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The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Wednesday 28th October) Premier League set to review PPV matches

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Good Morning. Its Wednesday 28th October, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Premier League set to review PPV matches

The Premier League is set to review its stance on pay-per-view matches following a Premier League shareholders' meeting yesterday. With all games taking place behind closed doors due to the Covid 19 epidemic, matches not selected by Sky or BT Sports have been made available at cost price (£14.95). The majority of revenue goes back into Premier League clubs.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley had called on the Premier League to urgently review its current pay-per-view arrangements. He wants the price drastically reduced, and is suggesting the Government should remove the VAT for supporters who purchase games throughout 2020. He also believes the revenue should be distributed more evenly to the Football League. The Sports Direct owner went on to say...

Why not make it much more accessible at £4.95 per match until Christmas?

The Government should waive VAT on the pay-per-view matches so that as many of those who are unable to attend matches in person can at least watch their team. The profit from the above reduced-price pay-per-view option, I would suggest that 50 per cent would be retained by the Premier League and 50 per cent would go to the football pyramid below.

As a club, Newcastle United did vote in favour of the pay-per-view proposal, but to be clear, this was because there were no realistic or any viable alternatives put forward to enable supporters to watch matches.

A final decision is expected after the next international break in mid-November. Have you paid to see any other matches this season? Was it good value for money?





U23's set to continue to utilise first team players

Marcelo Bielsa has said he will continue to utilise first team players for Mark Jackson's Under 23 squad.

Bielsa will essentially combined the two squads at Thorp Arch in a bid to help keep his senior players fit during the week and develop the club's young talent in a competitive environment. He will also continue to use the developmental team for those returning from injury.

Mark Jackson has the enviable task of managing the transition of players between the senior and development ranks whilst working towards replicating Bielsa' playing style. Bielsa remarked...

Whilst there are players that need minutes from the first team, we will continue to work with the Under-23s. From the short time we have been working together I have seen he’s [Mark Jackson] a very capable man. He’s a man who is very highly valued by Adam [Underwood], who is the person in charge of the academy.

Most recently Pablo Hernandez, Ian Poveda, Tyler Roberts, Kiko Casilla, Pascal Struijk and Raphinha were all made available for their Premier League 2 clash with Norwich City which the Whites won 3-0.





What do you miss most about not being able to attend live games?

To many, Elland Road is more than a Sports Stadium; its a way of life. Supporters can travel hundreds of miles, (thousands if coming from abroad) in the rain, sleet, snow or blistering winds to watch their beloved team for 90 minutes.

What do you miss most about not being able to attend games?


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While COVID issues prevent fans from attending matches, none should be on PPV.
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I won't pay Sky an additional £14.95 to watch any game, even a Leeds one, but I would probably pay £4.95 to watch our games only.

Managing an U23's squad is always difficult job, combining senior players who need minutes on a pitch with up and coming youngsters but that is exactly what its for and Mark Jackson seems to be doing a good job which is echoed by MB.
I expect in many cases, Jackson doesn't know what his squad will be until near the game depending who Bielsa wants to play.
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I refuse to pay a fiver let alone the current price of £14.95

Be wary folks as I have two friends who paid for the Villa game, one saw the last 20 minutes the other didn't see a minute of the match as their coverage crashed due to problems with Sky TV.

I still insist I've already paid for the home games purchasing my S/T back in February so why should I pay more?
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The U23 games should be enjoyable this season with half the team consisting of the subs from our matchday squads

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This Sunday 1st Nov 1pm - Crystal Palace (H)
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I paid five quid to watch Leeds games all year last year on LUTV (as long as they weren't on ESPN). That seemed fair.

Leeds season ticket holders, however, should be able to see the games without having to pay any additional money.

My only worry about keeping non-starters fit by playing them with the U-23s is that if some starter picks up a knock in training, our sub might be a bit winded. But all in all, it's an excellent strategy as fitnees is such an important elements of Bielsa's strategy.
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A fiver is fair.
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From my own point of view only, I would pay a fiver
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The £14.95 charge has obviously backfired on them and that’s why they are looking to reduce it - that’s people power! Whoever thought of that price in the 1st place have not got their finger on the pulse have they?

I tend to choose my games these days and would only normally go to watch a game with a Saturday 3 o’clock kick off (and there are going to be fewer and fewer of those in the future if the start of this season is anything to go by). But when I do go I usually meet my old friends from Bradford, Scarborough and Manchester, have a catch up and a few drinks in Leeds, catch the bus to Elland Road, watch the game, walk back into Leeds and go for a curry, doesn’t get much better than that especially if we win as well. So what do I miss most about not going to the match? It’s the great day out not just the football!
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I've loved watching the Under 23s this season. The likes of Gotts, Bogusz, and McCalmont were great before they went out on loan. Now we've got tons of potential in Greenwood, Gelhardt, Drameh, Casey, Cresswell, Jenkins.

It's nice to see the senior players getting games there. It's also great that the 23s train with the seniors. It makes for a seamless transition when our youngsters take the step up. Theres a revolution happening here. We're going to see a lot more players following Shackleton and Strujik. Just like in the O'Leary years.
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Byebyegeegee wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:30 pm The £14.95 charge has obviously backfired on them and that’s why they are looking to reduce it - that’s people power! Whoever thought of that price in the 1st place have not got their finger on the pulse have they?

I tend to choose my games these days and would only normally go to watch a game with a Saturday 3 o’clock kick off (and there are going to be fewer and fewer of those in the future if the start of this season is anything to go by). But when I do go I usually meet my old friends from Bradford, Scarborough and Manchester, have a catch up and a few drinks in Leeds, catch the bus to Elland Road, watch the game, walk back into Leeds and go for a curry, doesn’t get much better than that especially if we win as well. So what do I miss most about not going to the match? It’s the great day out not just the football!
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1964white wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:59 am I refuse to pay a fiver let alone the current price of £14.95

Be wary folks as I have two friends who paid for the Villa game, one saw the last 20 minutes the other didn't see a minute of the match as their coverage crashed due to problems with Sky TV.

I still insist I've already paid for the home games purchasing my S/T back in February so why should I pay more?
I'm almost ashamed to say it but the latter happened to me. Signed into BT online, went through the process and paid, giving my viewing card number then went to watch the match and nothing. It will come as no surprise to anyone trying to get my money back is proving far more difficult than paying for it. No phone contact in over a hour call. Still not managed to get hold of anyone. Farce!
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Leeds1000 wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:45 pm I'm almost ashamed to say it but the latter happened to me. Signed into BT online, went through the process and paid, giving my viewing card number then went to watch the match and nothing. It will come as no surprise to anyone trying to get my money back is proving far more difficult than paying for it. No phone contact in over a hour call. Still not managed to get hold of anyone. Farce!
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Wasting your time mate, my pals couldn't get through to anyone on their phonelines

This is how these greedy merchants treat their customers :(
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Guys, I'm getting over a chest infection, and been up all night with Asthma.

Could someone start the Breakfast Debate today pls
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Ellandback1 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:59 am Guys, I'm getting over a chest infection, and been up all night with Asthma.

Could someone start the Breakfast Debate today pls
Get well soon Matt

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whiteswan wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:58 pm From my own point of view only, I would pay a fiver
I'm not sure but I think Hector would say he's worth more than that...try £7.50
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Ellandback1 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:59 am Guys, I'm getting over a chest infection, and been up all night with Asthma.

Could someone start the Breakfast Debate today pls
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Get well soon though
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