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01 Mar 2021 17:48:38
Now chasing Nkoulo, a CB. Do we need another CB or is he replacing Kalvin?


1.) 01 Mar 2021 23:10:56
Hopefully so Struik can go out on loan (though I know peeps disagree) . That or to replace Cooper hopefully.



23 Feb 2021 17:39:43
29 year old right sided Lucas Vazquez. His pedigree is solid but I have to ask where does he play? RB Ayling/ Drameh. RW Raph/ Poveda/ Sumerville. Someone would have to be greatly disappointed. Oh hang on he's on a free!


1.) 24 Feb 2021 02:26:29
Good player and tracks back really well but let's be honest he only comes in if Raphinha leaves. Rather have Rapha.
Also he is on £115k a week, we could get 2 prem level players for that a week.

2.) 27 Feb 2021 13:46:15
i read somewhere he is on 50K a week, not sure how much i trust the source admittedly. His age for me isn't such a problem. He strikes me as someone who maybe his pace has or will go a little but will bust a gut and has experience playing for big teams in a high-pressure environment. Not like the last guy we signed from Madrid who basically sat on their bench for ages, this guy actually plays and if he gets a solid 3-4 yr deal to take him to 33 yrs good stuff. Free agent too means i'm not so annoyed about signing him with decreasing sell-on value based on age.

3.) 27 Feb 2021 13:48:40
would also say, Poveda looks promising yet still needs to take a big step to be truly useful. Drameh and Summerville have earned the chance to have a go in the first team I hope before the end of the season but have proved nothing yet i sincerely hope they do in some (hopefully) dead rubbers.

4.) 28 Feb 2021 03:41:35
That could be after tax maybe Ealing. Doubt any Madrid first team player (none youngster at least) is on less than 100k a week though, would have to have a terrible agent.

5.) 01 Mar 2021 23:05:44
Reports out of Spain that he wants £160k a week, surely ends any interest.



17 Feb 2021 13:02:55
With two doing a good job. With two "first choices" awaited and two young guns waitng in the wings why am I reading that we are still chasing Ben White. Surely that ship has sailed?


1.) 18 Feb 2021 06:39:46
Lazy journalism is my guess.

2.) 18 Feb 2021 17:28:11
Bielsa supposedly doesn't like to give up on a player that fits what he wants and has had a lot of effort put into so I do think we will keep an eye on him and maybe bid again. That said even if they do decide to sell I don't feel like we will match what the bigger boys will offer, fee or wage.
As to whether we need him, Cooper will be the wrong side of 30 next season and has struggled to keep up with prem attackers in terms of pace and aerial ability in many games. White, Koch, Llorente and Struik (+youngsters) could give us a stable CB rotation for the next 6 or 7 years.

3.) 18 Feb 2021 17:59:55
Leo Because he's class and can play DM plus last time I checked we can sell defenders or loan them out. Can't see Cooper playing many games for us next season.

4.) 19 Feb 2021 17:11:11
White and Draxler are the only two I would break the bank for.



17 Jan 2021 22:16:19
I cannot see the downside and only hope that moves are taking place behind the scenes but please go get Riqui Puig 21 years, twinkling feet, only on 25k (Rodrigo on 125k) and the clincher - on a free this summer! He is exactly what we need to unlock bus parkers. Has a good engine and a consistently high pass completion rate. The only down sides I can see is that he does not win many aerial duels (should fit in well I hear you say) and is not known greatly for tracking back. Maybe MB can work on that.
No fee, acceptable salary, it's a no brainer.


1.) 18 Jan 2021 15:12:16
Only on a free if they release him?
Dont they have the right to extend by another year?
Not sure if they had to do that already though.



13 Dec 2020 17:14:15
I see we are interested in a left back from MK Dons. This is one of the top priority problems for January, Alioski is a waste of time at left back and Dallas for all his effort is just not a left back.
If we do not bring in a new face then we should be doing all we can to integrate Huggins into the first team.


1.) 16 Dec 2020 03:19:54
Agree we desperately need a natural LWB, Alioski and Dallas are good cover but that's all. Is the Dons LB really the answer though? Hope we chase someone at a bit of a higher level if we try to bring someone in.
Linked a few times already, Rose as a short term would be a good shout if he took a hefty pay cut.

2.) 17 Dec 2020 13:56:12
Gum Rose is so an avoid. Poor character. Huggins will make it. Henry from 🐝 better shout.

3.) 18 Dec 2020 03:23:11
Gotta disagree George. Brentford wanted a big fee for Henry in the summer and that will be more in a jan window. He has no prem exp and might not transition up. Rose will be cheap if not free as Jose wants rid. Prem level, will be fit training at spurs, covers a lot of ground in a game. Long term he wouldn't be the answer but as someone to come in and give us a season or two while we find someone long term or get a youngster up to scratch is just what we need. Not saying he is the answer but certainly someone in that mould would be good.

4.) 21 Dec 2020 14:41:06
Gumbo Your right to disagree but from what I hear Rose is trouble and would likely upset the happy go lucky camaraderie of the dressing room. Also, why consider taking back a player who was disloyal to us by leaving? He's a problem we don't need. As for 🐝 wanting lots of money, surprised? Good players attract big price tags. There won't be many bargains for a quality left back. Personally, I think Huggins can make it but in reality see him being loaned out for a season first.




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02 Mar 2021 12:10:50
Much has been said of the irreplacability of Kalvin Philips however. I feel the problem has receded somewhat with the availability of Llorente, who has proved he can slot in there more than adequately. Further to this is the good news coming from Koch. Hopefully his return is not too far away. Another one who can play DM. So, far fom a big gap when he is not there the absence of Kalvin could be just another sore irritation with adequate bodies to cover.


1.) 02 Mar 2021 12:40:15
I have seen Koch play CDM for Germany last year, he played well.

Llorente not so sure about as a CDM and Struick definitely not a CDM. Both are good CDs.

We definitely miss KP regardless of those alternatives with perhaps only Koch being a good backup at CDM

3 defeats in 4 games not good at all.



01 Mar 2021 13:18:26
Just looked at LUTV schedule, there appears to be nothing shown for the U23s, including today. Does anyone know anything?


1.) 01 Mar 2021 14:32:09
On Palace Pay per vue for £3. You would have to sign up to Palace site.

2.) 01 Mar 2021 15:00:39
We lost 2 nil with Summertime sent off.

{Ed077's Note - well isn't it just about start of spring time? no wonder summertime didn't last long😂😂}

3.) 01 Mar 2021 17:26:52
Nice Ed! 😄😄.

{Ed077's Note - reading back it was quite poor if you ask me.:)😄😄}



01 Mar 2021 12:17:49
With Koch coming back to first team duties soon you have to ask, what will happen to Pascal Struijk. We will now have four recognised CBs (with two more waiting in the U23s) . Wether he is third or fourth choice he is too good to warm the bench every week. He will also be viewing a berth in the National Team and would not want that to slip away with not playing. I am sure he feels he must therefore be starting every week and sadly that may mean a move away from Elland Road?


1.) 01 Mar 2021 12:42:06
Think he will bide his time and be a regular in the Leeds first team sooner or later.

2.) 01 Mar 2021 13:16:57
I hope so Baz but that would mean a failure of either Koch or Llorente? Unless we go to a back three?

3.) 01 Mar 2021 14:56:30
Also Leo all clubs should have 4 central defenders in their first team squad to cover injuries, suspensions etc Struick will get game time.

4.) 01 Mar 2021 16:53:07
Agree with Viduka, looking at most of the PL squads there seems to be 4 recognised and experienced centre backs in each of them so I am guessing Cooper, Koch, Llorente and Struick fit that bill. And luckily for us we have 2 left footers and two right footers.
My thoughts would be that Beradi isn't going to be offered an extension and either Cresswell or Casey will be offered the opportunity to get some meaningful games in during a loan.

On reading that both Llorente and Koch have experience of playing the holding midfielder role i can see we have some good cover and gives all the guys more opportunity for game minutes and keeping switched on through a season.

5.) 01 Mar 2021 16:56:25
And stuijk is better than cooper of one is going it shouldn’t be our youngest and most promising one.

6.) 01 Mar 2021 18:19:53
Axe, if Llorente and Koch are first choice that leaves Struijk on the bench. Not conducive to International football.

7.) 01 Mar 2021 19:41:17
Leodis, they former 2 are centre backs. Unless they break the mould, and from what I have seen so far theu don't, both of those lads will be spending some time in the stands watching whilst those yellow cards are paid off.

Or, are you saying that the top teams are using squads with just 2 recognised centre backs?

8.) 02 Mar 2021 10:09:35
The only question I was raising was with the noises coming from Martinez, would Struijk be happy sitting on the bench or would he, reluctantly, seek a move away to gain regular games.

{Ed077's Note - Isnt Struijk eligible for both Belgium and Netherlands? Two good nations so a big decision for him.}

9.) 02 Mar 2021 10:37:08
I see, well in an ideal world Bielsa has the opportunity to send Struick on loan at a decent Championship side and get him a lot of game time, whilst Cooper, Koch and Llorente form a formidable combination in the centre of defence. Supplemented by Ayling, Phillips and possibly Casey and Cresswell.

I see Struik as the long term replacement for Cooper as the left footed centre back so anything that keeps him with us will do for me.



27 Feb 2021 20:21:39
Okay, 3 big mistakes No1 Before we kicked off. Picking Roberts and Costa to start! They have both been given many chances previously and fluffed them all. Love the man BUT he is a stubborn manager who is the only one who cannot see it or, he can, but does not like to be proved wrong.
No2 Again before kick off, messing with the back five. Previously Llorente did well at DM so why change to Struijk, who has never done well there.
lastly No3 Putting Alioski on to "change the game". The sooner all three of them are known as "Ex Leeds Players" the best for all. I ask again, when will Bielsa learn? The next six points cannot come quick enough.
As for the next few games I would play (for the first half) Greenwood or Gelhart with an Instruction "run them ragged" and then a second half of Pablo. I may even consider a similar thing for the wings with one half Harrison and the other Sumerville.

There are a few U23s who would bite Bielsas hand off to be given a go and quite rightly, on todays lacklustre performance, have a right to think " I could have done better". I know it's a bit of a gamble throwing on untried kids, but you never know. Many of the stars we know, were untried kids once and grabbed their chance. Just need those next two (at least) wins.


1.) 27 Feb 2021 22:35:31
Leodis, Think you have covered it all there. Time to give the kids a go they can't do any worse than, I won't name them.

2.) 27 Feb 2021 22:37:12
Mate belisa and mistake go like fish and chips

Did we concede from a set play.

3.) 27 Feb 2021 23:20:48
Good post Leo. I agree regarding another 6 points, I have said 41 should do it for a while now. And Costa and Roberts should be bench at best. Three games to come now against London opposition, WHU, Chelsea and Fulham. I hope for more, but I would take 3 points from these games, preferably against Fulham, let's break the London away hoodoo.

4.) 27 Feb 2021 23:26:24
Absolute nonsense, if anybody at the beginning of the season would say we’d probably finish mid table we’d take it with both hands. To say Bielsa makes mistakes constantly etc etc is so tiresome, I just start yawning and think to complainers, shut up will you.
It’s our first season in the Premiership, give Bielsa a chance to prove himself. I’m sure the Villa fans are happy they gave their coach a chance to prove himself.
Stop whinging!

5.) 27 Feb 2021 23:39:57
Costa, Klich, Roberts, Alioski, Cooper all must be let go this summer. lOVE ALL OF THEM FOR GETTING US BACK WHERE WE BELONG, BUT WE NEED QUALITY! MOT.

6.) 28 Feb 2021 00:03:11
I don't think we have anyone else to pick. Nit sure if you have noticed but we are ravaged by injuries, the players we depend on are knackered or carrying knocks and the u23s nowhere near ready yet. Believe me they can do a lot worse.

7.) 28 Feb 2021 03:30:30
Good posts but OP, Hooksie and Alf are correct. Casilla, Alioski, Cooper, Klich, Costa and Roberts must be removed from wage bill and upgrades must then arrive. Make Stuarty Dallasy captain for next season. 💛💙.

8.) 28 Feb 2021 05:46:19
Op I’ll stop moaning when our defence is not a shambles and defensive stats ain’t bottom three

Until then Leeds will frustrate me yes I love them yes I enjoy watching them yes I think belisa deserves lot of credit but they will annoy the life out of me and that makes me moan

We lost a poor game to a corner. again

How can you not moan? Do you not care?

9.) 28 Feb 2021 07:04:04
Of course I care.
If you hadn’t noticed we haven’t had a properly bedded in defense since the Championship through injuries. That being injuries to two new players and a under 23’s who has just moved up to the first team. You can’t expect miracles, a bit of patience is required.
Struijk was put in Phillips position because someone has to, I was a little surprised he didn’t use Llorente yesterday but I’m sure there was a good reason for that.
Don’t get so upset every time we loose and demand the head of Bielsa. This team is developing and I can assure you if you didn’t know already there will be some changes in the summer.
We will finish about mid table this season and be honest most would be happy with that, especially with the injuries we’ve had and a home pitch that definitely isn’t fit for Premiership football.
I don’t like to see my team lose as much as the next person, but a little bit of perspective and patience is required when looking at what players we have, injuries and it being our first time in the Premiership for 16 years.
It’s also Bielsa’s first experience in the Premier League.

10.) 28 Feb 2021 09:24:39
Here here opt
It’s a tough league and we will survive.
How many newly promoted do that?
20-30 %?

11.) 28 Feb 2021 11:19:20
Very true about bedded defence ect but look at other side

I don’t demand miracles I am not unreasonable in my expectations

I think having one of the worst defences in the leauge (it might be the worst not sure) is not good enough

It is not just the goals it is the way we concede

You may think it’s good enough I don’t

You may Accept the silly and constant mistakes like playing players in wrong position I don’t

You may accept every time the other team have a comer it might as well be a pen. I don’t.



24 Feb 2021 08:09:19
Can't you just hear them in London. You sent us Clarke we sent you the pitch - so were even!


1.) 24 Feb 2021 08:40:43
Apart from that swing of around 6.7 million quid!

2.) 24 Feb 2021 08:56:17
That made me laugh got some spurs fans so will pass that on.




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25 Sep 2020 18:11:17
Hope its not just papertalk.




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25 Sep 2020 17:25:09
Must say Barkley is low down on my list of must haves.




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09 Sep 2020 13:16:20
Draxler, Really? let's just park him on the list between Messi and Bale. Just above Ronaldo (Christiano that is) .
Maybe he does prefer Paris to Leeds but he could live in Batley and get the train in.




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09 Aug 2020 19:52:59
The first big signing is the man himself. The rest will follow.




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06 Feb 2020 10:47:38
He would love to come back. It would make sense financially. He could live back at home and nip home for lunch and let the dog out. What's not to like.





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04 Mar 2021 15:31:20
The sooner we get to the 41ish points, the better.




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02 Mar 2021 10:09:35
The only question I was raising was with the noises coming from Martinez, would Struijk be happy sitting on the bench or would he, reluctantly, seek a move away to gain regular games.


{Ed077's Note - Isnt Struijk eligible for both Belgium and Netherlands? Two good nations so a big decision for him.}



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01 Mar 2021 18:19:53
Axe, if Llorente and Koch are first choice that leaves Struijk on the bench. Not conducive to International football.




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01 Mar 2021 13:16:57
I hope so Baz but that would mean a failure of either Koch or Llorente? Unless we go to a back three?




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28 Feb 2021 09:22:09
It is not our way to pay top dollar for the finished article. No, rather we find a rough damond and polish them. A diamond with oodles of potential. Even White was not the value he is now when we took him. It also seems the Leeds way to leave us bandying names about, then from out of nowhere unveil a player no one had even mentioned.