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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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10 Jun 2021 19:41:06
Still hoping for Cunha to join us but won't be certain until he's spotted in Beeston looking for a house.


1.) 11 Jun 2021 05:43:51
Don't hold your breath!



10 Jun 2021 10:29:33
I am sad to read of Mateus Boghusz talking of a move away. It seems that he is a little disheartened and for me he is one of 19/ 20 crop that promised so much. If he is to be loaned out I pray it is to a Championship side (who will play him) that plays the Leeds style (or similar) . I fear however that he is out of favour and cannot seem to be in Bielsas thoughts. The other one around which is a question marl would be Alfie McCalmont. What happens next?


1.) 10 Jun 2021 10:47:44
Agreed Leodis. Now that we have been promoted, it’s going to become so much harder for these lads to break through, and build their careers with us. It’s only going to be the really special ones who manage to do so, but I hope we continue with a massive focus on the academy, as it can both save, and make a lot of money.
I’m afraid that a lot of promising U23’s will be leaving us permanently.

2.) 10 Jun 2021 11:38:58
It's difficult to foresee any of Leeds U23s genuinely breaking into the first 11 given the EPL standard.

Struick has been a real find and very pleasant surprise.

But who else if anyone will emulate him? Baby Shack hasn't done so last season.

If Gelhardt, Greenwood and Somerville continue to improve they have a chance.

I think Charlie Cresswell and Cody Drameh could also do so but we are strong in their positions in the first team.

3.) 10 Jun 2021 11:51:00
Agreed lads but here's the cleft stick. The only way you know if the will blossom is to play them but you cannot play them because they have not quite blossomed. Who would have known Struijk would look so composed before we threw him in.

4.) 10 Jun 2021 11:51:40
. and not forgetting Alfie MacAlmont too, he has done well with performances, goals and assists in lower leagues last season

and recently played at full international level for Northern Ireland:

but does Bielsa rate him highly enough?

5.) 10 Jun 2021 12:18:10
These players all still have a long way to go imo. The next step is loans lower league sides or to he introduced from the bench and learn that way but I can't see any of them being in the team regularly next season.

6.) 10 Jun 2021 19:37:10
If they are as good as everyone says and thinks then there must be a queue for their services. It is then up to us to pick the club with the right system.

7.) 11 Jun 2021 09:24:51
It will be interesting to see which U23 players are sent out on loan for ‘meaningful games’ etc, and which kept here to play in Prem 2 League 1 against the youngsters from other top Prem Teams. I guess those that went out last season are likely to be loaned again at a higher level, but then Struijk transitioned to the first team without being loaned out.

With regards to McCalmont, if Bielsa and Orta think he is more likely to get consistent game-time from stepping up just one Division to League One they could possibly do worse than sounding out Bolton Wanderers. I never thought I’d ever say those words about one of our U23 players, given that Club is almost synonymous with long ball football, but Ian Evatt got them promoted through playing possession based football. Presumably that Club will also be keen to get up to the Championship ASAP, and you would have thought they’d feel that having a current Northern Ireland international driving play from deep could only help them in that. Playing for a former Prem club in League 1 will give its own pressures of expectations from fans, which would be beneficial for Alfie’s development.

8.) 11 Jun 2021 09:45:09
Apparently Evatt has studied our style of play very closely and has even adopted Bielsa’s murderball within Bolton’s training!



09 Jun 2021 14:42:11
How about a compromise solution for Raphina -
Just give us one more season and if Liverpool or a top top team come in for you and you still want to go then go with our best wishes but just wait and see who we bring in and watch our plan come to fruition. Maybe you will not want to leave?
If he still wants to go and If he performs in 21/ 22 as good as he has so far then at least we will get a Raph firing on all cylinders for a year and put another few million on his price and give us another year to find a replacement.


1.) 09 Jun 2021 15:27:45
That scenario is probably what will happen Leo.

Raph still has 3 years left on his contract. He has only played one game in front of Leeds fans, really can't see Leeds ever agreeing to or even Raph pushing for a move even at a very high transfer fee this summer window.

However can see him potentially leaving at end of season 2021/ 22 for a very large fee.

( unless Leeds somehow have a spectacular season and qualify for Champions League)

Players come and go, the club we support forever remains.

2.) 09 Jun 2021 16:07:51
100% agree with both of you in all aspects. It would take a ridiculous offer for us to sell him this summer, and hopefully and even more ridiculous sum next summer! We are not a selling team anymore, and we don’t need to be right now, as the club is sat on sound financial footings, and being run sensibly.

3.) 09 Jun 2021 18:39:32
I disagree. I Don think we have the finances yet to refuse a very good offer where we could get 2 prem quality players for the price of one. I think see us selling. Hope we don't and the scenario above happens but I think of we get a big offer we will find it tough to refuse it.



06 Jun 2021 15:05:12
Don't know how our LB search is going but if any stumbles how about looking at some released LBs on a short contract to fill in while we have a look at the likes of Huggins and Davis. There are a couple of (elderley) names that may be happy for a short term contract with game time rotated.


1.) 06 Jun 2021 16:45:30
I agree if either of our young kids are close then Van Aaholt, Bertrand or even Rose could do a job yould think for a year or two.

2.) 06 Jun 2021 16:51:18
Nah, let’s spend money on getting a world class LB. Bringing in old, released players and waiting for youngsters to hopefully get good enough is not a great strategy, we need to ensure we have quality now who can operate under the Bielsa way.

3.) 06 Jun 2021 19:32:17
And not have money available for world class midfielders, no thanks.
Spend within our means and if a free makes us better, why not.



06 Jun 2021 15:01:15
Scary news coming out of Elland Road. After so many weeks of Alioski heading out the door I now read that he may be staying! Surely a step back and a blatant sign of misplaced Bielsa loyalty if it is proved true. I would show him the door (with a thank you) and straight away bring in any number of Left Backs twice as good. Admitted he tries hard and is the joker of the dressing room but sometimes his defending is the joke. We all love a trier put we also want European Football which means players above this mans pay grade.


1.) 06 Jun 2021 17:19:49
Couldn’t disagree more on this occasion Leo.

2.) 06 Jun 2021 18:33:10
Alioski shouldn't be our starting LB next year, we need better, however I would 100% keep Alioski. His versatility makes him a great squad player from the bench and if someone new comes in you know he can come on and play competently if they pick up an injury.

3.) 06 Jun 2021 19:19:17
Really hope Alioski stays, very effective squad player at the very least.

4.) 06 Jun 2021 19:38:33
I don't think anyone could argue that at times Alioski has been a liability last season and altho the only way I would accept him is as a bench warmer and pray that he doesn't come on. "Competent" is not good enough next season.

5.) 06 Jun 2021 20:01:47
Tbh we need a class LB and a cover. Alioski can do the job (as a cover) . As well as a RB, we are fortunate that Billy played all season without any injuries. But just imagine he is out for a few months…. Well we got Gotts, Dallas (although he is much better in the midfield in my opinion) .
So I hope we get proper LB and our youngsters can step up to cover RB position.
We are talking about Europe sometimes, well then we should have a bigger squad of a proper players. I don’t see Alioski doing the job week in week out. Bring in proper LB.

6.) 06 Jun 2021 20:27:03
More positions on the pitch than you can have on the bench Leo so you need to have a couple of versatile guys in the squad. Not many of them are top players in any one position. These guys are only cover for specialist players when you're in a bind and don't have anyone fit in a position available, we can't afford to pay £150k a week for a utility player like a Pool or a City can so competent isn't that bad (better than playing a specialist player out of position anyway) .
Also yes he had some bad games, in his first top flight season, but also had some very good ones.

7.) 06 Jun 2021 21:28:20
The way Bielsas system works we already have a number of more than competent covers. Drameh, next year, for RB. Koch for KP etc.




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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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14 Jun 2021 16:25:38
The one drawback for Scotland is, they have too many bang average players. A couple who have a springkling of talent and a couple who should not even be there.




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13 Jun 2021 19:21:28
A classic case of grabbing your chance with both hands. Gives Southgate a big, big headache and Henderson a potential big, big disappointment.




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13 Jun 2021 10:45:13
Don't walk away - run!




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12 Jun 2021 13:07:03
If Blackpool are disciples of Bielsaball then would not be too upset to see two or three of our U23s go there on loan.




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10 Jun 2021 19:37:10
If they are as good as everyone says and thinks then there must be a queue for their services. It is then up to us to pick the club with the right system.