Posts Tagged ‘Fabian Delph’

Sorry for the lack of updates of late. Been extremely busy, and had little time spare to spend on line. It seems the only thing noteworthy, except the hotel and leisure complex Bates is building on our East Stand, is probably Fabian Delph.

Yet again it seems we’ve produced a brilliant youngster who oozes flair and ability, and yet again he’s being hounded by Premiership clubs who will stick him in the reserves for the next few years, perhaps loaning him to a lesser club in the meantime.

Leeds will definitely sell. In our current position, I fear it’ll be impossible for them to turn down the suggested £6,000,000 that the papers are touting. I would however hope they spark a bidding war and get a few extra million from the sale. The loan back agreement Arsenal are reported to have offered seems sensible too.


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Fabian Delph - Star of the future. Gary McAllister is determined to strip down the size of Leeds United’s squad to make room for the youngsters coming through the ranks.

 On joining Leeds a couple of months back, McAllister inherited a squad that by size would probably not be far off that of Barcelona or Chelsea (slight exaggeration, perhaps?), but the new gaffer has worked quickly to trim down the numbers, using the recent loan window to offload some of the players that I assume he didn’t need, or who thought required first team experience.

McAllister has already welcomed England Under-19 international, Fabian Delph and Tom Elliot into the first team training sessions since his arrival and is keen to bring more youngsters through as time goes on.

Gary insists that having so many players available for first team selection, hinders the chances of youngsters making it through and wants to move some players out so he can start to blood some of the next generation.

McAllister is a firm believer in grass roots football, and believes this will be Leeds United’s way back to the starry heights of the Premier League.

Leeds United are a club that have always prided themselves on the young players they bring through. The last generation saw stars such as Harry Kewell, Alan Smith and more recently Aaron Lennon coming through the Elland Road ranks, amongst many others and it is this legacy that Leeds will be looking to uphold as they try and build a team capable of restoring Leeds’ top flight status.

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