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29 Dec 2019 20:40:57
Costa starting to look like the player we've been missing? Ok he goes missing but when he's on he certainly on.





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23 Feb 2020 19:53:03
Sorry to have a pop but I find it amazing how quiet it is on here after a win. Lose. This thing goes crazy with anti Leeds posts
Just saying.


1.) 23 Feb 2020 22:23:08
Nothing to discuss after a win is there?

2.) 23 Feb 2020 22:52:11
We are all very happy and having a good drink, all on Brightwhite may I add.

3.) 24 Feb 2020 00:21:09
not sure what you mean by quiet, just read through three pages of posts so plenty been said. Think most of us are quietly confident but we have to thank other teams around us for dropping points for us holding second. Think we are well placed and we will do well in March and looking at upcoming games we are better placed than last season. Two wins does not make everything perfect, we should win all our home games, or at least not lose. If we end this month 5 points clear of third think we will double that by end of march, but still think Bam not good enough and my mate Bubs is a stubborn old bugger.

4.) 24 Feb 2020 08:37:45
Hmm. I seem to be getting a reputation regarding booze.

5.) 24 Feb 2020 09:08:50
yeah been out all weekend celebrating the football and boxing, nothing pleases me more than a scrappy 1-0 win, i honestly prefer it to a 4-0 win as think it shows more character.

6.) 24 Feb 2020 10:16:28
There were plenty of posts Corky.

Bielsabud spot on

And yes Boozy Brighty your secret is out 😂👍.

7.) 24 Feb 2020 11:14:26
There are no anti-Leeds posts on this site. Differences of opinion yes, but we all want the Leeds to win.

8.) 24 Feb 2020 11:20:09
Spot on Notts.

9.) 24 Feb 2020 13:58:28
You are right Notts. I didn’t phrase it very well.



10 Feb 2020 22:00:01
My first game since November and I've got a good feeling for a positive result. Brentford a good side but will attack us more and our play will get a result. MOT.


1.) 10 Feb 2020 22:30:26
Agreed. Forest played like they were the away team. Casilla’s error undid us and took the wind out of the rest of them. We were playing good football up till then - which is why Sow was clattering into people (but getting away with it) . Brentford will attack. And so will we.

2.) 11 Feb 2020 04:19:11
I'll be pleased to lose by only the odd goal. Feel we will lose 4 nil or worse and Bielsa sacked by end of the week.

3.) 11 Feb 2020 07:15:39
Bielsa will not be sacked. That costs money.

4.) 11 Feb 2020 08:20:38
Morning George, great to have you back with your positivity.

5.) 11 Feb 2020 08:26:19
Guess you've been busy this last couple of days - hopefully not working on some more anagrams.

6.) 11 Feb 2020 10:00:10
Corky, I think your presence will drive us on to victory tonight!
Ain’t no sackings happening this season, George. What club in their right minds sack a gaffer while the team enters the season run in with a shout at promotion. I certainly can’t recall it happening? Relegation fight, yes, but not a promotion battle!



09 Feb 2020 19:54:06
I'd like to ask an Ed a question. In other team forums who's teams are near top of the table do posters winge and bitch as much as on here? While I agree that things are not exactly great at this moment for Leeds but I still believe it can be turned around.


{Ed001's Note - every time a team hits a bad patch the fans whine and the site gets busier. However I have to say Leeds fans are currently way ahead of the rest in terms of throwing the toys out of their pram when still right up in contention.}

1.) 09 Feb 2020 20:09:11
I had an inkling. Cheers for the reply.,

{Ed001's Note - Rangers push it close to be fair. Even when they won 4-1 this weekend their site was as much full of people complaining as celebrating!}

2.) 09 Feb 2020 22:26:57
to be fair name one othr club fans with as much right to moan as leeds fans

i don't mind being rubbish i just hate under achiving and throwing a good situation away.

{Ed001's Note - if you think you are underachieving then I have no words. It is quite the opposite with the team you have if you ask me. None of you thought you would be in contention before last season started, now you seem to think you have a right to stroll away with it because you overachieved. I don't get it. Your owner keeps selling your best players and weakening the squad, how can you expect to compete? You talk about Wilder performing miracles, but Wilder was backed fully by the club and given the players he wanted and no one he wanted to keep was sold. Bielsa didn't want to lose Clarke or Roofe, they were key players for him. Particularly Roofe. I am quite sure he would love to have Vieira available too.}

3.) 09 Feb 2020 23:04:27
Some good points Ed001 about Wilder and Sheffield United.

{Ed001's Note - just find it difficult to believe people can compare the two. They are working in completely different circumstance. Wilder is a manager, Bielsa is a coach. It doesn't matter how good either are though, if they don't get complete backing from within their respective clubs then they are operating with one arm tied behind their back.}

4.) 09 Feb 2020 23:42:10
Indeed Ed001.

5.) 10 Feb 2020 06:48:18
100% agree Ed, Roofe was a key player for Leeds, don’t think Radrizzani wanted to meet his contract demands, plus he probably felt that Bamford at the time was the preferred striker.

{Ed001's Note - for me he is the one you really miss.}

6.) 10 Feb 2020 07:09:50
I was very surprised that with the recent loss of key players that haven’t been replaced sufficiently that Bielsa himself didn’t say “I’m off”! He did it at Marseille when Payet, Florian Thauvin, André-Pierre Gignac we’re moved on, same at Lazio. I don’t think he normally tolerates meddling chairmen.

{Ed001's Note - there was more to it at those places.}

7.) 10 Feb 2020 10:08:43
Ed. Great points. I think we are most certainly over achieving, given what Bielsa has to work with, and this, in the main, is why I can’t understand all of the “whining and bitching” (IM JOKING! ) , I mean negativity, toward the coach, who is solely responsible for achieving what we have this year, and last. Roofe a massive loss, yes, but if indeed he did indicate that he wouldn’t be signing a new contract, then the only option was to sell.

{Ed001's Note - it wasn't the only option. There was a choice between making money on him or keeping him to help push for promotion. He could have been the difference this season for you, imo.}

8.) 10 Feb 2020 23:11:47
Exactly ED001 . Roofe should havr been kept regardless of not signing a new contract. he went for a measly paltry £6 million too

He would have made the difference indeed.

9.) 11 Feb 2020 10:04:56
Not if he didn’t actually want to be here anymore. And whilst £6-8 mill seems paltry, it’s better than a disruptive influence, and nowt at the end of the season, on top of paying his wages for a year.



04 Feb 2020 20:43:07
Quick question to the unbelievers.
If Leeds United were to get promoted would you boys take back your stuff about Rad and Orta and Bielsa? Or would you skirt around the issue and say we were lucky?


1.) 04 Feb 2020 20:56:29
😂😂😂😂 Corky if. leeds Utd don't win the league are you going to give me that £50? because you have us going up as champs.

2.) 04 Feb 2020 20:57:47
What would you say if we did not win promotion?

3.) 04 Feb 2020 21:01:35
On a serious note for. me personally I would sincerely hope that would be Radz swansong . He's frugal in the championship can't even contemplate what he might be like in the big time . If we do go up I will be as happy as the next man, can't take back an opinion corky because that just looks pathetic, Equally apply the same question to the believers if we crumble again this season where will your head be at?

4.) 04 Feb 2020 21:04:26
Chris I made it a monkey. No offense but I don’t skirt about with fifty quid bets. Let me know by tomorrow if your in.

5.) 04 Feb 2020 21:05:21
Nothin Notts.

6.) 04 Feb 2020 21:21:37
I actually thought it was a fair enough question but I’m not surprised by the answers.

7.) 04 Feb 2020 21:38:53
Chris spot on.
Was a big fan of Bielsa, less so since the past months as he is making crucial mistakes in continuing with Kiko, the lack of striker options

Not a fan of Radz The Chancer and Orta is more miss than. hit

If we get promotion this season it will be through the playoffs and some ( overdue) good fortune in those playoffs . Bielsa will deserve all the credit and Orta credit for suggesting to bring in Bielsa.

Promotion or not I really hope Radz sells up this summer. If we don't go up, Bielsa leaves and Radz doesn't sell up we will at best be a mid table team again.

8.) 04 Feb 2020 22:26:00
Just because we win promotion doesn’t mean everything is rosey in the garden.
Biesla radz and Orta will all need to learn lessons and quickly if we go up.
We all be happy though.

9.) 04 Feb 2020 23:18:38
Woo hoo, listen to Corky laying down the del boys . I am not a gambler never have / never will i suppose. But surely you will accept a easy £100 so from me that Leeds won't WIN this league .

I say win now, not promo as win was your prediction about 2 week back.

10.) 04 Feb 2020 23:20:36
And by the way I gave you a fair answer but you never answered your own question applied back at yourself?

11.) 04 Feb 2020 23:41:31
cork I am by far the biggest doubter on this site

I do think we should go up so anything less is a massive failure

i also think we ain't going up as belisa is the most overrated manager in the world (cant think of a more over rated manager)

I think KP is the most over rateed leeds player since alan smith

i think copper is mid table at best and beradi should not be anywhere near a leeds top

all this said I pray they prove me wrong. i can't wait for you all to salughter me and for me to eat the biggest slice of humble pie.

12.) 05 Feb 2020 06:48:49
So you would skirt around the issue then Cork? I think that is contradictory.

13.) 05 Feb 2020 07:35:35
Unbelievers? More like realistic!
And based on recent events and experience. if i am driving my car down the road and the oil warning light comes on do I just ignore it and believe it's going to be ok, but then be surprised when my car breaks down!
I truly admire your faith in team corkwhite, given the events from last season and the near similarities with this one. More than anything I guess most on this site hope you are proven right, I would love to be wrong because Leeds United will be promoted. And yes I will celebrate like hell. Does that make me wrong or a bad fan!

14.) 05 Feb 2020 08:56:38
absolutely. If we go up it proves they were right and the ways they went about achieving it were the right ones. I hope 100% this is what happens and Radz and Orta turn out to be geniuses.

15.) 05 Feb 2020 14:54:31
Chris, if we blow it again, personally my head will be in tatters again. Last year took over a month to recover from, as my missus will testify. For me tho, the blame will lay at the feet of everyone involved at the club, responsible directly for the first team. I can’t point the finger singularly at one or two people. Hope we don’t have to face the same situation again!

16.) 05 Feb 2020 17:24:47
Do you think Radz would look to off -load us if he fails Bright ? I know the 5 year plan rubbish was his mantra but if it goes wrong this time I think the non believers ranks will swell massively . Would he be prepared for another go at it? I suppose he will in reality . F.

17.) 05 Feb 2020 20:23:37
Honestly don’t know Chris! I think without the likes of Bielsa at the helm, he’s done for! I’m hoping, like everyone else, that there’s an agreement in place with QSI.



02 Feb 2020 19:54:16
Question. Have we moved on as a club? Compared to the last eighteen years I mean. Why is everyone so down? We lost a match and in this league everyone can beat anyone. Let's stick together as anything else is detrimental. Still a long way to go and I'd be more worried if we weren't bossing games. ALAW.


1.) 02 Feb 2020 20:45:13
Corky, yes we have moved on massively, and it can’t be under estimated how immense the turn around has been under Bielsa, in what is realistically, a very short space of time.

2.) 02 Feb 2020 21:11:20
Corky Yes we did move on and in positive fashion but that's no longer the issue right now. It's about good results now, creating and retaining freshness in the squad i. e. rotation and goal threat leading to goals.

Bielsa is to blame. He admits the same himself. Togetherness and unity no matter what only takes you so far in life. Martyn great poster, comes across as genuinely decent, excellent sense of humour and would enjoy a 🍺 or three with him but his self-imposed exile reflective of the truth and what's going on.

Deep down I suspect he knows there's a problem at the club but he opts to sweep under carpet whereas others such as Zooks, CC, Whitey, Hess, Notts and Wex air the truth with varying degrees of criticism. Life and football two-way street and while I do see that lessons have been learned the person who is sadly most accurate on here this season is probably going to be proven correct. Our resident playwright orical.

Selling and not replacing virtually if not our only capable player regarding physicality, defending and attacking set pieces was an act of madness. FFP maybe. Questionable drama with him maybe but you don't cut nose spite face.

My question for you Cork. How many points extra would we have with Pontus in side? Think about it.

3.) 02 Feb 2020 21:22:46
Guess we're so down because the high of beating 'wall, and the hope we had turned a corner was so quickly followed by the despair caused by a fear that the corner may have led to a cul-de-sac.

However, I'd be very surprised if Big Kev is not on the bench on Saturday. He'll have had a further week of intensive Bielsafication and if Bielsa was truly trying to protect him from the crowd, he should have no fear on that account from our fanatical away support - who even stuck with BamBam through his worst goal drought. If he's on the bench and BamBam continues firing blanks, Big Kev will be the only option to change things up.

In a way, I suspect Bielsa kept Big Kev off the bench against
Wigan because he would have felt he would have had little choice but to bring him on (under-prepared, in his mind) if he had been there.

It's also possible that he felt he should have enough firepowerto beat Wigan in the squad chosen and hoped to keep his powder dry in terms of Big Kev and Poveda until next Saturday, so that they remain a bit of an unknown quantity to the Florists and Brentford will also have little time to prepare to face them. Given those games are six pointers in the promotion context.

4.) 02 Feb 2020 21:39:38
Brighty But that's not the relevant issue anymore. It was in 2019 but no longer. The issue is actually very simple. Goes like this. We sold the wrong central defender. Need to comply with FFP? So you sell Cooper. Probably would get just under a million for him and you cut your cloth differently then. In equivalent terms, it's like having Whyte, Fairclough and McClelland but you sell either Chris and retain John. Wrong call! Yes we play very pretty stuff and for 45 minutes Gooners didn't know which way was up but it's no use being the most handsome man in the room if you're going to let an uglier guy score with the models. In the Championship, underestimate need for physicality, set piece attack and defence then you misread altogether the league itself and what will occur after the New Year when clubs regroup and realize this is how you stop Leeds. Bet you opponents couldn't achieve that nearly as often with a scary 6 foot 4 brick heading Swede in our ranks.
We are no longer going 1 nil up in games. We try picture goal score. Sometimes all it's about is penetration and getting it done. We sold our best catalyst for that to the 🐝 and by ❤ Valentine's Day they could well be ahead of us. Pontus "crime" was that he ❤ us but that wasn't to Bielsa's liking. Error.

5.) 02 Feb 2020 22:41:22
George interesting posts but.
Pontus was here all last season and we didn't go up.

Selling Pontus was not necessarily a mistake as I have a feeling he may have been a disruptive influence in the camp. Not replacing him with a similar or better physical defender was a mistake.

But the BIGGEST problem by far has been that none of our team are natural goalscorers . if we had even 2,3 or 4 of those it wouldn't matter about the opposition set pieces as we would still win by 3 or 4 goals per game

Oh yes and the second biggest problem is I am sorry to say the disaster of a goalkeeper Kiko that Orta inexplicably signed and Bielsa inexplicably continues to play instead of the impressive Meslier . it's no conspiracy theory that the FA have spent over 4 months delaying Kiko's ban . they probably will want to delay it even later than this month . expect a final decision in May.

6.) 03 Feb 2020 07:23:28
Some valid points made above by George and others . But in answer to the original post we haven’t moved forward in the last twelve months . If anything we’ve moved backwards . The man responsible is Bielsa . He runs the training everyday, has a massive say in recruitment and retention and picks the team . And unless he dramatically changes his outlook no we won’t be going up this season .

7.) 03 Feb 2020 07:43:03
Administration, docked 15 points, league 2 football, Hockaday as Manager. Of course we have moved on.

8.) 03 Feb 2020 09:21:10
Wow. Zooks, I agree with most of that.
I don’t get the whole Pontus thing. Yes most of us loved him; he posed, gestured, shouted, basically did the right things to get the crowd onside. But he made many crucial mistakes last season in open play, not least against Derby, being out of position / jumping in. Wasn’t even that dominant at set pieces, so I dunno where that fallacy has come from.
As for Bielsa taking the blame, he’s clearly only saying that to protect players, both defensively and offensively, so that’s null and void. He can’t adjust a system to make ten outfield players hit the target. 442? No shots on target. 433? No shots on target. 31312? No shots on target. You get my drift. All above formations defending a corner? 1-0 down.

9.) 03 Feb 2020 10:32:06
Thanks Bright. yep indeed .

10.) 03 Feb 2020 10:48:56
George I would love a ball playing 6:4 CB but we ain’t got one unfortunately. However how many points has Ben White saved this season? And let’s be honest we were hardly impregnable at the back last season with Pontus there.

11.) 03 Feb 2020 18:55:21
George your right how we miss Pontus, big big mistake by Razds.




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02 Feb 2020 19:44:01
Isn’t that the same at every club Woody?




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27 Jan 2020 08:11:18
You seen much if him George? What kind of midfielder is he?




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25 Jan 2020 22:16:40
I don’t know why you bother sometimes Bright!




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21 Jan 2020 20:11:20
He’s actually a very good finisher however maybe he’s past his best.




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21 Jan 2020 20:10:22
I believe we’re right in waiting. Never panic buy but obviously good to have other irons in the fire.
People are to hung up on the James deal last season.





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26 Feb 2020 19:42:44
Win these two away games and we will be hard to catch.
Wish I never said that now!




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26 Feb 2020 19:41:16
Berm my glass must be overflowing as I still believe we’ll win the league. Although I must admit I’d take second!




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25 Feb 2020 11:11:41
George quite the opposite I actually enjoy your posts. Your many predictions also make me laugh. I just hope the bees one doesn’t come true.




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24 Feb 2020 22:10:07
George a broken clock is right twice a day!
Do me a favour with all your predictions. Anyone who predicts as much as you can surely say they were right cometh.