49ers increase share, Rodrigo gets Spain recall but no sign of Pat

06 Nov 2021 09:11 am, by YorkshireSquare


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


49ers increase share in club

Leeds United have announced that 49ers Enterprises, the investment vehicle of the San Francisco 49ers, have increased the stake of their shareholding in Leeds United. Aser Ventures, owned by Chairman Andrea Radrizzani, maintains 56% ownership of the club, with 49ers Enterprises now controlling 44%. This builds further on the investment the 49ers made earlier in the summer when they increased their share in the club to 37%. The latest investment brings with it a cash injection to the club, though details are not clear as yet. Chief Executive Angus Kinnear said…

We are delighted to see Aser Ventures strengthen their partnership with 49ers Enterprises who have clearly been impressed by the quality of the project. Aser Ventures and Chairman Andrea Radrizzani remain unequivocally committed to the club, whilst all those involved with the 49ers are actively working with our management team on a daily basis to help to drive us forward, putting us in a strong position to achieve our goals in the coming years.

The 49ers bring with them a wealth of experience in stadium development and the investment could be an indication Leeds are gearing their plans to redevelop Elland Road. It could also signal an ongoing increase investment which could see the 49ers becoming the major shareholders of the club. How would you feel about the 49ers becoming the major owners? Do they bring the kind of experience and investment we need or should we fear further American control in the Premier League?

Do you think Andrea Radrizzani is eyeing the exit door? Is he looking to make a return on his initial investment? If the 49ers take a majority shareholding do you think Radrizzani would stay around? He is constantly being linked with investments in other clubs in Spain and Italy.





Rodrigo back in the Spain squad

Spain head coach Luis Enrique named Rodrigo in his 25 man squad on Friday morning. The striker has played 25 times for Spain, scoring 8 goals but missed out on the Euros having picked up Covid last year and struggling to get game time for Leeds. But he has played in nine of Leeds United’s 10 league games this season scoring two goals in his last two appearances. Whilst Leeds fans are still not entirely convinced, he has clearly caught Enrique’s eye again. Do you think Rodrigo deserves his recall to the Spain squad? Has he done enough in his last 9 appearances for Leeds?

Whilst Rodrigo may not be prolific up front, Martin CBM Riley from All Leeds TV has seen improvements in the defensive part of his game. Rodrigo has increased his defensive output, with his average tackles and interceptions per game increasing from 2.03 last season to 2.13 this season. His pressure success rate has also increased by 5% to 30%. Do these stats indicate that Rodrigo is adjusting to the role Bielsa requires from his striker, lading the defence from the front by pressuring the opposition high up the pitch?





Bielsa unsure when Bamford will return

Striker Patrick Bamford has not played since the draw with Newcastle on 17th September after picking up an innocuous looking ankle injury. But 7 weeks on Bamford still seems no closer to a return to action with Marcelo Bielsa saying…

It's not a simple injury... when he will be available to play, can't be given exactly.

It was hoped he would be back after the October international break, but the striker has still not returned to full fitness. The 28 year-old will miss Sunday's clash with Leicester at Elland Road, extending his absence to eight matches and meaning that he has missed more games than he has played this season.

How much do we miss Bamford? He is crucial to the way we play, pressing the opposition high up the pitch and holding the ball up. How much do we lose with Bamford not playing?




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Notwell wrote on 06 Nov 2021 06:01 pm

Just one comment: the club worth 400 mill. Lets say Phillips alone is worth 60 mill. And on top of squad value its the value of the club itself which would be way more. Surely 400 mill is low, but maybe not with debt. It would be interesting to know how much that is.

Anyway Radz will stay longer, the club is undervalued and it will rise as long as we don't go down this season. Its all about the $£, also post covid the only way is up in value.

Ellandback1 wrote on 06 Nov 2021 01:47 pm

YorkshireSquare wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:11 am :idea:

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


49ers increase share in club

Leeds United have announced that 49ers Enterprises, the investment vehicle of the San Francisco 49ers, have increased the stake of their shareholding in Leeds United. Aser Ventures, owned by Chairman Andrea Radrizzani, maintains 56% ownership of the club, with 49ers Enterprises now controlling 44%. This builds further on the investment the 49ers made earlier in the summer when they increased their share in the club to 37%. The latest investment brings with it a cash injection to the club, though details are not clear as yet. Chief Executive Angus Kinnear said…





The 49ers bring with them a wealth of experience in stadium development and the investment could be an indication Leeds are gearing their plans to redevelop Elland Road. It could also signal an ongoing increase investment which could see the 49ers becoming the major shareholders of the club. How would you feel about the 49ers becoming the major owners? Do they bring the kind of experience and investment we need or should we fear further American control in the Premier League?

Do you think Andrea Radrizzani is eyeing the exit door? Is he looking to make a return on his initial investment? If the 49ers take a majority shareholding do you think Radrizzani would stay around? He is constantly being linked with investments in other clubs in Spain and Italy.





Rodrigo back in the Spain squad

Spain head coach Luis Enrique named Rodrigo in his 25 man squad on Friday morning. The striker has played 25 times for Spain, scoring 8 goals but missed out on the Euros having picked up Covid last year and struggling to get game time for Leeds. But he has played in nine of Leeds United’s 10 league games this season scoring two goals in his last two appearances. Whilst Leeds fans are still not entirely convinced, he has clearly caught Enrique’s eye again. Do you think Rodrigo deserves his recall to the Spain squad? Has he done enough in his last 9 appearances for Leeds?

Whilst Rodrigo may not be prolific up front, Martin CBM Riley from All Leeds TV has seen improvements in the defensive part of his game. Rodrigo has increased his defensive output, with his average tackles and interceptions per game increasing from 2.03 last season to 2.13 this season. His pressure success rate has also increased by 5% to 30%. Do these stats indicate that Rodrigo is adjusting to the role Bielsa requires from his striker, lading the defence from the front by pressuring the opposition high up the pitch?





Bielsa unsure when Bamford will return

Striker Patrick Bamford has not played since the draw with Newcastle on 17th September after picking up an innocuous looking ankle injury. But 7 weeks on Bamford still seems no closer to a return to action with Marcelo Bielsa saying…





It was hoped he would be back after the October international break, but the striker has still not returned to full fitness. The 28 year-old will miss Sunday's clash with Leicester at Elland Road, extending his absence to eight matches and meaning that he has missed more games than he has played this season.

How much do we miss Bamford? He is crucial to the way we play, pressing the opposition high up the pitch and holding the ball up. How much do we lose with Bamford not playing?


49Ers Investment
Its a funny time to sell a chunk of the club, as all signs point to waiting until next Summer before any transfer activity, though Phil Hay did say that if they were in or around the relegation zone, they may be forced to buy! The cash generated is not enough to make a serious dent in the squad or redevelopment. From what I recall, Radz wants to guarantee Premiership safety before going ahead on redevelopment plans.

Rodrigo
I think Rodrigo has been mainly consistent this season so far, and with two goals in two games, perhaps his confidence is lifting. A lot of his work goes unnoticed as he is not a natural goalscorer. I'd be happy for Rodrigo to be a central midfielder, and for us to invest heavily in an attacking midfielder with flair and foresight!

Bamford
Bamford was not getting the service which he deserved from his teammates before his injury. I just hope the midfield can step up.

Cjay wrote on 06 Nov 2021 01:19 pm

49ers increase share in club

The first time Radz sold anything to the 49ers venture capitilaist fund it was after Radz stopped covering operational losses and that is where that money went.

This could just be the same thing.

Also could we be more clear in the wording please YS, this isnt the York family it is the 49ers Venture Capital fund whose primary objective is to make money that can then be funnelled back in to the 49ers franchise.

My feelings are well known but i still think many of our fans arent recognising the very large difference in the two entities.

1 is the multi billion pound franchise owned by a multi billionaire family.

The other is a venture capital fund set up by the franchise that uses primarily other peoples money to invest in other ventures to ultimately make money that can be channeled back into the franchise itself. They make relatively small investments to minimise the risk involved. (THIS IS THE ONES WE HAVE)

People get hung up on the York family and the 49ers Franchise when neithee of them are investing in LUFC, our investors are largely unknown faceless people whose identities we will generally not know unless they tell us like Chad Hurley did.

I bit my tongue as long as i could sorry Swannie :)

Rodders

Its good for him i am pleased.

He could easily have seen his move to hs as a failure and been annoyed at his far his reputation had dropped.

This should provide a boost and some comfort that he is still on the radar.

Bamford

Forshaw vibes.

Early doors there was lots of the same talk.

Not a serious injury but no set date to return.

Chilli D wrote on 06 Nov 2021 12:32 pm

1964white wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:48 am So no Gelhardt, Drameh, Bate & Cresswell with tomorrow's game in mind

I'll post this team line-up on our U23's topic.
Pleased to see those four are not involved today meaning all in the squad tomorrow.
I have to say, our U23's / reserves, whatever you want to call them, are the strongest they have ever been. In 2-3 years time we could have a very strong side indeed as most of them make the step up.

Scoobychief wrote on 06 Nov 2021 12:31 pm

1964white wrote: Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:52 am You would think we are preparing to spend more dosh in the next two windows.
Thanks Mr white