If Nketiah stays, don't expect any transfer activity in January

28 Nov 2019 08:39 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. Its Thursday 28th November, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


If Nketiah stays, don't expect any transfer activity in January

Phil Hay has been talking about potential Leeds signings during the January transfer window, and unfortunately its not good news. The usual suspects of Dwight Gayle, Matěj Vydra and Jarrod Bowen were quickly struck off the Leeds fans wish list for the following reasons:-

Almost certainly, Dwight Gayle will be going to Nottingham Forest in January.

Matej Vydra messed Leeds about last Summer (and due to the lack of game time he has had in the last 18 months, wouldn't be able to keep up with Bielsaball).

Hull forward Jarrod Bowen would be an amazing signing, but with a lack of cash and financial fair play getting in the way, the deal would seem extremely unlikely.

The Ex Yorkshire Evening Post Chief football writer went on to say that if Nketiah stays in January, he doesn't think Leeds will make any signing in January.




Nketiah resumes training today

Eddie Nketiah is set to return to training today following his lower abdominal injury. The on loan Gooner has a ratio of a goal a game for the England U21's and was set to start his first league match of the season when injury struck!

Due to his age and overall fitness, it is believed that the 20 year old will be fit for selection next week against Huddersfield! Should Bielsa change the tactics so to involve Nketiah from the start? Will Bielsa give Nketiah the start he was promised, if so, will he drop Bamford?

There are only seven games to go until the New Year! How many starts between now and the New Year would you imagine Nketiah will start?




Boro win for the first time since mid September

Saturdays opponents Middlesbrough won their first match since mid September in what can /only be described as a dire game.

The only goal of the game came on 54 minutes when Ashley 'thank god Leeds didn't sign him' Fletcher capitalised on a glaring mistake and rolled the ball into an empty net. This led to a frenzy of activity on social media including 'the club had turned a corner' and 'bring on Leeds'.

Whilst I'm not saying Boro are in trouble, I did hear that Gazza has just arrived at the Riverside Stadium with a fishing rod, and a bucket of chicken!!!



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mothbanquet wrote on 28 Nov 2019 05:12 pm

1964white wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Would be nice to watch a game feeling comfortable for a change as oppose to all the edge of the seat stuff

Tbh we should have won several games by a wide margin
Aye, all true...but then it wouldn't be Leeds would it? :lol:

1964white wrote on 28 Nov 2019 04:28 pm

mothbanquet wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:32 pm
It's always nice when that happens dude, but of all those teams only WB are unbeaten in their last five like us. Give me 15 points of 1 goal wins over 12 points with a big scores anytime, only one path leads to the promised land my man. :)
Would be nice to watch a game feeling comfortable for a change as oppose to all the edge of the seat stuff

Tbh we should have won several games by a wide margin

John in Louisiana wrote on 28 Nov 2019 03:07 pm

If the Bamford that played against Luton shows up on Saturday, Eddie will sit both the entire Middlesbrough game and won't start against Huddersfield.

If the Bamford that showed up on Tuesday also shows up on Saturday, we'll get 30 minutes of Eddie and he will start v. Huddersfield.

I think.

I like the look of our squad as is. Don't understand why everyone is so concerned about the CB position. We're conceding barely half a goal a game. With White, Cooper, and Berardi to hold down the two positions, I think we're in pretty good shape. If anything, we need more goals, but as long as it takes someone new to get up to speed in Bielsa's system (not to mention the extra physical conditioning required), I'm not sure that anyone we might add in January will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution. If we do sign someone, it will need to be someone so good as to be able to make an immediate impact.

BGwhite wrote on 28 Nov 2019 02:50 pm

Bowen would secure us promotion I've no doubt. He can play anywhere across the middle or upfront and he has the strikers instinct of being in the right place at the right time. Should the unthinkable happen we'll recoup more than his fee when KP is sold.

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mothbanquet wrote on 28 Nov 2019 01:32 pm

1964white wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Ironic how three teams banged in four goals last night

Surely we'll manage a blast of goals at least once this season
It's always nice when that happens dude, but of all those teams only WB are unbeaten in their last five like us. Give me 15 points of 1 goal wins over 12 points with a big scores anytime, only one path leads to the promised land my man. :)