The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

For everything Leeds United related and everything not - Have your say... the Marching on Together way!
Forum rules
Please be sure you are acquainted with the forum rules outlined within our FAQs.

Help support the site by using our Amazon Affiliate link when making any purchases from Amazon.
Post Reply
User avatar
Ellandback1
Manager
Manager
Posts: 3967
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Twitter: @EllandBack1

The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by Ellandback1 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:03 am



Good Morning. It's Wednesday April 1st, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Soccer chiefs are locked in discussions with both health authorities and Premier League clubs regarding specially made zorbing suits to protect players from the deadly coronavirus once the season recommences. In the past week, several top flight clubs have expressed their concern about the safety of their players once the season recommences.

The Premier League are desperate for the 92 remaining top flight fixtures to be completed before mid July, or they'll have to forfeit £750m to Sky Sports. The unique lightweight creation would be oval in design, and three foot in circumference meaning two players cannot get closer than six feet apart. A spokesman was quoted as saying...

To avoid any unnecessary health risks, we have been investigating ways we can provide a safe and secure environment for all players concerned. Many may see this as eleberate, however the design allows the players almost the same movement with minimal restrictions.




Shackleton to be the next Lewis Cook

Former Leeds forward Noel Whelan believes that Jamie Shackleton has what it takes to become a Premier League star, and even compares him to former fans favourite Lewis Cook...

I’m sure he’s going to end up as a Premier League player, I’d love to see that happen. He’s got a wealth of talent under his belt and is one player I think could probably thrive.

A little bit like Lewis Cook when he was at Leeds, he can do it with Bournemouth in the Premier League. He’s been hampered with injuries but they’ve got a real top-class midfielder on their hands.

I think Jamie Shackleton has got the same ingredients in his DNA.




Terriers owner Phil Hodgkinson - Town are better than Leeds in most positions

Huddersfield Town owner Phil Hodgkinson believes his side were only beaten by Leeds United because they had a superior system but went on to say, man for man, his side had better players! The local businessman who built up a fortune through 'Pure Legal' went on to say...
The ambition for the club is there but you have to accept… it's not a money thing. When we got promoted we got promoted because we had a manager who had a system that was better than the players we had, which is what is happening at Leeds.

Bielsa's way of playing [is better than that squad]. If you look at that Leeds game, if you cut those two squads together, I would not say, in my personal opinion, that Leeds have got better players than us barring one or two. I believe we've got better players in most positions. "But on the day the way they played, they just outplayed us, it was the way they played.

That's no criticism of our manager at all, quite the opposite, but they just had a better system.




Bielsa offered to give up his entire wage packet to help Leeds

Leeds Utd journalist Phil hay has been speaking on the Ornstein and Chapman podcast about Marcelo Bielsa's current predicament at Leeds Utd. Bielsa is out of contract in the Summer, and with out a firm date when or even if the remainder of the season were to recommence, the Argentine would be within his rights to walk away. However, as the former Chief football writer for the YEP explains, that if not an option for 64 year old.

He’s got a contract until the end of the season and he’s going to fall into this large category of people or are either on loan or out of contract at the end of June as it stands. And there is, I think, going to have to be some negotiation across the board with football clubs about how they’re going to handle this.

I mean, I would think, being the honourable guy that he is, he would not want to walk away from this if the season needed to be extended and I don’t think he would consider doing that [leaving].

I was told that he had offered the club to forgo all of his wages in the form of a deferral, not a pay cut, but to forgo all of his wages until this was done and dusted, again just to help financially. Him and his staff were part of the agreed deferral last week.


User avatar
rab_rant
Manager
Manager
Posts: 4818
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:13 pm
Location: Helsinki Finland

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by rab_rant » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:16 am

I read the zorbing suits would have their first trial on April 1st.

Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk


User avatar
HarryofOz
Superstar
Superstar
Posts: 15886
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:46 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by HarryofOz » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:23 am

rab_rant wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:16 am
I read the zorbing suits would have their first trial on April 1st.

Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk
LOL
We're going up like there is no gravity!

User avatar
weasel
Superstar
Superstar
Posts: 8842
Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 10:28 pm
Location: Within a mile of Yorkshire

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by weasel » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 am

The Huddersfield fella is right to some degree. But that is why having a good manager is so important. Can you imagine any other manager getting as much out of this team as Bielsa has? Most Championship players are of a similar standard but a great manager gets more out of them.
Senor El Weasel

User avatar
Ellandback1
Manager
Manager
Posts: 3967
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Twitter: @EllandBack1

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by Ellandback1 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:40 am

weasel wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 am
The Huddersfield fella is right to some degree. But that is why having a good manager is so important. Can you imagine any other manager getting as much out of this team as Bielsa has? Most Championship players are of a similar standard but a great manager gets more out of them.
If that is the case, why is our wage bill over 40m?

User avatar
1964white
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 80365
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:46 am
Twitter: @1964white

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:22 am

Giving up his entire wage packet typifies the man Marcelo Bielsa is :)

User avatar
1964white
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 80365
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:46 am
Twitter: @1964white

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:28 am

weasel wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 am
The Huddersfield fella is right to some degree. But that is why having a good manager is so important. Can you imagine any other manager getting as much out of this team as Bielsa has? Most Championship players are of a similar standard but a great manager gets more out of them.
If Mr Hodgkinson thinks he has better players the solution is simple play the system as we do.

User avatar
BGwhite
First Team
First Team
Posts: 2126
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:02 am

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by BGwhite » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:07 pm

There's no doubt that individually our players are average but have improved enormously under Messiah Bielsa and a lot of them would walk straight into most other championship teams only because most of them are below average themselves. The ultimate test is next season when we are in the PL and I think we'll do quite well even surprising a few.
I think Huddersfield will be up there next season challenging again.
Championys !

Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk


User avatar
John in Louisiana
Manager
Manager
Posts: 3922
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:09 pm

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by John in Louisiana » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:12 pm

A great manager will take his players and beat yours, then take your players and beat his. Bielsa is a great manager.

That being said, I was at the Huddersfield game, and anyone who saw that game and came away from it saying Huddersfield are better at most positions is just plain daft.

faaip
Superstar
Superstar
Posts: 33358
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:03 am
Location: God's own county

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by faaip » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:56 pm

I think the argument personally between we have average players made good by a great manager v good players playing under a good manager centres around Bamford and for that reason I have to take myself out of the argument
I don't like staying at home
When the moon is bleeding red
Woke up stoned in the backseat from a dream where my teeth fell out of my head
Cut it up, cut it up, yeah
Everybody's on something here. My God send chemical best friend. Skeleton whispering in my ear

User avatar
1964white
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 80365
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:46 am
Twitter: @1964white

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:59 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:07 pm
There's no doubt that individually our players are average but have improved enormously under Messiah Bielsa and a lot of them would walk straight into most other championship teams only because most of them are below average themselves. The ultimate test is next season when we are in the PL and I think we'll do quite well even surprising a few.
I think Huddersfield will be up there next season challenging again.
Championys !

Sent from my XT1032 using Tapatalk
I also believe we'll go well in the premiership given the opportunity

Norm
Superstar
Superstar
Posts: 6392
Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 2:51 am
Location: SW Missouri USA

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by Norm » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:02 pm

Hopefully Marcelo will do what Howard did!

User avatar
1964white
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 80365
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:46 am
Twitter: @1964white

Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 1st April) Soccer chiefs locked in talks regarding specially designed zorbing suits

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:02 pm

John in Louisiana wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:12 pm
A great manager will take his players and beat yours, then take your players and beat his. Bielsa is a great manager.

That being said, I was at the Huddersfield game, and anyone who saw that game and came away from it saying Huddersfield are better at most positions is just plain daft.
Yes John Huddersfield huffed & puffed for about 20 minutes in the first-half & then surrendered like lambs to the slaughter

Post Reply

Advertisment