Casilla to be sent back to Spain whilst club decide fate

11 Mar 2020 08:30 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 11th February, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Bielsa set to stay with the Whites next season

During his Q and A session on the Athletic, Phil Hay was quizzed about Marcelo Bielsa's future, and whether he expected the Argentine to be in the Elland Road hot seat next season if the Whites were to go up.

Yes I do. It will need to be agreed and Leeds will need to negotiate a contract extension. More than money, that would probably depend most on them meeting his various demands. But I’ve spoken to people close to him and they think he’s ready for a season in the Premier League if Leeds go up.

It will need to be agreed and Leeds will need to negotiate a contract extension. More than money, that would probably depend most on them meeting his various demands. But I’ve spoken to people close to him and they think he’s ready for a season in the Premier League if Leeds go up.




Casilla to be sent back to Spain whilst club decide fate

Kiko Casilla's career at Elland Road lies in tatters as discussions between the club, player and his agent discuss whether the former Real Madrid shot stopper should return to Spain whilst Leeds decide what to do next. Former Chief football writer for the YEP believes the 33 year old may not have a future at Elland Road...

As of last week he was training at Thorp Arch but there was some discussion about whether he would go home for a period while Leeds consider their next move for him. There’s obviously a case for Leeds to take disciplinary action after the racism verdict. We’ll see what their next move is but I’m struggling to see Casilla having much of a future here.




Cowley shares words of encouragement from Bielsa

Following last Saturdays crunch derby, Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley has shared what Bielsa told him before heading down the tunnel. Like he has done many times this season, Bielsa offered words of encouragement to the Huddersfield gaffer and staff.

He just said he felt we had done an amazing job with how we have turned the team around. He was also complimentary about how the team have been playing, but he had won and he was happy!

Obviously we have unbelievable respect for him and it was a great lesson for our young players and it was a great lesson for Nicky and I, for Mark (Hudson) and Clem (goalkeeping coach Paul Clements) – and we will take learning from that, for sure.




Costa set to agree 4 year deal this summer

On loan Winger Helder Costa will be handed a four year deal at Elland Road as Leeds look to complete the paperwork for the Portuguese International winger. Costa has spent the season on loan from Wolves, and even though the 26 year old had initial problems settling into the team, he has improved significantly as the season progressed. He will sign regardless of what division the Whites will be in next season.

In 27 appearances, Costa has netted four times and has provided 5 assists! Is Costa as good as you expected him to be? Is he strong enough for the Premiership?




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Mick Jones shoulder wrote on 11 Mar 2020 05:10 pm

It was a good opportunity to chuck Casilla under a bus they have by the looks of it.
That's football. I still think that the probable doubt doesn't sit well with me, glad they aren't still hanging people :roll:

BGwhite wrote on 11 Mar 2020 05:03 pm

Peter in Blackpool wrote:I think one of the hardest decisions to make for next season should kiko be history is do we buy an experienced keeper or keep our promising youngster as first choice keeper? Would be tough on him to be replaced by a newly bought keeper, but is he ready for the PL?
It's a big call to throw him into the PL at such an early age and very limited experience but if he's good enough he's old enough and Bielsa will know. We'll have a good idea near the end of this season if Kiko is recalled or not but I hope Mesi keeps his place if he does well.

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SaraM wrote on 11 Mar 2020 04:57 pm

Does Kiko not have a four year contract, or something? Using the racism charge as an excuse to bin him off because we don't want to pay his wages seems really underhand. I'm not sure if Bielsa is unhappy with him, do we have any reason to think that?

As for next season, my sense is that Meslier is the future whether Kiko stays or not, and whether we're promoted or not. He looked brilliant against Arsenal, and he's only going to get much, much better.

Peter in Blackpool wrote on 11 Mar 2020 04:41 pm

I think one of the hardest decisions to make for next season should kiko be history is do we buy an experienced keeper or keep our promising youngster as first choice keeper? Would be tough on him to be replaced by a newly bought keeper, but is he ready for the PL?

BGwhite wrote on 11 Mar 2020 03:44 pm

SaraM wrote:I do feel for Kiko in this - why can't anyone just make an effing decision?

The club have known all along what his defence was, and what the outcome was likely to be. Why on earth do they now have to banish him while they ponder it even further?

I suspect the answer is because any decision will be made by accountants, and not by anyone with any moral backbone.
Probably right Sara , it's a business and the decision may well rest on which division we are in next season. PL and they keep him, Championship and he's gone due to his wages. On the other hand if Bielsa has the final say I reckon he'll be gone anyway .
Championys !

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