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    Another summer of possible uncertainty

    Trying not to think back to yesterdays result ( speechless / wordless ), if, the worst should happen & promotion is missed, just wondering about the longer term effects.
    Radz, has already hinted about the financial side, can he sustain another year or two,
    Bielsa, would he stay or go - he just strikes me as an " impact type coach " his style / tactics built for cup campaign or give everything for one season.
    Players, be happy to see some return or sold, but prize assets like Phillips / Roofe / and young Clarke, could well be poached etc.

    Club still has chance to finish what it started, but failure, the possible outcome could be massive.

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    Honestly if we dont go up I think we'd do much better next year anyway.

    I don't see anyone leaving (and if anyone did it would be Phillips who I think we could replace) and I think we'd add 2/3 more players in areas we've seen we are short i.e. a winger whether than be Dan James or someone else, another attacking mid as that was supposed to be Izzy Brown but well he has been absent entirely and then one more striker. I also think we'd add Harrison either permanently or on another year loan.

    Add to that the likes of Clarke, Shackleton, Edmondson, Bogusz, Davies, Odour, Hugo Diaz, Temenuzhkov etc all a year older and a year more experienced we'd have plenty of young energy in reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    Honestly if we dont go up I think we'd do much better next year anyway.

    I don't see anyone leaving (and if anyone did it would be Phillips who I think we could replace) and I think we'd add 2/3 more players in areas we've seen we are short i.e. a winger whether than be Dan James or someone else, another attacking mid as that was supposed to be Izzy Brown but well he has been absent entirely and then one more striker. I also think we'd add Harrison either permanently or on another year loan.

    Add to that the likes of Clarke, Shackleton, Edmondson, Bogusz, Davies, Odour, Hugo Diaz, Temenuzhkov etc all a year older and a year more experienced we'd have plenty of young energy in reserve.
    Why would you extend the loan, or worse still make a permanent acquisition, if a player who with only two notable exceptions has been little more than a spectator during every match he has played ( and he has played in way too many)?

    As for Odour, don't hold your breath as the rumour is he is being released.

    And how (with what), do you think we would replace Phillips, one of the most improved (if not THE most improved) players in the 1st team squad, with all the £millions we won't have compared to those descending from above?.

    Fantasy land. We spent next to f00k alĺ on getting a replacement to an already serviceable GK instead of bolstering an attacking line-up too dependent upon Roofe and a less than stellar Bamford. Why would you imagine that an owner with considerable cash-flow challenges outside of his Leeds ownership would be able to conjure up said £millions and decide to devote them to another shot at promotion when he has been so right totally kicked in the nuts this time round?

    Bielsa might (just might) be persuaded to stay, but could equally say he did his best with a squad that last season was poor and underperforming. If he doesn't see investment if the sort mentioned above, he might equally be persuaded to try his luck elsewhere, he would have a lot of credibility going his way no matter where we finish this season.

    Whatever way you look at the future, yesterday's "performance" has delivered us into a place we ought not to be. Shame the players seem not to have taken that on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    Why would you extend the loan, or worse still make a permanent acquisition, if a player who with only two notable exceptions has been little more than a spectator during every match he has played ( and he has played in way too many)?

    As for Odour, don't hold your breath as the rumour is he is being released.

    And how (with what), do you think we would replace Phillips, one of the most improved (if not THE most improved) players in the 1st team squad, with all the £millions we won't have compared to those descending from above?.

    Fantasy land. We spent next to f00k alĺ on getting a replacement to an already serviceable GK instead of bolstering an attacking line-up too dependent upon Roofe and a less than stellar Bamford. Why would you imagine that an owner with considerable cash-flow challenges outside of his Leeds ownership would be able to conjure up said £millions and decide to devote them to another shot at promotion when he has been so right totally kicked in the nuts this time round?

    Bielsa might (just might) be persuaded to stay, but could equally say he did his best with a squad that last season was poor and underperforming. If he doesn't see investment if the sort mentioned above, he might equally be persuaded to try his luck elsewhere, he would have a lot of credibility going his way no matter where we finish this season.

    Whatever way you look at the future, yesterday's "performance" has delivered us into a place we ought not to be. Shame the players seem not to have taken that on board.
    **** off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    **** off.
    How erudite and sophisticated, about in a par with our "agricultural" performance of yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    Honestly if we dont go up I think we'd do much better next year anyway.

    I don't see anyone leaving (and if anyone did it would be Phillips who I think we could replace) and I think we'd add 2/3 more players in areas we've seen we are short i.e. a winger whether than be Dan James or someone else, another attacking mid as that was supposed to be Izzy Brown but well he has been absent entirely and then one more striker. I also think we'd add Harrison either permanently or on another year loan.

    Add to that the likes of Clarke, Shackleton, Edmondson, Bogusz, Davies, Odour, Hugo Diaz, Temenuzhkov etc all a year older and a year more experienced we'd have plenty of young energy in reserve.
    Better next year Deluded
    Next couple of weeks is make or break
    If we dont go up just think of warnock,hecky,and fk me the rest of the **** we have had
    If we go up
    Think of James think of Harry Wilson and think of Anfield and not Kenilworth Road
    So dont be so stupid and deluded

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    Quote Originally Posted by klix View Post
    Better next year Deluded
    Next couple of weeks is make or break
    If we dont go up just think of warnock,hecky,and fk me the rest of the **** we have had
    If we go up
    Think of James think of Harry Wilson and think of Anfield and not Kenilworth Road
    So dont be so stupid and deluded
    Careful Klix, you'll be ąccused of not being supportive.

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    Could we let the season end before summer talk?

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    We have to go up this season.History tells you that while we have been in this division the Premier clubs come sniffing and either a player says he want's to f*ck off (see Chris Wood) or we get an offer for a player that our owner simply can't refuse.(Sounds familiar yes?)

    Then Bielsa says he has taken us as far as he can (due to player's being sold ) and also f*cks off.

    Reality..it can be a right b@stard!

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    Whatever happens we are in a far better place than 12 months ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    Whatever happens we are in a far better place than 12 months ago
    Right now, I'd agree with you. Point being that we have much further to fall if we fail to get promoted this season. Our players (Academy product and others), will have been seen by others, our manager/coach ditto, and our owner has problems outside of his Leeds acquisition that will crowd in if promotion isn't gained this season.

    Lose tomorrow, and frankly I'd prefer to wind the clock back 12 months and start again from a position of just having missed out on the playoffs. Thing is, I don't have a Tardis.

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