Bamford touch and go for Burnley

30 Dec 2021 09:03 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Thursday 30th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road.


Bamford touch and go for Burnley

Leeds striker Patrick Bamford has rated his chances of taking part in Sunday's crunch match against Burnley as 'touch and go, The 28 year old forward returned to action after a two-month lay-off against Brentford nearly four weeks ago. His 20-minute cameo role came to an abrupt end after netting a 96th minute equaliser. News soon spread that Bamford had tweaked his hamstring during his goal celebration, and would face another spell on the sidelines. According to the Leeds No 9...

It’s touch and go for Burnley. I’m feeling good. I’ve hit every marker that’s been laid down so far day to day, so it’s been a good improvement. It’s not a few weeks away. It’s very close.

Leeds are desperate for more firepower up front given they have only found the back of the net 18 times this season, with 8 of those coming from Raphinha. But given the injury Bamford picked up against Brentfor is it important not to rush him back too soon? His goals and hold up play will be vital during the second half of the season.





Does Bielsa have one more season in him?

Whilst the first half of the 21/22 campaign may not have gone to plan for Leeds, much can be blamed on lack of investment, and the unprecedented waiting list for the treatment room. Leeds find themselves in the mire, with only three wins from eighteen, and on course with a relegation dog fight. From what we know of Bielsa, he is a proud man that would rather take responsibility himself than make excuses. The dedication and loyalty he has shown Leeds since arriving at Elland Road in 2018 has melted the hearts of even the most hardened of Leeds fans.

The pressure's of Leeds predicament must have definitely taken its toll on the 66yo, and whilst he continuous to be idolised by the Elland Road faithful, week in week out, is it better he bows out as a legend at the end of the season, or would you like him to stay until the Summer of 2023?





Leeds should sign Barkley on loan - McLeish

Former Scotland Manager Alex McLeish believes Leeds should sign Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley on loan in January. The versatile midfielder has only played 436 minutes of first team football this season for Thomas Tuchel's team, yet has picked up two 'Man of the Match' awards. Barkley is still only 28, and has a lot of football left in him, especially as he has been used sparingly since signing for the West London outfit in 2018. According to McLeish...

It’s just about him getting regular football because there’s a bit of inconsistency about him. I would have thought a player like that could enhance Leeds, so yes, get it done. “You should only take loan guys if they’re extremely shrewd business. You need to be targeting the right players.

If there’s a player available for loan then you know his parent club are not playing him too often. That is problem number one. Problem number two is how do you get the quality loanee in and where are they? That’s where it comes down to the recruitment team.

Given the choice, would you rather sign Ross Barkley or Aaron Ramsey on loan next month?





Quartet could return to action this weekend

Leeds journalist Beren Cross has disclosed that Pascal Struijk, Daniel James and Junior Firpo should return to action, as Leeds face Burnley at Elland Road on Sunday. Whilst Struijk and James have overcome their respective injuries, Firpo missed the clash with Arsenal due to a one match suspension for picking up five yellow cards before the New Year. The trio will hopefully be joined by Patrick Bamford who has a race against time to get match fit! Diego Llorente will hopefully be available if he is over his Covid quarantine period with no adverse effects.




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Leeds1000 wrote on 01 Jan 2022 07:38 pm

weasel wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:47 pm Although last season we drew and beat City and if memory serves me we also drew with Liverpool & Man U and beat Leicester & Tottenham. We have shown we have the ability to compete with the best although I do think any time against those teams a fair bit of luck is also required as they have the players with the ability to tear to shreds any tactics or formation.
I do think the wave of promotion (it does seem a thing) and the players having a point to prove carried us along last season. In a way its abit like a good cup run it very rarely plays out twice. I got carried away, i think the Marcelo and the players got carried away and the reality is coming home to roost abit this season. Yes we have had some serious injuries to contend with and long Covid must be ravenous on most squads by now aswell, so making excuses for Rodrigo is tough in the current climate. Hey we are in it (the PL) to try our best and we can be sure the lads will give it their all. Its a new year and the Leicester model is no secret now. If you have got limited money and want to keep the fans on board its the model i would choose too. Patience is going to be required for the next step in a long process.

weasel wrote on 01 Jan 2022 04:47 pm

Leeds1000 wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:04 pm Does Bielsa have one more season in him?

Listen i love the guy. His swashbuckling style should be the envy of all football fans. Yes we get hammered when we face clubs with superior budgets and quality but the ride under Marcelo has awoken, not just our fans back up, but the whole football fraternity towards Leeds United again. Depending how this season playes out i just think to continue playing the way Marcelo does will take a major rebuild and lots of money. Has he got the fight left in him?
Although last season we drew and beat City and if memory serves me we also drew with Liverpool & Man U and beat Leicester & Tottenham. We have shown we have the ability to compete with the best although I do think any time against those teams a fair bit of luck is also required as they have the players with the ability to tear to shreds any tactics or formation.

VinnysTattoo wrote on 31 Dec 2021 05:18 pm

Ramsey is class and if he could play a decent portion of the games remaining I’d take him.

TBH we are that desperate I’d have both!

Carrick Dave wrote on 30 Dec 2021 05:48 pm

Leeds1000 wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:04 pm Bamford touch and go for Burnley.

I don't think he will start if he is declared fit. Coming off the bench if we need a goal to win is how i see it. hopefully we are a few up. I may be wrong but i don't think Paddy is injury prone normally. Joffy is the man to make things happen i think he will enjoy ER against Burnley.

Does Bielsa have one more season in him?

Listen i love the guy. His swashbuckling style should be the envy of all football fans. Yes we get hammered when we face clubs with superior budgets and quality but the ride under Marcelo has awoken, not just our fans back up, but the whole football fraternity towards Leeds United again. Depending how this season playes out i just think to continue playing the way Marcelo does will take a major rebuild and lots of money. Has he got the fight left in him?

Leeds should sign Barkley on loan - McLeish

Yes but no but. I don't know with this kid. Has he got a point to prove, you would hope so. Does he see himself playing at a higher level, even on loan? Who knows. Has i understand it he didn't like it here the first time is that going to play on his decision? I would take a punt if he's up for coming.

Quartet could return to action this weekend.

We need all 5 of them back.
Good post Leeds 1000.

I agree regarding Marcelo and Barkley, very well put. If Paddy isn't declared fit I need to be changing my score prediction pronto, and I'm all for Joffy up front. :)

Leeds1000 wrote on 30 Dec 2021 05:04 pm

Bamford touch and go for Burnley.

I don't think he will start if he is declared fit. Coming off the bench if we need a goal to win is how i see it. hopefully we are a few up. I may be wrong but i don't think Paddy is injury prone normally. Joffy is the man to make things happen i think he will enjoy ER against Burnley.

Does Bielsa have one more season in him?

Listen i love the guy. His swashbuckling style should be the envy of all football fans. Yes we get hammered when we face clubs with superior budgets and quality but the ride under Marcelo has awoken, not just our fans back up, but the whole football fraternity towards Leeds United again. Depending how this season playes out i just think to continue playing the way Marcelo does will take a major rebuild and lots of money. Has he got the fight left in him?

Leeds should sign Barkley on loan - McLeish

Yes but no but. I don't know with this kid. Has he got a point to prove, you would hope so. Does he see himself playing at a higher level, even on loan? Who knows. Has i understand it he didn't like it here the first time is that going to play on his decision? I would take a punt if he's up for coming.

Quartet could return to action this weekend.

We need all 5 of them back.