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23 Apr 2020 09:03:14
Hope everyone is keeping well.
Wondered what you fellas thought of the rumored link of Man City and Ben White not to mention Manutd and Liverpool.
I think the lad if he has a choice will prefer Leeds in the end. He is not yet proven in the Premiership so any of these big clubs at best would have him as a bench warmer. He’s very young and probably feels he’s going to advance his career better with first team Leeds under Bielsa’s tutelage.
I can’t see Brighton, even if they stay up holding on to him.

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1.) 24 Apr 2020 17:13:40
Agree OP, that if we go up, he would prefer to stay with us. My worry is that his sale would become a bidding war, and we would get battered in those circumstances!


2.) 27 Apr 2020 00:01:25
lets be honest if liverpool or city come calling he would not prefer leeds, however I am not sure a top top club would want him. He is great but is not in joe gomez orvan dyke leagues, mind you maybe he is better than what city have at the moment.


 

 

05 Mar 2020 13:33:06
The word out that Castilla leaving in the summer will probably be not far from the mark. It’ll be pretty difficult for him to continue at the club with this conviction hanging over his head.

It’s difficult to know the truth in all this, I’m sure he’s not a racist, but it looks quite possible he’s said something he shouldn’t have. Just hope the young Meslier does well and if he does, then could make the number 1 shirt his for a very long time.

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1.) 05 Mar 2020 13:56:21
Honestly don't think kiko is strong enough for the premiership to be honest. Although his distribution with the ball is quite good he is terrible from crosses and set pieces. Think we would be looking at replacing him as no.1 anyway if we go up.


2.) 13 Mar 2020 15:51:46
Agree cannot see Leeds starting next season with either Kiko or Meslier in Goal if we are promoted. I think we would look for a proven Number 1.
Meslier will go on to be first choice for a long while but not Prem ready yet.


 

 

15 Jan 2020 09:53:54
I think the players burnt themselves out a bit against Arsenal, the tempo that we played was quite extraordinary, Bamford looked knackered at the end of the match, plus Ayling and Dallas took knocks. It might explain our dismal turnout against the Wendies.
I’m hoping there’ll be a big response against QPR.

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1.) 15 Jan 2020 10:20:08
Agreed, wish we had played against a L2 team rather than Arsenal and we had rested the entire first team and played the U23s.


 

 

21 Oct 2019 09:37:01
I’m of the belief that our stagnation in goals is not the cause of our strikers but of their supply, stats are starting to show that Bamford and Nketiah on his brief play have not touched/ received the ball enough. Costa is not in his element yet and Harrison does have a tendency to blow hot and cold.
Big dilemma for Bielsa?, I don’t think so, but I hope he finds a solution soon. Missing Pablo.

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1.) 21 Oct 2019 11:19:39
Totally agree. Too many 50:50 chances, not enough clear cut ones.


2.) 21 Oct 2019 18:06:20
was the same last season - the stats don't tell the whole story. 20 half chances a game are not as good as 2 clear cut ones. Bamford still hopeless, however.


 

 

21 Aug 2019 00:46:01
Days of losing to our so called bogey teams and ex players coming back to haunt us are over.
This Leeds United team is the best I’ve seen for a long time, and I don’t think they are in 2nd gear yet.

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1.) 21 Aug 2019 07:23:08
Let's hope that these words don't come back to haunt us. Seems we are struggling with the typical injuries 4 games in. The fact that we never brought another centre half still worries me. Brentford never an easy team to play so expect a tough game.


2.) 21 Aug 2019 21:05:13
Please Marcelo don't leave the subs till 13 minutes from time,


3.) 22 Aug 2019 11:09:39
Yeah its a bit early to declare we have that monkey of our back - that's probably the optimistic side of you speaking!


4.) 24 Aug 2019 15:33:51
How is Stuart Dallas playing over shackleton! WAY TOO SLOW. A good squad player. that's IT! Bamford hasn't touched the ball in 30 Mins!


5.) 24 Aug 2019 15:36:56
You know He is Going to score now!


6.) 24 Aug 2019 15:45:13
Stuart Dallas my FORKING HERO! YOU BEAUTY!


7.) 26 Aug 2019 21:23:21
Ha Ha ha ha hooksie Classic mate! 😎.


 

 

 

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27 May 2020 18:36:25
Should the Championship get the go ahead to complete this season, which is looking more and more likely as each day passes. I’m now starting to think about our upcoming games and how we will fare in our games without our magnificent fans?
There’s one player that stands out in my mind that may come good after a fairly disappointing goal scoring season, that being Patrick Bamford.
Maybe, just maybe without the heavy expectation of the fervent Leeds fans in the ground he might feel under less pressure and find the net more often.
Here’s hoping 🤞.

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1.) 27 May 2020 20:02:57
Think the German league only had 3 home wins without the fans across all the matches played since the restart. Guess it will come down to who has the best players.


2.) 27 May 2020 20:58:57
Both good points. It may seem whacky, but should we go up, I think BamBam will relish the PL. a bit older, a bit wiser and all that. Plus, doesn’t Big Kev look lean now. He’s done a reet job getting fit in lockdown! That’s the commitment we need!
It’s going to be weird for all players, with no fans in the ground. Is there anything that says we can’t have “Marching on together” on loop over the tannoy?


3.) 28 May 2020 19:14:08
I agree i think leeds fans are as big a berden as they are a benifit.

I have often said when leeds fans shout at fans for slagging players off as it might affect players that the constant chats of leeds going up, top of the league etc might be just as damaging to some of the players

I think bamford might do better without the crowds and think ethier way we are the best team so should win, in theroy no fans affects both teams as much so the outcome should be the same. shame we have already lost at the den this season as think the leeds players don't like my local lot and that could of been a belssing.


4.) 29 May 2020 11:48:08
I also agree bright i think most of our team will fare better in the prem in some way. Our keeper is a great shot stopper but useless with high balls. Our defence can not defend high balls or set plays to save it's life, we also struggle against the more physical teams.

of cours the step up in quality will be harder but i think we are more suited to prem football than champsionship and hopefully that will be where we are next season.


 

 

22 May 2020 21:12:09
I’m very happy that Radz is keeping quiet throughout the decision making to conclude this season. Wins points from me. 😎.

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1.) 22 May 2020 23:01:57
Agreed. Radz and the management get a lot of stick from some fans, but it’s been a very long time since I’ve been as pleased with the management of the club from top to bottom.


2.) 23 May 2020 00:17:44
Have to agree, I have criticised on the past, but the Owner has been very dignified recently.


 

 

06 Apr 2020 09:26:51
Trump has a heart attack and dies. He goes to Hell where the Devil is waiting for him.

"I don't know what to do, " says the Devil. "You're on my list but I have no room for you. But you definitely have to stay here, so I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I've got three people here who weren't quite as bad as you. I'll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I'll even let YOU decide who leaves. "
Trump thought that sounded pretty good so he agreed.

The devil opened the first room. In it was Richard Nixon and a large pool of water. He kept diving in and surfacing empty handed over and over and over, such was his fate in Hell.
"No! " Trump said. "I don't think so. I'm not a good swimmer and I don't think I could do that all day long. "

The Devil led him to the next room. In it was Tony Blair with a sledgehammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time after time after time.
"No! I've got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day! " commented Trump.

The Devil opened a third door. In it, Trump saw Bill Clinton lying naked on the floor with his arms staked over his head and his legs staked in spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what she does best.

Trump looked at this in disbelief for a while and finally said, "Yeah, I can handle this. "

The Devil smiled and said, "Monica, you're free to go! "

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1.) 06 Apr 2020 12:11:50
Like it Opti, good one.


2.) 06 Apr 2020 13:36:19
Hilarious 😂.


 

 

02 Apr 2020 14:05:03
Bit of yesterday’s news but just wondered what others thoughts are.
Concerning Jack Grealish, who cares about that twit, couldn’t agree more but what I wanted to say is where does role model and professional footballer ever entwine?
Most of them are very over paid young men who don’t live in the real world, a pro footballer would be one of the last persons in society I would want my kids to look up to and admire as a“role model” citizen. Their skills of mastering the great game of football yes but what they do or say off the field absolutely not.

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1.) 02 Apr 2020 16:12:46
I sort of agree with you but only in the logical world of a grown up adult. In a young kids mind it's different. They look up to footballers as role models based merely on how good they can kick a piece of leather. Some, thank God not that many, look up to Grealish as we looked up to Lennon and Jagger. Maybe ever so slightly because they couldn't give a f**k about authority.
Back to Grealish. To me it seems as though he is not just a misunderstood, naughty boy but someone with an attitude problem and if it wasn't for the fact that he can kick a ball, no team would touch him with a bargepole.


 

 

31 Mar 2020 08:37:23
Jack Harrison
“It’s an exciting opportunity if I was to go back to Man City and work again with Pep Guardiola”.

He has during his period at Leeds evolved into a better player than when he arrived, but I’m very doubtful he would find a place in the City squad.
Can he get better? There’s promising signs for Harrison but I think but I think his future will definitely be at Leeds Utd.

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1.) 31 Mar 2020 09:19:26
He’s improved drastically this year, and his assist stats prove that, as well as successful crosses made. At £8m he’s a bargain. I would also suggest he has the best first touch in the division. You’re right tho, he has no chance at Citeh, as they buy wingers for £80m.


2.) 31 Mar 2020 20:41:21
Harrisin needs to keep his mouth shut and concentrate on improving his end product especially goalscoring . he has no chance of getting anywhere near a Guardiola Man. City first team squad.


3.) 01 Apr 2020 07:46:25
It’s not as bad as it sounds past the headline. He’s a man citeh player. Story was his value is now £20m. He said he wasn’t averse to playing under Pep, whilst probably realising he won’t. He also said he could take egat he’s learned under MB anywhere.

He’s on loan. I suspect at £8m we would buy, at £20m we would not

Fairly diplomatic answer from the lad

It’s a nothing story.


4.) 01 Apr 2020 08:58:15
Well said Woody. Another nothing story, in a sporting world full of nothing stories right now. They have nothing to do but speculate, and create. Like Gerrard taking over from Bielsa, and the QSI deal being done at £135 million.


 

 

 

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01 May 2020 14:03:43
Thing is Leo, there is a school of thought out there which is growing by the day that this season should be made null and void with no conclusions!
Would you accept that with the same thought of mind.
I know that lives of people will always come above football, but for me I can’t accept the null and void.
This season should be concluded no matter what!
Even if it takes 2 years before a ball is kicked again in anger.

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04 Mar 2020 13:53:38
I couldn’t agree more, I can’t see where the Championship has got any easier compared to previous recent seasons. Extremely competitive from top to bottom. I haven’t had a bet on a Championship game for quite a while due to it being completely unpredictable.

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28 Feb 2020 12:51:04
We attack as a team and defend as a team, that’s Bielsa ball. Bera is the weaker link but can bring something to the table when required upon. Definitely need KP back to fitness, hopefully for tomorrow as I feel White does struggle in his role. KP is 100% premiership quality DM,
he’s not ready for an England call up yet, let’s see how he does in the Premiership.

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21 Feb 2020 19:46:43
I feel slightly uncomfortable with these so called footballing offense claims. If these issues arrived in a court of law I imagine most of the cases would be kicked out on lack of evidence. Bielsa gate was another ridiculous story blown out of all proportion by the media. It seems to be that the FA has its own kangaroo court led by a bunch of old coffin dodgers who make up it up as they go along.
For Castilla I feel him being guilty or not guilty will be banned with or without conclusive evidence, it’s just the way it is with the FA.

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21 Feb 2020 16:50:30
Why stop at slapping faces, knock em out I say, now go play like a demon. 😈.

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