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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.

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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?

axe_on_tour

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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11 Sep 2018 20:58:34
How about Dallas for the centre forward role. He seems to be ear marked for every other position

He could our version of Cesc Fabregas, a false number 9.

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06 Sep 2018 19:37:35
He reminds me a bit of Micheal Bridges when he first arrived. Tall and mobile. Understated. From a North East club. Where he had been playing second fiddle

Please please please can he flourish in a similar manner.

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01 Sep 2018 20:06:23
IBilko, i have no doubt that Cooper will be recipient of more than a few yellow cards. Maybe even red ones too. But he is giving his all for Leeds United so I am going to be 100% behind him

In my time I have watched lots of physical centre halves. Some better than Cooper some much worse. As long as he trys his best for Leeds with the talent he possesses then i will back him. If the manager finds a better cb, then i will support that person too.

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01 Sep 2018 10:04:39
Also thought Cooper was a rock. The only Leeds player, beside BPF, over 6ft. He took responsibility to compete against Boro's giants each and every time. He showed character.

There won't be many centre backs who keep Assombolonga as quiet as he did this season.

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01 Sep 2018 08:33:11
Agree with you overall but thought Phillips did a brilliant job of protecting his defenders. He was so disciplined. Always covering angles. Always offering an outlet ball to his defenders. And always supporting behind the dynamic forward players in case a reverse pass was all that was on. I do agree he is "over optomistic" with some of his challenges but his decision making will improve with time and good coaching.

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14 Nov 2018 06:08:36
I have just read the Biesla has said he doesn't think he needs to add to the squad in January

I am bloody glad he said that. Otherwise I can imagine chairmen at clubs with decent players wringing their sweaty hands and upping the transfer price by a couple of million. After all, Leeds are desperate and they know we still have a big transfer kitty from the summer

No. Better to negotiate from a position of power rather than beg for a player and pay the earth.

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05 Oct 2018 19:43:14
Isn't Foden a central midfielder?

How I have seen the games I think it's the wide areas where we are looking like we jave less quality

I think Aloiski and Harrison are giving great accounts of themselves. Neither is hiding in any game (Hence they are making mistakes which us posters are picking apart) but neither is delivering consistently good end products
I feel if they did there would be less emphasis on Saiz having to try the impossible ALL the time
When Henandez wasn't injuries Saiz was able to play a much more controlled game. He had Pablo backing him up with good end products

I hope we BUY a good wide player in January.

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05 Oct 2018 19:35:07
Actually, you can teach mobility, pace and acceleration, hence the US Universities having well funded athletics programmes

They can even teach "strong in tackle" but that is as much muscle memory and brain reprogramming to a "can do" state

. but I still agree with Berm that the lad isn't at England standard. He is like a poor man's Henderson.

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05 Oct 2018 19:27:09
With Biesla now not having to spend his time watching Leeds United videos does anyone else here believe he may be turning his attention to watching videos of Championship/ Lower Premiership standard players with view to additions to the squad in January?

To me he comes across as a thoughtful and methodical individual. Hence the reason he didn't want to recruit in the summer. At that time he would have had no idea of the exact demands of this league and what individuals may dovetail. Now, with a bit of experience, he could be assessing our weaknesses and other players strengths

Would love to see Leeds go all out to hunt down a specific individual and splash the cash.
(I will always believe Bamford was bought because he played in a certain area of the pitch, was not overly wanted by his club, and was a reasonable price)
I can't remember us chasing after a target in many a year (Rio Ferdinand? ) . Most of our buys are just available individuals.

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29 Sep 2018 17:32:58
Spanish. ha ha ha. Love it. but you know that there will be guys on here saying that they ARE supporters even if they critise. In fact it is THEIR right to critise.

Unlike Ed001"s opinion of me, I don't mind any Leeds supporter critising my team. It's only supporters of other clubs I hate doing that. I just stand by my own stance of giving 100% support to anyone that has the lucky to wear a Leeds shirt.

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