Leeds identify Amorim as possible Bielsa replacement

02 Mar 2021 09:05 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Tuesday 2nd March, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Leeds identify Amorim as possible Bielsa replacement

Leeds have identified Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim as a potential replacement for Marcelo Bielsa should he quit Elland Road at the end of the season. Bielsa's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and as of yet the 65 year old has not decided on his future! Portuguese journalist Bruno Andrade has reported that Amorim has been identified as a possible replacement for Bielsa.

Whites Radrizzani would like nothing more than Bielsa to commit to another season. He must recognise however that history shows that the former Marseille, Lazio and Lile gaffer does not stay in one place for too long. At 65yo, how many more years will he want to manage for?

Berardi is back - with a vengeance

Fans favourite Gaetano Berardi played his first competitive game for over seven months, since the former Swiss International tore his ACL during their Promotion winning trip to Pride Park last June. (The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of the major ligaments in your knee). Berardi appeared for the U23's against Crystal Palace at the Beckenham Sports Centre, South London.
The 32 year old hadn't lost any of his combative guile.- 45 minutes of sliding challenges, clearances and full-bloodiness tackles demonstrated to Mark Jackson's team that he is getting closer to first team action.

Unfortunately, the London curse took affect on the young Whites. Exciting winger Crysencio Summerville was sent for an early bath after just twenty minutes after picking up two yellow cards (first for dissent) to the astonishment of everyone else at the game. Leeds were well on top up til this point but fell behind

The Londoners took the lead just after the break when Cresswell failed to clear his lines. They doubled their advantage in injury time as Leeds went searching for an equaliser. You'll rarely see a more unjust scoreline, but that's football, and that's why we love it!

Koch returns to training

Robin Koch is to return to training this week. The German International centre-back went under the surgeons knife after aggravating an existing knee injury sustained on the opening game of the season against Liverpool. The injury was exasperated during their trip to Stamford Bridge last December and surgery took place a few days later. The operation went well, and the 24yo was recently spotted walking around Thorp Arch. It has now been revealed that Koch is to return to light duties this week.

Who would be your centre-backs of choice once all fit? Berardi, Koch, Cooper and Llorente?

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Leeds1000 wrote on 02 Mar 2021 06:39 pm

If the wife tells him is she wants him home.... I will leave it there. :)

He couldn't have been any clearer for me in his statement. He's going nowhere until the job is done at Leeds, and its only just started.

Great to have Koch back training. Bialsa is not a rotation man normally so when we have all 4 CB available 2 will have to bide their time.

And i would even have Berra back providing Bialsa moves him back to LB.

BGwhite wrote on 02 Mar 2021 02:31 pm

Aussieleeds wrote:“The injury was exasperated during their trip to Stamford Bridge last December and surgery took place a few days later.”
Not as ‘exasperated’ as I am with the inability of journalists to be able to use the English language. Could he have meant “The injury was exacerbated”?
Ye speling as gon daanill ova ver last phew yeers. It reely meks reedin bludy Ard !

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John in Louisiana wrote on 02 Mar 2021 02:11 pm

So glad to see Berardi back. He's all Leeds.

Irish Ian wrote on 02 Mar 2021 02:01 pm

Aussieleeds wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:10 am Wonderful news about Berardi. Can’t wait to see him run on for his first Premier League match.
They won't need VAR when Berra is around.

Chilli D wrote on 02 Mar 2021 12:39 pm

Cjay wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:47 am The Llorente dive the other day made me think of the best dive then recovery in football history.

Down and out then like Lazarus he rose from the dead :lol:

Ladies and gentleman . . .

Luis Suarez

Adryan's a few seasons ago takes some beating.