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No Excuses

Don’t want to hear all the usual sh*t excuses if we don’t get promoted next season.

Radz last throw of the dice. If we don’t go up, he needs to sell.

comment by Jonty (U4614)

posted on 6/6/19

I could say I have a plan to win the lottery in 5 years....

It’s not a plan at all.

All AR has done is bought himself breathing space, it’s ridiculous to think fans won’t hold him accountable for 5 years because he said 5 years

He’s on his 4th head coach, has no money, what is this plan exactly?

posted on 6/6/19

My frustration is that Radz promised promotion in 2 seasons, it hasn’t happened.

We have to sell in order to bring in new players.

We loaned out one of our star players mid season, and signed NOBODY.

Scrimped out of the Daniel James deal, because he didn’t want to pay upfront. He’s now on the verge of signing for Manchester United.

Could’ve sold 30,000 season tickets, ensuring Elland Road is full every week next season. Got greedy, thought he could charge higher match day prices if we got promoted, and it backfired. Imagine how those who bought the untransferable Upper East season tickets feel.

He’s got a lot more wrong, than he has right. We are still in the second division.

Needs to make a big statement this season that he’s serious about Leeds, and not another chancer.
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I see nobody has countered any of the above.

The comment about Bielsa being to blame for Leeds falling away at the end of the season is laughable.

posted on 6/6/19

" LufcGermany (U6066)
posted 9 hours, 24 minute ago

This was his first full season, so, unless we can get promoted in half a season he's still got a bit off time!..

Sorry, above corrected by Jonty!..

And he also said he had a 5 year plan, so, odd 2 years if true!..

"Scrimped out of the Daniel James deal"

Been done to death with the same acquisitions thrown in every corner, but hey, anyone can push the blame game in any direction they choose, but when they do, they're not always right!..

"Good players win games. There were weeks in last season where we barely had a back line to field."

We were third, crap play stupid defense, and a red card in our last, "maybe" most important game of our season!..

Players had it in their grasp and let it slip, was that the team or the Management at fault?..

"How can you not see the squad needs an injection of quality?"

Even the best teams in the world want better, I know we need better, but if we were the best I'd want more!.."
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"I see nobody has countered any of the above."

Sorry, thought I was one off those against, seems I got it wrong!..

I also asked a question to you!..

Bates or Cellino?..

posted on 6/6/19

comment by LufcGermany (U6066)
posted 11 minutes ago
" LufcGermany (U6066)
posted 9 hours, 24 minute ago

This was his first full season, so, unless we can get promoted in half a season he's still got a bit off time!..

Sorry, above corrected by Jonty!..

And he also said he had a 5 year plan, so, odd 2 years if true!..

"Scrimped out of the Daniel James deal"

Been done to death with the same acquisitions thrown in every corner, but hey, anyone can push the blame game in any direction they choose, but when they do, they're not always right!..

"Good players win games. There were weeks in last season where we barely had a back line to field."

We were third, crap play stupid defense, and a red card in our last, "maybe" most important game of our season!..

Players had it in their grasp and let it slip, was that the team or the Management at fault?..

"How can you not see the squad needs an injection of quality?"

Even the best teams in the world want better, I know we need better, but if we were the best I'd want more!.."
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"I see nobody has countered any of the above."

Sorry, thought I was one off those against, seems I got it wrong!..

I also asked a question to you!..

Bates or Cellino?..
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Your replies don’t make any sense mate.

No valid response to any of those facts.

Bates and Cellino were both terrible, so that’s a pointless question as well.

posted on 6/6/19

My replies make as much sense as your tripe against the club!..

So, I've asked you, and any other that are like you if they want to answer one "very" simple question!..

I know, sometimes simple can be difficult!..

Bates or Cellino, which would you prefer?..

Seems very obvious you don't think as much as you think when the club is a hell of a sight better now than when they were here!..

And I'll argue a simple fact that this club the way things are being done will make it a lot better/fitter "when" its ready to go up!..

The players let it slip this time, that has feck all to do with AR or his puppets in the background, but hey, the blame game is one off the easiest on the planet!..

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 6/6/19

Five year plan or not we are in a far better place than we have been for years!

Give the guy some credit for God’s sake!

comment by Batty (U4664)

posted on 6/6/19

Have to agree Stoopo. The thought of QSI being interested in investing in us plays into all of our belief that we’re a sleeping giant. For that to happen surely Radz has done a ton of clean up and deserves credit.

posted on 7/6/19

comment by Jonty (U4614)
posted 3 hours, 36 minutes ago
I could say I have a plan to win the lottery in 5 years....

It’s not a plan at all.
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Say no more.
You’ve hit the nail on the head there.

You can plan to get promotion or the lottery, but you need that element of luck and for nobody else to beat you to the prize.

Just because a plan doesn’t reap the rewards doesn’t mean that there wasn’t one.

comment by Jonty (U4614)

posted on 7/6/19

That’s not quite my point 45.

Saying I’m going to win the lottery is not a plan.

Saying I’ve hired a mathematician to work out best pattern of buying tickets and I’ve got 500k to spend on ticket purchases in that pattern over 3 years....is a plan, whether it succeeds or not is something else.

What is ARs 5 year plan exactly?

He let a decently successful coach go, appointed unknown foreign coach flooded us with unknown foreign players. Sacks unknown foreign coach brings in unremarkable English coach signs a couple of english players. Sacks English coach brings on top foreign coach, swaps players as hasn’t got any money left.

There is no plan, just hit and hope tactics, the only semblance of a plan is to bring in Orta and let him spend all of AR’s money.

All AR has done by saying 5 year plan is to get fans to effectively give him a free pass by saying he saud 5 years can’t judge him until 5 years.

The big concern for me is that we are sliding deeper and deeper into debt (and that has been without having to pay ER) rent, and you cannot hide from that.

If that continues, at some point the club either has to sell all it’s players, goes into admin or vultures know they can pick off the owner as he’s in very vulnerable position.

Is this really the best position we’ve been in for years then?

We really are kept completely in the dark and one suspects this re designation of shares is another part of that. One wonders if it’s 49ers starting to exert some pressure? It’s really not clear exactly what they’re here for, I’m struggling to see the impact of their stadium experience expertise manifesting itself st leeds unless that expertise was to advise AR to stitch up fans by selling them east stand upper season tickets that they now can’t change.

Listen, AR has of course done some good things, but look at the facts, which are, we’re losing more and more money each year, we don’t have money to improve squad which everyone seems to feel needs improving and our costs are going to increase even further soon as ER rent kicks in.

This season really is make or break.

We need one or more of the following to happen:
Secure promotion
Securing a stupidly high amount for sale of a player
External investment of funds
AR to sell to owner with funds

posted on 16/6/19

Not sure blame is the right word.

I didn't think we had a large enough squad, the ramifications of this were an over-reliance on youth and a worn out group of players.

Not much of a plan B or C meant we were found out more times than not towards the end of the season. We've been there before, one trick pony.....

Bielsa has reignited the passion in and around the club. Best performance in a season since we were relegated from the Premier League.

Best brand of football since O'Leary's days.

Most stable position that the club has been in since before Ridsdale.

Lots to be positive about and lots of optimism about our future.

We don't have unlimited finances and FFP means that any impact of a Fairy Godfather would have its limitations.

I was devastated last season when we fell away. Doubly difficult this season. If we reach play offs it will be one hell of an achievement.

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