16 Jul 2019 07:01 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Tuesday 16th July, and here are the Leeds Utd headlines


Villa's desperate last ditch attempt to sign Phillips

In a desperate bid to try to land Kalvin Phillips, Villa supremo Dean Smith has offered Leeds the choice of three players plus cash. It is understood that Connor Hourihane, Henri Lansbury and James Bree are all surplus to requirements at Villa Park, and Leeds can take their pick from all three!
Would any other these players improve our starting XI? If Villa were to offer 20m and the pick from the three listed above, would you be tempted to sell?




Defiant Bielsa stays in Leeds

Whilst the Leeds players jetted off to Australia, Bielsa decided to stay in Leeds to ensure that new signings and late arrivals from international duty are brought up to speed! Well, that's the official line anyway!!!!!

Bielsa even had time to take in a pre-season friendly at Valley Parade where Bradford were taking on Liverpool, and guess what? He bumped in Klopp - What are the chances?



Bielsa was probably at Bradford looking at Ryan Kent - Whelan

According to Leeds Utd Soccer pundit Noel Whelan, Ryan Kent was on the agenda!

“Bielsa was probably at Bradford looking at Ryan Kent”
“There’s no reason for him to go there rather than Australia unless it was beneficial for him.
“Ryan Kent has been spoken about before. I think Bielsa has met with Jurgen Klopp after the game.
“If there is interest and conversations going on it, it is worth talking with his manager.
“There’s no harm in building up a rapport with Klopp.
“I would love to have Kent at Leeds next season. He is a fantastic young player who did really well at Rangers last season.
“Stevie G would love to keep him but if we can can get him, he would be a brilliant signing.
“He can play wide, number 10, has pace, strength, can run at defenders, and score and create goals. He’s a really exciting young prospect.”



LUFC Director coded message why Jansson was sold

Leeds Executive Director Paul Bell who leads the off-field business side for the Whites has been in Perth mingling, and speaking to Leeds fans regarding the recent sales of Clarke and Jansson.

“There’s a reasonable answer to all of this. You look at the Championship now and Financial Fair Play, or Profitability and Sustainability as it’s now called, has been talked about, talked about, talked about,” he said.

“Last year, for the first time, you saw the rules have teeth. You saw Birmingham [City] cheat the rules, bust the bank and they had a horrendous year the year before last, spent way above their means and you saw they got a nine-point penalty.

“That’s really put into focus all Championship clubs now, this three-year rolling loss limit of £39m is a genuine deterrent from breaking the rules.
“You’ve seen recently the clubs looking at doing different things to try and ensure they don’t break the rules.

“It’s well documented Derby [County] sold their stadium, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, their accounts came out this week and they’ve made £38m profit on the sale of Hillsborough.”

“People talk about it and people have scant disregard for it, but we have to be very mindful there are a set of regulations in place we have to adhere to because we can’t run the risk of having point deductions, particularly when we’re chasing the dream of the Premier League.

“Imagine if that had happened to us this year, so close and to get nine points taken off.

“By the time it went to the tribunal it didn’t happen until April, but these are real things we need to be mindful of.”

“We as a club, in terms of revenue, just to give you some kind of barometer, we did over £40m worth of turnover,” he said.

“Sheffield Wednesday’s latest accounts show they turned over £25m. I’m just using that as a barometer and example.

“People often put Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds into the same sort of bracket: big clubs in Yorkshire.

“We’re doing extremely well and we look at all of our revenue streams over the last 12 months and they’re all fantastic.

“We’ve got record season ticket numbers, we’ve got record hospitality numbers, last year we sold 72,000 replica shirts.

“It’s phenomenal, honestly it’s phenomenal and when we look at the club, it’s ready for the Premier League.”


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1964white wrote on 17 Jul 2019 08:29 am

Genghers wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:13 am
Klich played every league game.
Kalvin played 44 games, would have played the full quota had he not been red carded at Forest all down to playing out position as a main CB because we had no other experienced players in that position. After missing those three suspended games Kalvin lost his place for one match to Forshaw who messed up terribly v Norwich (h), Bielsa realised then his best option was KP in the defensive midfield role

1964white wrote on 17 Jul 2019 08:22 am

Genghers wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:13 am
I'd argue Klich was more consistent tbh. Wasn't ever hoiked early doors and played every league game.

Kalvin is undoubtedly talented, but I think he gets more leeway for being 'one of our own'. Hopefully he can carry on improving at the rate he did last year because, as CJay says, no one fancied KP before last season...
Klich was subbed 25 times

Six times 63 minutes or under

Klich had a really lean period where he couldn't hit a barn door for over three months

Mateusz was nothing more than average in at least fifteen games over the season hence my seasonal rating of 7.5 overall

Don't get me wrong I really like Klich who had a fine season & he'd obviously would be in my starting XI v Bristol City

Genghers wrote on 17 Jul 2019 07:13 am

1964white wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm
I know he has to improve on certain aspects of his game but the potential to be a top player is there. Yes KP makes mistakes however you tell me a player who isn't error-free. Kalvin minimises his errors compared to most around him, he was easily our most consistent player last season.

No prem clubs are offering around £20m for any of our other players in our squad, shrewd judges have realised we have a gem within our ranks.

Why would Radz/Orta/Bell/Bielsa offer Kalvin a top deal if they didn't rate him so highly ?
I'd argue Klich was more consistent tbh. Wasn't ever hoiked early doors and played every league game.

Kalvin is undoubtedly talented, but I think he gets more leeway for being 'one of our own'. Hopefully he can carry on improving at the rate he did last year because, as CJay says, no one fancied KP before last season...

liggy wrote on 16 Jul 2019 08:48 pm

I don't think you can underestimate gesso here mind kP are up there

Hooever Lidl are the best at a 30% discount ..

Also red band No1 mix for your medium distance stock ie Folkstone or Lille

Cjay wrote on 16 Jul 2019 08:22 pm

1964white wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm
I know he has to improve on certain aspects of his game but the potential to be a top player is there. Yes KP makes mistakes however you tell me a player who isn't error-free. Kalvin minimises his errors compared to most around him, he was easily our most consistent player last season.

No prem clubs are offering around £20m for any of our other players in our squad, shrewd judges have realised we have a gem within our ranks.

Why would Radz/Orta/Bell/Bielsa offer Kalvin a top deal if they didn't rate him so highly ?
He has potential yes but my point is this is his 1st season playing a new role in a 2nd division.

Made the point about Andre Gomes the other day, or Neves when he was in this league, or even Delph who Everton have just paid only £10mil for.

Or Franck Kessie who has been on loan at Milan and they have just paid a shade over £20mil for after 3 seasons as a regular in Serie A.

And others, these are all players proven at a higher level with more pedigree then KP who have gone for the £20-30mil figure.

£20mil for KP would be more then fair imo.

He may improve but he may not and we could do a lot with £20mil.

Im against underselling our players which Radz does but im not against overselling.