Leeds Rumours Archive February 01 2012

 

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01 Feb 2012 23:56:03
Guy really good rumour going about bate's swiss company have seen portsmoth as there/his next money making oppertunity they'll make a bid in the 11 th hour like they did to us
Source portsmoth based accountant good connections

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Portsmouth based accountant - thank god you're not an English teacher. Learn to spell.

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If Bates is involved which I doubt. He would have to sell Leeds first. Your not allowed to own 2 clubs at same time.

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This IS Bates we're talking about. If there's a loop hole, he'd find it!

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Sorry original poster to clear up I'm not the accountant I know him and it's a rumour not fact MOT

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01 Feb 2012 22:54:00
rumour alert :

trusted he says - personally id be happy with this proven manager;
Warnock on London to Leeds train
I received a text from a mate at 8.20 tonight who was on the kings cross to Leeds train, stating warnock was in his carriage. I have now rung him to make sure he's not bulls-hitting and he is adamant it's true, warnock got off in Leeds also. He must be meeting Harvey et al about the job, why else would he be here, it's too much of a coincidence. I trust the guy who text me am pretty sure this is true he has no reason to lie.

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Go on Neil, nice hotel room - glass o wine - ready for serious and long financial contractual negotiations tomorra with Bates Harvey and Williams. Neil was on 15k a week at QPR and will want assurances money for loans / wages and his own back room staff. and bonus on promotion etc... Good luck if talks don't go well be Jones in the hotel suite on Friday !

but talks will go well and neil and bates will hit it off - peas in a pod

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Said on radio leeds last night, already had a pre-arranged meeting in leeds this week, might not be anything to do with the job but who knows?

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Yeah, because im sure warnock travels by train to important job interviews.

Get a grip!!

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01 Feb 2012 21:12:28
Paul Peschisolido next leeds manager odds slashed

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Lets get david oleary back he will bring the kids through done it before can do it again

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Karen Bradys fella - no doubt it - financial & business links with bates probs tho - so don't rule it out as a favour to a friend - like to his god sons dad - Wise ! Rather have Roy Keane & Alfie as coach !!!

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That will be Roy Keane who walks out when he fails? which he does everytime. Id rather have Bryan Robson and Peter Ried (and I dont want them either)

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Odds slashed?? You can name your odds(ie 50's plus) What a clown you are, stop putting crap on here.

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01 Feb 2012 20:21:02
bates refused to sign another CB

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Because we already have 6, the majority of which are awful

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And your point is.....

We're you expecting sol Campbell to come and cream off us on forty plus grand a week. Let's stop signing sh@te because we think we have to spend loads of money!

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Bates refused to sanction 600,000 to buy a CB as we already have the biggest squad in the league and Grayson wasn't using the CB's that he bought into the club and was using kids instead. Also we had a spending / wage budget of 9 million and grayson has spent nearer 12 million (not sure who is getting all the millions) That was what was said on LUTV interview with Bates

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He actually tries to get some quality in and gets sacked, dared to look above the bargain basement and paid for it. Should have done that from the start - 1 quality player rather than 3 very average ones.

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Who was the 'quality' centre back at 600K .....

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There are actually 12 teams with bigger squads than us in the championship,and most of them are above us,the trouble with bates is that he is short sighted,if he had invested some of his own money when we were 2nd at xmas last year,we would prob be in pl now,he could have sold the club and left us alone for good,whilst walking away with a tidy profit...

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It is called business we have 6 already who grayson brought in and most are rubbish why would you sign another! probably told him to get rid of 2 of them but who would want them!

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The CB was an out of contract player, but was gonna cost 12K a week - hence the 600K figure (annual cost) or as Batescum spins it 1.8million for a 3 year contract.

Bottom line: If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

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Its simple really.
We're on 42 points. His pet project (who he signed) Rachubka cost us 8/9 points (v conservative). That would put us on 50/51 points which would put us in third. I dare say at the level Howson would've stayed and we'd probably push on for auto promotion.
I'm happy he is gone. His singing's have been on the rubbish side of average overall and he is not getting the best out of the squad IMO.

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We had plenty of defenders, what we lacked was someone getting the best out of them. Hopefully a new coaching staff will make the difference!

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01 Feb 2012 18:34:21
Mourinho to be new Leeds manager was apparently down to 9/1 last week after his announcement saying he's leaving Real Madrid for a Premier League club at end of season...!! There were also rumours of a swap deal (from out of Chelsea, not Leeds!) between Bates and Abramovich, but Bates had to stump up £150m. Can't remember where I read it mind, so maybe not a decent source, lol

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Greatest imaginable thing that can happen to our club, aslo very unrealistic. But we can dream!

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Mourinho would be very good news indeed, but my money is on Di Matteo....

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01 Feb 2012 18:29:10
Neil Warnock will be the next manager of Leeds United.

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Warnock not liked but feel he is the right man for the job {Ed020's Note - i think he's the best available manager out there atm thats realistically in our price bracket}

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He has a proven record at this level although premier league pedigree is questionable, but he would soon be liked if he achieves what Grayson couldn't. Personally i like Warnock because he tells it how it is and is not afraid to speak up, not sure how he would get on with Bates though.

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Unfortunatly this is believable. Cant stand the whining self loving pratt myself but hey he got QPR up and if he did that to us I might even end up liking him lol

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More likely to be Redfearn or Lorimer. Either a freebie or a toadie.

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I wrote the post and have been told by someone reasonably reliable that this will be the case. Not sure whether it will but I'd actually love it to happen...he's similar to Savage for me in the sense that I dislike him but if he was at our club I'd love him. I think he can do a good job for us!

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Agree totally I was at brag hall lane when we chanted for 90 minutes about Warnock.
But we all know that he would be our horrible sod and given we are Leeds we love that no-one like us and we don't care!

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I wouldnt mind Warnock employed till end of season.

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He's entertaining, can organise, likes a laugh. I don't dislike him and I think he would give Bates a few home truths, probably would be his downfall very quickly but it would be good for the club to have somebody who would stand up to Bates.

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As much as I dislike Warnock I can't help feeling he is the right man for the job.
Wouldn't mind Gus Poyet but have to agree with others on here, theres no way Bates is going to fork out any compensation.

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Poyet has done an excellent job in Brighton but didn't he give the excuse for leaving us last time as wanting to be down south near his family?

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01 Feb 2012 18:25:57
ive stuck by bates recently, when the few fans protested and wrote about. but now i can see why some dont like him, he has sacked grayson. its at the wrong time just after the tranfer window, so that a new manager cant his stamp on the club. he is playing games with our beloved club. BATES OUT
MOT

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Like Bates or not he saved the club. Agree he should be putting more investment into the club but Larry has had more than a fair chance to show what he can do and he proved it is very little. Personally I dont think he had a clue when it came to tactics. He couldnt change his game plan and we were so predictable.

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Do you think Grayson knew what was coming last night? No subs was very unusual for him.

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Its been on the wall a bit, defence was rubbish and still is, new manager can loan again soon or get people out of contract to change things a bit, a couple of signings and stop letting easy goals in and we can be beat any of the teams in that league. just hope the new manager is big enough to attract top players which I dont think grayson is but he as done a good job for leeds! MOT

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01 Feb 2012 18:22:17
Can anybody explain Chief Executive Shaun Harvey's comments on the official leeds united website, he says "We have 18 games to go this season and are still within touching distance of the Play-Offs, but felt with the transfer window now closed we needed to make the change at this time in the belief that a new managerial team will be able to get more out of the existing squad of players and make the difference."

Why wait until today to sack Grayson, yesterdays result has no bearing in SG's sacking if we had won 4-1 he would have still been sacked by Bates & the other parasites that are currently running our proud club

Bates will not spend any money & is like a leach he will not let go of Leeds until he has bleed the club completely dry.

Still on a positive note i have won £1500 @ the bookies as i predicted Grayson would get the sack today (placed bet in the middle of Dec).

Bates is like a jelly fish, us loyal fans can see right through him

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I will explain the obvious for you. Harvey and Bates clearly feel that Grayson hasn't done enough in the transfer market yet again, just as he hasn't for the last 2 or 3 transfer windows. Whether there's money available or not Grayson is very poor at recognising issues with the team and/or knowing where to find the players needed to correct these issues. It's embarrassing that MK Dons are able to bring in a better standard of player than we are, on a smaller budget, at a smaller club, with a smaller fan base, in a worse division. Make Bates the pantomime villain as much as you want but even if there are genuinely zero transfer funds available (which I seriously doubt) Grayson should still have shown more ability to improve things than he has.

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Because Bates has sold Howson to finance the sacking of Grayson. Do it before today and the new manager is asking for transfer funds. This way he's stuck with the dross Williams has 'discovered'

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Im a loyal fan and I think Bates is much maligned.

How many years does it take to sort out your defence?

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You could look at it another way, yesterday was the first league defeat this year. Harsh though bates is it is hard to sack someone on the back of anything less, looks awful to any possible replacements. Couls explain the lack of transfer movement also, ie he was always gonna go on the next defeat but by luck managed mini run after new year taking him until the end of Jan.

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3 years of buying defenders, they can't all be crap, just crap coaching. Proof will be how the new manager organises them. Thought timing was good as gives new manager a few months to sort the wheat from the chaff before the summer.

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I think that whoever takes over is inheriting a decent squad.The midfield that was out there on Tuesday was, individually, as good as anything else in this division. Ross McCormack is an excellent forward who, again is worthy of a place in any championship team. As for the defence, there are experienced defenders such as Bruce and Brondby who have never been given a chance and as for Connolly, he had one bad game against Barnsley and hasn't been seen since although prior to that he was playing well. A new manager getting the best out of these players would be assured of promotion without having to spend millions.

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Why cant all those blinkered so called supporters accept that, our club nearly went to the wall do you really want that again ? new manager new chance and lets see where we are, bates yes keeps the purse strings almost shut but we cant go into debt get off their backs and see where we are in April

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01 Feb 2012 18:18:58
Apprently Radebe is 12/1 to get the amangers job i would this be a good thing?

CW {Ed020's Note - would be, he was a world class defender!!}

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But we need a manager not someone who was a world class player.

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He means he was a world class defender, ie knowing how to defend ie teach our retarded defence how to defend {Ed020's Note - some people take a while to work things out don't they!! lol.}

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Agree,look at the class players that have bombed as managers,doesnt always follow.

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Because he was a quality player does not
mean he would be a quality coach would be a big risk need a manager with manergerial
experience .Who? to be honest would go for
Warnock/curbishley/o,leary

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He might not be the worst choice. Rather him than some old ex-Chelscum toadie of Bates'

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Bad idea could ruin his status as a leeds legend

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Would be a bad thing, I love Lucas, but it never works. It didn't work for Clarke, Bremner, McAliister or Grayson. Ex Players don't generally succeed sadly.

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I wouldnt say grayson didnt succeed. we're in a far better position than when we took over.

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He said only coaching job he would consider is leeds or south africa

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Id prefer it if he came back to play at the heart of our defence!

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Would be a good idea as a defensive coach but that is all.

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'Ex-players don't generally make good managers/coaches' - have you been hiding under a rock. What about Fergy, Keegan, Dalglish, O'Leary, Mancini. Give us a break and stop talking rubbish.

Radebe would not be a bad shout, but personally I think we should be going for someone who will attract players rather than shunning them.

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01 Feb 2012 18:12:18
I don't know about anyone else but I would be interested in seeing Lucas Radebe become our new manager {Ed020's Note - he has no interest in doing so!!! shame really}

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01 Feb 2012 18:03:29
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to be named Leeds manager by Bristol City game {Ed020's Note - source?}

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01 Feb 2012 17:48:43
Just listened to Tom khirwins interview on Yorkshire radio apparently Simon wanted £600 000 for a new centre back last Thursday ken refused due to Leeds already having 6 centre backs all to which he had brought in. In a way I agree only a few years back we were in same position as norwich just shows that Paul lamberts signings have done the business and graysons haven't Liked the guy but believe this is for the better of the club just wished we would of kept howson. Who ever the new manager is just please do 1 thing MAKE snodgrass CAPTAIN before he also jumps ship

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Do you really think making a player captain will keep him at the club? FGS grow up, it's not a school team, it's a business!

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Y not john terry Steven Gerard do I have to carry on

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Free transfers - if Grayson had BOUGHT 6 defenders you'd have a point. He didn't. You don't.

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I'm only telling u what bates said don't shoot the messenger moron

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Completley agree with this.Bruce Collins o'brien bromby Kisnorbo were and connely were all bought by Grayson and only Kisnorbo was any good. Afraid he just couldn't buy defenders
Rob

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Kisnorbo any good?? u r having a laugh mate,he cost us at least 9 points this season,as for a captain,anyone apart from a goalkeeper! just dont work? lets hope we now turn a corner. and yep i am a leeds fan

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Why would making Snodgrass captain stop him jumping ship, Howson was captain wasn't he!

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Let's look at things simon Grayson bless him was a defender and he can't pick buy a decent one himself apart from a fully fit and mentally stable O'Brien have we got an experienced CD to bring on the youngsters. For f*** sake he went got a 20 year from tottenham, add to that Ken Bates had suggested all along onstage would have to leave to bring some in and Grayson bought Billy barn door, Nunez, Connolly, Bromby, Kisnorbo who was not that bad before injury, by the rest have been poor. He was playing an 18 year old midfielder in zac Thompson right back that goes to show how bad he was at picking a defender w eryone knew we were great going forward but defending was our problem what does he go and get a winger in Rodgers 6 strikers st the club and no right back remember a certain OLeary at least we had Harte then.

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I agree with this post. Unfortunately the defence hasnt been sorted out and he has had plenty of time to do it. The players brought in have not been good enough.

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So... making Snod the Captain will stop him leaving?
You have a short memory.

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I agree with the previous post about defence. It was evident at the start of the season. When we played o'dea & lees as full backs, the defence looked really flat & had no support or creativity. Then it changed to white & connolly & that made a big difference!

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01 Feb 2012 17:41:48
Ken bates has made a sneaky move for the current real madrid manager Jose mourinho who has had enough of Spanish life after the Madrid fans are starting to turn there back on him come on ken I don't care how much he costs he's the best manager in the world {Ed020's Note - shut up! lol}

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Mourinho to be new Leeds manager was apparently down to 9/1 last week after his announcement saying he's leaving Real Madrid for a Premier League club at end of season...!! There were also rumours of a swap deal (from out of Chelsea, not Leeds!) between Bates and Abramovich, but Bates had to stump up 150m. Can't remember where I read it mind, so maybe not a decent source, lol

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This is true. My parents in law live in Spain and I was talking to them tonight and all the Madrid papers are linking Jose with the Leeds job. I dont think they realise we are not a big club anymore. Unlike Madrid''s Council Leeds Council wont buy the training ground off us for 500 million then sell it back six months later for 30 million. {Ed001's Note - they didn't do that. They bought the old dilapidated training ground for that, but they actually sold them a much bigger and better one for 30m, not the old one back.}

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01 Feb 2012 17:34:04
really wanting di matteo to be leeds

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Warnock or dave jones i think, dont want more chelsea at leeds!

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Same, hate everyone bigging up warnock. Di Matteo wil get us fizzing the ball around on the deck, instead of hoof and hope. He's perfect if we want to emulate Swansea!

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01 Feb 2012 17:21:43
I would be interested in hhearing what you all think if we installed O'Leary as manager?
I was gutted when he left.
He has been out of work after losing his job in dubai last april.
Would instill a lot of beleif in our young squad.

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I think that mick mccarthy will be the new manager

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He never deserved to leave - sacked for not getting a champions league place and some are calling Simon's sacking harsh (although our club was ruined for not achieving that goal). Ridsdale was the problem he did the contracts and loan money.
I would welcome O'Leary back at least he can bring youth players through and restore our academy.

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I agree with the post above. Did any other Leeds manager get more out of the players then David O'Leary? Best of luck to Simon for getting us out of Div 1.

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There is a reason why he is out of work and cant get a new job! The only way I would give him the job would be for three months and if he got us in the playoffs then he coukd stay.

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Chris sulley is doing a good job within the academy it's a 5 year job to have a real impact I hope he gets the time.

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I thought he left because Ferdinand was sold. Didn't realise he was sacked.

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01 Feb 2012 17:11:51
get di canio ken just imagine the passion he will install in the players that man would get our players playing with a smile and believe

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01 Feb 2012 16:14:49
my mate son of board member says neil lennon in the frame to get managers job

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Good God Id rather someone from the Pendle Sunday Charity League than Celtic. Lennon? Start an argument in a room on his own

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01 Feb 2012 16:02:47
Well all you calling for SG's head av got your wish, hope your happy now..ye never know wi a bit of luck ye might owst Bates too.

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Im over the moon hes gone we have played negative rubbish football since november and all the games won in that period were lucky the majority of his signings in the past 3 years have been awful and despite playing about 30-40 different defenders in that time period we havent been able to stop conceding goal after goal after goal. he has taken us as far as he can look at blackpool established them as a championship club then needed a better manager to take them to the next level and that is the stage we are at.

im grateful for promotion and the fa cup with at man u but thats in the past we need to look to the future. im annoyed though he should have gone after the barnsley game

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Wasnt a wish pal, just fact...Grayson could only win against 10 men teams, he cant do anything with no money...thought he would have walked by now.

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01 Feb 2012 15:58:28
I feel for Grayson but its a results business ok bates hasn't given him money but neither has Barnsley and they thrashed us twice +the defence has been crap for all three years of his reign and he still hasn't sorted it .it will be warnock

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Barnsley have been building there championship squad for much longer so cant really compare the two teams

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Sorry to say i feel for SG but last nights result was the final straw and i agree the defence has been shocking for too long whcih is ironic considering he was a defender.
Wish him all the best in the future and thank him for getting us into the championship but now its time for someone else to get us to the Premier league.

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Would that be Barnsley who are below us in the league? Individual results don't matter - we beat QPR twice last year and took 6 points off Burnley this year. The table is all that matters and, as the second cheapest team to build in the division, anything higher than 23rd is a statistical overachievement. Grayson's record - almost a 50% win rate, is excellent considering his resources. It won't get better unless money is given to the next manager. Interesting timing though - just when the window closes....

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01 Feb 2012 15:56:32
PLease get Poyet, new idea's. He was obviously the brains behind Dennis Wise's bull s..t. Modern manager.. MOT prem here we come lol
trixytrev

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Bates will not get anyone thats already got a job as it will cost extra money.

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Would LOVE for that, really cant see it though

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01 Feb 2012 15:51:12
It's a long shot and a big risk, but I'd like to see Paolo Di Canio have a go. I know he's only just started his managerial career and he's extremely unpredictable, but he'd be reasonably cheap (important criteria for Bates!). Let's get some passion back at Elland Road.....imagine 35,000 Leeds fans behind Di Canio at Elland Road....it would be a formidable place for the oppsosition.
Having said that, I do feel sorry for Grayson...as the season went on, it became more and more obvious that Bates was giving him bugger all to spend. My only criticism is that the more it went on, the more he looked like a 'yes' man and Bates' puppet. He should have resigned, spilt the beans on Bates and walked away with his head held high.

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WHY NOW! after arguably our best performance of the season now the new man cant bring anybody in!!

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Bates will probably pull a tramp in off the street and give him the job as muppet

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If he was to give the job to a muppet off the street that would be someone out of the North Stand

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01 Feb 2012 15:12:58
Betting on warnock as new manager has been suspended by ladbrokes..

Woulda loved di canio or clark.

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Warnock is too clever to fall for bates' patter!

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I really hope it isn't Warnock. Never liked his style of football.

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I know that the e is missing from clarke, but surely you don't mean "old sniffer"

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Lee clarke from huddersfield, although a rival, hes a great manager! Would anyone take oleary back?

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Have to say i really really hate Warnock as a person... but as a manager, i think he's who we need to get us up.

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Not too sure if Oleary could do any better?

Leeds need a strong manager with little money to use and work with what we have.......unfortunately, only 1 manager without a job that fits that bill and that Warnock, love him or hate him, if he gets us promoted who cares, we cant sack him when we are there like QPR!

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Ladbrokes have not suspended betting on our new manager at all. Warnock is available at 2/5, Poyet 20/1 and Eric Cantona 100/1. God help us!!

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Cantona has gone into French Politics so cant see him coming and letss face it he would be talking about seagulls shxxting down the wing next thing we knew lol

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01 Feb 2012 14:59:34
I would like to see Redfearn given a chance 4-5 games he has done well with the academy and deserves a shot
In the long run i expect Zola Di-Matteo or someone with history of Bates dealings - watch us climb now

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Someone with Bates History. That probably means Wisey then - god help us!

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Could do ok but acadamy is a big difference to the championship

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No more stand in's or let try someone. This is Leeds United and we want a manager who can lead and get us back where we belong

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Redfearn? You've got to be joking! The Academy is in turmoil! {Ed020's Note - its pulling out results tho}

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Wheresmyour back up for academy is in turmoil.redfern runs the 18s, christ sulley is academy manager and is doing a decent job...only 1 year in post.

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01 Feb 2012 14:58:54
Got a bad feeling neil warnock is gunna be new leeds boss, god i hope not. If leeds fans want some attractive football then we dont want him. I would love poyet but dont think he would want it, billy davies maybe. Please not warnock tho, hes another that dont like leeds and hes defo not cut out for premier league. Stupid timing to sack grayson imo and a terrible replacement if warnock takes charge. Why didnt he sack him in december atleast we could of got odriscoll.

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Never mind attractive football we need someone who will make us tight at the back one solid unit i wud rather us win 1-0 than get beat 1-4 or 1-5 brum blackpool

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No high profile manage will work for bates. Sorry but redfearn will get job.

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Youre right stupid timing....he should have gone a long time ago

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I'd rather see Leeds tough to beat than play attractive football at this moment in time.

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Timing is rubish but then Bates knew exactly what he was doing. Time to swallow our pride, if we get Warnock we'll be very lucky

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Because bates didnt want a new manager to spend his money. Plus warnock is a top manager he may not be universally liked but he gets teams up to the top.

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Attractive football! What's more attractive than beating every other team in the league 1-0? {Ed020's Note - thats very attractive to me if am honest!!}

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The timing is perfect for bates,transfer window shut so he doesn't have to worry about giving a new manager any money,plus it deflects all the negativity away from the lack of funds spent on the team in january

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Did warnock not play attractive football at qpr then

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Cant cut it in the premier league?! you seem to forget which league we're in. He is perfect to get us out of the championship.

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Could not agree more please god not neil warnock too big a mouth if he comes in no more er for me please get gus poyet ken

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01 Feb 2012 14:53:49
If billy Davies or Dave Jones become manager then I'm not off again ill support ossett town.

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Billy davies would be a great apointment I hope you are watching Ossett Town soon as that would mean he is our Manager.

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01 Feb 2012 14:50:27
the evidence was there that Grayson was on the way, but it's just another kick in the face from Bates that he waited til the close of the transfer deadline. what half decent manager would sign now?

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Yes so he did not have to spend any money otherwise he would have made the sacking to give a new manager the best start. Wonder how much he has up his sleeve for the summer? Then he will support a promotion push and sell us when his investment becomes highly attractive.

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01 Feb 2012 14:43:25
I have from a good source close to the club billy davis is our new manager!! that wouldnt disappoint me to be honest,he did a good job at forest on a small budget!

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Billy Davies hates leeds united
warnock will take over,hes worked with harvey before at scarboro and bates wanted him when he was chelsea chairman

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Billy Davies hates leeds united
warnock will take over,hes worked with harvey before at scarboro and bates wanted him when he was chelsea chairman

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Done well on a small budget? how long have forest been in the championship?

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01 Feb 2012 14:38:45
we did'nt spend money in the transfer window cos bates knew he was gonna sack sg, hence he will have to pay him out now.

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Did hear Snoddgrass has walked out of the club, and refused to return. don't know what this will mean for the club now

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That makes perfect sense. Season ticket deadline pasted, trans win closed, plenty money in the kitty to pay him off as he only signed new contract last year...

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Depends on the terms of SGs contract as to whether we have to pay anything in compo. If there is a performance clause that hasnt been met at this stage, he may be 'failing to satisfactorily perform the role'

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01 Feb 2012 14:37:08
Candidates for the Job?

Warnock?
Curbishley?
Boothroyd?
Graham?
Karl Robinson?
Keith Hill?
Ian Dowie ( only joking)?
Steve Bruce?
Billy Davies ( Could be a big shout)
Gordon Strachan?
Controversial- Darren Ferguson?
Roy Keane?
Glenn Hoddle?
O'Leary?
Dennis Wise??!!
Zola?
Desailly?
Poyet?

Any others? I have probably missed some obvious ones?

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I for one would love to see Gus Poyet back. In my opinion he was the man that ran the team back in the Wisey days and when he left Dennis did not have a clue. Also have Bates connection from their Chelsea days.

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Nice list. I'd take Warnock first, then Boothroyd or Strachan. Bruce needs a large transfer budget if you look at his past, so that's a non starter.

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How about another joker who's on the same page as Bates like Paolo Di Canio? ROFL! JOKE!

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Warnock any day of the week his teams are hard to beat. We don't have to worry about attacking but defending, if Warnock can get a few good bodies in defence someone like Clinton hill we will have a chance of going up, top two starting to have a bumpy patch we have what I consider an easy run games we can win. MOT

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Someone who is willing to get sack with over 50 percent win record, ambitious enough to gain promotion to the top flight with a squad of gutless wonders (bar snoddy) and no money, someone whose willing to recognise that 3 points off the playoffs with 18 games to go is not good enough surrounded by clubs spending fortunes, someone willing to travel to Monaco every month to meet the chairman, someone willing to work with only 3 members of coaching staff, someone willing to nurture the youth and get the best out of average players only for them to be sold.
Dennis wise it is then.

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Jose Mourinho im sure he said he likes a challange

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Bruce would be good hate to see warnock I def won't go if he takes over

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Lee Clarke - Huddersfield
Neil redfern is 9/1 on SSN
Dave jones - ex Cardiff
Di matteo - chelsea No2.

Here's some names from various betting sights and SSN. anyone but Bruce! But will Bates go cheap on redfern?

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Ho w about Sean O'Driscoll (Aint he assistant nower days) His teams always play good footy.. And he's cost naff all ! {Ed001's Note - he is assistant manager at Forest.}

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I'd like Poyet but he has a good job at brighton. My number 1 is Warnock all day tho and if not someone like dave jones or billy davies

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I certainly would not mind poyet back at all but think my first choice would be George graham! He's a grey manager and sh*t hot on defence work! Get him signed up!!

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I would like George Graham with Tony Adams as assistant

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You missed

mourihnio
rikjard
pep guadiola
gus hiddink
johan cruff

lol

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Would like to see radebe have a go, tho i dont think he's interested in management. Doubt he would work for a numbnut like capt'n birdseye also.

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Hey guys your forgetting one manager..
ME i`ll do it for 50 k a year, writing my application now.

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Think it's safe to say Bates won't be paying compensation to another club so it's an out work manager (like Warnock). Will he really work for whatever paltry sum Bates will offer though? I think it probably will be him but wouldn't surprise me if he stuck with Redfearn til the summer. Cheap, no compensation, will be easy to manipulate and won't be making any demands. Will be a useful scapegoat for Bates when he needs one next.

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Curbishley, Di Canio, Shearer. In that order. Probably impossible, but you never know...

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If roy keane gets the job i am no longer a leeds supporter

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Curbishley for me.hes been out a while now and will be chomping at the bit and have loads of tricks brewing up his sleeves.also he could have neil redfearn as his no 2 as he was his captain at charlton for years

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Get Georgie boy Graham outta retirement .. let's see a return to proper defending at ER ! ! !

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01 Feb 2012 14:32:22
thank you simon for your hard work in achieving promotion from league 1 and for a good 1st season back in the championship but this year has been well below par. i wish you all the best in your next job

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Agreed, thank you Simon for your hard work. Sorry to see you go to be honest. You are one of us after all. Best of luck with your future employment

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I agree with the original post. I think the club has made a huge mistake today - we certainly won't be going up this year now!

It was quite clear in the Simon and Eddie Gray interview on Yorkshire radio after last nights match that things were not right. If KB really wanted promotion this year, he would budget to give us a fighting chance. Just look at the difference yesterday between Southamption, West Ham and us - they are trying to push on and make sure of promotion, we seem to be tying our legs together and making it as difficult as possible. Frustrated, now deflated.

Good luck Simon, you deserve better than this

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01 Feb 2012 14:31:21
I would just Like to congratulate a majority of mindless morons whose obsession with ken bates ownership has resulted in the sacking of Leeds moat promising manager since David oleary. Since the start of the season until now you have contributed to the detrimental atmosphere on and off the pitch, singing bates out all way through games, win or lose,you are an embarrassment. causing the players to work under immense pressure,lack of confidence, and attempting to cause division between the fans and club.hope we get warnock now to serve u all right n watch long ball football for the next five years.

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And id like to thankyou for been blind and ignorant.were you watching?

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There's only one person who got Grayson sacked, mate, can you work it out?

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Get a life, we pay our hard earned money to Leeds Udt the only loyal thing at the club is the fans. I am paying 750 for my season ticket so have the right to show my displeasure at the awful crap we have all been watching.

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Original poster, the type of football we have been forced to stomach under SG is extermely poor.
He got us promoted then found he was out of his depth.

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I would happily take long ball football as Warnock has a good record of promotion from this division which is the aim

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Theres only one person with that comment ,so your happy to have a shambles of a defence and clearley no tactical ideas what so ever! did you watch the game if i was Grayson i would of gone my self ,it was awful they just watched as the guy scored the goals ,couldnt even pick him up in the 18 yard box.so what was going to change ?

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Grayson is better than oleary was. Oleary sucked!

The only reason he did well was because the team he inherited was really good, but with a half-decent manager, we could have won the premier league.

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Try spec savers or support Arsenal, Wenger is a blind t*sser too

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So we hav'nt played long ball football under simon then.

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Sometimes a change is good - no one can pretend Blackpool, Barnsley and now Birmingham were acceptable performances - SG will not have to sign on - his departure as a Leeds lad is sad but necessary - we can still go up this season as to be honest non of the other teams have been much cop either.

Bates is just a current fact of life and he will be there until someone rich comes along - get behind the whites and the new manager whoever he maybe -

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David "we're still a young team" o'leary promising?!...thats a new one on me.

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Are you sure you have been watching the same team as me, total ineptitude and a back line to make my local girls team look solid. Please go have, a sleep and come back when you have had a reality check

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Leeds will always have the shoot them self in the foot attitude....Yorkshire, thick int tharm...thick int thead.

Grayson has done a great job at the club, moron's have got him the sack. We are supposed to have the best fan's in the land, but clubs realise how easy it is to get the crowd to turn inward.

And this is from a Leeds fan.

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I cannot remember any fans turning on Grayson.

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01 Feb 2012 14:26:05
112 league goals conceded since promotion, 67 loan players used while he's been in charge , shocking home form , something had to give,let's hope we can get some one in who can shake the squad up .

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01 Feb 2012 14:25:29
Grayson sacked, Bates buys himself some more time by removing SG. Results not good enough but who's to blame -it has to be Bates' lack of investment. SG went along with situation too long because of his Leeds connection and has now been made the scapegoat, results may not lie but neither does a lack of financial commitment and a love of club from the chairman.

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To be fair though, I don't see how lack of investment = players playing bad. Surely it's the players' faults for not playing as well as they are capable of, and the manager's fault for not getting them to play the right way.

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01 Feb 2012 14:03:11
Leeds to sign nigerian striker akpo sodje who is now a free agent following his release by spl side hibernian

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No body at ER to sign the paperwork with him!

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01 Feb 2012 14:01:08
SG sacked, Neil Redfearn will manage the team on Saturday if no one is brought in before then.

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What a load of tosh!!!..... it's not SG's fault.... lack of funds and no backing from the chairman and also LACK of support from supposedly LOYAL FANS..... the SH*T will really hit the fan now.... no chance of promotion now!!

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Not before time - he's taken us as far as he could and his limitations, naivety and failings in the 'market' exposed - who's next?

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I agree with the above post, apart from we had no chance of promotion anyways. With no money to buy his best players sold he did an amazing job.

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Its funny they waited until the day after the transfer window (more importantly season ticket early renewal deadline) before the change. Bates will pay off SG with a confidentiality agreement so he can't say anything, then blame SG for everything. Also he has a justifiable excuse to hammer the loan market again next week with his new lackey.

Well planned Ken. I hate you but I have to admire your ruthless cunning.

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Yeah,made some stunning signings,Rachubka,Paynter etc,in dire need of defenders and kept getting wingers,strikers,lost the plot,just poor timing of the sacking.

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01 Feb 2012 14:00:14
Leeds to sign cb gabor gyepes following his release by fellow championship side cardiff city

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01 Feb 2012 13:59:23
Warnock 2-1 fav for Leeds job

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Will do a job, get the best of the players and hopefully promoted then will be happy to walk away with 2m in his back pocket just like he did with QPR. He is OK as a person and will stand up to KB , who respects people who tell him to F*** off when they believe he is wrong, SG didnt do this so ultimately paid the price. KB is 70's style Boss , the good old days when you could hire & fire if they turned out to be no good !

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I like him and his honesty and he has a great track record of getting teams up. My only reservation is that he gets teams up and then they come straight back down again. Also, his Sheffield connections may make him like McCleish at Aston Villa.

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I dislike warnock ,he really gets on my wick . cant stand listening to him in his interviews. do not employ this tosser

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Bates is a bully and thug, SG was too weak which is not an insult, he's just a nicer human being

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01 Feb 2012 13:55:37
grayson sacked sky sports news now

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01 Feb 2012 13:46:27
TalkSh1t are reporting that Grayson has been fired.

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01 Feb 2012 13:41:22
Grayson to go at 6pm press conference. Billy Davis is the new man apparently it's going all round the lufc academy this morning. Simon never turned up for training either, snowdon was running things this morning. Sorry to see you go SG.

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01 Feb 2012 13:34:12
Davide, hope youre reading, we need you back lad, you and ross would do nicely up top

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Becchio is getting there he just needs to stop rushing is shots .

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01 Feb 2012 13:02:07
Grayson out and Warnock in. Warnock has taken clubs out of this division (blunts and qpr ) and didn have much money with both of them clubs. Graysons time is up and he needs to move on.

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He had loads of Money with QPR, Taarabt cost more than we've spent in the last 2 years. Surely not the man for us.

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01 Feb 2012 12:17:15
The official site and YEP are very very quiet this morning always post some rubbish before 10, today nothing at all. maybe big news coming later, have you heard anything ed. Not sure how everyone else is feeling, it is bad enough to go down 4-1 at home, which we can come back from as everyone is beating everyone but the crap they come out with that 3 new signings will be in etc and we get one is just wrong. bates needs to come out and tell us what the problem really is, not he as the cash etc. if he as and cannot attract players to the club, he needs to go!! MOT forever but very depressed today

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I posted this thought it was odd, now he as been sacked! hope it is not davis!

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01 Feb 2012 11:35:04
Owen hargreaves to join Lufc on loan once the loan window is open .

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You know what happens when you have loads on loan players, Ask a Norwich fan.

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01 Feb 2012 08:57:49
to all those posters who say last night we were tactically inept and what can you do against balls crossed into a 6ft 7 striker i say how about challenging for the ball you know actually jumping for it i was at the game stood behind the goal and the striker did not have to leave the ground to head his goals now unless our defenders are only 3ft tall a jump would get them to the same height they have to at least try just like their defenders did no sorry but their crosses into the box were far superior to ours

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If you stop the supply in the first place it doesn't matter how tall or good in the air their striker is

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It would help if we worked harder to stop the crosses in the first place and show a bit more 'nowse' by putting one defender in front and one behind to make it more difficult for the attacker. Not rocket Science.

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For the forth goal we did have one defender in front, one behind and the keeper right next to him on the front post. He still managed to score!

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The defence could have boxed him in and stop him jumping for the balls

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01 Feb 2012 08:47:07
Sorry Simon its time to go Fed up with all the all the let down performances Be honest when we win we dont play well we need a player or two sent off ie Burnley Ipswich games The last good home performance was QPR last season doesnt that say it all! And the promisses of an exciting signing that didnt materialise just goes to prove we have a long way to go and more lessons like last night to stomach So Simon if you have any pride its time to go !!

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4-1 home win against Hull was a decent performance!

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I see simon grayson is putting the blame on our defence for last nights result(calling it rookie defending) get a grip grayson, face facts we have not played well all season " time to go" you pick the team nobody else.you make comments in that your going to get new players in "what do we get" a loanee from spurs,do us a favour grayson go and take that idot of a chairman "bates" with you he also says there money there but it is "never spent"
(from a loyal leeds fan not like the chairman).

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Don't blame Grayson, blame the man with the money, all this money we have to spend and we get loans in? Let's be honest Grayson is the scape goat and bates is mugging us off.

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Agree the Hull games was a great game, I managed to get to that one myself and thought it was a sign of things to come, unfortunately not, though.

Ironically, Pugh played exceptionally well in that game, and we have now let him go......

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Grayson has been able to go out and sign a number of experienced defenders (Bruce,Bronby,Connolly,Naylor,Kisnorbo to name but a few) yet the defence is still not sorted and then calls the kids he is playing "rookies". The experienced players are not getting a game for whatever reason (I can't understand what Bruce has done wrong, for example). Unfortunately the blame has to lie firmly on Graysons lap and he needs to look at the players he has and turn them into a decent unit-and fast. He has signed these players and now he must work with them.

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Mine was the post about Pugh, of course I meant Keough......

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01 Feb 2012 08:44:32
the only thing that annoys me is that we're told we have a transfer budget, and only get free's and loans, now im not saying go and spend millions but come on our defence needs sorting, and its the same thing every transfer window
jem

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If we had money available I think he would of spent it lets be honest we don't it's in kens back pocket.

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Totally agree, i dont think there was ever a transfer budget which makes me feel sorry for sg, but he's gone now, i just hope gus poyet comes in

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01 Feb 2012 08:28:59
grayson has basically said we wont be bringing anyone else in when the loan window opens as we cant afford it,what a joke bates is

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