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17 Jun 2019 09:34:12
Ok, Bielsa, reconfirmed, Carlos staying, so far no key players left, So far so good! Priority this week, a certain Senor Saiz, we don't want him back, he doesn't want to come back, everyone has this week to sort something or he is going to be expected back. Useful to get some cash and free up some wages as he is now back on our wage bill. This weeks priority please!

After that I'm looking forward to Friday and all the dates so I can plan my year

Let's fill the week with a little sweepstake, who will we get in the first game. For me the gods say Derby away! Anyone else?


1.) 18 Jun 2019 14:14:00
Dog botherers away I reckon.



13 Jun 2019 10:48:58
Supposed 14 million offer for KP from Villa, rumoured to be a premier league club, Bermo would you drive him to Birmingham yourself?


1.) 13 Jun 2019 11:23:01
Personally I don’t think he’s replaceable at that price. If they’re asking for 60m for Grealish we should be digging our heels in and giving them a taste of their own medicine. 30m minimum.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 11:47:49
I think at 30 million even Bermo would be prepared to sell!

3.) 13 Jun 2019 14:15:19
Is this the same Kalvin Phillips who got so much stick the seasons before last and people were wanting rid of him. Is it also the same Kalvin in Phillips who was unceremoniously dragged off the park in the first half twice this season?
Funny old game.

4.) 13 Jun 2019 15:03:37
Good point Bobby, perhaps another good reason for keeping Bielsa, he increases the market value of your players!



28 May 2019 14:15:58
Interesting news breaking in Spanish football today, a number of players and football club officials detained or investigated for gambling offences including a certain Samu Saiz!


1.) 28 May 2019 14:54:03
Spaniard You omitted the word "alleged".

{Ed001's Note - I have just checked and there is (currently anyway) no suggestion of it involving his time in England. It was before he joined Leeds.}

2.) 28 May 2019 15:45:58
Georgie I mistyped of course!

3.) 28 May 2019 16:06:46
Thanks Ed, hard to imagine who could effect many games during his spell with Getafe, in any way!

4.) 28 May 2019 20:52:52
Maybe this is why he got no game time? Sussed, and dropped?



01 Apr 2019 07:42:20
I friend I know works with the marketing team at Elland Road. Apparently new owners possible as links with a " locally based" major airline and holiday group grow by the hour. A Sticking point is around changing the shirt colour to match the colours of the planes described as " ruby" by the Chief Executive. As is common these days, a name change for the stadium would be likely, " the low fare finder fun bowl " is the early favourite.

Press conference called for 11.30 am this morning. fellas.


1.) 01 Apr 2019 08:12:06
What on earth are you on about Spanish?

2.) 01 Apr 2019 08:30:37
Delboy, what date is it pal😂😂😂.

3.) 01 Apr 2019 08:40:35
Delboy, obviously can’t say too much yet but apparently the news has to be announced this morning!

4.) 01 Apr 2019 10:00:50
Can't wait, after a lifetime I'll finally be able to wear a red shirt 😂🤣🤣🤣😂.

5.) 01 Apr 2019 10:44:42
Bollucks, every year 😂.

6.) 01 Apr 2019 11:23:00
Will that include cheap tickets to Valencia?

7.) 01 Apr 2019 17:08:38
Or an April fooooool.

8.) 01 Apr 2019 17:24:46
The Newell's Old Boys English Twitter feed caught a few people out as well, saying Bub was returning as DoF for next season, follow the link to GOTCHA 😁😁😁😁.

9.) 02 Apr 2019 09:14:20
Good one Spanish.



02 Mar 2019 01:19:34
I think Tuesday hurt the players! The response was fantastic. Third game in less than a week, that's not a team tiring or fading away. Can anyone not believe after that set of answers!

To me it shows how much the players want it and how much they want it for Bielsa!


1.) 02 Mar 2019 07:09:27
Great shout Spanish think that sums it up what a night at Elland road.

2.) 03 Mar 2019 11:38:05
They were hurting

He put the same team out with the message

I believe in you, put it right

& they did

Here endeth the lesson.




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13 Jun 2019 19:28:19
Here's a serious question around the Fair play regulations restricting levels of investment. Anyone got their head around the rules, how they work and regarding the current 3 year period what kind of level of investment on players and salaries would be permitted for us.

I'm assuming that these rules exist for a reason and even if our prospective Qatar suitors buy us that there would be a limit to how much they could invest?

Anyone know?


{Ed002's Note - It is a rolling three year period. New owners can by December 31 agree with the EFL one of additional (but reasonable) investment. for the following year}

1.) 14 Jun 2019 10:00:47
Thanks Ed,

Just wondered given the constant clamoring for new players and more investment, whether anyone with a good financial brain and fine calculator could look at our financial information and work out what the maximum levels of investment and salaries could be?

{Ed002's Note - I have no inclination or time to do that.}

2.) 14 Jun 2019 10:40:08
Don’t blame you Ed! Perhaps one of the posters who believes we should splash more cash could take it on. It would give some factual weight to the argument if we could say in 2019/ 20 without selling any other players, the rules would allow us to spend $?

{Ed002's Note - Players will have to be sold to make space in the squad.

3.) 14 Jun 2019 12:40:21
My view from the other day:

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.

4.) 14 Jun 2019 12:48:43
I nominate Whiteman to take it on.

5.) 14 Jun 2019 13:11:25
Bit lazy that ed.
Get your finger out. Remember it's us that pay your wages! 😂💰💰💰.

{Ed001's Note - he is a volunteer mate, we couldn't afford his wages!}

6.) 14 Jun 2019 14:44:31
Thanks Alf, that gives us some numbers. Presumably 2018/ 19 needs to be added onto that which is supposed to be a bigger loss?

I tried to real the rules a bit and then I woke up! I did see that youth development costs can be discounted. I’m assuming that that doesn’t mean the under 23 team or that would be an enormous loophole.

I would be interested to see if the club agreed with that analysis.

7.) 14 Jun 2019 17:45:30
So where does that £50 a month subscription go then. I set up the direct debit to the bank account details he sent me! 😉😉.

{Ed001's Note - are you the one that responds to those Nigerian prince's emails as well?}

8.) 14 Jun 2019 19:40:50
Doesn't everyone. I've also adopted a donkey and Eeyore, Eeyore, Eeyorelways sends me a photo every month! 😂🐴.

9.) 14 Jun 2019 22:19:27
My view from the other day.
£26.8 million is nothing. Whack wages on that, then at best you’re getting two average £10 million players. The structure of football has changed. No longer can championship clubs pay top dollar for players! Nor can they sustain a wage bill that is excessive. Post numbers, but do the real P&L first.

10.) 14 Jun 2019 23:10:58
It’s a good discussion Bright, the numbers should be known and understand because that’s the limit f investment that also needs to be sustainable.



13 Jun 2019 10:15:33
7 days to go.

Who we could have been playing, Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham, Norwich's games in August. Not sure they will get many points from that start!


1.) 14 Jun 2019 12:00:40
Think there will be an interesting competition between them and the blunts, as to who can break Swindon’s record of least points scored in the PL! 😂.



13 Jun 2019 10:07:42
In the second play off game against Derby we were missing, Roofe, Douglas, Alioski, Roberts, Forshaw, Leif Davis and effectively Pontus! That's quite a selection.

That allowed us to have Struick, Clarke, Bailey, Gotts, Brown, Bogusz and a probably unfit Pontus on the bench.

I'm assuming most on here would like to have Struick, Gotts, Bogusz and Clarke getting in and around the squad and bench at least, and I haven't mentioned Edmundson, Aapo, Oduor, Never mind at least a couple of the returning loanees!

This obviously assumes no sales, which there haven't been, yet!

It also assumes that none of the other loanees returning or other under 23 players make a case for themselves in preseason.

I accept that the key is keeping more players fit, but if all of these players are fit to start the season, there is already quite a choice and we know Bielsa will still only be looking at 18 plus an additional group then supported by the under 23s. The youngsters will only get a chance if there is room for them to play. Shackleton would only have played more last year if someone else played less!

Given Bielsas response to the frailty at key moments last year appears to be, possibly a new goalkeeper and definitely more attacking threat . The answer appears to be create better chances and score more of them and everything will be alright. If Bielsa is right, we are probably not going to see more than 3 additions and a goalie, they are going to be up front unless we need to replace players sold, and they are going to be loanees, with us looking for the best of the options and therefore probably not finalised until towards the end of the window. That in itself will create more opportunities in preseason for the likes of Edmundson, Bogusz, Kun and definitely Shakleton and Clarke. And we know with Bielsa, players like Klich can grab that opportunity.

So there we go, we can all relax, go on holiday, find our own hot tube of hope and positivity and leave it in the capable hands of Radz, Orta y Bielsa! Unless anyone thinks otherwise of course.


1.) 13 Jun 2019 10:28:12
of course old waldorf here thinks otherwise

last year we performed at our best and fell short, last year as great as we were as as awful as we were. said it before but the derby game wasnt the problem, the qpr, brum, ipswich, blackburn, hull and wigan games where the problem

so in short we fell short in a specatular record breaking fashion, why? becuase we was not good enough

so when rads says difficult summer that means going backwards or at best not going forwards

so if we don't improve how can this season be any better than last year when recording breaking leeds broke all the records we didn't want to break

if we keep all our players we need,

a center back to get cooper on bench,

a cover for left and right back to get rid of beradi

a centre midfield who can tackle and give the defence cover

a goalkeeper who can . well keep goal

an attacking midfelider to take weight off the 112 year old god that is pablo

a striker who can convert more of these chances

so need a few things from our difficult summer

so we can all go away, drinks ourselves into a coma on holiday, find our own hot tub of negivitivty and just hope we don't drown in it. unless anyone thinks otherwise of course?

2.) 13 Jun 2019 10:39:23
Good quick response Bermo! Looks like there are mainly two contrasting views, one held by Bielsa, Orta and Radz and another held by others less likely to be able to effect things!

Although there is some common ground, goalkeeper, attacking midfielder and attacking winger. For Bielsa, anyone bought in on the wings will also be expected to defend there. With Douglas, Alioski, Gotts, Davis, Dallas, not sure Bielsa will see a need for anyone else.

I’m not contesting that there isn’t another view or alternative plan but merely that given Radz, Orta and Bielsa are in place, it’s not going to happen.

Best book your break in Southend, over indulge in Watneys pale ale, pie and mash and cockles and prepare to come back with your prediction of mid table mediocrity!

3.) 13 Jun 2019 11:05:47
2 great opinions, 1 concern Spanish is the phrase 'leave it the capable hands of orta' far too many cheap bad buys to be trusted imo, MB should be telling them who HE wants,

4.) 13 Jun 2019 11:53:05
Fair point Richie, I think most of us would agree that the jury is still out on Orta and the recruitment machine. We seem to be able identify talent but not necessarily recruit it. Some good more lower key buys but less successful with the big ticket buys.

5.) 13 Jun 2019 12:04:51
My view is we will get a centre back and two wingers.
No goalie or striker
And that ain’t enough.
Not sure Berardi should go, he can cover too many positions.
I’d sell Clarke and bam for $22-$23 mill and then add top draw striker.

6.) 13 Jun 2019 12:19:15
Can see both Spanish and BW's view on this. Think if its 3 players in, a striker, winger and no.10 would be the choices. Next 2 in would be a centre half and an attacking midfielder . After that it would be another winger and a keeper. Think MB will know squad size and quality were our downfall last season. If we get 3 or 4 of these in in the Summer window and strengthen where needed in January I would accept that. Any less than this and failing to strengthen in every window could be Rads downfall again.

7.) 13 Jun 2019 14:07:59
A lot of the posts seem to have forgotten Roberts, think most would agree he progressed during the year and is going to play a part. Also Shackleton to fit in to the equation somewhere. Also just as some posters call for a new striker others ask for Edmundson to get an opportunity. If we have Roofe, Bamford and one other, how likely is that?

To give the youngsters a chance you have to create space for them in the squad. It brings risks but so does bringing players n on loan as last year proved.

8.) 13 Jun 2019 14:43:38
agree spanish roberts is going to be a big player for us this year i think, and unlike many i think cb is our most important place to cover, last year we was good going forward in the main but very soft at the back unless we cover at the back i predict another season without promotion

at the moment my prediction is 4-8th place finish and if we make playoffs of course we won't win them

as for the difference of opinions i believe rads and orta agree with me just if they have the money to do anything about it

MB is hard to read but he either has to agree with me or he is wrong again, he is a great manager but last year he was wrong and i hope this year he toes the line and listens to old BW aka Walrdof aka the cockney oricle. it will save him getting the sack unless he does.

9.) 13 Jun 2019 15:36:17
Bermo, Have you seen Pascal playing at all? What do you think of him?

Managers usually get the sack sooner or later but with Bielsa more likely to walk than get sacked.

Actually I see you as very similiar ro Bielsa, both very confident of your own ability and both very unlikely to change your mind! A marriage made in heaven! You could do a job share!

But it’s good to see you’re a slightly more optimistic than you were last season! The positivity pills are working!

10.) 13 Jun 2019 17:23:40
what a daft question course i haven't seen pascal play other than highlights of a few games on the web.

however i can tell this if he didn't get a game last season when we played beradi, KP, aling and cooper at Cb he is either not that good, not ready or the manager don't fancy him, either way i can't see him being the answer this season when he wasnt last season and the answer we had last season was poor

i am similar to MB apart from i know english football and leeds squad better which is why i was crying out for him to get players in to replace cooper and beradi let alone a few more bodies as unlike him i knew the squad was too small

im not more optomistic than last season last season i said we won't go up this year i am saying the same. not going up is not going up. if anything i am more pessermistic as i think we will lose our young gems as a result. siliver lining KP might be off which saves me having a heart attack every game. small blessings.

11.) 13 Jun 2019 19:19:40
Bermo, your quote. "I can't see him being the answer this season when he wasnt last season and the answer we had last season was poor"

So your basically saying if a young players isn't good enough one year then he will never be good enough?

Does this gem come from your knowledge of English football, or may be from your more intimate knowledge of the Leeds squad (a squad which you only seem to watch on TV, and only if it's related to the first team) ?

It's a wonder how Bobby Moore ever progressed at West Ham, or Tony Adams at Arsenal, or Paul Madeley at Leeds because sure as anything there were early years that they didn't get in the first team.

. and on the Phillips issue, Batty was average in his first season as a defensive midfielder. As was Paul Ince at West Ham. So i am not holding much credence to your continuous harranging of one individual player who is in the first season of learning the most complex role on the pitch.

We all now know you don't rate him, so is there any possibility you can move forward with more constructive criticisms of a different player.
May be each month you could enlighten us all with your constructive criticisms of different players. I can imagine them being looked forward to as much as Spanish's U23 reports.

12.) 13 Jun 2019 20:07:41

Regarding your view on Roberts, above

Where does he play?
Firstly he played upfront when Roofe got his first injury, and Bamford was still out
Then he played the No10 role when Saiz was loaned out

I don't see that he is big enough, aggressive enough, or technically gifted enough to play the lone striker role

I don't see him creative enough to play the No10 role

I see a young, dynamic, forward thinking player who could thrive in the more open spaces of the flanks. He certainly looks like he has pace to burn

Just on the No10 role, my indifference to Saiz is recorded, but I think our performance went down hill once Saiz was loaned. I always remember him being marked by 2 of the opposition in every game such was his threat. Add that to the 2 that always seemed to be on Henandez, the maths would suggest the the opposition had 6 outfield players left to mark our other 8 outfield players. Could this be why we had a productive half season (and Klich scored so many) ?

I don't recollect the opposition being as worried about Robert's in that role.

13.) 13 Jun 2019 21:25:04
axe few issues with your post

firstly the dig about my knowledge from watching tv and not being at the game, this is rightous carp from fans who go to ground. i go to a lot of games and watch a lot of game, you get a better idea from watching on tv which is why those in the know like bielsa have hours of tv footage as scouting so let's drop that, i would ask about your knowledge when you only go to the games when this ain't the best way to anelise

secondly your comments regarding my comments on playing progressing. of course players progress what a dumb comment by yourself, i am aware players progress. My comment was this

last year our strikers were in poor form at times yet MB didn't use edmondson, so i don't see how he can go from MB sometimes not even putting him on the bench to a saviour and the striker to get us pormoted in just one season. probs unlikely. although i am sure he will progress

with our defenders i don't see how they can go from MB prefering a midget second rate right back in beradi over them in their natural position one year to being the answer to our defensive problems the next. probs unlikely

yes they will feature more, yes they will get better but the guys to get us promotion i doubt it and if they are why did they not feature more this year as they might of got us over the line for automatic promotion

finally you say about progression then slate roberts who is a young guy. how can you say this, he will get better have you not heard of players progressing?

14.) 13 Jun 2019 23:39:21
Bermo, I know that you watch the Leeds games on tv, that’s why I asked you, every under 23 game is available live on The Leeds app. Worth a look if you haven’t before.

Pascal was out injured at the start of the season so he missed pre season I think and took some time to establish himself into Carlos’s side. After Christmas he really settled in and became a regular playing sometimes alongside Aappo and Hugo, other times with Aappo with Hugo in front. Interestingly after using Aappo on the bench and team earlier in the season if needed, Bielsa had Pascal on the bench at the end of the season. Good strong guy, physical when he needs to be and brings the ball out well, tall and useful at corners at both ends. Like to see him have a chance in preseason and see how he does.


Roberts still developing, not the finished product, but seems better coming through midfield and had some strong passages of play, but not consistent. Depends again on the kind of preseason he has and what he can show, also obviously who else we bring in that can play there.

Given the age of our under 23 squad players a year is a long time in their development and things can change quickly. Bielsa seems to like to identify possibilities early and then work with them. Last season was where he saw JC, Shakleton, Robbie Gotts, Leif and Aappo and they gradually had chances.

Ryan Edmundson, also had health and fitness issues that held him back and restricted his appearances before Christmas. He has really worked hard on his fitness.

These are some of the reasons why I’m quite excited about preseason and I bet some of these lads are as well. A year on, they have developed and Bielsa knows a lot more about them. They have also had a year of shadowing the Bielsa style and understand how the first team plays and what Bielsa expects.

Playing youth brings risks but so does going out and buying or loaning players. It has to be about doing both and making it gel. It’s probably the only plus for me about staying in the championship in that it is a more gradual move for some of the younger lads. Let’s see.

15.) 14 Jun 2019 06:59:32

Bieslas TV analysis is from a lot of different angles, not just the singular image that a TV director derms the most entertaining

So I stand by my "carp" observation that you do not have all the tools required to have a better understanding of the Championship or the Leeds squad, how ever much to Witter on

Your just another poster, one that most take with a pinch of salt. However now and again your sanctimonious texts get right under my skin and I bite.

And finally.
Read my post again, slowly, use your finger under each word if you need to, but I do not attack Robert's at all. I have only seen a bit of him and I like what I see.

16.) 14 Jun 2019 07:06:33

Thanks for the reply
Not having the opportunity to watch U23 games or the Leeds app, I am grateful for your posts on the younger players and their progress.

It was interesting to read your comment about Roberts looking better through the middle of the park. So different to my belief in giving pacy guys the wide areas to "open their legs and show their class". I will be more observant of this when I next watch him, cheers.

Also, I appreciate the positivity that comes from your posts. They certainly lift the mood on this site sometimes.

17.) 14 Jun 2019 12:04:10
Spanish, Axe, good posts!

18.) 14 Jun 2019 13:47:08
so you know how others take my views on here a lot, know a lot don't you. see i wouldn't know what others say about me on here as i only watch on tv and not from the stands


19.) 14 Jun 2019 16:11:29
sorry spanish i apologise 100% i thouht the games where only live if you subscribe to lutv which i do every summer for pre season freindly only to cancle a week later when it is pony. i do see a lot of the highlights which i track and the odd game when shown on social media but will look out for them now so thanks for that and again my apologise

with regards to all the under 23s i think we have some great prospects but in reality only shacks, clarke and roberts broke into the team and while i think all three are great i worry the others might not be ready to make a huge impact on a promotion season although i think they will have a part to play and will be very good players might just be too soon to go from under 23s to automatic places in league.



11 Jun 2019 20:36:57
Very strong speculation in the Spanish press that the deal to take Carlos to Leonesa is almost done. Meetings took place this weekend and seems that both parties are keen on the move. Perhaps tempts taking place this week to keep him at Leeds.

This would be a real shame for me, he has been really important over the last two seasons. Having him around Bielsa seems a very sensible move.

Danny Schofield would step into The under 23 role with more responsibility but we would miss Carlos's presence and link to the first team. Might be able to tempt a few of the under 23 players to be part of his Leonesa project.


1.) 11 Jun 2019 21:39:20
Perhaps meetings taking place this week!

2.) 11 Jun 2019 21:47:38
Agree Spanish. I hope he stays and continues to learn from Bielsa. Why leave a top English club for a poor Spanish club. He needs to wait, be patient, and then he can move up.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 21:48:48
Spaniard He must not be permitted to escape.

4.) 11 Jun 2019 22:06:15
Reading the reports on this it seems that Ivan Bravo is the guy pushing for Corberan's appointment at Cultural. What exactly is the benefit of having him on the Board at Leeds. With his links to Aspire isn't he the one who should have alerted Less to Emiliano Buendia rather than let him go to Norwich to help fire them to the Championship title. Not sure we are getting any benefit at all from this Aspire tie-up - which was flagged as being potentially highly beneficial. Anyone else think it might be time to call it a day.

5.) 11 Jun 2019 23:39:05
I thought this Spanish side sounded familiar, so I had to goggle them and it's the team we have a partnership with. Perhaps we are loaning him out!

6.) 12 Jun 2019 07:00:49
Bravo has now been involved with the takeover of a mid table second division club called Alcorcon. They have assured Leonesa that they will still receive financial support. Carlos to leonesa might be part of that. Having a good and friendly coach at Leonesa will help their Spanish plans.

7.) 12 Jun 2019 07:57:14
If he’s allowed to go it can be just added to my personal list of Rads mistakes . A list incidentally which isn’t that short .

8.) 12 Jun 2019 10:33:48
If the intention is to move Corberan to Leonesa as a pawn within Aspire's expansion plans, all the more reason for Leeds to cut the ties with this blood-sucking leach of an organisation. Since when has the need of our club been secondary to those of some tin-pot self-aggrandising power-freaks. Definitely time to tell Ivan Bravo to do one - we should not allow anyone on our Board who is willing to damage our club to further the success of their other footballing interests.

9.) 12 Jun 2019 12:36:51
It could work out for us in two ways:

one - CC gets valuable management experience a level above the U23s and gets closer to managing LUFC perhaps after next season
two - we could loan players to CL to give them experience above U23 if they aren't quite ready for our first team yet, with clauses to get them back if we need them.

However, this is probably not within the rules so we would get fined or it would go spectacularly wrong like everything else that this tie in has produced so far.



10 Jun 2019 08:45:49
So it had to happen, interest in Carlos from Cultural leonesa to be their new manager. Effectively a third division club in Spain, segunda B! Going to be a bit of a difference for him after the Elland Road crowds.

It will test his desire to be a manager or lead coach rather than more of a team player in a bigger club.

Having said that, as the club is still part of the Aspire group, it could be part of a development programme for him and after his experience, he could move onto a bigger club, like us!

I'd really like him to stay, he is continuity linking Bielsa to the past and future of the club and probably one of the few of Bielsas gang now likely to stay when he goes. I think he is important part of the youth into the first team development plan for the next few years.

Another big test for Radz and Orta. He will be a big loss.


1.) 10 Jun 2019 09:08:22
I hope it’s just lazy journalism, he will be better learning off bielsa for another season then hopefully slot straight in when bielsa retires.

2.) 10 Jun 2019 09:36:02
Hopefully he will stay, a lot of number 2s try going into management, and it dosent work, why because there number 2s, Pep Clotet to Oxford springs to mind, McClaren good no 2, awful manager, Brian Kidd another.

3.) 10 Jun 2019 10:19:41
Richie, I really agree with you. I worked for a massive U. K. company where we had a superb one and two both excellent in their roles but wouldn’t have been able to do each other’s as well as their own. The number two was very well rewarded. Massively important for clubs to have people like Carlos.

Apart from that, he is another Valencia boy, from a small village outside of the city.

4.) 10 Jun 2019 15:07:12
Im sure he would rather carry on learning from MB for another year first.

5.) 10 Jun 2019 22:29:04
Spanish, Corberan has already been a head coach, albeit only in the Cypriot First Division, and he left that post to come to us as U23 coach. I would put managing a 7th place Cypriot team either on a par with, or above, managing Cultural Leonesa in the Spanish 3rd. With his role here having since been upgraded, and with the possibility of replacing Bielsa in due course, I'd be rather surprised if he accepted to role with Cultural. Given how that club failed to provide opportunities for Ideguchi and (less surprisingly) Bouy, I really hope that he doesn't go there. Given our supposed links with them, they are being less than helpful.




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15 Jun 2019 06:25:02
Yes, excellent news. Keeping Bielsa and Carlos, two good first steps in the difficult summer.




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15 Jun 2019 06:24:10
Useful info Class, thanks.




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14 Jun 2019 14:31:55
Not sure we’ll get them all Alf!




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14 Jun 2019 14:31:24
I saw that one Alf, seems very strange given the keepers we have already. Imagine he is not for first choice so what does that say to Bailey and the others.




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13 Jun 2019 19:20:18
Red Hot, everyone has his price and his value. Your view of KP isn’t shared by everyone on here. During the year there was careless play from quite a few people. On top of that he might actually fancy having a go at the premiership. Before the start of the season KP wasn’t thought of as a superb player in that position. No reason to believe someone else couldn’t succeed as well. However I’ll go with Bielsas judgement, I’m sure he would have made it perfectly clear if he is prepared to accept the sale of KP.





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18 Jun 2019 21:35:36
Very true Georgie. Selling JC is the least damaging of the options that brings in money in terms of immediate impact. He is still going to be a few years in the making if he does make it to the very top. Interesting how Spurs want to develop him, in their own under 23 setup or out on loan somewhere. Back with us could be an option given the links between the two bosses but what will we do with him, squad and bench player?

Saiz is the other one that needs sorting to free up his wages and hopefully bring in a bit of cash.




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16 Jun 2019 21:27:09
Brighty, the hot tub of hope with whatever vice makes you enjoy it more!




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16 Jun 2019 21:25:34
Everyone was to blame! Share the responsibility, try to learn from it and move on . Radz needs to learn, Bielsa understand the league more and be open to change and the players need to step up and take responsibility for taking the chances and closing down key games.




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16 Jun 2019 13:51:17
Enjoy the journey, enjoy the great football we play, enjoy the young players coming through, enjoy the eccentricity that is Bielsa!

If we get promotion to the premiership, you’ll all be worrying about relegation or whether mid table is good enough or how many city will beat us by! Relax and take a drag from the pipe of hope and live the day!




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15 Jun 2019 06:33:49
Batty, I wish you were right but the clubs aren’t the fans clubs in the vast majority of cases, they are massive commercial enterprises. We like to think they are ours but, entrance prices, shirts prices, 3 new strips in a year, last minute changes to scheduled games due to sky, football is a business and the fans have the same powers as customers in a shop, choose not to use that store and choose not to buy.

There is an alternative model, community clubs with fan based ownership but it wouldn’t produce the income streams that fans want to see unless the television money was divided in a fairer way across the leagues.