Gladbach plead poverty in pursuit of wantaway star

10 Jul 2024 06:29 am, by Ellandback1


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


Gladbach plead poverty in pursuit of wantaway star

Borussia Monchengladbach have told their West Yorkshire counterparts that €10-12m (£8.4m - £10.1m) is too much for Max Wober's services, but would gladly accept him on loan again! Wober 26, spent last season with the Bundesliga outfit, featuring 26 times for them. According to the stats on 'Whoscored', the Austrian International was their second best player, with an average rating of 6.84.

If recent transfer activity in Seville (Real Betis) is anything to go by, perhaps Gladbach are expecting Leeds to fold like a cheap deck of cards (again)? Sky Sports Germany correspondent Florian Plettenberg is adamant that Wober does not wish to return to Leeds even though he's got three more years on his contract, but should that limit Leeds options?

Wober proved to be one of better Leeds players (which doesn't say a lot) during the latter parts of their 22/23 campaign. Similarly, he showed his worth last season in the Bundesliga. Asking circa £9m is not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things, so why do Leeds make such heavy weather of it?

Leeds United are currently demanding around €10-12m for a sale of Maximilian Wober! This is too much for @borussia. M‘gladbach would like to keep Wober but could only do so with another loan. The 26 y/o central defender is informed about that. The clear trend is that Wober will leave Leeds United. Contract valid until 2027.




Do we need another quality centre-back

Leeds fans stand divided as to whether the club need to invest in another centre-back following the departure of Charlie Cresswell, and free agent Liam Cooper being the subject of interest from Birmingham and Hull City!

Daniel Farke can fall back on Ethan Ampadu, who proved more than capable, alongside Joe Rodon in central defence after Pascal Struijk got injured. It may have been a seamless modification to our defensive line, but did it weaken our midfield? Gruev and Kamara 'did a job' in midfield, but let's be honest, if either or both were moved on, and were replaced, would we lose any sleep?

The gaffer obviously didn't rate either Cresswell or Cooper; you can tell by the number of times they came on to replace tired legs. Perhaps, if Farke were to bring in stronger squad players, he'll be more likelfy to use them, and we won't get to the scenario that we were in several months ago when they ran out of steam! Do the Whites need to splash the cash on another centre-back?





Leeds alerted to Kent availability

Long time target Ryan Kent could become a Leeds player this Summer, after news that the 27yo is due to leave Turkish outfit Fenerbahce. The Whites have been chasing Kent ever since his youth days at Anfield. They narrowly missed out on his signature during the Summer of 2018, shortly after Bielsa took the reigns, but opted to join Rangers (initially on loan) instead, making the deal permanent a year later.

Twelve month on, Leeds made an audacious £10m bid for the former England youth player, but Rangers refused to relent. As time went on, his form began to slip, and he ended up at Fenerbahce on a free transfer last Summer, six months before the expiry of his contract. Twelve months into his four contract, he's ready to return to blighty. He made seven substitute appearances and just one league start for the Super Lig club. He's unlikely to cost much, if anything at all. If he comes good, he could be the bargain of the Summer, but is he worth the risk?




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Kennyb41 wrote on 14 Jul 2024 09:51 am

John in Louisiana wrote: Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:15 pm Maybe not up to Parker's standards, but funny just the same. A lot of funny people aren't as funny as Dorothy Parker. Some of my favorite lines of hers:

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”

“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
after four I'm under my host.”

A friend who answered Parker's phone one day said the editor of the New Yorker magazine (for whom Parker wrote) was calling to enquire as to why she hadn't been in the office. Said Parker: "Tell him I was too f**king busy-- or vice versa.”

“Time doth flit; oh s**t.”

Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, 'fug,' in his 1948 book, "The Naked and the Dead:”
“So, you're the man who can't spell 'f**k.'"

"If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn't be at all surprised.”
I like this woman, right up my street.

Kennyb41 wrote on 14 Jul 2024 08:58 am

Supersaint3 wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:38 am Brilliant Kenny :roflmao: can we still be friends ?

John love the horticulture story
Yes, not with benefits, and from a distance.

:tup:

Supersaint3 wrote on 14 Jul 2024 08:38 am

Kennyb41 wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:03 am Yes, I remember it well.

Was more in hope you'd come to your senses.
Brilliant Kenny :roflmao: can we still be friends ?

John love the horticulture story

John in Louisiana wrote on 13 Jul 2024 08:15 pm

weasel wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:36 pm :)

I recall playing that game with friends, after a few drinkypoos, a few years back. My word was epilogue and my sentence was, 'A stick used to beat epileptics with.' Not quite as witty as Dotty P.
Maybe not up to Parker's standards, but funny just the same. A lot of funny people aren't as funny as Dorothy Parker. Some of my favorite lines of hers:

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”

“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
after four I'm under my host.”

A friend who answered Parker's phone one day said the editor of the New Yorker magazine (for whom Parker wrote) was calling to enquire as to why she hadn't been in the office. Said Parker: "Tell him I was too f**king busy-- or vice versa.”

“Time doth flit; oh s**t.”

Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, 'fug,' in his 1948 book, "The Naked and the Dead:”
“So, you're the man who can't spell 'f**k.'"

"If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn't be at all surprised.”

weasel wrote on 12 Jul 2024 06:36 pm

John in Louisiana wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:02 pm Back in the 1930's there was a group of American literati who would meet for lunch every day, including Alexander Woolcott, George S. Kaufman, and Moss Hart. Their favorite haunt was the Algonquin Hotel in New York and collectively they were known as the Algonquin Round Table. People used to book tables nearby in order to eavesdrop on their conversations. One of their group was the writer Dorothy Parker.

One day they were playing a game called "make a sentence" where the player was given a word and had to use it in a sentence in a novel way. Parker was given the word "horticulture."

She thought for a moment and then said, "You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think."
:)

I recall playing that game with friends, after a few drinkypoos, a few years back. My word was epilogue and my sentence was, 'A stick used to beat epileptics with.' Not quite as witty as Dotty P.