27
not easy but we should win and need to win these games. it will be great result to get away win and be over the moon with the win.


 

 

16 Aug 2019 18:17:09
Well, thank goodness for the bad weather, just finished all episodes of take us home, season one! Watched the first two in the early hours after it was released and the next 4 this afternoon. I won't spoil the ending.!

Obviously it's partly a Radz company production so it's an opportunity to paint him, Orta and Kinnear in a good light which it does. Radz haters won't appreciate that, particularly the first episode but it does all seek to show and explain his connection and attitude to the club.

Orta comes out of it well, showing his emotional side and how gutted he is when things don't work out.

Bielsa is revered throughout, but with only 45 mins ish of direct interview with him, spread throughout the programmes and in the final minutes.

For the players, I think Coops, KP, and Bamford come out of it well. Quite a few of Pontus comments which is interesting!

It's well produced with a great soundtrack including a haunting acoustic version of marching on together which plays out during the key parts of the defeat against derby.

I'm an emotional guy and the programmes take you through the key highs and lows of the season and brings it all back in An ecstatic and horrific rollercoaster!

Was it worth doing yes, does it show the club and the city in a good light, without doubt! That said, I only want to see season 2 if it has a different ending!

Kick everyone out of the house, make sure you have an adequate supply of alcohol and watch it. I came out the other end even more motivated and inspired!

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1.) 16 Aug 2019 18:44:16
Spanish: excellent post as always! Will definitely try and watch some of this at the weekend. Would be amazing to clinch promotion and to have series two with the fairytale ending.


2.) 16 Aug 2019 19:46:12
I’m only two eps in, and it’s fantastic. If I had hair left on my neck, it would be stood up! An eye opener for many. The passion and hope of the management is clear. The respect for coops is clear, and the respect for MB goes without saying. Should be something that changes the mentalities of some fans.


3.) 16 Aug 2019 19:50:17
Interesting Bright, I felt the same had me hooked and very emotional. I’ll be interested to here the views of Bermo, Wex, Whiteman And others if they watch it. Not sure if it will change opinion or just be seen as a controlled PR exercise by those who don’t trust Radz.


4.) 16 Aug 2019 19:29:41
Orta must have been gutted a few times so.


5.) 16 Aug 2019 21:15:18
Spanishleeds I will pass on it all the same thank you, I know how the season went, and certainly don’t need rose tinted glass, or some production by the loony gang on how wonderful Radz is, as for the hair on my head it stand up every time I hear or read how wonderful he is, nor do I have the time, looking a head win for us the weekend, that me be positive not negative.


6.) 16 Aug 2019 21:59:57
Spanish in the words of Harry Callaghan don't pee down my back and tell me its raining.


7.) 16 Aug 2019 23:25:15
It’s a free world guys, I thiink quite a lot of Leeds fans will watch it and enjoy watching it. Whiteman the vast majority of the documentary is about the team it’s players, fans and supporters, it’s just a review of the season put into context by the background to the appointment of Bielsa.


8.) 17 Aug 2019 03:34:26
Spanish you asked bermos views in all honesty I can’t watch it I find it to piainful. what makes it harder to watch is think this seaisonis the sane documentary I can learn Mb can’t.


9.) 17 Aug 2019 07:36:21
Do not give shows like this much credence to be honest. Will only show what they want you to see. Will not show things like Bubs peeing in his bucket and throwing it over Pontus. If its a Radz production then it is basically for PR and although it will give some insight into the club not going to show any one in a bad light is it. Do not have Amazon and will not be going out of my way to find a download.


10.) 17 Aug 2019 10:18:32
Fair enough guys. Bermo most of the pain is obviously concentrated in episode 6 so skip that if you want! Actually the rest has a lot of inspiring and uplifting stuff. It’s a good piece of television, well produced.

I would imagine Bielsa believes he has learnt from last year and feels he understands what was wrong and identified how to fix it. You don’t agree with his analysis or his solutions. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t learnt just that you both have different Opinions.


11.) 17 Aug 2019 10:25:21
Wex George positively ❤ Harry Callaghan 🔫.


12.) 17 Aug 2019 12:02:42
Irrespective of what side of the fence you sit, I’d still recommend it to all Leeds fans. It is great viewing, and superbly narrated in a way that only Russel Crowe could achieve.


13.) 17 Aug 2019 14:43:30
I don’t think you’re going to persuade them Brighty. They’ve decided what it’s like without watching it!


 

 

14 Aug 2019 11:31:39
Oh dear Aaapo Halme! Not the best iof debuts, penalty conceded and a bit dodgy all night by all accounts and against Carlisle! You could have saved that performance u til you played us! Seriously though hope he digs in and comes through.

Spanishleeds

1.) 14 Aug 2019 11:57:55
Sounds like woody at Madrid .


He turned it round in the end

Let’s hope Halme does similar ( although never against us)


2.) 14 Aug 2019 11:58:41
not our worry.


 

 

14 Aug 2019 09:10:02
So, good run out, some nice goals, good glimpses of Eddie, Costa and to a lesser extent JC, Shacks and Leif!

So where does that leave us for team selection? Who starts on Saturday?

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1.) 14 Aug 2019 09:42:39
Me i would have Eddie and costa in for Bamford and Foreshaw. Picked forshaw even though he is playing well because i think Pablo and Klich have got goals in them which is what we need. Would like to change Dallas at right back but not going to happen.


2.) 14 Aug 2019 10:05:06
agree bielsabud shack has to come in for dallas don't he?

also eddie up front but can't see that happening just yet.


3.) 14 Aug 2019 10:40:10
I imagine he will stay with Bamford but with Eddie on the bench that will be pressure! Costa should start I would think, just fitting him in. Forshaw does provide a bit of aggressive edge that we might need against Wigan. Shacks good option, still not sure he is back to his best but great pass for the goal shows the benefit of having him further forward!


4.) 14 Aug 2019 10:51:26
Think Shacks is better in midfield but if it gets him on the pitch put him RB. Gotts for me is the natural for that right back role but think it will be later in season before he gets any game time when we get a few injuries or suspensions. Think Shacks and JC coming off the bench with 20mins to go would scare a lot of teams.


5.) 14 Aug 2019 10:57:31
Spanish, sats team will be the team that started against Forest I reckon.


6.) 14 Aug 2019 11:12:05
Dallas was supposedly one of our better performers vs forest

He certainly was vs direby

I don’t see he’s done much wrong

Then again apparently, I’m just a lowly council operative not the youth coach i often masquerade as 😉.


7.) 14 Aug 2019 11:12:15
Spot on Richie.


8.) 14 Aug 2019 11:55:08
A genuine conundrum for selection. Costa looks more comfortable on the right but that would mean moving Hernandez more central and dropping Forshaw or Klich. Up front, has Nketiah done enough to take the position from Bamford?


9.) 14 Aug 2019 12:04:08
Not saying Dallas has not done well. Foreshaw has done well but i would rather have Costa in and him out and Gotts in and Dallas out. Think they have more to offer.


10.) 14 Aug 2019 12:24:53
I can see the same team as vs Forest with Costa and Eddie on the bench brought on after 60 mins.


11.) 14 Aug 2019 12:26:42
i would pick shacks over dallas not as a dig on dallas just i love shacks, for me he has to play. I would have him in midfeild but understand i am in the minority there.


12.) 14 Aug 2019 12:33:42
He scored notts. that’s enough in my book.


13.) 14 Aug 2019 13:47:42
not 60 minutes alf Mb don't like a sub before 80 minutes.


14.) 14 Aug 2019 14:14:07
I don’t think you are in the minority re Shacks, as he is an immense talent. I’d just switch him with someone other than KP. The lad needs to be getting game time!


15.) 14 Aug 2019 15:37:19
Aus don't use scoring as a guarantee for a starting place or Berardi will be in!
How many dumb free kicks did he give them? All we need as a team with no height and keeper that has no clue in the air.


 

 

13 Aug 2019 22:10:31
Home tie against Stoke, great to have an extra game at home!

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14 Aug 2019 11:26:01
If we get offered 30 million and he wants to go, I suspect he will go! We have time to be preparing and scouting other options. Might depend a lot on our league position, how likely promotion is and the size of the new contract offer.

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12 Aug 2019 15:02:14
Chirs Chris if it had that much impact you need to ask her, on our behalf to take one for the team a bit more often!

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11 Aug 2019 16:50:49
Right always has you down as a “reasonable” poster!

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09 Aug 2019 10:32:27
Great post Ox and great to see the support for your views.

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08 Aug 2019 14:27:00
I might be wrong but I think after a year Bielsa has a very clear view on all of the existing players. We know the research he did on White so imagine what he does with those all around him. I suspect that he has decided that Miazak, Huffer and possibly Struick, Kun and yes Edmondson are only to be used in extreme emergencies! The ones he is bringing in this year, I would think match his requirements more at first team and under 23 levels. I think the tall French guy will be number 2 otherwise can’t think why you would buy him and is that 2/ 3 young strikers we have bought this summer. Wouldn’t surprise me if Edmundson goes out on loan. Struick probably kept around as an emergency cover unless we bring in another CB at the last minute. I think Bielsas requirements are tough, for example each player capable of 3 roles, Edmundson really does one and that in a certain way!

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17 Aug 2019 20:30:07
He won’t play the cup games and Costa coming on for Klich changes his position. To be fair it’s still early in the season and he’s still finding his consistency.

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17 Aug 2019 20:15:22
It’s a serious point about the injuries, as the season gets going, I wonder how often all 6 will be available. If they are and we keep on having to drop one, it will therefore be a good problem to have.

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17 Aug 2019 19:39:21
And of course it should say next two games up, games where we only got 1 point from 6 last year!

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17 Aug 2019 19:14:27
Bielsa was probably assuming that at least 1 of the six would be injured each game!

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17 Aug 2019 18:45:36
Quite right, doesn’t sound like the kind of bar you want to be in anyway!

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