The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 26th November) Liverpool spurned chance to sign Raphinha

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Good Morning. It's Friday 26th November, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Liverpool spurned chance to sign Raphinha

Respected Soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Liverpool wanted to bring Raphinha to Anfield in the Summer but Leeds were asking too much. Normally articles like this can be denounced as click bate, but the Italian has proven to be one of the more reliable sources involving transfer activity.

He claims that Leeds had slapped a 60m + price tag on Raphinha's head, which at the time wasn't seen as value for money by the decision makers at Anfield. Six months on, he is now a fully fledge member of the Brazilian national team, and his award winning performances for Leeds have caught the eye of all the major players in Europe. Surely we can add another £25m to the asking price now?

I would keep an eye on the situation of Liverpool. They wanted him last summer. He was one of their targets. They wanted to sign a winger but it was impossible to sign him because Leeds wanted to keep him and the price was too high, it was more than £60 million. I think the player is very special, so if Liverpool want to decide to go big for a winger in the summer, he could be one of the names. The boy wants to be at a top, top level. It’s going to be an open race - but Liverpool are keeping an eye on this boy for a long time.

Pundit predict 'comfortable' win for the Seagulls

Former player, now pundit Paul Merson has predicted a 'comfortable 2-0 win for the Seagulls this weekend. The former Arsenal and England star went on to say the Whites need to be more consistent.

Leeds United were outstanding in the first half against Spurs last week, and I thought there was no way they were going to lose that game. They were poor in the second half, however, and need to be more consistent to move up the table,” “Leeds are better than they were at the start of this Premier League season, but this is a hard game for them. Brighton have been impressive under Graham Potter and I’d back them to win this match comfortably.

Are we playing Brighton at the right time

During their first eight Premier League games this season, Brighton conceded just five goals (0.6 per game) and faced a total of 21 shots on target (2.6 per game). Since then however, thier form has dropped. In their past four, the Seagulls have conceded nine goals (2.3 per game) and faced 23 shots on target (5.8 per game) which should give Leeds fans a boost.

On a downside, only Burnley (14) and Newcastle (12) have dropped more points from winning positions than Leeds (10) in the Premier League this season. It’s four more points than the Whites dropped in the whole of last season (six).

Ten years on - we remember Gary Speed

It's ten years tomorrow since the tragic death of Gary Speed, and even though the last decade has taken its toll, the memories of the former winger are still as vivid as ever. During his eight year tenure (twelve years if you count his time as a Junior) at Elland Road, he made 248 appearances, finding the back of the net 39 times. He went on to enjoy a twenty-two-year playing career before finally hanging up his boots in 2010.

After retiring, he went into Management. After a short stint at Bramall Lane, he was elected Manager of Wales, where he was making significant progress until the events of 27th November. We may never know the real reasons why Speedo took his own life, but surmise to say he will always be a Leeds legend!

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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Friday 26th November) Liverpool spurned chance to sign Raphinha

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Said before when you look at what other clubs have paid for wingers no where near raphs level such as Pepe at Arsenal then You have to value him at £70m+

I don’t think any team will have a comfortable time of it when they play Leeds. Hopefully Raph starts and then we have a chance but Brighton are our kryptonite and the few chances we get we need to put away.
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Post by Ratscoot »

Morning EB et all

There's no way we are selling Raph for less than £60m+ especially as he's now a star on the international scene - hope he playing Saturday

So Paul Merson says we are going to loose - I do like Paul but so what I say we are going to win 0-2 but who cares about that prediction either.

Gary Speed is a Leeds Legend and such a shame that he passed away especially in the way he did a great loss to football and especially to his family (which includes all Leeds supporters) :verysad:
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Rapha won't be going anywhere for less than £80 million, even then it hopefully won't be to the scruffy bin dippers and their disgraceful moanager.
Fancy us getting something from our visit to Brighton.
RIP Gary Speed, forever Leeds and in the Leeds Utd family.
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Post by Byebyegeegee »

Raphinha - if we valued him at £60m in the summer he must be worth a lot more than that now as a Brazilian International!

Couldn’t care less what Paul Merton says - living in his London bubble, what the hell does he know about Leeds United or even Brighton for that matter?

I hope we are playing Brighton at the right time for us as we could really do with a good, solid 90 minute performance and a win.

10 years ago! Where has the time gone? Gary Speed a true Leeds United great!
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