Whites Win Yorkshire Derby

05 Apr 2021 07:50 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Monday 6th April, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Whites win Yorkshire derby

A Phil Jagielka own goal four minutes into the second half gave Leeds a five point cushion between themselves in 11th place and Palace in twelfth (Roy Hodgson's men have a tea time KO at Goodison park later). It's a good thing too, as Leeds next three opponents are Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester Utd.

Leeds took the lead after just twelve minutes. Dallas hustled the ball off Stevens, and into the path of Tyler Roberts. The Welsh man squares the ball to Raphinha deep into Blades territory on the right hand side. Raphinha makes a darting run through the penalty area before rolling back a cross for Harrison fired home his seventh goal of the season, one more than he scored last season in the Championship. It was also the Brazilian's 12th contribution (six goals and six assists) this term, from only 23 appearances.

Paul Heckingbottom's team were level on he stroke of half time. McBurnie diagonal shot was heading off target until Ben Osborne made contact at the far post. This was Sheffield Utd's only shot on target throughout the entire game. Leeds continued to boss the game in the second half but were unable to extend their scoreline despite having 23 shots, mainly due to the impressive Aaron Ramsdale between the sticks.





Leeds made loss of £62m last season

Phil Hay revealed over the weekend that Leeds lost a staggering 62m during the financial period July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. Some of it was was beyond the clubs control. Fans were banned from attending games for the final third of the season. This led to millions of pounds being refunded. They also had to refund £7m for lost TV rights.

Leeds had an overall turnover of 54m but their total expenses were £108m. Their wage bill was a whopping £78m. Thank goodness we got promoted when we did! Imagine our financial status if we hadn't gone up. It doesn't bare thinking about!





How much do our Leeds stars make?

Let's take a look at how much money our Leeds stars make each week? Who deserves more? Who deserves to take a cut in salary? Do these figures surprise you?

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Byebyegeegee wrote on 06 Apr 2021 03:09 pm

CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:45 pm I just meant for the time he was with us Byebye - though at 90K a week that's still a lot for 50 mins on the pitch and no goals or assists. Obviously the legal situation is still all up in the air, though I do wonder how much in lawyer's fees have been incurred by the club so far.
So that’s £1800/minute’s play in wages so far for Augustin, might just be the most expensive player ever!!

Yes makes you wonder, I’m just glad I’m not paying paying the solicitors/lawyers fees.

CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 06 Apr 2021 01:45 pm

Byebyegeegee wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:36 am Are we paying Augustin’s wages Chapel? I thought we’d pulled out of the deal, I know there is a court case or something looming. I realise we may eventually have to pay £18m for him plus his backdated wages but surely he is still someone else’s player (Leipzig was it?) until the outcome of the court case is determined!

Casilla’s wages are the problem - we have no chance of getting him off the books until his contract runs out. Even if he went to play for someone else for free we’d still end up paying most of his wage - ouch!
I just meant for the time he was with us Byebye - though at 90K a week that's still a lot for 50 mins on the pitch and no goals or assists. Obviously the legal situation is still all up in the air, though I do wonder how much in lawyer's fees have been incurred by the club so far.

Byebyegeegee wrote on 06 Apr 2021 07:36 am

CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:07 pm Don't forget JKA ( £90,000 a week wages ) and we may still have to buy him for 18m....

Casilla as the 4th highest earner is a disgrace really.
Are we paying Augustin’s wages Chapel? I thought we’d pulled out of the deal, I know there is a court case or something looming. I realise we may eventually have to pay £18m for him plus his backdated wages but surely he is still someone else’s player (Leipzig was it?) until the outcome of the court case is determined!

Casilla’s wages are the problem - we have no chance of getting him off the books until his contract runs out. Even if he went to play for someone else for free we’d still end up paying most of his wage - ouch!

Cjay wrote on 05 Apr 2021 11:30 pm

Highest paid player and club record signing. Nice guy he may be, unlucky with injuries to but Rodders has a hell of a lot to do to justify those accolades.

Only one R should be the highest earner and it isnt Rodrigo.

Should be the first thing the club do in the summer, new contract, 5 years, boom.

CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 05 Apr 2021 07:07 pm

SG90 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:14 am We've wasted so much money over the last few years :roll: Kiko, Forshaw, Nketiah, De Bock, Izzy Brown, Lewis Baker, Blackman, Costa! Lord knows how much that has cost us including wages!
Don't forget JKA ( £90,000 a week wages ) and we may still have to buy him for 18m....

Casilla as the 4th highest earner is a disgrace really.