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by weasel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Harvey Barnes
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Harvey Barnes

Think he had a medical and was set to sign for us (presumably on loan) but then opted for WBA as they were nearer to where he lived (Leicester) and it meant he wouldn't have to uproot - especially with Leicester seeing him as a future player rather than loaning him out with the intention to sell lat...
by weasel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Harvey Barnes
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Harvey Barnes

radebe88 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:28 pm
Just watching him again tonight and some talent this lad is. Potentially the best player in the league so far this season and still so young. Great player to watch
If we had managed to sign him in the summer would Saiz have been sold then?
by weasel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Early #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Fri 13th Dec)
Replies: 72
Views: 1652

Re: The Early #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Fri 13th Dec)

And people saying you have to gamble to get out of the championship. Well I'd like to see them do it with their own money as plenty of owners have come in, gambled, not got promoted and set their clubs back financially for years - there are 2 ways out of the championship and it is just as easy to fa...
by weasel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Early #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Fri 13th Dec)
Replies: 72
Views: 1652

Re: The Early #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Fri 13th Dec)

I think mountains are being made out of molehills here and over the top reactions. Firstly as regards the club trying to sell PJ 'behind his back' well that is likely the case with all transfers unless a player requests to leave. The club will no doubt get offers for a lot of the players and will re...
by weasel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1673

Re: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion

It seems more likely that Saiz will go there on loan - presumably from our point of view if he does well it then means we will have more teams interested in him in the summer and can drive the price up. Likely also that the Brown deal will cost us a fair bit as we will have to start paying his wages...
by weasel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Samu Saiz
Replies: 171
Views: 20462

Re: Samu Saiz

1964white wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:47 pm
So you are back in the UK Weasel.....north or south ?
Living near Oldham - a mile or so from Yorkshire boundary.
by weasel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Samu Saiz
Replies: 171
Views: 20462

Re: Samu Saiz

Have a lot of sympathies for him and his partner in trying to adapt to another country. Having lived in Spain for 2 1/2 years it is a completely different culture, much more family orientated than here and with them about to have a baby I can understand them wanting to move back to be nearer their f...
by weasel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bolton v Leeds Utd Match Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: Bolton v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Can see Brown being eased in gradually with 15/20 minute appearances of the bench to replace the likes of Saiz or Klich. No need to rush him back given his injury. After that injuries/suspensions may well dictate team selection rather than Bielsa having to make choices.
by weasel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 13th Dec)
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: The LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 13th Dec)

There is no suggestion that Saiz is still lagging behind his team-mates - just that he was at the start of pre-season. I doubt Bielsa would have picked him at the start of the season if he had not gotten to the required targets. Some players, due to their physique, will always find it harder to keep...
by weasel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1673

Re: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion

Hard to say though because Bielsa walked out from clubs before cos they signed players he didn't want and similarly has walked out as they didn't sign the players he wanted - if he is happy with the squad then I think you have to take that at face value. Realistically the clubs he has been at weren'...
by weasel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1673

Re: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion

Understand your point but what if Bielsa goes in the summer? He may, then what, thats a huge opportunity missed. Thats my main concern, I'm not sure Bielsa will give us another season. At his age, doesnt need the money, the language barrier, maybe he will just want to go home. Id rather give him th...
by weasel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1673

Re: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion

Well let's have a look at some of the other candidates. Start with Roofe who has had a great season but has still missed some chances he should have buried - if a centreback misses a tackle/header and the opposition score then no matter what else he does he will be remembered for the mistake (if Roo...
by weasel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1673

Re: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion

For me the main difference to season's past is that this season we don't hear the manager suggesting he needs a couple of signings. If we go back to Grayson then he, and us, knew that signing a starting centreback was a must (not a back up like this season's requirement). With Monk it was clear he w...
by weasel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 12th Dec)
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 12th Dec)

Morning all. Selling Viera in the summer against Bielsas advice proves any of our players have their price in Rads eyes The difference is the club prioritised signing a striker and a such needed the funds for that. Can't see any glaring weakness in the squad where we would need to raise significant...
by weasel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 1673

Re: January Transfer Rumours And Squad Discussion

Cooper is one of those guys who, unless plays really well, is considered average, when he makes a mistake it’s amplified, can’t seem to shake his reputation from the last few seasons, what would people give him out of 10 for the season to date? 7/10 for me. 100% agree. He would be amongst my candid...
by weasel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barcelona v Spurs - Champions League
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Barcelona v Spurs - Champions League

I didn't watch the match
by weasel
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leeds United Under-23's thread
Replies: 159
Views: 10518

Re: Leeds United Under-23's thread

Excellent news all round. Surely Clarke must get a first team start soon? Saturday would be ideal. Bolton are struggling and low on confidence. Now is the time MB. I think we will see Bamford on the pitch at some point on Saturday as well. Would expect to see him as impact sub again, even in this m...
by weasel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The LUFC Breakfast Debate (Mon 10th Dec)
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: The LUFC Breakfast Debate (Mon 10th Dec)

Would imagine the QPR guy will just get a fine. They deemed PJ's comment to be questioning the integrity of the ref (i.e. more or less saying he was cheating) which they class as different to a player just saying the ref is sh*t.
by weasel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kemar Roofe
Replies: 114
Views: 24897

Re: Kemar Roofe

Always tricky to evaluate strikers based on chances alone. The nearest thing to being able to do it fairly is the thing the BBC use to determine the probability that the chance should be scored but equally a striker can mishit the shot and score or catch it cleanly and the keeper makes a wonder save...
by weasel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quest hate Leeds
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Quest hate Leeds

Holloway loves Bielsa, Warnock is still bitter that we replaced him with Charlie Taylor and Dean Ashton sometimes praises us, particularly about our youth development, and other times gives us no credit. Always liked Holloway, always seems honest. Won't hear a bad word said against Dean Ashton. He ...