Man Utd failed to hijack Jean-Kevin Augustin's move at the 11th hour

30 Jan 2020 08:39 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Thursday 30th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Manchester United tried to hijack the Jean-Kevin Augustin at the 11th hour - and failed

According to Phil Hay, Manchester United tried to hijack the Jean-Kevin Augustin at the 11th hour, but were unsuccessful.

Senior delegates from Old Trafford spent most of Sunday trying to convince the 22 year old to join the Red of Lancashire. Fortunately for Leeds, a lack of organisation from the Reds hierarchy along with the lateness of the approach led Augustin to complete his medical at Thorp Arch 24 hours later.

You'll all recall how this time last year we were screwed over by Swansea regarding Daniel James. Obviously, he went on to join to join the Red side of Manchester, and become one of their stand out players of the season. Perhaps Solskjaer only wanted Augustin because Bielsa wanted him?





Odds narrow further on Leeds promotion

Following Bielsa's recent signings and their win midweek over Millwall, bookies have slashed their odds even further on seeing the Whites promoted to the Premiership.

Today, if you placed £100 on seeing Bielsa's team reach the Promised land, you would win just over £7.

Which other two teams besides Leeds of course would you like to see go up?


Robbo - The way the players salaries are structured is unsustainable

Following Leeds win over South London rivals Millwall midweek, former Leeds and England Keeper Paul Robinson has been speaking to Sky Sports about their promotion push. The 40yo who picked up 41 caps for his Country believes this season is make or break for Bielsa's side.

There has been a bit of unrest and nervousness around Elland Road because Leeds have to go up this season. This is the season that club is geared to go up,"

The expectations at that club are phenomenal. The away support that Leeds take to games is immense and with that comes expectation. The price of getting out the Championship is huge.

They have to go up this year because the way the players' salaries are structured, the manager's salaries are structured it is unsustainable to maintain that as it is if they don't go up this year.

Robbo's comments come after Leeds Managing Director Angus Kinnear revealed in Tuesday's program notes that Radrizzani pays £1m each month towards Leeds wage bill.




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faaip wrote on 30 Jan 2020 04:31 pm

I like Manure..not sure we could garden without it..

John in Louisiana wrote on 30 Jan 2020 03:29 pm

1964white wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:31 am
Naughty scum

Imagine if they had nicked Augustin from under our noses the hatred for Manure would have been even more intense!
Not possible.

faaip wrote on 30 Jan 2020 10:16 am

SaraM wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:04 am
I would like to see Forest come up with Leeds automatically. Not that I particularly like them, or see them as deserving, but I know Derby fans are already having nightmares about the possibility. It would be the ultimate coup de grâce, especially if a points deduction and a Leeds win at Shame Park relegated them at the same time.

I don't usually put much energy into wishing ill on other clubs, except Scum and Rangers, but their arrogance and self righteousness last season was rather irritating. It's payback time.

Apart from that, I'd normally go for Wednesday as a decent club down on their luck, but Garrry Monk, so it would be nice to see Brentford have a crack at it. Failing that, Millwall would be fun in the prem.

Championship club overreaching itself financially to achieve promotion shocker! The Leeds board must be uniquely stupid to punt a few extra quid on it when they're odds on favourites. Duh!

Well done to Jean-Kévin for preferring Leeds. He'll go far, that lad.
As would I, Leeds 1 Forest 2 would be ideal...really don't care who comes up third.

mothbanquet wrote on 30 Jan 2020 10:08 am

If JKA joined Scum he would be joining a club in turmoil, one on a downslope. Instead he joined a club on the up, one with a bright and bold future. For the last two seasons we've been the talk of the football world, you don't get this sort of excitement when Norwich or West Brom are looking at promotion. Bielsa's influence is without a doubt the biggest draw for us right now but don't underestimate the allure of a waking giant either.

The two other teams I'd like to see promoted are West Brom, because I hugely respect Bilic and our little rivalry at the top has been dignified and sportsmanlike. The other, and I expect flak for this, is Millwall because I just want to see everyone's, all the pundits' faces when they pollute their nice clean league with their presence. It appeals to the joker in me.

Regarding Radz subbing wages, as long as everything is above board, which we've been very careful of so far to be fair, then I welcome the personal investment he's making. It's not like he's pulling a Mel Morris.

SaraM wrote on 30 Jan 2020 10:04 am

I would like to see Forest come up with Leeds automatically. Not that I particularly like them, or see them as deserving, but I know Derby fans are already having nightmares about the possibility. It would be the ultimate coup de grâce, especially if a points deduction and a Leeds win at Shame Park relegated them at the same time.

I don't usually put much energy into wishing ill on other clubs, except Scum and Rangers, but their arrogance and self righteousness last season was rather irritating. It's payback time.

Apart from that, I'd normally go for Wednesday as a decent club down on their luck, but Garrry Monk, so it would be nice to see Brentford have a crack at it. Failing that, Millwall would be fun in the prem.

Championship club overreaching itself financially to achieve promotion shocker! The Leeds board must be uniquely stupid to punt a few extra quid on it when they're odds on favourites. Duh!

Well done to Jean-Kévin for preferring Leeds. He'll go far, that lad.