Skrevet av Emne: EX-Akademisjef: Neil Redfearn  (Lest 281822 ganger)

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Jon R

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #600 på: Mars 19, 2015, 16:03:35 »
LUFC Tommy D ‏@tdski_LUFC  Â· 3m3 minutes ago  
Berardi the latest example of a player reborn. Whatever Redfearn & Thompson are doing behind the scenes, it's working improbably well. #lufc


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The Naked Leeds Fan ‏@nakedleedsfan  · 4m4 minutes ago   Yorkshire and The Humber, England   
Love Murphy, Berardi, Wooton, Silvestri, Bellusci & Co proving haters wrong. Stop abusing & writing players off and start supporting! #lufc



Dette er noe av det viktigste som har skjedd denne sesongen. Vi har fått et trenerteam som får spillere til å blomstre, alt fra akademispillere til gammelt "rask". En kraftig påminner om at det kan være lurt å bruke stallen i hele sin bredde før man henter inn nytt.  :)
Jon R.

Kato

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #601 på: Mars 19, 2015, 16:06:18 »
LUFC Tommy D ‏@tdski_LUFC  Â· 3m3 minutes ago  
Berardi the latest example of a player reborn. Whatever Redfearn & Thompson are doing behind the scenes, it's working improbably well. #lufc


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The Naked Leeds Fan ‏@nakedleedsfan  Â· 4m4 minutes ago  ï€± Yorkshire and The Humber, England  
Love Murphy, Berardi, Wooton, Silvestri, Bellusci & Co proving haters wrong. Stop abusing & writing players off and start supporting! #lufc



Dette er noe av det viktigste som har skjedd denne sesongen. Vi har fått et trenerteam som får spillere til å blomstre, alt fra akademispillere til gammelt "rask". En kraftig påminner om at det kan være lurt å bruke stallen i hele sin bredde før man henter inn nytt.  :)

.... Noe Redfearn tilsynelatende har glemt like raskt som det har gitt resultater. @lånespillere
 

Jon R

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #602 på: Mars 19, 2015, 16:12:04 »
LUFC Tommy D ‏@tdski_LUFC  Â· 3m3 minutes ago  
Berardi the latest example of a player reborn. Whatever Redfearn & Thompson are doing behind the scenes, it's working improbably well. #lufc


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The Naked Leeds Fan ‏@nakedleedsfan  Â· 4m4 minutes ago  ï€± Yorkshire and The Humber, England  
Love Murphy, Berardi, Wooton, Silvestri, Bellusci & Co proving haters wrong. Stop abusing & writing players off and start supporting! #lufc



Dette er noe av det viktigste som har skjedd denne sesongen. Vi har fått et trenerteam som får spillere til å blomstre, alt fra akademispillere til gammelt "rask". En kraftig påminner om at det kan være lurt å bruke stallen i hele sin bredde før man henter inn nytt.  :)

.... Noe Redfearn tilsynelatende har glemt like raskt som det har gitt resultater. @lånespillere
Ideene om å hente inn lånespillere håper jeg han kasserer umiddelbart, med mindre vi snakker om kvalitetsprospekter i nøkkelposisjoner som kan signes permanent til sommeren hvis de leverer. Tenker da på spillere som marokkanske Fata Morgana og svensken Ønske Tenkning.
Jon R.

Kato

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #603 på: Mars 19, 2015, 17:31:36 »
Mener Umbers og co der viste bedre gangsyn enn Redfearn.

Nå er det på tide å lufte Montenegro, Del Fabro, og flere av de unge.

Kan godt hende en Adryan også lykkes bedre når skuldrene er senket, og han har sett litt mer hva divisjonen dreier seg om.
 

Runar

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #604 på: Mars 19, 2015, 17:46:26 »
Fantastisk oppsving på resultatene, men føler dette er likt mye av det vi har sett tidligere år under Warnock og McDermott, vi er jo nest best i alt, men nå tar vi poeng...

Under Warnock og McDermott var det likt, da tok vi poeng før jul og ingen etter jul, nå er det motsatt...

Prestasjonen står ikke i stil med poengfangsten vår for øyeblikket...
 

Kato

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #605 på: Mars 19, 2015, 18:02:59 »
Det siste du skriver er viktig. Med resultatene etter jul kan vi bli forledet til å tro vi er bedre enn vi egentlig er. Jeg ser, på tross av resultatene, klare mangler. Som nevnt i en annen tråd, dette mannskapet er ikke godt nok til opprykk.
 

Runar

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #606 på: Mars 19, 2015, 19:06:10 »
Det siste du skriver er viktig. Med resultatene etter jul kan vi bli forledet til å tro vi er bedre enn vi egentlig er. Jeg ser, på tross av resultatene, klare mangler. Som nevnt i en annen tråd, dette mannskapet er ikke godt nok til opprykk.


Vi har mangler, klare mangler, men vi har en klar styrke i god keeper.

Vi er mer resolutt nå enn tidligere og vi har i motsetning til under McDermott og Warnock en spilleregruppe med potensialet.

Men vi har en LANG vei å gå i forhold til den spillergruppen som vi hadde i Championship i 10/11 sesongen som ble nummer 7...
 

Kato

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #607 på: Mars 19, 2015, 19:59:38 »
Gjedda i sivet er hva som evt skjer med Mowatt, Cook, Taylor, Byram, og gjerne også Silvestri i sommer.
 

Leedsfan

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #608 på: Mars 19, 2015, 20:25:19 »

Gjedda i sivet er hva som evt skjer med Mowatt, Cook, Taylor, Byram, og gjerne også Silvestri i sommer.

Byram snakket i dag om å spille for fansen og "bygge" for neste sesong!

De fleste av de har vel lyst til å bli hvis Redders blir. Tror ikke Cellino selger hvis han ikke får overpris, de har jo alle kontrakt!

Tror Cellino sparer noen kontraktssigneringer til han kommer tilbake som president!


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I scored 24 goals helping my side win promotion back to the Premier League aged just 22. Then in my first season in the top flight I had bagged an impressive 15 goals by the end of January. My form earned me an England call-up. Am I a £35m striker? No. I am Michael Ricketts, February 2002.

Runar

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #609 på: Mars 20, 2015, 00:30:24 »
Gjedda i sivet er hva som evt skjer med Mowatt, Cook, Taylor, Byram, og gjerne også Silvestri i sommer.


Det bekymrer meg ikke, ingen av de forsvinner dersom Cellino forsetter i klubben..

Men må få ordnet kontrakter på hele gjengen etterhvert.

Cook og Byram MÃ… beholdes, de er vanskelig og erstatte...
 

h.b

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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #610 på: Mars 20, 2015, 07:00:40 »
Tror man tror på julenissen ved å tro på at en spiller er så tro mot sin manager at de forkaster et tilbud om å få spille i Premier League, på grunn at nevnte manager er i Leeds.
Det eneste som kan få spillere som f.eks Mowatt, og Cook til å bli. Ja det er massiv tro på at laget er godt nok til opprykk neste sesong. Og der kommer da Cellino inn. Han må vise at han vil satse økonomisk ved å hente inn gode nok spillere. Altså spillere de i klubben vet er gode nok til at klubben kan kjempe om direkte opprykk. Og da betyr det kun en ting. Kjente spillere inn. Og de koster penger. Mye penger

Leedsfan

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #611 på: Mars 20, 2015, 07:06:14 »
Tror man tror på julenissen ved å tro på at en spiller er så tro mot sin manager at de forkaster et tilbud om å få spille i Premier League, på grunn at nevnte manager er i Leeds.
Det eneste som kan få spillere som f.eks Mowatt, og Cook til å bli. Ja det er massiv tro på at laget er godt nok til opprykk neste sesong. Og der kommer da Cellino inn. Han må vise at han vil satse økonomisk ved å hente inn gode nok spillere. Altså spillere de i klubben vet er gode nok til at klubben kan kjempe om direkte opprykk. Og da betyr det kun en ting. Kjente spillere inn. Og de koster penger. Mye penger

Hvis ikke Cellino oppfører seg helt som en apekatt så har jeg tro på at noen av spillerne som har vært i klubben siden de var 10-12 år har litt lojalitet i blodet.

Se på unge Cook, 17 år (som han nettopp var) og tjener 2 mill i året.

Cellino er kanskje impulsiv og vanskelig, men dum dum er han ikke.
I scored 24 goals helping my side win promotion back to the Premier League aged just 22. Then in my first season in the top flight I had bagged an impressive 15 goals by the end of January. My form earned me an England call-up. Am I a £35m striker? No. I am Michael Ricketts, February 2002.

h.b

  • Gjest
Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #612 på: Mars 20, 2015, 07:08:48 »
Tror man tror på julenissen ved å tro på at en spiller er så tro mot sin manager at de forkaster et tilbud om å få spille i Premier League, på grunn at nevnte manager er i Leeds.
Det eneste som kan få spillere som f.eks Mowatt, og Cook til å bli. Ja det er massiv tro på at laget er godt nok til opprykk neste sesong. Og der kommer da Cellino inn. Han må vise at han vil satse økonomisk ved å hente inn gode nok spillere. Altså spillere de i klubben vet er gode nok til at klubben kan kjempe om direkte opprykk. Og da betyr det kun en ting. Kjente spillere inn. Og de koster penger. Mye penger

Hvis ikke Cellino oppfører seg helt som en apekatt så har jeg tro på at noen av spillerne som har vært i klubben siden de var 10-12 år har litt lojalitet i blodet.

Se på unge Cook, 17 år (som han nettopp var) og tjener 2 mill i året.

Cellino er kanskje impulsiv og vanskelig, men dum dum er han ikke.

Enig i den. Men tjener da Cook 2 mill i året, og får 15 mill i året i en annen klubb. Ja da må Cook være totalt metalt svekka ved å ikke vurdere et slikt tilbud fra en annen klubb. Og hvis da den klubben gir Cook troa på at han skal bli satset på. Ja da hadde jeg sagt bye bye Leeds, hvis jeg var Cook

Leedsfan

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #613 på: Mars 20, 2015, 07:35:39 »
Tror man tror på julenissen ved å tro på at en spiller er så tro mot sin manager at de forkaster et tilbud om å få spille i Premier League, på grunn at nevnte manager er i Leeds.
Det eneste som kan få spillere som f.eks Mowatt, og Cook til å bli. Ja det er massiv tro på at laget er godt nok til opprykk neste sesong. Og der kommer da Cellino inn. Han må vise at han vil satse økonomisk ved å hente inn gode nok spillere. Altså spillere de i klubben vet er gode nok til at klubben kan kjempe om direkte opprykk. Og da betyr det kun en ting. Kjente spillere inn. Og de koster penger. Mye penger

Hvis ikke Cellino oppfører seg helt som en apekatt så har jeg tro på at noen av spillerne som har vært i klubben siden de var 10-12 år har litt lojalitet i blodet.

Se på unge Cook, 17 år (som han nettopp var) og tjener 2 mill i året.

Cellino er kanskje impulsiv og vanskelig, men dum dum er han ikke.

Enig i den. Men tjener da Cook 2 mill i året, og får 15 mill i året i en annen klubb. Ja da må Cook være totalt metalt svekka ved å ikke vurdere et slikt tilbud fra en annen klubb. Og hvis da den klubben gir Cook troa på at han skal bli satset på. Ja da hadde jeg sagt bye bye Leeds, hvis jeg var Cook

Alt må matche. Hvis Cellino degraderer Redders/gir han sparken og selger og samtidig lager usikkerhet/kaos så går gutta.

Alle skjønner at vi har noe helt utrolig på gang, jeg er sikker på at Cellino skjønner dette også. Hvis det er slik at Cellino ikke får eie klubben så er han jo gal hvis han ikke ser på neste sesong som en mulighet til å tjene en milliard eller to hvis han satser nok i år for å få oss opp.

Neste sesong, neste sesong..:)
I scored 24 goals helping my side win promotion back to the Premier League aged just 22. Then in my first season in the top flight I had bagged an impressive 15 goals by the end of January. My form earned me an England call-up. Am I a £35m striker? No. I am Michael Ricketts, February 2002.

h.b

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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #614 på: Mars 20, 2015, 07:39:55 »
Neste sesong, neste sesong. Ja neste sesong er det vi skal gjøre det. Lurer på hvor mange ganger vi har sagt dette de siste årene. Og det er mange andre klubber som sikkert sier det samme.
Det hele er en miks. Vi må satse på de vi har, og hente inn tyngre skyts utenifra som er gode nok til å ta klubben opp i Premier league.
Men problemet med eiere. Ja det er at ytterst få gjør det. Satser tungt økonomiskt på å nå målene. Alle vil opp på Nille pris

Kato

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #615 på: Mars 20, 2015, 08:29:35 »
Neste sesong, neste sesong. Ja neste sesong er det vi skal gjøre det. Lurer på hvor mange ganger vi har sagt dette de siste årene. Og det er mange andre klubber som sikkert sier det samme.
Det hele er en miks. Vi må satse på de vi har, og hente inn tyngre skyts utenifra som er gode nok til å ta klubben opp i Premier league.
Men problemet med eiere. Ja det er at ytterst få gjør det. Satser tungt økonomiskt på å nå målene. Alle vil opp på Nille pris

Hva hadde vi gjort uten drømmene? Det er jo de vi lever av.

Et opprykk for oss nå vil smake bedre enn ti strake PL-titler.

Tenk etter all dritten vi har vært gjennom. Tenk hvordan et opprykk vil smake. Finnes ikke en tittel i verden jeg ville byttet ut med et opprykk til PL (etter det vi har vært gjennom).
 

Leedsfan

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #616 på: Mars 20, 2015, 08:37:38 »
Neste sesong, neste sesong. Ja neste sesong er det vi skal gjøre det. Lurer på hvor mange ganger vi har sagt dette de siste årene. Og det er mange andre klubber som sikkert sier det samme.
Det hele er en miks. Vi må satse på de vi har, og hente inn tyngre skyts utenifra som er gode nok til å ta klubben opp i Premier league.
Men problemet med eiere. Ja det er at ytterst få gjør det. Satser tungt økonomiskt på å nå målene. Alle vil opp på Nille pris

Hva hadde vi gjort uten drømmene? Det er jo de vi lever av.

Et opprykk for oss nå vil smake bedre enn ti strake PL-titler.

Tenk etter all dritten vi har vært gjennom. Tenk hvordan et opprykk vil smake. Finnes ikke en tittel i verden jeg ville byttet ut med et opprykk til PL (etter det vi har vært gjennom).

Hvis man begynner sesongen på hjemmebane så avslutter man på bortebane? Vi får "garantert" åpningskampen i år siden vi startet med bortekamp mot Millwall denne sesongen.
Det jeg vil frem til er at det å være tilstede live når vi sikrer opprykket(trenger ikke å være i siste kamp) vil være en merkedag, ett minne for livet og det må oppleves koste hva det koste vil.

Jeg tror mer enn på lenge at neste sesong er vår sesong, Cellino skal forkludre det skikkelig for at ikke det skal kunne være en realistisk tanke.
I scored 24 goals helping my side win promotion back to the Premier League aged just 22. Then in my first season in the top flight I had bagged an impressive 15 goals by the end of January. My form earned me an England call-up. Am I a £35m striker? No. I am Michael Ricketts, February 2002.

Torpe-do

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #617 på: Mars 20, 2015, 09:11:03 »
Jeg tror mer enn på lenge at neste sesong er vår sesong, Cellino skal forkludre det skikkelig for at ikke det skal kunne være en realistisk tanke.

Jeg er også positiv ift neste sesong. Selvsagt vil det jo avhenge av dette du sier her, at Cellino ikke må gå helt bananas.

Denne sesongen var for meg, og slik inntrykket mitt er, for mange andre, en sesong vi ikke kunne forvente stort. For mye skjedde på for kort tid til å kunne bygge kontinuiteten som trengs for å skape ett opprykkslag. Det så skummelt ut der en god stund, men det virker jo som om ting begynner å sitte litt bedre.

Poenget mitt er akkurat den siste setningen. De siste 5-6-7 årene føler jeg vi har hatt opptil flere "perioder" der det ser ut til å "begynne å sitte". Restulatet har blitt at spillere har begynt å prestere bedre, og har deretter blitt solgt. Nøkkelen for neste sesong er helt klart å holde på talentene. Hva som må til for å holde på de, det blir litt en annen diskusjon, men jeg er overbevist at Redders er mannen som er best kjent med svaret her. Må nye profiler inn for å vise ambisjoner, som hb skriver? Eller kan det tenkes at det virker negativt inn hos talentene, med frykt for mindre spillertid?

Forrige sommer trodde jeg vi fikk vår udiskutable spiss i form av Sharp. Litt utpå våren trodde jeg Antinucci skulle vise seg å bli vår mann. I dag er jeg sannelig ikke sikker. Jeg er ikke sikker om de her karene kan bli til gull, eller om noen andre må inn.

Sum summarum er jeg positiv. Det var jeg ikke i starten av sesongen. Så sånn sett anser jeg sesongen som en sesong vi har til en viss grad oppnådd målet vårt - bygg et lag. I dag ser vi langt mer ut som et lag.

Runar

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #618 på: Mars 20, 2015, 09:59:20 »
Tror man tror på julenissen ved å tro på at en spiller er så tro mot sin manager at de forkaster et tilbud om å få spille i Premier League, på grunn at nevnte manager er i Leeds.
Det eneste som kan få spillere som f.eks Mowatt, og Cook til å bli. Ja det er massiv tro på at laget er godt nok til opprykk neste sesong. Og der kommer da Cellino inn. Han må vise at han vil satse økonomisk ved å hente inn gode nok spillere. Altså spillere de i klubben vet er gode nok til at klubben kan kjempe om direkte opprykk. Og da betyr det kun en ting. Kjente spillere inn. Og de koster penger. Mye penger

Kjente spillere foran gode spillere?

Hva tenker du med her?

Det er få om noen som velger bort tilbud om å spille i Premier League, klubben kan velge å ikke selge og da må eventuelt spiller presse igjennom en overgang. Derfor er det viktig at det blir tegnet nye kontrakter med de nevnte spillerne, der må Cellino og Leeds komme i havn, helst før sommeren.

Spillere som Mowatt og Cook vil da kunne gi Leeds et år til, minner om at Howson og Snodgrass valgte å komme seg bort når de så at klubben ikke lenger aspirerte mot Premier League. Det er den mentaliteten du ønsker hos spillerne dine.

Det finnes mange gode spillere som koster mindre enn MYE penger. Det vi ikke kan regne med er å hente spillere fra PL, de tjener for mye og er på vei ned og derfor vanskelig å få motivert til å løfte klubben igjen, minner om O'Brian, Warnock, Paddy...

Det kan finnes noen undervurderte avtaler der, som vi hadde med Sanchez Watt i sin tid, unge sultne spillere som ønsker en karriere, men som ikke er god nok eller får muligheten der de er i dag. Spillere som Wootton og Pugh var når han kom til Leeds første gangen.

Fotball spilles over HELE verden, de siste vi skal søke er en "proven" championship spiller, det er prototypen på middelmådighet som koster mye. Bare å utvidet søke fra England og Italia til større deler av verden.
 

sportcarl1

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #619 på: Mars 20, 2015, 11:07:22 »
Tror man tror på julenissen ved å tro på at en spiller er så tro mot sin manager at de forkaster et tilbud om å få spille i Premier League, på grunn at nevnte manager er i Leeds.
Det eneste som kan få spillere som f.eks Mowatt, og Cook til å bli. Ja det er massiv tro på at laget er godt nok til opprykk neste sesong. Og der kommer da Cellino inn. Han må vise at han vil satse økonomisk ved å hente inn gode nok spillere. Altså spillere de i klubben vet er gode nok til at klubben kan kjempe om direkte opprykk. Og da betyr det kun en ting. Kjente spillere inn. Og de koster penger. Mye penger

Kjente spillere foran gode spillere?

Hva tenker du med her?

Det er få om noen som velger bort tilbud om å spille i Premier League, klubben kan velge å ikke selge og da må eventuelt spiller presse igjennom en overgang. Derfor er det viktig at det blir tegnet nye kontrakter med de nevnte spillerne, der må Cellino og Leeds komme i havn, helst før sommeren.

Spillere som Mowatt og Cook vil da kunne gi Leeds et år til, minner om at Howson og Snodgrass valgte å komme seg bort når de så at klubben ikke lenger aspirerte mot Premier League. Det er den mentaliteten du ønsker hos spillerne dine.

Det finnes mange gode spillere som koster mindre enn MYE penger. Det vi ikke kan regne med er å hente spillere fra PL, de tjener for mye og er på vei ned og derfor vanskelig å få motivert til å løfte klubben igjen, minner om O'Brian, Warnock, Paddy...

Det kan finnes noen undervurderte avtaler der, som vi hadde med Sanchez Watt i sin tid, unge sultne spillere som ønsker en karriere, men som ikke er god nok eller får muligheten der de er i dag. Spillere som Wootton og Pugh var når han kom til Leeds første gangen.

Fotball spilles over HELE verden, de siste vi skal søke er en "proven" championship spiller, det er prototypen på middelmådighet som koster mye. Bare å utvidet søke fra England og Italia til større deler av verden.
jg är inte speciellt orolig för att någon av våra lovande ungdommar sticker i sommar, helt enkelt av den anledningen att de inte riktigt är där för att aspirera i ett topplag i PL som stadig startspelare, utan det är mer utvecklande att spela  ordinarie i Leeds, hänger mycket på Cellino om han kan ta klubben ytterligare ett steg till i sommar, med facit i hand och en utvärdering visar att spelarna som tagits in är riktigt bra om man jämför med tidigare år och är inte så många som är katastrofvärvningar, får ju inte bli som efter första säsongen  i ccc då vi kom sjua och istället för att bygga därifrån så raserade vi
 

Promotion 2010

Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #620 på: Mars 21, 2015, 09:01:37 »
JEG BLIR LITT IRRITERT OVER JOURNALISTIKK SOM DETTE HER:

Leeds United: An unforgivable mistake if Leeds don’t keep Redfearn – Hay

Neil Redfearn.

Phil Hay

15:21Friday 20 March 201502:14Saturday 21 March 2015

The truth is that if Neil Redfearn was staying and Massimo Cellino was staying, Leeds United’s head coach would know already.

That’s not to say that either man is futureless here but the chronic indecision around Redfearn’s job is self-explanatory if you think about it hard enough. There’s a vacuum of authority at Elland Road – yet another one – and only two ways of properly filling it.

That Redfearn deserves a longer contract is the bleeding obvious in a few words. Leeds either believe in performance-related employment or they are cutting and shutting on a whim. It is equally true that Leeds minus Cellino might not feel able to commit to a new deal. The club are impotent on the big questions without his say-so. Redfearn came to realise that a long time ago.

In the interests of clarity, and not merely in respect of Redfearn’s future, United need one of two things to happen: Cellino to return with all his guns loaded or Cellino to up sticks and sell. He is ducking and diving on that issue, unwilling to say which scenario is likely, and differentiating between his position and that of Redfearn misses the point. One needs the other to act.

Still, the treatment of Redfearn in light of his performance is less than decent. The club could do more than leave him to dangle and play a game of join-the-dots of a few vague promises. He has been asked to organise a pre-season schedule and to offer suggestions for the transfer window but Leeds need a plan for the summer, with or without him.

Their programme last year was put together so hastily that it resulted in two pointless friendlies in Italy (one of which did not involve any opposition). A game at Swindon Town only came to pass because David Hockaday pulled a few strings at his former club and persuaded them to back out of a pre-arranged game with Charlton.

As for transfer targets, Redfearn has been invited to submit lists of players before. The names he put forward for this emergency loan window are either on file or in the bin. He’s been around football long enough to realise that a signed deal outweighs any of these nods and winks. There is a way of committing to a head coach and talking to him about a summer which he and his assistant, Steve Thompson, are not yet contracted for is hardly it. It becomes apparent when you question Redfearn that his job is not being addressed in any real sense. He sounds thoroughly uninformed on the subject of Cellino’s intentions and the question of what Cellino is really thinking.

Whether Cellino knows himself is hard to say but it would not hurt him to make it clear – and make it clear publicly – that if will-power and circumstances allow him to return to Elland Road as owner, Redfearn is his man. It is not as if the 58-year-old is banned sine die. This specific Football League disqualification ends in 42 days’ time. You question in any event whether a new owner would be so irate about having a productive coaching team under contract and already in place. Redfearn is an asset however the land lies.

There is, needless to say, an alternative; that Redfearn and Thompson are not for Cellino. It’s a nonsensical thought when their record is taken into account (Thompson’s in particular is virtually bullet-proof, as is his popularity at Thorp Arch) but Cellino has a habit of finding fault with his coaching staff. Redfearn would struggle to take rejection but he might still appreciate the honesty. And he won’t fail to land another job. Thompson, too, was highly thought-of in Football League circles long before he came to Leeds.

What the players would make of Redfearn’s departure is easy to guess. There was a time this season when the squad’s performance was so poor that their opinion on the coaching team counted for little but there is merit in heeding the body language of a side who are settled and in tune. Not everyone is happy. It’s no secret that Mirco Antenucci has cut an annoyed figure recently – resulting in a highly dubious link to Norwich City last week – but he has no argument with United’s form and, on that basis, no argument with Redfearn. As for the young spine in the current team, they need a philosophy to believe in. Two of them, Sam Byram and Lewis Cook, are out of contract in 15 months’ time. Their motivation for staying put under Redfearn – total faith, regular appearances – could diminish rapidly under another coach. Hockaday did not use Alex Mowatt once. He did not feel confident enough to give Cook a league debut. They have found before that talent is not always seen as talent.

There was no purpose at Elland Road back then and no vision on the playing side. As head coach, Redfearn has risked his neck and taken the club onto higher ground. It would be typical of Leeds United if the club decided to tear it all up and start again. It would also be an unforgivable mistake

Min første Leeds-kamp:
Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #621 på: Mars 21, 2015, 09:07:09 »
LIKE IRRITERT SOM HAN HER. DETTE ER EN ARTIKKEL BYGGET PÅ SLETT JOURNALISTISK ARBEID. ALT ER SAGT FØR OG DET MESTE ER INNLYSENDE.
DETTE ER NOE SOM KUN FØRER TIL URO I SPILLERGRUPPEN. JEG TROR REDFEARN VET MER ENN HAN SIER. HAN HAR UTTRYKT FLERE GANGER AT HAN BLIR I KLUBBEN. THOMPSON HAR OGSÅ EN KONTRAKT SOM BINDER HAM TIL KLUBBEN FREM TIL 2016. DETTE ER STADFESTET FØR I YEP.

JEG STØTTER DETTE INNLEGGET I DENNE SAKEN.....OM DET NÅ ER EN SAK:



21/03/2015 6:47 AM GST

WilsdenWhite  To be honest since Cellino was banned and went to Miami he hasn't said a great deal. He has gone on record as saying the Russell Crowe thing made him laugh and that he likes his films and he has also said he knows what the club require for next season to get out of the league and into the premiership. That latter statement was from a link someone posted on here I read earlier in the week. Some guy had an 'exclusive interview' with Cellino a couple of weeks ago yet the article only quoted a couple of lines of what Cellino actually said. That's not really exclusive. Where is the rest of the interview? Was there even an interview?

People, the media, the fans, in Cellino's absence seem to hear stories, make up stories, believe stories, not believe stories as they see fit. Are certain people / groups looking at buying the club / investing in the club? Perhaps they are. But the club isn't for sale. That's a fact right now because Cellino nor anyone in his family in control at the club has said the club is for sale. Umbers has issued statements saying the club is not for sale and that Cellino and family have a long term future with the club. That's the current chairman of the club saying that. That's fact right now. Was he instructed to say that by Cellino? Who knows.

Did we expect Cellino to make comments on the club and it's staff etc during his ban? I didn't. I thought he would go away to Miami and he would say very little about the club while concentrating on the issues he has with the FL. He said that was what he intended to do after all.

The opening line of the article states if Redfearn was staying and Cellino was staying, Redfearn would already know. How do we know he doesn't already know? Because Cellino hasn't said so directly? How do you know in his 'exclusive quote' saying he knows what the club needs next season he wasn't including Redfearn in that? We don't. But we still speculate.

I never expected the club to commit to deals in Cellino's absence. I never expected Cellino to comment on Redfearn's position and the plans for next season while he is away from the club. It's testament to Redfearn that he has turned the club around on the pitch with Steve Thompson. Redfearn has shown he can handle been coach in the short time he has been in the job and results have been very impressive with a squad largely, if not at all, not of his choosing.

In my opinion he does deserve to be in the job next season. Phil Hay saying his treatment, in light of performances has been less than decent. Has it? Is that because Umbers or board members of Eleanora haven't come out and praised Redfearn and said he will be staying on, saying how great we have been playing etc and that he deserves a chance next season? Umbers won't be coming out and saying who will be here next season or who will not be here. He is Cellino's stand-in puppet and will do as he his told. Only Cellino will reveal that kind of information when he returns, which as it stands is in May.

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Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #622 på: Mars 21, 2015, 14:25:55 »
Cellino venter med å fornye kontrakter til spillere og headcoacher til han kommer tilbake!

Det er klart han skal ha æren når han entrer manesjen igjen. Dessuten så gjør han vel slik FL vil, han blander seg ikke inn!


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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #623 på: Mars 26, 2015, 21:48:30 »
Redfearn på bbc Leeds:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02l9s2r

Kan høres på i 28 dager til!  :)
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Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #624 på: Mars 31, 2015, 23:37:44 »
The Guardian

Leeds’ Neil Redfearn says club’s young talent is ‘tip of the iceberg’
Coach speaks with passion about ‘massive assets’: young players breaking into Leeds United first team and further talent emerging in academy
• Leeds novices befuddle Millwall to inspire hope after chaos
 
Neil Redfearn of Leeds United at the club's successful training academy at Thorp Arch, near Wetherby. 
Photograph: Jon Super for the Guardian

James Riach
@James_Riach
Tuesday 31 March 2015 16.59 BST Last modified on Tuesday 31 March 2015 17.50 BST

One year on from Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United takeover and for the first time in a while, there is an opportunity to draw breath at Elland Road. It may not last long but for Neil Redfearn and his young side it is certainly well deserved – chaos exchanged for calm at a club that has provided more than a fair share of drama in recent times.

Such are the circumstances that Redfearn has been able to spend some of the international break tuning Leeds’ pre-season plans. They cannot possibly be any more slapdash than last year’s, when the players made their own packed lunches in northern Italy and won one game 16-0 against opponents more accustomed to waiting on tables.

In many ways it is remarkable Leeds have achieved mid-table security in the Championship with seven games remaining. Pre-season set a precedent for a turbulent few months, with Dave Hockaday sacked and replaced by Darko Milanic, the Slovene who lasted 30 days in the job. In January the team slipped to 21st and remained dangerously close to the bottom three for a number of weeks as the Football League banned Cellino as owner – after failing to pay import duty on a yacht was deemed a dishonest offence – and relegation loomed.

Those worrying days were littered with distractions but on a quiet afternoon at Leeds’ training ground the only disturbance comes from a lorry delivering crates of water. The club’s apprentices are tasked with lugging bottles up the stairs at Thorp Arch and as Redfearn casts his eye over them, he says: “You think the lads now are good, you should see these play.”

It comes as little surprise that Redfearn speaks with such passion about Leeds’ young players. The head coach has been at the club for six years, mostly with the academy, a period that is now bearing fruit for the first team. This season the midfield pair of Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook – both called up for England youth duty last week – have emerged as burgeoning talents, while the wide players Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram have also progressed.

Redfearn has seen them all develop from prospects to regular starters. The 49-year-old from Dewsbury, who used to watch Leeds from the west stand as a seven-year-old, wrote United’s academy philosophy and coaching programme for the elite-player performance plan. He had been caretaker manager three times before Cellino entrusted him with the job in November, and his side have dragged themselves from the depths while the Italian has been exiled in Miami.

“These kids are massive assets at a time when the club doesn’t have many assets,” Redfearn says. “It doesn’t own the stadium, it doesn’t own the training ground. This is the bit they’ve got to protect, big style, because this is they way the club is going to get out of the shit.

“This club has sold its assets, sold its soul, when Leeds United has always been about youth. The Revie era, that great time, was about young, homegrown players. What you can’t do is sell your soul; you’ve got to protect that with your life.

“They’ve shown such strength of character and togetherness, not to mention ability, to get themselves out of this situation. Playing for Leeds United, there is a pressure and expectation anyway. They’re heavy shirts and it can wear you down if you don’t have that strength of character, but the kids have shown just that. These lads are the tip of the iceberg. It’s a really good time for this football club if there can just be some patience, some foresight and planning for the future.”

Patience, though, is a commodity rarely afforded to managers who work under Cellino, the owner who went through 36 head coaches in 22 years at Cagliari. He is expected to make a comeback to England in the coming weeks, returning to a club that has steadied of late, whether because of his absence or not.

The Italian’s future at Leeds is far from certain. There remain tax allegations against him regarding a boat and a car in Sardinia – similar to the case which resulted in a Football League ban until the end of the season – and an investigation into alleged misuse of public funds relating to Cagliari’s Quartu Sant’Elena stadium. He denies wrongdoing.

The last few months have provided welcome relief from such topics. Cellino has divided opinion within supporters of a club relegated from the Premier League in 2004, having invested in Leeds significantly but having also made some perplexing decisions.

Undoubtedly, though, the galvanising effect of the side’s renaissance has been fuelled by the emerging youngsters, with Redfearn drawing parallels between his crop and the famous Leeds side which twice won the league under Revie.

“If you look back to probably the greatest Leeds side ever under Don Revie, when he started and the club were in the Second Division without much money, they brought in Madeley and Reaney and Bremner, they had this group of experienced pros with them, but he basically took a big chance,” Redfearn says.

“In some respects we were in such a position where we had to change things. I knew that as the caretaker when I came in and I remember the first game, Bolton at home, when I put in Cook and Mowatt and everybody went: ‘What’s happening? You can’t do anything with kids.’ But you can.

“There is a whole load of people who have put years and years of work into this academy and all of a sudden you’re starting to see the fruits of it in the first team. For the sake of English football, you can’t look past the academies.

“I think the Premier League is the best league in the world, but I think it’s a monster. I think it’s run away with everything; the Football League has got no teeth, the FA has got no teeth. Our international sides are now losing their identity, wrongly. There’s got to be some way where our FA gets our identity back and it’s got to be through the youth.”

Redfearn is on a rolling 12-month contract. Other clubs have shown interest in the former Barnsley midfielder but he has no intention of leaving his project at Leeds. He was told by Cellino to keep the club in the Championship, yet plans for next year remain on hold because communication between the two is limited during the owner’s ban.

It remains to be seen how much stomach Cellino has for the fight when he returns. He has accepted his enforced hiatus, although is understood to be frustrated at the League ban and feeling like an outsider who will never be accepted into English football.

“I first met him properly was when I was invited down to Elland Road just before pre-season started,” Redfearn says. “He looked stressed and I just said to him: ‘Do you need some help?’ He smiled and just went: ‘Yeh.’ Rather than me going to judge, it was me going to help. I think that was needed at that time – it needed the people of Leeds to rally round.

“He thinks the kids are great, that things are young and vibrant. When I told him about Charlie Taylor the first thing he did was put him on a three-year contract, without actually seeing Charlie play. He backed me on that.

“The bit he loves is the football bit. When he speaks to me it’s always with passion about the football. He picks your brains and finds out about you, learns about you as a person; he likes to know about the person he is dealing with. He likes to know that he can trust you. He’s a vastly experienced football person.

“It’s written in my contract that I have got sole right to picking the starting XI and who plays in the side. Obviously I’ll talk football with him and I’ll talk players but he never tells me who to pick. I think he realises that he’s potentially got his hands on something really big.”

Leeds are at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. United sit 17 points above Wigan, who are 22nd, and 15 points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town but a strong finish could provide them with momentum to start next season on the front foot, something they missed last season.

The future, according to Redfearn, looks bright, providing his youngsters are allowed to flourish. “It’s vitally important that they stay, because they are top players. I don’t think we realise how good they are. Sometimes you don’t realise what you’ve got until it’s not there any more.

“My remit was to keep Leeds United in the Championship, so he [Cellino] must have realised we were in trouble. He must have done. He realised it was a mess. We’ve done that and some. I haven’t done myself any harm. But this has been six years in the making, not knowing that being head coach would be the end goal. The last thing I want to do is walk away now.”

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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #625 på: April 01, 2015, 11:11:41 »
The Guardian

Leeds’ Neil Redfearn says club’s young talent is ‘tip of the iceberg’
Coach speaks with passion about ‘massive assets’: young players breaking into Leeds United first team and further talent emerging in academy
• Leeds novices befuddle Millwall to inspire hope after chaos
 
Neil Redfearn of Leeds United at the club's successful training academy at Thorp Arch, near Wetherby. 
Photograph: Jon Super for the Guardian

James Riach
@James_Riach
Tuesday 31 March 2015 16.59 BST Last modified on Tuesday 31 March 2015 17.50 BST

One year on from Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United takeover and for the first time in a while, there is an opportunity to draw breath at Elland Road. It may not last long but for Neil Redfearn and his young side it is certainly well deserved – chaos exchanged for calm at a club that has provided more than a fair share of drama in recent times.

Such are the circumstances that Redfearn has been able to spend some of the international break tuning Leeds’ pre-season plans. They cannot possibly be any more slapdash than last year’s, when the players made their own packed lunches in northern Italy and won one game 16-0 against opponents more accustomed to waiting on tables.

In many ways it is remarkable Leeds have achieved mid-table security in the Championship with seven games remaining. Pre-season set a precedent for a turbulent few months, with Dave Hockaday sacked and replaced by Darko Milanic, the Slovene who lasted 30 days in the job. In January the team slipped to 21st and remained dangerously close to the bottom three for a number of weeks as the Football League banned Cellino as owner – after failing to pay import duty on a yacht was deemed a dishonest offence – and relegation loomed.

Those worrying days were littered with distractions but on a quiet afternoon at Leeds’ training ground the only disturbance comes from a lorry delivering crates of water. The club’s apprentices are tasked with lugging bottles up the stairs at Thorp Arch and as Redfearn casts his eye over them, he says: “You think the lads now are good, you should see these play.”

It comes as little surprise that Redfearn speaks with such passion about Leeds’ young players. The head coach has been at the club for six years, mostly with the academy, a period that is now bearing fruit for the first team. This season the midfield pair of Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook – both called up for England youth duty last week – have emerged as burgeoning talents, while the wide players Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram have also progressed.

Redfearn has seen them all develop from prospects to regular starters. The 49-year-old from Dewsbury, who used to watch Leeds from the west stand as a seven-year-old, wrote United’s academy philosophy and coaching programme for the elite-player performance plan. He had been caretaker manager three times before Cellino entrusted him with the job in November, and his side have dragged themselves from the depths while the Italian has been exiled in Miami.

“These kids are massive assets at a time when the club doesn’t have many assets,” Redfearn says. “It doesn’t own the stadium, it doesn’t own the training ground. This is the bit they’ve got to protect, big style, because this is they way the club is going to get out of the shit.

“This club has sold its assets, sold its soul, when Leeds United has always been about youth. The Revie era, that great time, was about young, homegrown players. What you can’t do is sell your soul; you’ve got to protect that with your life.

“They’ve shown such strength of character and togetherness, not to mention ability, to get themselves out of this situation. Playing for Leeds United, there is a pressure and expectation anyway. They’re heavy shirts and it can wear you down if you don’t have that strength of character, but the kids have shown just that. These lads are the tip of the iceberg. It’s a really good time for this football club if there can just be some patience, some foresight and planning for the future.”

Patience, though, is a commodity rarely afforded to managers who work under Cellino, the owner who went through 36 head coaches in 22 years at Cagliari. He is expected to make a comeback to England in the coming weeks, returning to a club that has steadied of late, whether because of his absence or not.

The Italian’s future at Leeds is far from certain. There remain tax allegations against him regarding a boat and a car in Sardinia – similar to the case which resulted in a Football League ban until the end of the season – and an investigation into alleged misuse of public funds relating to Cagliari’s Quartu Sant’Elena stadium. He denies wrongdoing.

The last few months have provided welcome relief from such topics. Cellino has divided opinion within supporters of a club relegated from the Premier League in 2004, having invested in Leeds significantly but having also made some perplexing decisions.

Undoubtedly, though, the galvanising effect of the side’s renaissance has been fuelled by the emerging youngsters, with Redfearn drawing parallels between his crop and the famous Leeds side which twice won the league under Revie.

“If you look back to probably the greatest Leeds side ever under Don Revie, when he started and the club were in the Second Division without much money, they brought in Madeley and Reaney and Bremner, they had this group of experienced pros with them, but he basically took a big chance,” Redfearn says.

“In some respects we were in such a position where we had to change things. I knew that as the caretaker when I came in and I remember the first game, Bolton at home, when I put in Cook and Mowatt and everybody went: ‘What’s happening? You can’t do anything with kids.’ But you can.

“There is a whole load of people who have put years and years of work into this academy and all of a sudden you’re starting to see the fruits of it in the first team. For the sake of English football, you can’t look past the academies.

“I think the Premier League is the best league in the world, but I think it’s a monster. I think it’s run away with everything; the Football League has got no teeth, the FA has got no teeth. Our international sides are now losing their identity, wrongly. There’s got to be some way where our FA gets our identity back and it’s got to be through the youth.”

Redfearn is on a rolling 12-month contract. Other clubs have shown interest in the former Barnsley midfielder but he has no intention of leaving his project at Leeds. He was told by Cellino to keep the club in the Championship, yet plans for next year remain on hold because communication between the two is limited during the owner’s ban.

It remains to be seen how much stomach Cellino has for the fight when he returns. He has accepted his enforced hiatus, although is understood to be frustrated at the League ban and feeling like an outsider who will never be accepted into English football.

“I first met him properly was when I was invited down to Elland Road just before pre-season started,” Redfearn says. “He looked stressed and I just said to him: ‘Do you need some help?’ He smiled and just went: ‘Yeh.’ Rather than me going to judge, it was me going to help. I think that was needed at that time – it needed the people of Leeds to rally round.

“He thinks the kids are great, that things are young and vibrant. When I told him about Charlie Taylor the first thing he did was put him on a three-year contract, without actually seeing Charlie play. He backed me on that.

“The bit he loves is the football bit. When he speaks to me it’s always with passion about the football. He picks your brains and finds out about you, learns about you as a person; he likes to know about the person he is dealing with. He likes to know that he can trust you. He’s a vastly experienced football person.

“It’s written in my contract that I have got sole right to picking the starting XI and who plays in the side. Obviously I’ll talk football with him and I’ll talk players but he never tells me who to pick. I think he realises that he’s potentially got his hands on something really big.”

Leeds are at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. United sit 17 points above Wigan, who are 22nd, and 15 points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town but a strong finish could provide them with momentum to start next season on the front foot, something they missed last season.

The future, according to Redfearn, looks bright, providing his youngsters are allowed to flourish. “It’s vitally important that they stay, because they are top players. I don’t think we realise how good they are. Sometimes you don’t realise what you’ve got until it’s not there any more.

“My remit was to keep Leeds United in the Championship, so he [Cellino] must have realised we were in trouble. He must have done. He realised it was a mess. We’ve done that and some. I haven’t done myself any harm. But this has been six years in the making, not knowing that being head coach would be the end goal. The last thing I want to do is walk away now.”



Det er vanskelig å ikke like Redfearn. Jeg må innrømme at jeg tviler litt på at han har det som skal til for å være en topp manager i PL, men han er akkurat det vi trenger nå:

- Han kjenner ungguttas ferdigheter og personligheter bedre enn noen.
- Han fremstår som en som skjønner verdien av det som foregår på treningsfeltet hver dag
- Han har fått ferten av at klubben kan stå overfor et gjennombrudd og ser hvor viktig det vil bli å stagge den utålmodige Il Principe Cellino
- Han er mer trener enn leder og passer nok Cellinos bilde av en "head coach". Med en kamptaktisk ringrev som assistent kan det fungere.
- Når Redders snakker om fremtiden går det på lagbygging og sjel. Det er det som er X-faktoren i alle lagidretter og som kan gjøre at helheten av 11 fotballspillere er mer enn summen av individuelle ferdigheter.

Det blir utrolig viktig med en sesongavslutning, preseason og sesongstart uten turbulens. Hvis Redders ikke får fortsette tipper jeg unggutta tenker gjennom utviklingsplanene sine på nytt og vi mister en gylden mulighet.


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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #626 på: April 01, 2015, 12:30:13 »
The Guardian

Leeds’ Neil Redfearn says club’s young talent is ‘tip of the iceberg’
Coach speaks with passion about ‘massive assets’: young players breaking into Leeds United first team and further talent emerging in academy
• Leeds novices befuddle Millwall to inspire hope after chaos
 
Neil Redfearn of Leeds United at the club's successful training academy at Thorp Arch, near Wetherby. 
Photograph: Jon Super for the Guardian

James Riach
@James_Riach
Tuesday 31 March 2015 16.59 BST Last modified on Tuesday 31 March 2015 17.50 BST

One year on from Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United takeover and for the first time in a while, there is an opportunity to draw breath at Elland Road. It may not last long but for Neil Redfearn and his young side it is certainly well deserved – chaos exchanged for calm at a club that has provided more than a fair share of drama in recent times.

Such are the circumstances that Redfearn has been able to spend some of the international break tuning Leeds’ pre-season plans. They cannot possibly be any more slapdash than last year’s, when the players made their own packed lunches in northern Italy and won one game 16-0 against opponents more accustomed to waiting on tables.

In many ways it is remarkable Leeds have achieved mid-table security in the Championship with seven games remaining. Pre-season set a precedent for a turbulent few months, with Dave Hockaday sacked and replaced by Darko Milanic, the Slovene who lasted 30 days in the job. In January the team slipped to 21st and remained dangerously close to the bottom three for a number of weeks as the Football League banned Cellino as owner – after failing to pay import duty on a yacht was deemed a dishonest offence – and relegation loomed.

Those worrying days were littered with distractions but on a quiet afternoon at Leeds’ training ground the only disturbance comes from a lorry delivering crates of water. The club’s apprentices are tasked with lugging bottles up the stairs at Thorp Arch and as Redfearn casts his eye over them, he says: “You think the lads now are good, you should see these play.”

It comes as little surprise that Redfearn speaks with such passion about Leeds’ young players. The head coach has been at the club for six years, mostly with the academy, a period that is now bearing fruit for the first team. This season the midfield pair of Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook – both called up for England youth duty last week – have emerged as burgeoning talents, while the wide players Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram have also progressed.

Redfearn has seen them all develop from prospects to regular starters. The 49-year-old from Dewsbury, who used to watch Leeds from the west stand as a seven-year-old, wrote United’s academy philosophy and coaching programme for the elite-player performance plan. He had been caretaker manager three times before Cellino entrusted him with the job in November, and his side have dragged themselves from the depths while the Italian has been exiled in Miami.

“These kids are massive assets at a time when the club doesn’t have many assets,” Redfearn says. “It doesn’t own the stadium, it doesn’t own the training ground. This is the bit they’ve got to protect, big style, because this is they way the club is going to get out of the shit.

“This club has sold its assets, sold its soul, when Leeds United has always been about youth. The Revie era, that great time, was about young, homegrown players. What you can’t do is sell your soul; you’ve got to protect that with your life.

“They’ve shown such strength of character and togetherness, not to mention ability, to get themselves out of this situation. Playing for Leeds United, there is a pressure and expectation anyway. They’re heavy shirts and it can wear you down if you don’t have that strength of character, but the kids have shown just that. These lads are the tip of the iceberg. It’s a really good time for this football club if there can just be some patience, some foresight and planning for the future.”

Patience, though, is a commodity rarely afforded to managers who work under Cellino, the owner who went through 36 head coaches in 22 years at Cagliari. He is expected to make a comeback to England in the coming weeks, returning to a club that has steadied of late, whether because of his absence or not.

The Italian’s future at Leeds is far from certain. There remain tax allegations against him regarding a boat and a car in Sardinia – similar to the case which resulted in a Football League ban until the end of the season – and an investigation into alleged misuse of public funds relating to Cagliari’s Quartu Sant’Elena stadium. He denies wrongdoing.

The last few months have provided welcome relief from such topics. Cellino has divided opinion within supporters of a club relegated from the Premier League in 2004, having invested in Leeds significantly but having also made some perplexing decisions.

Undoubtedly, though, the galvanising effect of the side’s renaissance has been fuelled by the emerging youngsters, with Redfearn drawing parallels between his crop and the famous Leeds side which twice won the league under Revie.

“If you look back to probably the greatest Leeds side ever under Don Revie, when he started and the club were in the Second Division without much money, they brought in Madeley and Reaney and Bremner, they had this group of experienced pros with them, but he basically took a big chance,” Redfearn says.

“In some respects we were in such a position where we had to change things. I knew that as the caretaker when I came in and I remember the first game, Bolton at home, when I put in Cook and Mowatt and everybody went: ‘What’s happening? You can’t do anything with kids.’ But you can.

“There is a whole load of people who have put years and years of work into this academy and all of a sudden you’re starting to see the fruits of it in the first team. For the sake of English football, you can’t look past the academies.

“I think the Premier League is the best league in the world, but I think it’s a monster. I think it’s run away with everything; the Football League has got no teeth, the FA has got no teeth. Our international sides are now losing their identity, wrongly. There’s got to be some way where our FA gets our identity back and it’s got to be through the youth.”

Redfearn is on a rolling 12-month contract. Other clubs have shown interest in the former Barnsley midfielder but he has no intention of leaving his project at Leeds. He was told by Cellino to keep the club in the Championship, yet plans for next year remain on hold because communication between the two is limited during the owner’s ban.

It remains to be seen how much stomach Cellino has for the fight when he returns. He has accepted his enforced hiatus, although is understood to be frustrated at the League ban and feeling like an outsider who will never be accepted into English football.

“I first met him properly was when I was invited down to Elland Road just before pre-season started,” Redfearn says. “He looked stressed and I just said to him: ‘Do you need some help?’ He smiled and just went: ‘Yeh.’ Rather than me going to judge, it was me going to help. I think that was needed at that time – it needed the people of Leeds to rally round.

“He thinks the kids are great, that things are young and vibrant. When I told him about Charlie Taylor the first thing he did was put him on a three-year contract, without actually seeing Charlie play. He backed me on that.

“The bit he loves is the football bit. When he speaks to me it’s always with passion about the football. He picks your brains and finds out about you, learns about you as a person; he likes to know about the person he is dealing with. He likes to know that he can trust you. He’s a vastly experienced football person.

“It’s written in my contract that I have got sole right to picking the starting XI and who plays in the side. Obviously I’ll talk football with him and I’ll talk players but he never tells me who to pick. I think he realises that he’s potentially got his hands on something really big.”

Leeds are at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. United sit 17 points above Wigan, who are 22nd, and 15 points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town but a strong finish could provide them with momentum to start next season on the front foot, something they missed last season.

The future, according to Redfearn, looks bright, providing his youngsters are allowed to flourish. “It’s vitally important that they stay, because they are top players. I don’t think we realise how good they are. Sometimes you don’t realise what you’ve got until it’s not there any more.

“My remit was to keep Leeds United in the Championship, so he [Cellino] must have realised we were in trouble. He must have done. He realised it was a mess. We’ve done that and some. I haven’t done myself any harm. But this has been six years in the making, not knowing that being head coach would be the end goal. The last thing I want to do is walk away now.”



Det er vanskelig å ikke like Redfearn. Jeg må innrømme at jeg tviler litt på at han har det som skal til for å være en topp manager i PL, men han er akkurat det vi trenger nå:

- Han kjenner ungguttas ferdigheter og personligheter bedre enn noen.
- Han fremstår som en som skjønner verdien av det som foregår på treningsfeltet hver dag
- Han har fått ferten av at klubben kan stå overfor et gjennombrudd og ser hvor viktig det vil bli å stagge den utålmodige Il Principe Cellino
- Han er mer trener enn leder og passer nok Cellinos bilde av en "head coach". Med en kamptaktisk ringrev som assistent kan det fungere.
- Når Redders snakker om fremtiden går det på lagbygging og sjel. Det er det som er X-faktoren i alle lagidretter og som kan gjøre at helheten av 11 fotballspillere er mer enn summen av individuelle ferdigheter.

Det blir utrolig viktig med en sesongavslutning, preseason og sesongstart uten turbulens. Hvis Redders ikke får fortsette tipper jeg unggutta tenker gjennom utviklingsplanene sine på nytt og vi mister en gylden mulighet.



Mulig han kjenner unggutta, men jeg mener at han hadde vært en bedre assistant manager. For på sidelinja og i det taktiske er han ikke god nok

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« Svar #627 på: April 01, 2015, 15:32:08 »
The Guardian

Leeds’ Neil Redfearn says club’s young talent is ‘tip of the iceberg’
Coach speaks with passion about ‘massive assets’: young players breaking into Leeds United first team and further talent emerging in academy
• Leeds novices befuddle Millwall to inspire hope after chaos
 
Neil Redfearn of Leeds United at the club's successful training academy at Thorp Arch, near Wetherby. 
Photograph: Jon Super for the Guardian

James Riach
@James_Riach
Tuesday 31 March 2015 16.59 BST Last modified on Tuesday 31 March 2015 17.50 BST

One year on from Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United takeover and for the first time in a while, there is an opportunity to draw breath at Elland Road. It may not last long but for Neil Redfearn and his young side it is certainly well deserved – chaos exchanged for calm at a club that has provided more than a fair share of drama in recent times.

Such are the circumstances that Redfearn has been able to spend some of the international break tuning Leeds’ pre-season plans. They cannot possibly be any more slapdash than last year’s, when the players made their own packed lunches in northern Italy and won one game 16-0 against opponents more accustomed to waiting on tables.

In many ways it is remarkable Leeds have achieved mid-table security in the Championship with seven games remaining. Pre-season set a precedent for a turbulent few months, with Dave Hockaday sacked and replaced by Darko Milanic, the Slovene who lasted 30 days in the job. In January the team slipped to 21st and remained dangerously close to the bottom three for a number of weeks as the Football League banned Cellino as owner – after failing to pay import duty on a yacht was deemed a dishonest offence – and relegation loomed.

Those worrying days were littered with distractions but on a quiet afternoon at Leeds’ training ground the only disturbance comes from a lorry delivering crates of water. The club’s apprentices are tasked with lugging bottles up the stairs at Thorp Arch and as Redfearn casts his eye over them, he says: “You think the lads now are good, you should see these play.”

It comes as little surprise that Redfearn speaks with such passion about Leeds’ young players. The head coach has been at the club for six years, mostly with the academy, a period that is now bearing fruit for the first team. This season the midfield pair of Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook – both called up for England youth duty last week – have emerged as burgeoning talents, while the wide players Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram have also progressed.

Redfearn has seen them all develop from prospects to regular starters. The 49-year-old from Dewsbury, who used to watch Leeds from the west stand as a seven-year-old, wrote United’s academy philosophy and coaching programme for the elite-player performance plan. He had been caretaker manager three times before Cellino entrusted him with the job in November, and his side have dragged themselves from the depths while the Italian has been exiled in Miami.

“These kids are massive assets at a time when the club doesn’t have many assets,” Redfearn says. “It doesn’t own the stadium, it doesn’t own the training ground. This is the bit they’ve got to protect, big style, because this is they way the club is going to get out of the shit.

“This club has sold its assets, sold its soul, when Leeds United has always been about youth. The Revie era, that great time, was about young, homegrown players. What you can’t do is sell your soul; you’ve got to protect that with your life.

“They’ve shown such strength of character and togetherness, not to mention ability, to get themselves out of this situation. Playing for Leeds United, there is a pressure and expectation anyway. They’re heavy shirts and it can wear you down if you don’t have that strength of character, but the kids have shown just that. These lads are the tip of the iceberg. It’s a really good time for this football club if there can just be some patience, some foresight and planning for the future.”

Patience, though, is a commodity rarely afforded to managers who work under Cellino, the owner who went through 36 head coaches in 22 years at Cagliari. He is expected to make a comeback to England in the coming weeks, returning to a club that has steadied of late, whether because of his absence or not.

The Italian’s future at Leeds is far from certain. There remain tax allegations against him regarding a boat and a car in Sardinia – similar to the case which resulted in a Football League ban until the end of the season – and an investigation into alleged misuse of public funds relating to Cagliari’s Quartu Sant’Elena stadium. He denies wrongdoing.

The last few months have provided welcome relief from such topics. Cellino has divided opinion within supporters of a club relegated from the Premier League in 2004, having invested in Leeds significantly but having also made some perplexing decisions.

Undoubtedly, though, the galvanising effect of the side’s renaissance has been fuelled by the emerging youngsters, with Redfearn drawing parallels between his crop and the famous Leeds side which twice won the league under Revie.

“If you look back to probably the greatest Leeds side ever under Don Revie, when he started and the club were in the Second Division without much money, they brought in Madeley and Reaney and Bremner, they had this group of experienced pros with them, but he basically took a big chance,” Redfearn says.

“In some respects we were in such a position where we had to change things. I knew that as the caretaker when I came in and I remember the first game, Bolton at home, when I put in Cook and Mowatt and everybody went: ‘What’s happening? You can’t do anything with kids.’ But you can.

“There is a whole load of people who have put years and years of work into this academy and all of a sudden you’re starting to see the fruits of it in the first team. For the sake of English football, you can’t look past the academies.

“I think the Premier League is the best league in the world, but I think it’s a monster. I think it’s run away with everything; the Football League has got no teeth, the FA has got no teeth. Our international sides are now losing their identity, wrongly. There’s got to be some way where our FA gets our identity back and it’s got to be through the youth.”

Redfearn is on a rolling 12-month contract. Other clubs have shown interest in the former Barnsley midfielder but he has no intention of leaving his project at Leeds. He was told by Cellino to keep the club in the Championship, yet plans for next year remain on hold because communication between the two is limited during the owner’s ban.

It remains to be seen how much stomach Cellino has for the fight when he returns. He has accepted his enforced hiatus, although is understood to be frustrated at the League ban and feeling like an outsider who will never be accepted into English football.

“I first met him properly was when I was invited down to Elland Road just before pre-season started,” Redfearn says. “He looked stressed and I just said to him: ‘Do you need some help?’ He smiled and just went: ‘Yeh.’ Rather than me going to judge, it was me going to help. I think that was needed at that time – it needed the people of Leeds to rally round.

“He thinks the kids are great, that things are young and vibrant. When I told him about Charlie Taylor the first thing he did was put him on a three-year contract, without actually seeing Charlie play. He backed me on that.

“The bit he loves is the football bit. When he speaks to me it’s always with passion about the football. He picks your brains and finds out about you, learns about you as a person; he likes to know about the person he is dealing with. He likes to know that he can trust you. He’s a vastly experienced football person.

“It’s written in my contract that I have got sole right to picking the starting XI and who plays in the side. Obviously I’ll talk football with him and I’ll talk players but he never tells me who to pick. I think he realises that he’s potentially got his hands on something really big.”

Leeds are at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. United sit 17 points above Wigan, who are 22nd, and 15 points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town but a strong finish could provide them with momentum to start next season on the front foot, something they missed last season.

The future, according to Redfearn, looks bright, providing his youngsters are allowed to flourish. “It’s vitally important that they stay, because they are top players. I don’t think we realise how good they are. Sometimes you don’t realise what you’ve got until it’s not there any more.

“My remit was to keep Leeds United in the Championship, so he [Cellino] must have realised we were in trouble. He must have done. He realised it was a mess. We’ve done that and some. I haven’t done myself any harm. But this has been six years in the making, not knowing that being head coach would be the end goal. The last thing I want to do is walk away now.”



Det er vanskelig å ikke like Redfearn. Jeg må innrømme at jeg tviler litt på at han har det som skal til for å være en topp manager i PL, men han er akkurat det vi trenger nå:

- Han kjenner ungguttas ferdigheter og personligheter bedre enn noen.
- Han fremstår som en som skjønner verdien av det som foregår på treningsfeltet hver dag
- Han har fått ferten av at klubben kan stå overfor et gjennombrudd og ser hvor viktig det vil bli å stagge den utålmodige Il Principe Cellino
- Han er mer trener enn leder og passer nok Cellinos bilde av en "head coach". Med en kamptaktisk ringrev som assistent kan det fungere.
- Når Redders snakker om fremtiden går det på lagbygging og sjel. Det er det som er X-faktoren i alle lagidretter og som kan gjøre at helheten av 11 fotballspillere er mer enn summen av individuelle ferdigheter.

Det blir utrolig viktig med en sesongavslutning, preseason og sesongstart uten turbulens. Hvis Redders ikke får fortsette tipper jeg unggutta tenker gjennom utviklingsplanene sine på nytt og vi mister en gylden mulighet.



Mulig han kjenner unggutta, men jeg mener at han hadde vært en bedre assistant manager. For på sidelinja og i det taktiske er han ikke god nok

Han har vel bevist at han er god nok. Med det samme drittlaget som spilte før jul med 3 forskjellige managere har han skapt et av divisjonens beste lag etter jul.
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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #628 på: April 01, 2015, 15:37:04 »
Og han har i kontrakten at Cellino IKKE skal legge seg opp i lag uttaket. Det hjelp nok på litt ?

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Sv: Headcoach: Neil Redfearn
« Svar #629 på: April 01, 2015, 16:15:11 »
The Guardian

Leeds’ Neil Redfearn says club’s young talent is ‘tip of the iceberg’
Coach speaks with passion about ‘massive assets’: young players breaking into Leeds United first team and further talent emerging in academy
• Leeds novices befuddle Millwall to inspire hope after chaos
 
Neil Redfearn of Leeds United at the club's successful training academy at Thorp Arch, near Wetherby. 
Photograph: Jon Super for the Guardian

James Riach
@James_Riach
Tuesday 31 March 2015 16.59 BST Last modified on Tuesday 31 March 2015 17.50 BST

One year on from Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United takeover and for the first time in a while, there is an opportunity to draw breath at Elland Road. It may not last long but for Neil Redfearn and his young side it is certainly well deserved – chaos exchanged for calm at a club that has provided more than a fair share of drama in recent times.

Such are the circumstances that Redfearn has been able to spend some of the international break tuning Leeds’ pre-season plans. They cannot possibly be any more slapdash than last year’s, when the players made their own packed lunches in northern Italy and won one game 16-0 against opponents more accustomed to waiting on tables.

In many ways it is remarkable Leeds have achieved mid-table security in the Championship with seven games remaining. Pre-season set a precedent for a turbulent few months, with Dave Hockaday sacked and replaced by Darko Milanic, the Slovene who lasted 30 days in the job. In January the team slipped to 21st and remained dangerously close to the bottom three for a number of weeks as the Football League banned Cellino as owner – after failing to pay import duty on a yacht was deemed a dishonest offence – and relegation loomed.

Those worrying days were littered with distractions but on a quiet afternoon at Leeds’ training ground the only disturbance comes from a lorry delivering crates of water. The club’s apprentices are tasked with lugging bottles up the stairs at Thorp Arch and as Redfearn casts his eye over them, he says: “You think the lads now are good, you should see these play.”

It comes as little surprise that Redfearn speaks with such passion about Leeds’ young players. The head coach has been at the club for six years, mostly with the academy, a period that is now bearing fruit for the first team. This season the midfield pair of Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook – both called up for England youth duty last week – have emerged as burgeoning talents, while the wide players Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram have also progressed.

Redfearn has seen them all develop from prospects to regular starters. The 49-year-old from Dewsbury, who used to watch Leeds from the west stand as a seven-year-old, wrote United’s academy philosophy and coaching programme for the elite-player performance plan. He had been caretaker manager three times before Cellino entrusted him with the job in November, and his side have dragged themselves from the depths while the Italian has been exiled in Miami.

“These kids are massive assets at a time when the club doesn’t have many assets,” Redfearn says. “It doesn’t own the stadium, it doesn’t own the training ground. This is the bit they’ve got to protect, big style, because this is they way the club is going to get out of the shit.

“This club has sold its assets, sold its soul, when Leeds United has always been about youth. The Revie era, that great time, was about young, homegrown players. What you can’t do is sell your soul; you’ve got to protect that with your life.

“They’ve shown such strength of character and togetherness, not to mention ability, to get themselves out of this situation. Playing for Leeds United, there is a pressure and expectation anyway. They’re heavy shirts and it can wear you down if you don’t have that strength of character, but the kids have shown just that. These lads are the tip of the iceberg. It’s a really good time for this football club if there can just be some patience, some foresight and planning for the future.”

Patience, though, is a commodity rarely afforded to managers who work under Cellino, the owner who went through 36 head coaches in 22 years at Cagliari. He is expected to make a comeback to England in the coming weeks, returning to a club that has steadied of late, whether because of his absence or not.

The Italian’s future at Leeds is far from certain. There remain tax allegations against him regarding a boat and a car in Sardinia – similar to the case which resulted in a Football League ban until the end of the season – and an investigation into alleged misuse of public funds relating to Cagliari’s Quartu Sant’Elena stadium. He denies wrongdoing.

The last few months have provided welcome relief from such topics. Cellino has divided opinion within supporters of a club relegated from the Premier League in 2004, having invested in Leeds significantly but having also made some perplexing decisions.

Undoubtedly, though, the galvanising effect of the side’s renaissance has been fuelled by the emerging youngsters, with Redfearn drawing parallels between his crop and the famous Leeds side which twice won the league under Revie.

“If you look back to probably the greatest Leeds side ever under Don Revie, when he started and the club were in the Second Division without much money, they brought in Madeley and Reaney and Bremner, they had this group of experienced pros with them, but he basically took a big chance,” Redfearn says.

“In some respects we were in such a position where we had to change things. I knew that as the caretaker when I came in and I remember the first game, Bolton at home, when I put in Cook and Mowatt and everybody went: ‘What’s happening? You can’t do anything with kids.’ But you can.

“There is a whole load of people who have put years and years of work into this academy and all of a sudden you’re starting to see the fruits of it in the first team. For the sake of English football, you can’t look past the academies.

“I think the Premier League is the best league in the world, but I think it’s a monster. I think it’s run away with everything; the Football League has got no teeth, the FA has got no teeth. Our international sides are now losing their identity, wrongly. There’s got to be some way where our FA gets our identity back and it’s got to be through the youth.”

Redfearn is on a rolling 12-month contract. Other clubs have shown interest in the former Barnsley midfielder but he has no intention of leaving his project at Leeds. He was told by Cellino to keep the club in the Championship, yet plans for next year remain on hold because communication between the two is limited during the owner’s ban.

It remains to be seen how much stomach Cellino has for the fight when he returns. He has accepted his enforced hiatus, although is understood to be frustrated at the League ban and feeling like an outsider who will never be accepted into English football.

“I first met him properly was when I was invited down to Elland Road just before pre-season started,” Redfearn says. “He looked stressed and I just said to him: ‘Do you need some help?’ He smiled and just went: ‘Yeh.’ Rather than me going to judge, it was me going to help. I think that was needed at that time – it needed the people of Leeds to rally round.

“He thinks the kids are great, that things are young and vibrant. When I told him about Charlie Taylor the first thing he did was put him on a three-year contract, without actually seeing Charlie play. He backed me on that.

“The bit he loves is the football bit. When he speaks to me it’s always with passion about the football. He picks your brains and finds out about you, learns about you as a person; he likes to know about the person he is dealing with. He likes to know that he can trust you. He’s a vastly experienced football person.

“It’s written in my contract that I have got sole right to picking the starting XI and who plays in the side. Obviously I’ll talk football with him and I’ll talk players but he never tells me who to pick. I think he realises that he’s potentially got his hands on something really big.”

Leeds are at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. United sit 17 points above Wigan, who are 22nd, and 15 points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town but a strong finish could provide them with momentum to start next season on the front foot, something they missed last season.

The future, according to Redfearn, looks bright, providing his youngsters are allowed to flourish. “It’s vitally important that they stay, because they are top players. I don’t think we realise how good they are. Sometimes you don’t realise what you’ve got until it’s not there any more.

“My remit was to keep Leeds United in the Championship, so he [Cellino] must have realised we were in trouble. He must have done. He realised it was a mess. We’ve done that and some. I haven’t done myself any harm. But this has been six years in the making, not knowing that being head coach would be the end goal. The last thing I want to do is walk away now.”



Det er vanskelig å ikke like Redfearn. Jeg må innrømme at jeg tviler litt på at han har det som skal til for å være en topp manager i PL, men han er akkurat det vi trenger nå:

- Han kjenner ungguttas ferdigheter og personligheter bedre enn noen.
- Han fremstår som en som skjønner verdien av det som foregår på treningsfeltet hver dag
- Han har fått ferten av at klubben kan stå overfor et gjennombrudd og ser hvor viktig det vil bli å stagge den utålmodige Il Principe Cellino
- Han er mer trener enn leder og passer nok Cellinos bilde av en "head coach". Med en kamptaktisk ringrev som assistent kan det fungere.
- Når Redders snakker om fremtiden går det på lagbygging og sjel. Det er det som er X-faktoren i alle lagidretter og som kan gjøre at helheten av 11 fotballspillere er mer enn summen av individuelle ferdigheter.

Det blir utrolig viktig med en sesongavslutning, preseason og sesongstart uten turbulens. Hvis Redders ikke får fortsette tipper jeg unggutta tenker gjennom utviklingsplanene sine på nytt og vi mister en gylden mulighet.



Mulig han kjenner unggutta, men jeg mener at han hadde vært en bedre assistant manager. For på sidelinja og i det taktiske er han ikke god nok

Han har vel bevist at han er god nok. Med det samme drittlaget som spilte før jul med 3 forskjellige managere har han skapt et av divisjonens beste lag etter jul.

Et av divisjonens beste lag neste sesong holder ikke. Leeds skal være divisjonens beste lag neste sesong. Og vi skal være såpass overlegne, at vi ikke trenger keeperen som banens beste, eller en stopper som storspiller