2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby rigger » 22 Apr 2018, 17:19

Note I said "give him a full pre-season" and then assess him after the friendlies.

I think he's worth persevering with.
He's only just turned 20 (in March) while Ekuban is 24 and Lasogga 26.
They're not gonna improve much this far into their careers but he's got a chance.
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby ilkley62 » 22 Apr 2018, 19:04

Jacko wrote:My views on current squad having been to around 30 games this season...
Wiedwald - a liability and has to go
Lonergan - slightly less of a liability and should have gone to Sunderland as that would have taken him into league 1 which is about the right level
BPF - a find and must be kept
De bock - still finding his feet in the championship but hasn’t yet had a chance to fully prove himself. If he doesn’t improve he should go in January 2019
Pearce - very promising, but looks lightweight and uncertain when put under pressure. Might be better at wing back. But loads of promise
Anita - squad player
Ayling - we have missed him and I hope he comes back to the form he showed in his first season
Jansson - I have never been completely convinced. I think Bartley made him look better last season and he hasn’t risen to the challenge this season. Too many histrionics and well. We should cash in on him.
O’Connor - looks relatively assured in defence for a young player and has real promise
Cooper - too much flying in and injuries for me. Time to move on
Berardi - ditto on the flying in and moving on
Pennington - I wouldn’t sign him permanently
Shaugnessy - I can see why reading let him go. Squad player
Dallas - a good (and versatile) championship player and a definite keep.
O Kane - started fairly well but has been a shadow of that early season player. Let him go.
Forshaw - looks quality and we should definitely keep him
Phillips - average season but capable of more in my view. Another who’s more recent form is well below early season
Viera - we forget he’s one of the youngest players and has done really well trying to hold us together at times. He and forshaw should be first choice CM next season
Alioski - I like his work rate and he keeps chipping in with goals. With a bit more coolness on the ball he’d have had 5/6 more goals this season. A definite keep
Hernandez - well worth another two seasons IMO
Saiz - poor disciplinary record and lack of recent goals for a number 10, plus he doesn’t look up for the fight anymore. I think the English championship has defeated him. Cash in in the summer if we can
Sacko - doesn’t deserve a place in the squad
Grot - ditto and I can’t understand why managers keep throwing him on. The miss against (was it the Preston game?) Was unbelievable and sums him up.
Roofe - slowly improving in my view and is our top scorer. A definite keep.
Lasogga - words fail me really. A general lack of effort unless you give him the ball in space in the last 20 yards. Won’t be returning next season.
Cibicki - haven’t seen enough but I have seen little to impress me
Ekuban - I like his work rate, but he is about league 2 level in his ability as a striker. But I think he will improve. Wouldn’t worry me if he went.


Thanks Jacko
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Karolkarol » 23 Apr 2018, 07:46

Get Rid:
Wiedwald Lonergan Cooper Pennington O'Kane Sacko Lasogga

Get In:
Experienced goalkeeper with a good pedigree as challenge/mentor to BPF - Westwood would be ideal.
Experienced centre back and leader - Bartley, Flint or someone of that ilk.
Experienced battling centre midfielder - A trickier one, Forshaw is great at keeping the ball moving but I think we need someone who knows where to be and when to be there, we've been a little bit headless in CM this season. A role model for Vieira would be ideal. That boy has it all but he needs an older head to learn from IMHO.
A quality intelligent striker - Intelligent is not a word I'd associate with Lasogga certainly. We need somebody who can link up with Saiz and Pablo, someone who understands what they do and can dovetail into that. I doubt this would come on our current Lidl budget.

Basically we need experience and intelligence, we've got some great young players, some good flair players, some players with a point to prove and some pretty decent Championship level squad players but we just lack a bit of bite and a bit of know how.

Be sensible, add that and we're in good shape IMHO.
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Barlow Boy » 24 Apr 2018, 16:57

Small piece from the club regarding those players out on loan.....

https://www.leedsunited.com/news/team-n ... t-24-04-18
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby SCOTTISH LEEDS » 25 Apr 2018, 07:38

Hernandez to sign a two year deal according to the YEP:-

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-9133449
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby SG90 » 25 Apr 2018, 08:11

SCOTTISH LEEDS wrote:Hernandez to sign a two year deal according to the YEP:-

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-9133449

Good news :thumbup:
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby kk_white » 25 Apr 2018, 10:12

SCOTTISH LEEDS wrote:Hernandez to sign a two year deal according to the YEP:-

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-9133449

Bloody 'ell, didn't expect that. Brilliant news.
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Sniffer » 25 Apr 2018, 12:42

kk_white wrote:
SCOTTISH LEEDS wrote:Hernandez to sign a two year deal according to the YEP:-

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-9133449

Bloody 'ell, didn't expect that. Brilliant news.


He said he'd sign if the club could organise a holiday in Burma for him.
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby TezzaWazzaBazza » 25 Apr 2018, 16:34

Sniffer wrote:
kk_white wrote:
SCOTTISH LEEDS wrote:Hernandez to sign a two year deal according to the YEP:-

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-9133449

Bloody 'ell, didn't expect that. Brilliant news.


He said he'd sign if the club could organise a holiday in Burma for him.

He said Birmingham.
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Re: 2018/19 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Barlow Boy » 26 Apr 2018, 09:36

When you retire, you switch bosses - from the one that hired you, to the one that married you.
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