Leeds Rumours Archive August 13 2011

 

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13 Aug 2011 21:08:04
waiting for the top teams to name their 25 man team :) then watch 4 players come in...

Also would rather lose the games now them at the end of the season.. plus goes to show most of the ppl on here no sweet sod... Grayson wont be getting the sack anytime soon.

In Grayson we trust

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You are deluded, SG must go and we are signing nobody as we can't afford wages Get in the real world

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Losing games now or anytime is still losing, 3 points is 3 points.

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Grayson must go because we aint signing anyone and cant afford wages? sorry i didnt know grayson was paying lol welcome to the real world

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Wow your all deluded grayson must not go... hes a good manager stop blaming anyone. soo fickle...

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I waited for this influx of players from prem last season and we got no one, so why this season?

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Grayson must stay, i cant think of anyone better to replace him

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Grayson will be sacked by Christmas and good riddance. if the rumours round Leeds for last 2 wk are true he's bringing club in to disrepute

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Grayson is the best man for the job and will be a great manager for years to come....let's back him. We now have a better keeper than last season, the defence looks better with Kisnorbo and Lees, Clayton is gonna be massive and when we get Becchio back we'll be climbing up the table. MOT

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Sg good manager ha I just spilt my drink, what planet are you on even if we can't afford wages which we can, 10 defenders on the books 7 of which are cb and most are useless, SG can't coach the mistakes and tacticaly he's not got an idea

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Better get the sorting out done now and to have the bad run now, not in March April. By the end of the month we will have strengthened. Bates is completely right about the running of the club, he is approaching it as a long term strategy not flitting from week to week. The guy is shrewd and a little old fashioned...thank god Footballers move around like mercenaries it is the clubs long term survival that matters. With the new financial regulations coming in soon we will be in a good position to adjust and adapt. Stop throwing millions into the poskets of semi-illiterate mercenaries.
Come on Leeds.

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Fingers crossed Lichaj isn't part of the 25 man squad, as well as Bertrand, although I think Bertrand will be to cover Cole

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The first post is spot on
if you all listen or read the yep BATES said they are after loan players from the PL.

Grayson is and has been the best manger we have had for years, in fact the last 20 years

if he had the money what o'leary had we would have won the league.

ever year simon goes one better, so this could be the year to go up... QPR stated on sky sports that they only spent 1.5m of players to go up.. from neil warnock..
norwich.. loans players and again spent sod all, every time goes throw a bad run.

no one else wanted to buy leeds and no big name manger wanted to manger leeds... beckford was on 6000 aweek in league one thats facts....
The fans calling for grayson and bates are not fan...
plus if you clowns can do better, lets see it

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I agree that Grayson MUST STAY, it's not his fault that the signings haven't materialised, The long term finances and health of the club must be the priority which is why Bates hasn't allowed us to go on a spending spree like Leicester...who by the way looked shocking on Saturday...Kasper...what a shame about those goals eh? he looked so useless, and if you spend 10M and you can't beat Reading and can only just beat coventry what is the point? Would you prefer to have Sven as our manager, someone who can't win even with massive amounts of money at leicester, man city...basically everywhere he goes he fails (FACT)

I think the core of the squad is there and with Lees and Bromby in the team, we looked an awful lot better, we only lost because of the Refs ineptitude.

I am sure that we will get 2 good loan players, 1 MC and 1 ST, the benefits of that are as Norwich (unfortunately for us) found out last season can really help a team out. We won't have to pay full wages and we won't have to fork out huge amounts of cash to clubs and the player's greedy agents who are making a mockery of football today.

Off to watch Leeds record their first win of many this tuesday against Hull.

MOT

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Last two posts are very sensible and refreshing to read instead of some of the rubbish on here.

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Anybody that was away at Histon would appreciate the massive changes that have gone on at the club recently. Patience is everything, we are keeping our best young players now, developing players wanted by premiership clubs that were going nowhere until they washed up at Leeds.Nobody could have forseen the injuries to the strikers, get behind the team and Larry and see where we are in May. MOT

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What naffs me off is loans take ages to bed in, we cant keep affording slow starts to the season thats what overall prevented us from finishing 6th or higher last season. {Ed003's Note - I know what you mean about loans but your manager had a fantastic record with loan signings at his previous club,settling in etc..it's about picking the right kind of player}

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I want Grayson to stay, if Bates and the fans get rid do you exepct the next manager to have loads of money to play with....get real.

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So called Leeds fans want instant success at any price. We can't afford it - simple. Ken and Larry are doing just fine. We will get better as the season progresses, we have a few new faces to bed in which takes time. I don't care how much money you throw at the club, or whether it's perm or loans that come in - they all have to settle. So stop moaning and get behind them - this is Leeds, a way of life and depressing (sometimes) but what else would you rather be doing with your cash. MOT

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13 Aug 2011 20:02:03
Only Roman Bednář quality player so far linked in terms of goals per game and International quality - dodgy knees Forsell and the the aged donkey rest I do not want at ER period Sort it asap or go Larry - catalogue of errors and misjudgments so far this close season

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Oh yeah the guy that got caught buying cocaine in the street lol he would have to be high to sign for us

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13 Aug 2011 19:38:05
wait for it they be saying we will sign
a player in the next 48hrs

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We will sign someone, oh sorry it's off, they wanted more than 50 a week, and refused to drive the bus, club turning into a joke

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13 Aug 2011 19:32:42
Grayson has got to go folks, never mind excuses. Also sell Gradel he is an overated player and if we get 3-4 million we could get some quality in christ almighty sake it stands out a mile. Nunez is more than capable of filling Gradels boots.

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If our top goalscorer from last season is an "over-rated player" then let's just sell our full first team and let the reserves play instead.

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Agreed - Larry has become too close to the job of being our manager and BECAUSE he is a fan and this is his dream job he CANNOT see the reality and will not confront Bates for risk of losing his 'dream job' I fear he will take us down rather than leave ? that is a major worry We dont need 'a fan' running the football but an objective astute coach and manager with a long term plan that should have started last May ??

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SAID IT FOR TWO MONTHS NOT SURE ABOUT SACKING SG

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Its all well and good saying that but would we spend the money probably not.

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I'm lost I don't understand how after 2 and a half seasons which includes a promotion from league 1 and a 7th spot finish in our first season back in the championship your calling for Grayson to be sacked.southampton fair enough wevnever turned up but what could we have done today,granted gradel may have been a bit reckless but he made 2 tackles and got 2 cards,howson should never have been never the less why does that warrant the sacking of our best manager in recent times,dig your heads outbid the sand get off his back and let him do his job LUFC always

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Gradel over rated? Are you for real? Best part of 20 goals from midfield last season... Player of the year and over rated? Hmmm.

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Agreed about gradel not to sure about the sacking though

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Thank g*d your not the chairman, talk about a knee-jerk reaction We're two games into the season. SG is a good manager who loves the club passionately, we might not alway agree with all his decisions but let him get on with it and get behind the team. MOT T standing for together... hint hint

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So. Gradels had a bad couple of games. surely he's entitled now and again to be off colour. I put it down to over enthusiasm.
Sell him: Get yer act together.

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Grayson going is not the answer. He'd also require compensating with money we don't have. As for Gradel, you gotta be kidding. Join Paynter down at Specsavers.

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Paynter would probably miss specsavers in all fairness

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Haha true he couldnt hit a barn door from two yards away..

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I am going to Leeds for the Hull game on tuesday to show my support for the team AND Grayson and hope that evryone gets behind Grayson instead of getting on his back all the time

Leeds4alongtime

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Paynter will find form just watch :) oh and Gradels terrible deffo overated Small, predictable, Greedy not exactly a team player and ye he occasionly takes on one slow centre back on hits the top corner but i'm sure every forwards done that :)

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Occasionly that's rich, he was one of the highlights of last season. 2 league games into season, no patience some of you. This project will take years to get us back to where we belong and sacking a manager every season ain't the answer either. MOT Leeds through and through

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Are you the stupidest leeds fan ever or what, gradels another rod wallace shut up and go watch leeds on sky like other people who dont know s**t

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Should hvae been sacked at the end of last season. A lot of his signings have been very poor.

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Grayson is not the fault lack of funds is the fault. it is hard to understand why Bates thinks new stands and boxes will be filled with an average team playing. he did the same at Chelsea so his plan is based on that and he sold at the last minute before they went bust.

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13 Aug 2011 19:29:06
Leeds looking to sign one of Forssell, Priskin or Roman Bednar by Tuesday. The latter hasn't been given a squad number by West Brom, and also played in the championship on loan at Leicester last season.

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Knowing Grayson its got to be Priskin,cos hes the worst of the bunch,even Ipswich fans want shut and taking the piss,dont believe the calibre of players were looking at,were fast becoming a laughing stock,time for change. {Ed025's Note - i hope you mean ...of owner..

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13 Aug 2011 19:22:23
Grayson need to say 'BACK ME, OR SACK ME'

The guy needs money to get better players in

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Better players? how can you trust larry wi money? yet to sign more than 2 decent players in 2.5 yrs. he,s lost the plot as his last 2 subs today proved. time to do one

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Won't work. What do you want Bates to back him with? There's no money. This is a transition season. Leeds will finish mid-table (we hope) using freebies and loanees. Getting Becchio back will help a lot. Sacking Grayson is not the answer. Watch Bates appease fans at end of season by selling ER back to LUFC once the 2012 Olympics has increased property prices by 30%. Then we'll finally find out where the Chelsea compo and Delph money is/will go. Once that happens, Bates will be looking to sell. This is all about Bates right now. Club being run like a business. Don't expect anything remotely exciting until next season.

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What so anytime a manager brings on youth players he believes in he has to do one? get a grip, how do you think players start careers in the first place? :S

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Agree with guy telling him to do one, don't bring youth on when you're down to 9 men with still at least a point to play for

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I agree with the guy who say's Bates is going to use this season to buy back ER (even though he prob already owns it or owns some of it). We've had two games so far. One against an under rated confident side and another with some bad tackle choices and a ref who wanted to make a name for himself.
As for the youth players, now is exactly the time that Grayson should be playing them, if players like Lees, Turner & Gimpel get a run in the team now who knows what might happen (the Bradford game showed that when Lees was great) it's certainly worth a shot.
Although definitely not when you're down to 9 men, that's just stupid.
I also think we should give Felix Luz a 6 month contract and see how it goes - where's the risk in that.

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Grayson has brought n a load of s@@t why would you give him any more money?

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13 Aug 2011 19:19:43
Grayson has got to go. Dave Jones will sort out this club. Poyet will not leave Brighton

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Are you stupid?? no he hasnt got to go. we played well today even though we lost. we CANT play ref too.. theres only one simon grayson

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Wot can grayson do when all the chelsea pensioner will offer for new players is the minimum wage for a school leaver

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Grayson hasn't got to go....he has been the best manager in terms of results since sgt Wilco.....you are obviously a person and should f*** off and support another club.

dave jones is s**t too....he couldn't get cardiff promoted at all so wouldn't get us promoted either

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What ever drugs ur on? please may i have some dickhead??

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Dave Jones couldnt get cardiff promoted with all the players he had, why do you think he would be any better at doing it with a smaller budget??

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13 Aug 2011 18:53:24
3 times now with Max . Get him out of my club . you too Pappa Smurf . mot.

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Yeh great idea not like he scores and wins us games etc...

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Well said he's greedy and hot headed. we dont need him when we've got other goalscorers like becchio and somma (injured) but paynter just needs a goal or 2 and then he'll be quality. Howson also got plenty :)

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Well if it's YOUR club I suggest you buy bates out
Can't? Thought so. Words are cheap- a controlling interest in a football club isn't.
As for max- you are so fickle I suggest you follow a club the other side if the pennines

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Not well said hes a brilliant player your just blaming anyone. be a proper leeds fan and shut up.. we need him.

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YOUR CLUB.....STOP WITH THE DRIVEL MAX IS CLASS WINS US MORE GAMES WITH HIS GOALS THAN YOU REALISE...

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Paynter will NEVER be quality coz all he ever will be is mediocre, he gets bummed out coz he had ONE good season at Swindon

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I can remember another greedy hot headed player we sold... Eric Cantona.... That worked out well for us too didn't it d*ck head

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13 Aug 2011 18:53:09
how can any leeds fan still be positive.............................
leeds are terrible. things need to change

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13 Aug 2011 17:40:23
why are my post and clicks not being accepted ? it accepts my ticks but when i go back its being removed. ??

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Well this one got posted so stop your moaning.

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13 Aug 2011 17:37:55
what will Leeds do now for the next 3 matches? will we be getting a new striker >??

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Its rumoured that its between Ken Bates and Ben Parker for the full back position against Hull,hard choice eh,SG says he thinks either one will do a good job,MOT.

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We've just had 3 trialists at the club, one of whom scored a hat-trick in a match. With any luck.....

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Why the next 3 games? Howson and Gradel are only suspended for 1 game (Hull) because they were given 2 yellows; not a straight red. Also Becchio's situation is "weeks not months" so I reckon Larry will use that as an excuse to not bring in any strikers/use it as an excuse to hide the fact Bates is a tight tw@t and won't let him spend until the Premier League teams have given their 25 man squad, so Larry can go out and get loans.

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13 Aug 2011 16:54:18
Max going mad again Michael Brown is absolutely Sh*te. He just chases people's tails and hacks them down. How is that an improvement on last year? This is awful. A joke.

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Totally agree. We have had all summer to sort our defence out and buy a half decent defensive midfielder........ shocking.

Sort it out Grayson Why on earth didnt Nunez start????

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Brown yes what a load of sh*t
we were awful again
if what were hearing about the trialist is true what hope do we have
mendy what happened lux what happened ?

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Disgracefull, howson is supposed to be captain wat an idiot

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I've had enough of this now - so much ridiculous negativity from a bunch of idiots who have NO idea about the game and can all go and support somebody else. Good luck with the site, get rid of the idiots and some might even stay. I'm NOT one of them.

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We didnt even play bad it Mad Max who killed it for us by gettin sent off resulting in howson gettin sent off. We were solid in defence and goal today. Brown was crap but clayton was good again and in my opinion nunez is to predictable. Guess which foot he always wants to be on?... his right. :)

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What the hell are you idiots talking about our game plan was out of the window after 26 minutes we had no choice but to chase our tails after a s**t referee as usuall.
Untill we went down to 9 men we were the better team.planks.

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I saw MB make a few timely interventions and then neatly pass on the ball to another Leeds player. Maybe I was at a different match? What exactly do people expect from him? Maybe a mazy run defeating half a million defenders and slotting it into the net while signing over his entire wage to sick children? Let's get real. He's in no way a flair player but he does a good and effective job, and that is all we can ask for. I'm reserving judgement on Max and Johnny until I see the highlights this evening. I was not able to see them clearly from where I was sat. On a positive note - Lees looks awesome for his age, and I hope he continues in the same vein.

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Been to the game 2day and michael brown didnt have a bad game, the best player on the pitch by a mile was clayton. we just need a few tweeks and well b up there.

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Michael Brown was not that bad.... The game and shape was knackered after 26 mins

The ref was terrible ...

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Atleast he is energetic and can tackle and doesnt often give away the ball

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Leeds were the better team today. the boro players were hounding the ref who made 2 bad sendings off infact 3 even the boro player didnt deserve to go. i was 12 rows up on half way line so perfect view of both sending offs and both gradel and howson should of been on the pitch. lees played well as did clayton. shame we had to play 12 men with ref being a c*ck or leeds would of been on top of the game

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"I've had enough of this now - so much ridiculous negativity from a bunch of idiots who have NO idea about the game and can all go and support somebody else. Good luck with the site, get rid of the idiots and some might even stay. I'm NOT one of them." - I've felt like this numerous of times. Leeds is supposed to be a club to support and a welcoming club; at least I thought it was. Full of idiots who are self-minded and don't think outside the box.

Anyway, Brown is a great player.. He doesn't score because he's a DM. He protects the back four with Clayton and swings out passes either through to McCormack or to the wings. Finally, one BIG positive we can take out of today's performance... With O'Brien on the bench, we didn't concede until we were down to NINE MEN

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After watching the first three games of the season, I am appalled at the decision to sign Brown, no energy, no passion, no skill. He was brought in to bring on the youth and they are outshining him. He should be dropped until he finds some hunger. Walked the whole game, poor positional play. Was supposed to marshal the midfield. Boro were poor, with 11 men we would of tourtured them. Max - very silly but the ref gave no latitude, Johnny too- baptism need to be responsible, not chop the player down in there half Still Tom Lees, Clayton, Nunez and Paddy..... Awesome. Need depth and quality through the middle. CB - maybe, DM - definitely, Striker - on loan.

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Brown is a great player?,crikey moses i guess football is about opinions,and yours is sure different to mine great i,m stunned.

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Have just seen mod and howson did not deseve to go. player dived. decent performance although why McCormack was taken off when he was our best player up to that point only grayson will know. be positive; remember after 2 games last season we only had one point and we did not do too bad.

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13 Aug 2011 16:49:59
Give grayson the sack

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Pathetic, 2 games in and you want sack the manager, it's supporters like you that are bringing unneccessary negativity to the team. If your boss was looking over your shoulder all the time saying not very positive things it would effect your productivty.Get off the managers and players back and start supporting them instead. The end My name is Dougie2310 by the way......

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Much as i think he has done a good job for us i think his luck has run out now, he dosent seem to realise our expectations are nothing but promotion will do. sorry simon time to go

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Spot on Dougie2310 Leeds SUPPORTERS? Then SUPPORT them The ref was the villain today, sack HIM instead

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Leeds didnt play bad it was just numbers. If crappy gradel didnt get sent off we wouldve won because Howson would probobaly have not gone either and with 11 men we were the better team. Also if Grayson was sacked who would you bring in? i dont know anyonelse who could do any better

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Doug i agree, but even you must admit we were terrible again, bates and the board out i say. Gj

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I tend to agree 2 games is very soon to talk of sack, BUT if we are bottom after 5 games or 10 games we could stay there, if there is something wrong, best to sort it out before something else goes wrong.

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Well said mate the club doesnt need pessamistic supporters like these.

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I dont exect promotion a top half finish will do me then build a promotion team for next season MOT

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Sack Grayson cos we've lost two games? If I were your employer I would apply similar standards to you and watch you squirm as I sack you for a messy desk and a 1-minute extension on your lunch break.

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It's the players not the manager you half wits, he can't do anything because chairman says no to everything

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It should have been built for THIS season,his lack of judgement in signings,and stubborn insistence of playing crap like Paynter and Parker proves this may be a step too far for him,cant think of another championship team whos got players in worse than us,we are far worse than last year,time for change.

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It wasnt even the players today it was the ref we played well until we went a man down both times. and anyone saying sack sg is an person he will leeds to prem maybe not this year but why rush if we are not ready? leeds will be back mark my words. My name is Sam from meanwood so yall know :) {Ed025's Note - at last..someone who appreciates what grayson has done..nice one sam..

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Well said Sam, sick of so called leeds fans calling for his head when hes working on a budget of what would be considered Dole Money in football standards, Bates wont pay the wages we need to take us further coz hes as stubborn as a mule

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13 Aug 2011 16:49:16
Bye bye Larry bye bye....and good riddance, hello Gus...lets hope so

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Gus won't come to Leeds 100%, when he left Leeds for Spurs, Bates let it be known that Gus had burnt his bridges with Leeds, So only way we'll have Gus is if Bates leaves, unlikely. SHAME

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Who the hells larry :) i'm sure were leeds supporters not haters so support your team and its manager. we didnt even play bad

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TRUE FANS OF LEEDS KNOW THAT LARRY IS SIMON GRAYSON'S NICK NAME, AFTER LARRY GRAYSON, THE 70'S TV PERSONALITY

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Play-offs.....
Promotion.....
7th in the championship....

Yeah, good riddance Grayson, you failure

Get real or go support Torquay. Grayson is the best manager we have had for years.

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You absolute mug. Obviously not been to the game today. Why would you want a guy who never moved to Yorks when he was there before and snapped up the first role in London that came his way?

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Any manager will be better than this joker, all close season to sort out the defence and has done absolutely nothing about it, ur the mug dude

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Rofl... What planet are you on? Absolutely nothing... if you ignore re-signing Paddy, bringing in O'Dea, dropping OB to the bench today, bringing through Tom Lees and adding feasible alternatives such as Aidy White and Ben Parker. Oh. and Monty Gimpel who was wanted by Chelsea... Who is the mug?

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^^^^ so youre saying Paul Hart, Avram Grant, Paul Ince and managers of that standard would? you might aswell tattoo the word mug across your forehead mate coz you havent got a clue, how can SG do anything with a horrible transfer policy

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The ONLY team Poyet will leave brighton for is a top six prem team...keep dreaming leeds...

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13 Aug 2011 16:44:09
looks like we'll be in league one next season 2 red cards and 2 ppl on yellows with 10 mins to go against boro

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How can you say league 1 next year we've lost 2 games we've got 44 to go: call yourself a leeds fan the club doesnt need people like you supporting them

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I was at the game the ref was rubbish every time someone went to ground he gave a free kick and a yellow card to the tackler. All the red cards were not red cards even boros he had a nightmare. Also howsons red card the ref gave Leeds a free kick and was about to give the boro player a yellow for diving but the fourth official told him it was a red even though the ref was closets. But it was the officials who won the game for boro it was redickulas.

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13 Aug 2011 16:30:22
I don't even wanna go to the hull city match at this rate

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We won't av any players for the Hull game at this rate.

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We should accept the bids for Mad Gradel and lazy snodgrass. why don't we give contracts to the trialist plz this is hurting
Gj

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Well u can't b a true fan then Leeds united don't need people who don't stick by the manager and the lads

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I gotta travel 3 hours mate fro msouth wales knowing its not gna be good. arwell come on leeds prove me wrong

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13 Aug 2011 12:30:43
I was the one to tell you about Leeds' Forssell interest already about a 1,5 week ago, and now YEP is reporting it as well. (without the details, naturally)

Leeds have been working on the deal ever since he went on trial to West Ham, but as one could imagine, the wages are a stumbling block. Leeds are prepared to sign him on pay-as-you play contract due to his injury record and of course, saving some money as well. Mikael's agent is, however, unwilling to take such a deal, since it would include considerably smaller signing fee and it'd provide no stability for his client. Both parties are trying to find a middle ground here, but until Forssell actually comes on trial, nothing will be finalised.

Also it has to be said, that Bates&Co are REALLY taking their time concerning any trialists or players without contract, and this has put off quite a few agents. LUFC is well aware that players are getting desperate to find new clubs, and that the free transfer window is open long after the actual transfer window shuts. LUFC has been offering ridiculously low wages and practically held them to ransom, ''take it or find another club'', even if the player has been on trial for a relatively long time. Really damaging the reputation of the club atm.

PS. Forssell's agent has also been in contact with the players fellow Finnish international, Mika Vayrynen, who was released by Heerenveen and is currently not represented.

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13 Aug 2011 12:08:45
Mikael Forsell to sign in time for the Hull City game.

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13 Aug 2011 11:34:56
Rumour has it we are sniffing around PNE at Paul Coutts.

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13 Aug 2011 11:04:46
Forrsell or priskin to sign before Tuesdays game with hull.

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13 Aug 2011 09:34:22
so now we have had the line about loans, we are so tinpot under bates, that its becoming laughable

also heard about Leon Clarke but we are competing with Swindon for his services, so we probably wont get him either

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13 Aug 2011 03:48:54
apparently Scunny bid 900k for Billy "can't hit a barn door" Paynter, i hope this is true, i'll pay his taxi fare to Scunny

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13 Aug 2011 08:58:54
Is it true John Sheridan has taken Mendy on trial..?
don't tell me we can't even compete with Chesterfield.

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How are we competing with Chesterfield when we dont want him.

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Don't see the problem - Mendy certainly wasn't better than the players we already have in midfield; Howson, Brown, Gradel, Snodgrass, Clayton and yes even Sam are all better plus we also have Aidy White, so what would have been the point. I feel sorry for the guy being messed around but i guess that's life.

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We dint wnat mendy simon turned him down cuz we have enough players in that postion so we dnt need him

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Why have a trialist at a club in a position that you don't need..? bad management i say

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12 Aug 2011 23:56:25
Leeds to take QPR striker Leon Clarke on loan.

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