Category: Editorial

  • Leeds selling third highest rated player in England, are we skint?

    It was easy to lose sight of this particular piece of transfer activity when everyone was so excited about Patrick Bamford. While we’d been trying to sign either Matej Vydra (who practically doubled his salary demands after reaching an agreement, then claims to have rejected the move once he realised Leeds finished below Derby last […]

  • Leeds decline Vydra and why the player asking for £50,000+ is justified

    There’s been a lot said in the last few days about the Matej Vydra transfer saga. The facts are simple, however. Leeds went in for the player and had agreed terms with the player on principle and were negotiating a transfer fee with Derby. The player has since revised his wage demands from circa £30k […]

  • Is Adam Forshaw the centre-back Bielsa wants?

    The World Cup is over and the searing disappointment with Leeds’ transfer activity is rifling through my veins. We’ve all looked at the obvious weaknesses in our performances last season and it certainly doesn’t take a genius to know that there are key positions that need to be strengthened. Yet, the lack of progress on […]

  • Leeds in transfer crisis as Vydra move now unlikely

    We’re fast approaching crisis time for Leeds with the first pre-season friendly game a week away and very little inbound activity. Which is weird because a coach of Bielsa’s reputation (and temperament) will not likely accept the historic excuse of “the right players weren’t available” – so this is very much Radrizzani playing with fire. […]

  • Leeds Academy players crucial to Bielsa's season

    Much has been hypothosised about what a Marcelo Bielsa Leeds side might look like. We know the tactical system is most likely to be his favoured one but we know very little about the squad he’s intending to use. Messages have been really varied too. Initially he said that there wouldn’t be much change, then […]

  • £10m on Vydra, £40k a week on Hernandez and talking transfers

    The caliber of Leeds rumours has certainly increased, even if we’re yet to see any concrete action. Where we have previous touted Jay Roy Grot and Caleb Ekuban, we’re now circling around a decision on either Vydra or Abel Hernandez. Whatever opinion you hold on either play one must admit that this is a more […]

  • Jansson leaving? Bielsa joining? What does it all mean?

    It wouldn’t be a Leeds close-season without uncertainty, rumour, discontent and mysteries even Miss Marple would be confused by. With the club closing in on Marcelo Bielsa – much to the confusion of the entire footballing world – we’re met with yet more uncertainty. Is he going to join? He appears to be locked into […]

  • Heckingbottom due to leave, but is that the wrong thing to do?

    I’ve not bothered to write much in recent weeks due to the unfounded nonsense that is just too easy to perpetuate. Though with Paul Heckingbottom due to return to the club on Monday from his Summer holiday, it now seems appropriate to accept that he’ll be leaving. Of course, the club haven’t made a peep […]

  • Poor coach credibility does hurt Leeds' ability to sign key players

    We’ve been asked to embrace the continental structure at Leeds, where we don’t have a conventional “manager” but instead the responsibilities are split between the head-coach (who selects the squad, decides tactics and trains the players) and the Director of Football (who conducts the transfer activity and sets out a footballing vision/identity for the club). […]

  • Sunderland, Berardi banned, Pablo perfect but leaving, so what next?

    I noted before the Sunderland game that it would be rather telling how “Leeds” we were intent on making this season. A very “Leeds” thing to do would be to have beaten Fulham and lost to Sunderland. Though we’ve perhaps been more predictable by losing to Fulham and struggling to draw against second-bottom-Sunderland. Before we […]