Leeds Rumours Archive August 28 2011

 

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28 Aug 2011 22:22:22
One of the things im worry about if we don't sign a LB then in our next match, we won't have White so O'Dea will play there and OB will play CB thats when we will get hammered this problem needs to be looked at.

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28 Aug 2011 21:46:24
I can't believe they didn't take a gamble on on ALF for 350k it could have been the bargain of the century. Come on Ken give Grayson some money to spend we are Premiership Club so stop spending like A Blue Square Conference North Club

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It's Ken. Believe it. We only go at his pace. We won't spend decent money for a few years yet.

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I agree - but i think it is larry who wont spend and is cautious - counting his money for Prem loans - but he should have spent that on ALF - nothing to lose and proven goals and only can improve - next kevin phillips - lost opportunity Larry - who sees McCormack as his fast short striker - but what about injuries and suspensions Larry

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No we're not and we haven't been for years. Our recent years income has come from League 1 and the Championship. I agree we need investment but people need to realise our level. It's all very well dreaming of the Prem but WE ARE NOT a Prem team right now.

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Tbh, I thought that McCormack was a bargain at 350/400k

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Laughable if you think Le Fondre is better than what we have. McCormack is top quality for this level. LF is a fourth division striker (Anthony Elding memories). Think he's jumped too far too soon and should have gone to one of the Sheffield clubs a league lower. Baldock is a decent gamble by WHU.

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Whats the fuss about a good L2 player.... come on we already have Becchio Somma, Nunez Gradel, really would have been a waste of money.

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28 Aug 2011 21:06:15
May i suggest that apart from the Southampton game Leeds have been the best team on the park. We have a good squad and with a couple of additions before the deadline a very good squad. Our luck will change (bloody refs) as long as the team and supporters keep the confidence levels up. I have faith

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Refs have been shocking for a good few seasons. Im shocked Durso was allowed to ref the game yesterday.

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We are playing good football. The luck will change

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Very true, we've played really well and if we'd take a few more of the chances were creating and stop getting sent off, we'd probably have a couple more wins already

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Apart from Southampton all our downfalls have been to shocking refs. Watched ipswich highlights unbelievable that aidy got sent off he fell over well was pushed. (is SG planning on appealing the decision ED? )

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28 Aug 2011 20:34:20
cant believe how many people are slagging off simon after this game i really dont think that he deserves this. Made a couple bad decisions obrien for mccormack but give him some money to actually prove whether or not he has the skill to take us back up the rumoured signing of stephen kelly is huge step in right direction

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If the ref had seen the push on Aidy before he brought the guy down we would not be having this conversation

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Its not just one game though is it and the defenders he has signed over the last two years have been terrible.

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28 Aug 2011 20:29:09
stephen kelly and henri lansbry to sign on wednesday.

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Henri lansbury is just a rumour ? I've not heard a dickie bird on it from a good trusted source - which may mean its true
But he played for arsenal today in their humilation at man u - and unless Wenger buys 2 more midfield players by wed i cant see him leaving highbury - unless a Loan to Jan maybe to free up half his wage for incomings ?

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As Lansbury came on today its doubtful he will sign.

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28 Aug 2011 15:44:55
Apparently Leeds interested in fulhams Stephen kelly at right back and Grayson says he looking at a strong centre back for a fee... Source is official Leeds united on facebook poss not reliable source but pretty believable after performance at ipswich... Poss move o'dea to left back then move lee's to centre back with kisnorbo? Sounds a good defense to me with.... S.Kelly lees kisnorbo O'dea?

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No way o dea is not a left back,i would drop paddy at the moment he is a yard to slow and vunrable.
sell gradal ASAP.

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As a rep of ireland fan something weird is going on. Pick the two worst rep of Ireland players imo and larry goes out and gets one in and is looking at getting the other one in. I have to laugh otherwise i'll cry. Here's an Idea find out if greg cunningham has fully recovered from injury and if so get him in and bin the kelly idea.

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I wouldn't do that that, i would keep O'dea in center with kisnorbo and have lees stay at right back, find ourselfs a left back

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Kelly can play left back and right back he also helped Fulham to the europa league final last season... great signing if it happens

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It may sound like a good defence to you as you know nothing about football. I am a republic fan too and I was gutted when we signed O Dea especially when he played at left back. SG seems to be clueless when it comes to defenders. And why give Paddy a new contract he is past it.

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You cannot play white at CB that is what I call suicide, he's Lb or Lw or unless you want him to be striker

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28 Aug 2011 13:46:49
I would like to think we will be getting a center half join, why else keep the number 6 free?

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28 Aug 2011 13:30:15
Something needs to be done, KB is making SG look a total muppet, KB just leave for the sake of LUFC.

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Im starting to think that they are as bad as one another With our squad numbers and wage bill we should be doing better and that is down to Grayson.

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28 Aug 2011 13:22:26
If we sell Max next week all the money will probably go into next phase of the "Leeds Village". Instead of moaning about the East Stand, next year we'll moan about some hotel construction then 2013 probably some casino. Casino in Beeston. Smart move Ken. At least by 2014 there'll be nothing left for Ken to build so he'll have to put money into the team. Let's hope we're still in the Championship when that happens. MOT

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Spot on, although by 2014 we could be in the conference.

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28 Aug 2011 12:29:02
Grella now gone and Bessone on way out also. look for a decent CB coming in Hopefully permanent.

But Knowing Bates (not trusting SG with a load of cash he might blow on someone crap) probably on loan.

Defence is woeful, was last year also. Requires instant action or mid table obsurity beckons.....

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I would take mid table now given sg defensive buys Need a new back four Im afraid and we have not the money to buy them.

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We're not forced to make it as high as mid-table obscurity. I don't see us in a relegation scrap but I'd hardly call 17th place mid-table. That's where we're headed to finish right now.

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I would bite your arm off for midtable right now, I fear we are more likely to be in a relagation dogfight this season, how can they be so stupid as to not address the awful defense, we have worst defense in the championship by a long way.

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My God Have you been to the last few games mate? The defence has looked strong and solid this season so if you haven't seen them play then don't jump on the bandwagon and go along with what every other 'glory supporter' is saying. If anything, and in contrast to last year, the attack has been as blunt as anything. Snodgrass and Gradel just haven't performed so far but, when Becchio gets back in the team, I know for certain that we'll get a new lease of life and romp up the league. C'mon you Whites

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Yeah mate the defence has been outstanding LMFAO have YOU been to any of the games? If so next time bring your glasses mate SG wouldn't know a decent defender if he was tackled by one. Now he is looking at bringing in stephen kelly another useless bag of sh*te.

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Stephen Kelly would be a good signing at Championship level

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28 Aug 2011 12:24:36
Grayson lost us the game yesterday. When White was sent off he should have put Nunez on and flooded midfield. Instead he took a forward off and brought a defender on which basically invites the opposition to attack. Ipswich then took a defender off and brought Bullard on knowing we were sitting back. The other thing when have we ever got a good decision when Durso has refd.

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Totally agree. SG's Assistant needs to shoulder some blame too. Flooding the midfield when you go a man down but are 1-0 up is Football Tactics 101. I don't think Grayson can afford to lose his next league game.

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Flooding the midfield by bringing on Nunez? Are you actually serious?

When you are trying to protect a 1-0 lead with 10men. You either bring on a defender or a defensive holding style midfielder. A striker will always be taken off to do this. Hence the reason Ross came off, as he cant do the big man up front holding up play type of game which Keogh can. Bring Nunez in would be adding more attacking flair to the midfield. He would be going forward, attacking and defeating the purpose of flooding the midfield to keep Ipswich at bay. Tactically Grayson did the right thing. We were just unlucky to conceede in the last minute as we did.

Would Leeds fans really just stop fccking moaning every second. Its really disheartening to see "our fans" give off. Just because you did something on Football bloody Manager doesnt make it "tactics 101" f*** sake

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Whilst I dont think flooding the midfield would have been the best idea, I cannot fathom why SG did not make changes before the 91st minute. I can understand swapping an attacker for a defender, but when it's AO'B we know we are going to concede.

So my point is why didn't SG bring on Nunez for Keogh in about the 65th minute, Nunez would run all day and as has proven has an ability to score from range which to be fair were the most frequent of chances we were going to get.
Also would have swapped Thompson for snoddy at the same time, just to strengthen/freshen the midfield, sticking howson on the right and making gradel the target winger. that way we could have still had an outside chance of scoring/preventing being continually overrun which is what happened

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Are you stupid? flood the mifield but still with THREE defenders? suggesting a 3-5-1, all they have to do in that case is ping one over the top and then were screwed, might work on footy manager for you mate but face reality, anyday if you lose a defender and go down to 10 you sacrifice one of your strikers, cant blame O'B for the last goal that was just disgusting and just proves how much luck goes against leeds

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Keogh is the only player who could hold the ball up in a 10 man situation. you people complaining are utter idiots, we were dominating the game before the red card. lay off Grayson as he is the man to take us to the Prem. just glad it is only a small few who make the 00000s of the rest of Leeds fans look like MORONS because of your moronic posts. I come on this site for banter rumours, not to see anti Grayson rubbish. Grow up you idiotic moronic f***wits.

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28 Aug 2011 11:37:49
I know he's not a true ex Leeds player with him only being a loan star but I would like to suggest Doug Freeman as replacement for Larry and Owen Hargreaves on a pay as you play basis to boss the midfield still need new defence but I don't know who's up for grabs.

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No Gus is the man but I dont think he would leave Brighton for Leeds. As for Hargreaves I am sure there are probably 20 or 30 other clubs who would give him a better offer than us.

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Grayson is the man. hes put a decent spine together with peanuts money to spend. taken a while, but hes seen who isnt good enough and hes bringing through some youngsters with hunger to play for the shirt which is what leeds is about. poyet is a class manager, but giving grayson the money that hes had to spend i would argue larry would do just as well.

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28 Aug 2011 11:29:47
Owen Hargreaves on pay as you play we may not keep him that long if he looks good but at least he'd be with us until Jan and get us back on a winning vein. Midfield of Nunez Clayton Hargreaves and Snoddy with Howson as sub would allow us to cash in on Gradel who obviously doesn't want to be at Leeds even misses penalties, so sad when we actually rescued him from oblivion at Leicester, oh what a short memory you have Max

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This is a feeble post Howson (captain) on the bench... Not gonna happen. N gradel is a proffesional who has admitted he loves leeds utd and doesnt want to leave wouldnt miss a pen on purpose Grow up

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Gradel gives 100% every game If that's him below 100% we should def keep him. He destroys teams on his own My suggestion to all Leeds doubters is watch how well we play when we have 11 men on the pitch. We would have beat boro and ips if we hadn't lost men. Keep the faith Keeping gradel is key

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Totally agree with second reply here. Other than first game at Southampton we've not been outplayed by anyone, ffs with only 9 we still scared 'boro

If you want to support a team only when it's winning go buy yersen a scum or chelski shirt & support from an armchair

Leeds TID

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You dont put howson on the bench hes been leeds best player over the last 3 years

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28 Aug 2011 11:26:12
Is Ken Bates a scum fan in disguise,a poxey 200k spent on a goalkeeper
We didnt have a striker on the bench against Ipswich
Mid table at best this season
Bates had enough of you

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Nunes is a a player that can play striker.....our topscorer at the moment....

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Bates is only part of the problem. We spedn 5 million a year on players which arent good enough and that is down to SG for terrible signings and offering players who arent good enough new contracts. What is Ben Parker still doing at the club?

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I totally agree we might even be in relegation battle Gj

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Irony is selling Kasper and replacing him with Andy was our best bit of business of the summer but the other additions have been awful. Remember Lees Clayton and Nunez were our players to begin with and Kisnorbo has simply returned from injury and is sadly not same player right now. Brown is garbage. Keogh and O'Dea have done well but we are clearly 4 players off a decent Championship side. We need a LB, CB, DM and Striker.

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Not really bates' fault 3 strikers are injured to be fair

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Relagation battle? next joke, our performances except the southampton game have been better than the opposition we have just been unlucky with some results were 4 games in, get a grip

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28 Aug 2011 11:22:23
Larry was tactically inept yesterday he would have done better if he'd got gradel and snoddy to play as half backs because the three defenders he had on were really cb's and left the two strikers on would have stood more of a chance.

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28 Aug 2011 11:05:40
Get gordon strachan in and gary mcallister as his assistant MOT What ever happens i think we will do well this season, through think and thin leeds till i die
Big G

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No way Strachan proved at Boro he's clueless. Don't want him. If we have to go ex-Leeds the only guy I'd consider is Mr John Sheridan.

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Get real,Strachan made a mess of his last job and weve already seen how naff Mac is,Dave Jones is best bet,ex players just dont work,new blood needs bringing in .

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Strachan dont make me laugh Get behind Larry and the team playing some good football just not having the rub of the grren but it will come MOT

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Don`t be daft mac was garbage when in charge of us and look who Strachan bought at boro

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28 Aug 2011 10:44:19
It's got to be time for sg and kb to go now before we end up back in league 1 ramon nunez must have done something to sg he just won't give him a chance

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28 Aug 2011 10:35:20
Wonder why we are near the foot of the table,we have spent 200k on one player (Longeran)

No strikers on the bench against Ipswich (why didnt Grayson get another striker in,even on loan)

Could have bought Le FONDRE in for only 350k

Grayson also didnt bring Nunez onto the field until the 90th minute
Absolute madness

Yes a moan from one of the 'morons' Bates

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28 Aug 2011 08:47:35
Becford looks like he will b sold to raise funds 4 players with Southampton being favourites. Wouldn't it b nice if cuddly ken gave Grayson a few mill but told him 2 use it wisely and not buy another Billy P or Freddy B. This squad with a few extra 'quality' players is good enough 2 get us in the top 6 come May. Keep the Faith people
Keith LUFC

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It would be nice but it aint going to happen. And if it did SG would waste it on some more poor defenders.

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28 Aug 2011 01:40:25
Leeds to get Fulham's Stephen Kelly on loan
decent source - decent player - decent pedigree
international full back rep ireland

hammyend.com/index.php/2011/08/leeds-consider-kelly-loan/?

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It's a centre back with a bit of pace that's needed. Paddy ain't bad in the air but has no speed and all the rest are the same apart from AOB who is crap. We need 2 get ridd of the 'dead wood' and bring in a midfielder with a bit of height and Forrssell must b worth taking a gamble on

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At least people are stating believe that Paddy is not the player he used to be.

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28 Aug 2011 01:25:18
Idea.Sell howson, shoddy snoddy, gradel, Becchio and Clayton, sack Simon, release nunez, assasinate bates and then eject the board, come on, get a grip. WAL, MOT.

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Sack larry he is s**t and I am sick of his excuses.
He is the boss letting contracts run down if not his fault then who?
He blow it big style last year could not cope with the pressure.tactically poor.
He can not stand up to ken he is just a puppet.
Let's get martin o,Neil
My mum could of got us out of that division 1

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28 Aug 2011 01:23:04
Leeds looking to sign Ben arfa on loan as he attempts to get back to full fitbess, only till January, with option of extending till end of season

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