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21 Sep 2014 16:08:03
Elland Road to be purchased early November. Stadium purchase is excluded from FFP (purchase of fixed, depreciable assets are not counted).
Oh and on the FFP transfer embargo rubbish; an embargo would begin 1st Jan 2015 and last until club can demonstrate it is fiscally sound. So, presumably if Harvey is determined, he can stop us buying and selling players for a whole day. However, it is still possible Leeds may get fined, although, given where the business is now, compared with 12 months ago, it could be argued that such a fine is unnecessarily punitive. So says a chap I know at t'FA - we were both drunk, mind.

CityWhite

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The fa will use any excuse to punish leeds its been going on for at least 45 years,

barnsley white

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MC knows exactly what he is doing, a business man as rich and savvy as him does not spend money lightly & buying back the stadium is all part of proving Leeds are heading back into financial stability. The FA can hate us all they want, they cannot however argue with figures in black & white showing the club is now clearly being managed correctly. don't think MC is too bothered about the FA afterall he is 1-0 up on them already. MOT

Jorvikwhite

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City
Drunken chat about leeds that's my kinda night, loved to have been a fly on the wall lol

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Believe it or not; not everyone hates us. Some people are (and I know this is going to be tough for anyone to even contemplate but. ) some people, even in the FA, are actually. now make sure you're sitting down for this. some people are. indifferent towards us!
'Came as a shock to me, too.
It's just a shame that the media enjoy portraying both fans and club negatively.
For instance; Cellino gets referred to as 'controversial Leeds chairman', whilst Oyston at Blackpool doesn't even get an adjective.

CityWhite

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21 Sep 2014 07:36:16
Translated from Sturm Graz O/S
Co-coach NOVICA Nikcevic also coming

Darko Milanic left Sturm Graz will today in Leeds to clarify the final details with the club head. General Manager Gerhard Goldbrich says: "He gets a huge opportunity in England, we don't spank him."

20.09.2014 ¦ 13:09 ' (DiePresse.com)

Leeds/Ried.The farewell by Darko Milanic as coach of the Austrian Bundesliga Sturm Graz is imminent. As the newspaper "Yorkshire Evening Post" reported on Saturday that the Slovene should on Sunday after England travel, sign a contract with Leeds United and take the training with the second division as early as next week.


Mazhar is an offer of the Club. Did coach Mazhar and his (still) employer Sturm Graz confirmed on Saturday evening before the staunch of the Styrians against SV Ried. "I got an offer from them (Leeds, NB) get", Mazhar said. Storm victory 90 minutes later happy with 1-0. A parting gift?

Leeds is already waiting

Storm announced via Twitter and Facebook: "Darko Milanic there is an offer from Leeds, England. Also the SK storm must reach a request from England." The three times English champions of Leeds has a 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the second power stage (Championship)-celebrated a home win against Huddersfield Town and eleven improved the table in place.

It probably is: Mazhar flies on Sunday, as already reported by many English media, Leeds.

The earlier storm Defender Mazhar won four times the Slovenian Championship and three times the Cup victory as a coach with NK Maribor from 2008 to 2013. In the summer of the previous year, he received a contract with the "blacky 's" by 2016, it since then but failed, to get the Club on the road to success. Last season, it passed five, making an international launch site was missed after a lamentable early Europacup-Out against the Icelandic representative Breidablik Go ahead place. Currently, the Styrians are at the seventh place. Storm League record with Mazhar stands at 15 WINS, 11 draws and 18 defeats.

"'S is probably the way to the island probably will", said storm General Manager Gerhard Goldbrich during the Bundesliga game in Ried. "Mazhar Gets a huge opportunity in England, we do not To want to beat him." Leeds wants to poach also whose co-coach NOVICA Nikcevic therefore in addition to Mazhar.

According to Goldbrich, storm has already begun the search for a successor to Mazhar. "The requirement profile is clearly defined. We look around us after these types of coach."

SouthernWhite

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20 Sep 2014 13:51:40
Have heard Sharp to be benched today in favour of Mowatt & Doukara to partner Antennucci up front

Mel Sterlands body double

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Appears I heard wrong! It's not Mowatt, it's Sloth.

Mel Sterlands body double

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Mowatt was in contention for a place in the XI, but was carrying a knock. That was a pretty special performance today.

virginiawhites

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21 Sep 2014 08:01:06
Sharp didn't get on, feel sorry for the lad too when antenucci an doukara are firing. Thought sloth, bianchi, antenucci, doukara and cook was different level, huddersfield didn't offer much going forward but bellusci an co did well

Liamalfie

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19 Sep 2014 22:30:41
I have a source close to ER who says that Darko Milanic is all signed and sealed and will be announced on Monday.

lifelongleedsfan

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Is he Phil Hay or a ssn reporter by any chance?

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP

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Was on N-now yesterday!!

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Radio Leeds reporting it to be true now just sorting his severance pay apparently!?
Bloody Good News if true! Happy days in my eyes!

and m

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19 Sep 2014 21:47:40
Darko Milanic according to SPN.

Andy64

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Not happy. More unsettlement in the squad 'till he gets to know the players/English football/Championship.
Highs to lows for fans once more.

Made in Leeds

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What would have made you happy Made in Leeds?

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP

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Some people are just not happy!

lifelongleedsfan

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So you would rather have stuck with the clown hockaday? It's unsettled now until someone is appointed full time and least this guys got pedigree so we will only get better MOT

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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16 Sep 2014 23:32:42
Looks like it's Darko Milanic as new head coach.

Il cacciatore Il cacciatore
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Apparently not!

bunglebin

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He's distanced himself from job and said there's been no contact from leeds.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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I think it's going to be a waiting game, at least we are looking at a better standard of candidate .
Sabella would have been my choice as he is available, as I don't think Clarke is in the running!shame.
I do believe M C has learnt his lesson, so I can't see it being one of the ex-player names being banged about .
Great result last night, SD looks good and what a free kick MR B.MOT

dogwise

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What a strike from a centre back, thing is dog there only going to get better and better the more they play together and get used to this league. Under the right guidance I think we're going to be awsome maybe not all this season but next season they will be talking about us been the team to watch. Can I also say Mr silvestri the cat what a guy MOT

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Totally agree Martyn, I have always tried to be positive, must be my work!
But the Gk is really looking the part other players beginning to settle, I do wonder whether GB is making the little errors as he don't trust certain other players to cover, just a thought .
He seems to be going for everything, but then I have not seen the whole games in all cases .
Can not wait for Boy Wonder to hit the pitch, another couple of wins and the confidence will improve, which will help .

dogwise

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Signing of the season so far? Our keeper looks and performs like a star player. His performances suggest the defence is still learning to play with one another but if our CB, s keep playing with the skill and passion shown we are going to be back to the days of wood gate and Ferdinand!

TeeCee

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16 Sep 2014 22:02:54
DARKO MILANIC NEXT LEEDS COACH

DAZWHITE1919

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16 Sep 2014 22:28:30
Cracking CV though.

scoops scoops

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The bookies certainly think it's true this time

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP

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17 Sep 2014 06:21:48
I think someone has been doctoring his wpedia page

scoops scoops

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Would rather have Sabella

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Think I would prefer Steve Clark

micky b

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16 Sep 2014 19:16:21
Alejandro Sabella has applied for the Leeds job

Speedo

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15 Sep 2014 21:18:47
Del Fabro and Montenegro international clearance received.

GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread
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I believe I am correct in saying both players played yesterday in dev squad, mont scored but I can not find any write ups about the game!

dogwise

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Did you at least fond out the end score dog?

Martyn_g Martyn_g

Ed013{Ed013's Note - I believe it was 3-1}

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Yeah ed you are correct 3-1 mont, morison, can't remember other scorer .

dogwise

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Score was 3-1 Montenegro scored and Morrison not sure of other goalscorer. Monty had a good game and Del boy looks assured so report said

BIGE

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I heard neither would be travelling with tonight's squad but I guess there still working on there fitness

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Other scorer was kalvin philips.montenegro had a good game pacey and showed some good vision, del fabro was a little slow but barnsleys forwards were very quick.overall a good performance.

tingley lufc

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Thanks guys, I don't think either will be in team tonight as Martyn has said, but nice to hear that up and coming as well as squad players are showing promise.

dogwise

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Dog none will play.The first team left thorpe arch yesterday at 13:15

tingley lufc

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15 Sep 2014 14:55:26
Hearing that Alejandro Sabella could be in line for a return to Leeds! (ex player in the 80's for us). Just done a good job for Argentina at world cup + has club management exp (not in England mind).

Now that would be interesting if true!

DG the voice of reason

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Would be excellent, but very much doubt he'd come back to us

mr jenks

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Yes not long seen that one, well let's face it a step up from D H .
I recon Redders to sort next two games, poss new boss in on sat .
M C has said next coach foreign .

dogwise

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Massive massive state of intent if he pulls this one off.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Wow! Our last manager had been out of work for nine months after being sacked as Forest Green Rovers and now we're going to replace him with the man who got to the World Cup final? Thanks for letting me know (PS - send me your bank account details and I'll send you a fiver for imparting this wonderful piece of news #gullible).

Spikey John

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16 Sep 2014 11:40:14
I heard a similar rumor on the newsnow site, it had a quote from the man himself stating that the Leeds United job was an interesting one, as he felt he still had unfinished buisness with our mighty club (to paraphrase).
He might still baulk at the wages on offer though.

citizenkez

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Yes he is making all the right noises it would be from one extreme to another and M C has sort of made a hint with looking at a foreign coach with international experience comment .

dogwise

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15 Sep 2014 12:09:57
Alejandro Sabella has come in to the betting at 8/1, used to play for us for a short spell and was Argentina Manager for 3 years taking them to this years World Cup Final.

Now that would be a real statement of intent from Massimo who has said he is looking foe a "Foreign, international type manager"

Hope this 2 and 2 really makes 4

Oxwhite Oxwhite
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15 Sep 2014 09:49:09
Jose Riga is set to become our new head coach. Blackpool don't want him and are going to let him leave for nothing. Cellino saw how he got Carlton playing football last year when they passed us off the park at Elland Road at the back end of last season. He also developed young players like poyet and MC thinks he can do the same with Cook.

Oh Garry Garry

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MC quoted as saying it's going to be a continental coach

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Did you see them on saturday?
They played better than I've seen them at ages.
Stringing passes for fun.

WhiteyWhite

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14 Sep 2014 14:21:41
doukara has signed 3 year deal good signing done well since his been here really impressed
MOT

irish leeds fan!

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He signed on tranfer deadline day so one of the others could come on loan as our loan quota would have been full.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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There is no limit as to how many loan players a club can have, can be 20 if club want. BUT only 5 can be named in any matchday squad.

WRover

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It obviously fitted his plans to sign him and I for one am glad because the lad looks quality and puts a shift in too.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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10 Sep 2014 13:01:41
Jimmy Floyd interested in the job apparently as well! I wonder just how many are? Wish the Chief would come and declare his interest.

Damoon

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Lucas as coach, now that would be nice.

Monstermind

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I wouldn't be too averse to that. Hasslebaink and Radebe. attack and defence. nice.

strandloper

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What makes people think Lucas would be the answer for our coach? As much as I love the guy, it doesn't follow that he will make great coach . I would love to see him involved in some capacity, but head coach without the experience? I would hate for him to come and fail then get slagged off and lose his Messiah like status . Don't say people wouldn't do it because they would . let's keep Lucas on his pedestal where he belongs, its not worth the risk .

Thailand White

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"let's keep Lucas on his pedestal where he belongs, its not worth the risk" .

Nonsense. Lucas would be a fantastic coach, he would command respect, he is a born leader, as he was on the field. Players would put themselves on the line for him. For me its a no brainer, and yes he has his coaching certs.
Go get him MC

Procedentes Una

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Radebe would be good to have involved as our defensive coach but not as head coach, no experience.

FloquetDeNeu

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What the hell is it with the press, James Betties just parted company with Accrington Stanley after a string of poor results, now he's one of the front runners for The Leeds job, are they taking the p-ss or what, why the hell would we want another unproven, lower league coach,

rhino

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10 Sep 2014 12:26:31
Got a whisper last night that Clarke has the job but won't be announced before Thursday/Friday.

DicknotDom

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Hope your right on this one pal as we stability now.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Bet you he doesn't my money is on redfearn

mr jenks

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Hope your right but can't see it, makes no sense to get the guy most people want, to end speculation but keep it under your hat. odd if ture

Bermondsey White Bermondsey White

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According to a very slow national newspaper he's turned it down. Shame if he has he might have been a good appointment

Cornish White

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Wait till early next week wink wink

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Friday came. friday went.

trev c

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09 Sep 2014 14:59:47
Robbie Fowler applies for Leeds head coach job.

ebo84

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He is still being paid from his time at Leeds as a player! (only kidding) He is on the list of players who took the money whilst we were struggling.

MorleyWhite

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I'd rather have hockaday!

froggy

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Think mc will give it to redfearn

mr jenks

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Morley white- fowler didn't take the money while wevwrte struggling, he said pay me back when u can cause I don't need the money

Delboy4

Ed013{Ed013's Note - Fowler is using Leeds to let people out there know he wants a job}

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Agreed Ed - that's the main point

Marktenjag

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It's getting ridiculous how many ex players are linked to the Head coach job, Hassailbank, Matteo, Fowler etc - the sooner Massimo decides, the better!

SCW78

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08 Sep 2014 13:12:34
Leeds utd in court again today

pagliara

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Football league not happy at the amount of young prodigies we've signed. Cook, Sloth, Adyran, Benedicic etc.

SMitchell8

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Hearing it has been dismissed

lufc spain lufc spain

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Must be furious with Chelsea then

mr jenks

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4912 /2014 is the court listing
under
leeds united football club ltd

anyone else any more info?

lufc spain lufc spain

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Will be in court again at end of year for speeding to the prem (well if 11 odd years is speeding)

Bermondsey White Bermondsey White

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It was a winding up order that was dismissed but it doesn't say who tried does anyone have any clues?

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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It was just a rubber - stamping, nothing to worry about

bunglebin

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07 Sep 2014 17:15:02
Tony Mowbray apparently is in talks with Massimo Cellino

Speedo

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07 Sep 2014 20:19:57
Hope not Mowbray is dull as ditch water - would sooner have Hockaday back.

Paolo Leeds

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No - Massimo was having a melton Mowbray for his lunch

Oxwhite Oxwhite

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Personally not my cup of tea but we do need an experienced coach!

CTLUFC

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Not all experience is good experience. Mowbray managed a team of similar or greater talent to mid-table. I just don't think that's what we want.

virginiawhites

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Don't even joke about it speedo.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Mc hasn't decided who he wants yet as he is still in america

mr jenks

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Hope not Mowbray, let Redfearn caretake till we find a stronger option.

DicknotDom

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Not another name in the bag, it seems anyone driving by Leeds on the M62 is linked. I've started driving a different way home just in case I get put on the list. In the words of Paul heaton if u buy a 50p telescope u only see 50p stars. Come on mc put your money where ya mouth is.

Lufcbaz

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Apparently this isn't true

christox

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06 Sep 2014 23:17:41
Ronaldo Moran said he would be open to taking the reins at leeds, he knows how MC operates as he's managed for him before.

Martyn_g Martyn_g
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All these different names it's hard to know who will get the job .
It may have been an idea to have appointed a new coach quicker so that the person would have time to work with the squad watch u21's game maybe a behind doors game!
I do wonder if Redders will get a couple more games before M C decides?

dogwise

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07 Sep 2014 16:38:38
that means he been sacked my him as well

onwardandupward

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You can not sack someone from a job there are not employed to do .
what my point was, Redders will play young players if they are good enough rather than the same old .
With the new signings and a couple of weeks working with the players who will know them better, and what would be a real boost would be a few points on the board .
I would like Redders to go back to youth as he does an excellent job .
Or if given the job, I would like to see a clause that if it goes pear he can go back to the youth .

dogwise

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Maran has never managed, or coached for Cellino

U7885

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U7885 I stand corrected I thought he had but you are right as I miss read the article, it actually states they know each other well and each knows how the other operates. My pool apologies I'll wear my glasses next time ;)

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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06 Sep 2014 10:45:07
I've heard people mention that we could be under a transfer embargo in Jan due to GFH's losses. Would explain the large amount of signings this window. I'm just the messenger.

SMitchell8

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Must have been reading N-now!

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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06 Sep 2014 13:29:36
It's been true for months.
However when MC buys ER from Jacob Adler by November this will change things.

pagliara

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It would be down to the way gfh were running the club, funny because I can't remember this bunch of Gumpy's having any grief when they brought the club of Bates .
The F l make cock-ups then the clubs, well mainly the fans end up paying .

dogwise

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06 Sep 2014 18:05:27
It would only be for january, we probably won't need anyone and we can still sell I believe. Once Cellino re-acquires ER the financial equation will change possibly impacting the embargo but have to say don't think so.

GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread

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Dogwise was spot-on. There was a detailed article in YEP about it. Essentially, GFH is terrible and set us back at least 2 years.

virginiawhites

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We won't be the only Championship club in the firing line. But MC has been very clever - getting a big squad together in case we have an embargo, and spreading the purchases over different financial years. Another sign of a very astute businessman.

Slingsby White

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Buying ER means nothing as does the Ross money. These were for accounts 2013-14 and therefore those deals are after the deadline. What will help is if we are now financially stable but knowing how the FA hate us we will be punished so well done to MC for future proofing us past the January window

sloughwhites

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It's down to the Football league of whom former Leeds C E O Shaun Harvey is now the man in charge.
He has his fingers in the Leeds pie up to gfh, and has the neck to make comments on M C .
M C has been constantly referred to as a convicted fraudster by media before and after his purchase of Leeds, however other peoples dealings have only come to light SINCE,
His cut backs on staff and choice of players hence lowering wage bill, now begins to make even more sense as it looks likely a punishment may be given to an owner who was nothing to do with the club at the time of financial mismanagement .

dogwise

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Slingsby W.

That is a silly statement to make ( spreading costs ), ALL transfers are subject to payment of transfer fees over the contract period of the player. If 2 years then 2 payments etc.

WRover

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05 Sep 2014 17:15:35
To all the guys who hated the Hock read this!

My mate whos a first team player phoned me thursday night and after a little discussion divulged that (to his knowledge but could be more) 8 first team regular players begged MC to give Hock another month in charge. He said training was enjoyable and he brought a great togetherness in the camp that's been missing for a few seasons, he said his tactics were VERY good and if he was given time he personally thought the Hock would make it work.
(A few lads have been to see Hock since he was let go)

Very interesting.

Andy MOT Andy MOT
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Yes Andy!

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP

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05 Sep 2014 18:02:45
A fitness coach with average knowledge about football. That's it. Tactically abysmal. Once we are in the premier league maybe bring him back for pre-season fitness purposes but no more. He is no more a coach or manager than any of our readers are astronauts.

GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread

Ed01{Ed001's Note - there do seem to be a fair few space cadets, to be fair mate......}

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05 Sep 2014 18:36:14
I am guessing the first teamers were Hunt,Morison,Austin,Tonge,Murphy,Warnock, Pearce and White!
As for his tactics being very good it's a shame he didn't employ them during games.

1LU

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05 Sep 2014 18:50:34
Seemed a really nice genuine / down to earth bloke, but playing tonge murphy Austin ect along with formations and tactis that didn't oppose any threat. evidently it will get you the sack, billy sharps 'instinctive strikers' goal vs boro bailed him out abit I suppose! Good riddance hock

Liamalfie

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He was given time at forest green and look at his record there! Let's face it he was a nice guy but not a good manager.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Funnily enough I heard this too- leading MC to say how he liked hock and hoped he would come back one day. It's true he had poor preparation to preseason with all the comings and goings and the Ross fiasco however he was out of his depth in formation tactics and subs. I think MC should have brought a head head coach above the hock I mean £80k in football terms is nothing for a
'Nice guy'

Teeth

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That's why you need a manager rather than a coach

mr jenks

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Just like a previous poster who 'had a mate' who told him the squad were in revolt at the cluelessness of hocks strategy?!

Procedentes Una

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Prosedentes
This is genuine mate, just passing on what he told me.
I didn't want the Hock either but he seemed to hit a few heart strings in his short time as coach ;(

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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My first reply to this was blocked for some reason (might of been strong language). Andy let it go mate. if this is true no wonder we struggled as our players can not have a clue. FOUR YEARS HE WASD USELESS AT FOREST GREEN. tactics where poor, fact. everywhere he went he lost a lot of games. fact. at all of his clubs year in year out his form was religation material. no way our players could of back a guy who clearly has such a bad skills set of knowlegde. Anyone who can say anything professionally positive about a guy who took the man city of none league football to near relaitagtion four years running clearly has no clue. Andy no you love him mate but why bring this up just to annoy me ;)

Bermondsey White Bermondsey White

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And enough about him being nice. I'm nice my nan is lovely, my uncles dog is a delight should we all be running leeds? I refuse to believe any professional players can rate his tatics or knowlegde. if they do results would suggest they need to seek professional counciling

Bermondsey White Bermondsey White

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Hock may have made it work if he'd been given a bit longer, we'll never know. And the players (and the indiscipline of some) can share some of the blame, because without the sendings off = a couple of more wins, DH may still have been here. But the positives are that people seem to think he is a good fitness coach, and I've not seen a post anywhere about him not being a nice person - seems he's a genuinely good guy and I wish him well. I think some other team may well take a chance on him, and I hope they do!

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP

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He may be a good coach and trainer, but the main man he is not.

SG90

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To be honest anything is believable at Leeds!

and m

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B
You took your time lol

Only telling ya what I was told bud, like it or not that's how the players felt about your best mate ;)

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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The Hock was never mine or I think it's safe to say most peoples choice .
I have to stand by something I did say which is by the time the first game was played the squad looked fitter than before .
Think he did have an up-hill struggle players getting sent off -new players coming in and not -being fit or not being able to know how they will perform etc etc.
Whatever anybody thinks he was trying to push a train!

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06 Sep 2014 12:55:30
The fact is he kept picking the wrong players simply to play it safe. Cook was overlooked big style and Mowatt. Benedicic was not given any time. How a man can pick Austin and Murphy every game is beyond me. He was supposed to showing us they way forward it was more like, back to the future. I supported him when he came but if he was still here at Christmas I think the players would have been losing faith as well.

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No way is that how they players felt, they may be being polite. it is not often players come out and say, yeah the bloke was a mug. listen to what he said in interviews, look at how his leeds team played, look at his forest green results. he was clueless and anyone with half a footballing brain would see that including our players and MC. MC hired him to fire him, quick cheap and puts the focus on hock and not MC, MC is a brilliant and very clever man. The hock is a puds

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Hock was a really nice guy and good fitness plus cameraderee guy(spelt wrong)
But he was the wrong guy at the wrong time.
We need a b-----d in charge.
MOT

pagliara

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I can tell you one that didn't approve andy,,, a certain mr McCormack last seasons top scorer who saw through him from day one.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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In the end I believe as BIGE has said, the hock played what he though was a safe option.
Young Cook of which I have not seen a massive amount of, looks class beyond his years.
Maybe had he have taken a gamble, the fans might have backed him a bit longer!

dogwise

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06 Sep 2014 17:11:20
He's gone , forget him and move on

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We will never know if hock would of made it work, but why think he would when he never made it work at non leauge forest green. as they say crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. hock failed failed and failed again, to expect him to do anything other than fail at a harder league with a smaller team (in comparision forest green where man city with loadsof money) it plain crazy. ross saw he was a joke and got out and rightly so, samy byrman was not happy either. players have visted him if true (which I doubt) it must be like when you see an old uncle who is has gone bit senial, you don't want to go but you do the right thing

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Yea you got a point there Dogwise

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Also I know a lot of lads gutted the hock has gone. and they all support millwall. gutted we are no longer certain to go down, gutted we are no longer a laughing stock and gutted he will no longer hear the hocks great interviews. that says it all. hock 0 bermonsdey white 1 (unlike the hock to lose)

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We know at least 1 (Warnock) of the 11 was in favor of Hockaday as the coach. Likable or not, the tactics were not conducive to winning. I wish him well though. He seemed like an honest guy.

virginiawhites

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Martyn
Is that the same top scorer who tried to run away in jan before the Hock was brought in!!

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Yea ok I'll hold my hands up after reading what McCormack has said about his transfer and how MC forced him out but I also read Viviani wasn't impressed with him or his tactics or his team, any way he's gone now but what baffles me is you say you didn't like him but your very defensive if anyone puts him down.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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I've NEVER been defensive of the Hock, I always said I didn't want him but WHOEVER gets the job deserve a chance to prove themselves.
Would you like to start a new job and on the first day people start shouting your s***e sack him?

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Sorry andy just wrong, not anyone who gets a job deserves a chance. his record was poor, his tactics were poor, his interviews where poor. people need to earn respect not just be given it. if a person did as bad as hock they would not work again let alone be given a promotion at a bigger company. and I would happy take hocks wages and postiions as leeds head coach tomorrow. with the job comes pressure and the fans who pay my wages deserve to have their feelings from the off. I would either prove them wrong or be sacked. hock was sacked end of really. he proves all those calling for him to be sacked staight away correct. Hock made me right by being very poor at everything he did before and during his time at leeds. now when I say hock is a joke people can agree or be wrong

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Here here, couldn't of put it better myself B

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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What his interviews were poor "I talk pizza " in reference to the Italian lads .
Your not kidding!

dogwise

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Difference is andy I wouldn't take a job that I knew I wasn't qualified for, I drive Arctics for a living so I wouldn't try convince people I was a racing driver because that would be stupid so he and MC are to blame, he shouldn't of took the job and MC shouldn't of offered him it.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Agreed marytn I have said the same. I am and actor and script writer years ago I was in blood brothers in the west end. I was offered the chance to audition for the tour that is coming up soon. I said no becuase I knew I was not upto it anymore and knew if I did I would be judged and people paying there money to see me would say he is not very good

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Utter garbage from more than a few.
If you were offered a job you thought you could do, you'd say yes.
Hock was offered a job he thought he could do. He said yes.
Good luck to the fella, I say. He gave his big chance a shot and it didn't work out. You can't blame him for giving it a go.
Not one of you would have said no in the same circumstances.

CityWhite

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Martyn
So if someone said il give ya x-amount to to drive for Ferarri you would say NO?

(Pull the other one mate)

Anyways I ONLY posted what a first team player tole me believe it or not, I think deep down you do believe it but hate the Hock that much you don't want it to be true!

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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What some of you seem to be forgetting, when you criticise his team choices, is that the majority of players we have signed are not regulars in a team. They are reserve players getting used to a demanding league. So yeah, playing Austin and/or Murphy is a safe option if they are fitter, and putting the work in on the training ground whilst the other players get up to scratch.

It was always going to be a slow burner this season, whoever was in charge, and as much as I think it was right to move on from Hock, I'm not convinced he was given time to show what he or the players could do.

15 new signings is a lot to bring into an established group and expect instant results from. They need to bond, and they need to get used to the club, the league, the fans, their team mates. Patience is key this season, it has to be because it si unlikely that we're going to turn up on Saturday and suddenly be promotion material - and if we do, then Redders is a genius!

There's definitely talent in the club now, and it needs nurturing and that takes time. Most likely we would've seen improvements over the coming weeks if Hock had stayed, but he hasn't, so we'll never know.

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Again it was hard for him but. four years forest green in that time he was garbage. please see the link I put to people slating him in the stands at forest green after four years. if it was a normal coach I would say he didn't get enough time but for what he said and what he did before he got four games more than he deserved. and city white when I was 22 I played mickey in blood brothers in the west end. this year I was offered the tour I said no, I knew I was no longer good enough so said no. hock must of known what I knew unless he is sillier than me which is possible. he must think, I stunk at forest green this is going to be harder? I fail to see how he missed what me and many others knew. if he respected himself and the club he would of said no. I respect myself and the people paying to see the new blood brothers tour so I said no. seven years ago yes but now that job and all the money that goes with it is too big for me

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B
How do you know if your good enough unless you try it?
I was in maintenance for 8yrs and was head hunted to service aircaraft, I s**t myself when I was approached and been doing it ever since.

Gordon Brown took a job he couldn't do,
David Moyes said yes to Manchester United but he was NOT good enough! Pillipa Scholari said yes to Chelski but he was NOT good enough!
Look at Andres Villas Boas (whatever his name is) how many top jobs has he had and DONE nothing. I could go on and on and on but will leave it at that.

HE WAS NOT good enough but ya can't blame the Hock for taking the job and he DEFO didn't do it for the money.

Your ONLY as good as your last job ;)

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Andy I don't hate hock I just strongly disagreed with the decision to appoint him and no I wouldn't sign for Ferrari if offered (maybe scania if they had a team " joke by the way" my point from the beginning was its all time wasted when everyone knew what the end outcome was going to be so why not get a quality man in and utilise the time we have now wasted trying a non league manager. By the way you seem very defensive of him again and when when you said believe it or not in your post well I choose NOT.

Martyn_g Martyn_g

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Martyn
I agree the Hock was a waste of time but ONLY MC knows why he set him on.

If Ferari asked you WOULD sign as would anyone.

YOU SAY YOU don't believe my post!
Then don't read them and don't comment SIMPLES mate.

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Andy I know you must love hock, maybe you are the hock as your comments suggest nothing but pure bromance. you are talking utter garbage and here is why.

how do you know if your good enough unless you try? he did try at forest green. he had lots more money had the biggest budget and transfer kitty and was none league. he failed and was there four years. so he had done this job albeit a far easier version of and he sucked so hard the fans at forest green booed hissed theatented and hated him.

also your other examples. gordon brown was left with the job due to retierment so was more interim like redders at the moment. he couldn't do job but different situation.

david moyes did well and achived at a smaller club in same league with smaller budget (so nothing like hock) fair play to DM, scholiari had won almost everything, it didn't work out at chelsea but he had every reason to think it would (again different to hock I would of given him more time had he won a couple of world cups) AVB again won treble or quadruple (and you say nothing) and had a great win rate (again unlike Hock).

if you could go on and on why did you use such bad examples? find me another guy as bad as hock then find him taking a great job (they must be proven to fail at a man city like team in poor league with years to get it right. any examples of course not jokes like hock come but once a lifetime)

not for money he was unemployed bum 90k is lot of money compared to dole plus decent payoff for short time being crap.

your only as good as your last job. forest green. now leeds nuff said me thinks?

any more posts andy. you say you don't like but seem to keep fighting the corner when no one agrees with anything you say about him and starting to look silly. please read over your posts. love your posts you normally speak sense and I love your optomism would love a beer with you, but mate you got beer goggles on when it comes to hock

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B
You talk with fork tongue mate you said the Hock should have said NO to the job in an ealier post, why didn't Gordon Brown say NO as he wasnt up to the job!
Your twisting the Scholari story I said he went to Chelski and did nothing!
If David Moyes was that good it took the Evertonians about 2hrs to get over him leaving, ask them what they think NOW!
Man utd players found him out in 3 weeks, wouldn't play for him and he was ousted!
AVB I said how many TOP jobs TOP being the operative word buddy. What did he win at Spurs after spending over £100 million? your at it again twisting my post mate, JUST ANSWER what I write without TWISTING! We won't mention his time at Chelski as I didnt. Youd make a great politician.

NO ONE agrees with the post! UTTER BULL S**T 63 agrees and 80 dissagree mate look the stats they don't lie and I don't lie.
A first team player told me and you don't like it.

Andy MOT Andy MOT

Ed01{Ed001's Note - to be fair, AVB never spent most of the money, similar to Hockaday, he was given players and told to make the best of it. In a number of cases, such as Lamela, they were players he asked not to be brought in. His time with Spurs was doomed to fail the moment Baldini decided to be an arse.}

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True ED
Someone else leevy or whoever should be held blame for the Spurs debacle but AVB is not a GOOD coach, he might be one day but not yet IMO.

Anyway just to clarify B I NEVER wanted the Hock, if it sounds like i'm sticking up for him then it wasnt intended that way. I just made a post as I was told by a first team player.
This is my last comment on a guy that has gone let's move onwards/upwards with our new coach whoever it may be!

Hock as never been as popular lol

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Fork tounge, you say you don't like hock yet stick up for him and kiss his bum at any opportunity.

i am not saying any of the people were good enough for the job, just saying all had claim to think they might be hock had no such claim. when others failed it could of been percieved as a shock when hock failed all apart from the really dumb saw it coming. I am no genius yet I knew the day he signed he was rubbish how because of what he did before. if we sign rick waller as a forward I know he won't score.

people agreeing are not saying they like the hock no one other than you like the hock and even you at times say you didn't think he was good enough. they are saying they beleieve players have looked him up since.

No one liked the hock he was never going to be good enough and wasnt and if he stayed four years we will not know but can guess it would be same as forest green or worse. he has rightly gone everyone is happy and over it apart from you. you seem to like hock and dislike smith. are you a wednesday fan or know nothing about football? and fork tounge you have said he wasnt up to job so why the sudden turn around. I think the guy who said you had a job of of I heart hock shirts for sale might be right :P

Bermondsey White Bermondsey White

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Well said B am glad it wasn't just me that saw how he jumped down anyone's throat if they dared to say bad about the hock.

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05 Sep 2014 13:45:57
Kalvin Phillips training with first team.Adryan is Batty and Alan Smith reincarnated.

Dr.T

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Adryan is playing Monday u21's, awaiting inter clearage on del fab and mont .
If anyone can get along a report would be excellent .

dogwise

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Dr.T

Is that Adryan is batty? Or Adrian is as good as David Batty and one or other of the Smiths combined? Alan I hope if that's the case

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05 Sep 2014 11:05:36
Adam Pope reporting that Paul Hart, Tony Mowbray & Chris Hughton all wants to be the next Leeds coach.

nolansonline

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05 Sep 2014 13:19:03
For gods sake not Houghton.! Would never get the fans behind him!

Doc N

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Hughton must be obsessed with Leeds. First he wants to buy all our players whilst he was manager at the carrot munchers, now he wants to be manager! I would prefer the 7 year old who has applied.

MM

PS - Happy Friday everyone. Time to get on it!

Mad Mick Mad Mick

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3 talented players that have failed as managers!!

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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All of them are carp.

GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread

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Not Mowbray - he's dire, uninspiring, dull and produced teams to match

Paolo Leeds

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Dear Mick It's web-fingered, sister loving carrot crunchers please!

dogwise

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04 Sep 2014 23:05:30
ssn reporting that Ian Culverhouse has applied for the job as coach

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Sacked for 'disiplinary reasons' by Aston Villa. It was reported that his actions at the time could have taken the club backwards. He should be desperate enough to take the job. Just what we need.

Hesslian

Ed01{Ed001's Note - he was sacked for bullying young players.}

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05 Sep 2014 08:56:11
He can apply all he wants, doesn't mean he's even in consideration.

SG90

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Hope he's told to jog on

Johno MOT

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There is a fine line between being assertive and bullying. they just don't make the young uns tough enough these days! Ha

and m

Ed01{Ed001's Note - I don't believe there to be any fine line involved in this case at all. There were two coaches, both close friends of Lambert, and both were removed very quickly. There are no grey areas in this, or he would never have allowed them to go without walking too.}

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No I don't think there is any fine line in regards to assertive and bullying .

dogwise

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Culverhouse has moved from 12/1 when I posted this yesterday to 9/4. perhaps he is going to bully MC into employing him

EddieGrayisKing EddieGrayisKing

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I remember this guy from where I live, he was Lamberts assistant at Colchester .
My nephew was a very young player on there books and does not have a good word to say about his character, his a C I D officer these days!

dogwise

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A man sacked for bullying young players in charge of a team with possibly some of the best young talent we've had since O'leary's time in charge sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. Sure I remember Cellino saying he wants to build on the youth so hopefully he'll sign someone else.

Johno MOT

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Yes Johno scary, but I don't think M C will touch him and let's be honest can you see any one picking on the youth with Redders about!
If he upset Boy wonder M C would personally kick his arse out the door .

dogwise

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04 Sep 2014 13:13:54
Interesting. Out of nowhere some bookies making Carlos Queiroz the new favourite

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP
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Just noticed that myself, can't say I know anything about him apart from write up, has worked with top clubs .

dogwise

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He's been on big money With Iran and there has been a bit of talk about a new contract, would be a strange move, class coach though.

dlaw

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04 sep 2014 18:47:09
do we think cellino can talk him into £80,000 a year? doubt it somehow!

JOHN INGHAM

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Ingham you pay for experience and MC maybe thought that's all the Hock was worth?
Speedy
It wouldn't suprise me if Eammon Dolan was fav by sat morning AMAZING ;)

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Bookies must have a fortune on our next manager

mr jenks

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I think 80k was due to hockaday being a conference coach. Why does every1 think cellino won't pay a coach a good wage?

upsanddowns

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Yeah but he's ex Man U. fergies right hand man.

LeedsSurrey

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Speedy, it was meant tongue in cheek, still can't see cellno paying big money for a coach of queiroz obvious quality.wondered how long it would be before someone mentioned his connection to that lot.surely time we moved on and concentrated on ourselves.

JOHN INGHAM

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Some people need to take a chill pill lol.
All I said was that he was favourite with some bookies. That was FACT at the time it was posted. I never said I thought it was possible he would come, or be interested, or be good or bad. BUT what it does mean when someone is the bookies favourite - is that some mug has bet their hard earned cash in believing it could happen. and one of these days it WILL be true! Let's see what tomorrow brings peeps.

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP

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04 Sep 2014 11:50:47
Alan Shearer is in leeds, just seen him in moortown, maybe nothing but just saying

alwoodleyleeds

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04 Sep 2014 12:46:25
Think shearer is a bit too old to replace Rossco IMO

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At a golf tournament

Slingsby White

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He's doing a stupid charity golf helicopter thing

Dr.T

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Let's hope this is the closest "Mr No Personality" gets to ER….

Marktenjag

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Just passing through with a bit of luck

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04 Sep 2014 06:46:05
Possible loan for Lewis baker young Chelsea midfielder.

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03 Sep 2014 22:40:52
Reported that Neil Redfern is going to get a run as Manager. All those surprised, please stand up. Silence.

sjo5050

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Seems like a lot of people linked are distancing themselves from the job, I wonder if Cellino's reputation is coming bk to bite him on the bum. I hope if it does go wrong for Redders that they allow him to return to his original post. Not that I want it to go wrong obviously it'd be great if he gets us playing attractive football and bringing through the youth as well I just don't think Cellino will be patient enough.

Johno MOT

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04 Sep 2014 07:12:56
nice but again mc saving money

onwardandupward

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If its true it's bad news and will end in tears - and not too long to wait either. I also don't think Redfearn has it in him to deliver. Fine with kids but not the seniors. Bad all round. Who is next for the academy?

Hesslian

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If so then MC not really learning from past mistakes, NR will be better than hock for sure but not what the club need right now i.e. a strong coach/manager who knows how to handle multi-national squads and has a track record in this league.

NR ok for short-term but not for moving us on longer term, seems no long term plan by doing this but then again MC may change his mind in a couple of days.

DG the voice of reason

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I'm with you Johno. If he does get a run, here's to it being successful, but if not let him go back to his original job where he has been doing so well.

JT JT

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MC is in the States atm, and I'd be amazed if he appointed a new coach without meeting them at length. This maybe just his way of saying Redders will stay at the helm until he makes his choice - maybe a few weeks or so.
Personally don't have a problem with that, think we are in pretty safe hands - and if a few weeks deliberation leads to a better choice than one made too hastily, so much the better imo

SpeedygRIP SpeedygRIP

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04 Sep 2014 13:11:53
We do not know what is going on in the background. I would rather have NR give it a go until the right person can 'man up' and take on the role rather than knee jerk and employ any muppet! If it al becomes too much then as most people have implied - he steps back into his previous role. It makes financial sense if he is happy to give it a go. I don't think the players or the club has anything to lose - Leeds will need more staff though, we cannot afford to neglect the reserves or the youth teams. A top name who has a good pedigree would be fantastic but they are not exactly queuing up outside ER are they!

PPeacock PPeacock

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Redders as manager eh!
Seeing MC has been looking for a COACH maybe that's why it's taking so long ;)

Andy MOT Andy MOT

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Would be a good idea for MC to take a few weeks to look for the right coach, in the interim take a look at NR to see if he turns the team around.

At Bolton at least he picked a better formation, included a mix of the new players and the kids. Didn't keep picking Austin, Tongue, and the other tried and failed players that NW, BM, and DH kept selecting.

DH kept picking the BM failures even when MC had bought a dozen new players - dumb! no wonder MC sacked him.

Paolo Leeds

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To me, the biggest worry about this is that once he is the manager, there is no going back.

He's working wonders with the reserves and academy, do we really want to lose such an asset to the club by giving him the managerial position on a whim?

xryzflec

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03 Sep 2014 21:02:29
Complete Hunt going to the Blades next week.

GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread GeorgeIntegrityWhitebread
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Please please please, worst player ever to play for Leeds, I don't care what people say that he try's hard he gives 100%. So what I can run about and give 100% and still of come closer to scoring than that fool! good riddance. MOT

Robbiebell

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I bet we will have to stump up a significant % age of his wages though, how long is his contract for?

Procedentes Una

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He signed a two-year deal last year, so he's out of contract next summer. The rumor to Sheffield United is an emergency loan, so we'd still be on the hook in the new year for 6 more months.

virginiawhites

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Car and Drive comes to mind, have to agree along with kebe one of the worst players to put on a leeds united shirt. Hail the new bread Adryan, Cook, Sharp et al MOT

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