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by andrewjohnsmith
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post season tour
Replies: 34
Views: 11792

Re: Post season tour

Myanmar isn't banned by FIFA. They played in the world cup qualifiers and won 2 and drew 2 out of 8. They're ranked 135th by FIFA. It's not a black hole and if FIFA sanctions games there, there's no reason why Leeds can't play there either. Second it's not about the Myanmar government. It will be gr...
by andrewjohnsmith
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post season tour
Replies: 34
Views: 11792

Re: Post season tour

The idea of a post season tour makes sense. It's scheduled during the time of the playoffs so it doesn't really add anything to the end of the season beyond where we'd have hoped to have been anyway. It also makes sense in terms of a mini gathering for some of the fringe players although I really wo...
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Championship's Most Expensive Squads
Replies: 10
Views: 3010

Re: Championship's Most Expensive Squads

Clive wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:24 pm
I like how you ignored my other point.
Sorry Clive. Wasn't intentional.
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under 23's v Cardiff today
Replies: 29
Views: 15606

Re: Under 23's v Cardiff today

Orta appears to have waved the magic wand with the two kids teams...wonderful stuff, hopefully will benefit PH for years to come ... Future looks really bright. Someone said that we sell our best youngsters. Until we get promoted that's inevitable. But it seems that we have enough coming through to...
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Championship's Most Expensive Squads
Replies: 10
Views: 3010

Re: Championship's Most Expensive Squads

6 teams are above us who are below us in that table. Which obviously means the opposite is true. There are teams below us that have spent more. I think the table offers some optimism. It says that we're not really underachieving and puts credence in Orta's long term plans. It would be nice to be hi...
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: England World Cup Squad - Who You Got?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

England World Cup Squad - Who You Got?

There's a little time left but basing this on Southgate's 3 at the back formation GK: Butland, Pickford, Forster (Pope) Center Backs: Cahill, Stones, Maguire, Smalling, Keane, Gomez Full Backs: Walker, Trippier, Bertrand, Young (would include Rose but not sure why he's not playing) Midfielders Wilsh...
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Summer Transfers and Squad Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Summer Transfers and Squad Discussion

I guess we almost signed Mbakogu in January. He's highly rated but his numbers don't excite. I think McBurnie looks a more solid story and a better prospect too. Yiadom might add something to the squad but I think our current full backs are good enough. Not sure about the rest of the targets. Pundit...
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mo Salah
Replies: 17
Views: 3894

Re: Mo Salah

Fantastic player. I was surprised at how little time Chelsea gave him. Harry Kewell was better though.
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Championship's Most Expensive Squads
Replies: 10
Views: 3010

Re: Championship's Most Expensive Squads

faaip wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Spending when - this season ?
As far as I understand, it's amount spent on the first team squad.
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friendly Forum
Replies: 82
Views: 17178

Re: Friendly Forum

Against. Threads should be bipartisan and open minded. I fall into both camps at times. I want to support the manager and at least give him 12 months in the job. But I do get frustrated every time we lose. It's the life of a fan. Pro-manager one day. Anti- manager the next. If someone can't have ope...
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Championship's Most Expensive Squads
Replies: 10
Views: 3010

Championship's Most Expensive Squads

This survey ranks us as about par for the course. We were 10th in terms of spending, so 12th in the table is not a bad reflection.

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leed ... -14543841
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple question ?
Replies: 47
Views: 15685

Re: Simple question ?

faaip wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:55 pm
The sad truth is Barnsley are a perennially poor team and comparing what he may do here to what he did do there is irrelevant. As it always is.
I agree. No comparison. Lower budget, facilities and support. And PH left them in a better place than when he joined them.
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Script
Replies: 10
Views: 3615

Re: The Script

It's too early to judge Orta and label his signings useless. Saiz and Alioski looked great for a while when we were fully fit and things were going well. Some of the players he signed should have been in the U23's but got thrown into the first team out of necessity. Ekuban, Grot, Cibicki, De Bock ha...
by andrewjohnsmith
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Oli McBurnie
Replies: 19
Views: 10043

Re: Oli McBurnie

1964white wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:31 am
Impressive stats for the tykes, no doubt they would worsen if Oli signed for Leeds
Which stat are you suggesting? Red cards?
by andrewjohnsmith
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple question ?
Replies: 47
Views: 15685

Re: Simple question ?

Win. It would be horrible to lose this game given the circumstances. Even worse for Hecks.
by andrewjohnsmith
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ayling Out?
Replies: 14
Views: 4632

Ayling Out?

Not sure how this one started but saw it a few times on the news feed this morning. Phil Hay (Yorkshire Evening Post) even mentioned it briefly. I can see that we have a few right backs with Coyle coming back and Berardi. Yiadom from Barnsley has been heavily mentioned too, although I'd picture him ...
by andrewjohnsmith
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our strikers....
Replies: 52
Views: 19769

Re: Our strikers....

1964white wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:08 pm

The Clarets have achieved something we can probably only dream about
Heckingbottom is the next Sean Dyche
by andrewjohnsmith
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Oli McBurnie
Replies: 19
Views: 10043

Re: Oli McBurnie

SG90 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:18 pm
Besides he'll probably be expensive as he's English, so like £10m.
He's out of contract so the money's a good deal
by andrewjohnsmith
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Oli McBurnie
Replies: 19
Views: 10043

Oli McBurnie

Chances look good that this one will happen. Seems appropriate since Lassoga will be gone and none of our strikers are making an obvious claim right now. I thought we had a done deal for Mbakogu too. I know we're all hoping for an established No. 9 in the summer window. Does McBurnie fit the bill? I...
by andrewjohnsmith
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Player Of The Year 17/18.
Replies: 30
Views: 10504

Re: Player Of The Year 17/18.

Part of me thinks that nobody really deserves it. Pablo's the best of the bunch but he still hasn't had a "great" year. Coming up with a shortlist must have been really difficult. Roofe doesn't get in the side at full strength. Alioski had a brief hot spell but has been cold for months. Saiz got a 6...