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08 Aug 2023 22:15:33
Have a feeling a new signing will be announced tomorrow and probably two.
Who wants a BABYSHAM!




08 Feb 2023 12:40:25
The money is coming for Nuno Espírito Santo.
Backed in to 5s from 20s.


1.) 08 Feb 2023 12:48:14
Ha as predicted by Sir Nostra Baz.

2.) 08 Feb 2023 13:16:49
Hope not. Prefer Spanish, Dutch and Argie first.

3.) 08 Feb 2023 14:13:29
Aus I would prefer the Spanish, Dutch and Argie first too

My prediction isn't based on my preferred choice but on the most realistic choice under this mediocre regime

Nuno is still more preferable than several others such as the Hassanthul and Gerrard.

4.) 08 Feb 2023 17:06:58
So, basically, if you put twenty quid on at 5/ 1, you lose twenty quid, right? ??.

5.) 08 Feb 2023 17:08:01
I’ve read more about Iraola now and tbh I don’t think he’s the type of coach we need. He’s similar to Bielsa in the way he likes to create a chaotic style to catch teams out. High intensity and high risk press. Personally I want us to move away from this style, it’s been sussed out now and teams beat the “traps” way too easily! We need someone to come in and stabilise, make us difficult to break down and let the attacking 4 have more freedom. No RB’s challenging in the attacking area and being caught out of position 15 times a game! Back to basics!

6.) 09 Feb 2023 20:55:22
If you look back I said both poch and Santo been interviewed and nobody seemed to believe me poch has turned us down but Santo is deciding just because papers saying all these others don't believe everything you read.



05 Dec 2022 20:28:37
Apparently Leeds have agreed to pay 10.5 million for the French flop. If true done well to get that deal as I think the court of arbitration said pay the full 21 million.


1.) 06 Dec 2022 03:57:23
If indeed a negotiated settlement is true and at £10.5 million or less

some of which may have allegedly been covered by indemnity/ liability contract insurance

then a much better result.

2.) 06 Dec 2022 13:05:31
So what source is this' apparent £10.5 million rumour ' Jigster?

3.) 08 Dec 2022 09:20:24
Looks like we paying full whack plus interest but on better terms.

4.) 08 Dec 2022 17:54:05
Yeah read those articles Aus today

If true and likely it is
it would mean Bright and Corkster were not correct in their reduced settlement guess

and I was right all along again ? (just jesting fellas )

5.) 09 Dec 2022 07:05:41
How can he play for Basel if we paid for him?

{Ed001's Note - because you gave up his registration a long time ago. You are paying for his original transfer, nothing to do with where he is today.}

6.) 09 Dec 2022 10:32:40
Right. Thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



28 Jul 2022 18:49:20
Any truth in Ziyech rumours I wonder? At 8 mill it sounds like bollox but.


{Ed002's Note - Someone is teasing you.}

1.) 28 Jul 2022 21:03:24
Not sure he’s the answer to what we need tbh.

2.) 29 Jul 2022 11:10:44
Your right Sweatz, we don't need another winger ATM, albeit lad has quality. but we aapl know what we need desperately.

3.) 29 Jul 2022 11:41:01
Well Corky, in the words of one (fictitious) agent ‘The truth is out there, but so are lies’. I suspect our ‘interest’ in Ziyech may be in the words of an entirely different kind of agent, and there’s more chance of ? turning up at Thorp Arch than him.



14 Jul 2022 20:45:46
Possible target is Zinchenko. Well going by a few wagers placed in last 24 hours.
Large bets too.


1.) 14 Jul 2022 22:17:39
Corky How are you privy to such information?

2.) 15 Jul 2022 04:51:22
He wants to play in midfield.

3.) 15 Jul 2022 08:19:50
I work for a large betting company.

4.) 15 Jul 2022 13:35:10
Corky Thank you for sharing but current talk about him seems to have him Goons bound.




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06 Jun 2024 19:08:54
Amazed to see Palace having the most players in the England squad than any other club.
Astute signings from the championship are there to be had. Eze and Wharton proving so.
Many on here were mad for Leeds to sign Eze from apr a few years back. Show's we're not all a bunch of mugs! Fair play to the eagles.


1.) 06 Jun 2024 20:23:39
Absolutely spot on Corky, great post mate ?.

2.) 06 Jun 2024 20:32:32
Cork You were the one who dissented when I implored to sign Eze. You remarked "no because he's very raw".

3.) 06 Jun 2024 20:48:57
It's more than a tad annoying that ( smaller clubs ) Palace, Brighton, Fulham, Brentford etc and even fricking Bournemouth now are better run and more successful in league position and recruitment than LUFC

Shameful and embarrassing even

Fast forward Red Bull full takeover please . owners who are uber successful in football.

4.) 06 Jun 2024 20:52:27
George mate go and do one pal. I never said that about Eze. I may have said he was raw but never did I say not sign the lad. You wanna stay off the Hoffmeister mate!

5.) 06 Jun 2024 21:16:35
Cork I absolutely guarantee you stated that. I recall distinctly. Don't drink German beer.

6.) 06 Jun 2024 21:35:51
George mate I watched the lad numerous times at loftus rd when I was back in west London . You probably saw him on itv highlights!
It’s funny how certain people say sign a player when they’ve never seen him play?!

7.) 06 Jun 2024 21:46:43
Cork Yeah you are right. Never seen him play. Since you claim to know everything I do, how many sandwiches were in my packed lunch today and what were the fillings?

8.) 06 Jun 2024 22:16:29
Does it really matter George who said what and when? It was a good post making a good point about championship and lower league players we should be looking for to sign.
Posts like Corky’s are meant to get opinions flowing about those type of players, as Dillinger does when he reports on potential signings. Come on George get with it mate, look forward not back! ??.

9.) 06 Jun 2024 23:43:36
Agree cork and woody. Simply childish as usual from porgs.

10.) 07 Jun 2024 00:23:13
Woody On my way to Shepherds Bush so I can receive the privilege of sight and so I may read your post correctly.

11.) 07 Jun 2024 01:28:36
Have a day off George eh! I didn’t mean anything nasty or funny to you with my post George and I’m sorry if I have offended you, but I was just saying does it really matter what was said ages ago? Corky’s post was a good post and I was just reiterating what Corky was trying to put across.
I really like the majority of your posts George and you are a very, very knowledgeable man, but why do you post comments like the above, I mean how nonsensical is that last one! Some posts on here are beyond me, maybe I should just give up! ???.

12.) 07 Jun 2024 06:29:07
I can teach you all some simple tactics to pass by Walter’s red wine infused babbling!
Top initial post ( and retorts! ?) Corky.
Palace kinda snuck under the radar with their signings didn’t they, and in an odd way, I hope they hang on to them and put a stop to the big clubs poaching the top talent. Wharton and his brother were in the same team as my mates son over in Whalley back in the day, and they always said to watch out for him. He’s done awesomely already, but there is much more to come from him!

13.) 07 Jun 2024 07:31:29
Woody I won't quit posting whilst I receive free psychiatric advice from Eastern Europe by a highly respected unlicensed professional.

14.) 07 Jun 2024 10:42:40
And. getting back to the original post - I think we were even linked with Olise? Back in the bad old days. May even have wanted them but just didn't like spending?
Also stop calling for professionals, who know how to run a club. I think we already agreed that we now have that.

15.) 07 Jun 2024 13:11:51
Leo yes but bottom line they couldn't get Leeds United promoted .

16.) 07 Jun 2024 13:31:13
I think a lot of fans wanted Eze before his latest move but the club never had the money or willingness to sign him. Same with the likes of Watkins who Orta decided wasn't worth the gamble (spending the cash on Rodrigo instead) and that Wet Sham winger Bowen but again whoever was in charge at the time wasn't interested.

Baz slight correction to your statement - haven't got Leeds Utd promoted YET.

17.) 07 Jun 2024 13:40:13
Agree 100 alf. As much as jury still out on Farke. He got bloody close in a season he shouldn’t have.

18.) 08 Jun 2024 06:27:12
“He likes his own posts, he likes his own posts, he’s Walter Mitty, he likes his own posts! ”.



30 May 2024 22:49:14
Ok lads a question for you, one we've just debated down the boozer.
If we are to keep one of Gnonto Summerville or Rutter, which one would you like to stay and why?
Most likely at least one will be off and probably two and maybe even all three?
Personally if the choice was mine and without knowing potential transfer fees involved I'd keep Cree, mainly going by his goal tally in 50 odd games this season.
Rutter to me anyway is a disaster of a player. His brain doesn't seem linked to his legs even though he's shown the odd bit of genius!
And Gnonto I'm not a fan. Hate is histrionics every game and out of the three I believe he's less of a team player.
I'd rather Ampadu, James, Gray and hopefully Rodon be here next season.


1.) 30 May 2024 23:23:27
Georginio Rutter is a "disaster of a player" Corkster?

Hardly fella

8 goals 15 assists. But he needs to put his laces through his shots

Keep Georginio. unlike the other 2 show ponies who definitely want to leave Leeds and think they are bigger than Leeds United.

. hundreds of former Leeds United players better than both of them!

2.) 30 May 2024 23:47:31
Cree for me Cork.

3.) 31 May 2024 00:20:56
Rutter for me. He is improving all the time.
We need the other two dosh.
Can’t get much out of selling Rutter.

4.) 31 May 2024 00:32:53
Good question Corky and for me an easy one. We would as a club financially be better off selling Cry and Gnonto due to profit and loss, if we sell Rutter then we will lose out due to the fact we would never get the 35M back we paid for him, bloody stupid price paid for him. So financially that’s what we should do. Player wise get rid of Gnonto 100% and for me sell Cry because he seemed to be just not that interested in the team for the last ten games, yet Rutter never stops running and trying and he loves playing for Leeds. Rutter will come good next season, Cry is bored and Gnonto is a moody little want away selfish player. Only my opinion though chaps ?.

5.) 31 May 2024 04:43:44
Changed your tune Corky. Halfway through season you called Cree a bad?.

Rutter disaster? Wish I'd been that disastrous when I played.

As my bro rightly remarks he needs to lace a few. The issue there is his speed, leg movement and overall gait tend to have him slightly sideways on so many times his shot is scuffed. He's the opposite of DJ who doesn't suffer from that because he's so direct.

6.) 31 May 2024 05:55:53
Keep Rutter. We'll get the best returns on Cry and Willy.

Plus, Rutter's our most dynamic player and he can muster something from nothing. He's a chance creator with exceptional strength with his back to goal. How often do we see him get the ball and turn someone or multiple players that he's really got no right to, then come out the other side and create an opportunity. I get he's unorthodox, but that isn't luck that he can evade those challenges. It happens far too often and consistetly for it to be. At some point you've got to admit that that's his style and he makes it work, whether you think it looks right or not, it's effective. He's also a good presser and he covers distance when he's tracking back to make tackles. So many times this season he's made ball winning challenges way back in our half and stopped atttacks. I love watching him play when he's on form. He's a workhorse, but he's also having fun when he plays. And it's clear he bleeds white, yellow and blue. A proper Leeds lad at heart now.

Flaw wise, he does take too many needless risks - although I don't mind it further up the pitch as you need to be less risk averse to create chances - and his finishing needs work. But. he's just turned 22 and clearly nit the finished article. The kid is a joy to watch and he's only going to improve in these areas with experience.

So, to say he's a disaster of a player is not even remotely accurate. Imo, he's going to be a full France international if he addresses those areas of his game, which I'm sure he will as he progresses.

7.) 31 May 2024 07:07:29
My summer hiatus is over; my despair with the result last weekend is over. The first tingling of optimism for the new season is there.

Anyway, the answer for me is an easy one; I would keep Georginio.

1 - He is a team player; the other two are not so much.
2 - His "erratic" or very unpredictable play makes it difficult to mark him; when he is confident, he is essentially unplayable [at this level]. He's unselfish, probably a flaw - shoot!
3 - He needs to learn when to be clever, e. g. not in our half!
4 - The other two, whilst good, are very predictable in their play and it was easy over the last few weeks to nullify their threat. [essentially eliminate it].
5 - The other two, would generate "significant" profits when sold, unlike Georginio.
6. Gnonto, whilst decent, is no better than James, but again James is very much a team player; Georginio and James playing wide, would be a better option in my opinion; with Cree, Farke probably couldn't do it last season.

Spend the proceeds wisely, try and get Rodon, keep the core of the team together, do our business early and hopefully we can hit the ground running.

8.) 31 May 2024 08:18:03
Good post dill and ani. I’m looking forward to seeing Gio and James on each wing next season. Gray gru and kam or amps in midfield. Buy right and I think we can cause some havoc.

9.) 31 May 2024 08:20:46
I’d like to keep all three of them but for sure it will be Summerville who will be leaving because he will command the biggest return financially.
They made a big effort to keep Willy at Elland road last summer and they may do the same again. If Willy leaves we will only have one winger left being DJ .
Gnonto is tried and tested and you know what you’ve got and he’s pretty decent in my opinion, even with his histrionics on the pitch. There’s always one player in the team that plays up a bit, remember Alioski.

As for Rutter, definitely keep, he’s still not the finished article and is inconsistent but on his day he can create something from nothing. He needs shooting practice.

10.) 31 May 2024 08:32:21
I agree with every word Woody and Baz has said, Jimmy, as I have said many times just looks disinterested. Willy did redeem himself some what after him wanting to leave, but if rumours are true and he wants to go again, then adios. Rutter has so much potential, and whether he performs as often as he should, he does show a bucket load of commitment every game and seems to love Leeds.

11.) 31 May 2024 10:05:55
Aus . the same midfield 4 is not a top 2 midfield!

OP keep Willy ? . you've said many a time if a player doesn't really want to be be at Leeds get him gone.

And Willy simply can't be trusted to deliver when it matters as was shown back end of season

The issue is his sell on clause but suck it up sell him the bad eggs need to be gone.

Rutter is a winger and other wingers out there to be recruited

Indeed Dougie spot on.

12.) 31 May 2024 11:24:38
Has to be Georgina…he’s a player that can develop and improve the most has potential to be world class . he’s still only 21 yrs old.

13.) 31 May 2024 11:29:53
Keep Rutter for me, move Cree and Gnonto on, should get decent dosh for these 2.
Rutter was rushed back too quickly after his op over the international break so that's the only time this season after Farke got his positionming behind the main striker that's he been off form on a regular basis. In the run we had from the turn of the year he was absolute class and showed what he was capable of when fit, just needs to get some shooting practice and he'll be some player.

14.) 31 May 2024 11:37:36
You are only assuming he wants to leave.
The likelihood is that he’ll have no say in it, unless the club have no choice because they need the funds?
My personal feeling on this is that they will keep him and we’ll have Willy and James as first choices if Summerville leaves.

15.) 31 May 2024 14:23:46
What Baz? Don’t get that first paragraph although I think you are trying to arouse porgi in the third. Naughty boy.

16.) 02 Jun 2024 15:26:37
Keep Rutter and sell the other two. From the final whistle against Southampton until the start of the new season Rutter has to get himself out onto the training pitch and practice his shooting at goal. He kicks the ball like a pigeon with a gym shoe on.



28 May 2024 22:39:08
Apparently Everton looking to get a loan deal done for Kalvin Phillips?
Personally think it would be a good move for the lad to get his career back on track. If Dyche wants him then he knows what he wants from him.
Never met Phillips but he really seems like a good pro, team mate and a decent fella.
I don't normally chat on here about players that have left because it's in the past but there's something about Kalvin which endears him to me.


1.) 28 May 2024 23:23:32
I think Kal being loaned out again is a very negative move for him. He needs a solid base to rebuild and find his old form again, floating about on loan isn’t going to help him.

2.) 29 May 2024 01:27:47
A loan is likely KP only option until his contract runs out because of

1) his age of 29 . no spring chicken .
2) his lengthy injury record
3) his loss of some form.

OP so which team would want to pay a presumably sizeable transfer fee AND pay his £150k a week wages?

3.) 29 May 2024 05:45:13
It’s up to him, has to be realistic and lower his wage demands.
It’s also possible if Everton’s takeover bid collapses they will go into meltdown and a fire sale of their best players will commence. Not really a base to restart your career if that does happen.

4.) 29 May 2024 08:43:43
I agree with both of you there, which puts me on the fence, clearly!
And Baz, do you really think Viteh will hold out for what they paid? No is the word you’re looking for. And as for his wages? Do you think Kal will be looking for the same over inflated weekly pay? Believe me, he will want to play football, and get back into the England fold, and will drop below the £100k mark to do so.

5.) 29 May 2024 10:36:14
I think city will take about 20 for him in the end. And no I wouldn’t pay that for him to come to Leeds but some prem team will.

6.) 29 May 2024 10:56:23
We shall see . odds on KP loan imo.

7.) 29 May 2024 12:31:12
Actually, yes Baz, odds would point to a loan, but all OP was saying was it would be better, and preferable for Kal to go permanently somewhere, which you instantly dissed, I guess simply because OP said it ?. (H word).

Unfortunately, your reasons were again unfounded, and likely inaccurate, tho I do have no problem with being wrong, should that ever turn out to be the case.

8.) 29 May 2024 13:04:03
Reasons given entirely logical . time will tell soon enough.

9.) 29 May 2024 13:05:33
What Hooksie suggested entirely believable. nor disproved.

10.) 29 May 2024 14:32:27
Bright again I have to agree with you let’s hope all works out next season .



26 May 2024 19:19:56
One word keeps going through my head since the game finished. Disappointing.
Terrible goal to concede and then Southampton played the game out well.
Was pleading for Joseph and James at HT to come on because we played way too narrow and needed players who could move thieir defense about.
The so called fab 3 can all move on while their stock is reasonably high. Rutter Gnonto and Summerville offered nothing today and have been piss poor down the business end of season.

We need to keep Rodon if he's willing to stay. Ok he made a bad error today which wasn't punished but otherwise played well and has been our most consistent performer all season.

I can see quite a few changes next season and let's hope Farke can do what he did at Norwich in his second season there.


1.) 26 May 2024 19:37:48
Good post Cork . agree on all points .

but doubts about DF linger.

2.) 26 May 2024 20:11:46
Agree. Been all season that Joseph has been underused. I’d let Piroe go.

3.) 26 May 2024 20:41:31
Keep Joseph, DJ, Ampadu, Gio, Gruev and Archie, and build the team around them. The rest can go (or will be going) without too much sadness being caused (to me anyway) .
We rebuild, and move forwards again, hopefully with a brand new back 5.
Lots to contemplate in the coming days and weeks.



16 May 2024 22:12:30
Very good performance. Don't want to put a dampener on it but I reckon Angus Gunn could well be a Leeds fan!
Every player done their jobs but I thought Gruev Piroe and Firpo were excellent. Great to see Rutter getting back to best his best. Hopefully he's saving that for Wembley?!
Archie was excellent too.


1.) 17 May 2024 00:13:23
Best keeper in Champo according to Norwich content creators yesterday ☺.

2.) 17 May 2024 01:29:22
What do you say about that display Brighty, Ani, OP, Whitey, Alf, and all the other rose tinted mob? I know we were lucky, I know we were lucky not to concede as Meslier was rubbish, and who is going to score the goals for us? Lucky we got 4 own goals eh! Oh well Wembley it is, but may as well not go as we will only get beat so I will look forward to when the EFL fixtures come out, I hate it when we play so bad! I hate football and it’s days like this that I hate being rose tinted!
Ha ha, what about that then you black cloud huggers, where was your 0-0 and losing on penalties? Who scored and how many? What a team, what a result which Brighty predicted so valiantly. There’s only one Leeds United and today we are going to enjoy it and look forward to Wembley. I’m proud to be rose tinted ?????.

3.) 17 May 2024 08:22:35
For once Woody, we were right! Lol!
Nah, to be fair, it was a great night for every single Leeds fan, irrespective of outlooks. Loved every minute of it!




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06 Jun 2024 19:15:12
Exactly Bright. Likes of Batty Makele and Jorginho at arsenal not exactly lightening but were quick to the first ball.
Apart from a bad day at rangers Gruev had a good season.




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06 Jun 2024 19:10:44
Totally. He can play in many positions and gets goals. I actually like him at RB especially at championship level.




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30 May 2024 22:54:29
Good question Aus. Reports of 50 mill way off the mark. Most likely teams will offer 20 plus and maybe hit 30.




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19 Nov 2023 19:21:18
Who’s he?




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22 Aug 2023 20:42:46
Good player especially in our current league.





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06 Jun 2024 21:35:51
George mate I watched the lad numerous times at loftus rd when I was back in west London . You probably saw him on itv highlights!
It’s funny how certain people say sign a player when they’ve never seen him play?!




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06 Jun 2024 20:52:27
George mate go and do one pal. I never said that about Eze. I may have said he was raw but never did I say not sign the lad. You wanna stay off the Hoffmeister mate!




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03 Jun 2024 22:30:52
I find your opinion strange but it’s your opinion. Maybe England as a once great nation is gone? I mean the people no longer make her a great country.
Everybody for themselves.

I remember watching international tournaments when it really mattered but now most don’t really care.

Ok I’m sounding like Aus now while waiting for my driver after a proper weekend of what I’m too old to do but still do. Time to go home n face the music.




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02 Jun 2024 22:31:43
Just read that he passed. Very sad. MND an absolute terrible condition kills you from the inside. I knew Rob had it but only just saw his deteriorating figure on recent photos.
A lovely post Woodie.




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30 May 2024 21:29:01
Good post Ealing.