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by CHAPELALLMAN
Mon May 31, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Chelsea Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1289

Re: Chelsea Thread

1964white wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 9:18 am Fwank was a decent high-scoring midfielder
I was gutted that he went to Chelsea.
by CHAPELALLMAN
Mon May 31, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Chelsea Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1289

Re: Chelsea Thread

On the subject of ' Fwank ' I seem to remember that at one point we wanted to sign him from West Ham....
by CHAPELALLMAN
Sun May 30, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Chelsea Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1289

Re: Chelsea Thread

I was reading an interview in the papers with Tuchel. After being released from FC Augsburg's academy at the age of 19 he went around local restaurants asking them whether they needed a waiter, which he ended up doing for a while. How different to today's young players !
by CHAPELALLMAN
Sat May 29, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

The 'free' market is also a misnomer. The market is rigged to provide private profit at public risk, eg the tax payer bailing out the failed banks. Profit also accrues the power to create artificial scarcity to drive further profit. It's a highly exploitative system, with devastating knock on conse...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Sat May 29, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Brentford Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Brentford Thread

Well done Pontus. He was named by MB as being our best player at one point, and he will show people next season in nthe PL what a great CB he is.
by CHAPELALLMAN
Sat May 29, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

Salzburg didn't sign him for 7.2 Million - the article you linked above says that the fee was 21M Euros, and it also says that Salzburg came in with an offer that “dwarfed” what the we could provide. Signing a teenager for what would have been our record transfer and blowing our wage structure at t...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Sat May 29, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

Tbf Chapel you can blame Victor Orta for plenty of things imo. Not signing Buendia. The JKA stuff. The dross he signed when he first arrived like Cibicki. But even i wouldn't blame him for Haaland. At 17/18 he was scoring 12 goals in Norwegian football. Decent but hardly earth shattering, its not M...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Sat May 29, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

What is the difference between capitalism and socialism? Under capitalism man exploits man and under socialism it is the opposite way around. Sent from my Redmi Note 8 Pro using Tapatalk I think that ' free market economics ' is a better description. ' Capitalism ' is a term which is derived from M...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Fri May 28, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

Communism in its purest form is Utopia, at best an extreme form of socialism...trying to keep to the forum main topic, Football... A classic example of trying to mix Capitalism with socialism/communism is the Chinese Super league, which completely imploded on itself last year finally resulting in a...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Fri May 28, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

Its amazing isn't it? We spend billions around the world keeping people safe, we spend millions on creating vaccinations in record time around the world and yet we still don't know where the virus originated. Trump made it clear in plain English what he thought, and we all know what the establishme...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Fri May 28, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

For me it is real simple...greed has taken over...to take it back to what it once was would take salary caps, complete and utter implimentation of FFP rules, very difficult to go back once passed, not impossible but very difficult....Players paid a decent wage as opposed to a ridiculous wage, squad...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Fri May 28, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

You keep banging on about his missing out on Haaland in 2018, and laying the blame on this not happening at Orta's door. When in actuality, the chance of Haaland coming to a championship club (even including his fondness for us) was virtually nil, and the combined fee and wage demands were over and...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Fri May 28, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

I think the focus on community and lifting up the city itself under Radz and co speaks right to Bielsa's heart. I'm hardly an anti-capitalist by nature but there has to be something deeper to it all. It feels like we're becoming a small kernel of genuine goodness in the cynical world of global prof...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Fri May 28, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: We can't compete with this
Replies: 54
Views: 2224

Re: We can't compete with this

I'm more concerned about who may eventually sign Haaland than Kane ( he's the striker we missed out on signing in 2018...) For a club like ours to end up with someone like Haaland, you have to see the potential before it becomes widely known - we did that with Raph, but missed the opportrunity with ...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Tue May 25, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Covid passports
Replies: 150
Views: 6272

Re: Covid passports

Orange Box wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 7:06 pm No manner of publicity will educate some people mate. Best practice is to look after yourself . Keep safe
Thanks Orange - you too.
by CHAPELALLMAN
Tue May 25, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Covid passports
Replies: 150
Views: 6272

Re: Covid passports

One thing I have noticed in supermarkets are the number of people who sneeze or cough straight into their masks without even putting a hand up to their face. My understanding of what you should do is to cough/sneeze into the crook of your arm. Lots of people cough or sneeze just as they probably alw...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Tue May 25, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Club Brugge's Noa Lang Linked
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: Club Brugge's Noa Lang Linked

Just looked up that anti Semitic angle. It's not good at all, singing he'd rather "die than be a Jew". Apparently it's a reference to Anderlecht, but he's 21 and must know that's just vile. Especially as there's a large Jewish community in Leeds. I'm not Jewish myself, but I went to a secondary sch...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Mon May 24, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Best Newly Promoted Premier League Side?
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Best Newly Promoted Premier League Side?

An intersting comparison between the Wilkinson team and the Bielsa team. In my opinion (obviously, seeing that I am the one writing this post ;-)), the Wilkinson midfield of Strachan, Batty, McAllister and Speed is second only to the Revie midfield in terms of quality and not by that much. The defe...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Mon May 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Best Newly Promoted Premier League Side?
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Best Newly Promoted Premier League Side?

Agree......the first few years with Wilko were fab.....but for me Giving away Cantona to Scum. He Cannot be forgiven for that treachery I heard that it might have had something to do with problems between Cantona and Chapman - though I don't know for sure if it's true. In the 1991/2 season I can st...
by CHAPELALLMAN
Mon May 24, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Best Newly Promoted Premier League Side?
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Best Newly Promoted Premier League Side?

This team is closer to the O Leary side regards style which is no mean ft considering we were throwing money around like confetti in our previous existence. Imagine what Bielsa would have done with that team??? That O leary side was better than the Wilko side but without the honors to show for it. ...