The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thursday 7th December) - 7,337 Leeds fans expected at Blackburn

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Good Morning, it's Thursday 7th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


7,337 Leeds fans expected at Blackburn

Leeds will be roared on by almost seven and a half thousand fans on Saturday lunchtime, for the visit of Blackburn Rovers, according to official sources. In recent times, the Riversiders have always been generous when it comes to away ticket allocations. They average just over 15,000 for home gates, but have capacity for twice that. With almost three times as many away fans expected than normal, Lancashire Police moved the fixture to a lunchtime kick off.

Unfortunately, Blackburn and Leeds couldn't agree on a reciprocal pricing deal, meaning fans from both clubs will pay full price for their tickets. This didn't stop the Whites from selling out their 7337 allocation, out as soon as they went on sale.





Firpo recalls devastated dressing room following Bielsa exit

Junior Firpo has claimed that his Leeds teammates would rather have been relegated with Marcelo Bielsa at the helm, than remain in the top flight under another Manager. When the Argentine received his marching orders at the end of February 2022, it hit the dressing room hard. Even though the team had found themselves on the wrong end of a series of bad results, it came as a shock to everyone when the Elland Road board relieved him of his duties. Firpo recalls a devastated dressing room with players crying uncontrollably. They had not just lost their coach, but their confidant, mentor, and most of all, their friend.

He [Bielsa] was a little crazy, as his nickname says, but for the better. He was very obsessive with detail. Until you gave a good pass it wasn’t worth it. And you could repeat it 50 times. It doesn’t matter that you scored the goal, but since the ball didn’t move well with the correct rotation that he thought, it wasn’t done well.

It was one of the hardest coaching farewells I have ever experienced. All the players who had been with him for several years were crying in the dressing room. It was like when you know that something is going to sink, but you’d rather it sink with it, than save it with someone else, it was that feeling. We were miraculously saved in the last game, the fans were singing his name. It was a very hard decision for the club.




Increasingly likely that Firpo will depart in January

Transfer insider Dean Jones has claimed it is increasingly likely that Junior Firpo will leave Elland Road next month. The 27 year old, a £13m signing (with a 20% sell on fee) from Barcelona two and a half years ago, has been blighted by poor performance and a series of injuries. Former club Real Betis are said to be keen on taking him back, but much will depend on whether Leeds can find a suitable replacement.

Currently, Sam Byram occupies the role. Although capable, he is not considered a game changer, and has a history of injury problems himself. With Dallas unlikely to feature this season, Leeds may be forced to invest in a new No 3, unless Djed Spence can operate as an inverted left-back.


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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thursday 7th December) 7337 Leeds fans expected at Blackburn

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Morning all.

What Firpo was saying explains why so many players under Bielda tutelage go into coaching and management.
The man was the real deal, a proper leader and will always be an inspiration.

Bueno.

It'll be great to hear the away fans in full voice this weekend
Pity it is an early ko.
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"Football is about the people and the players,” he said. “Then there are those who will mingle in the middle: the coaches, executives and journalists. That last group represents the worst part about football" Marcelo Bielsa
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Irish Ian wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 9:37 am Morning all.

It'll be great to hear the away fans in full voice this weekend
Pity it is an early ko.
Is that KO Knock out , or Kick off🥴
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Re: The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thursday 7th December) 7337 Leeds fans expected at Blackburn

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Morning all
Shame the clubs couldn't agree on a better pricing policy, Blackburn don't try rip off their fans like United do, but, with 7500, they make a very healthy profit, as we do when we charge their paltry 1200 in the region of £40, shameful by Leeds, no wonder we're hated.
Not only the 7337 official either, theres a few got tickets for their seats for £18 , lets hope we can get the 3 points and keep our run going.

Typical of firpo and Co saying that, "you'd rather sink with it, than save it with someone else " this is our club your'e double dealing with and the reason we were in that mess in the first place is down to you, the players and the manager, you should have done your hardest no matter who was at the helm.
Hopefully we get shut of another existing rat asap.

A replacement for firpo shouldn't be that difficult, we have right footed players doing a much better job already, in factt anyone remember the film "my left foot" he'd have been better than useless no heart firpo.
And NO, this isn't a slant at anyone with cerebral palsy either before you start
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I subscribed to Blackburn rovers at the start of the season ,hoping to get a ticket for this game ,1st it said you can't buy a ticket because your a new member and now its saying i can't have a ticket because i haven't been to previous matches . Oh well i will watch it in a warm comfy chair.
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airedale wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 10:44 am I subscribed to Blackburn rovers at the start of the season ,hoping to get a ticket for this game ,1st it said you can't buy a ticket because your a new member and now its saying i can't have a ticket because i haven't been to previous matches . Oh well i will watch it in a warm comfy chair.
Try again, someone I know went online last night and got one, unsure of criteria like but you may be lucky.
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Nope now i get this message .
Unfortunately, one or more items in your basket is assigned to a newly registered client, which is not allowed.
They will let me buy a half season ticket but i declined :)
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On the subject of tickets, I might be able to get one for the Peterborough game. A guy from Cromwell Tools who visits our site weekly is a Peterborough season ticket holder and he said he will try and get me a ticket.
Only an hour and a quarter journey for me as well.
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