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Bob are you actually going to do it this year?!!

Depends if we let you keep White I supppose!!

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seagull wrote:

Bob are you actually going to do it this year?!!

Depends if we let you keep White I supppose!!


From the commentary last night, they said we had the chance to sign him at the beginning of last season but chose not to. That is proving to be a mistake. This kid has England potential and has been superb.  I am seriously hoping that Brighton don't recall him in January - not sure if the loan agreement allows that - but if we keep him until the end of the year and we get promoted, his price tag will have gone through the roof.



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The only way we would recall him is if Dunk or Duffy were sold but that is very doubtful. We are quite well covered in defence.

£30M and he is all yours!

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seagull wrote:

The only way we would recall him is if Dunk or Duffy were sold but that is very doubtful. We are quite well covered in defence.

£30M and he is all yours!


 I see Brighton have given Potter a contract extension, good move, he is a talented manager and well worth holding on to for a while; Potter and the Cowley's at Huddersfield, as well as Eddie Howe, are all managers I hope we see move to bigger clubs when the time is right for them and their current clubs. 



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Yes and add Dyche and Wilder to that list. British Managers doing well (unlike Pellegrino, Silva, Emery, Kiko etc)

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Yes and add Dyche and Wilder to that list. British Managers doing well (unlike Pellegrino, Silva, Emery, Kiko etc)


Definitely, both of those doing well. Lampard may prove good as well, different start though I guess. And Southgate is a good manager, I like him and how he goes about things.  



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Happy with that today. Always good to see Woodgate back at Elland Road too.

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seagull wrote:

Yes and add Dyche and Wilder to that list. British Managers doing well (unlike Pellegrino, Silva, Emery, Kiko etc)


 Interesting isnt it that (I would add Dean Smith) that almost without exception they were either non league or lower league players who have gone away and worked on all facets of management. Not just been lobbed a job as an ex star @ a big club. Lampard and Southgate are the exceptions that may prove the rule ie bright ex internationals who have the emotional intelligence to incorporate what they have learnt through experience into their coaching. Steven Gerard is the interesting one, Peter Crouch in his podcasts says he set the tempo and defined the levels of expectations interms of professionalism and technical competence from the first minute of training on the day you arrived at the club. He has all the hallmarks of old time Liverpool boot room 1970s scouse management that allowed dominance of English and European football. Will he have the softer skills of Klopp? An essential attribute these days. I feel in contrast John Terrys time with Dean Smith is well spent. 

Having spent some time watching Maldon and Tiptree this season the FA Cup run helped but they also knocked out CVPM in the FA Trophy (and we are good, very well coached, around the top of the equivalent division SE Isthmian) really impressed by the way they play and how they are set up. Likely to loose some players so it will be interesting to see how and or if they adjust but what a start to senior management by Wayne Brown. He has spent a good 5 years in youth management at Colchester U18 then U23s will have excellent knowledge of young players across Essex/Suffolk/NE London. 



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JonH comes home wrote:

All the best to Dominic Matteo, ex Leeds for 4 or 5 Premier League seasons , as well as Liverpool of course, who today underwent surgery for a brain tumour. Here is wishing him and his family all the best.


Some brilliant news as a follow up.

https://twitter.com/Petermcdowall10/status/1202529688259837952

 



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Played rubbish yet scored two and kept a clean sheet. Fulham and Bristol City lost. Woodgate's mob did us a favour by taking points off Forest at the City Ground. Overall, a very good night last night, despite playing rubbish.

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And Leeds stay top with WBA drawing at Wigan.



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Stat of the day. Last time Leeds were top of the table on Election Day, they went on to win the league. The year was 1974 and the election was 28 Feb.

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Bob in Spain wrote:

Stat of the day. Last time Leeds were top of the table on Election Day, they went on to win the league. The year was 1974 and the election was 28 Feb.


At least on bet365 Leeds are far stronger odds on favourites to get promoted than the Tories are to win an overall majority.

1/20 as against 4/11.



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Stat of the day. Last time Leeds were top of the table on Election Day, they went on to win the league. The year was 1974 and the election was 28 Feb.


 ...and in October 1974 we had another general election...Leeds of course won the league in May 74, but sadly came 11th in 74-75 season that the 2nd election was in. 

 

Lets hope that  pattern doesnt follow again



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A half time report sees us in a strong position, 9 points ahead of 3rd place after 23 of the 46 matches. But the lack of depth in the squad is worrying and a repeat of last year is not impossible. We have injury problems in key areas, most specifically in the centre of midfield. Adam Forshaw has played only 45 mins since Aug, Jamie Shackleton has not played since 1st October, Tyler Roberts has missed the last 5 games and with Pablo Hernandez going off with a hamstring injury in the 2nd minute today, we are extremely short of creative talent in the middle of the park.

Today's defeat at Fulham, whilst disappointing, is no big deal. We aren't going to win them all and when you lose your playmaker after 2 mins and then have the softest of soft penalties given against you 4 minutes later, it is always going to be tough.

So a great 1st half of the season, but we need either injured players coming back or reinforcements in the January transfer window, to minimise any chance of falling away again.

Promotion is never going to be easy. After all, at Leeds, nothing ever is.

#MOT

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