Has anyone got a longer living tenancy than I have with the club?? 1937-2019
Been watching Leeds 56 years, what a great time to start following my hometown club in the 1963/64 season the year we were promoted from the Second Division to the First as the leagues were named then.
Will we achieve that feat again ? I don't know I was confident at the start of the season however when I really give our present situation some thought it fills me with concern.
We've lost our chief playmaker Pablo through injury & once again we are losing games without his guile in attacking areas. Four other players are sat in the treatment room too ! If we lose Phillips or White we are right up the creek. We are so reliant on certain players especially Pablo the situation is ludicrous when this type of circumstance was so easy to see in the summer. Unfortunately the majority of our fans could see the problems but Radz/Kinnear/Bielsa buried their heads in the sand claiming we have every position covered. Poppycock as the spine of our first team is weakened imminently if one of them are missing.
Agree with you last seasons demise was absolute debacle, we broke every positive stat as we failed miserably.
Embarrassed with my club ? ......NO as I still watch Leeds home & away every week
Embarrassed with our current/past owners .....Yes as they have all taken the p*ss out of our fans
Paying premiership prices watching championship/league one football.
Selling our best players.
Working on a shoestring even though we have the highest revenue in the EFL not only from football side but from the income from other events within our club.
Our current bosses showing no loyalty to the fans who have followed LUFC up & down the country for decades, despicable & shoddy treatment imo!
Yes we are playing the best football in many years but will it be enough to go up, I don't know
I've always believed I'll never see Leeds play in the premiership again, maybe I'm right
Frustrated yes, annoyed yes,at times. Didn't enjoy the time under Bates, hate the man with a passion but still never lost hope. Cellino was a madman but perhaps was the only person mad enough to take over from Bates, his hiring and firing was ridiculous but i believe we'd have been in a bigger mess without him
I truly believe we will reach the premier league, sooner rather than later. If we don't do it this year, then I think it will have to be under a different owner,I think this season is Radz last big hope.
I don't think he should go but other than him selling a bigger stake in the club, then losing Bielsa,Phillips White and Pablo, then where do we go without it. I honestly hope the Costa deal only goes ahead if we're promoted, surely they'd know we wouldn't have the funds without it.
He did say it was a 5 year plan, then he would sell if we're not promoted. 5 years or promotion, then he'd sell but feel if promotion isn't achieved this season he'll need to find investors.
I think if we don't get promoted, Bielsa will think he's failed and leave.
Will be extremely difficult to replace those 3 within our budget of being a championship team. We're doing for Brighton with White, as Villa did with Mings, increasing his value 4 fold.
Phillips & White will be playing in the premiership next season if we fail to win promotion.faaip wrote: ↑Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:16 pmSuccess in 5 years for a virgin football club owner would be an excellent outcome, We'd be looking at a minimum of 2 seasons if we get new owners and that's only if we get a billionaire owner/s who can throw 30 mill at the playing side as a minimum, otherwise you're building from scratch. Phillips has just signed a new deal, he's going nowhere unless we get over 25M for him now.
Pablo will be a year older
Bielsa will probably say I've had enough
Unsure how we'd be in a position to replace these quality four if shove comes to push
In spite of that, "sign Bielsa and cross your fingers" does have greater odds of success than much of what I've seen floated at ER for a long, long time. So while I might dismiss any "plan", I actually like the squad and our chances this year. Just stop with the injuries and get on a roll already.