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Should Berardi be offered a new contract ?

Whether we get promoted or not.
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Only if we get promoted.
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Only if we are not promoted.
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We should let his contract lapse in the summer.
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Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by Gandalf » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:57 am

Berardi's contract expires in June 2020. Should he be offered a new one ? I noticed a few grumbles in the match thread, first half yesterday, but his stats are very impressive for this season.

Started Games: P 14 W 8 D 4 L 2 GF 25 GA 10

As sub: P 6 W 6 D 0 L 0 GF 15 GA 5

He has one red card this season (rescinded after appeal) after 14 mins against Millwall - one of the losses (the other being Arsenal). Also his yellow card yesterday, was his first of the season. Plus he has one goal.

Personally, I think he has matured into a much better footballer than he is often given credit for, and would have no worries extending his contract, no matter what league we are in. He will be 32 in August.
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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by HarryofOz » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:58 am

I agree that he has improved as a footballer while at Leeds

I'd be happy to see him stay.
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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by Denman » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:03 am

A team needs somebody like Berardi. Would never be a first teamer in the PL (should we make it over the line this season), but can step in when needed. Definitely retain.

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by BGwhite » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:26 am

Definitely keep , too good to get rid and very versatile.

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by Ratscoot » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:54 am

Definitely keep and start to integrate him into the coaching staff
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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by weasel » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:26 am

It may be that Berardi wants to leave - at this stage in his career he will want to be playing regularly. It may be that the club are allowing him to leave on a free as a thankyou for him being a long serving player.
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Post by paddy parrott » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:27 am

Wouldn't expect Berardi to be around after next summer.
Likely he would become surplus to what's needed IF.. Leeds United are promoted.
Great player though he'd not get it easy in Premiership.

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by SaraM » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:37 am

I'd like him to stay. He's underrated, versatile, and brings grit to the team and the dressing room.

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by John in Louisiana » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:10 am

Berardi is the guy I want with me in a dark alley.

Keep him.

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by Muppet the Cat » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:18 am

A definite keeper (whichever division) :tup:

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by weasel » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:05 am

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:18 am
A definite keeper (whichever division) :tup:
Left back, right back or centreback maybe but surely even Bielsa wouldn't play him as a keeper, or would he?
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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by 1964white » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:10 am

weasel wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:26 am
It may be that Berardi wants to leave - at this stage in his career he will want to be playing regularly. It may be that the club are allowing him to leave on a free as a thankyou for him being a long serving player.
I was thinking the very same :tup:

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by 1964white » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:26 am

Berardi has been a fine servant to Leeds, he was one of my favourite players when we were crap!

I fully believe Marcelo had made Gaetano a better footballer & a very versatile asset to the squad, so much so I have his performance ratings down as slightly higher than our captain Liam Cooper whom has also had a fine season.

I can't help feeling that we need to be looking for a bit more quality in certain positions when our premiership campaign begins next August, thing is if Gaetano can't hold down a regular place in the championship how many appearances will he make in the premiership?

If Berardi is offered a new contract & decides to stay at Leeds I would have no problem with retaining his services

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by whiteswan » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:37 am

It's a keep from me :)

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by Irish Ian » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:07 pm

Not one to keep for me.

If it happens this time we will can not go into that league expecting our DFM to protect our CBs as much as we do now. Berra wont cut it.

Also he is a bit of an outfiield Kiko in his decision making.

No shame in letting him find a new club.
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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by SG90 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:25 pm

Only if we don't go up. We need to be ruthless if we go up and it would be a nice way to end his time here (if we go up).
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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by 60sUnited » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:33 pm

I would keep him, would be a good squad player for another 12 months, but also if he wants away then let him go on a free.

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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by faaip » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:34 pm

It would be a free I think his contract is up in the summer...
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Re: Gaetano Berardi Contract

Post by NorfolkWhite » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:48 pm

Keep for me, apart from the fact I think he’s brilliant, whichever way this season ends he wouldn’t let us down and could do a job in the squad so it’s one less position we need to fill either way. I’d offer him a 12 month extension and I’m sure he’d jump at the chance, he’s earned a crack at the PL.

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