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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1185 on: May 26, 2022, 10:40:28 AM »
Do Leeds fans expect to lose Phillips too?

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« Reply #1186 on: May 26, 2022, 11:50:08 AM »
Meant to say, as an aside, our 59 points last season would have had us qualifying for European football this season!  :o

Yeah last season was unusual in that respect. Villa finished 11th with a points total that had never before placed a team in the bottom half.

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« Reply #1187 on: May 26, 2022, 12:02:34 PM »
Do Leeds fans expect to lose Phillips too?

I don't think anyone is completely sure but I think there is an expectation that he will stay. Premier League football is obviously a big factor. Add to that he and his family are local and big Leeds supporters, so there is that added bond to the Club. Be interesting to see though if they look to renegotiate and tie him down to a longer deal.


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« Reply #1188 on: July 11, 2022, 02:46:47 PM »
The fact that Leeds were very fortunate to stay up last season, and are now losing our two best players, with Phillips gone and Raphinha likely to follow within days, would strongly suggest another relegation struggle awaits. In fairness, the board has embarked on a major recruitment drive with six new signings completed and at least one more in the pipeline. Every transfer is a gamble, and Bielsa's success was largely based on his ability to improve his existing players. However, it became clear that the overall squad was far too weak and we have to hope that the new arrivals are up to the task. We are also going to find out shortly if Marsch, having been given significant financial backing as he completes his first preseason schedule, is a Premiership manager.

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« Reply #1189 on: July 13, 2022, 09:55:18 PM »
Given the pointless dice with relegation last season , the decision to sell Rapinha and Phillips for the guts of 100m should provide the funds to reinforce the squad where necessary.https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0713/1309987-transfers-raphinha-barca-bound-as-leeds-agree-deal/

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1190 on: July 26, 2022, 04:24:55 PM »
Given the pointless dice with relegation last season , the decision to sell Rapinha and Phillips for the guts of 100m should provide the funds to reinforce the squad where necessary.https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0713/1309987-transfers-raphinha-barca-bound-as-leeds-agree-deal/

The whole process seems to be going well. We've sold our two most valuable players but have strengthened the squad considerably. I'll confess that I know little or nothing about the new players, other than what I read in the media, but there appear to be promising signs from matches played to date.. Once again, reports suggest we are still in with a chance of Charles De Ketelaere (sp?) as Milan are not willing to pay the asking price that Bruges have put down - a price Leeds have already surpassed.

We are also in the market for a striker and continue to be heavily linked to Arnaud Kalimuendo of PSG. Again, know little about him other than he did well at Lens on loan last season and is highly thought of in France as a future prospect.

One last thing to mention - with all the incoming players, a lot of the fringe players are now going out on loan or being moved on. Charlie Creswell and Jamie Shackleton have gone to Millwall, whilst Tyler Roberts is on loan to QPR. Leif Davis has been sold to Ipswich. Also talk of Lewis Bate going out on loan although no talk of Cody Drameh. 


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1192 on: July 30, 2022, 10:36:40 AM »
Poor Burnley are back at work already
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0729/1313045-cullen-costelloe-help-burnley-make-perfect-start/

But for the grace of God....

Didn't see the game but by all accounts Burnley were very impressive, in what was a very tough opening fixture, with comments made about their possession and the number of passes they made. Kompany might prove to be a very astute signing as manager.


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1193 on: July 30, 2022, 12:56:26 PM »
Poor Burnley are back at work already
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/0729/1313045-cullen-costelloe-help-burnley-make-perfect-start/

But for the grace of God....

Didn't see the game but by all accounts Burnley were very impressive, in what was a very tough opening fixture, with comments made about their possession and the number of passes they made. Kompany might prove to be a very astute signing as manager.
He might turn out to be but relegation is hugely disruptive and getting out of the Championship is not easy

https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/content/burnley-fc-retained-list-confirmed


Ben Mee, Aaron Lennon, Phil Bardsley, Dale Stephens and Erik Pieters are among a total of 14 professionals to depart the Club upon the conclusion of their contracts at Turf Moor at the end of this month, alongside U23 players Joel Mumbongo, Richard Nartey, Anthony Glennon, Ethen Vaughan, Sam Unwin, Anthony Gomez Mancini, Calen Gallagher-Allison, Joel Connolly and Harry Allen.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1194 on: August 06, 2022, 07:01:38 PM »
Good start. Wolves are a decent team.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1195 on: August 07, 2022, 04:43:50 PM »
Coming from behind to win against a side who finished well ahead of us last season was quite a performance. The new faces, particularly Aaronson, looked the part, although there still some clear defensive issues so the return of Cooper and the purchase of a left back are important, Our opening run of fixtures are relatively kind, apart from the visit of Chelsea, and we need to get some early points on the board, but confidence will definitely grow after yesterday.

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« Reply #1196 on: August 08, 2022, 10:26:53 AM »
Coming from behind to win against a side who finished well ahead of us last season was quite a performance. The new faces, particularly Aaronson, looked the part, although there still some clear defensive issues so the return of Cooper and the purchase of a left back are important, Our opening run of fixtures are relatively kind, apart from the visit of Chelsea, and we need to get some early points on the board, but confidence will definitely grow after yesterday.

Result was everything. I know listening to lads who saw the game live, that Wolves absolutely bossed the third quarter and they felt that Wolves could count themselves a tad unfortunate on the balance of play. So any optimism should be tempered. Aaronson looked impressive and hear there were good performances from Kristensen and Adams. Good to see Rodrigo score and Klich also meant to have performed well when he came on. The need for a striker and left back still need to be addressed.