Victor Orta wants Kiko Casilla to stay at Leeds
28 Apr 2020 07:57 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 28th April, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
FIFA propose increasing substitute use to five per club
FIFA have put forward a new proposal increasing the use of substitutes to five per side, per game. The unusual move is supposed to help players who may have lost fitness during the coronavirus epidemic. There will be three allocated stoppages during each game (plus half time) when Managers can make changes.
The IFA (International Football Association), who govern the rules of football have yet to approve the idea. If and when it is approved, it will be up to the Premier League / EFL whether they want to implement the idea. A FIFA spokesman was quoted as saying...
When competitions resume, such competitions are likely to face a congested match calendar with a higher-than-normal frequency of matches played in consecutive weeks. Safety of the players is one of FIFA's main priority then. One concern in this regard is that the higher-than-normal frequency of matches may increase the risk of potential injuries due to a resulting player overload.
In light of this and in light of the unique challenge faced globally in delivering competitions according to the originally foreseen calendar, FIFA proposes that a larger number of substitutions be temporarily allowed at the discretion of the relevant competition organiser.
In competitions where less than five substitutions are currently allowed, each team would now be given the possibility to use up to five substitutions during the match, with the possibility of an additional substitution remaining during extra time, where relevant.
Would 5 substitutes per game benefit Leeds?
Should the number of useable substitutes be increased to five per team, per game, what kind of impact would that have on Leeds Surely, if any team is not gong to be effected by fitness problems, it's going to be Leeds; but with Bielsa's tactical experience in the game, does that give Leeds an advantage over their competitors?
Would you say Bielsa's use of substitutes has been a strength, compared to other teams? Does Bielsa think he has five reliable substitutes?
Orta - Casilla has big role to play at Leeds
Media reports claim Victor Orta has been in constant contact with Kiko Casilla to try to convince the ex Real Madrid shot stopper that he has a big role to play at Leeds United when the season resumes. The 33 year old has returned to Spain since his eight game ban came into effect has spent time,ruling him out of action until the last day of the season?
Since his return to his homeland, Casilla fears that his reputation has been tarnished and has been considering a domestic move is on the cards. Despite this, Victor Orta has been in contact contact with his fellow Spaniard offering him Leeds full support and making it clear he has a big role to play when the team’s Championship campaign restarts.