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15 Apr 2014 23:24:51
From a very good source inside ER.

MC to keep BMD & GIBBO (if they want to stay after he gets rid of the rest of the back room staff)
8 players to be shipped out in the summer (sorry NO names were mentioned)
Also my informer says MC very funny guy but MAD as a hatter ;)

AndyMOT

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8 players are out of contract in the summer anyway. i'd expect more to be shipped out by MC either put on transfer list or paid off.

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I bet more than 8 get shipped out loads of dead wood out of contract

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Like the sound of that Andy, cheers. I think Gibbs could turn out to be very good and if BMD is as committed to Leeds as he says then he will be staying. 8 sounds about right too, cool

vidlufc

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Lets quote the obvious shall we? 8 players out of contract, none of them any good, none of them with any sell on value, why would he want to keep any of them then? There may be another 3, 4 or 5 going as well if we can get shut? BUT would you want BM to bring another 9, 10 or 11 players in to replace them? Just look at Hunt, Kebie, Stewart, wooton, Zakalusis, none first choice none any good none an improvement, and now we hear Cellino don't him to play Murphy further up field? First one out the door should be BM the man has not got a clue!!

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You'd have to be Mad as a hatter to take on the shambles the previous few administrations have left us in. I don't think it's ever going to get dull when MC is around. All aboard for bumpy ride. Can't wait!!

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15 Apr 2014 16:29:38
Leedss trying to sign Emyr Huws from Man City on season long loan as from next season, currently with Birmingham, and a full Welsh international at only 20.

A.S

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NOT the type of player we need. We ll get him and he'll be terrible like Wickham, Vokes, Livermoore, Bannan, Smith, Mcsheffrey.

We need experience, Micheal Doyle / Jonathan Douglas type players.

{Ed003's Note - A lot of folk are raving about Huws.}

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15 Apr 2014 23:36:13
In my opinion we should keep ross mc and get a striker next to him like yeboah. This would be great for Ross to have a big, strong striker that's able to score next to him. Go easy first time

Corkleeds

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Ive been saying that lately. Jozy Altidore type player

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16 Apr 2014 10:25:11
If we could get joy altidore that would be amazing

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15 Apr 2014 09:03:43
The current bun saying Ross mc cormack is Leicesters number one target for next seasons premier league campaign.

Will be hard to keep him, so how much is he worth?

I think in excess of 6-8mill

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This will be a good test for MC, and BMcD if he's still here. I agree little chance of keeping Ross, but will be interesting to see what fee they can get - sick and tired of our decent players been let go for next to nothing over the years. I'd be very interest to hear from regular match goers (sufferers), who we have that we really need to keep at all costs. Is there anyone? Sam B?

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Why would it be hard to keep him, Cellino doesn't sell his best players.And fester will only be prem for 1 season

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Everyone has a price even RMC

lufc spain

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15 Apr 2014 14:38:31
4mil! If Leicester's main striker is McCormack next season then they'll be straight back down, he's alright but 8 mil is just stupid

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What he is worth is only part of it. MC doesn't need the money from the sale of ross so unless they are willing to offer a good amount MC has no reason to accept the bid.

Piemonsta

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Id let him go, 6m is way more than he's worth imo.

Probably gunna get slated for this but I think he's overrated and won't no where near as good next season.

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Vardy and a few million would do it, I know they won't let vardy go. Can't see it myself Pearson seems to sign young pacy players like we should be.the new lad they just got from France for 600k is some player. Just showes if u have a good scouting system and a good manager u don't have to spend millions. Since Pearson went back they stopped signing players for silly money and ended up promoted.

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Id. Say 5 mill would be a good shout

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I think if we could get 6 mill out of Leicester then that would be very good business. I really like McCormack and he has been excellent this season but I can't see him being much of a threat in the Premiership.

Ste_G_91

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I'd say that RM, Byram and Pearce are the 'big 3' that we have to keep. I'd also keep the following, and give them the chance to prove their worth: Lees, White, Mowatt, Dawson, Murphy, Smith. Warnock, Peltier & Kenny can stay and see out their contracts (though I would let those 3 go if anyone else wants them). Everyone else needs to go ASAP. Chapel A

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He is the only player at elland road with any form of class would rather let sam bryam go as I think sb is over rated, error prone and made of glass. think what van woflskinle for norwich signed for I think ross is worth around 6 but wouldn't let him go for less than 8 if we don't need the money, we should built our team around him, like with snodgrass not let him go

Bermondsey White

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Pearce in our prized 3 he is pony mate he looks scared of having the ball . Our scouts need to stop looking at poor British players and look abroad

{Ed003's Note - going registered only soon guys. (just a reminder)

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15 Apr 2014 19:08:17
How is 4 or 5 mil stupid. didn't they reject 6 mil from cardiff in jan

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Pearce a pony? i'm sure you can't have watched any games this season he's one of the only ones with an ounce of passion.

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Yes I think Pearce is pony I've been to half a dozen games this season at Elland rd and he doesn't impress me. It's my opinion chief . I think we need a total overhaul in the summer. Does having Ross up top stifle other players . Passion don't keep clean sheets . Composure and talent do.

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I would take 6 million and Wood from the foxes then we can use that 6 mill to strengthen the team

wherenotpooranymore

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6 million is a great shout and get 2 fast forwards who knows where the net is Matty fryatt is a good player who has scored goals for fun in championship

Carllufc

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Surely it's more important to hold on to ross as he is proven at championship level- need him to get us out of this league -worry about him as a PREM player when we are back there

GRIFFMOT

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We shouldn't be letting him go full stop. If we're going to win promotion we need to have a spine in our team then build around it. McCormack is very much part of that spine, like city's is kompany toure and ageuro. The annoying thing is some people who are saying oh let him go for such and such fee, will be the ones moaning when we fail again next season after letting one of our key players leave. How are we supposed to win promotion if we let the leagues top goal scorer and no doubt our player of the year leave.

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I don't get why people are saying to sell for big money, surely the point now is we have an owner willing to invest in the team! We have a proven striker who we know will be key in a promotion push, can you guarantee that with any kind of money. Get rid of the deadwood and use the wages to get in some players that can do a job. People are always on about spending X million on players it's the wage bill we need to sort out and not waste money on players that can't cut it! It's the first time in years we have an owner in MC that can shake the club up a bit it's his own cash and he will only get a payday on promotion so will have to succeed one way or another! MOT exciting times ahead (fingers crossed)

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How are people even considering saying they'd let him leave. We are not obliged to sell any of our best players and RM is by far our best player, we're not a club that is desperate for money. I think BM will still be here next season and he for 1 will not sell RM. 4/5mil is crazy talk. We rejected 6 from Cardiff. So if there was a price it would have to be above 6mil.

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14 Apr 2014 14:28:22
Strong rumours in and out of lufc are suggesting leeds are very close on the signing of kieran Westwood. Butland will not be allowed to leave stoke in the summer as begovic looks set for a move to spain so Sunderlands number 2 is looking for regular football after sunderland confirmed mannone will remain at the club again. Top class Westwood. Leeds would be the ideal move him. Mot

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Had a promising career when he left carlisle to coventry seemed to stagnate in my opinion in not so good teams. Still young enough to get it back

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Wasn't we linked to him a couple of seasons ago, sure he turned leeds down for Sunderland, prefer a younger keeper!

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Unless he is being released then NO TRANSFER till July

WildR

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14 Apr 2014 13:33:49
Rumour has it that MC has had talks with Fabio Capello over the last few days.

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Memo to MC: Don't even think about it. Remember World Cup in South Africa? Not a pretty sight on Capello's CV. Okay I don't believe the rumour either but just in case .

fatfreddyscat

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14 Apr 2014 15:32:16
This all started because the guy that was in the box with MC looked similar to him (but not him)

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Mc wants a coach not a manager

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I suppose we will be linked to all Italian managers now just because Massimo is Italian does not mean we will have an Italian manaer next season belly the white

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Well, I would welcome a world class manager. Brian McDermott is not good enough, just because he's now in a tracksuit does not mean he knows jack about running a decent side and playing people in correct positions, Mr Cellino, don't give him a penny more to blow on rubbish!

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Lol, as if anyone could believe nonsense like this.

SG90

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Oh dear! Not really worth dignifying with a comment. Obviously a big no thanks -we need a hungry, driven manager, out to prove themselves, not a bored multi-millionaire pensioner. And where would Cellino have found the time the last few days? He's giving Brian until the end of the season to buy himself time, and no doubt put put some feelers as to who might fit the bill as Brian's successor. Chapel A

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Well as their both Italian that could well be true, however he will not be the next Leeds manager,

Stickey

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14 Apr 2014 12:24:22
Enterprise Insurence will not be sponcers next season

ls11 wilby

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You might be right but nothing has been discussed yet as of course you must know.
Jeff

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I would have thought it obvious as Cellino has had to pay them off to avoid the winding up order?

Why would you want to advertise a company who are prepared to do that out of spite, on the club shirts?

Leeds4alongtime

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Lol enterprise insurance paid 6 mill upfront start of season for 3years the money mc 0paid off was a loan which mc paid off in full still has 2years sponsorship unless mc wants to pay back another 4 mill

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Current shirts were onsale for £10 each at the blackpool home match, think that tells a story for next year ;(

Andy MOT

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I heard earlier in the year that when Flowers issued the writ there was talk of 'Help Link' making a significant announcement but they never did. I doubt very much that Enterprise Insurance will still be the shirt sponsors next season. Also rumoured that Cellino is not happy with the current deal that Macronhas tied the club into till 2017.!

Hopeful Leeds fan

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It costs £500,000 a year to sponsor Leeds United and I hear Enterprise are still interested.
However Clipper Logistics are also a possibility.
Come on Leeds United.
All white for me.
Jeff

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Good! Chapel A

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It won't cost LUFC a penny to get out of this contract as the new sponsors will pay them off!

BigMicky

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Thought you was big on the inside of er with contacts jeff fact start of season 3year contract worth 6mill paid upfront by enterprise insurance

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14 Apr 2014 09:39:45
Leeds looking at Southend keeper David Bentley, on newsnow, mot

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You mean Daniel bentley not David

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14 Apr 2014 09:21:48
Latest rumour off here is the city and daily mail (probably false) is that Daniel Bentley, Scunthorpe's highly rated 20 year old could be on his way here. McDermott insisted he wanted to start looking at potential targets even though he didn't know if he will remain here. Sounds plausible with kenny knocking on and Butland returning to Stoke end of season.

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Let's hope so 3points against Barnsley to relieve the pressure then big clear out and start afresh cross fingers mot

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He plays for Southend not Scunthorpe

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13 Apr 2014 10:40:48
Heard thru the grape vine by my brother Fred makley who's girlfriends dad works in the scouting staff for the great leeds that Cellini wants to bring in a Italian striker who's you and experience. Heard it could be Macheda but I don't want him at leeds after he played for them MOT!

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Did you say the same about Gordon Strachan? what a bad move that was LOL

Foz62

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We are going to be linked with every italian under the sun now Cellino is in charge. But so what if he played for 'them' he is good striker who will do well in this league.

Ste_G_91

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Who really cares in 2013? Are some of us still really living in the stone age (aka the 80s)? Wootton, Stewart & Pugh would be rubbish regardless of who they'd played for before. And Strachan, Giles, Cantona, Jordan & McQueen were ace regardless of pre- or post-Leeds CVs. Chapel A

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And you forgot ferdinhand Chaple A, I agree I don't care who they played for as long as they do ood for us would gladly have Mata, rooney (although he is overated in my opinion) de gea if they might be interested in a move across the penines

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13 Apr 2014 10:03:33
I've heard that Cellino wants Leeds in a all white strip for the next season. Said he remembered Leeds back in the sixties and seventies in that and he wants a return to something akin. Heard also that he's trying to get a deal with Kappa for the season after. He's not a fan of Macron matchstick men but there agreement lasts for a few more years. A much better Leeds yesterday. Let's hope it continues

Hopeful Leeds fan

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The performance was down to Cellino but mainly Gibbs who ran the show. McDonut in ill fitting track suit sat sulking in the dug out. Gibbs gave Murphy a more attacking roll, not having him tracking back, he can do more damage up front. MorleyWhite

MorleyWhite

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Can we have the smiley face badge aswell and re invent the sock ties they were great days

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Nike would be better or addidas

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Finally! Should always be an all white kit, and whilst your at it make the away kit all yellow as well please

Johno MOT

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All white with smiley badge would do me. I also like kappa

Jeremy Paxman

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13 Apr 2014 13:22:29
All white strip would be great (sadly I'm old enough to remember the great Revie era), and think Massimo is entitled to want to put his stamp on things, so by all means a new badge in his honour. Went to Elland Road for first time in ages yesterday, and obviously win was most welcome (against a very mediocre side). If that was a much improved performance, my heart bleeds for the garbage you regulars must have had to endure recently

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You are 100% correct it's All white next season and don't be surprised if it's Enterprise the sponsor.

Survivor

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13 Apr 2014 15:52:23
Nike wouldn't sponsor us, it would be there 'Avec teamwear' sponsor just with the nike badge. Teams like bradford Southend palace Peterborough ect have it! But yeah kappa would do me just fine

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Would love to see us all in White again with the smiley badge or even the owl MOT

Billys Boots

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Great -bring it on. All our strips with coloured trim have been pretty rubbish -and the current one is dreadful. Generally, the more gimmicky the strip, the worse we are. The same is even truer of the away strips -the pinstriped Scotland-blue away number of the relegation season, anyone? The black/day-glo number that helped get Grayson sacked? Purity and consistency = integrity, consistency and class. We are Leeds! Chapel A

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Nike would make our kits look at Barnsley, Oxford united and leyton orient all use nike not avec.

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"All white strip would be great (sadly I'm old enough to remember the great Revie era)"

Nothing sad about that mate, I'd feel sad if I'd only supported Leeds for the past ten or so (camp site) years, at least we know how great Revie's team was.

Leeds4alongtime

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Current home strip with the stripe in the middle, and the brown away are awful in my opinion. From a distance, looks like the players are naked! Nike did the good three - all white, all yellow and all blue (STRONGBOW).

octopus eats crocodile

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14 Apr 2014 00:14:26
use the 1972 kit

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Defo seeing that happen, Celino is a football owner who knows a bit and wants to revert to Leed original status

NorthEastWhite

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Would love all white strip although I like the blue and yellow away not plain yellow and blue and yellow was how they were oringally. I would love the white rose badge back in honour of our last league win also that was badge when I started supporting the mighty whites and think we are going back to them days slowly but surely mot

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13 Apr 2014 09:46:16
Rumours saying cellino wants a new badge

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Not heard this rumour. However it would be nice to have a badge similar to yah old rose one.

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How many fans (like me) will need another badge tattoo then!

Darren W

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It would draw a line under the dreck of the last ten years .

fatfreddyscat

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Not sure we need another entirely new one -we've had too many already for a club of our stature. I agree the current one is too bland and corporate though. So I would favour a return to one of our classic ones -either the smiley or 'LUFC'? The rose reminds me too much of the 80s personally; plus, we are Leeds (a city as well as team to brag about), not Yorkshire -that's cricket. Chapel A

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Why the hell do LUFC insist on changing their badge every few years? It's ridiculous, most clubs with tradition and pride have the same badge for 'life'. I personally love the Leeds badge and so should all true Leeds fans. And don't forget that there are thousands of fans with the current badge proudly tattooed onto their bodies for life.
LEAVE WELL ALONE!

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Could be a good idea if we went back to an old style badge as we could be doing with an old style kit

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Its true my friend was on the train with cellino and siad they chatted for 30 mins and he said he wants a new badge

Ben_Hall10

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I was the original poster of this and it may be a bit unclear sorry it might be a new badge or go back to an old badge hence the requested all white retro style kit

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Bring back the old 'single' peacock. (the one that looked like an Owl). That the one I will always remember Billy kissing. and yes. we wore it on a red strip

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I like the idea of a new badge for a new era but will our new era work out I hope so maybe should get the new badge for when we're back in the premier league

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Actually, just reading about the past badges and kits. It was an Owl not a Peacock. my mistake sorry. Fredh

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Smiley, for me. Our greatest and most inimitable badge, ever!
CityWhite.

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I would love a change of badge hopefully an old one but wouldn't hate a new one for a new era. Like the style of our current badge but not the people who put it in place and why they put it in place (to sit with a current european market by risdale) draw a line under the last ten years with new/old badge to kiss. for me the leeds badge will always be the rose one, I understand the cricket referance but as a london based leeds fan we are pride of yorkshire and should have a white rose on our badge

Bermondsey White

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14 Apr 2014 12:52:25
Leave the badge alone! What is wrong with you all. We wore that badge in a Champions League semi final, Kev & Chris were wearing it in Istanbul, Beckford was wearing it when he scored the winner at Old Trafford. I'm proud of it and so should you be (stop living in the past).

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To the above post you can't live like that, white rose badge had great momries to, getting promoted, winning league etc. same with older badges, very narrow minded and simple view, if we get new badge hopfully that will have many new great memories, remember the current badge was once new and now fans like you see it as the one, a new badge would become that to a new generation of fans, one thing for sure current badge has been with us at our lowest eb so has worst place in our history, more I think about it more I want a change

Bermondsey White

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12 Apr 2014 16:44:20
This is just a rumor that's why I'm posting it but my cousin Ross coine who works in the back room staff heard some of the scouts who watched us get thrashed by bourmoth a couple weeks back say they would like to bring in there striker Lewis grabban. He really impressed as they tore us apart I'd like to see him at leeds personally MOT!

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Aside from all the protracted ownership distractions, Leeds United's collapse in results and form coincided with Dexter Blackstock's injury. I am not suggesting he was our best player but it enabled us to have far better attacking options and create more chances/space for Ross to capitalise on. An approach for a fit again Blackstock may bring better rewards next season. It's clear that Cellino is going to recruit quality next season with far less financial constraint than the past decade. Nice to get three points and a clean sheet today. MOT

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Think your bang on . Blackstock suited our play, and we were a very good side whilst he was here. Give specky a chance, I think he will do the job .

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Lewis grabban would be a fantastic sighning for leeds if there are any legs in the rumour. quality player.

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We certainly need someone of that ilk, to provide some class support for RM (with Dr Who as a useful bench option). Agree 100% re Blackstock. Chapel A

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11 Apr 2014 17:27:52
I hear someone has stolen some club funds to pay for kit. It's a shame they didn't steal some of the players.

Hopefully we may have a new kit for 2014-15. His Italian team have Kappa which are quite good shirts.

Never a dull moment at Leeds.

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Personally hoping for Nike or Adidas

F92

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11 Apr 2014 20:45:39
As long as we get back to all white, yellow, blue, who gives a cares

APN-ING63

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Kit as in the "spy" camera kit

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I´m sure someone will Twigg who´s done it. LOL. MOT

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11 apr 2014 23:22:23
so haigh has resigned shame i said this man was a serpent and twisted and turned to what suited him!but shock! misappropriated funds! and shock hidden camaras and sound equipment in the board room! and toilets! and he resigned a bit of a coincidence ah! the police are now investigating! but the serpent now says i have arranged for sport capital to convert (some) of the loans made to the club into shares yes about a tenner i bet! and once complete, those shares will be given to the fans' so it truly will be the fans' club well haigh this is the fans club! and if you want to redeem your self turn over all of your shares to the fans and not a token amount for a desperate pr stunt to save face!you are not a true leeds fan and have been in it for what you could bleed from this great club only >mot

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13 Apr 2014 19:57:05
All white at Elland Road. Don't give a fig what we wear away really as long as it's cool.

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Arnt they selling these shirts off buy one get one free so the guy stole like £10 from the club LOL

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14 Apr 2014 12:26:21
They cost £5 for the club to make I know GFH are tight but that's next level stuff

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11 Apr 2014 17:27:46
Told you it all yesterday but you didn't post.
He's been invited to talk to the police.
Handcuffs at dawn.

Survivor

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Faith in you has vanished ;(

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Fire enough arrows in the air some will hit something, so like nostrodaum here are my future perdictions for leeds

leeds will get promoted by 2017
alan smith will return as coach
eddie grey will slag off another leeds perfomance this year
Brain Mac will get sack
brain mac will resgin
MC will not be good for the club and we will get relegated
alan smith will never return to the club in any capacity
MC is the massaiah and leeds will win prem in five years
Brian Mac will leads us to promotion and european glory

oh yes survivor two can play that game and everyone on this site has full faith in you

Bermondsey White

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Who are you?
We were only talking about Alan yesterday at lunch.
Would be great to see him back at ER.
Jeff

Survivor

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Why would it be good to see him back at Elland Rd? He's a div 1 player and what credential's has he got as a coach?

AA

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Love to see a Leeds boy back coaching.
I know his playing days are over but he's a Leeds boy.
Want more like him.
Jeff

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13 Apr 2014 17:58:21
not bothered about a local boy back to do some coaching. I just want someone who knows what he's doing - not bothered where he comes from

RS

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14 Apr 2014 12:23:42
he would definitely want to coach at Leeds right up untill the point manchester united want him as a coach

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My post about smith was a joke, smith had no technique and was very overrated, couldn't score at united and wasnt prolific at leeds, he was abouts gut and heart and you can't coach that might as well have me as a coach techniqully i'm a better player and i'm a keeper

Bermondsey White

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I have a friend who is one of the medical staff at MK Dons and actually Smith is quite highly rated as a coach especially by the younger players. Yes he needs more experience and some coaching badges before he comes to us but I think he will return one day.

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11 Apr 2014 16:52:14
Heard from popey on radio Leeds that David haigh has resigned with immediate effect.

Also reports of a theft and police have been involved. No other details have been released.

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Leeds over the past 10 + years would make a Hollywood blockbuster

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It's not a theft, it's hidden cameras have been found

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11 Apr 2014 16:46:31
Spy cameras in board room and toilets found by Cellino men it just gets better, were they put there before takeover or just after you couldn't make this lot up, you wouldn't trust GFH with anything or was it Bates??

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Could we have a third option 'unbelievable but true' please?

fatfreddyscat

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Leeds over the last 12 years would make a epic movie it's never boring being a leeds fan

Gunner80

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At the Simon Grayson night in Sherburn about 6 months ago he said that 1 of the board members from Bates' days hid in the toilets at TA listening into what the players were discussing. So I wouldn't put it past Bates and I also would put it past GFH.
MOT

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Yes its true, hidden cameras have been found all over the new east stand offices, it will all come out in the next week or so .

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Haigh and Bates got to be involved

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Who helped (I use the word helped lightly)
Fund the east stand?
PS ;)

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I really can't see Bates doing anything like that.

F

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This could only happen at leeds

Carlleeds

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11 Apr 2014 16:43:47
David Haigh has resigned and he is being questioned by the police.

Survivor

{Ed013's Note - It doesn't say that he is getting questioned, it says the police are investigating hidden cameras at the club}

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In all fairness to survivor he did mention him having his security pass taken off him either yesterday or day before, redeeming yourself seems Possible here jeff. Harte of leeds

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As usual, truth we already know, the rest is nonsense

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11 Apr 2014 16:40:09
Haigh has gone! YEP confirm this

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11 Apr 2014 03:05:31
i keep hearing about Figo! how many people really think this is a possibility?

leeds89

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I think there is more chance of getting Fig Roll than Figo!. Has he he got any management experience, not even sure if he has his coaching badges?

Oxfordwhite

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Maybe he's on about the FIAT FIGO as new shirt sponsors lol

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I didn't know he had come out of retirement but he probably could do a job up front for us. I'm guessing he's not as quick as he once was! Hopefully Hunt and Stewart will drop down the pecking order if he signs

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11 Apr 2014 10:01:46
Is figo still involve in football?

liam mally mot

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Figo doesnot have a coaches badge
Big Grah

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Figo is an ambassador for the Stop TB Partnership in the fight against tuberculosis. He works closely with Internazionale, serving as an ambassador for the club at functions across Europe. He is also a board member of the Inter Campus charity project run by Inter Milan.

I think he is a bit pre-occupied to be honest mate.

Ste_G_91

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He was past it 8 years ago why would we want an old fart who will increase our wage budget? Would rarther have varney and that is saying summat

Carlleeds

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Fiat Figo?! I think Ford Fusion is more Cellino's style after seeing him in one yesterday.

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Yeah I heard this too along with roberto carlos and romario!

irish leeds fan!

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Sorry to rain on your wedding.
I know for sure he isn't coming but I wish he was.
I have a signed contract from Luis but we can't afford the great man and as far as I know he doesn't have a licence.
He lives in Albufeira in Portugal and is very rich and happy.
Believe me I would love to see him at ER but it won't happen
jeff

Survivor

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Figo was doing champions league draw earlier

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11 Apr 2014 22:55:07
Do you mean Frodo, unfortunately like our back 4 he's not very good in the air.

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Survivor
You know for SURE he's not coming?
Don't tell me you personally know him lol

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10 Apr 2014 16:40:23
Football League have decided not to intervean on the MC takeover .Great news for Leeds :) Full steam ahead now without worrying about our future .MC is the right man for the job and does genuinly have Leeds at heart and will give 100% .He has paid £500,000 allready to hm revenue and hear he will buy ER in the next week .

Carlleeds

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Where did you hear about this? I can't find it anywhere I hope your right?

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Yes . another step in the right direction. june hopefully the last obstacle, then let's fill e/road, and remind the world who we are. leeds. leeds leeds. Massimo I believe.

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10 Apr 2014 17:47:12
It's reported on tv sports

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10 Apr 2014 17:50:11
Fl will intervene in june if court report says massimo acted dishonstley regarding yacht tax case if so they can bring fit and proper test back on him hopefully we will get good news in june mot

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IT is true a brief snippet from the FL STATEMENT THEIR SITE. "In the current absence of detailed reasons for the conviction from the Sardinian Court and having taken into account the principles of Italian law, an independent QC reached a different conclusion. On this basis, Massimo Cellino is cleared to be a Director of Leeds United." MOT

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On OS and tv news

noswod46

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They can't intervene later - As we have already seen with other owners with dubious backgrounds, once they are in that is it.
The FL have ratified the takeover so whatever happens further down the line won't affect MC being a director.
He can now concentrate on sorting out the mess that GFH left behind.
I am sure that there will be more revelations about the books coming soon once he has had a proper look at them.
MC will then prove to the FL and all the doubters that he will do a good job at Leeds and try to get them back to where they have been before

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At last! HAPPY DAYS!

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10 Apr 2014 23:52:55
Can we stay up though few hard games coming after Blackpool?

{Ed003's Note - what do you mean 'after' ! }

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11 Apr 2014 08:05:33
It's all ok'd in a statement in the FL website.

http://www.football-league.co.uk/footballleaguenews/20140410/football-league-statement-massimo-cellino_2293334_3759680

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The news was on ssn News.Leeds united is a sleeping giant and I am very suprised someone has just noticed what potential leeds has. There has been to many people in charge of Leeds inhn the past ten years that don't have a cluye how to run a club and that's why we are still in Airbus. MC will sort this mess out he has many years experience of running a club and he is a football man not just some muppet wanting money from Leeds and bleeding us dry

Carlleeds

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Time to believe

Yabohas boot

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10 Apr 2014 11:37:04
Hi ed, just read something about cellinio and it said briefly about the takeover not being ratified, so if this is true could the fl say that he can't be out owner?

Delboy04

{Ed002's Note - Cellino has largely taken owner and holds 75% of the Leeds shares.}

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What time is the league meeting today ed?

Carllufc

{Ed003's Note - don't know sorry.}

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They have no choice but to ratify it. They have to be seen to abide by their own appeal process, otherwise they wouldn't have a leg to stand on legally. They are basically just posturing, pretending its their final decision when both we and they know the outcome of the appeal process in binding with no further counter appeal.

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10 Apr 2014 16:39:12
Just seen on tv fl not doing anything till june and to see if mc was dishonest regarding the yacht tax case mot

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Much as the football league hate us, they can't stop massimo now

haribohazzard

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11 Apr 2014 10:03:57
Football league ratifies massimo cellino takeover off leeds united happy dayz bowt time MOT

liam mally mot

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10 Apr 2014 09:33:38
Been told paddy kenny will be in goal for sat game hope it's right

Leedskurt

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I hope so too. I know paddy gets a lot of stick but he's been brilliant this season for us. Butland had an outstanding debut but the amount he has conceded since is alarming to say the least. I was never a Butland fan. I thought he was massively overrated. After watching the game vs middlesboro I admit I had changed my opinion, but now I'm starting to think I was right again but in fairness the defence and midfield allow too much pressure on the keeper.

AliLUFC

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Jack butland is miles better then kenny not his fault he has a crap slow defence infront of him kenny is a midget and not good enough for a league 1 side

Carllufc

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As long as he stays away from McCormack's and Hunt's (Soccer CIty) Bar he will do fine.

Buckstone Whites

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CarlLUFC: to be fair Paddy had exactly the same 'crap defence' in front of him and conceded less goals.

AliLUFC

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09 Apr 2014 16:07:42
some good news soon for Cellino.
CAGLIARI 9 APR - For the new Sant'Elia (stadium) an American investment fund is ready to shell out around 85 million (not sure Euro�s or dollars). The manager Luca Silvestrone, who is the representative of the U.S. group concerned is at the stadium in Cagliari, has not yet revealed the identity of these new buyers. In "Only a matter of days - he said - then everything will be clear. Management of the new construction of the stadium and the club management will be Italian."mot

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Thought I had read somewhere he no longer owned stadium?.

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It for a new stadium 30-35, 00 seater, to be completed by 2017. mot

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Looks like his fiat is being turned into a Ferrari and his Ferrari into a skip

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He never has owned stadium

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Cellino has just made his first top quality signing! He's agreed a contract with Paul McKenna to work with Brian and all the first team squad until the end of the season so that McKenna can use all the material for his latest book "I can make even you believe that you are a decent footballer - Honest, I can"

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Anyone read the letter to the leeds players from a fan on Popeys twitter? It's very very good!

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Why is that good news for MC?

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Hope he can sort this mess out let's hope we stay up he could end up being a legend

Gunner80

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09 Apr 2014 14:31:30
ive heard on the grapevine today that if norwich get relegated this season that leeds will try and bring bradley johnson back to the club, we could do with someone like him to help rudy out in midfield the poor lad carnt do it all is self

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Can do better than Johnson and Austin needs to go

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Rudy can't do it at all, that's been part of the problem this season

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Help him out? Try replace him. Rudy is finished.

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Too many words at the end pal. Need to remove 'all is self' and you'd be spot on.

ProudPeacock

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09 Apr 2014 17:12:37
What about Snodgrass instead?

APN-ING63

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Would rather have snodgrass without a doubt but this is just what I heard

dsmith38

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Would love Howson back as well MOT

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No no no no no.

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09 Apr 2014 18:18:31
Austin is awful! league 1 at best! anyway while we are at it bring howson back with the other traitors! lol, AIM HIGHER AND BUY BETTER! Markymafia

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Austin would do a vinny jones job if he had DECENT midfielders round him, can't pass, can't defend but will ruffle a few feathers in the middle of the park ;)

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I remember the days when Bradley played for Leeds and the majority of fans on these forums were slagging him off. How times change!

Lucas is God

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09 Apr 2014 19:44:16
I can't believe this rumour has any legs whatsoever, I was a fan of Bradley when he was here, thought he could make the step up with ease, I was wrong.

He's struggled to get 90 mins at the worst team in the Premier League, not what we should be looking for.

Would no doubt prove a good purchase at this level, and is better than what we have, but would get shipped out as soon as we go up. No point changing the team after getting promoted, we need players now that will keep us in the prem, not just get us there

KentishWhite

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Never get back old players where moving forward now, listend to the game last night I can, t believe players can be so bad seems like they have given up trying . any way i'm new on here, been reading on this site for months now brill site ed keep it up .

somerset whites

{Ed013's Note - Thanks buddy}

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Hi all eds where on earth did this report come from regarding the tax debt why on earth is this another debt those people gfh have landed us with yet again do you guys know if there's anymore to come out and if not what is our total debt to this moment owing bloody blood sucking gfh parasites please massimo buy the rest of the shares THEN JUST TELL GFH TO DO ONE
HALF MILLION £ we owe geez parasites sooner they go better
KEEP UP GREAT JOB YOU GUYS
REGARDS
LEEDS for life MOT

Wingy Mk

{Ed013's Note - It wouldn't surprise me if there was more debt hiding, but lets not forget Massimo knows how to run a club properly and will soon fish these clowns out. You couldn't write it could you, the HMRC issue a winding up order on the 1st April (April Fools) to Leeds for the unpaid 500K, Cellino pays it on the first day in Leeds as the owner! If I could offer him any advice at all, it would be to get the remaining 25% as GFH and their shareholders will just keep milking the club}

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HELP Rudi? Rudi will be nowhere near the first team next year. But Bradley is more than welcome to replace him. Chapel A

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Austin's not bad but he's just a defensive midfielder we need creativity Johnson's in the same mold as Austin 2 of them in midfield wouldn't work I'd take howson back tomorrow though and snoddy maybe even becchio

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Totally agree their with you on that bud!thought captain Birdseye was a joker but by god he's a saint By comparison! Have you spoken to massimo at all if so what's you're honest take on him as of now I just can't believe he has just been so positive towards LEEDS after all that keeps happening as a negative he turns into positive . let us know you're opinion bud cheers wingy

Wingy Mk

{Ed013's Note - I haven't mate, I wish I could have gotten to the Old Peacock earlier for a pint, but had to work}

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We offloaded Johnson because he wasnt consistent, couldn't hit the target and was generally below par. He has done the same for Norwich this season and their strikers haven't received the ball. Why. cus the likes of Johnson in midfield haven't been effective in distribution. And you think its a great idea to get him back! 'Unbelieveable'

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So it was true heard on the radio station that's all football chat ( you know the one) they mentioned it I wonder if any of our regular readers were their maybe they give us the low down we're you their mad Mick? Jeff? Or anyone thanks in advance
Wingy

Wingy Mk

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Wingy

Jeff was sat in his fav Italian restaurant waiting for MC ;)

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Mcdermott, finished off austin when he took the captains armband off him you don't manage like that

{Ed013's Note - Austin asked for it to be removed}

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We don't want money grabbing traitors back at Leeds. Certain players left us in the thermal

Carlleeds

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Cant see how ANY players will be coming in. FFP says NO DEBT over 8 million, and that's if MC is prepared to "Buy" 5 million of equity, to get debt down to 3.
Currently LUFC debt ( according to Companies House ) is in excess of 30 million. So basically somehow LUFC have to pay in excess of 22 million, just so that MC can pay a further 5 for compliance. Otherwise transfer embargo is inevitable.

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Like Ed states I'm sure M C is uncovering hidden debt, one thing for sure he will tell us and as ED comments he does know how to run a football club .
M C comes across as a straight talker I would imagine he has already made a list of players that he will eject .
MOT

dogwise

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But if there is a "Transfer Embargo" that works both ways, in AND out. Only ones who will move out are those not under contract.

{Ed003's Note - any embargo will only be forced on clubs from January 2015.}

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ED,

That's not the case if the FFP rules are amended ( as seems likely from Tuesdays Championship teams meeting ).

Its from end of season that is current.

{Ed003's Note - i was under the impression that it is only figures being amended because parachute payments are rising mate.}

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Yawn. I suppose we're also after Beckford and Becchio as well?

SG90

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Id have Becchio too

haribohazzard

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Stuff johnson and the rest of the carrot crunchers, austins a good player, just needs support, on and off the pitch

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09 Apr 2014 09:22:50
{Ed013's Note - PLEASE BE AWARE that Leeds United rumours will become a registered users site in 2 weeks. Please register by April 23rd 2014. This will benefit the site and its loyal users and make interaction a lot better. It will also enable us to do competitions amongst you where fans could win club shop vouchers and other things. Please don't worry about spam emails as some have concerns about this, my main email is registered to the site and have never had a problem. If you have concerns create a new email just for the site. Thanks for your understanding and your dedication to the site, MOT}

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Hi ED am I right in thinking everytime someone posts/comments user name WILL be added to the post as well?

Andy MOT

{Ed013's Note - Exactly as yours is mate at the bottom, Andy MOT}

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I can second eds comments about spam I use my main email account for this site and not once have I had spam from them

Tigerman

{Ed007's Note - Your e-mail addresses will not be sold or given to any third-parties. The sole reason for having registered users only is to improve the site.}

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Cheers ed GOOD move ;)

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Good move that way you won't get anyone invading the site

bobly

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Yes excellent

{Ed013's Note - We hope this new way of interacting will go along way to stopping the idiots with too much time on their hands sending in abuse or totally worthless posts}

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Just registered, always check this site along with news now at least twice a day. Love the site keep up the good work Ed!

Johno MOT

{Ed013's Note - Thanks Johno, welcome to the club}

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Good news Ed. At least people will have to stand by their comments. Too many people slag others off and aren't brave enough to put a name to it. Cue the abuse. (haha, I suppose I am asking for it)

Mad Mick

{Ed013's Note - That's right mate}

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Well said mick, also love ya massimo rhyme to only fools and horses tune, can't stop singing it I'm driving everyone mad lol

AndyMOT

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Very good idea and will cut out the complete annoying and useless posts.

Ste_G_91

Ste_G_91

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STE_G_91

Is this steven gerrard? sure he was born in 91 lol

Andy MOT

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08 Apr 2014 21:54:48
Hearing from a certain man in the radio business that McDermott is only going to be staying to (at longest) the end of the season. Two target managers have been contacted, which are Roberto Di Matteo and Gustavo Poyet.

Di Matteo is said to be quite unsure of the role and at the present time unconvinced. Poyet has not been directly contacted as there has been a fair bit of resistance from Sunderland officials.

That's the word, take it or leave it.

LeedsLeaker

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08 Apr 2014 22:13:31
McD needs to go - I like him and being honest he's had a tough time over the last 12 months. But all these defeats recently and playing exttremely poor, He needs to go. Enough is enough. Put naylor and co in charge, with a different team. Some of these players should never wear the Leeds shirt again! They are a disgrace. We need 3 pts over the next 6 matches, possibly 2 to stay up. MOT

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We need a man in now to get points - to keep us safe . Our Gus is cut for this role - but can't see him in until May /June; Brian and his team(mates) are not bothered one bit despite the rhetoric - there is no Yorkshire Heart for the shirt - move em all on unless they prove otherwise and sell McCormack in May

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Cellino has said that he "is going to drive the bus", and is in charge. I suspect that he will turn up at Thorp Arch tomorrow and pay the player's the balance of their wages in chicken feed and tell Brian which player's are in the team for his first game at Elland Road as President of our club. We don't need any Italian football managers, we already have a GLADIATOR!

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Might as well bring Kevin Blackwell back got plenty experience in league one

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Just got back from tonights match, hope he goes tomorrow. Shocking tonight no idea, tactics none existing. Best if he walks before he's pushed, time to go Brian


Ware whites

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I will leave it if you don't mind

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I would love di Matteo but I'm sure he's contacted di canio. He would instill passion and if not get rid no problem. He would be great!

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So Poyet was contacted, but not contacted?

Di Canio would be awful. Hard headed managers fail. There is still a question mark over Di Matteo's head. Zola gets mentioned too, again no thanks. A good upcoming manager, preferably British, would be god.

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Deffo a no to Di Canio

tony1966

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Di Matteo all the way he won the champions league with good money he would be brill

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Dont care who manager his as long as we get a new denfence and some GOOD wingers

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08 Apr 2014 19:41:39
Manchester City have released Reece Wabara, nothing solid but what are your thoughts?

{Ed013's Note - He had a chance to go to Leeds, instead I am sure he went to Doncaster and didn't look great}

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Well done McDermott you've led us to another heavy defeat, you should be proud. Tactically you get it spot on every game, LOL. You are a joke. Everyone in the Championship are laughing their cocks off at you.

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09 Apr 2014 00:24:01
This is not the kind of player MC would entertain at all! please let's aim higher, Markymafia

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Scott Wootton has got to be one of the worst signings ever with Cameron Stewart, Every signing McDermott has made have been poor, Kebe, Zalukias, Hunt, Murphy, Stewart, Wootton, Butland, Smith. That sums McDermott up, CRAP Manager. Clueless.

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There's is one on your list that does not belong there, that is Matt smith. To be fair he carn't score for toffee with his feet but with his head that another story.

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09 Apr 2014 20:09:31
Smiths done ok might do better if he got some decent crosses .what exactly do people expect him to do when he's facing his own goal with the ball hoofed up by the keeper or back four and he has the opposition centre half on his back. He never gets any decent service or any protection from the referees

RS.

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08 Apr 2014 19:15:27
The price to buy the ground is still fixed but Thorpe arch has run out as far as I know

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I think you are right. However everything is negotiable. JD

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08 Apr 2014 22:48:38
runs out around 2028

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08 Apr 2014 19:03:57
Leeds interested in Newcastle winger Sylvain Marveaux in a 1.5 million pound deal.

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He would be more an that. He would be amazing in this league

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08 Apr 2014 18:56:41
ONLY a rumour but a friend knows a first team player at ER.
He says MC trying to buy ground back but the price has nearly doubled?
I thought LUFC had a set price as a buy back option?
Maybe you could help us out ED?

AndyMOT

{Ed013's Note - Their agreement date ran out for the agreed buy back of ER, but Leeds still have an option to buy it back for a bigger price. I honestly can't see that price having doubled though}

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Cheers ED it might have doubled if it's PAPPA SMURF who owns the ground ;(

Rather Build another ground than give that man any more of our money ;)

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You are wrong Ed, Leeds have a 25yr lease within that time Leeds can buy the ground back anytime in that 25yrs for just over £15m.
TA lease and price have elapsed, I think you got mixed up. Trev

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09 Apr 2014 12:01:49
the price we can buy ER for goes up each yr by a % .

badras

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