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04 Sep 2018 08:04:39
Just saw on the BBC Gossip page that Steve Bruce wants to re-sign John Terry

Never actually liked the guy but always have to admit he is a very good centre half.

Would anyone else like to see him get a deal at Leeds?

I know he is ex Chelsea. I know he doesn't have the best of morals. But in footballing terms wouldn't he be a huge advantage?

. And quite possibly he is a big influence on Blackman, Baker, Brown and Bamford (Killer Bees) through his Chelsea past.


1.) 04 Sep 2018 08:26:37
No he is yesterday's man, move on.

2.) 04 Sep 2018 08:40:35
Fair enough Messer

Short, sweet, to the point

Not sure about him myself, but it's the one position that most fans on the form feel needs adding to so just thought i would see how others felt.

Personally i would like us to find another Janssen type figure from the lower reaches of foreign top leagues whom we can build upon, but i could see Terry as a quick fix for a season whilst giving more breathing space to all our young centre backs to develop outside the first team pressure cooker.

3.) 04 Sep 2018 08:41:33
Bruce gambled last season with high wage earners like Terry and put the club in a financial state. Now he has a new owner with new money, he is prepared to do the same again. Bruce is financially irresponsible and along with Terry is past his best.

4.) 04 Sep 2018 09:29:19
Hasn't got the legs foe the leeds team.

5.) 04 Sep 2018 10:01:25
I don't think it is a bad shout. yes he is past it but still decent. no he would not be my first choice as he is slow but if it was JT or no one i would have TJ if pontus gets suspended he could be a decent answer. would he also help cooper be a better defender as coops can play but can also be useless. would rather JT come into first team than shuanassy and let's be honest shuannassy will get at least 5 caps for us this season.

6.) 04 Sep 2018 10:04:55
No thanks.
Horrible man and too old.

7.) 04 Sep 2018 10:53:10
Would not want him anywhere near the club. Decent player in his day, not know. Morally corrupt so not the type of guy you want to bring on the young ones.

8.) 04 Sep 2018 11:35:16
Just not going to work out. Should imagine he is looking for a last big payout, can’t see him fitting into the Bielsa mould.

9.) 04 Sep 2018 13:57:59
Terry has had plenty of big money offers from China and the USA so I don't buy that he is only in it for the money. At 38 he is in the twilight of his career so he is not one for the future but i reckon he could do a job for us and be a big influence in the dressing room so if the price and desire was right it would be a yes from me.

10.) 04 Sep 2018 15:01:21
Twilight of his career? More like gone midnight ;) far too old and immobile, not to mention morally bankrupt.

11.) 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.

12.) 04 Sep 2018 16:16:18
you know what sam I would say beradi would be picked over JT for me. has improved and played well so even I can't knock him, my only worry is he is so little and you can't coach height and some will target that (2nd swans goal) that said if any one could mark that weakness it would be borough and for me against them Beradi was man of the match.



24 Aug 2018 09:22:01
Can someone shed some light on my perplexing issue?

I don't claim to be a master football tactician but looking at Biesla's system it seems to me that any forward has to be happy to chase lost causes as well as bust a gut to be present and available in the box at all times. All midfielders need to be constantly on the move. Creating angles for receiving passes or dragging the opposition out of the way. Then the full backs are expected to be good defensively, whilst also expected to be in position to aid the attack.

HOWEVER, stop me if I am wrong, the two centre backs are the pivots. They don't move that much in relation to their team mates. Their jobs are to smother the opposition forwards and quickly release the ball to their less encumbered colleagues.

If i am correct with my assessment above I would extrapolate that this to mean we should not have burn out of our centre backs whilst every other position has the downside of exhausting the said incumbent.

Could this be why Mr Biesla is looking for more legs for his forward positions and is content to assume a centre back in his team's can complete 40 games with the fitness levels he demands?


1.) 24 Aug 2018 10:58:54
Is that Bielsa on tour? Do you have a bucket! I think that’s how he sees it!

2.) 24 Aug 2018 11:39:24
And the thing is we have only been playing one of our CBs and we are unbeaten. As George has touched upon its Phillips role that is more worrying. Can not see any other midfielder being able to play that role. Maybe Nessie will be able to as he is a midfielder and did well at CB. Only other option i see with Viera gone is playing with two CBs and playing Berardi there. Big plus so far, apart from the lads getting on board with Bielsaball, is young Shackletons displays. Seen a lot of him in U23s but he is stepping up in style. Never massively stood out for me in academy but he obviously wants to be in that team. Shows what a bit of encouragement and recognition can do for a young lad.

3.) 24 Aug 2018 13:56:45
I agree axe and understand what you are saying, but the problem and for me is a big problem is on Tuesday we didn’t have a centre back on the pitch who is an actual centre back. So for that reason alone we must get a centre back in.

My personal opinion is that we need another centre back is because cooper last season had suspension problems and Jannson had injury problems but that bit is opinion

I know Bielsa doesn’t believe we have a replacement for Phillips and he knows a lot more about football than I do but I see nessie as his replacement. We signed him from reading as a centre mid and turned him into a centre back, surely that means he can play between them both as he has the knowledge on how to play either.

4.) 24 Aug 2018 15:50:10
Bielsa on tour, does that mean he takes a spade to go with the magic bucket? Btw, the Times football writer called him"The Prince of Pails" made me smile anyway :)

5.) 24 Aug 2018 17:06:52
I do believe that another CB would not go amiss however I also believe that Shaugnessy could do a job, given a chance. As for DM Shaugnessy could also play there, as could Berardi.




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01 Feb 2019 09:27:26

What a rubbish comment


I totally agree with you.




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31 Jan 2019 19:09:27
Is there a fee?




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31 Jan 2019 19:06:48
Where did you see that George?

Not unhappy with that. I liked him, the few times I have seen him, but I always liked Beradi's bloody mindedness just that little bit more.

However, now we have Douglas, and Alioski putting his hand up for a left back spot too, I can only see him as being 4th choice

This time last year i was keeping my fingers crossed that this talented youngster would stay with us. Now, I just want him to get games under his belt so he can be an assets for Leeds' first team.




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31 Jan 2019 18:26:44
As Biesla has already named his squad for Norwich. how good is it to support a team that can take on second place in the do vision WITHOUT a £10million winger. Not a centre forward, a winger

This time last year I would have just been happy to keep the score down

(Oh, and a £10million centre forward is not being missed)

Have to say, even if we miss out on promotion this year (i know, heresy but bear with me) , I can't see any but Janssen and Roofe being tempted to the Premiership. Phillip's possibly but I think he can see hometown glory. What a team/ squad we are creating.




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31 Jan 2019 18:19:41
Cant help but think we are chasing the wrong Swansea forward

It was suggested in the summer as a possible target. Think he would be an ideal No9 for us. Never stops moving. Chases lost causes. And if I am honest, a better forward than Roofe

I will always think Roofe is a hard-working, link-the-play No10 rather than a No9. Maybe he has got the killer pass in his locker but the majority of No10s don't. Lampard didnt, he just was always hurting the opposition

Maybe we already have Saiz's replacement at the club
I doubt Saiz would get many games in the Premiership, at any club.





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09 Feb 2019 19:11:44
I am gutted that Ayling has dropped below the standards he has set himself
I haven't seen the levels he has previously reached at all this year. Can't help wondering if his mate Barkley going to WBA has affected him

To those guys that went, or even saw the telly version, how did Bamford and Roofe play together. I know I have bored the site with my belief that Roofe would be a better 10 than Saiz was. Did he play that role at all?

How did Bamfo.




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01 Feb 2019 15:09:10
Ed001. I didn't see Coffee's moron comment, prior to your reply. So firstly, apologies. I would take exception to that if Coffee had said that to me.

Coffee, fair play you started the name calling

As for going elsewhere. Why? I really enjoy this site and love how informed many of the contributors are.


{Ed001's Note - no worries, I can understand that. As for the going elsewhere, I just assumed by the way you were talking that you didn't really like it as there is so much you feel wrong with it. I understand it is not perfect, nor am I, but when people tell you what you should be doing, rather than making suggestions for other ways, it just becomes annoying. I would have no problem if people were paying for it, but I keep it free, out of principle as I think the net should be free, but still. I mean all the articles are write are because people ask for them, I put in sometimes 18 hours a day and never take a day off, yet every site people are on the editors backs for varying reasons. It does mean the ones of us that spend more time on the sites tend to snap at people. But we spend our time deleting constant abuse across all the sites and it does wear you down, so little niggly things become a snapping point. So I apologise for biting at you and for reacting to Coffee. I should have worded it better initially to him anyway but it does get to you sometimes when people argue without having any knowledge of something when you have just spoken to people who were actually there involved in it.}



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01 Feb 2019 14:13:25
Ed001, I have not blamed Swansea in any post, did you hear I did from one of your "nebulous" inner circle contacts that I did blame Swansea?

I enjoy the fact you feel you can interact with the Leeds United supporters on this website, given your not a Leeds United fan (a nebulous admin clerk told me) , however I am unhappy that you feel it gives you the right to call one of the contributors "a moron". Without contributors this website would be as quiet as most other teams
Would you have allowed two of us leeds supporters to call each other morons, or would you have used your editing powers to censor that behaviour?


{Ed001's Note - he called me a moron or did that escape you? Obviously you feel that is ok? As for blame, I was referring to him really and should have made that clearer, but when people get given a free service and feel they have the right to abuse us for giving it to them and to tell us how to run it, then it gets irritating. If you don't like it no one forces you to come here and if you are not contributing anything other than snide comments why bother me? Just go elsewhere if you don't like it.}



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01 Feb 2019 09:38:34
Agreed Danum

In fact I am pleased we only targeted James as it shows we are being more selective.
So what, that we didn't get him. I much prefer that, than just throwing money at any Tom, dick or harry and hope for the best.




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01 Feb 2019 09:34:50

Not sure if this reply will get posted, considering the circumstances, but I have also found the dotting of this sight very heavy handed in the past

I am able to call on people who have had administrative roles within the higher tiers of football for way over 18 years and even they say they could not definitively say how or why a situation would occur
Your idea is as plausible as the next mans.


{Ed001's Note - and I am telling you what was said by people who were involved in trying to make the deal happen. Not some nebulous admin clerk who was nowhere near it. His idea was based, like yours, on someone with no idea about what was going on and purely supposition with a clear bias towards blaming Swansea and removing any blame from Leeds.}