Joe Gelhardt: Why are Leeds so keen on the Wigan forward?

Over the past week Leeds United have been heavily linked with the signing of Joe Gelhardt from Wigan with the club believed to have met with him and his agent yesterday for talks. The Liverpool born Striker who joined Wigan in 2013 made his Wigan debut in April 2019 against Birmingham City and has since … Continue reading Joe Gelhardt: Why are Leeds so keen on the Wigan forward?

Category One Academy Status: What does its mean and how will it benefit Leeds United?

Three clubs in the last year applied to go from a rank two academy to a rank one academy, Burnley and Crystal Palace have just announced that they have been granted academy one status, so this leaves just one club left waiting to hear if they was successful or not. That club is Leeds United … Continue reading Category One Academy Status: What does its mean and how will it benefit Leeds United?

Nohan Kenneh: Player analysis!

Nohan Kenneh turned 17 in January, signed his first professional contract with Leeds United the same day despite being linked to many big clubs including PSG and towards the end of the 2019/20 professional development league season, became a regular for the under 23’s. He was born in Liberia before moving to Leeds when he … Continue reading Nohan Kenneh: Player analysis!

Bielsa’s multi-functionality, how the current Leeds team adopt it and the importance of it for the academy

When Bielsa first arrived at the club fans didn’t quite know what to expect. Most certainly didn’t expect to see Phillips play at centre back and Dallas at centre midfield so successfully. In hindsight, we should have. We are talking about a coach that many top managers in the game regard as one of the … Continue reading Bielsa’s multi-functionality, how the current Leeds team adopt it and the importance of it for the academy

Darren Arnott: Coaching in Spain, under 23 football and working with Marcelo Bielsa!

Whilst football is on hold, the coaches and others members of staff are still hard at work. Bielsa has set his coaches a number of tasks to complete whilst they wait until football is back and despite not being out on the grass, their schedules are just as full. As everyone is aware, the first … Continue reading Darren Arnott: Coaching in Spain, under 23 football and working with Marcelo Bielsa!

FocusOnLeeds Under 23’s Player Of The Year: Pascal Struijk

The big debate over the last few weeks on twitter has been who should be Leeds United’s POTY, with 90% of the first team in the running for the award due to their on field success so far. Things are slightly different when it comes to deciding who should win that award for the under … Continue reading FocusOnLeeds Under 23’s Player Of The Year: Pascal Struijk

Scouting Report: Robin Koch to Leeds United?

With the current season still up in the air due to the current pandemic, looking at future signings seems strange. As the summer transfer window is likely to either change dates or to be shorter, planning is key. We know that Victor Orta and his scouting team spend years scouting players and  one player that … Continue reading Scouting Report: Robin Koch to Leeds United?

Niall Huggins: Highs and lows but not ready to throw the towel in!

Leeds United have had great success recently when scouting all over the world for youth players of different ages to join their academy. York seems to be the home of the local youth talent; with the likes of Charlie Taylor, Sam Byram, Jack Clarke and Ryan Edmondson all of whom were born and raised in … Continue reading Niall Huggins: Highs and lows but not ready to throw the towel in!

Tyler Roberts: Analysis of his games as a striker!

After coming off the bench and scoring twice against Hull City at the weekend, is Roberts a viable option leading the line? Roberts who has mainly featured for Leeds as a number 10  has always looked sharp when playing as a striker. Bamford is struggling to find the net but still doing brilliantly at the … Continue reading Tyler Roberts: Analysis of his games as a striker!