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Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:58 am
by dirty leeds
From Waccoe, but don't know where it came from originally:
"Leeds United’s owner, Andrea Radrizzani, travelled to Paris last night for further talks on a takeover byQatar.
Radrizzani attended Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League match against Bruges as the guest of Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the PSG president who also runs the state-owned Qatar Sports Investment (QSI)"

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:13 am
by Eddies Boots
Looks like the Times article

Leeds United’s owner, Andrea Radrizzani, travelled to Paris last night for further talks on a takeover by Qatar.

Radrizzani attended Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League match against Bruges as the guest of Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the PSG president who also runs the state-owned Qatar Sports Investment (QSI).

Sources in France said that the pair planned to have more discussions on QSI investing in Leeds.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:20 am
by eric olthwaite
Been pointed out that, for the sums of money thrown at them, PSG are a bit shit - first in a nothing league.

This ain’t Christmas.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:27 am
by Professor Weeto
eric olthwaite wrote:Been pointed out that, for the sums of money thrown at them, PSG are a bit shit - first in a nothing league.

This ain’t Christmas.


Aye. QSI seem to be pretty fucking shit at running football clubs, on the available evidence.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:53 am
by welshwhite
We need a Takeover thread :shock:

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:57 am
by dirty leeds
Nah, we don't.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:41 am
by kennyb41
There's a fcking huge difference in us and PSG Prof that hopefully QSI have already spotted, if not i will gladly inform them.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:51 am
by the flying pig
eric olthwaite wrote:Been pointed out that, for the sums of money thrown at them, PSG are a bit shit - first in a nothing league...


well, i dunno, they can hardly do better than first.

i suppose that a lack of BAROMETER success might be a fair criticism - but that's a knockout competition & hard to, y'know, guarantee success in.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:10 am
by eric olthwaite
the flying pig wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:Been pointed out that, for the sums of money thrown at them, PSG are a bit shit - first in a nothing league...


well, i dunno, they can hardly do better than first.

i suppose that a lack of BAROMETER success might be a fair criticism - but that's a knockout competition & hard to, y'know, guarantee success in.


Point is that Ligue 1 is a minimally funded nothingness so it’s not exactly hard to buy success. It can’t be taken as any kind of evidence that QSI could float boats in the Prem.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:13 am
by Professor Weeto
They've also handled the Neymar situation appallingly and made all the classic mistakes rich clubs make in the transfer market (too many attackers, not enough defensive players). Definitely more Mark Hughes' Man City than the slick operation Guardiola now works for.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:39 am
by Bobbycollins
eric olthwaite wrote:
the flying pig wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:Been pointed out that, for the sums of money thrown at them, PSG are a bit shit - first in a nothing league...


well, i dunno, they can hardly do better than first.

i suppose that a lack of BAROMETER success might be a fair criticism - but that's a knockout competition & hard to, y'know, guarantee success in.


Point is that Ligue 1 is a minimally funded nothingness so it’s not exactly hard to buy success. It can’t be taken as any kind of evidence that QSI could float boats in the Prem.


Didn't Monaco implode despite their wealth? (any club that uses piped crowd noise deserves no better).

Aren't PSG a very rich man's Celtic, with insufficient domestic competition to give them a real chance in eurpean competitions?

I believe one downside of QSI ownership of Leeds is that we wouldn't be able to compete in the Champions League whilst PSG are involved. But I think I can wait for that event to arise before complaining.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:55 am
by Yeboah
Hopefully it means Bielsa will fuck off to PSG

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:18 pm
by Phil LUFC
Yeboah wrote:Hopefully it means Bielsa will fuck off to PSG

Sigh.

I'm going to assume you're :fish: as I can't get my head around this stance from any fan of LUFC, even a blind one can see the difference the guy has made to us.

I'm hoping we can convince him to stay for a 3rd season.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:21 pm
by FER
DON'T FEED THE TROLLS!

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:57 pm
by Blackwhite
FER wrote:DON'T FEED THE TROLLS!

Aye - if the shitty little cunt is annoying you please put him on ignore - if we can isolate him in his own little world with no bites the horrible cunt will hopefully fuck off.

Needs a kick in the cunt this wanker.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:13 pm
by Matt White
The thing is you end up with an echo chamber if you ignore-list every one who has a different opinion. That said Yeboah seems to make a point of naysaying on every conversation I have seen on the board.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:33 pm
by eric olthwaite
Matt White wrote:The thing is you end up with an echo chamber if you ignore-list every one who has a different opinion. That said Yeboah seems to make a point of naysaying on every conversation I have seen on the board.


You've got a different opinion to me here, so fuck off, cunt. You don't seem to be a complete cunt though, so I'm not blocking you.

See? It's easy.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:38 pm
by dirty leeds
Matt White wrote:The thing is you end up with an echo chamber if you ignore-list every one who has a different opinion. That said Yeboah seems to make a point of naysaying on every conversation I have seen on the board.


No, mate, it isn't about having different opinions. That's always fine.
It's about calling everyone else a thick fucker over and over if you disagree with him - and you can't disagree with him because he's a former professional, don'tcha know, who's right about everything. Apparently.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:52 pm
by Blackwhite
It's the difference between disagreement and trolling innit. Huge difference.

Re: Trialists, Transfers & Speculation

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:15 pm
by welshwhite
Yeboah wrote:Hopefully it means Bielsa will fuck off to PSG


It's a fact that most managers lose a huge chunk of their early influence after the second season so you could be onto something.
Many on here rave about his coaching skills and yet he can't get a £7m striker to find the net in the last 10 games.

I enjoy our playing style under him but it's a results business after all.
I think it's only fair to give him until Xmas and take a look at things then before we give him the boot.