Leeds need to get real says Mills

12 Nov 2021 08:38 am, by Ellandback1


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


Leeds need to get real

Former player, now pundit Danny Mills has told Andrea Radrizzani to 'get real' after the Leeds owner revealed plans for major investment next Summer with the aim of a top 6 finish. The former Leeds and England right back went on to say that Yorkshire's finest 'have to have a degree of realism...

No, that’s not realistic. Arsenal are going to get stronger, Tottenham are going to get stronger. Man City, Liverpool Man United and Chelsea are going to be there. West Ham are great. Leicester City are going to be heading that way. In what point do you think in your third season you’ll be able to break into the top six? You’re currently just above the relegation zone.

In an ideal world, we’d all be loving to get up there and challenging but you have to have a degree a realism. Consolidate this season and then start to build. Last season, Leeds outperformed expectations by a ridiculous amount, we all know that. This season has to be a consolidation season, just get things right.

Whilst nobody wants to hear that, does Mills have a point? Is Radrizzani setting himself up for a big fall?








If you had to choose...

If you had to choose to lose either Raphinha or Phillips next Summer, which one would you pick. Phillips, soon to be 26, has been part of the Elland Road set up since the age of 14. He's a home-grown lad, and full England International. It's fair to say he is one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe. Raphinha on the other hand is a magician. He can conjure something up from nothing. He has quickly become one of the most exciting players in the Premiership. He turns 25 next month.





Academy doing a great job - Carsley

England U21 Manager Lee Carsley has spoken of his admiration he has for the set-up at Thorp Arch, and admitted he is closely monitoring the development of the flourishing young crop of players at Elland Road. The former Republic of Ireland International was discussing the Young Lions 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic, (in which Charlie Cresswell made a late cameo appearance) when the subject switched to Leeds.

I've worked with Cody [Drameh] in the [England Under] 20s. This is the first time I've come across Charlie [Cresswell]. I'm impressed with them immensely, especially their attitudes, they're very good people, they train really well every single day, they compete.

You can see that it takes them a couple of days to get out of the way they train and they play because obviously they're very man-to-man. So getting that awareness again and getting that understanding that we play a little bit different, getting onto our wavelength quickly takes time.

I've been really impressed with not only them two, but obviously Joe Gelhardt who came with us last camp, Sam Greenwood as well - there are a lot of good players at Leeds. I enjoy watching their U23s play as well, I've been down to Thorp Arch a couple of times, I really like it, obviously their academy are doing a great job.



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1964white wrote on 14 Nov 2021 02:28 pm

Leeds1000 wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:45 pm I think we already have our DM lined up 64 if KP does decide to go. Pascal or Koch if he ever gets fit again. ;-)
You maybe right, 1000.

Leeds1000 wrote on 14 Nov 2021 12:45 pm

1964white wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:09 am Wouldn't happen, 1000.

There are not many decent DM's around, replacing Kalvin would be an absolute nightmare. I'd take Rice or Kante, however there is no way we could afford or attract them to Leeds.

We are more likely to replace Phillips with the terrier down the road from Leeds :dog:
I think we already have our DM lined up 64 if KP does decide to go. Pascal or Koch if he ever gets fit again. ;-)

Ellandback1 wrote on 12 Nov 2021 03:41 pm

danhirons wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:13 pm Raph will sadly go unless we massively turn this season around. Kalvin might stay unless he decides that he wants champions league football
I just hope he doesn't go on the cheap.

Liverpool absolutely want him. We should make them pay through the nose for him, especially when they cheated us out of money during the Kewell transfer

danhirons wrote on 12 Nov 2021 01:13 pm

Raph will sadly go unless we massively turn this season around. Kalvin might stay unless he decides that he wants champions league football

SG90 wrote on 12 Nov 2021 11:41 am

Nothing wrong with wanting to be top 6 and have ambition, but Radz should put his money where his mouth is then. We ain't getting top 6 with the likes of Cooper, Ayling, Dallas, Klich, Roberts, Forshaw, James, Harrison etc.