Forgotten man has a future at Elland Road

21 Apr 2021 07:46 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Wednesday 21st April, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Forgotten man has a future at Elland Road

Marcelo Bielsa believes Leeds forgotten man Adam Forshaw has a future at Elland Road, as a back up for Kalvin Phillips! The news came from Phil Hay, replying to a fan about the 29 year old's future. We all know Bielsa has his favourites (like Roberts and Bamford), but we can include the former Boro man on that list too. When asked whether Forshaw will be at Elland Road next season, the former chief football writer for the YEP replied...

They would have to think carefully about that because Forshaw is competition for Phillips and Bielsa has always rated him extremely highly.

Brazilian Ace has 'decent chance' of returning against bitter enemy

Raphinha has a “decent chance” of being fit to face Manchester United this weekend according to Phil Hay. The Athletic journalist was replying to a fan in his Q&A session about the availability of the 24 year old!

It was a dead leg and heavy bruising from the Fernandinho challenge. Those injuries tend to heal in their own time - sometimes quick, sometimes slower. Fingers crossed, though. He’ll have a decent chance given that he wasn’t ruled out of this game as of Thursday last week.

Leeds more than held their own, and were unlucky not to defeat Liverpool on Monday evening. This, and the performance against Pep Guardiola's Champions elect, should install the confidence that they have nothing to fear against the red side of Manchester, when the two bitter enemies collide Sunday lunchtime. I can't help thinking that Leeds showed too much respect, especially against Liverpool in the first half.

Super League dead in the water

The European Super League appears dead in the water after all six English clubs withdrew overnight following threats from football authorities. Manchester City were the first to succumb to the pressure, followed quickly by Chelsea. Just like a domino effect, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal followed suit. All clubs issued statements trying to make amends, labelling the importance of their fans being the main excuse for exiting the competition.

This leaves Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus. Should the English six be punished for their treasonous behaviour? Perhaps a 50m fine each would make them think twice in future?

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Byebyegeegee wrote on 21 Apr 2021 12:51 pm

Leeds1000 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:18 am


Strange, very strange. No consultation with the lifeblood fans, players or coaches... just a case of "this is what we are going to do like it or lump it" is possibly the most bizarre thing ever to occur in football. Its another stark example of the elites being out of touch with reality and the common human.
Exactly, well said Leeds1000 :clap:

I’d be very surprised if Forshaw is still part of the squad next season, even only as a stand in for Phillips, surely we would want someone more reliable and preferably younger - Ben White anyone (his price will be more realistic now)?

Cjay wrote on 21 Apr 2021 11:43 am


Has become a better player whilst injured, to hear people talk you would think he was prime Xabi Alonso. This is a guy that even before his injury in 2019 had missed 34 League games since 2017/2018 season.

The guy was injury prone before his hip injury, nothing about his career or the type of injury he has had suggests he will remain fit for long, neither is he likely to suddenly become a better player than he ever was before which he would need to be to be in the squad of a side with top 6 ambitions.

I am pleased for him that he seems able to resume his career but the idea that we should include him in what will already be a small squad as per MB's wishes is madness.

He has missed over 100 games since 2017, he cant be relied upon its that simple.


I hope he is back, i think we would have beaten Liverpool with him.


Buh bye.

1964white wrote on 21 Apr 2021 11:38 am

So the injury-prone Adam Forshaw who has cost us an absolute fortune for a minimum return & is less skilful & slower than Pablo has a future at LUFC.


mothbanquet wrote on 21 Apr 2021 11:03 am

Ron Swanson wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:16 am I thought the sight of arrogant elites falling flat on their faces was so 2016.

Ron Swanson wrote on 21 Apr 2021 10:16 am

I thought the sight of arrogant elites falling flat on their faces was so 2016.