LUFC offer Pavillion to help combat Covid19

08 Jan 2021 08:32 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Friday 8th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


50,000 new daily cases of Covid-19 threatens Sporting calendar

Aston Villa became the latest Premier League club to shut their training ground after a COVID-19 outbreak, following on from Newcastle United in the top-flight. Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday were also forced to shut their facilities earlier in the week, with many more games expected to be postponed. They are joined by as many as 15 football league clubs who have had an outbreak of this deadly disease.

It is the seventh day in a row that there have been more than 50,000 daily cases. Is it time for another complete shutdown on sporting events? Meanwhile, Leeds Utd have become the first Premier League club to offer their facilities to help combat the Corona Virus. The Pavilion is seen as an ideal location for vaccinations in the north of England, given its location and size.
It is capable of holding 2,800 people.





Anderson - All three Leeds targets not available this window

Soccer Journalist Dave Anderson has disclosed on his twitter account that Leeds are looking to fill three voids, but the players they want are not available during this transfer window! It's fair to say that the Daily Mirror journalist is one of the more reliable of the Fleet Street tabloids, though, with three weeks left until the window slams shut, plenty can happen in the interim.

We know that Bielsa is looking for a central midfielder and a backup for Bamford. I'd imagine that a left back would be high up on the wish list too, especially if they were also able to deputise at centre back. We have also been told that the money is in place, but will only be spent if it will improve the quality of the starting XI. It is likely that Leeds will activate the agreement they have with Manchester City to permanently sign Jack Harrison for £10m.

Manchester Utd have told Daniel James that game time will become even more restricted with the imminent arrival of Amad Diallo from Atalanta. Surely, he'll go out on loan, but Leeds already have more than their fair share of wingers!

What would you do?




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White Riot wrote on 08 Jan 2021 04:07 pm

faaip wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:43 pm Maybe it should as Meslier/Ayling/Dallas/Philips/Klich/Bamford/Harrison have done it ok, Cooper has done all right too. Struijk is stepping up after very little Championship football. So White who was the best player at the club last season according to us would be expected to step up...
Yes, if he was still being coached by MB and not playing for a shitty club and coach. Good luck Ben :)

faaip wrote on 08 Jan 2021 03:43 pm

White Riot wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:25 pm Offering the Pavillion for use is very good and also has great PR value.
We should give Crawley all of the cash from the FA Cup match too, as this really sets the example that we're helping the less fortunate football clubs in a time of need, which is more good PR.
Remember, it's not so long ago that we were in desperate financial straits.

Football is about the only thing, plus this forum :tup: , that's kept me sane during this lockdown, but if the player's and staff's safety is at risk, then I'm ok with having a cease until things are safe enough, God knows when that will be though?
If we're desperate to fill 3 voids, and have the cash, then it will be done, money talks, particularly at a time of financial uncertainty.
I'm sure we're not just restricting things to 3 players, and have alternatives.
I would only do deals if they're good value and MB approves of the players, if not I'd just stick with what we've got until summer.

Sorry Dan James but you signed up for Manu U, which means intense competition for your place in the first 11.
He's another one that's gone backwards for me, a la Ben White, but as Cjay stated, correctly, the step-up in competition from Championship to PL should not be underestimated.

We should defo avoid any last minute desperation moves in January, we've had some bitter lessons there already in the past :x
Maybe it should as Meslier/Ayling/Dallas/Philips/Klich/Bamford/Harrison have done it ok, Cooper has done all right too. Struijk is stepping up after very little Championship football. So White who was the best player at the club last season according to us would be expected to step up...

White Riot wrote on 08 Jan 2021 02:25 pm

Offering the Pavillion for use is very good and also has great PR value.
We should give Crawley all of the cash from the FA Cup match too, as this really sets the example that we're helping the less fortunate football clubs in a time of need, which is more good PR.
Remember, it's not so long ago that we were in desperate financial straits.

Football is about the only thing, plus this forum :tup: , that's kept me sane during this lockdown, but if the player's and staff's safety is at risk, then I'm ok with having a cease until things are safe enough, God knows when that will be though?
If we're desperate to fill 3 voids, and have the cash, then it will be done, money talks, particularly at a time of financial uncertainty.
I'm sure we're not just restricting things to 3 players, and have alternatives.
I would only do deals if they're good value and MB approves of the players, if not I'd just stick with what we've got until summer.

Sorry Dan James but you signed up for Manu U, which means intense competition for your place in the first 11.
He's another one that's gone backwards for me, a la Ben White, but as Cjay stated, correctly, the step-up in competition from Championship to PL should not be underestimated.

We should defo avoid any last minute desperation moves in January, we've had some bitter lessons there already in the past :x

faaip wrote on 08 Jan 2021 02:08 pm

We need a centre back and striker imo if we move Roberts ..Maybe some centre mid cover if Klich/Rodrigo get injured ...but I'd not spend more than 15M for that

faaip wrote on 08 Jan 2021 02:06 pm

There is time if we just play till it's done. I do not agree with forfeited games as this has impact on other teams not just the team involved.