Raphinha faces ban this weekend

08 Sep 2021 08:00 am, by Ellandback1

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

Raphinha faces ban this weekend

Leeds face an anxious wait to find out whether Raphinha will be suspended for this weekend's clash against Liverpool! They are one of six Premier League clubs who refused to release players for Brazil's recent World Cup qualifiers.

Fifa will decide in the next 24 hours whether to implement a ban on Liverpool trio Alisson, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino, Manchester City's Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, Manchester United's Fred, Leeds forward Raphinha, and Everton striker Richarlison.

Complaints from the Chilean, Mexican and Paraguayan associations have already led to player bans for Wolves, Newcastle, Watford and Blackburn.

According to Leeds Chairman Andrea Radrizzani, he claims that Raphinha was given the choice, and opted to decline his first Senior call up in favour of playing on Sunday. According to the Leeds owner :
"We invited him to make a decision and he decided no," "He showed great respect for his club and the Premier League in giving up this opportunity to play for his country for the first time."
There were scenes of chaos last weekend during the encounter between South American giants Brazil and Argentina. Government officials stormed the pitch after 5 minutes as overseas Argentinian players had not quarantined properly. Lionel Scaloni and his squad then made a hasty departure to the nearest airport. It was a right Messi!

Leeds thugs attack Derby teenager

A gang of Leeds United hooligans dragged a teenage Derby County fan off a train and attacked him after the youngster taunted the group following the Ram's play off victory over the Whites three months earlier. The chance encounter happened as Leeds fans were returning from Stoke Derby Crown Court heard. The thugs dragged their victim from his carriage, kicking and punching him to the floor after the 19yo chanted
"where were you at Wembley?
Judge Jonathan Bennett told the trio:
"You may have been provoked by the other group but, unfortunately, you got involved in varying degrees in violence. "It is a very serious incident in my view, it was fairly sustained and at least two people got injured. "Football violence is often people like you, in employment, who for some reason appear to get a thrill or adrenaline rush from fighting other supporters."
The prosecution counsel stated:
"There was chanting between the two sets of supporters and the teenager started singing 'where were you at Wembley?' which angered the Leeds group. "One of them got on the Derby train and punched one man before the teenager was dragged off the train. "He later recalled being curled up on the floor being kicked and stamped on by the group.

"One member of the public was overheard saying 'look at what they are doing, he's only a kid' while a family with a young child were coming down the stairs to the platform and when they saw what was happening went back up the stairs. "The young child there was described as being upset."
These aren't kids having a ruck, these are grown men in their 30's and 40's. One of them was 47. Two out of the three caught had previous football banning orders! Have you witnessed anything like this before? How do you feel that they call themselves Leeds fans?

Gelhart hat-trick on England U20 debut

Joe Gelhardt scored a hat-trick on his England U20 debut, as the young Lions thrashed their Romanian counterparts 6-1. The Leeds No 30 was a first half substitute following an injury to Villa's Philogene-Bidace after just twelve minutes.

Less than ten minutes into his debut, he opened his account! He doubled his tally on 52 minutes before dispatching his third from the penalty, spot ten minutes from time. Cody Drameh, Lewis Bate and Sam Greenwood all started the game!

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White Riot wrote on 09 Sep 2021 08:04 am

I hope Leeds appeal this moronic FIFA decision to ban Raphinha.

As well as that I agree that Leeds should just select Raphinha to play. If he made his own decision not to go then why should Raphinha, Leeds and the fans be penailsed? With the quarantine rules he wouldn't have been allowed to play anyway, which makes it all the more farcical that he was even selected. When you look at what happened with the match being abandoned then surely he made the right decision not to go?

These cowards who attacked that Derby kid should be banned for life by Leeds. If he's opened his gob for a bit of banter that doesn't entitle our supporters to give him, or anyone a kicking. I've had many a good craic and laugh with all kinds of different supporters, including Millwall and Man U, but I have never understood the desire for violence against opposition fans, it's absolutely pathetic.

I haven't seen much of the U23s, but Gelhardt strikes me as being a real talent who should make it at the top level. But he's probably got less chance of playing for our first team than Bamford has for England.

Irish Ian wrote on 08 Sep 2021 04:30 pm

Afternoon all.

Leeds should play Raphinha and bring the whole farcical issue into the limelight.

Leeds thugs. I came within a whisker of a hammering at Wembley many moons ago. I was 19yo and the gang that attacked me ( they were hiding in the coach park awaiting unsuspecting victims like me ) had an age range of lads into their twenties right up to older men. They were England fans I may add. Then of course my mates wanted to go out and stomp on some other person to make amends. Thankfully I talked them down.

Last season while walking away from Elland Road I witnessed a Leeds lout run up and smash an away fan in the back of the head for the great sin of supporting another club.


Gelhardt. Nice to see him in the goals, he looks a natural to me and I hope we see him get some minutes this season

rab_rant wrote on 08 Sep 2021 11:37 am

hector wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:15 am That's it Matt...

tell him you scratch his eyes out if he continues :P :P

:) :)
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hector wrote on 08 Sep 2021 11:15 am

Ellandback1 wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:08 am Oi Rab, who you calling a Southern Pansie :lol: :lol: :lol:
That's it Matt...

tell him you scratch his eyes out if he continues :P :P

:) :)

1964white wrote on 08 Sep 2021 11:09 am

Don't forget the U23's thread at the top of this forum page


Wednesday 8th September, 19:00 - LNER York Stadium

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Unfortunately our match clashes with the England game & we'll be out for a meal until 9pm.