Llorente missing from U23s game no cause for concern

12 Jan 2021 08:38 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Tuesday 12th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Llorente missing from U23s game no cause for concern

Despite previous indications that Llorente needs under-23s matches to build himself up, Bielsa decided (after the Crawley game) it was more important having the Spanish International train with the rest of the first team. The 27 year old has only one league appearance under his belt for the Whites. He first picked up a muscle injury back in September whilst on International duty with Spain before even kicking a ball for Leeds. He sustained a brand new muscle injury during his long awaited debut game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in early December.

It was during this game that Koch sustained the knee injury that led him going under the surgeons knife, keeping the German International sidelined until March. though Llorente was not 100 percent fit, Bielsa decided to risk the former Real Sociedad player for the remaining 85 minutes. Unfortunately a fresh injury was to keep him sidelined for a further month.





Cooper's comeback delights Whelan

Leeds Soccer pundit Noel Whelan has been talking of his relief that club Captain Liam Cooper will be fit to start against South Cost outfit Brighton on Saturday...

He’s one of those players who is a leader out there on the field and one of the players you get the most consistency out of . So to see him back is massive news, especially when you’ve got Brighton and Southampton coming up and you need natural defenders and leaders out there in the Premier League games. It will be nice to have him back and I’m guessing with Luke Ayling.

I’m not sure how far Diego Llorente is off but he’s been training and wasn’t ready for yesterday’s game. He could be another player that could be included in the squad for the Brighton match giving him another week of fitness and making sure he’s 100 per cent right for the game.




Leeds v Saints match to be called off

Next Wednesdays fixture between Leeds v Southampton is due to be called off, but only because of Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews have seen a Covid-19 outbreak decimate their squad, and they had to postpone their Cup game against the Saints. The League 1 team risk being thrown out of the cup for not being able to field a team, therefor talks are underway to postpone the Leeds game in order that Southampton can fulfil their cup game.




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CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 14 Jan 2021 02:29 pm

Leeds1000 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 am Same here Chapel. Marcus Rashford reportedly worth around £65m at 23. Top players back in the day earned at best the equivalent of around £60,000pa today. I don't know where it all went wrong. They talk about a footballer having a short career is laughable today. Seth Johnson will always have Leeds at heart.
Even a Bryan Robson, a Glenn Hoddle or a Graham Souness in the 80s earnt a relatively modest wage compared to today's footballers - maybe £100,000 or so a year. Even in today's money, it wasn't an astronomical amount. An average 1st division footballer in 1985 earnt £1,000 a week.

Leeds1000 wrote on 14 Jan 2021 10:06 am

CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:25 am There's more money than sense in football - makes me sick really. Look at the ordinary jobs that some of the 1966 World Cup winning team had to do once their playing days were over. I wonder what Gordon Banks was on during his career ? Peanuts probably. I'm not sure that Casilla is even championship standard.
Same here Chapel. Marcus Rashford reportedly worth around £65m at 23. Top players back in the day earned at best the equivalent of around £60,000pa today. I don't know where it all went wrong. They talk about a footballer having a short career is laughable today. Seth Johnson will always have Leeds at heart.

Smudge3920 wrote on 13 Jan 2021 04:10 pm

1964white wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:03 pm I wonder whose idea it was to offer such a deal :duno:
We got him on a free...so it was probably just a transfer of his current contract that he already held...

Chilli D wrote on 13 Jan 2021 09:49 am

CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:25 am There's more money than sense in football - makes me sick really. Look at the ordinary jobs that some of the 1966 World Cup winning team had to do once their playing days were over. I wonder what Gordon Banks was on during his career ? Peanuts probably. I'm not sure that Casilla is even championship standard.
I bumped into Michael Cheetham a few months ago. He used to play for Cambridge United under John Beck when they reached the FA CUP quarter final two years running in the 80's. When he dropped down into non league football at the end of his career I played against him a couple of times, thats how I know him. Anyway, he now drives a lorry for DHL now so that proves that not all football is paved with gold, certainly not back then anyway.

CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 13 Jan 2021 09:25 am

Leeds1000 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:46 pm Who would have thought it 50 years ago that salaries in football would be so disgusting. £2.6m for a Championship goalie. You are having a laaarrrffff.
There's more money than sense in football - makes me sick really. Look at the ordinary jobs that some of the 1966 World Cup winning team had to do once their playing days were over. I wonder what Gordon Banks was on during his career ? Peanuts probably. I'm not sure that Casilla is even championship standard.