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Give Bielsa a chance to finish what Wilko..

..started. Howard Wilkinson had a vision for Leeds to be the English version of Barcelona, to emulate the same structure as La Masia. He created a ten year plan which included radical improvements to Leeds facilities and stadium etc. All of this was thrown out of the window in the mid 90s with the disastrous take over by Caspian and the appointment of George Graham and the beginning of rushed, short termist thinking which was Leeds' downfall.

The expectation for next season will surely be survival however there already seems to be an expectation that beyond next season Leeds will be challenging for a European place or even a title, which is a dangerous fantasy.

the club should give Bielsa ten years to build a legacy, build a system which exists not only in every Leeds side, youth to senior, but is a culture in West Yorkshire itself. the priority should not be where Leeds are in the league or even if Leeds stay in the premier league. Bielsa should be allowed to develop this system and work on a plan for Leeds which will be a true legacy for generations to come. If that comes to fruition, trophies and european football will naturally follow

posted on 23/7/20

comment by All the Bielsa ringing (U19827)
posted 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
Leeds won't be aiming for mere survival next season, regardless of what the club say publicly. They will be aiming for Champions League. Watch out Liverpool, a white tsunami is headed your way.
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Errr, no. it will maybe not be just survival, but aiming for CL... first season back up?
Can't see it happen

posted on 23/7/20

comment by Loidis-Norvegicus (U9680)
posted 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
comment by All the Bielsa ringing (U19827)
posted 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
Leeds won't be aiming for mere survival next season, regardless of what the club say publicly. They will be aiming for Champions League. Watch out Liverpool, a white tsunami is headed your way.
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Errr, no. it will maybe not be just survival, but aiming for CL... first season back up?
Can't see it happen

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Sheffield United almost did it. I saw our two games against them last season and they were scheidt. We are much better than last season, and much sharper than the blades will ever be, so let's not d!ck around with the Premier League. It's the Champions League for us.

posted on 23/7/20

All of this was thrown out of the window in the mid 90s with the disastrous take over by Caspian and the appointment of George Graham and the beginning of rushed, short termist thinking which was Leeds' downfall.
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Wilkinson was given too much time

posted on 23/7/20

Sorry but Bielsa won't be here in 10 years from now, I honestly don't see beyond a single premier league season, but you never know & the club have to invest in very, very good players if they want to play the kind of football we've played for the last few years.

comment by RJC (U17308)

posted on 23/7/20

comment by All the Bielsa ringing (U19827)
posted 5 hours, 48 minutes ago
Leeds won't be aiming for mere survival next season, regardless of what the club say publicly. They will be aiming for Champions League. Watch out Liverpool, a white tsunami is headed your way.
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posted on 23/7/20

Agree, can't see Bielsa here for longer than next season, and depedning how we do, maybe the season after - he will, regarddless leave his legacy - its important we build on that

posted on 23/7/20

Let's just enjoy Bielsa while he's here. He'll be here for at most another season IMO.

As for talk of champions league and titles...sorry but you need to get a grip.

Let's just enjoy Premier League football again and stay up. Anything beyond that is amazing.

posted on 23/7/20



It's not delusion to say that a team that has a world class manager, great team spirit can make waves in that division. However, you need that spine of class.

We need 3 classy signings PLUS Ben White. Speed hurts us, so we need legs and power. Prem defenders, are nippy and smart, midfielders are clinical and savvy and the Strikers take chances. We cover these bases, then we are ready to go

posted on 23/7/20

Agree we held on to Wilko too long, 93-96 we were pretty poor

posted on 23/7/20

Wouldnt be surprised if Bielsa went home tomorrow. Id be utterly gobsmacked if he was here in 2 year!

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