The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Tue 16th June) Augustin has cost Leeds £82,000 per minute during his loan period

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The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Tue 16th June) Augustin has cost Leeds £82,000 per minute during his loan period

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Good Morning. It's Tuesday 16th June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Ayala refuses to play for Boro again

Boro centre back Daniel Ayala has played his last game for the Teeside club. The 29 year old, who is out of contract in a fortnight is refusing to participate in the final nine games, fearing he may get injured. Middlesbrough offered the ex Liverpool star a short-term deal in order to cover them for the remainder of the season but Ayala has turned it down.

Both Leeds and Ayala are believed to be keen to strike up a deal to bring the 6ft 3 powerhouse to Elland Road in the Summer! The Smoggies lie in 19th position, two points from the drop zone. Ayala represented Boro for 7 seasons with almost 200 appearances, and is by far their most experienced player!





Augustin has cost Leeds £82,000 per minute during his loan period

Jean-Kevin Augustin will become a Leeds player if they win promotion to the Premier League, German media outlet 'Kicker' have revealed. Not only will the Whites have to part with £21m Euro's £(18 million pounds) in the Summer, but they have already spent £4m Euro's to bring the 22 year old to Elland Road on loan! That's £82,000 for every minute he has played!

Who hadn't done their homework on Augustin? Why wasn't there an escape clause should Augustin have got injured or was unfit? Why didn't we learn our lesson with Izzy Brown?





Paul Madeley's brother identifies unique way to honour Leeds Utd departed

John Madeley, brother of late Leeds United legend Paul has written to the YEP to propose a unique way of honouring not only his sibling, but those who have sadly passed on in recent times...

It is with great sadness I write after the recent passing of Norman Hunter, Trevor Cherry and of course my brother Paul.

Paul played 725 games for Leeds United, his only club as he would not play for anyone but his beloved home town club, Norman 724 and Trevor 484 times for our team. Paul started his career at Elland Road one year after Norman and Paul Reaney made their debuts. They of course became great friends and colleagues.

I have been thinking how the club could recognise these great players. The number of games played by Billy Bremner was 772, Jack Charlton 773, Paul Reaney 747 and Paul Madeley 725 - the most of any Leeds born player. My idea is to honour these players and many others who have played more than a certain number of games is something that could be unique to Leeds United, to have a section in the West Stand as follows: Billy Bremner section 772 seats. Jack Charlton 773, Paul Reaney 747, Paul Madeley 725, Norman Hunter 724. Of course you could go a lot further down the years to recognise Eric Hart, Willis Edwards, Jimmy Dunn, Grenville Hair.

Imagine all the seats in the Billy Bremner section with his name. You could go even further by adding others like former chairman who the club wanted to honour. Sam Bolton, say 50 seats and the same number to Manny Cousins, Leslie Silver and my late friend Bill Fotherby and have a gold section for Don Revie, Syd Owen, Les Cocker, Bob English and Maurice Lindley, say 50 seats each.

I think I am correct in saying that no other club has done this.

Best regards and many thanks

John Madeley

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Refusing to play? Since when is not signing a contract refusing to play?

So every club should have get out clause for contracted players who pick up an injury?
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JKA arrived unfit with a certain history so Leeds should have had built in clauses. We have a reputation of being suckers and once again we fell for it. We must have that much financial clout it's hardly relevant .

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Picking up players in JAN is always a gamble, you either have to massively overpay or risk players surplus to requirements at their current clubs who are not match fit, then with our intensive training injury is always possible. He wasn't injured when he arrived just not match sharp plus I don't think there was ever a question of him playing for us this season unless injury to Bamford and Roberts..That must have been factored in when we acquired him and he was Bielsa approved, probably even a player MB wanted..
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Forget the injury the club wants JKA. The club aren't basing their opinion of how good he is or can be based on a few months with us. If he hadn't have signed on loan and then spent a few months being injured for his parent club I still feel we would have been looking to buy him in the summer, if we got promoted. It is a muscle injury rather than a career threatening injury. Injuries are just part of football and shouldn't put a club of signing a player unless they have proven to be injury prone. Many on here wrongly labelled Bamford as being injury prone but he has shown this season that he isn't injury prone and last season was just a blip in a fairly much injury free career. JKA hasn't a history of injuries so whilst the injury setback is a concern it doesn't mean he is suddenly injury prone - don't forget Anderlecht signed Roofe from us despite him being injured at the time and having a record of injury problems.

I dare say the club wanted an iron clad agreement in case JKA had been brilliant for us and then his price had shot up and other clubs were sniffing around. Don't forget that the likes of Man U and Newcastle tried to steal him from under our noses when news of him coming to us broke. You can't have it both ways if we'd have wanted to insert clauses left right and centre the deal might not have got done or his parent club might have wanted clauses inserted too.
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What Weasel said.

Too early to pass judgment on JKA. I'm hopeful he'll be an asset to the club come the 20-21 season.
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I wish we'd given Nketiah more game time. He's now pushing to be a regular starter in the Arsenal first team.
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Love Nketiah ..I'm assuming the 82 grand is minutes he could have played not every minute
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faaip wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:08 pm Love Nketiah ..I'm assuming the 82 grand is minutes he could have played not every minute
Really hope so....
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WestgateRun wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:09 pm I wish we'd given Nketiah more game time. He's now pushing to be a regular starter in the Arsenal first team.
But that ship has sailed...
Despite his lack of game time I feel we improved Nketiah's all round game considerably - we will never know but he could well have been far more involved in the 2nd half of the season as he would have fitted into the system far better.
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I think he had that quality all along.
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