Lampard firm favourites with bookies to replace Bielsa

21 Dec 2021 09:00 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Tuesday 21st December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Lampard firm favourites with bookies

Bookies outfit Betfair have placed Frank Lampard as firm favourite to replace Marcelo Bielsa in the Elland Road hot seat. Whilst the Elland Road hierarchy have made it abundantly clear that they are 100% behind the Argentine, a succession of poor results have seen the Whites nosedive dangerously close the Premiership trap door, and even the Elland Road faithful are starting to panic.

Lampard has been out of a job since he was sacked at Chelsea in January. He is best remembered for the infamous Spygate scandal during his tenure at Derby County. Bielsa had sent a scout to watch the Rams during training. Fat Frank screamed blue murder, and blew the situation out of all proportions. Leeds fans have a long memory!!!

Argentine Jorge Sampaoli is also on the short list at 6/1. During his 35 matches in charge of Marseille, they have only lost six. Athletic Bilbao's Marcelino is 8/1, the same as Lee Bowyer with former team mate Jonathan Woodgate at 9/1. Mick McCarthy, who was sacked as Cardiff City boss last month, is also on the list at 40/1.





How many points are needed to stay up?

Leeds have won three times in eighteen attempts, and have sixteen points on the board. They are on course for 33 / 34 points, come May, which may not be enough to escape the drop.

Last season we saw Sheffield Utd (23pts), West Brom (26pts) and Fulham (28pts) plummet to the Championship; but compared to previous seasons, these totals were surprisingly low. Bournemouth suffered final day heartache with 34 points during the 19/20 season, Cardiff also lost their top flight status with 34 points (18/19) whilst their South Wales adversaries (Swansea) were relegated with a point less the season before. Hull (34 pts - 17/18), Newcastle (37 pts 16/17) and Hull again(35 pts 15/16) makes grim reading for Leeds fans, as they search for their next victory.

After the trip to Anfield on Boxing Day, Leeds have home games against Aston Villa and Burnley. Surely, a minimum of four points are needed over these two games! How many points are needed this season to stay up?




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CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 30 Dec 2021 12:27 pm

Clacton White wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:57 pm Guess it could have been either scenario but ultimately he didn't go to Leeds and that's the bottom line of it , didn't matter I think as Leeds had Bowyer anyway and the way things planned out he may have ended up at Man Utd scum rather than Chelscum if he had gone to Leeds .....or ........Leeds may have qualified for Champions league againand Ridsdale gamble paid off , it's another what if scenario , rather like if Cloughie had done things differently etc . These what if scenarios are a bit pointless .....but also a bit fun at the same time . Like what if they hadn't spotted the man hidden in the bushes watching Derby 😁. We may then have thought Lampard was a decent chap still......oh now we are getting silly .
True. I mean what if we had not sold Cantona and bought Shearer instead of Brian Deane...

Clacton White wrote on 23 Dec 2021 07:57 pm

CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:56 pm Not really sure what happened TBH Clacton. All I remember is that at the time there was a lot of talk in the papers of us signing him.
Guess it could have been either scenario but ultimately he didn't go to Leeds and that's the bottom line of it , didn't matter I think as Leeds had Bowyer anyway and the way things planned out he may have ended up at Man Utd scum rather than Chelscum if he had gone to Leeds .....or ........Leeds may have qualified for Champions league againand Ridsdale gamble paid off , it's another what if scenario , rather like if Cloughie had done things differently etc . These what if scenarios are a bit pointless .....but also a bit fun at the same time . Like what if they hadn't spotted the man hidden in the bushes watching Derby 😁. We may then have thought Lampard was a decent chap still......oh now we are getting silly .

CHAPELALLMAN wrote on 23 Dec 2021 12:56 pm

Clacton White wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:33 pm Was it that or didn't O'Leary say he didn't need Wankhard as he had Bowyer ? It was Ridsdale's idea to get him I think .
Not really sure what happened TBH Clacton. All I remember is that at the time there was a lot of talk in the papers of us signing him.

Clacton White wrote on 22 Dec 2021 01:33 pm

CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:33 pm Lampard turned down coming to ER as a player when he was with West Ham if anyone remembers.
Was it that or didn't O'Leary say he didn't need Wankhard as he had Bowyer ? It was Ridsdale's idea to get him I think .

Clacton White wrote on 22 Dec 2021 01:30 pm

SaraM wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:14 pm I'd honestly have to stop watching if Lampard was appointed. He'd never have my support. I'd have to become a regular down at Wirksworth Ivanhoe for the duration!
Agree completely . I couldn't support anything that involved that piece of crap , said previously if he was England manager I would change nationality......though I couldn't support a club other than Leeds , I would no longer follow football while he was at the club , I do think the majority of Leeds fans would be the same after his spygate thing ......mind you given Radz back down on the badge issue , I don't think he would go against fan opinion on this one .