12 Jul 2019 07:10 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning Everyone, here is Friday 12th July's #LUFC Breakfast Debate.

Unbeaten pre season run continues

Leeds will travel to Perth this weekend, safe in the knowledge that they have maintained their 100% pre season record, but only just. Having made easy work of York City on Wednesday evening, Leeds travelled to the Nethermoor Park to face fellow National League North side Guiseley AFC. This was anything but a stroll in the park.

Guiseley were a far more physical outfit than their North Yorkshire rivals; many of their players towered well above Bielsa's lads. The deadlock was broken in the 9th minute when Felix broke free and slotted the ball between Peacock-Farrell's legs from an acute angle.

With 20 minutes of the game left, Leeds were level courtesy of a driving run from new signing Costa who drilled the ball into the bottom hand corner. With time ticking away, it was looking increasingly likely that Leeds would have to share the spoils with their non league counterparts. This was until the 82nd minute when Bogusz volleyed the ball home for 12 yards.

Are Bailey Peacock-Farrell's days numbered at Elland Road?

Whilst happy with the win, I do have to question Bailey Peacock Farrell's display. The Northern Ireland International was beaten from an acute angle and the ball slotted between his legs! What makes matters worse for the 22yo is that he the only player to be bought off at half time? Could his days be numbered? Recent reports suggest Burnley are keen to bring him to Turf Moor. This would be an odd decision as Sean Dyche already has Joe Hart, Nick Pope and Tom Heaton at his disposal. Where would BPF fit into the pecking order? Should he leave, what kind of fee would he command?

Bielsa has bust up with hierarchy

Bielsa has apparently voiced his anger about the clubs decision to travel to Australia for their pre-season tour. Whilst the trip down under with no doubt generate millions of pounds, the gaffer that told the hierarchy that he would far prefer for his players to remain at their Thorp Arch headquarters and train as normal. Bielsa also believes the Australia trip falls too close to the new campaign.

View all Showing latest 5 comments of 32...

weasel wrote on 13 Jul 2019 10:42 am

Ellandback1 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:19 am
International duties finished over 3 weeks ago
But the players involved would then need a rest, whereas the other players started their rest about 44 minutes into the Derby match. Important that players get enough time to rest so that niggly little injuries can fully heal. Alioski also was still injured at the end of the season so it might be that he is on a different training regime at present. Much better that some of the players can work on fitness and getting used to the Bielsa way than they are flying to Australia and being disrupted just for 2 friendlies. Hopefully have the full squad sharp and fully immersed with the Bielsa way of playing for the start of the season.

faaip wrote on 13 Jul 2019 10:26 am

That's what I thought

Ellandback1 wrote on 13 Jul 2019 10:05 am


Ellandback1 wrote on 13 Jul 2019 08:19 am

International duties finished over 3 weeks ago

rab_rant wrote on 13 Jul 2019 04:44 am

Ellandback1 wrote:The word is Bielsa is refusing to take BPF, Shackleton, White, Costa, Clarke and Alioski to Australia.

He wants them to work on their fitness and routines at TA.

I heard that those staying behind were either new signings or those returning from international duties.

Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk