Leeds eye Danish ace Damsgaard

12 Jul 2021 08:11 am, by Ellandback1

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

Leeds eye Danish ace Damsgaard

According to Tuttosport, Leeds could make a move for midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard after his performances for Denmark at the Euro's this Summer. Unfortunately his eye catching displays, including two goals has thrown the Samporia ace into every shop window, and effected his price tag. The 21 year old has made 35 appearances for Sampdoria since his €6.7 million move from Nordsjælland last Summer. Damsgaard could cost as much as £34 million, a long way off what Leeds would want to pay for him.

Sampdoria are hoping to keep a hold of him for another year before letting him leave for a transfer fee of around €40 million. However, there could be a large-scale tug-of-war for his services this summer. As well as Leeds, Madrid, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Everton, Leeds United, Leicester City, AC Milan, Internazionale, Juventus and AS Roma all have interest in the former Nordsjaelland prodigy.

How much better can Kalvin get

A year ago today, Leeds defeated Swansea 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium in the Championship. A year on, who would have thought that Phillips would be playing in the finals of the Euro's? Last night will be a bitter pill for all the boys in White to take, especially having been in the lead for so long. It would be fair to say that Phillips has impressed both pundits and fans like in the last four weeks, but can he get even better? Kalvin is just 25, and therefor has the time to improve further, but does Phillips have an extra gear? Does he have the attributes to become a World class player?

Were we like that at their age?

England football fans have never had the best of reputations over the years, probably for good reason. Fighting, anti social behaviour and damage to both private and public property were common place in years gone by, though to be fair much has been done to curb the hooligan aspect. Bring the clock forward to 2021, we have a new breed of hooligan, generally associated with 16-30 year old's? The new yob mentality includes pack mentality, drink or drug fueled aggressive behaviour and a totally fearless attitude.

Hundreds of England fans were filmed trying to force their way through security barriers at Wembley yesterday evening, with stewards and officials pictured giving chase. After the game, we saw scenes of fans smashing Italian vehicles, climbing and trampling on cars and even double decker buses, leaving a trail of destruction in their path?

Have the media over hyped this - were they isolated events? Did you go to the pub last night? Would you have felt safe if you had young children, and bought them with you?

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weasel wrote on 12 Jul 2021 03:10 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:38 pm Apparently the latest craze is when your team score throw the beer from your glass high up in the air!
And not just beer sometimes.

I remember being in Spain during the 2014 World Cup and sat outisde in Valencia with a load of Spanish fans watching on a big screen as they lost 5-1 to Holland. There was no rioting, still felt completely safe. If it had been England and here the shopping arcade (where I was watching it) would have been trashed and there would have been glass everywhere.

1964white wrote on 12 Jul 2021 02:07 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:38 pm Apparently the latest craze is when your team score throw the beer from your glass high up in the air!
The reason I don't go down to the concourses during half-time at away matches, been occurring for the last three years unfortunately.

Ellandback1 wrote on 12 Jul 2021 01:38 pm

Weasel, you have hit the nail on its head. Most pubs these days are supposed to be family atmosphere.

Apparently the latest craze is when your team score throw the beer from your glass high up in the air!

If I had young children, I would be able to take them to the pub.

Also, why is it when these idiot are chanting, it's three times deeper than their actual voices are?

weasel wrote on 12 Jul 2021 01:22 pm

KP Can definitely get better than his England performances. He already has done repeatedly for Leeds.

I doubt we would be interested in Damsgaard - it seems against our transfer policy in that we look to be getting players who aren't at their top price. If we'd have been after him I think we'd have looked to sign before the tournament.

Sadly these thugs are part of the reason why I have little 'pride' in being English if these are the idiots that the rest of the world see as English. Similar to BGWhite I felt far more safe going out drinking etc in Spain than in Britain and the Spanish way of life where they take their children out with them late at night in a safe environment is something that sadly wouldn't happen over here where likely they'd have a thug bumping into them sending them flying and then mouthing off at the parents for bringing children out. Thugs are thugs regardless of age.

Ellandback1 wrote on 12 Jul 2021 01:10 pm