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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.



01 Jul 2019 19:39:10
Caceido and Costa, if added to the five from last season, Roofe, Bamford, Roberts, Harrison and Pablo, would give us 7 players to cover our attacking options. Think we would need one more in, after that the pathway for younger players would become too blocked up . As Saiz is still one of our players, I would have him back, especially if we could get back firing to his best. He was the best player in this league for a time. We would have Alioski and Dallas who could cover as well . Plus some of the U23's should be getting very close to competing for game time, there is about six of them who are knocking on the door, on paper the squad is starting to shape up.


1.) 01 Jul 2019 20:39:24
1970 Saiz is part of our past. He deserted us in our time of need. He must not be allowed to play for our club again. Haven't even mentioned his other problems. Tyler the Creator shall fill his void.

2.) 01 Jul 2019 21:55:31
I so agree with George, from the outside it’s impossible to get the full story about how a player does or doesn’t fit in, but my bet is that Saiz doesn’t and Bielsa will not want him back. However good his football could be, he had to be inThe right frame of mind to produce it and often wasn’t . The spitting and ban came at a crucial time of the year for the club. The personal reasons took him back to Spain at another crucial time for the club. He goes to a club pushing for the 4th champions league spot in Spain, they don’t do it and his contribution is minimal in an opportunity and place that was absolutely perfect for him! If he is going to find a happy place for him to play, it’s not going to be in Leeds and to be honest I’m not sure where it will be if he couldn’t make it work in Madrid where he wants to be! I think he could have been a really superb football player but just don’t think the desire, determination or professionalism is there.

3.) 01 Jul 2019 23:34:19
Well said George. However if he were to come back he will need the full support of all Leeds fans. Can’t see it though!

4.) 02 Jul 2019 08:21:19
He needs to get the desire back or he is finished which would be a shame. Not sure who will want him at the moment. He could get his head down and play his best for us next season to try and secure a move to Spain or he could just end up in minor leagues. Would be a plus for us if he came back with determination and i would be happy with that. Then again if Bub feels he no longer has that passion would be happy to see him walk out the door.

5.) 02 Jul 2019 19:12:42
Saiz was relatively old when we brought him in, if he was "all that" he wouldn't have been in the Spanish second division, he did well initially but always seemed to be petty and precious, as if we'd bought a mini Messi 🙄🙄🙄.

6.) 03 Jul 2019 06:46:42
Spot on Al, not sure “ team before self” was properly explained to him inn Spanish!



30 Jun 2019 08:22:32
Main paper/ media talk this week on players coming in seems to revolve around Mujica, McCarron (both maybe for U23's) and Costa, Harrison, White, Freeman, Caicedo for first team squad. If we can get these in or similar we would be loads stronger.


1.) 30 Jun 2019 11:49:46
That would amount to “amazing bizzniss”! In my opinion, of course!



10 Jun 2019 17:23:22
Just can't see Rads having the funds required in order to get the quality that's needed in. Think that is why we have not invested in the squad properly and then failed to invest in January. All the talk about MB being happy with a small squad and only wanting one player in January is all just spin. Rads did not have the readies to buy James in January and tried to get him on the never never. Don't get me wrong I like MB and think Rads is doing his best, what I dislike is Rads and his spin team thinking we are all fools and will swallow any line the club throws out.
Very poor from Rads when a few million could have strengthened the team enough to get up and he then looses out on £350 million.
Will that chance present itself for him again? Not without investment!


1.) 10 Jun 2019 21:39:33
You're probably right '70. Just reading that we don't have 6mil spare for a CB.

2.) 11 Jun 2019 08:33:09
1970 If mb wasn’t happy with a small squad he’d have walked. He’s walked for far less in the past and if you look back at the club teams he’s managed he’s always done it with a small squad. As for the James saga it wouldn’t have mattered if rads had put up £30 million as there chairman wasn’t going to let the deal through under any circumstances as in his own words he delayed the deal until it was too late in the interest of the club. We had agreed a fee with the owners but can’t do anything about a kamikaze chairman going rogue can we.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 10:57:33
We don't have any money available for signings other than loan signings. Unless we get a load of cash injected from somewhere we will be looking at loans only.

4.) 11 Jun 2019 11:42:42
Alf only a handful of people know what money we have. If you go around bragging you’ve got a £20 million war chest then average £1 million pound players become £5 million pound players as all the clubs will increase there players value to a club they know has money.

5.) 11 Jun 2019 14:17:00
That's what is often banded about TTIAO but I'm not convinced myself. The noises coming out of people close to the club seem to confirm the fact that we have no money and we are focussing on loans. I can see a cash signing if we sell a few but so far nobody has been sold so we don't have any funds to sign anyone new. Even if we did the funds we make seem to evaporate - look at last season for instance.

6.) 11 Jun 2019 14:39:59
It’s called overheads Alf, better a chairman living within our means than one like Peter risedale.

7.) 11 Jun 2019 17:21:24
Indeed TTIAO, but that doesn't suggest a club with loads of money just keeping schtum - it suggests a club with no money.

8.) 11 Jun 2019 17:34:50
All down to interpretation as always. Loans cost money too, in loan fees, and wages. Thanks to wages in the PL, and player values, loans are the only viable option if we are to stay within the bounds of FFP. The only way to purchase players, when you’ve not got parachute payments, are “ ones for the future”.

9.) 12 Jun 2019 07:45:27
They think it’s all over, get real! And while your at it take your head out of Rads’ backside . He either hasn’t got a pot or isn’t prepared to invest in the first team and tried to buy DJ on the never never, hence it fell through and as a result probably cost us promotion .

10.) 12 Jun 2019 12:05:10

11.) 12 Jun 2019 12:23:32
Bright - FFP is just an excuse.

The way i understand it we are comfortably within the limits imposed by the EFL having a £12.2m deficit for the three season cycle 2015/ 18. We are allowed up to £15m without any input from the owner and £39m if the owner makes up the defecit. So to my mind that means we could spend £26.8m this season if we wanted to and still be within the limits providing the owner stumps up some cash, in our case, to the tune of £24m. That would be plenty to get some decent players in.

Even if you factored in the operating losses of £4.3m. Hell, let's round that up to $5m operating losses and we would still be able to spend £21.8m this season and be compliant.

We make the most revenue in the league (discounting clubs with parachute payments) of £40.7m so how we still make a loss of £4.3m is also a bit of a worry for me and that was after we took into account £18.1m generated through player sales (although to be fair we also invested over £10m in new players and their wages) . we hardly broke the bank though.

12.) 12 Jun 2019 12:51:14
Georgie it’s mutual my brother!

13.) 12 Jun 2019 14:28:00
Well explained young Alfred.

Any chance you could take a look at my tax return for me?


14.) 12 Jun 2019 16:58:57
Since when did you start completing them MM?

15.) 12 Jun 2019 17:29:24
Yes Alf, but wages are part of the P&L, so £26.8 mill doesn’t leave much for transfer costs, if you buy a couple of players for 10mill, then pay them 40k per week, which is exactly my point. Loans are a much shrewder way forward, then invest when we get promoted.




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16 Sep 2019 12:56:34
Think MB might be trying to use some players as sparingly as possible. Knowing that he will only get a certain number of top quality minutes out of players. Will use others to do donkey work and all the running, then if not ahead bring on the quality players later in games when goals are needed. Think this is his strategy. What's the point of players leaving their best performances away at Barnsley in September. Need them on fire for the bigger fixtures.


1.) 16 Sep 2019 14:14:33
1970 You miss the point. It's not about players leaving their "best" for Barnsley. It's about developing a consistency throughout a season and realizing goals win football matches. Both subs were involved in both goals. Great having a powerhouse bench but Houdini acts can only be performed for so long. Berm mentioned correctly that better sides would have gone ahead before we introduced our subs. Our form at home is worrying. 4-4-2 is the solution. Paddy dragging players away leaving Eddie in a spatial paradise would see us improve our home form.

2.) 16 Sep 2019 15:35:14
agree with george I think bamfords movement and eddies pace and finishing would terrorise a lot of prem defences let alone this league.

3.) 16 Sep 2019 16:12:36
Not sure I agree - against Swansea they didn't score until the 90th minute - should have been 19 minutes after the introduction of Costa and Eddie for us to score before Swansea did - what makes you so sure the Baggies and whoever else you see as being the top teams would have scored by the 70 mins?

4.) 16 Sep 2019 18:25:53
Alf Their better players! Last time I checked Baggies are superior to Tykes. Barnsley would be the first to admit it! Swansea result was bad luck but this is what you risk when your big guns are on the bench. Homes games, we must attack from the off. We need to get into a home rhythm of going 2 goals up by half-time due to the combination of quality of chances we produce and the undoubted skill level of Ian Wright's adopted son (along with the pace and class of Coffee Man) .

5.) 16 Sep 2019 18:34:01
Just taking that game as it was I think a better team would of scored the ample chances given but then every game is different

I do get the tired legs idea and it is working but I think just start with strongest 11 otherwise we will be outshined sooner rather than later I fear.



31 Aug 2019 18:00:20
Not wanting to jump on a band wagon, we play great tippy tappy football but we have a soft underbelly, like all those teams Arsenal had under Wenger. You have to have metal to win the battles. Fed up with losing the important games.




27 Aug 2019 12:21:14
. lad who has been with us since he was 7!
Have you got a project for school?

Spanish you lost me on the school project line?

Nearly 40 years since I left school.


1.) 27 Aug 2019 14:40:44
It was a joke 1970! Obviously not a good one!



27 Aug 2019 08:00:37
Can anyone give any info on two players Robbie Gotts and Jordan Stevens. Position they play etc. Cheers in advance.


1.) 27 Aug 2019 08:28:02
Gotts is a right back .
Stevens is a winger but can play centre mid.

2.) 27 Aug 2019 08:37:26
Leeds ; they have both been discussed a fair bit on here. Robbie plays down the Right, usually right. Back or wing back. Jordan is interesting because he is listed as a defensive midfield player, came from Forest Green, but in his time with us has been mainly used on the wing, often the right but plays both sides and was usually on the opposite wing to Jack Clarke when they played together in the 23s . Jordan came to us a couple of years ago whereas Robbie is one of Bermos favourites a Yorkshire born lad who has been with us since he was 7! Have you got a project for school?

3.) 27 Aug 2019 09:17:19
Oh and I forgot, one more Robbie fact, been on the first team bench 17 times in 2019 and yet to come on!

4.) 27 Aug 2019 10:12:22
both good players but stevens is a fav of mine. think we signed him as a defensive mid but the lad can play, he has played right wing and ast game played up front although he was a little lost in the role. he is powerful physical but with a touch of class, not unlike Gary mac in some ways.

5.) 27 Aug 2019 10:50:54
I used to play with Robbie Gotts in sunday league, he was always meant for good things then.



22 Aug 2019 09:11:02
Don't think we were fully at it last night. A couple of players a little out of form . Stuck it out, to grind out a good win .
Would have lost this match previously, midweek, with Pontus coming back hype etc.
Pontus had a quite match.
Think Brentford are better than we give them credit for. They spent £27m in the summer window as opposed to our zilch.
They gave Hernandez no room or time and pushed up on Philips every time he got the ball. So they had their tactics right. Thought this would have allowed Foreshaw more time and space to influence the game and he did not have the impact he should have. It was crying out for him, Klich or Harrison to have bigger impact on the game.


1.) 22 Aug 2019 10:13:30
they did but they also lost mapuay. for me any team i don't expect to be in playoffs i consdier a weak team, this is not the case as we have a hard league but at the same time if we are to go up we can't drop too many points against teams not looking for playoffs, that could be the difference between promotion and not, like last year

I think many if not all teams will now push on phillips i know this was millwalls tatic at er last season and think many will do the same which makes sense as he is the best passer in the league. In think this will make space more for other and hope it don't lead to too many defensive mistakes from KP, last night there was only one huge mistake which didn't cost us at the end so. so far so good.

2.) 22 Aug 2019 10:19:01
Spot on 1970, I think Brentford will have a good season, good manager set them up well and they have some talent. They made it very hard for us first half and could have easily gone in front with the shot off the post. They closed us down very well but not easy to keep that going all game especially when the threat and formation changes! Alioski and Harrison doesn’t work as well as Douglas and Harrison who are much more a partnership. Alioski works in a different way.

Enjoy watching White defending, such a calm approach and great reading of the game. Shame not blessed with a bit more height, but his quality makes up for it a lot. Good positioning. Still learning but very solid acquisition!

3.) 22 Aug 2019 10:19:43
1970 🐝 net spend small though given sales of Maupay and Sawyers which I believe brought in £23m. Their tactics were spot on but so were our countermeasures when Eddie appeared. #4-4-2stillworks.




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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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19 Sep 2019 12:18:33
Yes Bermo, you are forgetting one thing, the opposition, as everyone knows all week in training and talking tactics, you are playing on a notice board. On a Saturday you are playing against another team of 11 players. that's what changes, teams set up different home and away, no team coming to Elland Rd are going to set up to get steam roller'd. Their tactics will be, keep it tight as possible and try and nick something.
MB is trying to get the team up to a standard that they are good enough to overcome teams that try and park the bus.
There is a learning curve, we have come along way, with the squad and I have faith in MB to get us up to this level.
Do you keep improving the team to overcome this challenge or take the wrong option imo, rip up the blueprint and keep changing it only for it never to work. My choice would be to persevere to get to the standard.




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16 Aug 2019 17:28:26
We have two strikers and both have a major role to play if we want to be top 2.
While we might be frustrated with and for Bamford, still think he can come good, he's well capable of 15 to 20 goals this season.
It just never seems to fall right for him.
Sometimes Strikers need time to bed in. His path has been rocky. We need him to bed in that little bit more and his team mates to create better chances.
Alioski against Salford and in general, his crossing can be woeful. Just hit and hope and most times it does hit, the first defender! that's no good .
We ping the ball around 35 yards from the oppositions goal .
But after that we do not produce the killer pass often enough. Like the pass for Eddies goal the other night. We need these quality balls far more not as we have regularly seen, some very poor hit and hope crossing.
If we can improve this area of our game we will be a very dangerous side.




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16 Aug 2019 08:10:26
Burma in a Leeds Kit with Philips on the back.




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15 Aug 2019 08:19:59
We did learn that with seven changes the younger players can still play Bielsaball and in previous seasons we have been turned over by lower league teams.
The other thing we learnt is we now have some pace in the team .
One time where White was sprinting back he looked so fast, in Eddie, Costa, Shacks we can add pace to our attack.
It was the biggest game of their careers for the opposition, they were not going at it half hearted.
Sky kept showing all the Manu connections in the stand, until they went behind they never showed them again.




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14 Aug 2019 18:09:24
Bermo yes our young players have all the gifts but there is a learning curve for all young players, an education process and you do not want to set them back in their progress by over playing or burning them out.

Two or three examples in Fernando Torres and Michael Owen and even Harry Kane now. Overplayed, pick up knocks and injuries and second half of their careers they are never as good as when they come onto the scene.

Don't know the full story but look at Clarke only getting back to where he was six months ago after having a rest

Different game I know and far more physical but the All Blacks only allow their players to play about 25 top games a season. Irish rugby team also has a games quota so players do not suffer burn. England rugby team that won the world cup also had a number of players like Jonny wilkinson who struggled to reach those heights again.
Young players need to be nurtured and brought through without destroying their careers.