The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 29th Jan) - Radrizzani subsidises £1m towards salaries each month as wage bill doubles

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The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wed 29th Jan) - Radrizzani subsidises £1m towards salaries each month as wage bill doubles

Post by Ellandback1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:53 am



Good Morning. It's Wednesday 29th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Rampant Leeds make amends for first half display

Leeds came from two goals behind to beat the boys from Bermondsey as Bielsa's half time team talk transformed the team from abysmal to unplayable. Millwall's first goal was in typical style. Leeds failed to mark their opponents properly following a deep inswinging corner. Wall Centre back Hutchinson lost his marker (Ayling) and headed the visitors ahead after just four minutes.

The second was more controversial. The ball had clearly gone out of play on the side lines moments before, yet the officials had not seen it. Bradshaw was tussling with Alioski for possession on the left hand side of the penalty area when Ayling (not Alioski) was adjudged to bring the Lions number 9 down to give him his second penalty in consecutive games against the Whites. Jed Wallace stepped up to show the Leeds players how to take a penalty.

Leeds had their chances in the first half. There was one shot in particular from Stuart Dallas that forced Polish International keeper Białkowski into a breathtaking save, only for the official to signal for a goal kick. As the players went down the tunnel at half time, Jean-Kevin Augustin, who was watching the game from the sidelines with Benjamin Mendy must have been wondering what he was getting himself in for!

Although there were no changes at half time, a rampant, and mostly unplayable Leeds team emerged from the tunnel for the second period. The Whites laid siege on their South London counterparts to such a degree that Winston Churchill would have been proud, and were duly rewarded within three minutes of the second period when Bamford blasted home from close range following a corner. Field Marshall Hernandez then half volloyed Leeds level with thirty minutes remaining.

Four minutes later Bamford put Leeds ahead. Aylings pin pointed cross was met with a diving header that Tom Bradshaw would have been proud of as the Lions were running for cover. Leeds missed guilt edged opportunities to stretch their lead further, but more importantly Bielsa's men returned to the top of the table as West Brom were beaten at Cardiff City 2-1. Leeds have a four point cushion between themselves and third placed Nottingham Forest who beat Brentford away from home last night.





Bielsa's post match press conference



Angus Kinnear - Radrizzani subsidises £1m towards salaries each month as wage bill doubles

Last nights Programme notes from Chief Executive Angus Kinnear says owner Andrea Radrizzani continues to write a cheque out for a £1m per month to subsidise a wage bill which he says has doubled under this regime. Does anybody else think that is something to be proud of? I recall when Dallas, Cooper, Ayling and Klich were all rewarded long term extensions and improved contracts meaning on average they will be earning over £80,000 a month each. This was done before Christmas! Why wouldn't the hierarchy wait until the end of the season.

If the worst happens Leeds will have to rebuild without Bielsa. Apart from Klich, none of these players were pulling up any trees before Bielsa joined. It emerged yesterday that Luke Freeman earns £10,000 a week at Sheffield Utd. Would you say that Bamford is four times better than the former QPR hitman?



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Post by Irish Ian » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:59 am

Morning Folks,

Great comeback, we played some beautiful stuff last night, and it just shows when the pressure is off what these lads can do.

£80k a week for Dallas, Cooper, Klich and Ayling? Are this figures accurate?
Paying Prem wages already then...


And that is 1M a month more than what had already been invested....
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Post by HarryofOz » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:06 am

Smart thinking by Radz, invest now and get the return on invested when we get promoted. One million a month for the whole squad is not that much in football today.
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Post by mothbanquet » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:14 am

One minute Radz is a skinflint, next he's spending too much. Make up your minds!

What a night though, and we've yet to see the new boys in action.

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Post by rrfierce » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:24 am

Irish Ian wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:59 am
Morning Folks,

Great comeback, we played some beautiful stuff last night, and it just shows when the pressure is off what these lads can do.

£80k a week for Dallas, Cooper, Klich and Ayling? Are this figures accurate?
Paying Prem wages already then...


And that is 1M a month more than what had already been invested....
Is 20k a week premier league wages?

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Post by rrfierce » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:25 am

Also, he says he subsidies the wages, is that taken from the £30m worth of players sold in the last couple of years?

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Post by 1964white » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:42 am

Why did certain players receive high salary increases if we couldn't sustain those rises :shock:

Let face it those players failed last season, why prematurely reward failure?

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Post by dezzy » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:09 am

Scratch my head at the constant criticism of the club and how it’s run. Criticism is fine, when it’s warranted but our board has had constant grief since the start
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Post by Irish Ian » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:26 am

rrfierce wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:24 am
Is 20k a week premier league wages?
Ah! Humble apologies, I read 80k a week, phew that is a relief!
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Post by SG90 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:39 am

It was Radz who put the wage bill up in the first place, so he can't complain. I did wonder who would be footing the bill for these lavish new contracts he handed out like confetti.
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Post by faaip » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:40 am

We're not paying 80k per to those footballers atm, maybe that's contingent on promotion but we wouldn't pay Roofe half that..We are spending around 80% of income on wages so they do need subsidizing and yet more proof at what a cracking job Rads is doing...As is Orta as is Marcelo

The only thing letting the club down at the moment is a certain section of the fans..and that's aimed at the twitter morons and coin throwers...Not at anyone here.
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Post by Irish Ian » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:44 pm

According to a Phil Hay podcast Leeds are paying 100% of income on club wages.

EFL tv money and prize money is paltry, that means every transfer needs to make sense financially.

I wonder how we have been doing in that area.
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Post by SG90 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:48 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:44 pm
According to a Phil Hay podcast Leeds are paying 100% of income on club wages.

EFL tv money and prize money is paltry, that means every transfer needs to make sense financially.

I wonder how we have been doing in that area.
Under Cellino it was only 60% and with pretty much the same team. Horrendous mismanagement.
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Post by Ellandback1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:01 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:59 am
Morning Folks,

Great comeback, we played some beautiful stuff last night, and it just shows when the pressure is off what these lads can do.

£80k a week for Dallas, Cooper, Klich and Ayling? Are this figures accurate?
Paying Prem wages already then...


And that is 1M a month more than what had already been invested....
80k a month, not week

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Post by Ellandback1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:01 pm

faaip wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:40 am
We're not paying 80k per to those footballers atm, maybe that's contingent on promotion but we wouldn't pay Roofe half that..We are spending around 80% of income on wages so they do need subsidizing and yet more proof at what a cracking job Rads is doing...As is Orta as is Marcelo

The only thing letting the club down at the moment is a certain section of the fans..and that's aimed at the twitter morons and coin throwers...Not at anyone here.
20k a week, 80k a month

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Post by Ellandback1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:01 pm

faaip wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:40 am
We're not paying 80k per to those footballers atm, maybe that's contingent on promotion but we wouldn't pay Roofe half that..We are spending around 80% of income on wages so they do need subsidizing and yet more proof at what a cracking job Rads is doing...As is Orta as is Marcelo

The only thing letting the club down at the moment is a certain section of the fans..and that's aimed at the twitter morons and coin throwers...Not at anyone here.
20k a week, 80k a month

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Post by faaip » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm

Well that's not even worth mentioning...real cheap for sub premier level
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Post by danhirons » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:23 pm

faaip wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Well that's not even worth mentioning...real cheap for sub premier level
It's really not. 20k a week will put them amongst the top earners in the league (bar those like bamford, mitrovic and some select others on legacy prem wages or having been big marquee signings).

It's great that radz is happy to pay these wages, can't complain, but it also seems like he's wasted a lot of money on bad signings under Orta to begin with and in giving players inflated salaries (what's bamford on, 40k a week?! Insane.) . If we don't get promoted this season he only has himself to blame if we end up in financial problems. If we get promoted, happy days, the risks have paid off.

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Post by Irish Ian » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:40 pm

I think offering those players contracts early was to build confidence in them that they wouldn’t be cast off the ff we promoted.
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Post by SaraM » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:44 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:40 pm
I think offering those players contracts early was to build confidence in them that they wouldn’t be cast off the ff we promoted.
Yup, and continuity was our secret weapon going into this season too.
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