28 Jun 2022 09:12:01
Tim Vickery, the bbc South American correspondent has had his say on Rapha.
He describes him as a very level headed guy, who is very happy at Leeds. Says that no one has contacted him at all about a move. Yes he wants to play CL one day, and that may require a move, but feels it would be best to move after the WC, as he knows he will get starts at Leeds, but that isn't certain at one of the elite clubs.

1.) 28 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022 10:24:48
Unless he’s actually interviewed Raph in the last few days I’d ask how he can say all that without it just being speculation.

We all know that Deco is acting like a maggot in all this.

If he wants to go then let’s get it done and move on from him and Deco.

All this talk of this club n that club want him, well we ain’t seeing any realistic bids for him as yet.

I mean we still need a decent number of incomings ourselves so orta needs to crack on, yes we’ve got 3 in but still a long long way to go.

2.) 28 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022 10:43:58
That is interesting. I just
Hope if he doesn’t get a move that he still gives it his all . I think he will .

3.) 28 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022 12:43:36
Vickery when asked about Leeds Utd just brought a player called Raphinha, said he knew very little about the player. I guess in a season and a half he has like the rest of us got to know who Raphinha is. Not sure how often he has spoken to him though.

4.) 28 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022 13:00:09
Sweaty - strikes me your comparison is really harsh on all those useful little maggots in the world.

5.) 28 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022 17:57:29
Lol clu, maybe a wasp then! They seem to be useless other than to be a pest.

6.) 28 Jun 2022
28 Jun 2022 20:08:52
‘Fraid not Sweaty - as well as being important pollinators, wasps are apex predators in the insect world which play an important role in controlling many pests, particularly crop-damaging pests. It’s just unfortunate that those food sources tend to become less plentiful late summer and in the autumn, and they become more focused on sweeter foods - and that is when they tend to become a bit of a pest themselves.

Most ‘pests’ actually have an important role - even mosquitoes are key food source for many species of bird and fish. So, that just leaves human pests - like football agents - apparently there are one or two decent ones who might fulfill an important role in looking after the best interest of young players. But most players should be perfectly capable of looking after themselves, and some of the higher profile players, like KDB, are now doing so.