Surely I can’t be the only one that feels a bit sorry for Edoardo Cellino? We’ve all seen at least one of his posts on Facebook, or one of his many conversations he’s had with eager fans, but after every single game, win, lose or draw, he is sent countless messages, some positive, some less so. Continue reading
Massimo Cellino’s proposed acquisition of Leeds United is again being cast into doubt, this time over reports of his impending tax trial in Italy.
Cellino, 57, denies illegally dodging paying €400,000 import duty on a luxury yacht.
It all sounds a bit familiar, I could swear I’ve heard the phrase ‘tax dodging’ associated with Leeds United before. Hmm… Continue reading
Leeds United’s season is yet again in danger of petering out into the mid-table abyss. We have 7 more games in March and in reality we need to win at least 6 to be in with even a tiny chance of making the play-offs. 5 of these games are at home, bringing the fans into play. We all know that when Elland Road is rocking there isn’t many places like it and it can really help the players. Many times last season when the attendances were around the 20,000 mark or below you could tell it had a negative effect on the players. We need to really get behind the players, what have we got to lose?
Leeds have today announced the signing of Connor Wickham on loan till the end of the season. This came as a pleasant surprise for most Leeds fans. Only yesterday fans were starting to wonder about the club’s future yet again after the Football league released this statement which was deleted pretty soon after. Never simple with Leeds aye?
In my opinion Connor Wickham is the perfect signing right now, the goals have dried up and we now have possibly the best strike force in the championship. Hopefully now our wingers will actually attempt to cross the ball to the 6ft 3 Connor Wickham. After last weekend I thought we had no chance of the play-offs but maybe I can now reconsider. There is usually a late challenge from a team in the championship, you wouldn’t think it could be Leeds but stranger things have happened. News today also came out that Leeds had paid the £1.5m that was owed to Andrew Flowers, you would presume that Cellino paid that. The signs are positive with Cellino so far, signing two young British players on decent wages and paying off some debt. There may be a problem if he doesn’t manage to complete the takeover as Leeds would then owe him money, but lets hope it doesn’t come to that.
The trials and tribulations of the long distance supporter
Born in the UK and a staunch supporter since I could walk, I have spent many of my 50 plus years away from my home, my family and (for those who know me) most painfully, my beloved football team, living and working on foreign shores. Continue reading