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11 Aug 2023 20:29:01
Gnoto statement from club….

The statement read: “Earlier this week, Willy Gnonto and his representatives were informed by the club that he would not be sold this summer.

“Following those conversations, Willy felt he was unable to play in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town.

“Despite training for the last two days, Willy has informed Daniel Farke that he still does not feel able to play this weekend and has not travelled to Birmingham for the game tomorrow.

“This is now an internal disciplinary matter and the club will make no further comment, other than to reiterate that Willy is not for sale.

Which translated means he will go but it won’t be cheap, liking this new regime management of the situation.


1.) 11 Aug 2023 22:20:38
Agree Class, everyone is for sale but we hold all the cards.
Long contract, no clause that we are aware of.
If you want him pay up. Right now if a kid is signed from Bristol for 25 mill then I want 35 for an italy international with EPL experience.

2.) 11 Aug 2023 22:41:06
Sue him and his family for contractual treason and unlawful business interruption for one hundred zillion pounds, compound interest, legal fees and luncheon vouchers.

3.) 11 Aug 2023 23:03:52
What Canada said 1 billion percent
What Georgey said 1 zillion percent.

4.) 12 Aug 2023 00:28:37
Georgey we need a Bounty Hunter ( what's Brighty up to? )

to rustle up absent without leave Gnonto.

5.) 12 Aug 2023 02:11:57
Baz If you want a bounty hunter, why will contacting a keyboard warrior help with anything? He's listening to the Balkan waves in his smoking jacket whilst wishing he was training Leeds mainstay Kalvin.

6.) 12 Aug 2023 05:46:21
He hasn't gone apologies, he just doesn't feel able to play whatever that means. The youth of today, honestly.

7.) 12 Aug 2023 06:38:13
Lol Baz.
Yawn (again) George…. ?????.



03 Mar 2023 21:18:53
Being reported we have reached an agreement to sign Barcelona youngster Ilias Akhomach on a four year deal.

Another winger, two appearances for Barcelona first team but refused new contract, captain of Spain’s U19 side.


1.) 05 Mar 2023 06:50:54
Class Reported that he's joining Seville instead.



14 Feb 2023 10:27:06
Tara Martino ex Argentina, Mexico and Barcelona coach linked to club 60 years old, played under Bielsa at Newell Old Boys and went onto manage Newells also.

Quite like an older more experienced head after VO, JM antics on the sidelines we could do with a wiser head to help our young team.


1.) 14 Feb 2023 11:18:49
Will he come mid season?

Does he have a good recent record? NO

Is he what Leeds. need fighting R and potentially trying to get promoted from Championship next season.

probably not.

2.) 14 Feb 2023 15:12:32
To be fair Baz Nuno didn’t rip it up at Spurs but Levy never backed him, my brother Spurs season ticket holder rates Nuno higher than Conte.

Plus I think Nuno is a good option as he has the EPL experience and I like the fact he’s calm and measured after the silly antics of Jesse jumping around, doesn’t show a manager focussed or in control of his thoughts and emotions.

If they’re going to do it, then it needs to happen now!

3.) 14 Feb 2023 15:43:00
Fully agreed Class.

4.) 14 Feb 2023 22:17:45
Most Leeds fans seem to not want Nuno but personally I think he’s exactly what we need right now.

5.) 15 Feb 2023 14:48:22
Yes corky.

it's not as if Leeds United are a top 6 Champions league team that can attract Poch or Tuchel

One could argue that Nuno is above Leeds United level currently ( 17th / 18th in past 2 seasons)

6.) 16 Feb 2023 01:17:08
Think it’s the supposed 8 mill release clause too.



13 Feb 2023 16:29:45
Philippe Clement Of Monaco now being mentioned again allegedly contacted before Iraola.




09 Jul 2022 10:22:07
CDK talking to Milan, but looks like they don’t have the necessary funds, we’re happy to meet the expected fee.

Barcelona simply don’t have the funds, for Raphinia offering well below with a final offer of £47 mill Chelsea having already hit the expected transfer fee at nearly twenty million more!

If it’s business (I think it is) CDK comes to Leeds and Raphinia goes to Chelsea.

However, Player power being what it is, CDK will probably go to Milan and Raphinia to Barcelona.

Levy would have Raphinia on the plane to Australia with a copy of his remaining Leeds contract sitting on Raphinia’s seat.

It’s poker time now, neither player gives a stuff about us, time to move targets and realise the most money we can now.

Side before self.


1.) 09 Jul 2022 12:10:53
Love it, class! Class!

2.) 09 Jul 2022 13:29:41
Raphinha and his cock of an agent need sitting down and telling straight. We have accepted an offer from Chelsea and only Chelsea, if you do not wish to join Chelsea then you won’t be leaving. So suck it up princess or you will be dropped into the under 23’s for the next 2 seasons. It’s high time the clubs took back the power from the agents touting “their” players around all over the shop despite them not owning them or having the power to sell sod all. He needs to remember that 2 years ago nobody except us wanted him when he was touted around. We gave him an opportunity we put him on the big stage, it’s down to that move that he is where he is at club and international level. He moaned that his former club undersold him now he wants to be undersold! Make ya mind up Rapha because I’m sure I’m not the only Leeds fan who just want you to F off now pal you’ve tarnished your rep with us. WE OWN YOU AND YOU OWE US

As for CDK I agree time to move on.

3.) 09 Jul 2022 16:10:18
Post of the month Sweaty . couldn't put it better.

4.) 09 Jul 2022 16:19:51
Class all depends if the owners have balls

'player power" most certainly didn't work for Harry Kane against Daniel Levy.

5.) 10 Jul 2022 09:27:38
Sweaty, you deserve a pampers wipe for free to de-sweat those nutz based on that post! Tope drawer! ✊?????.




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25 Nov 2023 15:07:31
Frustrated this morning but a typical championship game, and although I predicted a tight win having watch them draw with Ipswich I knew they were no pushovers.

Rodon Ampadu and James were not surprisingly not at their normal level but once again our conversion of chances created was disappointing and is way behind the likes of Ipswich conversion rate.

Long, long way to go yet though and we have to play the top two and saints at home yet, think yesterday showed how good Sam Byram has been for us and although he’s been unlucky with injuries Firpo once again didn’t do enough.

Still believe when we have our first team fit, including Spence and a few more nuggets from Sir Nicholas of Hammond in January we will have as good as side as anyone.

Got to bury my frustration and take the point and move on we can do this.




20 Nov 2023 20:48:37
That Alioski lad for North Macedonia looks useful, appreciate it’s against England but could do a job at left back if called upon?


1.) 20 Nov 2023 22:46:42
He should have been kept in the first place.

2.) 20 Nov 2023 22:50:22
Love Gianni . bring him back.

3.) 21 Nov 2023 06:40:10
I said it at the time, and not just because of his effort, and ability, but his presence in the squad and dressing room, he should never have been allowed to leave! Pee poor decision. One of my favourite players from that period.

4.) 21 Nov 2023 07:50:24
Loved him at Leeds. Loved the way he could wind the opposition up with a wink and a smile. Also a bit of a screw loose. Every team needs a Gianni! ?.

5.) 21 Nov 2023 08:32:20
Alioski one player I didn't mind kissing the badge, think he would describe his time at Leeds as the best of his footballing career.

6.) 21 Nov 2023 15:39:44
It was good to see Gianni doing the ayling flop a few times last night. He kept saka quiet first half.
Mind that Serbian ref will have eaten out well in Macedonia after the game. That penalty decision was very very poor.



12 Nov 2023 12:17:07
Good win yesterday with some great attacking play, honestly believe DJ could score 15 goals this season delighted for the lad.

Tricky opponents and lots more of them to come, as others have already noted we need to strengthen in January (I’m ok if this includes selling Willy) but it clearly showed yesterday that our substitutes are not as good as our strongest side.

Poor goal to concede yesterday (yes player got between Coops and Firpo) and maybe that doesn’t happen if Sam’s on the pitch.

Still the biggest concern for me with the goal is again it’s scored inside the six yard box! Why is Mess not diving and cutting out the cross? Watch the highlights he leads with his foot starts to come then retreats leaving the lad a tap in.

Still believe we have the best starting squad in the league but our Keeper needs significant improvement in the area of crosses into his six yard box or sadly it’s going to bite us sooner or later.

Also praying Rodon doesn’t get injured how good is he!


1.) 12 Nov 2023 13:42:18
Class wow what happened

excellent logical spot on post again completely concur on all points . impossible to counter ??.

2.) 12 Nov 2023 14:19:44
I do agréé Rodon has been indispensable and has made a huge deference to our defense but I honestly wouldn’t single out just one player because collectively as a team we look like a promotion/ title winning team. I include Meslier in that collective group, I think he does get some unfair criticism, we would have lost two points against Leicester had he not made that great save towards the end of that game.
Side before self can be interpreted in different ways and I see all the players as one destined to win this league.

3.) 12 Nov 2023 14:31:37
I've just re watched the Plymouth goal again yes firpo was wandering a bit to close their winger. But as the ball is played forward Liam is hopelessly out of position. He was stood on the edge of the box in the middle virtually stood on rodon boots. Amps has to follow the crosser into the box . Liam doesn't get to the ball. Poor defending on his heels not covering the space. Struijk would have cut the ball out for sure.
Deffo need cover at the back of better quality than Liam.

4.) 12 Nov 2023 14:58:26
Agreed Ben the Plymouth goal was awful from a Leeds perspective

Firpo for Leeds has always been utter gash as a ' defender "

and Cooper makes crucial mistakes

They very likely impact negatively on other defenders and Meslier too .

1) Spence, Byram, Struick return asap and stay fit .

2) Shack and Cresswell imo also before Firpo and Cooper

3) signing a LB and at least one CD is a must in Jan window

Sort it DF and co.

5.) 12 Nov 2023 15:35:27
Agree with the points baz. With firpo and coops on that side we loose so much pace a positioning. Hopefully struijk and byram are back soon.

6.) 12 Nov 2023 15:52:02
Totally agree with the side before self mantra, although I believe that had more to do with Bielsa’s ruthlessness around individuals conforming to a very detailed strategy but it serves just as well as you win as one team and you lose as one team.

Great in principle, but in reality forwards always get far more kudos than defenders. Really want Messellier to be a huge success and it pains me to sound like a broken record but the reality is just as coops and Bill are probably past their best our keeper has significant flaws with any ball in inside of his six yard box?

Trying to recall if he’s suffered an injury previously? But for me he lacks the ability or strength to go claim what should always be his given his stature.

The Leicester game was an incredible save but again five foot nothing Dewsbury-Hall outjumps Bill around two yards from goal?

I’m grateful he did save it but I believe many, many Keepers simply collect what was a slow looping ball rather than be frozen to their line.

I still believe my bet of Leeds going up this season as champions is on track but in the current starting eleven our young keeper gives me the most concerns anxieties especially with so many tall sides (Preston, Stoke) in this division if our CB don’t win the first ball we are fragile in my opinion.

He’s still very young and he can eradicate these issues but it needs to happen quickly.

7.) 12 Nov 2023 17:15:37
Gotta look straight at the facts on their goal. Two players who have played very little football at all, let alone together. As Class says, wouldn’t have happened had Sam been on the park still.

8.) 12 Nov 2023 23:10:04
Bright I think firpo can be excused with being out of position after not played for a while and being a bit part in things for years. But Liam is club captain and he cannot hide behind game time and that nonsense. He should be on it every time he steps on the pitch. So I am will still say we need more cover in defence.
I see Liam covering cb with byram out side him but having him with firpo or another fill in shacks does not sound good.

9.) 13 Nov 2023 00:33:25
Baz Firpo is ? as a defender and as a player. Reason he was hopelessly out of position is because he's not a LB.

Loan Firpo in January. Sell Willy. Buy or arrange incoming loans for following positions:

1. CD
2. LB
3. CAM
4. CF

Get those 4 acquisitions correct and we finish no lower than 2nd.

10.) 13 Nov 2023 06:17:39

11.) 13 Nov 2023 08:18:50
It’s not realistic George, can’t see us offloading players during this season, makes no sense. More than likely we will bring in a couple of loans, one of those being a possible CB. It was pretty clear that they also wanted an attacking mid at the start of the season, that also could be on the cards.

Firpo did have a decent spell mid second part of last season, his injury stats with us are dreadful though and LB could be a position where we could have both Byram and Firpo on the treatment table this season. It is food for thought for Farke and his staff.

12.) 13 Nov 2023 13:08:31
We concur Georgey on signings required.

Firpo is gash OP . end of.

13.) 13 Nov 2023 16:01:02
OP You are probably correct regarding Willy. I'm simply thinking how the club accesses the necessary funds to strengthen our bench. Fact of the matter is Willy has been playing within himself. So long as the 4 positions are successfully addressed in January I can't see how we can be stopped. The CAM will help when teams come to ER and park the bus ?. I have full faith and confidence in Hammond to do the business when time comes.

14.) 13 Nov 2023 21:54:58
Not getting injured in the warm was a big achievement for Firpo.



04 Nov 2023 12:21:14
Best TEAM performance of the season Kamara just slightly more immense than everyone else.

Farke every credit possible tactics and substitutions spot on.

Wonder save from Mess, and noted Farkes comments afterwards when asked why no Darlow?

Farke said still Mess very young had been low on confidence but can be any keeper he wishes to be. Farke then added he’s been best keeper in the league this year…. fantastic man management but I’m still not convinced this is factually correct.

As Baz highlighted when the lad hit the bar Mess was down on one knee? So never would have reached it……and the wonder save…. everyone watching it back for how well he does, credit where it’s due BUT….

Dewsbury-Hall easily outjumps a standing Ayling and heads it at the back post less than TWO yards from goal?

Surely your keeper who has a four foot height advantage claims a slow looping cross and there’s no save to make?

Had that gone in the autopsy would have highlighted these obvious weaknesses.

Brilliant performance absolutely, miraculous save absolutely, but I’m just saying what I see and selfishly I would like additions in January to include a proven keeper especially if Farke does not consider Darlow is not better than Mess at this time.

I’d like a good solid back up keeper (johansson at Rotherham in EFL team of the year last year? ) and we definitely need back up full backs, as brilliant as Luke has been for us time waits for no man and it’s clearly caught up with Luke now.

Oh and isn’t great to watch us play let alone win in white, hope we continue to do that wherever we can, work with a Plymouth lad and he mentioned they fancy getting something from set pieces against us.


1.) 04 Nov 2023 13:09:29
1 billion per cent spot on very well balanced entirely fair and logical post Class. ???????.

2.) 04 Nov 2023 13:16:02
Agree class. Good save. But should have claimed more crosses and lots of mis communication between him and gray. Goalies fault. You get paid man wage so man up and shout for it.

3.) 04 Nov 2023 13:25:05
Good post Class - having had time to think about the game, I'm of the opinion that it's the most solid performance we have given in at least two seasons.

To restrict the runaway league leaders to just one shot (the last minute header which Meslier pushed away brilliantly) shows just what a good performance it was.

Hopefully we can now go on a winning run between now and Christmas, and as you have said, think one or two clever additions in January would complete the picture for the second half of the season.

4.) 04 Nov 2023 13:28:16
Class Luke and LOL both need to go in January replaced by a CD in a similar bracket to Rodon whether that's on loan or permanent buy. Realistically someone not as good as Rodon but better than LOL. I can also see us getting in a replacement for PB. Only then are we set.

5.) 04 Nov 2023 13:33:45
Yes class I think the legs are gone or going for luke. Not the first time this season he has been out jumped at the back post. As has been said before he will go when his contract runs out. Same with coops. Left back cover and a number 10 in Jan please!

6.) 04 Nov 2023 16:18:50
Agree on the full Bach situation Class, if we lose Rodon for a spell think we will struggle.
I’m sorry but I disagree with Meslier and it looks like I’m on my own in that judgement.
I believe Mez is a very decent keeper that is only going to improve. Everyone entitled to their opinions.

7.) 04 Nov 2023 16:20:23
To think that Adams was replaced by Amps and Kammy, and we still had £8m left over! Two great signings! And we cannot allow Rodon to leave under any circumstances! Try to do the deal in January imo.

8.) 04 Nov 2023 17:13:45
Adams is Mr November on my leeds calendar. Haven't really missed him this year have we.
I know what you mean about rodon bright.
Would be great if we could snag him at end of his loan.



03 Nov 2023 19:07:06
Tonight is a great indication of where we currently are as a team, I believe we have the best attacking squad in this league.

But to win tonight we need our defence to play at the same level, especially our young keeper who has amazing ability but is still prone to expensive mistakes.

Not sure why, but think we will win tonight (agree with Baz on wearing white) but win, draw or lose tonight it’s still a very long season and the performance will be interesting to note.

And will probably shape what we do or don’t do in January.


1.) 03 Nov 2023 19:31:44
Good post Class

Leeds are going to fight fight fight It's going to be alright
We going to win tonight
When we play in white

Baz The Poet.




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07 Oct 2023 20:20:50
Five pieces of silver is it Alf?




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31 Aug 2023 12:15:57
Uncle Bulgaria was always my fave Brighty ?.




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22 Aug 2023 10:19:50
WOW! Hope Buonanotte is true and he does come, the boy is a special talent, and would be an incredible asset in the Championship.

Although he doesn’t look it he’s as tough as he is talented.




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04 Jul 2023 18:26:04
Happy to buy lads bud lights all around is it ?????.




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22 Jun 2023 21:57:49
He made the Championship Team of the year last Season Aus, think Darlow is a great keeper.





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29 Nov 2023 23:33:29
It’s rubbish, we never needed it in the first place!

How to eradicate human error spend millions on technology (to line specific pockets) which ruins the natural flow and spectacle of the game, oh and be sure to validate this superior technology…with the same fallible humans?

What have we gained exactly?

And if we’re honest cries of anguish of derision around VAR are no different to the historical angst about the good old fashioned match officials.

Except now we’ve ruined the spectacle of football to placate nobody but the trough eating legislators.

It’s too late now, but it’s the equivalent of grounding Concorde we’ve regressed years!




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23 Nov 2023 14:17:19
Good post Brighty, certainly worth considering Willy given his speed and recent boost in confidence, still think there are untapped goals to come from Bam Bam but not sure his heart is fully in it just now, he’s always professional but that extra edge with strikers comes from being settled and happy and Paddy really doesn’t seem like that.




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23 Nov 2023 12:47:27
Expecting a tricky fixture they got a 2-2 draw at home with Ipswich and they’re a big direct side.

Not sure if the Welsh lads have had sufficient rest after playing Turkey but we will find out I’m sure we have the more skilled players to cause them many problems, attitude has to be spot on every game in this league as Saints away clearly showed.

Think we will win but won’t be surprised if it’s tight.




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20 Nov 2023 22:44:36
Radio? where the key requisite is talking, you don’t even have to make any sense…have any valid opinions just keep on talking…Jesse has found his perfect working environment.




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19 Nov 2023 20:53:37
He’s nearer to six foot tall at the time of writing but it would be wonderful to behold.