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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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12 Apr 2019 23:25:41
Bright

I hope I haven't come across as being at all negative. It wasn't meant that way.

I 100% love our Academy but I do get a little bored with the media rubbish about churning out home grown stars. Half of them are home grown, as in come thro lots of age groups. Half are young men who are identified and bought in. It doesn't make me support those players any less I just get exasperated by the media myth.

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12 Apr 2019 18:15:45
I just hope McKinstry isn't taking the place of one of our youngsters that has been at the club since the age of 9

That was a bit tongue in cheek, but It does ring alarm bells with me that we are buying young men from other clubs and packaging them as home grown just because they played U23s before they made their debuts
Kun
Edmondson
Dalby
Stevens

I am not naive, I realise it's the nature of the business. Would just prefer us to be known for a good scouting policy that a good academy.

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01 Feb 2019 09:27:26
Grayson

What a rubbish comment



Class

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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23 Apr 2019 17:07:46
BIGE

Yet again you are the voice of reason

I have LOVED this season. Even now, I am pinching myself when I look at the table. I just can't believe we are so high up with the players we have. not knocking the players at all, but when you consider the spending of other teams in this division I think we are doing amazingly well.


The football is brilliant to watch, I will be happy watching that every year no matter what division we are in



I find it ironic that when we had McCormack and Wood firing in loads of goals we were hanging in on many games and now we have the games virtually won we just don't have that finishers!


still, as I have said before, none of our recent prolific strikers have done well in their first season with us so I expect Bamford to be a revelation next season.

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17 Apr 2019 19:12:38
Here, here AL

no point in being pessimistic all our lives. We have had years to perfect that

. and anyway, I actually think Milner might come back even if we are in the Championship next year. Its obvious his time is coming to a end at Liverpool as younger guys are getting more and more game time.

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17 Apr 2019 16:30:05
I am thinking he is parachuted in to the Klich role

They both seem like very athletic box to box players
But Milner just edges it on experience
However, Klich moves to the bench to improve that area of our squad.

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17 Apr 2019 11:42:39
Only from the little of the TV coverage of the U23s I have seen

Diaz at 22yo looks like he could make the step up to the first team

Always like what I see of Halme

Edmondson reminds me a lot of Smith, in his will to win and eye for a goal

Bogusz has come out of the blue, and he is of similar age to Batty, Spped and Kewell when they arrived in the first team

Obviously Clarke is there already

And Tyler is growing with every game


I get boring, in that I am desperately keen to see Milner back.

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16 Apr 2019 13:27:06
AL. you're just greedy. and besides, Hernandez and Clarke need game time

Alf. most of us have never said Harrison is sh! t (granted some have) . Most of us know he isn't our best player but he has worked his bum off for the white shirt and not shunk in the shirt as many do.

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