Fresh take on Leeds United's ownership picture, transfer exits and finances in worst-case scenario

Leeds United’s season and the one that follows come down to just two games, starting on Sunday at West Ham United, before a summer of change.
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Elland Road will play host to a brand new project, no matter what happens in the Whites’ clashes with the Hammers and Spurs on the final day. The Leeds squad is in need of a rebuild, an era feels like it’s coming to an end and with Victor Orta gone there is a vacancy for someone to sculpt the way forward at LS11. There will likely be a new manager, there will be new players and new opportunities for the Under 21 talent coming through the ranks at Thorp Arch.

Naturally, with tension rife and nerves jangling, fans want to know what’s going to happen, who will remain when the dust settles and what we’ve had for lunch.

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Here are your questions on the ownership situation involving Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers, the recruitment picture this summer, Sam Allardyce’s future, the consequences of possible relegation and our gut, head and heart feelings about the last two games, answered as best we can.

Leeds United Q and A

Key Events

  • Staying up or going down?
  • What happens next?
  • End of the road for some players regardless?

@JamCam44: If we get a penalty on the final day against Spurs to keep us up, who’s taking it?

Rodrigo, every day of the week and twice on a Sunday. I stood and watched him out in Spain at the training camp, rattling in penalty after penalty. He took all kinds, hitting them all perfectly, until of course I happened to mention it to those around me, who watched as he duly saw the next one saved. He’s the confidence man in front of goal, in this side. If he’s not on the pitch then Jack Harrison or Max Wober. Lefties, can hit the ball reyt hard.

@adam_elliott118: How likely is Cody Drameh to ever play for Leeds again? Irrespective of what happens with Luton at Wembley?

Not very, I would say. His camp have already suggested he will be off in the summer. There was talk of a permanent exit previously, then slight glimmers of hope for a chance in the first team, but when it became clear that he was still behind Ayling and Kristensen then that all-but sealed the deal in my opinion.

@PhilThompson_OT: If you could send just one leg back in time and were able to kick or trip up one person, which leg would it be and with who and in what situation would you interfere?

Phil are you okay?

Some might suggest I send Gaetano Berardi’s right leg back in time to kick me, when the debate over how many children to have was held in my house, but I couldn’t possibly comment on that. I’ll still send Berardi’s right leg, because I want the job done properly, but it’ll go to back to 2016 when Northern Ireland played Wales in the Euro last 16s. Just do enough to stop Gareth Bale in that run that leads to the own-goal with which Wales won, please Berra.

@Garllwyd: Who is scouting for new players without Victor there and are there new signings in the pipeline

I’m told the scouting department is still there, running in the background. You can read a piece on that, by clicking HERE.

Obviously decisions have to be reached on the best way forward in terms of Orta’s replacement and the division Leeds end up in feels key but they can’t let the grass grow, here, can they?

@RuaridhBrannan: If we do go down, which opposition club will you remember for offering the best matchday experience / food for media in the Premier League? And which club(s) would you look forward to returning to in the Championship for similar reasons?

Number one for overall dining experience is Tottenham Hotspur. The media room is essentially a fancy restaurant and it’s a three-course job. Second would be Chelsea, although they push Spurs hard because they have a QR code that shows allergens in each food item and as a milk-avoider that’s a Godsend for me. The fare on offer was superb too. Popey had to be dragged away from the buffet, throwing punches in bunches. Third would probably be Manchester City. Sweets galore. Roast pork. Excellent scratching.

Believe it or not, one of the best meals I had in the Championship was at Millwall. A roast it was. Sensational effort.

@Ellam9: What’s for dinner today?


And on that note, we’ll end the Q and A.