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Leeds signed a 17 yo Northern Ireland Striker (after trial) Robbie McDaid.

Leeds also announced it will fine Ross McCormack for not making the trip to Italy for preseason... guess that 5 million from Fulham is looking better and better... ugh.







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Id take 7mil plus larnell cole





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so we cant afford a proper ice bath or some shite and the players have to get their soak in some local creek



poleon is cold



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eta- a leeds XI drew 0-0 with grimsby borough today



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Well we signed Marco Silvestri (4 Years) and Tommaso Bianchi (3 years / option)

Are being heavily linked with Souleymane Doukara... watch the video below for some highlights... he looks like a beast

Ignore the italiano

Also linked to Guiseppe Bellusci (this guys looks like the real deal) and Jonathan Rossini both CBs (Bellusci is a starter with Catania and Rossini played with Bianchi at Sassoulo)

And apparently Daniele Cacia is on our radar as well (30 year old striker from Verona)




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Im eager to see if lewis walters can be this years byram/mowatt.

Also want to see chris dawson get back in the frame.


Would like to see a british signing or two... wish we could snap up chris burke






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I edited, saw a few more rumors from YEP.

I think Cellino is going to put his Italian stamp on this club. I think he will bring some brits... eventually.

Is there any way to watch the Preseason friendly tomorrow? Would like to see who gets the start.






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LINK

Next crop of youngsters. Keep an eye on skelton


doubt it but adam pope is there...been posting updates this am...silvestri looks like he has a nice presence about him..










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We should look at stevie may and harry mcguire.

Saw a link to sam hutchinson from chelsea but he rejoined wednesday on loan






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Part 2 Wednesday at Santa Cristina

The training I saw was intense. With all players involved and no injuries it seems. I have to say the staff are happy with the response from the players and I feel there is a positivity about them when with all that has happened at the club could send it the other way.
There was a lot of pass and move (simplifying somewhat I know) drills and some full on 11 v 11 spells.

The teams lined up mainly 4-3-3 to my eye but also some 4-4-2 but don't read to much into that as there was a bit of diamond going on too.
Stephen Warnock scored an utter worldy too!

First game saw

S. Taylor ; Thompson , Killock, Skelton, C Taylor; Norris, Cook, White; Walters, Morison, Poleon

V

Cairns; Byram, Lees, Pearce, Warnock; Tonge, Austin, Murphy, Bianchi; Hunt, Smith

Dawson and Blackman sat out whilst Silvestri trained with Neil Sullivan.

Second set up

S.Taylor; Byram, Lees, Pearce, Warnock; Tonge (holding), Austin, Blackman; Murphy (behind) Smith, Poleon.

Versus

Silvestri ; Thompson, Killock, Skelton, C. Taylor; Norris, Cook, White; Dawson (behind) Walters, Morison.

Cairns trained with Neil Sullivan whilst Bianchi and Hunt sat out.

Overall it was pretty technical stuff which was rounded off by a compulsory ice bath in the rapid flowing river which saw the players haul themselves up a rope to dry land .... the kids watching loved that!

It may be a minor thing but the walk to training downhill for about 10 mins is countered by a massively steep climb on the way back 2 or 3 times a day. This is a tough schedule and nobody is breezing it.

Part 3/3 from Santa Cristina on Wed July 9.

Some other things of note include the presence of Doctor Sergio Olla from Cagliari. He is working with the medical/ Physio teams for the fortnight here. He says he is impressed by the professionalism of the staff .
He also extolled the virtues of high altitude training, tranquility , fresh air, recovery times from training sessions . He obviously had worked with Cellino before like Salerno but it's not certain if he will come to Leeds as he has other commitments in Sardinia at present.

It was great to see Neil Sullivan still involved and I was really impressed with how he worked the keepers . Good rapport he is building with Silvestri . Taylor is an utter collossus by the way and with Cairns out here surely there will be something sorted re Paddy Kenny but no word yet.

Any senior players out here who might be expected to leave before August are putting a shift in it seems.

Byram seems to be coping with a full pre season so far which will be great if it continues after playing catch up last year.

Dave Hockaday seems in his element on the training pitch. He puts his point across forcefully and is pretty vocal .

Salerno is meant to be returning here tonight and Cellino is expected too . The feeling is that nobody really likes to say or do too much without Massimo knowing first !

The other names being mentioned as possible signings are 24 yr old centre back Giuseppe " The Warrior" Bellusci from Catania who is ex Italy U21 and 30 yr old Verona striker Daniele Cacia who where he has had a decent scoring
record of almost 1 in 2 games.

In the post McCormack era players seem to have knuckled down and carried on tbh. @leedsuniteditalia fan Fabrizio told me that Cellino had a stand off with Cagliari keeper Marchetti once. The Italy number 2 stopper was a strong character like McCormack. Cellino didn't play him for a season and then sold him . At least this deal works for United and Ross.

Also it was good to meet up with Rina and Paul who are well traveled Leeds fans from Shropshire who will be at the match tomorrow .






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so we are beating this semi-pro italian team 7-0 right now

noel hunt had a first half hat trick

ETA 10-0...Smith hat trick

16-0 final

smith with 6 goals



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Noel Hunt scored

Apparently Silvestri played the last few minutes in goal for the other team






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yeah...wow

anyway, sunday should be a stiffer test. i looked at their squad and they have a few internationals and a guy on loan from ac milan







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Jonathan Rossini training with the team today






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Adam Pope spoke with Cellino this morning...

Cellino mentioned that GFHC have freed up some capital to repurchase Elland Road (and it won't be renamed)

Cellino said that the club is finally debt free and has 20 million in working capital (not counting the Ross McCormack transfer cash)

Cellino plans to sign Jonathan Rossini, Souleymane Doukara soon... and also mentioned a possible move for Sampdoria Rightback Gaetano Berardi.

Also Cellino will not sell Matt Smith to Millwall






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Rossini

Really dont want to sell smith.

I hope we can sign the defender bellusci.

Doukara will be a good move, plus if we can bring in agard and a right sided player i think we may be set.

I dont know how to handle this good news






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I know... all good news... I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop






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doukara and rossini are loan deals with view to permanent moves (hope they work out better than habib habibou)

i wonder if the deal for berardi goes thru, if that means we push byram up to RM. i really think he can thrive in a more attacking role.

of the old guard, kenny is basically gone, i would imagine they will look to move on guys like norris and/or hunt, morison. warnock is rumored to be another high earner who could go.

eta-
quote:

Graeme Bailey @GraemeBailey · 14m

Hearing Rochdale have turned down bid from Leeds for Scott Hogan.



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Massimo Cellino quotes of the day

quote:

"I found out that most of the games that are close to Leeds we go to by bus, but we don't have our own. Why not? I would love to have a Leeds bus and I am going to buy one."


quote:

"The decision to buy back the stadium had been made before Ross was sold but now we can use that money for the deal. We want to take back our house."



venire verso di mi, bro!






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