Bielsa plays down January transfer activity

10 Dec 2021 08:35 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Friday 10th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Bielsa plays down January transfer activity

During his press conference yesterday, Marcelo Bielsa played down plans to strengthen his threadbare squad during the January Sales. The Argentine has never been a fan of the Winter transfer window, and made it clear that they would only be interested in players that would improve their squad, and even then, it would only be a possibility. According to Phil Hay...

Bielsa asked if this changes plans for the January window. Says if the club can find players who are better than his then it's possibility that's welcome but we all know the difficulty of the winter market. Says it's difficult to find players who are "competing" and available.

Bielsa's words angered many Leeds fans, who took to social media to express their dismay, labelling the Argentine as stubborn!





Players are tired and have switched off mentally

Former player, now pundit Tim Sherwood believes that Marcelo Bielsa has taken Leeds as far as he can, and says there's a million to one chance he'll still be at Elland Road next season. Speaking on the Kelly & Wrighty show, the former Spurs legend went on to say that Leeds have been found out and the players have switched off mentally!

I think he might have taken them as far as he could. I think his ideas have gone sour. I never see him smile. Leeds seem to have got found out. The players are tired and have switched off mentally. When you stop winning, you stop listening to the manager. A million in one shot that he stays next season. For the life of me, I can’t see him being there next year.




Five missing for Chelsea trip

Rodrigo, Robin Koch, Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Captain Liam Cooper will all be missing for the trip to Stamford Bridge tomorrow. Koch has finally overcome his groin strain, but has be suffering from illness for the last ten days whilst Rodrigo has picked up a heel injury that will keep him sidelined for the next few games!

Surely Bielsa will bring Charlie Cresswell (or Struijk if fit) into the mix, allowing Ayling to operate in his favoured position at right wing back, and move Dallas into midfield. With Rodrigo and Bamford both sidelined, surely Joe Gelhardt will be given a rare opportunity up front, though in all likelihood Roberts will probably get the nod!




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rondownunder wrote on 14 Dec 2021 11:44 pm

Our management team are starting to look like absolute cvnts after another thrashing. If we don't reinforce in January with our supposed 49ers backing, we all know this is the kiss of death. Radz's strategy is to hope that Burnley, Norwich and Newcastle are worse than us over the course of the season. Not the plan of a club with supposed backers.

mentalcase wrote on 10 Dec 2021 08:13 pm

Couldn't sign anyone in the summer who was better than what we have either "apparently"

CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 10 Dec 2021 08:09 pm

I've heard that one Jean-Kevin Augustin may be available on loan from Nantes in January, though admittedly he has been suffering from long Covid...

If Gelhardt is not going to be started as the 9, if Bamford remains injured and if Rodrigo has a long term heel injury, then maybe JKA will be worth a punt ?

Byebyegeegee wrote on 10 Dec 2021 07:48 pm

LeeBrook wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:57 pm I don't expect us to sign any players in January. Bielsa believes his tiny squad, injuries and all, is more than adequate and he believes in his own ability to turn this disastrous season around - I remain unconvinced - he's not called El Loco for nothing!
I’m not “the negative police” Lee but I think disastrous may be a bit strong. Admittedly it’s not been too comfortable so far and may not get much better over the next few games but I don’t think it can be described as disastrous…..not yet at least!

Mick Jones shoulder wrote on 10 Dec 2021 06:52 pm

LeeBrook wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:57 pm I don't expect us to sign any players in January. Bielsa believes his tiny squad, injuries and all, is more than adequate and he believes in his own ability to turn this disastrous season around - I remain unconvinced - he's not called El Loco for nothing!
Be all-over that 🤣🤣🤣