11 Jul 2019 07:13 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning Everyone, here is Thursday 11th July's #LUFC Breakfast Debate.


Five star display at Bootham Crescent!

56 days after play off misery, Leeds returned to action to face York City! Goals from Roofe, Hernandez, Forshaw and a brace from man of the match Harrison saw the White run rampant at Bootham Crescent. Will Guiseley provide a sterner test tonight? (7.45pm kick off)




Fourth defender to leave Elland Road in a week!

Tyler Denton will become the fourth defender to leave Elland Road in just over a week. The 23yo left back will follow academy starlets Aapo Halme and Lewie Coyle to resurrect their careers away from LS11. (The fourth player obviously is Jansson). Have we let a future superstar slip through our fingers?




Have Brentford made the bargain signing of the Summer?

No sooner has the ink dried following Jansson's arrival at Griffin Park, than the Bees decide to sell surplus to requirements Ezri Konsa to Villa for 12m. The talented England U21 central defender is certainly a face for the future, but to me it just echoes that Brentford made the signing of the Summer snapping up the Swede for 4m plus add ons! Agree?


Corbaran keen on Irish wonderkid?

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Leeds are keen to sign 15-year-old Linfield wonderkid midfielder Charlie Allen. They will have to battle it out with Manchester City and Spurs.

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gessa wrote on 12 Jul 2019 07:28 am

Ellandback1 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Sorry Gessa, I'm with Leon.

If Jansson was being touted about to other clubs don't you think we would have heard about it?

Seriously, 38 clubs, Managers, owners, personal assistants, secretaries - you don't think one of those people would have said anything either down the pub, facebook or twitter?
I don't believe only continental clubs and Brentford were told.
There were lots of tweets going around from Brum fans, saying they should try a gazump Brentford, they're a CB down and they had the money from the Adams sale, someone tweeted from the club "no thanks", it was removed shortly afterwards.

weasel wrote on 11 Jul 2019 05:25 pm

Ellandback1 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Sorry Gessa, I'm with Leon.

If Jansson was being touted about to other clubs don't you think we would have heard about it?

Seriously, 38 clubs, Managers, owners, personal assistants, secretaries - you don't think one of those people would have said anything either down the pub, facebook or twitter?
Oh so you think the scenario simply played out like this.

3 weeks ago Bielsa and the club decide to sell PJ. They don't bother doing anything about it though. Then a few days ago they contact PJ's agent out of the blue and see if he can find a club that might be interest in PJ. Dahlin and his agent talk it over and decide not to bother contacting any premiership clubs because PJ remembers it has always been his dream to play for Brentford and that is more important than his dream to play in the premiership.

Personally I feel it is more likely it played out like this.

End of the season and Orta and Bielsa had their meeting (prior to Bielsa agreeing to stay). Bielsa names PJ as one of the players that he doesn't mind leaving. The club then contacts teams in the premiership to see if anyone wants him. Surprisingly no one seems to want him. The club then decide that maybe he is worth keeping as the fee will be low but then PJ starts his antics about having extra holiday. It is the last straw for Bielsa so he tells the club to simply accept the best offer they can get as he doesn't want PJ to remain at the club. The club, having found no teams interested, contact PJ's agent and tell him that as they don't want PJ to see what clubs he (the agent) can find that want PJ. The agent finds there are hardly any teams that want PJ, a couple in Europe and Brentford. As such the club thrash out a deal with Brentford and PJ is sold. The club leak out information in a forlorn hope to drum up any more interest but alas there is no mad late stampede for PJ's signature.

faaip wrote on 11 Jul 2019 05:15 pm

Genghers wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 am
Another disruptive influence who had fallings out with the team last year...
yes I'm not a fan of the move, sportsmen these days start to decline at around 30, another reason PJ wasn't worth 10M. We basically used the money saved from not giving Mack a new contract to make Trent Brown the top paid RT in the NFL a bit toward Brown. We did at least get Antonio cheap a third and fifth I think, The equivalent of selling Pontus for a Mill or so.

Genghers wrote on 11 Jul 2019 02:24 pm

Ellandback1 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Sorry Gessa, I'm with Leon.

If Jansson was being touted about to other clubs don't you think we would have heard about it?

Seriously, 38 clubs, Managers, owners, personal assistants, secretaries - you don't think one of those people would have said anything either down the pub, facebook or twitter?
We didn't hear anything about the Brentford deal until it was essentially done. Plenty of 'in the know' people spout bollocks on Twitter etc... "I know a guy who's missus' best friend works in catering at Bournemouth and says we're getting Josh King on loan." not hard to make this stuff up and it spread (as the square ball found out!).

We had people say Vermaelen was going to be announced at the kit launch, Cahill coming in, Welbeck rumour published by big media... all rubbish!

We've been good at doing business quietly recently (only the Costa deal was widely publicised and on the mark).

Ellandback1 wrote on 11 Jul 2019 01:52 pm

gessa wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Not sure about that mate, 1 email, click, send to all (91other clubs,realistically 38)
Sorry Gessa, I'm with Leon.

If Jansson was being touted about to other clubs don't you think we would have heard about it?

Seriously, 38 clubs, Managers, owners, personal assistants, secretaries - you don't think one of those people would have said anything either down the pub, facebook or twitter?