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by Cjay
Sat May 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Devils Advocate
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: Devils Advocate

One of my worries about our defence and defensive midfield is that I believe that the attacking philosophy that MB has instilled in them has led to them lacking concentration in their primary duties. First job is to snuff out the threat, I see some of our lads taking some of these responsibilities ...
by Cjay
Sat May 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Devils Advocate
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: Devils Advocate

He turned an average bunch of players into player that could play his system, if he can identify better players within our budget, and the board backs him, we will improve. What he did with the players he inherited was nothing short of amazing but you cannot continually improve players. If boards d...
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Devils Advocate
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: Devils Advocate

Teams may have “worked us out “ to a certain extent as you say but we still created plenty of chances which suggests to me that even though they may have “worked us out “ they couldn’t stop us dominating and creating good goal scoring chances, as has been said many times if we had a 25/30 goal scor...
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Devils Advocate
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: Devils Advocate

I alluded to a similar point to cjay earlier today on a different thread but as others have said I'm not sure what alternate plan we could put in to action. if teams are sitting in deep it's not a different plan we need but more quality. I look at the Wigan game as a perfect example of where a team...
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Devils Advocate
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: Devils Advocate

1) Saying teams worked us out is very much wide of the mark. Even when losing we were creating, and missing 20+ chances so teams weren't stopping us creating chances. Additionally we were f*cking up at the back and gifting the opposition goals so again we weren't losing due to opposition tactics, j...
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Soccer - Season Review
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: World Soccer - Season Review

1 In a sentence or two, how would you describe last season for your club? Exceeded expectations but ultimately as the season developed expectations grew and ultimately disappointing, should have been so much more. 2 What are your hopes and fears for the 2019-20 season? Hope to win the league, fear t...
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday YorkshireSquare (36)
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Happy birthday YorkshireSquare (36)

Happy Birfday
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

Michael Frey.

Name rings a bell, pretty sure i remember him from my football manager days :duno:

Really highly rated at one point but ravaged by injuries (bit like Lassie).



by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Devils Advocate
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Devils Advocate

Tin hat on. We all love Bielsa. We all want him to stay. We all hope whatever demands he has the club accept them. And we all hope thay should that happen we will make a real tilt at Automatic. Are we all wrong? Marcelo Bielsa has been a godsend, he worked minor miracles with what imo was a midtable...
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Radz on Derby/Radz on Talksport Jim White's show imminently
Replies: 64
Views: 2620

Re: Radz on Derby/Radz on Talksport Jim White's show imminently

Radrizzani said: "I start to play when I go up. At the moment I am just observing football. These sort of comments get on my nerves,always giving it the big I am hinting at who he knows and what he could do. "At the moment i am just observing football" . . . .'what does that mean? You are watching ...
by Cjay
Fri May 24, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Successful Season?
Replies: 31
Views: 879

A Successful Season?

So, was last season a successful season? Lets look at the positives. We appointed a world renowned manager who clearly was humbled and honoured to be here. This manager attracted great media interest to us both in England and around the world. We played a brand of football that you usually only see ...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leeds United Under-23's thread
Replies: 514
Views: 35282

Re: Leeds United Under-23's thread

I'd add Edmondson and Hugo Diaz to the list imo Edmondson is developing and seems to have trimmed down a bit, made himself a bit faster and a bit more dynamic, big lad to and Bielsa has traditionally preffered 6ft+ powerful strikers. Diaz is 22 now so its now or never, he is the u23 Captain and has ...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

As has been said, they can afford to take the risk. If we sell with proper clauses, then our risk is minimal. We then take a risk spending the money on new players, sure, but I trust Bielsa to pick the players who will work for him. If he decides he wants to keep Jack Clarke, then that's his call t...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

Irrespective of whether £10m, £15m or £20m is the correct valuation, we definitely need to hold on to players like Clarke. Bielsa thrives on improving young players anyway, and this lad has it in spades. The potential is there for all to see, and the fact that Spurs are sniffing round tells you all...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

And then he wasn't. It still seems to me that we take the bigger risk in keeping him, certainly in terms of the side we will be building for next season. We don't have the luxury of thinking in terms of 'potential', and ultimately he is only worth what someone is willing to pay. Put it this way, if...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

Really can't see how an unproven 18 yr old can be worth £20 million. He had a handful of exciting sub appearances, and that's it. Even then, he only really had one move, which was easily nullified once he'd been sussed out. £10 mil would be an insanely good deal on the back of that. Clubs pay throu...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

Wouldn't agree to 10M no way but the fact remains that we need to balance the books. First saving I would make is to get rid of Orta. Next I would cut our player roster currently sitting at 31 in the current squad and 22 on loan. There has to be 30M locked up in those loanees I'm torn on Orta after...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Radz on Derby/Radz on Talksport Jim White's show imminently
Replies: 64
Views: 2620

Re: Radz on Derby/Radz on Talksport Jim White's show imminently

Agreed which is why I believe that IF he signs up for another season then we / he have probably only half a season to enjoy his time at Leeds. By the time the January TM window opens he will know if his chances of seeing his vision realised will be evident. Will the club be able to support him by s...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

While we all would like to have available all our young prospects the truth is that we will always be a selling club. If selling Clarke allowed the bossman to stay and build a squad who would contend next season then it would be a small price to pay. The owner could cover the £10mil and show some a...
by Cjay
Thu May 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 5641

Re: 2019/20 Transfer Rumours & Discussion Thread

No excuse for selling Clarke. 18 year old who has been tracked by all the biggest teams in the country. Why try and justify it? This is a kid who will go to the top and we should be building our team around him not trying to justify it. No excuse, good test of what we are about. MB prefers younger p...