Academy and womens teams banished from Thorp Arch

10 Mar 2020 08:46 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Tuesday 10th March, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Academy and womens teams banished from Thorp Arch amid fears of Corona Virus

Leeds have moved their academy and women's teams out of their Thorpe Arch training ground amid fears the coronavirus. The new measures are designed to reduce the risk of players and Management coming into contact with the virus known as COVID-19. The first team as well as the Under 23 and Uner 18 sides will continue to use the facilities for the time being. A club spokesman was quoted as saying...

Following the increased threat posed by COVID-19, we have taken the decision to temporarily move our women's side, as well as our academy teams, to new facilities to train at with immediate effect,'

We believe the fact that the facility is shared with our first team leaves us with little choice but to take this action, to protect Marcelo Bielsa's squad from any risk of coming into contact with anyone who has contracted the virus.

The Under 23 and Under 18 sides will continue to use Thorp Arch for the time being, but any further risk may result in those teams also staying away. All non-essential visitors will be prohibited.




Club discourage fans to celebrate after scoring

Leeds fans, widely known to be some of the most jubilant supporters in the Country are to be discouraged from celebrating after scoring! It will be easier said than done for the excitable flock from LS11, who would rather be swinging from the rafters or crowd surfing than a gentile round of applause and the occasional shout of bravo! The big screen at Elland Road will post information about good Hygiene. What are they trying to say?

A club spokesman was quoted as saying..

Information will be posted on the big screen, concourses and bathrooms to promote good hygiene. We actively encourage supporters to reconsider physical contact such as high fives, hugs etc. The team bus will pull up at a new location on the West Stand allowing the players to enter the dressing room area directly.

After the game we will ask the players to return to their vehicles and leave the group as quickly as possible. We appreciate that these actions will disappoint some supporters due to the reduced access to the players and staff, however we feel a duty of care to our community to prevent the spread of the virus and ensure everyone feels safe.




Augustin to stay after all

Leeds Journalist Phil Hay has given an update on Jean-Kevin Augustins future. The 22 year old Frenchman signed on loan in the January transfer window following a disappointing stint on loan at Monaco. Since his move six weeks ago, the former PSG hitman has managed only 49 minuters for Bielsa's side whilst the coaches try to get Augustines fitness and conditioning to an acceptable level. New information regarding Augustin's future indicate that Leeds have an obligation to sign big Kev for £17m, should they go up, but Augustin has the overall decision to stay or not!




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rab_rant wrote on 10 Mar 2020 03:13 pm

I bought 2000 litres of heating oil an paid 1600€ usually the price is well over 2000€
Oil prices have dropped about 25%Image

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SaraM wrote on 10 Mar 2020 03:04 pm

Spot on, Ian.

Irish Ian wrote on 10 Mar 2020 02:42 pm

SaraM wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:20 am
Anyone else thinking the reactions to this virus are completely over the top? If only we tackled poverty, homelessness and starvation with the same enthusiasm. Or war, or the environment. But this virus might affect 'the market' apparently, so all normal activity has to be halted.
Again this crisis is exposing the weaknesses of the World Economic System.

Interruption of the supply chain affecting business planning and leading to panic buying and hording. Layoffs in production as goods can not find its way along the manufacturing chain. EG Shortages of autoparts prevent production and future planning. Same for so many other items. Loss of confidence from their shareholders, get rid of their stock... down it starts to go...

The slow down in travel caused by fear of spread of the virus. The Leisure industry is being hit on so many levels, it will take a long time to recover. People attending events will think twice, event planners will find it difficult to look ahead. Rinse and repeat. Shareholders nervous, I am in this to make money, cash me out.


The pressure on National governments to provide adequate direction and response to its populace. The billions of funding that will have to be diverted from other causes to combat the crisis. The days work lost.Taxes raised decline..

And on it goes, domino after domino.


And at the top the financiers, the bankers, huge conglomerates whose only concern at this time is not how to end this pandemic, but how they can protect themselves from economic exposure. The hedgers, the short sellers, all ready to pounce on the weakened market.

SaraM wrote on 10 Mar 2020 02:16 pm

Peter in Blackpool wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:20 pm
yep, totally agree.

my son (10 years old) declined a goodnight hug last night for fear of cv
That's rather sad.

I'm jamming my fingers in my eyes and wiping them on stray dogs. Bring it on!

Peter in Blackpool wrote on 10 Mar 2020 12:20 pm

SaraM wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:20 am
Anyone else thinking the reactions to this virus are completely over the top? If only we tackled poverty, homelessness and starvation with the same enthusiasm. Or war, or the environment. But this virus might affect 'the market' apparently, so all normal activity has to be halted.
yep, totally agree.

my son (10 years old) declined a goodnight hug last night for fear of cv