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 More »
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 More »
It feels like a long time since Leeds’ last game, and indeed it has been. 10 days have passed since United’s last game, away at fellow play-off chasers Brighton, and in that More »
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…
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.
It feels like a long time since Leeds’ last game, and indeed it has been. 10 days have passed since United’s last game, away at fellow play-off chasers Brighton, and in that time, it’s all been strangely quiet.
Cellino still seeks Football league ratification for his protracted takeover, his have been social media happy, and Jack Butland has come in on loan. Apart from that, there hasn’t been too much to talk about. How odd.
Leeds United head to the riverside for the lunchtime game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Brighton last week. Before this game Leeds had a mini revival collecting 7 points from 3 games all co in siding with the return to goalscoring form of our captain, Ross McCormack.
I am 24 years old and I have been a Leeds fan for just about all of those 24 years. I have been living in Israel on and off for the past 7 years and now live here permanently.
Brian McDermott has confirmed in his press conference that Leeds have an agreement in place to sign a player before Saturday’s game against Middlesbrough. Coincidentally, Paddy Kenny is a major doubt for the game with an ankle injury. Jack Butland to Leeds is a move that’s been spoken about quite a lot recently, and today it seems to have moved forward – with Mark Hughes claiming he is nearing completion of a loan move out of Stoke City.
I was one of the people who was thrilled with the appointment of McDermott and has liked him since. I was also furious when Cellino tried to illegally sack him. However its dawned on me recently that is Brian as good as we all seem to think he is? Is he a brilliant manager? Or just somebody we want to be our best mate? It’s a tough one. Looking at it, everything is much more positive than last season, not that that’s hard. We have occasional games when we play great football and everything is rosy, but these are becoming few and far between.
Being a life long Leeds fan is a hard enough sentence to serve, particular the last ten years. What makes it harder for me is that I am following the club I love all the way from sunny Sydney, Australia.
I was born into supporting Leeds United through my father and grandfather both Yorkshiremen and mad supporters. Coming across to live in Australia I picked up the drug of following Leeds from an early age, long before the Aussie contingent made it into the first team. Though I won’t even mention one of them as my hatred for him burns for what he did to the memory of the two brilliant Leeds fans.