The future of Liam Bridcutt, and the idea of an exhibition match by players released from Leeds United who are currently playing in the Premier League has been dominating debate.
Meryl Knapp, via email
It would be brilliant to see an exhibition match at the start of next season by players released from Leeds United who are currently playing in the Premiership or the top teams in the Championship (many products of Leeds Academy).
The line-up could include: Schmeichel, Milner, Delph, Rose, Lennon, Byram, Howson, Carson, Johnson, Douglas, Snodgrass, Gradel, Clayton, Vokes, McCormack, who has the misfortune of playing for a side with a defence like a sieve.
I suspect others could add a few more names.
What a team Leeds would have if just a third of these players were still at the club.
An exhibition match is perhaps an unrealistic idea – but the list does tell a story.I wonder what Mr Cellino’s thoughts would be on this list.
‘Big Dave’ could be a cult hero
YorkyPuds, via website
Liam Bridcutt has played more good games than bad this season, and has certainly not been afraid to get stuck in.
However, I’ve seen him look disinterested in more than a handful of games (admittedly two of those were after he had compassionate leave).
He would be a good permanent addition to the squad, but if we’re prepared to pay £25k a week for a player, we’d be better looking elsewhere and/or giving more money to Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor.
I think Steve Evans knew Bridcutt wouldn’t be staying, hence the purchase of ‘big Dave’ – Toumani Diagouraga – from Brentford, who seems to be growing into his role at Leeds, and who I think could be a cult hero.
Time to play ‘not good enoughs’
Cambs whites, via website
Why are we bothered about dropping down the table after the last game?
It does not matter. Play Sloth, Phillips, Erwin and a young striker from the under-21s. All I want to see is 100 per cent effort and the chance to see players who Steve Evans thinks are not good enough for Leeds.
Whites far from a success story
HG Leeds Fan, via website
Every season there is a new lesson, a new manager and a new club doing things right.
We all looked at Nigel Adkins when he was in charge of Southampton. We looked at Paul Lambert when he got Norwich promoted.
And we looked at Eddie Howe with Bournemouth last season.
There are plenty of success stories to look at over the years and to analyse why they were successful.
The problem is that when we look at LUFC we are still a long way off replicating any of those success stories.