The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

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The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by Ellandback1 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:28 am

Good Morning Everyone

Niall Huggins has penned his first professional football contract.

The 18yo joins fellow scholar Theo Hudson who signed his one year contract earlier in the week.

Huggins netted 12 goals in 29 matches for Mark Jackson’s side last term.




The rumour doing the rounds is that Leeds are prepared to consider a swap deal to bring Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle to Elland Road at the expense of losing Jack Clarke or Kalvin Phillips.

The other stumbling block is wages. Gayle is currently on £40,000 a week, but wants that increased to £55,000 upon his next move.

Thoughts?




Bournemouth are keeping tabs on 19yo left back Leif Davis.

The youngster featured five times for Bielsa's team last term.

A fee of 4m has been banded about!

If true, should Leeds snap up the money and run, orwill the youngster be ready for Leeds first team come last August?

If so, what happens to Douglas, Alioski, De Bock, Anita, Dallas, Pearce and Denton!

Which players are surplus to requirements?




What kind of impact would you expect Hernandez to make next season?

It was obvious to see that the 34yo had nothing left in his tank, come the play offs.

Why Bielsa did not rest out most influential player when we knew that the automatic places were beyond us, I'll never know!

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by HarryofOz » Thu May 23, 2019 7:34 am

Hi EB et al

We could always do with a striker, not sure about wanting to lose Clarke or Phillips.

Haven't seen enough of Davis to comment.

Will have to wait and see about Hernandez, his form certainly did drop towards the end of the season.
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by herefordbornleedsboy » Thu May 23, 2019 7:45 am

Morning all.

Over the hump of the week!!

In regards to Gayle... i would lost Clarke to bring him in but not Phillips.

Clarke is still relatively unproven whereas Phillip's has started to realise his potential.

Gayle is a proven goalscorer at this level and would have scored 30+ in this team last season. Wages could be a stumbling block though as stated.

Davis is a tricky one. Liked the look of him when he played but again relatively unproven. I'd trust Bielsa to make the right call.
Unsure about Hernandez but wouldnt expect him to be ever present for us next year.

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by 1964white » Thu May 23, 2019 7:51 am

Good morning Matt

Young players

We are obsessed with young players

Gayle

His huge salary is unsustainable in the championship

Davis

I doubt the Cherries are interested tbh

Douglas, Alioski, De Bock, Anita, Dallas, Pearce and Denton!

Three of those are not specialised left wing-backs

We can do better!

Hernandez

We had no one to fill Pablo's boots because our squad was threadbare, was always evident a lack of quality back-up would come back to haunt us from day one

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by SG90 » Thu May 23, 2019 8:37 am

Morning all.

Really excited about Theo Hudson, he reminds of another left footed winger from the academy, a certain Australian.

We can't afford Gayle's wages, so that story is a non starter. Certainly since KP and Clarke will be on a tenth of what he is, how would we swap them if we can't afford Gayle? That 'rumour' makes no sense.

Davis is probably lazy journalism. Bielsa really rates him and he'd had played more if not for injuries. I'd rather sell Pearce tbh.

Hernandez needs to become a bit part player for us this season. No doubting his brains and quality, but at 34 he won't be able to do it for 46 games. We shouldn't be relying on him.
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by SaraM » Thu May 23, 2019 8:38 am

Good morning!

Just wondering what the world must look like when £40,000 a week isn't enough for you. I'd swap Clarke, but not Phillips, and not on those wages.

My feeling is that young, unproven players who can command a fee should do so, especially when we are not short in their area. They are less likely to have an impact next season than, say, Pontus.

I think we should assume that we won't be able to rely on Pablo next season, and look to replace his creativity. Anything he still offers is then a bonus.

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by Chilli D » Thu May 23, 2019 8:59 am

Morning All,

We can't afford Dwight Gayle' s wages so the rumour, and that's all it is, is nonsense.
Sky Sports are reporting that we are interested in Pompey's Jamal Lowe.

Leif Davis won't be going anywhere. He needs another U23 season while providing cover for Douglas and Alioski.
De Bock, Anita and Denton will all leave, I expect.

Pablo needs to be used more sensibly next season which hopefully will give Shackleton more game time.

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by Ellandback1 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:23 am

1964white wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:51 am
Good morning Matt

Young players

We are obsessed with young players

Gayle

His huge salary is unsustainable in the championship

Davis

I doubt the Cherries are interested tbh

Douglas, Alioski, De Bock, Anita, Dallas, Pearce and Denton!

Three of those are not specialised left wing-backs

We can do better!

Hernandez

We had no one to fill Pablo's boots because our squad was threadbare, was always evident a lack of quality back-up would come back to haunt us from day one
Morning Pal,

We are paying Casilla £50k a week. A number of clubs would take him off our hands on a free I reckon. That would free up money!

Alioski plays left wing back for his Country...

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by Ellandback1 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:24 am

HarryofOz wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:34 am
Hi EB et al

We could always do with a striker, not sure about wanting to lose Clarke or Phillips.

Haven't seen enough of Davis to comment.

Will have to wait and see about Hernandez, his form certainly did drop towards the end of the season.
Evening Harry, I agree with you over Clarke. I'd want a 20 percent see on clause

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by SG90 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:32 am

I can't believe so many Leeds fans would be happy to swap Clarke for Gayle! Clarke will play for England and be worth £60m in a few years and we'll all be kicking ourselves over it.
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by 1964white » Thu May 23, 2019 9:44 am

Ellandback1 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:23 am
Alioski plays left wing back for his Country...
Still vulnerable defensively & lets face it Macedonia are no world beaters, it's like saying Cooper plays for Scotland....oh hang on a minute our captain can't make it into the poorest Scottish squad ever!

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by SG90 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:48 am

1964white wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:44 am
Still vulnerable defensively & lets face it Macedonia are no world beaters, it's like saying Cooper plays for Scotland....oh hang on a minute our captain can't make it into the poorest Scottish squad ever!
But he's better than Jansson who went to the WC :lol:
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by 1964white » Thu May 23, 2019 9:49 am

SG90 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:32 am
I can't believe so many Leeds fans would be happy to swap Clarke for Gayle! Clarke will play for England and be worth £60m in a few years and we'll all be kicking ourselves over it.
I wouldn't allow Clarke to go even though he struggled towards the end of season

Three reasons for that :

His illness affected his form/confidence
Too much expectation on the young lad
Not the finished article

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by SG90 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:53 am

1964white wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:49 am
I wouldn't allow Clarke to go even though he struggled towards the end of season

Three reasons for that :

His illness affected his form/confidence
Too much expectation on the young lad
Not the finished article
Exactly. A good pre season and he will be back and raring to go. He will be a key player for us next season. It would be a huge mistake for him to be sold/leave now.
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by BGwhite » Thu May 23, 2019 12:11 pm

SG90 wrote:I can't believe so many Leeds fans would be happy to swap Clarke for Gayle! Clarke will play for England and be worth £60m in a few years and we'll all be kicking ourselves over it.
The difference is Gayle can put us in the PL but i doubt Clarke can have the same impact. Once in the PL everyone's price goes up immediately.

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by Ellandback1 » Thu May 23, 2019 1:03 pm

Chilli D wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:59 am
Morning All,

We can't afford Dwight Gayle' s wages so the rumour, and that's all it is, is nonsense.
Sky Sports are reporting that we are interested in Pompey's Jamal Lowe.

Leif Davis won't be going anywhere. He needs another U23 season while providing cover for Douglas and Alioski.
De Bock, Anita and Denton will all leave, I expect.

Pablo needs to be used more sensibly next season which hopefully will give Shackleton more game time.

Chilli
Afternoon Chilli.

If 50k per week = 30 goals in a season why not.

We could get rid of Casilla - he's on 50k a week!

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by Dalton » Thu May 23, 2019 1:57 pm

50 grand for a keeper who took over when we were top pretty much and with Cooper messed up the play off
My my my, such a lot of guns around town and so few brains

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by BGwhite » Thu May 23, 2019 2:02 pm

Id swap kiko for Gayle . Get him on loan like WBA did and we go up.

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by leic white 63 » Thu May 23, 2019 2:18 pm

no wonder we 're skint paying 50 grand a week for that clown ! ........ GET RID !

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 23rd May)

Post by Dalton » Thu May 23, 2019 2:26 pm

leic white 63 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 2:18 pm
no wonder we 're skint paying 50 grand a week for that clown ! ........ GET RID !
:)

I wonder what BPF thinks about the second half of the season! Or even Huffer
My my my, such a lot of guns around town and so few brains

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