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Tomorrow shapes as the most important day in the club's history since relegation from the Premier League.
It might sound strange too say that at the beginning of the off season, but Neil Warnock is taking the unusual steps of releasing his 'retention list', a list of who wants to keep, who is being released from their contract and who is available for transfer.
He has been pretty scathing and upfront about the quality (or lack thereof) in the squad, and tomorrow we see whether he was all talk or he is genuinely planning a mass exodus.
I am pretty fearful that Aidy White is already leaving; the lack of movement and coverage regarding the talks about him sends that message.
In all seriousness, the only players we should definitely keep are: Lees, Beecchio, Snodgrass, White (if he wants to), Clayton and McCormack.
Add Lonergan, Pugh, Thompson, Taylor to that list probably, and Bromby because nobody is going to buy a player who is injured.
If we see many more than this retained, then we know we are being strung along by Ken's puppet.
I say it is the most important date since we got relegated because, with no disrespect to the league and the standard, and at risk of sounding very arrogant, we were always going to get promoted out of L1 - it was just annoying how long it took for it to happen.
However, the Championship is a very even league, and even before we know which three teams are relegated, there are at least 10 clubs (including the play-off qualifiers) who believe that they should be chasing promotion next season. Most of these clubs have a stronger squad than us.
We have no god-given right to get out of the Championship and only the big calls will help us get there, along with significant financial investment.
I await the release of the retention list with a fair degree of trepidation yet excitement.
New lamps for old Peter. Lets hope Warnock can keep the the oil topped up and the wicks we...
New lamps for old Peter. Lets hope Warnock can keep the the oil topped up and the wicks well and truly trimmed or we are in for another dim season next year.
I really don't have a clue who should be brought in, but the one thing I agree with Co...
I really don't have a clue who should be brought in, but the one thing I agree with Colin is that they should be quality players.
The problem there is that KB won't spend the money on the 5 or 6 players needed as he will be saving his money for the new casino!
As you know I am a great believer in blooding the young players who have been brought up by the club and are proud to wear the shirt. The under 18's have had a great season and so there must be 3 or 4 who could play in this league without too many problems. It's all a matter of gelling, and as these same lads have been together for a couple of years now, they should be OK to be given their chance.
So, spend some decent money on bringing 3-4 real quality players in (aka Giles and Collins when they arrived) and utilise 3-4 of the youngsters (aka Lorimer, Gray, Reaney), and we might have a chance.
I am a little mystified by Colins selections. As you say Andy, Clayton is a mystery. He wa...
I am a little mystified by Colins selections.
As you say Andy, Clayton is a mystery. He was undoubtedly our best player at the beginning of the season, and although he had a poor run since Christmas I wouldn't have thought it warranted being sold. Gimpel hasn't been mentioned, nor have some of of the other under 18's who must surely come into consideration.
Jason Pearson looks a certainty tomorrow, but who else will dare to come?
Definitely Tom, we na the world are in the middle of a recession that looks like it's ...
Definitely Tom, we na the world are in the middle of a recession that looks like it's going to get worse before it gets better, not just Leeds but many clubs are now struggling, the players and agents need to GET IN THE REAL WORLD fans are struggling to pay bills let alone forking out to watch a pile of s***e! Even Norwich have a wage cap of £15k play for the shirt not the money lads then you can haggle over a good wage, JEVUS £15k a week wake up chaps!!!!!
Surprised Warnock has'nt gone for Greg Halford and Pearce together Bryan. They alread...
Surprised Warnock has'nt gone for Greg Halford and Pearce together Bryan. They already know each others game playing together at Pompey .Halford 6 feet 4inches and 27years of age can also play at right back !!!
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