Bamford tops list of missed chances

25 Jun 2020 07:52 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Thursday 25th June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Bin Laden spotted at Elland Road

Leeds United have come under attack after a cutout of Osama Bin Laden placed in the stands at Elland Road as part of their 'crowdie initiative'! The club have sold more than 15,000 life size cut outs in a bid to fill the stands. The gaff was only rectified when a fan spotted the former Taliban leader sat next to him in the stands. Surely, we can't be surprised to see a few unusual faces , I'd be amazed if they weren't any Jimmy Saville's, Peter Sutcliffe's or high profile politicians in the stands!

Are you insulted by this, or do you put it down to humour and high spirits. Comedian David Baddiel was quoted on twitter as saying: "What's amazing about this is that someone at Leeds is educated enough to realise that even a fake crowd should not be entirely white, but not educated to know who Osama Bin Laden is."





Bamford tops list of missed chances

Patrick Bamford has topped a list of most missed opportunities in the Championship. According to 'Footy Accumulators' Bamford has missed 27 big chances this season alone. The former Chelsea and Boro hitman was second favourite, just behind Fulham's Mitrovic to pick up the golden boot award in the Championship this term, but instead constant mistakes in front of goal have cost the clubs many points. Bamford is not the only Leeds player in the top 10; Harrison has been credited with missing 12 sitters this term.





Leeds parted with over £4m in agents fee's in the last 12 months.

Leeds Utd have parted with just over £4m in agents fee's between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020. FIFA regulations since 2015 have meant the details of fees and transactions must be published for all to see. Their spend was the fourth highest in the Championship, behind Fulham, Swansea and Stoke City.

The transactions include the departures of Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Jack Clarke and Pontus Jansson and the loan signings of Helder Costa, Ben White and Jack Harrison, alongside new contracts for the likes of Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez!




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John in Louisiana wrote on 25 Jun 2020 01:43 pm

As an American - who has more right to hate bin Laden than others (I lost a friend in the World trade Center) - I have no problem with the cutout, assuming it was (and it most likely was) a joke. Surprised nobody at the club caught it before it made its way into the stands.

I believe if a player wants to retain an agent to represent his interests then the entire cost of that agent's salary should be borne by the player.

BGwhite wrote on 25 Jun 2020 09:34 am

Irish Ian wrote:Morning Folks,

I wasn’t offended by the bin Laden pic, however if one of Saville appeared I would be. Funny how we have different sensibilities.

Agents fees are another blight on the game.

No surprise to Leeds fans the PB is up there on the missed a sitter chart. His detractors will love use that while his supporters will argue at least he was in the right place at the right time....

On another note, it appears Leeds wil not be allowed to pipe crowd noise into EL on game day. Apparently it is unfair... Boo!
It is unfair.....diddums [emoji31] there is nothing stopping other clubs from doing the same. So are they going to stop home fans from singing when they're allowed back in. What the bloody hell is it coming to !

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Chilli D wrote on 25 Jun 2020 08:58 am

Irish Ian wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:21 am
Morning Folks,

I wasn’t offended by the bin Laden pic, however if one of Saville appeared I would be. Funny how we have different sensibilities.

Agents fees are another blight on the game.

No surprise to Leeds fans the PB is up there on the missed a sitter chart. His detractors will love use that while his supporters will argue at least he was in the right place at the right time....

On another note, it appears Leeds wil not be allowed to pipe crowd noise into EL on game day. Apparently it is unfair... Boo!
Yeah I feel the same.
Seeing Bin Laden at ER is funny but definitely not Jimmy Saville or Peter Sutcliffe

The Bamford stats dont surprise me at all.
If we had Mitrovic or Watkins or probably even Robson-Kanu or Grabban we would already be celebrating promotion.

Byebyegeegee wrote on 25 Jun 2020 08:53 am

Morning all,
Bin Laden eh, I think that is really quite humorous myself, although I’m sure there will be quite a few people who say they are offended by it. Being offended by things seems to be really quite popular these days!
No Leeds fan can be surprised by Paddy being top of the missed chances list but I think Jackie Harrison has been unlucky not to have doubled his goal tally - he seems to have hit the woodwork an awful lot this season.
I wish I was a football agent, I’m not exactly sure what their job entails but they seem to paid a hell of a lot of money for doing not much!

Irish Ian wrote on 25 Jun 2020 08:21 am

Morning Folks,

I wasn’t offended by the bin Laden pic, however if one of Saville appeared I would be. Funny how we have different sensibilities.

Agents fees are another blight on the game.

No surprise to Leeds fans the PB is up there on the missed a sitter chart. His detractors will love use that while his supporters will argue at least he was in the right place at the right time....

On another note, it appears Leeds wil not be allowed to pipe crowd noise into EL on game day. Apparently it is unfair... Boo!