Some positivity at last at Leeds United!

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Now that part of Garry Monk’s backroom staff have arrived I am allowing myself to feel positive about the situation at Leeds. Pep Clotet is extremely highly rated, he even runs a football tactics blog, Guillem Balague had this to say on the appointment

If Leeds announce Pre season this week or next, I will enjoy the rest of the euros and then start thinking about who Leeds need to sign. It would be nice if Leeds would surprise us with a Charlie Taylor or Lewis Cook contract, or maybe both. Looking at it logically, even if we know they’re leaving in a year, getting them into a new contract allows us to command a larger fee than if we sell them now or in January. We definitely can’t allow them to go for free.

Garry Monk just has this aura about him, until we lose 4-0 to Burton at Elland Road I will remain in awe of him, if Cellino keeps himself to himself or something else happens ownership wise, I genuinely think it could be special this year. I mean it’s obvious I’m very much ahead of myself, but it’s better than being depressed like we usually are by October. I think the Euros have made me love football again, Leeds genuinely made me hate it at times last year. I’ve read up on Monk and his assistant and it definitely sounds good for football this season, like Monk said in his press conference, there’s no point having 800 passes if you’re not going to score. We need direct play, especially at Elland Road, possession football isn’t Leeds, two tricky wingers attacking at pace and putting balls in to Chris Wood, that’s what we need. I’m hopeful Monk can improve our defending too, considering he’s a CB himself, Pep is probably not going to be spoke about much, but I think he could be vital to our success.

Let me know your thoughts on Leeds’ summer so far, are you happy or disappointed? Thanks for reading!

Potential replacements for Marco Silvestri

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With reports that there’s interest from England and Italy in Silvestri and that he may well leave, we have some possible replacements for him here.

1) Alex McCarthy –
Currently the third choice at Crystal Palace (I’m not sure how). He is a top quality keeper, we’ve seen that first hand ourselves, he’s the complete package, not just a shot-stopper like Silvestri, he commands his area extremely well and has no problem coming for crosses.

Marco Silvestri set to leave Elland Road

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It was mentioned quite a while ago by respected journalist Alan Nixon that Silvestri would be leaving Elland Road, and it seems that’s still the case. Apparently there is interest from both Italian Clubs and English clubs. I’d be very surprised if he chose to stay in England, he seems much more suited to the Italian game. I hope we sign a replacement who is an all-round keeper rather than just a shot-stopper, someone like Dan Bentley on a free for example, he is top drawer and I’m sure he’ll be in the Premier League soon. Another option would be Alex McCarthy, he somehow found himself being Crystal Palace’s number 3 keeper and we all know how talented he is.

Leeds United away kit leaked: Do you rate it? Vote here

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You may have seen that our new away kit has been leaked and personally I think it’s class. Have a vote here to tell us what you think.

Leeds interested in Man United striker


According to Alan Nixon, Leeds United are looking to sign striker Ashley Fletcher from Man United, although he was on loan at Barnsley last season. At 20, he’ll be looking to move on with his career, especially considering who their new manager is…

Leeds United transfer rumours

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So now we finally have a Head-Coach and a good one at that, it’s time to turn our attention towards the playing staff. There’s always loads of rumours flying around at this time of year but thankfully we this year we have the Euros to take our attention away from all things Leeds. However I’m feeling particularly happy after the Garry Monk appointment so I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve heard so far.

The first player mentioned is Swansea winger Wayne Routledge, my first thoughts with him would be it seems unlikely as he was in and around the Swansea first team all season and he has a contract until 2018. It’s an easy link to make due to Monk’s connection with Swansea but although it would be a top quality signing, I find it highly unlikely that he would leave Swansea, even if they were looking to improve he could be a squad player.

A big summer is needed but who should Leeds be looking to offload

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With the club offering up to a 50% refund on Season Ticket’s this year, I was probably the most optimistic I’ve been since Cellino arrived at Elland Road that he might finally be about to put his money where his mouth is. We’re now at the start of June nearly and there hasn’t even been a hint of any incoming players, it looks like we won’t be having a pre-season at this rate and don’t even get me started on the managerial situation, it’s an absolute farce.

There are many players who just aren’t good enough to be in a side serious about mounting a push for promotion and who I’d be looking to get off the club’s wage bill to make way for new signings. Here are five of them:

Giuseppe Bellusci
He would be the first player on my list, he’s an absolute liability. He may well be the best ball-playing centre-back we’ve got but as a defender you need to be able to defend, something he can’t do very well. There are too many mistakes in his game to be able to rely on him to be one of our first-choice defenders. Hopefully there’s some interest from Italy and we let him go.

Karl Robinson turns down Leeds United, is this how low we’ve sunk?


Sky Sports are reporting that Karl Robinson has turned down an approach from Leeds United to be our head coach. The manager of MK Dons has turned down Leeds United, does it get much lower than this? I don’t think it does. This tweet sums it up perfectly

Cellino doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.
He’s got so many names in his head of potential head coaches that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. However at the same time he is also being a lot quieter than he usually is at this time of year especially, he hasn’t come out in the media and said anything really other than that he wanted to sell, which is convenient as there’s a lot of rumours at the moment that someone is doing due diligence on Leeds United. Obviously it is a complete rumour and there’s no facts behind it but it would make sense, Cellino is quiet for his standards, he said he wanted to sell, Leeds don’t have any plans in place for pre season or new coaching staff, maybe they’re waiting for the sale? It’s probably wishful thinking on my part, but if we got a new ownership in before the season started, imagine the excitement levels if they signed a few decent players and got us a good manager. It’s been so long since I’ve been excited about Leeds but that would do it. Surely we can’t have another bad owner? I don’t think any club has worse luck than us. Our luck has to change soon, right?

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