Leeds fans told Stay at home
16 Jul 2020 07:57 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Thursday 16th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Radrizzani - Stay at home
Andrea Radrizzani has written a heartfelt open letter in today's Yorkshire Evening Post pleading with fans to stay clear of Elland Road as 16 years of torment looks to come to an end...
The love you have shown the club, the players, my family and I and all the staff who work at Thorp Arch and Elland Road has been nothing short of amazing. The last four months have been incredibly difficult for everyone around the world, but I believe the way our communities have pulled together has been amazing – especially here in Yorkshire where huge progress has been made due to our values and collective spirit.
Thanks to the tremendous work of healthcare teams and key workers, and the sacrifices we have all made, the situation has improved. However, my message to you all is that the fight against Covid-19 is not yet over and we must continue to be sensible. I know many of you are desperate to show our boys support during this important week – but the health and well-being of our loved ones in our community must be our top priority.
I have always felt that football means little without the presence of fans, and now I know that for sure. However, it is vitally important we stay safe and keep those around us safe too by staying at home.
We take nothing for granted and there are still three very important games to play this season. I know that the management and our players will not rest until we have reached our objectives and the final ball is kicked. I know that whatever the outcome may be, many of you will want to come together and cheer us on, but on behalf of everyone at Leeds United I would ask that you enjoy these final games at home safely. We want supporters back in the stands as soon as possible and if the virus returns to our region due to mass gatherings, then we could damage the progress that has been made.
We hear you and we feel you in every moment – we know how important the club is to this community. But please, stay at home
Leeds could be promoted by Friday night
Brentford made it eight straight wins in a win as Thomas Frank's men edge within a point of second placed West Brom. Having drawn against Blackburn and Fulham, the Baggies are two points behind Leaders Leeds who's game in hand tonight is against rock bottom Barnsley - what could go wrong?
Its tough luck on Slaven Bilic's team, who, like Leeds have occupied a top two slot since the opening game! Leeds need four points from their last three matches. Brentford have 81 points and a goal difference of +44 compared to Leeds' 84 points and +35 gd. If Leeds beat the Tykes tonight and West Brom fail to beat Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium tomorrow, Leeds are up. If Leeds win tonight and grab at least a draw from Derby at the weekend, Leeds are up - despite how other results go.
Leeds have seen the last of Augustin - Robbo
Former Leeds shot stopper Paul Robinson believes there are enough loopholes in the contract between the Whites and Leipzig for Leeds to wriggle out of their obligation to sign Jean-Kevin Augustin. Leeds had an agreement to sign the 22 year old on a permanent basis should they get promoted.
Augustin joined Leeds on loan back in January, but was unable to keep up with the pace of Bielsa's demands, accumulating a total of 50 minutes of game time before suffering two injuries. Leipzig are keen to move the French man on, and set a fee of 18.5m on top of the 4.5m Leeds have already paid in wages and loan agreement. Robbo said...
I don’t think we’ll see Jean-Kevin Augustin again. It could end up being a very expensive mistake but I think they’ll be okay by the sounds of it. “You’re not going to sign a player who doesn’t want to come to you. If the player turns around and doesn’t want to go to a club then you can’t force him.
There are enough loopholes that will get Leeds out of signing a player who they don’t want to sign anymore. Augustin is an undoubted talent but it hasn’t worked out and his body just couldn’t take the intensive Bielsa regime.