Nketiah's penalty clause, Rads fury with Bielsa and yesterdays presser

16 Aug 2019 07:02 am, by Ellandback1

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

Nketiah's penalty clause

Nketiah's loan deal contains a penalty clause meaning Leeds will have to pay Arsenal more money if they do not use him on a regular basis.

Unsurprisingly after seeing how sparingly Leeds used their loanees last season, and falling out with Chelsea in the process, Arsenal Manager Unai Emery is keen for his 19yo starlet to have as much game time as possible and added the penalty clause following being impressed with Victor Orta's hour long presentation at Arsenal's training base outlining why a move to Elland Road was the best solution for the young striker.

Phillips close to agreeing new deal

Kalvin Phillips is close to agreeing a long term deal at Elland Road, that will see him become one of the highest paid players at the club. The enforcer's current deal comes to an end at the end of the 2020-21 season that could see the 23yo walk away from the club for nothing. Its widely known that Phillips is a true Leeds fan and has made it clear that he is not greedy; he just wants what is fair. Having seen that Casilla is being paid £40,000 a week has apparently upset many players in the dressing room who are on between £8,000 - £12,000 a week.

Radrizzani's fury with Bielsa

Speaking in the Amazon Prime Video documentary ‘Take Us Home’ Radrizzani has revealed for the first time his unhappiness about Spygate and in particular Bielsa's 70 minute power point presentation to the World!

Radrizzani said: “We should not be in this position. “We could easily not be in this position because the press conference of Marcelo was unnecessary. “So, he could have done this to explain to the EFL representatives or the FA representative. But I think it was pointless to do it publicly in my opinion. “Unnecessary. I mean he could have explained the same content to the federation and league – why to the public?”

Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear said the club did not accept the size of the EFL sanction, saying: “On the basis that we didn’t break any specific rule, I think the fine was severe.“When you look at when other clubs have been fined either for financial irregularity or how their fans have behaved or how their players have behaved, it was harsh.”

Bielsa's pre match press conference

At yesterday's presser Bielsa admitted (tongue in cheek) that he will select the same team that drew against Nottingham Forest last weekend. Here are the bits you need to know about:-

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Cjay wrote on 16 Aug 2019 11:18 pm

Love MB have no problem with his handling of the Spygate stuff.

Do think the giving the team away needs to stop.

He has such conviction in his tactics that i can see why he does it but its bordering on arrogance imo.

Football is a game of such fine margins, teams already know how we will play, you give them the team and then their is nothing to keep opponents guessing.

As MB showed himself with his presentation, teams have different plans for different players, giving the team away days before makes it so much easier for them.

whiteswan wrote on 16 Aug 2019 08:33 pm

Regarding Bielsa naming or not naming the team days before a match, I was thinking on my walk with houndie this morning that in the late 60's and early 70's, everyone knew what Revies team was going to be....because it picked itself. The same 11, every game bar injury.

SaraM wrote on 16 Aug 2019 07:47 pm

Bielsa's press conference was one of the highlights of the year, and absolutely sealed his legendary status, as far as I'm concerned. Apart from demonstrating his methods and his integrity, it was also bloody hilarious.

weasel wrote on 16 Aug 2019 11:52 am

Irish Ian wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:39 am
Plus the fact that no matter what people may say on here I wonder how many of the Leeds team actually rate Kikos contribution on the pitch as being worth it.
As I say fans with an agenda against Kiko. Those that ignore the 5 or 6 good/great saves he made on Tuesday but only chirp up when he didn't get to a cross. if I was a Leeds defender I would have been buying Kiko a drink afterwards because without his saves it could have been a very tough match.

faaip wrote on 16 Aug 2019 11:50 am

In American Football we get all the info....lets get full disclosure here