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18 Mar 2018 00:12:09
I have said for some time the players aren't good enough. Heckingbottom is ok but is a relegation saver not a promotion pusher at this level ie he can get mediocre players to play a bit better but is not a high flyer. A few weeks ago I predicted that we would struggle to get 55 points I haven't changed my view. More fans are beginning to see the truth of it. Very poor again today against a very poor team. The back four is suspect, the midfield weak and the attack inept. Anyone still want to disagree?


1.) 18 Mar 2018 07:35:58
No Hess, very much spot on mate. Trouble is most fans see this but the powers to be running the club are failing to see this or closing their eyes and hoping it will go away. She's open AR it wont.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 08:59:00

3.) 18 Mar 2018 11:01:59
Agree re the playing squad Hess. We just don't have enough quality across the whole of the park' or on the bench. We have four or five who are good enough. It's on that basis, that I'm reserving judgement on Heck for now.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 11:37:27
TC had the same group in the top 6 for months. Maybe Heck is just a terrible manager? 19.75% win ratio in just under two seasons in the Championship would suggest so.

5.) 18 Mar 2018 12:21:26
Your wasting your time sg90 brights been hit with stupid cupids arrow and won't have a bad thing said about the footballing genius from barnsley

6.) 18 Mar 2018 15:10:13
Tc started the slide about october. Hows that ph fault?

7.) 18 Mar 2018 15:16:57
His slide started at the beginning of the season with Barnsley aus.

8.) 18 Mar 2018 15:17:28
And it's his job to stop it

9.) 18 Mar 2018 15:37:43
TC won 6/8 from Boro to Burton. Do you actually believe Heckaday could replicate that? 😂

10.) 18 Mar 2018 16:30:07
Victor orta get out of town

11.) 18 Mar 2018 18:21:47
Martyn. Your belligerent personalisation of a difference of opinion is becoming very boring now fella. Save yourself a bit of credibility pal.

12.) 18 Mar 2018 22:28:05
Bet I have the last laugh bright

13.) 18 Mar 2018 22:29:14
See more and more are starting to agree with me. Only you left with any faith or is it just blindness

14.) 18 Mar 2018 22:47:06

15.) 19 Mar 2018 05:44:53
I can't stand Heckingbottom. To rubbish our club, and hate us all his life then take the job managing us. what a joke. $$$ signs, in it for the money. This season is gone and if it wasn't for the fact that I always want us to win, part of me would like to see him crash and burn and sacked at the end of May. I know I will get slated for this but he is not Leeds he's f'ing Barnsley. Did nout with them and will do nout with us, nor any other team. MOT preferably without F'ingbottom

16.) 19 Mar 2018 08:59:10
Well said

17.) 19 Mar 2018 09:42:38
Well said Fred. I wonder if people will still be singing his praises when we're bottom with a team of Barnsley rejects next year?

18.) 19 Mar 2018 09:52:31
That won't happen so. 2 of the three he wants don't even belong to Barnsley. Anyway he won't of said it as Victor hasn't given him permission to speak

19.) 19 Mar 2018 15:59:12
You won't catch me laughing mate, not when we aren't getting results.

20.) 19 Mar 2018 16:00:16
And well done Martyn. you've realised you can like your own posts.

21.) 19 Mar 2018 18:07:15
Bright I don't like seeing Leeds lose. Far from it intact it hurts to see them been run backwards for over 10 yrs. If you read any of my other posts over the last 2 months you'd realise if we was getting results with hecky I'd be over the moon but it wouldn't make me like him. I wouldn't like him if he got us promoted and and then won the premier league in our first season. What I'm trying to say PAL is I love Leeds not him and just find it a waste of 6 months having him in there. That's my oponion and I'm entitled to it. If that's ok with you because I know you don't like it if my opinion is different to yours?

22.) 19 Mar 2018 18:33:45
Martyn. I've been saying for ages now, that everyone is entitled to their opinion, and by all means, respond to my posts where you disagree. just don't go calling me out where I've not posted, call me stupid and blinkered, just because u have disagreed. I don't, and won't do any of that! ALAW?

23.) 19 Mar 2018 18:34:59
And it's me who liked that post of yours, because I agree that you can have your opinion.

24.) 19 Mar 2018 18:54:45
Call me thick but wtf is ALOW

25.) 19 Mar 2018 18:55:05
Agree to disagree

26.) 19 Mar 2018 19:07:57
ALAW is the chant sung for a minimum of twenty minutes per game. All Leeds Aren't We. ALAW. Often sung for ten to 15 mins at a time.

27.) 19 Mar 2018 19:44:18
I can never understand half the words they sing. Think I'm a bit mutton

28.) 19 Mar 2018 20:02:51
And I'm a bit Jeff.

29.) 19 Mar 2018 20:03:36
It's bad enough that our team is poor, but let's not let this site desend into one where we are taking a pop at each other. I know I've not been on here as long as most but one thing I do like is good hearted banter where we can aire our views and opinions regardless. We all love leeds, so we got more that binds us than divides us, hopefully!

30.) 19 Mar 2018 21:01:14
Another thing I agree with Mezz. Hence ALAW. Opinions vary, always, that's life. But the one thing that unites us, is that we all want the best for our team, our club.

31.) 26 Mar 2018 19:53:27
Martyn-g agreed mate 1000% your post are spot on

32.) 26 Mar 2018 20:01:10
Martyn-g we are all boring, some don’t like it unless they said it, still are time will come, and they will see your right, I also can stand bottom he needs to go as soon as possible, and never will.




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20 Jun 2018 12:51:42
Didn't Ecuban just sign a new two year deal? Might not be moving in the near future.




11 Jun 2018 16:39:01
We are not well stocked at number 10. Our Hernandez is not good away from home and is beginning to feel his years. Roofe - not good enough. Any other stand out candidates? I don't think so. Personally, if we had the cash Vydra and A. Hernandez would be a bit of a handful. A centre half ( or two) ; A left back and a goal keeper. With the players we have we would be in a decent position, . Cost? Vydra - £10million plus £1.7 annually; Hernandez £0 plus £1.7 annually, Centre half - £4 million plus £1.25 (possibly x two) ; Goal keeper £.75 million ish plus £0.75 million annually. Left Back - £4 million plus £1.2 million annually. Very rough but potential ballpark figures. Up front spend - £ 22.75 Annual cost £7.85 million. All this partially offset by offloading players and possibly cash + player deals. Given the 49 er's connection, and what the club might have available, makes it perfectly do-able if the club has the desire and the ambition. If we get Bielsa the good part would be his ability to get decent players in - Downside? Whatever his financial package turns out to be.


1.) 11 Jun 2018 17:12:26
From what I've been reading, Bub's financial package is sorted, just a matter of him shoving Orta to one side now so he has full control of the first team.

2.) 12 Jun 2018 09:51:08
Bub was on 150,000 a week in his last job, I think for leeds and the quality of the division he'll drop to 100000 at worst, are you forgetting that other 5 million hess? 35 million on just transfers and a manager after paying off whatever heck was on is a hell of a lot. Phil hay has said we can't afford bartley, Hernandez, vydra and bielsa, I think we'll get 2 out of the 4, vydra and bielsa. Hernandez i'd love and I think we need him the most but I don't see it for some reason, unless it happens today or tomorrow its too late and his head will have been turned by gala. I get the feeling bielsa doesn't like barts, and has his own ideas of who he wants in from abroad, but again who knows if even bielsa is coming. the whole summer depends on if bub turns up in his big black tracksuit shouting Spanish at the camp and only Hernandez understanding what he's saying.

3.) 12 Jun 2018 15:50:25
Doesnt Saiz speak spanish?

4.) 13 Jun 2018 11:32:04
PH was only £500k to pay off due to a clause in his contract. That's why Radz waited until June 1st, otherwise it would have been double that amount.



08 Jun 2018 15:17:11
Supported Leeds since 1954 and saw most matches throughout that time except for the years I was playing Yorkshire league football myself. Given all the things the management have done to drag the club through the mud bringing in Steve Bruce would be the final straw. Thought about just binning my season ticket as I would not want to follow a team, wherever he took them, if he was in charge. Thought better of it though. Whilst I have never been a demonstrator I fancy starting a 'Bruce out' campaign, should the need arise. The aim would be to beat the Brian Clough and Jock Stein record. I felt the same way about Clough.


1.) 08 Jun 2018 16:14:40
Sorry but don't agree. Said before I don't really want Bruce but he's an appointment that would make total sense given the situation we are in. And I think sacking Clough was possibly the worst mistake we had made up to then. Made plenty more since of course. I don't care if Mickey Mouse takes charge if they can get us back to the promised land before it's too late for me to see it

2.) 08 Jun 2018 16:17:45
Sorry Hess I agree with you and disagree with you. I would say no to Bruce purely because he is a very average manager. The whole Red Scum thing I don't buy into. Over the years we have traded player back and forth and I for one am eternally gratefull of seeing Johnny Giles and Gordon Strachan in the white of Leeds no matter where they came from.

3.) 08 Jun 2018 16:25:08
With you on this one Hess! Can't stand the guy, and don't want him devaluing the home dugout at Elland road with his knock knee, smarmy ass presence! On a positive note, the same regional rag did say that Hernandez was set to snub all midlands clubs to sign for us!

4.) 08 Jun 2018 16:30:45
Speedy, I agree re Clough. Set the precedent we have now of not giving coaches a chance! ? And Leodis, Like martyn with PH, I only dislike Bruce as a choice because like you say, he's average, and I just don't like the guy. That said, should he be appointed, I would do my usual, and preach giving the man time, like him or not.

5.) 08 Jun 2018 16:35:08
leodis, average manager ? Will do well with an average owner!

6.) 08 Jun 2018 16:36:31
Brightwhite that’s very negative, but it’s ok cause you said it !

7.) 08 Jun 2018 16:19:12
Breaking a self imposed exile from this site to agree with you hess . It would be the biggest disaster and is most likely just bored journos having a wind up. Or bookies trying to pull some easy money when they know it won't happen

8.) 08 Jun 2018 16:43:59
It's not just about the Man. U. connection. I'm not a Man u. fan but I thought Johnny Giles was probably the most cultured footballer we have had at the club and Gordon Strachan was no slouch either. I admired both of them. With Bruce it's the whole package. I don't like his style, I don't like how he presents himself and going up with him in charge (if it ever happened) would just be the start of a roller coaster like Hull and Sunderland who went up without the right credentials.

9.) 08 Jun 2018 16:51:25
Agree with speedy don't particularly like Bruce but his CV is an improvement on what we've had lately knows the league might glean some villa players as well won't want 8 million a year can speak English and won't demand vast transfer funds and will stick around longer than loose cannon Bielsa, time to move on Ranieri, big Sam or Bruce would do a good job fear were going to miss out on the players we want with all this fannying around needs sorted now whever it is

10.) 08 Jun 2018 17:14:15
I totally agree with all sides but I would lay all my misgivings aside just to have a manager that can take us forward, don’t really care who as long as they can handle the club and our expectations! Just give us something to shout about and be proud of, it’s as simple as that 👌

11.) 08 Jun 2018 19:18:39
Totally agree mikewoody, just want someone who can take us forward. Don't really care who he is as long as he gets us playing and winning football matches.

12.) 08 Jun 2018 19:39:20
Perfectly said Mezzer, It’s as simple as that! The Leeds supporters will soon forgot who Bruce played for if he gets us playing again! They will soon forgive Big Sam for boring football if he gets us up! In fact whoever gets us going in the right direction will be given god like status, all we need is Radz to make it happen! Just think how much time and money Radz would of saved by appointing a proven manager in the first place!

13.) 08 Jun 2018 20:34:00
Let's just hope that this time next season we can be talking of what a great season we just had and not experiencing ground hog day again, and speculating on who our new coach/manager will be.

14.) 08 Jun 2018 21:50:51
We all have our opinions on who we would want, but the bottom line for me is does it matter who it is as long as we are up there challenging for promotion.

15.) 08 Jun 2018 23:01:49
That would be fantastic Mezzer, not to much ask for is it? and surely our time is due, we’ve been in the wilderness to long now, it really must be time to seriously challenge!

16.) 10 Jun 2018 13:36:11
Agree with a lot of the above sentiments, including Whiteman! "I just don't like the guy" is indeed, a very negative comment! 😜🍻



08 Jun 2018 08:09:52
Good news about Pearce but he is one for the future we don't know how he will turn out. So not getting carried away. It's taking a worrying long time to sort out the other recruits. Smacks of the agent delaying matters to see if offers from more prominent clubs come along. Not expecting too much but if they do get it sorted then that would pave the way for others to follow. If not I think we are back in the bargain basement as the quality players will be lured elsewhere.


1.) 08 Jun 2018 11:29:22
All hanging on the manager appointment

2.) 08 Jun 2018 11:32:24
Prefer ranieri. Other geezer and Hernandez had their chance. Fluck em! Get ranieri and recruit a few of his choice and get the show on the road soonest!

3.) 08 Jun 2018 11:48:54
Couldn't agree more aus. Why would you want a man in charge who has to actually debate whether he wants to come. The man received 8m in a year in his last job managing, that's more than most of the players in this league. He may be a 'footballing father' but ranieri won th eleague above 2 years ago. That's like eddie howe going to Burton? Bottom line, get someone whos proven, and understands what it means to be the leeds manager, and how much of a hero theyd be if they took us back up. The hernandez thing, I understand he is after a financial incentive. The sort of contract leeds will be looking at will most likely be 40k a week, with a goal bonus clause included I would imagine, the man is fairly injury prone so this seems fair. The fault we have here is that galatasaray and celtic can both offer champions league and top division football. He's leaving hull because they're a mess financially, we need to show our balls here leeds. Either way away and recruit someone else or sign your priorities.

4.) 08 Jun 2018 12:00:39
Defo right in terms of getting it sorted ASAP, Aus. Somebody needs to be in place next week, laying the foundations for pre season, and attracting some class players.

5.) 08 Jun 2018 12:39:12
Aussie. Stop doing this to me, I totally agree with you. Can the former Aussie please come back? In a strange way I preferred the gibberish talking version. 😂

6.) 08 Jun 2018 13:44:19
Radz up to his old tricks, name names then the deal goes Westwood, keep them coming radz your doing a good one. (Negative yep)

7.) 08 Jun 2018 15:55:17
Maybe we should start thinking of using some of the manager money on giving Hernandez, Bartley etc what they want.

8.) 08 Jun 2018 16:23:14
If Bub Don't wanna come n play with us, I'd settle for Tinkerman or even Brucie. I Don't care how we play, winning ugly is better than losing nice ! ! !

9.) 08 Jun 2018 21:14:23
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, what next time for school,



07 Jun 2018 12:31:48
Could be normal service resumed for Leeds. Hernandez to Galatasary and Bielsa to Sporting Lisbon. Still not keen on dour Yorkshire so wouldn't be happy with McCarthy (he's past his sell by date as well as being dour) and Bruce would be infinitely worse. Hope after all these weeks of 'negotiating'a teams from Turkey and Portugal don't swan in at the last minute and sow up the deals in a couple of days.


1.) 07 Jun 2018 13:54:49
Wouldnt be Leeds without a bit of drama.

2.) 07 Jun 2018 15:36:13
Forget Hernandez and Bielsa much more likely to be Mbakogu and McCarthy both negotiations going on too long not convinced Bielsa would be a good fit way too volatile and unpredictable could walk away at any time, can't see him working with Orta neither rather have Ranieri used to English football and think he would fit better, been there and done it, as oxwhite says were Leeds so when do things ever go smooth think Hernandez will chase the bucks Mbakogu is typical Orta, injury prone and doesn't score enough goals clocks ticking get Ranieri in and let him get the players he wants

3.) 08 Jun 2018 11:14:03
Yeah Rhino I must agree with you. Would choose Bielsa for potential but the risk may be far too great. Ranieri is not a bad back up. Proved he can do it, is a true gentleman and would not walk away.




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08 Jun 2018 16:43:59
It's not just about the Man. U. connection. I'm not a Man u. fan but I thought Johnny Giles was probably the most cultured footballer we have had at the club and Gordon Strachan was no slouch either. I admired both of them. With Bruce it's the whole package. I don't like his style, I don't like how he presents himself and going up with him in charge (if it ever happened) would just be the start of a roller coaster like Hull and Sunderland who went up without the right credentials.




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03 Jun 2018 12:18:53
Can't stand Bruce. Typical rigid one dimensional approach. Being Man. U. doesn't help Would prefer us playing good, solid attacking football in the championship rather than sneaking into the premiership with negative, boring football with the almost certainty of coming straight down again. Hull didn't manage very long, I don't think Cardiff will either. Being in the Premiership and being overrun every week is no fun. Been there done that - albeit only as a fan. We need quality, flair consistency and strength so if we do get promoted we have something to build on rather than having to re jig the whole team - more or less.




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01 Jun 2018 18:42:56
Wouldn't want to go anywhere - up or down with Bruce. Don't like his history or style of play. The Argentinian - yes, Laudrup - yes; Ranieri - Yes - dependent on who his assistant was. Not Bruce; not Stam.




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27 May 2018 18:04:17
I don't think so. Orta will want to keep a keeper with Felix's ability but his masterstroke will be to bring in Darius from Liverpool to put pressure on the number 1. In the meantime Bailey P-F
will be offloaded on a free to make room for the new recruit. The bonus is that if Darius improves we can sell him.




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04 Apr 2018 23:30:38
its simple. A television that is wanted and works costs £500. I can't afford it but a chap that lives down the street will sell me one that doesn't work for £100. I buy it then complain that I can't watch my favourite programme. It's stupid. Its the same with players. Why pay £500000 (Ecuban) when he can't play simply because he is cheaper than one that can? Fill in any number of Leeds players that fit that scenario.