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29 Nov 2019 13:36:56
All the talk of Vydra deal already having been done, does that give the impression he might be training, if not with the squad, but to Balsa's guidance, fitness levels etc, so as to hit the ground running in January. get him up to speed in November and December
He scored 22 goals for rams in this league so knows what its about, he has also been well rested.
Is he coming as part of the final payment due on the Woods deal?
There appears to be yardage in this rumour.


1.) 29 Nov 2019 17:46:04
Bit of wishfull thinking in there 70 but I do wish it was true. Get him and play him straight away.

2.) 01 Dec 2019 00:32:20
In a word, no.

3.) 04 Dec 2019 10:28:17
Apparently he’s not even on our list.

4.) 04 Dec 2019 13:46:36
Phil Hay quoted he definitely won't be coming!

5.) 07 Dec 2019 16:55:05
I wouldn't want him, don't think he is a premier league striker. Would rather we trusted Nketiah and Edmondson than spend heavily on Vydra, unless someone truly proven in the prem or much younger wit more potential than Vydra. His attitude when we tried to sign him initially doesn't endear him to me either.

6.) 08 Dec 2019 19:40:32
Much of the talk now is for Cenk Tosun and/ or Brewster.



06 Nov 2019 13:21:38
On the possible sale of the club to QSI, bearing in mind to take most of these stories with a pinch of salt. Saying that the story is not going away and at the end of the most recent article from L@Equipe the most telling line for me was.

"L'Equipe reached out to Radrizzani for an update, but they were told the Italian would not be able to comment on the ongoing discussions. "

If this is the case and while a sale might never happen, stating that Radrizzani would not be able to comment makes me think negotiations are currently taking place and he is bound by a confidentiality agreement, which is normal in these circumstances.


1.) 08 Nov 2019 13:33:40
Or he is just busy doing other things and a Journo wants to make a story out of nothing.



06 Nov 2019 12:10:36
On the ongoing negotiations, the entourage added: "There are real discussions, but it's a slow-moving file. But it can go faster tomorrow. "
L'Equipe are of the belief Leeds are estimated to cost QSI around €60-80m and responding to it, QSI source stated: "That's not wrong. "

If the deal to take over Leeds materialises, it will give QSI a potential future headache as UEFA rules don't allow two clubs involved in a European competition to be owned by a single entity.

"The right people will ask themselves the right questions to know how to do it, but we are very far from it, " the entourage said.

Meanwhile, L'Equipe reached out to Radrizzani for an update, but they were told the Italian would not be able to comment on the ongoing discussions.


1.) 07 Nov 2019 20:48:36
I imagine that if QSI are looking to purchase Leeds United Football Club for approx £75m then they must be taking on all the incumbent debt too. By which I mean the remaining payments on all the recent outgoing transfer fees etc.
To my mind the low-ish transfer fees that have come in (Viera, Taylor etc) , in recent times, seem to hint at most of the money has been paid up front and there will be little if any further payments coming in. Nothing for QSI to offset against those that need paying in the future.

Also, at that price, i hope they are buying Elland Road, which isn't actually owned by LUFC.

Otherwise that is a lot of money for a EFL team that only manages to break even despite the largest share of TV revenue and a global fanbase.

2.) 08 Nov 2019 13:35:12
I doubt we got transfer fees up front. Didn’t usually work that way these days.



02 Aug 2019 20:35:52
All I can think is Rads appears to be doing a Bates at the moment. This is not good.
Starting to rapidly lose faith in Rads.


1.) 02 Aug 2019 22:13:55
Leeds player sales: 9m Clarke, 3.5m BPF, Pontus 5.5m, 7m Roofe, Saiz 2.5m. Plus a few million for Wilkes, Halme etc. We've got a bjt of a war chest!

Call me an optimist, though if we end the transfer window by signing Gayle 12m, Kent 10m and a CB then that would be a great window and we'd be stronger than last season.

2.) 02 Aug 2019 22:14:47
thats ok 70, i started that process about 18 months ago 😂😂, Eventually everyone will see he ain't the answer .

3.) 03 Aug 2019 01:51:44
So who would you be happy with Chris? Prob no one is the real answer.

4.) 03 Aug 2019 08:18:36

5.) 03 Aug 2019 09:44:04
I would be very happy if we could break this run of chairmen we have had now for over a decade and a half . The definition of madness is repeating same process repetitively and expecting a DIFFERENT outcome . Seriously do you feel radz is any diff to GFH or Mass? . Is been 15 year now since we crashed are you not feeling we deserve better? . That's almost 2 generation of kids who haven't seen a Premiership home game that for me is real bad .

6.) 03 Aug 2019 10:10:51
Chris Insinuating that Radz is possibly like GFH is beyond ridiculousness and outrageous. Radz is the best Chairman we've had since Leslie Silver.

7.) 03 Aug 2019 10:41:32
best of a bad lot, we are where we are and that ain't changing, Good will at beginning of season amounts to nothing come end of it . When here we are again stuck in Limbo, obviously you must be happy with the current status quo, but myself and a good few others on here would hope for better from the man who controls the money.

8.) 03 Aug 2019 10:57:11

Great rant. Totally followed your logic. And every poster on here deserves to be read at least

However. I am with George. Your fixation on the chairman is mildly uncomfortable and as he hasn't been with the club all those 15 years you speak of I can't see how he is to blame for the lack of premiership football

Last pre-season he was chastised for bringing in a foreign coach who "knows nothing of how to get out of the Championship". Can I remind you that we have had our best finish in those 15 years you mentioned.

Also last pre-season he was howled at as he sold our best young midfielder to a foreign giant and kept Klich. Now we have the best midfield in the division with every member of it worth more than Viera.

9.) 03 Aug 2019 11:16:42
axe_on_tour Are you seriously trying to tell us that there is some logic in selling your best central defender, seemingly our best forward Roofe (both unlikely to be replaced) for fairly poor money in the case of Pontus having a similarly small squad then last season and expecting better results.

10.) 03 Aug 2019 16:54:19
Chris x2, Not sure what you are talking about. I am with George and Axe, Radz is bar far the best Chairman we have had in years. Yes I would like a chairman to bring in Neymar and Bale, but it ain’t going to happen, but last year was the best year we have had in terms of performances and results for a long time, and that starts at the top.
Selling Pontus had to happen if he was a bad apple, no matter how good, club comes first! If we land Gayle, Kent and perhaps another CB, will Radz then become a legend?
Cockerney, I would say, if Roofe goes and Gayle comes in, that’s a result!

11.) 03 Aug 2019 18:04:50
cheers axe and great to read your post also pal in which your points are clearly made, on radz, my. fixation on him is two fold, firstly as we all know on here he's the boss, so as we all know how it works ultimately its the boss who controls the cash . Radz is the man who could have changed all this last January axe, had he just released the cash to buy some additions to squad chances are we wouldn't be talking about the championship season now.
Leeds were i think the first team that were top xmas day that didn't go up in 12 seasons i think .

We had the. top scorer in the championship in our hands (Vydra ) and we let him go to buy Bamford . The mind boggles .
Secondly indeed Radz has not been here throughout all our rubbish last 15 but that fact don't change, the fact we have been here and really a lot of us feel like its time enough to move on, and as i said that only happens, by buying players like Vydra and not Jay Roy + Caleb (no disrespect ) but their not good enough as we have seen time + again.

Anyways i on the del boys here in spain currently and am looking forward to game tomorrow
After all fundamentally we all want same thing LUFC back in big time, cheers pal.

12.) 03 Aug 2019 20:41:36
With GEORGE on this one Radz probably the best we have had for a long time, but does not mean he much good. Bubs is the one doing the business Cellino for all his faults would have put his money in last Jan and gone for it.

13.) 03 Aug 2019 22:55:44
Cockney he wasn’t our best defender as stats prove, look at his behaviour today? I have a 5 yr old who acts better than janson.

14.) 04 Aug 2019 09:00:05

I agree that Pontus was our best defender last year. Being the tallest, with the most weight, and actually quite fast, he played well for us. However I think Cooper wasnt far behind. And I thought I watched centre backs from other less prominent teams play equally as well as Pontus.
I wished we had received more money for him, but life is what it is

As for Roofe, I have always admired his football. He works hard. He thinks about the game. He is versatile. But.

I sincerely believe that any Championship level striker would have scored the same number of goals from the number of chances Leeds created last year. In a nutshell, he can be replaced, and £7m is a good amount for a Championship level player in his final year.

15.) 04 Aug 2019 09:02:58
Chris Chris

I also would have liked to have seen Vydra at Leeds, but it wasnt to be

I think Leeds are hoping to spend less, on a few players, and find a Vydra in the making

That's were we sit in the financial status.

16.) 05 Aug 2019 03:48:28
Re: Vydra.

It was Bielsa who pulled pin. Vydra was in Leeds and Radz was reading to 'splash the cash' but when asked in an interview about his football Vydra said staying in the Championship was 'ok', but he believed he should be playing for a Premier League team. Bielsa decided he wasn't commited enough so pulled pin.

17.) 05 Aug 2019 03:54:16
Also. Radz may not be the richest (personally I think he's done a good job) but he did buy Elland Road back, has brought in El Loco and has invested in Youth. way better than anyone in recent years. ALAW MOT.

18.) 05 Aug 2019 10:15:27
Correct he did buy E. R back but LUFC still don't own it, Radz does privately albeit some holding company prob based in a attic on the Cayman Islands.



24 Jul 2019 08:05:46
Ed2. The debate is about the money we are not spending and whether the squad is good enough at present. Spending £5m to £10m on 4 or 5 players who have room to develop further, young Gradel, Bechio or Snodgrass types, who will strengthen the squad, would give us a better chance at promotion, would not just be spending money to placate fans. Those 3 players would have gotten us promoted last season . This would not be gung-ho spending either in would be sensible investment in players.


1.) 24 Jul 2019 10:29:34
That’s not unreasonable 70. Tho I think for those players now, you’d be looking at £30 million, so far toward madness that the market has gone. I believe this is where the idea of investing in youth has come from, so that we create those players.

2.) 24 Jul 2019 12:15:34
Yes BRIGHT create then give away, Halme, Diaz, Wilks, Rey, Nicell and who goes next year Edmo, Bogus, Stevens?

3.) 24 Jul 2019 13:03:36
Apologies to Word-count Aus in advance.

Some on here seem pretty convinced that we will not be buying any more new players this window, and I think someone referred to twitter comments from Phil Hay to back this up. Not sure I've seen the original comments but reports suggest he merely advised we would not be buying anyone at CB, CF or in midfield.

Granted most on here (including me) are keen to see CB addition, but I've seen him rule out any additions to the squad. We know Bielsa took in the Bradford v Liverpool game and that we trialed Max Johnstone in goal v Tad, and that BPF has not got any recent pre-season minutes.

This suggests we may be on the lookout for a no2 goalkeeper and it would seem Bielsa was scouting at Bradford (presumed to be for another advanced wide player) . So we would seem to be in the market, possibly for other positions too.

It could be that Bielsa is thinking that Costa or another winger would be able to play as a Roofe-style striker or perhaps that three wingers could interchange positions throughout a match - causing mayhem to any defence set up to contain our attacking threat - which could explain the supposed interest in another winger. I guess he probably feels Bambam and Edmondson can fill the target-man role when required.

Not saying I'm necessarily happy or if that proves to be the case. Just that we may not be done in the transfer market just yet.

4.) 24 Jul 2019 13:59:15
Love the positive spin, really interesting way to look at the situation.

5.) 24 Jul 2019 16:20:53
As all were ready to move up BIGE, I can only guess a certain MB didn’t think they were going to cut the mustard? And maybe taking up match places of others that he rates as having greater potential? Doubt we gave them away either, all will have commanded a fee. Of course, I’m only speculating here, as no one knows for sure who has been making the calls on these lads.
Of those who have or are going, Nicell is the biggest surprise to me.




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15 Jan 2020 13:56:57
Rads also had £10m from the 49'rs.




15 Jan 2020 09:10:50
Big Bielsa fan and very much more pro Rads than against. My only concern is for the club with one of the highest incomes in the league we are joint lowest spenders . This is over 3 windows now.
It has and could again cost us very dear.
Where is all the money going because it is not going on players.
Not looking to break the bank, just if we had brought in 2 more players in each of the last 3 windows, think how much stronger the squad would be.
Just want to see the club do its best and not be used as a cash cow.


1.) 15 Jan 2020 09:44:52
Great post 1970.

2.) 15 Jan 2020 10:08:44
Very good post 1970 . as thought Leeds United is Radz cashcow.

3.) 15 Jan 2020 11:22:45
I can only assume the thinking is. Spend big and gamble for 120mill or spend nothing/ v. little, no gamble, and take 80mill.

4.) 15 Jan 2020 11:53:22
A gree Leodis, think when Acer and Radz took control it was with the intention of making us a better club and more attractive for future investors, that's what they do, that's the aims of the company. Their best case scenario was, and still is, promotion. However budgets will be decided by the company as a whole not just Radz. At the end of last season a budget of 20mill was agreed for loan signings for following season. I guess that a budget or strategy for purchases was also agreed. If profits are used to pay off debts fine then we have less in the kitty but are more desirable for potential buyers. When Radz said their was a 3 or 5 year plan it was about maximising the clubs potential to gain the best possible resale price. Yes they want us to go up but will not gamble with finances to do so. Nothing against this as think we have progressed well as a team and a club. The fans are back and we are challenging for top spot again. However if we had owners whose priority was success and not just financial success guess they would be investing a bit more at this stage.

5.) 15 Jan 2020 12:03:14
Bielsabud if Leeds do not go up this season . do you think they will still be challenging for too spot or even top 6 next season . with no Bielsa, KP, White, Hatrisom .

6.) 15 Jan 2020 12:07:23
£80 m plus the transfer money over the last couple of windows.

7.) 15 Jan 2020 12:15:37
# top # Harrison.

8.) 15 Jan 2020 13:22:32
Bazooka if we do not go up it may take a miracle to keep Bubs and we will certainly sell players, KP being the most likely. Without Bubs would not get the quality loanees we have. I guess it will be Radz gamble failed let's start again. Do not agree with Radz strategy but nowt we can do.

9.) 15 Jan 2020 13:58:17
I concur exactly Bielsabud .

10.) 15 Jan 2020 18:39:47
At last we’ll done Bielsabud, whether you like Radz strategy or not “what are you going to do about it”?
He owns the club.
So calm down drink a beer and carry on supporting this great football club.
From what I’ve heard gaining promotion from the Championship is not a given, ask the Forest fans and a few others.

11.) 15 Jan 2020 18:44:30
no belisa could be a huge blesing just depends who we get in

hougton for belisa. i could live with that.



14 Jan 2020 18:32:25
On transfers out and players wages saved, so off the books, we made £30m surplus in the summer window. We spent no money on transfers.

We spent little to no money last January or in the summer and it looks like we are trying to only borrow players again in this window.
Rads is doing a Bates while using one of the worlds best coaches as cover.

Before you all start saying ah but he did this and he did that, please wake up and smell the coffee.

Really do not want to have the same sick feeling this end of season as last, especially while Rads is taking tens of millions from the club.

There might even be a couple of players come in, ones we have never heard of, a Grot, Ekuban or Cibiki, we will all be told how great they are and they cost ten million each, NOT!

Brentford have spent £28m while Rads has taken £30m out, therein lies a tale.


1.) 14 Jan 2020 18:43:27
Excellent post Leeds1970 .

2.) 14 Jan 2020 19:08:43
Leeds1970: Great post I for one smelled the coffee a long long time ago, never trust a liar,

3.) 14 Jan 2020 19:22:58
Will be interesting to see accounts for last season. As you say 30mill in and no one bought. Before window opened Radz said he had 20mill for loans so would love to see how its accounted for.

4.) 14 Jan 2020 19:34:29
1970 it's all very quiet on the Radz apologists Western Front to your post.

5.) 14 Jan 2020 19:40:47
All cash deals or staggered payments?

6.) 14 Jan 2020 19:49:16
We’re are from viduka?

7.) 14 Jan 2020 20:52:13
Find out once accounts are out Canada.

8.) 14 Jan 2020 21:01:49
It’s getting a bit like a white dog turd on here now. Once you seen it, it’s nothing special. And nor is it interesting. Do people not realise that ramming your opinion down everyone's throat, repetitively, is not going to make them change their/ our/ my opinions? It doesn’t work like that. Reading the same old carp everyday, and seeing it become spiteful, isn’t necessary. Agree to disagree, then back to bants.

9.) 14 Jan 2020 21:16:31
Oh, yeah, and player sales, do not equal profit.



14 Jan 2020 15:55:06
Starting to think all the takeover talk is a story being put out by the club in order to help encourage potential transfer targets to join.
The idea of joining a club with the chance of them having the funds of a PSG in the future or a club that could have mega rich owners, must be a big lure to footballers and their agents when approached.


1.) 14 Jan 2020 16:59:30
Wouldn't it be the opposite?
If we get promoted and bought by mega rich group we'd buy better and dump the existing players.

2.) 14 Jan 2020 17:38:05
That would be my thinking too Canada - they can't even get inflated wages out of it because they will already have a contract.

3.) 14 Jan 2020 20:13:02
Sorry 1970 but you’re way off mate.



14 Jan 2020 09:29:27
We can see all the good work Bielsa has done with the players available.
The squad size and recruitment, investment/ money are down to Rads and Orta.
If we struggle this season with the same problems as last season all the blame, lies with Rads and a lack of investment.


1.) 14 Jan 2020 10:18:19
Would you not think it's the managers decision/ prerogative to demand additional signings, and I would think that what Marcelo wants at ER, Marcelo gets .

2.) 14 Jan 2020 11:44:10
MB loves a small squad and MB has been known to walk if unhappy. costa was MB's signing and Mb i looking for a winger. yes of course rads and orta are respoinsible but MB plays a big part as well.

3.) 14 Jan 2020 12:35:17
Money talks Chris, all and every manager would look to improve their squad at any given opportunity. The small squad and FFP lines from the club don't wash with me.
Don't get me wrong Rads has done great for the club and I would not want to waste money, we need to strengthen the squad.




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07 Nov 2019 13:13:44
Chris have you a decent source for this, rather than just journos rehashing headlines from other sites.




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30 Jun 2019 11:49:25
Think JC's advisers were trying to play one off against the other to get as much out of any deal as possible. Don't know if Clarke actually wanted to go, so they had to start a blame game to sell the move to JC, running Leeds down to sell the idea of the move to a reluctant JC might be one way of looking at it. Who knows? One thing that must be remembered is no one is bigger than the Club.




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29 Jun 2019 17:14:18
George, for the benefit of dating of contracts the 1st of July maybe important as a date, it might have a bearing on financial fair play years. The season/ year running from 1st July 19 to 30th June 20.




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02 Jan 2019 18:33:59
Think MB said he was happy with the players, because he did not want to undermine the current players confidence by saying some of them might be replaced . You offer any manager the option of better players and they will want them, it goes without saying. You just don't want to undermine the good players you want to keep.





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17 Jan 2020 08:32:19
Respect Bielsa, but this is not a one man show Rads, Orta and Kenner are all major players in this, Bielsa can only work with the players that are brought into the squad by others. But he does like bringing in players as well as developing them, James and Adams are two he wanted, we did not get. Costa, White and Harrison are three we did get and which he had input.




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15 Jan 2020 18:11:05
Just thinking the same Chris. There is only about sixteen weeks left in the season.
A big statement of intent by bring in 3 or 4 faces would go down very well.
The feeling after last years failure is not something I want to experience again.




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15 Jan 2020 12:23:48
Add to this
Taylor £6m
Viera £7m
Bridcutt £1m
Wood £15m

That is the best part of £60m in transfer fees and an annual turnover of about £50m
We have about 20 senior pros on an average wage of £20k per week, about £20m.
Plus Bielsa and team £4m a season? , then club running costs £6m?




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15 Jan 2020 12:07:23
£80 m plus the transfer money over the last couple of windows.




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15 Jan 2020 12:05:58
Think there is the best part of £30m from the player sales below, the figure is rounded up slightly with the benefit of wages ion free transfers
Jack Clarke Spurs
Pontus Jansson
Kemar Roofe Kemar Roofe
Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Samu Sáiz
Caleb Ekuban
Pawel Cibicki
Pogon Szczecin
Tom Pearce
Aapo Halme
Barnsley FC