Leeds Rumours Archive February 13 2012

 

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13 Feb 2012 14:55:10
Had to laugh at Aidy Whites comment on the Leeds website:

"What killed us were the goals we conceded. If we could have cut that out and got a clean sheet then we would have won"

Brilliant!

Believable30 Unbelievable3

Ha I also was laughing my arse off when I read this comment.

Now that we have been blessed with that wisdom there will be no stopping us, who would have thought you could win a football match if you did'nt concede any goals.

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Bet he sat up all night thinking about that one

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Nearly as good as bobby robsons when he was England Manager,...

' i thought we won the game, even though it was a draw!'

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Alot of thought gone into that statement,,,,he'll make a good manager ?

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I agree with Aidy and would like to say that if I had got up with the alarm this morning I would have been at work on time, but I didnt so I wasnt. Bless him!

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Wonder what wayne rooneys views would have been

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You can see his point though, if only we had known this at the start off te season we could of been top.

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Wonder how many more points we'd have this season if Lonergan didn't dive over the ball so often? Yeah he's made some decent games, but he's not good enough. Need a solid 'keeper to build the defence around. New 'keeper, new centre back x 2 needed before we are going to get out of the Championship. Decent defensive central mid needed as well.

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That's up there with the Sgt Wilko classic 'I'm a firm believer that if you score a goal the opposition have to score twice to win'...is there anyone who isn't a firm believer in that one?!

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Lmao. Yorkshire born Yorkshire bred, strong in't arm thick In't head!

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13 Feb 2012 12:58:13
I mentioned the other day about Chris Miller
been in talks with Bates,I now understand that Millers' aim is to buy just over half of Bates 51% of the club meaning that Miller will be the man incharge at Elland Road However Bates will
still be involved.Also Miller says that he will be
Making the appointment of a new manager
his first priority.Reliable Source

Believable22 Unbelievable18

Oh right it's a reliable source - definitely true then

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Chris Miller ?!! Look - if potential buyers names don't begin with the word Sheikh - then we're not interested!

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Who is Chris Miller and what is his background?

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I have heard nothing of this miller character, do you have any links to any press releases, stories regarding this rumour?

Whats your source?

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To be able to give this any credence, who is Chris Miller and where does he make his money to be able to fund this?

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Chris miller is MD of leeds commercials, a big profitable company that leases out heavy plant machinery to big building contractors. hes local and a leeds fan (the anti-bates). please let this be true. all the evidence (asset stripping & ground improvements) would suggest bates is about to relinquish his stranglehold imminently. equally the lack of information about this investment would fit into the way bates conducts his "business"

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He is MD of Leeds Commercial and a LUFC fan! MOT

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Chris miller is the fella who used to have the cracked egg!! i believe hes got a burger van in sheffield now called greasey veras!! he says he will match bates pound for pound with his investment!! things should be on the up from now on guys!!

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Sounds like a bet to me - think of a name or pick one from your mates and then see how far you can get a rumour going.

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If he's got the money, then there's no doubt Bates will sell.

So the question is: does he have the money?

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Lets hope there is some truth in this and hopefully we see someone who has the financial clout to provide our next manager with sufficient funds to get a few quality players in and prove to the likes of Snoddy that we can compete before he leaves like Howson, Beckford etc. MOT !

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Why doesnt someone email his company and ask the question?, the email address is on the website?

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Just hav, hhis PR office told me that he is unable to comment on the matter at this time, will but will be releasing a statement before the end of the week

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I think you must mean 'Windy' Miller, the much-loved and respected wheat and dairy entrepeneur from Camberwick Green. I think he's been a fan of Leeds about as long as I have. Mind you, Windy and I had the pleasure of watching Revie's boys back then. He may be a little surprised at how things have changed.

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There may be some substance in this.

It would make sense for Ken Bates to take as much as he can and sell his shares - no matter what percentage, and if we do get promotion this season it wouldn't be 'his' money being used to pay our debts off?

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To the last post, what debts. We are debt free and have been since going into a CVA it drops off this year. So mate no debts at all. If your wondering a CVA is a company voluntary arrangement we paid our creditors off and it lasts for six years exactly like a IVA

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Leeds Commercial

2010 Accounts

Cash at bank = 500k
Net worth = 7.2m
Liabilities = 11.6m
Assets = 4.4m

Other companies he's a director of, including LC Vehicle Hire, all net worth 0, zero cash, zero assets (except Miller Properties, worth 500, 250k liabilities)

I know this is the company rather than the individual, but not really the level of funding required to make a difference. Can't find him on any rich list either!

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Just read another post saying the guy from OHS (LUFC sponsor) is part of consortium with Chris Miller. OHS are currently valued at just over 1m.

Unless these guys have vast personal fortunes they're prepared to pee up the wall for the love of Leeds United it ain't happening.

Just to put this into perspective, I do some work for a guy who has no interest whatsover in blowing his wealth on a football club. He 'is' featured in the UK rich list with an estimated worth of around 150m. When you look up his companies they are currently valued at around 160m with the lowest valued at around the same value as Leeds Commercial (7.5m). The highest is valued at well over 100m, has around 30m at the bank, and assets of over 400m.

Even if these guys do buy Leeds they just haven't got the money to do anything with it (unless of course the mystery Australian friend of Tony Dorigo (the third party in the consortium) is the one with all the cash)

Don't get me wrong, I hope it is true and they do have a fortune to invest, but I wouldn't bet my worth on it (and before you ask, probably about 50).

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Let's put things into perspective, Leeds united will be financially viable if we all do one thing and that advertise that the club is available. How we can do this is by global marketing attract proper people with proper money

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14 Feb 2012 21:07:47
Heres the link if you want to check the info. yourself:

company-director-check.co.uk/director/900685100

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13 Feb 2012 11:02:04
Mick McCarthy for Leeds Manager?

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I think it would be a good shout,got passion and takes it on the chin when he gets it wrong

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I would love Mick mc to get the job a full on yorkshire man who wheres his heart on his sleeve (come on ken dig deep)

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Hope not hes another dinasour with no idea on the modern game/getting it down and playing. Karl Robinson should be given the job with a three year plan to get us up playing good entertaining football.

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Reckon he'd be best shout, Warnock would want to stay in PL if possible.

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Behave mate. The wifes got passion and also takes it on the chin ( wink wink ) but she would be crap managing Leeds. We need a young hungry manager who plays football the swansea/arsenal way.

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To last response that's one of the best replies i have read on this site! Well done sir!

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Wondered how long someone would make this connection.

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If it was so easy to play in the arsenal/swansea way, i think everyone would do it. leeds have never been renowned for good football, we're renowned as a place that teams are scared of coming to play against. i would hardly be scared of watching a team pass it round their back 4

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We need a manager that will get us up... Whether he is young or not doesn't matter a jot to me, and as for hungry Mick McCarthy lives for the game and would love the chance to get a team like Leeds promoted.

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Is this the same Mick Mcarthy who admitted defeat against the scum before a ball was even kicked by putting out his reserves? Don't know about everyone else but that's cowardice in the face of the enemy in my book. Not wanted at Leeds.

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Well to the guy who things we need to
be scary rather than try play attractive
football I suggest you come out of the
dark ages. Football is changing and we need to change with it. I want to be entertained not dodging o'deas clearances
in the east stand pal. If u want scary you can have a night with my mrs. {Ed013's Note - Yes please!!!}

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Attractive football is more important than winning is it?

Some people don't make any sense...

In my opinion, nothing in football is more attractive than keeping a clean sheet.

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He put out a weakend team against utd cos we had burnley on the weekend and we went on 2 beat them prety shrewd did cost wolves 25grand fine tho he turned wolves round in the 5 6 years he was ere and with a little more backin from the board he wud still b at wolves

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From a Wolves Season Ticket Holder...McCarthy will get you out the League with a bit of money to spend...he can't hack the Premier League..tactically inept...plays players in wrong position..signs a left sided forward and converts him to left back..getting the idea?

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A lad born and bred in barnsley managing the mighty leeds well i never

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I don't think McCarthy is such a bad choice, but would love to know what pproof the Daily Mail have got to print this stuff?

It does actually read like Bates HAS offered McCarthy the post, not that he 'MIGHT' be thinking of it?

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Mick Mcarthey would get Leeds Utd promoted dont let the Wolves experience put you off the chairman there is a lot tighter than Bates & wouldnt back him in the players he wanted to sign the policy being young & hungry really means cheap & useless he is the best fit for Leeds

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13 Feb 2012 08:58:25
Steve Bruce favourite at the moment. Lets hope we dont get him

Believable9 Unbelievable20

Bruce and Ince would be bad choises, Bates would not choose one of them at the moment. He would seek to build a relation with the fans now. And anyone connected to Man U wouldnt..

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I clicked believable......meaning I agree that I hope to god we don't get him, the only worse outcomes I can think of are Ince or Keane! Surely the only sensible option is Warnock and rings true that we're holding on with an announcement due to him chasing a payoff from QPR and Refern being given until the Donny game

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13 Feb 2012 08:01:05
Leeds to announce new Manager
today, But don't get to carried away
It's not who any of us thought about
And won't cost Bates a Penny in
compo to any club.

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Well you got that wrong just as well it's a rumour site rofl

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13 Feb 2012 01:16:56
lol saw a guy in town earlier, that looked like
Rob Lee and my lord he's gone gray!!
Probably something and nothing but thought I
would share it with people after some of the
crazy suggestions we have seen on here!!

Probably was not him but knowing Bates he's
may have offered him some marzipan and 50p
pence to come and do a job! :P

Believable3 Unbelievable8

Congratulations on the most irrelevant
message on this site. To cut to the chase
u may have seen Rob Lee who now has grey hair shopping in Leeds but admit it was probably not him. I dont know about others but I for one am on the edge of my seat. To add to the excitement may I just share that I bought a new shovel this weekend.

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