Side before self Does it mean anything anymore

16 Feb 2024 08:17 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Friday 16th February, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road…


Side before self - Does it mean anything anymore

Social media lit up yesterday after reports surfaced that Spurs are happy to let Joe Rodon leave North London for as little as £10m (£10m-£15m).

The 26yo has been an inspiration this season, giving blood, sweat and tears for the cause. He is one of the main reason why we are challenging for automatic promotion. Leeds have put him back on the map, and suddenly he once again is an attractive proposition for many top flight clubs.

Any top footballer wants to be playing at the highest level, and Rodon is no different. The lure of Ferrari's, Penthouses and multi Million pound contracts are a far cry from the bygone era of the 60's, 70's and 80's when players used to play for the love of the sport.

Rodon is more than happy to make his move to West Yorkshire permanent, but only if Leeds go up this season. His stipulation has divided opinion on social media platform (X). Our beloved Billy coined the phrase 'Side before self, every time', but how true is it in modern game era?





End of a Dynasty for Dallas

It's been nearly two years since Stuart Dallas has kicked a ball. The popular Irishman suffered a horrific femoral fracture trying to nobble Jack Grealish during a league match against Manchester City in April 2022.

He joined the Whites from Brentford during the Summer of 2015 for £1.3m, and has gone on to make 249 appearances, and has scored 25 goals. His contract is up at the end of the season, and at 32, is unlikely to be renewed.

According to Capology, Dallas is the fifth highest paid player at Elland Road at £45,000; even more than Ethan Ampadu (£40,000). It would have been nice to see him win his 250th cap for Leeds, but it seems unlikely!




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Ellandback1 wrote on 16 Feb 2024 03:40 pm

whiteinfrance wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:34 pm I don't understand why anyone would need an agent. You only need a phone! :shock:
:) :) :)

Kennyb41 wrote on 16 Feb 2024 03:17 pm

He was brought in to replace Raphinha - now it is a relief Luis Sinisterra has been sold.

The Colombian was bought in the summer of 2022 - a pivotal moment. Leeds had hung onto the Premier League by their fingernails. Not the time to sell your two best players, but that's what they did.

"I think we're better, we have lost two champions... but we got six good players," then-owner Andrea Radrizzani said in August 2022. "I might be wrong, but this is my conviction and I think the pitch will show it."

The pitch did show it. Radrizzani was wrong and Leeds were relegated.

The "champions" Leeds sold were Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha. The "six good players" were Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson, Marc Roca, Rasmus Kristensen, Sinisterra and Darko Gyabi.

When Leeds needed to build a team around their best players, or replace them with quality, Sinisterra was part of an intake whose talent did not match their egos. Selling him for £20m is a fantastic deal.

The Sinisterra money will help keep Leeds financially healthy should they not get promoted this season.

whiteinfrance wrote on 16 Feb 2024 02:34 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 1:56 pm Who would you choose from us lot as your agent? :duno:
I don't understand why anyone would need an agent. You only need a phone! :shock:

Ellandback1 wrote on 16 Feb 2024 01:56 pm

whiteinfrance wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:33 pm It seems a championship player can earn upwards of 10k a week

At that bare minimum, it's 5 million over 10 years

I think I could manage very comfortably on that for life thank you :roll:
Who would you choose from us lot as your agent? :duno:

whiteinfrance wrote on 16 Feb 2024 12:33 pm

It seems a championship player can earn upwards of 10k a week

At that bare minimum, it's 5 million over 10 years

I think I could manage very comfortably on that for life thank you :roll: