Silence is deafening

11 Jul 2024 07:59 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Thursday 11th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Silence is deafening

In less than a months time the new Championship season kicks-off, and despite being more than a third of the way through the Summer transfer window, all remain quiet on the transfer front! The signing of Joe Rodon was a massive coup, particularly as he was being chased by several top flight clubs, but, if Leeds are going to achieve automatic promotion, they'll need some serious strengthening.

Past experience tells us that leaving signings to the last minute never ends well, but here we are, 30 days before the visit of Portsmouth, and there are glaring gaps which must be filled if the Whites are to get off to a better start than they did this time last year.





O'Hare not a priority signing

Callum O'Hare is not a priority signing for Leeds, according to Graham Symth, the Chief Football Writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post. OHare, 26, is a free agent after seeing out his contract at Coventry City. His battling performances, and scoring ability (10 goals in 21 starts last season) make him a strong contender for a Leeds midfield with only one league goal during their 23/24 campaign.

Midfielders Ilea Gruev and Glen Kamara have both been strongly linked with moves away from Elland Road this Summer, yet according to Smyth, there are no imminent signs that he will become a Leeds player anytime soon. Their lack of urgency have prompted Sheffield Utd to join the race, with one media outlet quoting as their headline 'O'Hare's free agent status and Leeds United's lack of urgency in pursuing him could benefit Sheffield United in the transfer market'. According to Smyth...

I would still love to see a number 10 come in,” At the minute I don’t get the feeling that it’s going to be O’Hare because we’re told there’s nothing imminent right now with him from Leeds, and I don’t get the feeling they’re chasing that one as an urgent priority.




Leeds odds on favourites to top Championship

Leeds are outright favourites to top the Championship next season, and return to the Premier League, according to Bet365. The betting giants place Leeds 7/2 favourites to go up as Champions, ahead of Burnley 8/1, Luton 10/1 and Boro 14/1. Coventry City, West Brom, Norwich and Sheffield Utd are all 16/1 outsiders.




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weasel wrote on 11 Jul 2024 09:11 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:59 am Silence is deafening
Did I just hear a domino fall......

weasel wrote on 11 Jul 2024 09:10 pm

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:39 pm Just as I replied to someone else. They get no break. It's end of season then join up with international squad for friendlies. I wouldn't be surprised if they get a month of after their last game. A footballer playing/training for 11 months out of 12 is still a physically stressful schedule.
Yeah I think though it would have been good though for him to be seen at TA even if he isn't training. Just to get the feel for it, for him and Farke to be able to discuss plans etc. Whilst he is entitled to the break, and like you say it has probably been a hectic schedule, has he actually been playing many minutes? For me if I was returning to a club, where I'd left under a bit of a cloud and had no guarantee of a first team place, I wouldn't want to be on holiday or having a break I would want to be there doing my utmost to break into the team and impress my teammates - many of which are new to him. I think the welsh lads were told they could have a bit longer but they all reported back - admittedly they hadn't been in a tournament this summer.

BlackHillsPaul wrote on 11 Jul 2024 08:49 pm

weasel wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:13 pm I don't hear any links suggesting Rasmus is unhappy and wants to leave or that any teams are interested in him. As such I would guess Farke may look to use him. He can play (albeit not brilliantly) anywhere accross the back line.
Exactly correct! And I think he can do a job for us in the Championship.

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 11 Jul 2024 05:39 pm

weasel wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 2:30 pm Disappointing. Whilst he is entitled to a holiday I would have hoped he'd be so determined to impress and force his way into the team that he' have been back at the soonest possible opportunity. Hopefully he will be back next week and raring to go. If he feels like the championship is ging to be easy he will be in for a massive shock.
Just as I replied to someone else. They get no break. It's end of season then join up with international squad for friendlies. I wouldn't be surprised if they get a month of after their last game. A footballer playing/training for 11 months out of 12 is still a physically stressful schedule.

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 11 Jul 2024 05:37 pm

Finnatic wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 2:03 pm Has Aaronson turned up yet or is he still on post Copa leave?
I'd expect him to have a bit of a break. When they go to Copa America or the Euros there's no break. It's basically the end of the season, then join the international squad for friendlies, then the tournament. You'd think he'd need a month off before he's involved again.