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08 Jul 2019 21:59:01
Pontus gone then!
Maybe we'll never know the real reason, but just been reading that Monk dropped him for the good of the team. I'd forgotten about that.
Hopefully we have someone better lined up. New kit out tomorrow, so you never know? πŸ™.


1.) 09 Jul 2019 06:10:00
He’s one man and no man is bigger than lufc.

2.) 09 Jul 2019 07:37:22
Pontus has come out and said it's to balance the books for ffp, as to it this is true or not, who knows. Not like he is going to admit that it's down to his attitude and why we not held out for a better price of we need the money. How can a team like Brentford pay him upwards of Β£30k baffles me.

3.) 09 Jul 2019 15:23:33
Is Pontus spinning it?

He is not lying about the "FFP need" if Leeds need his transfer fee in order to pay for the new centre back they had identified prior to his sale.

It feels like Jansson's behaviour at the tail end of the season may have been the straw that broke the camel's back. The powers that be may have already looked and identified a more team orientated centre back

Looking at the management's track record they tend to sell before they buy (Viera before Bamford; Clarke before Costa) .

So I put to you, the jury, Pontus had to leave as soon as possible even if we lost a couple of million over a projected fee. We need his money in order to secure his successor. Otherwise someone else may get in before us.

As a business model I can understand it works well for businesses with limited capital, making best use of the cash flow model.

4.) 09 Jul 2019 20:27:55
Good post Axe.



18 Jun 2019 13:58:43
More talk on Clarke to Tottenham today. Looks like it could be happening. TBH I'd be happy with Β£20m for him. Don't get me wrong, I don't want him to go, but I don't see him being a player that is vital to getting us promoted.


1.) 18 Jun 2019 14:44:07
I tend to agree unless he features more than he did last season. He made an impact before Christmas when he was coming on but then after his mysterious illness (some kind of disagreement with the club perhaps after the Jan window? ) early Feb he barely played. Do we really have 3/ 4 years to develop him or do we need players who can make a difference right now?

2.) 18 Jun 2019 17:12:31
20MIL? Two 10mill wingers in his place. Go for it.

3.) 18 Jun 2019 18:34:55
Β£10m needed every year just to balance the books

Β£5 in reserve for fees, wages, taxes

Β£5m to spend on players.

4.) 18 Jun 2019 18:57:38
Sorry but I don't wanna see Clarke go. Seen too many of our youngsters go in the past and now we have a manager that believes in youth. Bad move for me! Saying that we might loan him back maybe?

5.) 18 Jun 2019 20:37:55
Β£20m for a young player with flashes of talent but not proven consistently is good business. Indeed, in games when he came back late in the season looked ineffective at times.

If it happens tho, Radz needs to notably adapt his 'loans and free agents only' mantra. That won't fly following (if this goes through) the club's second biggest transfer fee after Rio. Don't expect or want to break the bank, however especially don't want to see 1 yr loans bust this hopeful investment on a 1 yr promotion folly if we don't make it.

CB possibly Ben White (buy now not loan) Costa (buy) a second winger maybe Harrison given how much Bielsa seems to rate him (buy) and a central attacking playmaker with a killer pass to replace what we lost from Saiz leaving.

Sell, loan or in must desperate mutually terminate those doing nothing for the club (Ideguichi - looks nearly done - Saiz, Sacko, Cibicki, O'Kane, Anita, De Bock) . Jury out on if Casilla is leaving or not.

Use that to give new contracts to those deserving of them Roofe springs to mind (and purchase a new keeper if we do indeed sell Casilla) = fair.

6.) 18 Jun 2019 22:17:18
Mysterious illness? Stop talking nonsense.

7.) 19 Jun 2019 08:55:25
What was it then Cork?

8.) 19 Jun 2019 09:24:02
Ealing, spot on.

9.) 19 Jun 2019 22:00:17
Sorry I thought you were saying he was pretending to be ill! My mistake and I apologize.



23 Apr 2019 08:05:23
IMO there are 3 people to blame for us not being in the top 2 at this stage. (Samu Saiz) , (whoever allowed him to leave) and (whoever cocked up the Daniel James transfer) .
I believe a fit, on form, committed Saiz would have gained us the few extra points needed. Someone should have told him to man up, remind his wife/ girlfriend he was a professional footballer when she met him and this is how it is.
Failing this I believe the signing of James would have gained us the extra points and impetus needed. 😠😠😠.


1.) 23 Apr 2019 09:56:45
Not sure on the Samu comment Dan but totally with you on the James situation.

2.) 23 Apr 2019 10:33:52
How often was Saiz fit and on form though? we should have binned him when he spat at the Newport lad. As for James, seems to me that it was Swansea's fault, I don't claim to know the ins and outs of it but if the lad was at ER and ready to sign but Swansea changed their mind what can you do?

3.) 23 Apr 2019 10:51:57
Saiz didn’t fit! He was lucky to be around after the spitting incident and never repaid us for sticking by him. Look at what has happened to him at Getafe, hardly taken the opportunity he had so desperately wanted has he! On his day, talented player but too few days and I suspect always on his terms. When you compare Hernadez, the man with Saiz, you see the difference!

James ultimately didn’t come because the Swansea Chairman ignored his owners instructions and then resigned before he was sacked. Not sure what we could have done to revive it as he wasn’t taking calls and would probably still have ignored instructions! I think on deadline day everybody closely involved bar the Swansea chairman thought it was all sorted!

4.) 23 Apr 2019 12:45:35
Danum Agree totally but the person solely responsible for both failures is Radz. Regarding Saiz, very difficult to resolve, a bit like Brexit but I would've only permitted him to go at the end of the season. As for James, Radz knew all along the proposed transfer was dubious because of the Chairman at the time. Had Radz offered the money up front, the Chairman would've relented. I think you'll find what actually cost us this season ultimately is Radz's money problems (this caused the poor structure of the failed James acquisition) from his tv rights debacle. Radz naive. If we don't get promoted via the playoffs, wouldn't surprise me to see Radz' true colours. Him selling up and Bub leaving. We've paid the consequences this season for Radz' mistakes when it all should've been so different.

5.) 23 Apr 2019 12:55:32
Spaniard Saiz did fit albeit only just. What he did at Newport wrong but he became a highly effective ball carrier which aided our overall play. He did need resting more frequently, as did other players but letting him leave was dumb and has cost us an automatic promotion and a diminution in his transfer value. As for James, you are right but miss the point. Radz knew this dynamic but failed to react and take decisive action. His tv rights debacle meant he couldn't restructure the deal to Jenkins liking so Jenkins put his foot down. If we fail in the playoffs (likely) I won't be surprised to see Radz sell.

6.) 23 Apr 2019 13:27:07
Guess we will never know. Not sure I follow your logic with James, Radz and everyone else thought the deal was done, why need to renegotiate anything. By the time it became apparent, too late. In my opinion Saiz is only good if he wants to play and even then when he has been given the opportunity he wanted in Spain, he hasn’t delivered. But it’s all in the past, we could have had both of them and still ended up where we are, who knows.

I think you might be more right about Bielsa going on then Radz in the short term, depends who is willing to buy and not buy. Not sure Bielsa will have the energy to go again or the players to go with him unless he can show how he has learned and that he really has the resources he wants.

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. How was your Easter you were very quiet on here!

7.) 23 Apr 2019 13:53:08
Spanish Not good! Very depressed about losing to Wigan. There's other personal carp I'm going through right now. An Easter to forget!

8.) 23 Apr 2019 13:58:52
Spanish Radz and American counterparts at Swans thought, no hoped deal was done. They knew all along about Jenkins. Jenkins was the one who told McBurnie he's going nowhere. There was however a chink of light with Jenkins. He was passionate about protecting financial interests of Swans so informed everyone he'll only sanction deal if virtually all money paid up front. You know the outcome.

9.) 23 Apr 2019 14:32:59
That’s interesting stuff George. Hopefully Radz will learn from it! Sorry to hear your news. The personal stuff can help keep the football in perspective but the football can also provide some much needed relief at time. When both are bad, it’s not good! Feeling for you!

10.) 23 Apr 2019 17:01:17
Spaniard Thanks. Please bear in mind Radz economic with the truth. He said afterward "we did everything they asked". Yes, in a way he's right. Problem is he didn't do everything that EVERYONE asked, ie Jenkins.

11.) 23 Apr 2019 19:17:06
James was supposed to be Bielsa's number 1 target, so why did we not try to get the deal done early in the Window? Radz and his sidekick Kinnear have always been economical with the truth. Remember last close season when Kinnear was on a Season Ticket Sales Drive and he was telling us how many millions we had to spend as well as the 10 million from the 49rs. What happened to all that?

12.) 23 Apr 2019 22:34:39
Swansea were always trying to hold on to their key players and only sell as much as they needed. I suspect that James was the last one that they wanted to go and from memory he wasn’t the only deal that fell through on the final day once they had what they needed. In the end it worked out for them, they have benefited from his play and they should get a much better fee for him, so you can see why they did it.

13.) 23 Apr 2019 22:57:04
Spanish The "they" you refer to was Jenkins on his own. He left the following day. James' increase in value via goalscoring displays prove he was right. The benefactors, Swansea, are merely lucky as "they" intended quite the reverse, his sale.



17 Feb 2019 14:05:12
Phil Hay tweeting that Roofe is having a scan on his knee tomorrow.
Maybe not fake news! 😱.


1.) 17 Feb 2019 14:43:18
But to have him walking around Leeds with a brace on before his scan and before any news has been released to anyone. Seems a bit weird!



16 Feb 2019 19:09:24
Hearing a rumour Roofe out for season with ligament damage. A photo on social media in a leg brace. Some saying it could be an old photo?


1.) 16 Feb 2019 20:49:53
Hi Danum. Just typed a post to same effect. Crossed in the post type scenario. Like you, I dunno what to make of it.

2.) 16 Feb 2019 21:08:18
If it's true then it's a good job Bamford and Brown are both back up and running.




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17 Aug 2019 16:42:21
Harrison or Forshaw? MOM for me πŸ€”.




13 Aug 2019 20:47:01
Salford have had a few headed chances, luckily they're league 2 players. I feel our height at the back is going to be our big problem this season. I seriously think Bielsa doesn't care about defending.


1.) 13 Aug 2019 22:12:59
Like Larry lol.



10 Aug 2019 14:49:39
Corners/ set pieces are going to be our undoing this season. We must be the shortest team in the league. Maybe we should stick five on the line and get Kiko to come out to the ball?
Think Alioski was asking the bench for a stool when defending one corner! 😧.


1.) 10 Aug 2019 15:12:52
i know if only the fans knew better than the manager. oh no wait. we do.

2.) 10 Aug 2019 15:30:27
As many of us were saying all through the window - we haven't addressed any of the issues from last season. we still can't defend and still don't take our chances. pray to god Eddie is one to find the net regularly because we can't rely on Pablo to score all of our goals.

3.) 10 Aug 2019 15:56:53
Man on either post from corners would help a tad. Would have cleared that today. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ.



08 Aug 2019 19:16:28
I'm no expert (obviously) , but I honestly think Bielsa sees football as, keep the ball. When you lose it get it back. If we have the ball more than the opposition, it's more likely we will score more than them. (Don't worry too much about defending) I would rather watch a team play in this way than say 'the Pulis way'.
The only thing that worries me about our future, is that one day Bielsa won't be our manager any more! 😭😭
Now let's take this league apart, with a style of football that other championship teams can only dream about!


1.) 08 Aug 2019 19:22:53
His replacement is already at the club!

2.) 08 Aug 2019 19:23:32
I'm with you Danum πŸ‘.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 19:35:45
Canada. I don't want a replacement. I want him to be with us til either I die or he does! πŸ€ͺ.

4.) 08 Aug 2019 21:23:38
I love the way we play and it is all about possession and chances. However if you are 1-0 up and struggling up front it helps if your defenders are solid.

5.) 08 Aug 2019 21:50:01
Don't disagree Danum but I half expect this dream to end with our history and his. But if/ when it happens i hope for Corberon to be in the top post next season. remember the continuity of Liverpool managers from within and the longevity of success that brought them.

6.) 08 Aug 2019 22:55:39
For me the best football managers get the best out of thier team, last year for me Mb played better football but was outclassed by Norwich and sheff Utd who went up with poorer teams

Trouble with Mb teams are unless your mam city or Liverpool players will let you down and there is no plan b

It is why arsen wegener got found out and why pep couldn’t manage a poor or weak team he only knows one way and it is a great way if you have great players

Give me a Chris Wilde or big s any day football will be worse but the team will punch above not below its weight.

7.) 09 Aug 2019 09:20:36
Think we tried that with warnock

Dark, dark days.



07 Aug 2019 17:46:18
I see Pele has signed for Reading!
Apparently his ambition is to get up and stay up! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ†.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 18:11:07
Danum, I think most of our readers are happy just to get up and enjoy it!

2.) 07 Aug 2019 18:28:40

3.) 07 Aug 2019 19:53:25
On holiday so too drunk to get it up I like to just fold it In Like origami.

4.) 08 Aug 2019 10:05:54
You naughty boys πŸ‘‹πŸ‘πŸ‘‹πŸ‘.




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28 Jul 2019 14:37:01
Surely if it is grey the trim would be yellow?
And don't forget it's not grey it's PLATINUM! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.




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30 Jan 2019 14:59:58
True Spanish.
If it does go through it'll probably be at the last minute, and only if they don't sell Fer and Boni.




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31 Dec 2018 10:35:34
George, surely everyone in Scotland knows that Nessy is a myth! πŸ˜‰.




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12 May 2018 22:26:28
If it was a mutual termination surely he'd go straight away. Unless he's got two weeks notice! 😁




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03 May 2018 17:27:29
It didn't hurt Randy Crawford being with them! One for the youngsters there. 😁





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17 Aug 2019 15:37:16
Find a different bar? πŸ€”πŸ˜‰.




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17 Aug 2019 13:37:02
I know it BB, I had a piss in it once! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.




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17 Aug 2019 07:25:07
I know they've had a bad run but he didn't deserve to be shot! πŸ€£πŸ”«πŸ”«πŸ€£.




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14 Aug 2019 19:29:49
True. I think the ref feeling sorry for Salford cost you a bob or two mate! πŸ€‘πŸ€‘.




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14 Aug 2019 17:38:07
Very funny Woody.
Making out not every day is a slack one when you work for the council! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.