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Baker heading back

Just seen a report stating that Baker will depart Leeds tomorrow so that he may get loaned out elsewhere. This hasn't happened yet so I'm sure we'll get to talk about it soon, but my word, if he went, surely Bielsa has had his hand forced in regards to signing players. Bielsa has stated that he wants a keeper and a player to replace Saiz, but losing Baker would surely mean we'd need another, unless Brown is fit.

Thoughts on this?

It ain't happening here for him and given we have such a small squad, we need all the players to contribute. The likes of Clarke and Shackleton are having a far greater squad impact than Baker is and they're our own players.


SSN Peter O Rourke with the news
https://www.footballinsider247.com/exclusive-leeds-first-team-midfielders-deal-to-be-terminated-in-next-24-hours/


P. S - Shout out to Sheffield Utd who got beat by Barnet at the weekend. Afterall, we got plenty of stick losing to a team last season who were one tier above Barnet and away from home yet they've gotten away scott free 😉

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Lubo - Get Excited for Leeds United (U14008)
posted 7 hours, 27 minutes ago
comment by Promotion 2018 (U6611)
posted 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
Should be players signed soon.
No point in keeping players that aren’t good enough which clearly apples to Baker.
I find it unbelievable that we haven’t signed a goalkeeper.
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In what way does it clearly apply to Baker?

And how can you possibly guarantee that we will be adding a new CM soon. It's taken them a month and a half to replace Blackman after he went back!
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To be fair the window opened last week and prior to that it would have to be an emergency loan or a keeper out of contract. That limits the options somewhat.

Problem with January window is that nobody wants to lose their best players.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
comment by Lubo - Get Excited for Leeds United (U14008)
posted 7 hours, 27 minutes ago
comment by Promotion 2018 (U6611)
posted 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
Should be players signed soon.
No point in keeping players that aren’t good enough which clearly apples to Baker.
I find it unbelievable that we haven’t signed a goalkeeper.
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In what way does it clearly apply to Baker?

And how can you possibly guarantee that we will be adding a new CM soon. It's taken them a month and a half to replace Blackman after he went back!
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To be fair the window opened last week and prior to that it would have to be an emergency loan or a keeper out of contract. That limits the options somewhat.

Problem with January window is that nobody wants to lose their best players.


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That's not how it works. You can agree deals prior to the January window opening. Look at most of our promotion rivals for examples. Goalkeeper should have been sorted weeks ago. Poor from the club.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Lubo - Get Excited for Leeds United (U14008)
posted 52 minutes ago
comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
comment by Lubo - Get Excited for Leeds United (U14008)
posted 7 hours, 27 minutes ago
comment by Promotion 2018 (U6611)
posted 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
Should be players signed soon.
No point in keeping players that aren’t good enough which clearly apples to Baker.
I find it unbelievable that we haven’t signed a goalkeeper.
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In what way does it clearly apply to Baker?

And how can you possibly guarantee that we will be adding a new CM soon. It's taken them a month and a half to replace Blackman after he went back!
----------------------------------------------------------------------
To be fair the window opened last week and prior to that it would have to be an emergency loan or a keeper out of contract. That limits the options somewhat.

Problem with January window is that nobody wants to lose their best players.


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That's not how it works. You can agree deals prior to the January window opening. Look at most of our promotion rivals for examples. Goalkeeper should have been sorted weeks ago. Poor from the club.
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Still stands:

Problem with January window is that nobody wants to lose their best players.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

All very true but most championship clubs have signed someone already and some good players too

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Lubo, spot on about a goalkeeper should have been signed by now.
It’s beyond belief.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

11 championship clubs done incoming business now

Sheff Utd - Kieran Dowell / Gary Madine
West Brom - Mason Holgate
Aston Villa - Lovre Kalinic / Courtney Hause
Middlesboro - Rajiv van La Parra
Bristol C - Kasey Palmer
Blackburn - Ben Brereton
Ipswich - Colin Quaner / Will Keane/Janoi Donacien
Reading - Ovie Ejarie
Millwall - Ryan Leonard /Alex Pearce / Tom Bradshaw
Preston - Jayden Stockley / Josh Ginelly
Wigan - Lee Evans

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

He’s just gone to Reading...

Bellcheese

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Kebablegs (U17699)
posted 3 hours, 38 minutes ago
11 championship clubs done incoming business now

Sheff Utd - Kieran Dowell / Gary Madine
West Brom - Mason Holgate
Aston Villa - Lovre Kalinic / Courtney Hause
Middlesboro - Rajiv van La Parra
Bristol C - Kasey Palmer
Blackburn - Ben Brereton
Ipswich - Colin Quaner / Will Keane/Janoi Donacien
Reading - Ovie Ejarie
Millwall - Ryan Leonard /Alex Pearce / Tom Bradshaw
Preston - Jayden Stockley / Josh Ginelly
Wigan - Lee Evans


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How many of those would improve our squad? Serious question as I don’t know many of them.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Kebablegs (U17699)
posted 3 hours, 38 minutes ago
11 championship clubs done incoming business now

Sheff Utd - Kieran Dowell / Gary Madine
West Brom - Mason Holgate
Aston Villa - Lovre Kalinic / Courtney Hause
Middlesboro - Rajiv van La Parra
Bristol C - Kasey Palmer
Blackburn - Ben Brereton
Ipswich - Colin Quaner / Will Keane/Janoi Donacien
Reading - Ovie Ejarie
Millwall - Ryan Leonard /Alex Pearce / Tom Bradshaw
Preston - Jayden Stockley / Josh Ginelly
Wigan - Lee Evans


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How many of those would improve our squad? Serious question as I don’t know many of them.
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Stoopo, I anticipated someone raising this point.

The counter point is that other clubs have done business, we should have done too.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by JonnyLosAngeles (My Dad was made in Leeds) (U9756)
posted 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Kebablegs (U17699)
posted 3 hours, 38 minutes ago
11 championship clubs done incoming business now

Sheff Utd - Kieran Dowell / Gary Madine
West Brom - Mason Holgate
Aston Villa - Lovre Kalinic / Courtney Hause
Middlesboro - Rajiv van La Parra
Bristol C - Kasey Palmer
Blackburn - Ben Brereton
Ipswich - Colin Quaner / Will Keane/Janoi Donacien
Reading - Ovie Ejarie
Millwall - Ryan Leonard /Alex Pearce / Tom Bradshaw
Preston - Jayden Stockley / Josh Ginelly
Wigan - Lee Evans


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How many of those would improve our squad? Serious question as I don’t know many of them.
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Stoopo, I anticipated someone raising this point.

The counter point is that other clubs have done business, we should have done too.
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Yes but Bielsa’s criteria is that they are better than what we have. However I agree we need some extra bodies with a bit of experience.

If we lose any more we will be fielding the U23’s

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