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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Former Leeds Players Sucking Up To GFH Capital


It seems that certain former players are putting "hospitality" contracts or honoury roles above their love for the club. First Lorimer devoted about 10,000 rambling words to justifying GFH Capital's approach to the transfer market. And now Dominic I will lie down and be a Matteo to be walked all over has called for a "sensible approach" to the January window.

According to Dick and Dom, Leeds cannot expect to compete with Leicester City in the transfer market. Hang on, did I read that right? Did he say Leeds cannot expect to compete with Manchester City? No, it was actually Leicester City!

Dear God, Leeds have just been bought out by a bank committed to bringing Premiership football to the City, but the club can't compete in the transfer market with the club currently sitting FIFTH in the Championship! So what does that tell you? Well logically the gap will widen between Leicester and Leeds over the remainder of the season and so GFH Capital are accepting failure already!

Where is the ambition? Where is the commitment? According to Matteo, no club in the Championship can afford wages of £35,000 a week. No they can't, if they remain in the Championship. But there is truth in the saying, you have to speculate to accumulate. West Ham paid over £4m to sign Nolan AFTER being relegated and committed to wages of £40,000 per week. And where are West Ham now? In the Prem. And Nolan's leadership and goals were a major factor in securing promotion.

Yes, of course, West Ham benefited from the parachute payments, but those rewards are available to any team that secures promotion. If GFH Capital are serious about taking Leeds to the Prem, they have to invest serious money in the squad.

Matteo speculates that Leicester offered inflated wages to Wood. Let's say they offered £20k a week more than Leeds, that would amount to any extra £1m in wages over a full season. That is peanuts when compared with the £60m available in Sky money for the team finishing BOTTOM of the Prem. If GFH are not prepared to gamble £1.25 as a transfer fee and an inflated wage bill of £1m to have a shot at promotion, what bloody use are they? That's £2.25m for an exciting young striker who could be worth double that in a year's time if he keeps scoring. That looks a good bet to me!

Leeds fans will respond to this with the usual abuse but isn't it time to open your eyes guys? What's changed since GFH Capital took over the club from Bates? It's looking more and more as if the long suffering fans of the club have been mugged, whilst the puppets of Bates have simply become the mouth pieces for the Arab bank, no doubt to secure ongoing gratuities from the club. I may be a cnut, but I warn you, Bates, Lorimer, Matteo and GFH Capital are taking the fans of the club for total cnuts, exploiting blind loyalty and desperate hope in an utterly cynical fashion.

Wood might have fired Leeds to the Prem. Why are Leeds fans not expressing fury that Leicester City outbid one of the biggest clubs in the country to get him? It's like West Ham landing a top target at the expense of Chelsea - ridiculous!

76 comments:

  1. This is a great article and it expressed its views on GFH and the transfer window in a way that I could understand, good job.

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  2. Jealous little spammer

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  3. the dom matteo name thing?? that was a bit of a stretch even for you!!! haha u had a few beers hf?

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    1. I have actually. Been to the funeral of a friend, then played a game of football, few beers, vindaloo curry. Off to bed shortly, flight tomorrow coinciding with West Ham v Man Utd unfortunately.

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    2. Bobby Bullshit.. Thats you that is

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  4. you say open our eyes but no-one will respect your opinion after months of actual bollocks. be a wind up merchant or a football blogger. make your mind up

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    1. Wind up merchant? Thus far, I've been proved right in urging caution in relation to GFH Capital. Where is that £10m transfer warchest that Leeds fans were boasting about as the takeover was nearing completion?

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    2. We've only had four days of the transfer window! Give them time

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    3. Bobby you write a hundred blogs then the law of average will say you must be right sometime.

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    4. Yeah and u said there wasnt gonna be a takeover,right there wasnt u hf,ur jus one massive pleb,go blow some bubbles on the bath thats what u talk out of

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  5. You summed it up sir! Exactly right sadly.

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  6. Exactly right sadly for us Leeds fans and for some football fans in general although some would dispute that of course.

    Well made article.

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  7. Why shud we pay a player 30k a week like wood for xample. we have becchio who earns 12k a week n scores more goals than torres... i aint bin funny but it dont matta wot u pay a player at championship level tjey either play and score or play for the shirt.. leicester have bin rich for 2year and not secured promotion. they have beckford on 35k and hardly eva scores. in fact he on loan at hudds n still doesnt perform. we had him on 10k aweek in league 1 n scored loads of ttms.. just proves that the idiots running this blog site neva do their research befor spoutin their horrid cockney mouths off.. once again something not backed by facts.. we have heart and play for the shirt in our team not some playa who thinks hes the best in the world on 40k a week. grow up n get a grip gey ure facts then report something. we own u and always will. once we hit the big ttm agen u know we will be there for life and in europe befor u even blink agen

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    1. Learn how to spell like an adult. You're a disgrace to us Leeds fans

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  8. fcuk off to bed nob cheese,or you will miss your flight.....

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  9. Your opinions and mine coincide. I couldn't have put it any better myself. You must have a huge soft spot for us because you've clearly being paying close attention. Btw, why the "cnuts"? It's your website.

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  10. You write some tosh about my club sometimes, but this time I fear you're spot on.

    I can only hope they have something up their sleeves as it'll be beyond a joke if nothing happens this month.

    Good article.

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    1. Best hope for Paul Daniels then pal

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  11. Dom Matteo!!! Scored a f@@king great goal!!! In the San Siro!!! In the San Siro!!! When was your last trip to Milan in European football????

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    1. i was there for an inter v roma game a few years back.

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    2. You Bobby bullshiting again?

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  12. Sorry for your loss HF and good luck smashing the scum.
    Mot

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  13. Leeds have yet to spend in this window but its early days yet.Lets wait and see how it pans out first before passing judgement and lets not forget the way we spent money before and where that got us.We are in a position to attack the play offs all we need is 2 or 3 good signings for the final push.What we don't need is panic buying simples

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  14. Waltzing Masinga5 January 2013 at 03:31

    Fair point(s). We Leeds fans are used to be treated like fools by Bates so it's difficult not to be cynical and pessimistic about GFH, however it's only January 5th - this is an important window for Leeds' new owners to demonstrate their intentions for the club.Btw, Woods - doing the business at the moment but I would prefer CMS.

    Meet the new boss same as the old boss. Let's hope not.

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  15. What they also did make sure to point out is that it must be a sustainable investment. What happens if they make investment and then fail with promotion? Businesses do not succeed with a series of gambles. While this is a good article and does raise some valid questions i will reserve my judgement of GFH till the start of next season. Leeds supporters need to have patience at least till start of next season. Which is unlikely. MOT :-)

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  16. its a really good article. Where are the money to buy some really good players to championship. Maybe Gfh holds the card in to chest and come with some surprising offers to buy some great players, Im daydreaming!!!!!!!

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  17. no way will they spend anything like £10m in thus window, I'm a Leeds fan but anyone who thinks that is away in cloud cuckooland.

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  18. You are responding far too aggressively to a transfer window that is only 5 days old. Give GFH a chance. Judge on February 1st not now. Sure you are not a Leeds fan? There are less passionate Leeds fans around.

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  19. Your spot on with this article,if you wrote more posts like this rather than the rubbish you normally write you would certainly have a far bigger following.

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  20. Hammerfan blowing bubbles & I don't mean soapy ones

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  21. It would have been a good article if TRUE.
    Where you got the £10m transfer budget from i don't know,there is no football club that announces their budgets.
    Regarding Warnock with the Leicester comment he was reprimanded by GFH they completely denied that what Warnock had said was true and Warnock himself has retracted the statement.
    GFH have always said thay would not spend crazy money BUT would back the manager with funds to challenge for the PL.
    Its early days all i can say is WATCH THIS SPACE.

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    1. Good of you to recommend this site so strongly. Keep watching this space guys!

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    2. Your in space cadets

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  22. Good article hf

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    1. Good Gobble hf thanks

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  23. Shame it wasn't your funeral you were at then this knobhead articles would stop. I've never known a so called fan be so passionate about another football club! And I'm a hammers fan, your just an idiot!

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  24. 4/5 days in to the window lets see on the 31st the we will have are say! you can bet on that!

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  25. Problem is- you pay one player 30k per week and others start banging on the managers door asking for the same!

    Think before you write such tripe mate!

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  26. early days in transfer window yes but still unable to get what colin wanted ie woods
    We pay a fortune to watch this week in week out and we are papering over the cracks

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  27. You love LEEDS and hey, who can blame you ?

    Despite the usual vitriol & abuse which u seem to generate this is a good piece.

    Just hope GFH surprise us all else, wouldn't mind a pair of porn kings from East London taking us over !!

    MOT.

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  28. Hey I like reading your site usually don't comment but love the banter. You may have it right here with us not spending money in is window yet, but I think we might be saving are self for next season. Your also right you get what you pay for, keep up the good work mot

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    1. Keep up the good work.. What are you dude hf's pimp?

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  29. This window is about who leaves not who joins. We weaken every January if we don't weaken this January that is proof these guys have more intent than Bates.

    Few players of long term worth will be purchased by any club.

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  30. I fear you are right. My hope is that our new owners are holding on to the funds until Neil succeeds or fails to get us up. In either case they can then release lots of dosh to the new manager!

    Bloody Hell! Was that another pig just flew over the house!?!

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    1. Billy big balls. Are you hitting them with an hammer?

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  31. Its good to have a critical friend - spot on although still early doors as they say in footy....

    What i want to know HF is - where do you get these great pictures from? Its the main reason I have a look each time!

    Happy New Year

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    1. Happy New Year to you too mate. This picture is particularly good isn't it? Probably takes more time thhan writing the threads. Lots of searching with a variety of key words until I find the right one is the answer!

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    2. So contrary to what you were saying the other day,you do indeed spend a great deal of time on Leeds United,infact you spend your friday evenings reading up on LUFC,even counting how many words Peter Lorimer has written. What did your friend die of? Boredom or did he share a taxi to a west ham game with leslie grantham?

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    3. I will be your critical friend, Take your tongue out of his arse as your breath smells of shit

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  32. Flight coinciding with West Ham v Man Utd UNFORTUNATELY?!?!? Like you ever go to a match, you'd panic too much that someone would steal your armchair!!! Hahahahaha!!!

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  33. Pleasantly surprised by the responses so far. I might criticise Lorimer in every thread! Great player but a loathed toad it seems. (Great example of assonance there!)

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    1. You've had your fair share of assononce

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    2. Sadly Hammersfan you're not wrong there. He may be the clubs leading goalscorer of all time and arguably one of the best wingers to play the game in England but sold his soul to Bates a long time ago.

      One question though...are you really PLEASANTLY surprised or actually just disappointed!?

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    3. Cherry picked ....springs to mind wanker ! U didnt post my response u boring toss stain .....just f off .

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  34. Fcuk off hf wanker.

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  35. How do we know that it the "new" owners are`nt the old ones in disguise.

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  36. Excellent article,like the Leeds fans above we will know their intent come Feb 1. They are desperate to get the missing 6000 fans back AND they won`t do that with the present players.....

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  37. Ive read your blog lots and never comment cos cant be arsed giving some jealous bubble blowin cockney twat the attention he so clearly craves for cos hes a loner but this time i feel the need to put a few points across...

    Im glad we havent signed chris woods because no way is he worth 25k a week we could sign a lot better for less, comparing it to when west ham signed nolan is an absolute joke too when west ham was receiving parachute payments so wasnt much of a financial gamble really was it also after selling scott parker the money was available go spend on a player of that quality...the matter of fact is gfh before they even completed the takeover told us they would not spend silly money but would provide funds and i know for a fact were in talks with stoke and west brom for tonge and thomas so is this not backing the manager???? I think you need to get a fucking grip hammersfan you sad lonely bastard!!!!

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  38. yes you do speak so rubbish about Leeds, but i also agree with others, i am baffled by GHD'S (GFH)appearance to be unable to compete to buy a player for just over a million, surely they are pulling a bit of wool over eyes, how the heck would they spend about 55million buying a club then have no dosh to fund the team going forward, it dunt make sense, its not like they could sell it on as it is to make any profit, but i sadly think it will all go pear shaped as ususl,, m.o.t

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  39. I agree with most of this though I do not like to mention Matteo and Lorimer in the same context. Lorimer sold out long ago, peddling the Bates and now the GFH line in his paid role as a club Director. Matteo has not hesitated, in the YEP, to criticise the club's protracted failure to invest in the team. Also he makes a point about paying wages over the top.If Leeds did this now, running at an operating loss, a failure to secure a quick return to the Prem would see them back into administration

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  40. I have read A number of articles from the closet Leeds fan and
    have come to the conclusion that you my friend are a total knob.The transfer window has only just opened and nobody yet knows who if anybody Leeds will be signing.I am sure Colin knows who he wants and as Leeds fans we must trust both him and GHF.The last thing we want to do is follow the Risdale example and cost LUFC another 10 years of shit football in a shit league watching highlights at 1230 at night

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  41. The £10m warchest you've referred to in a few posts now was only ever an optimistic rumor at best - GFH never put any figures out, just mentioned "sustainable spending" in their takeover interview.

    To me, sounds like they want to amass a squad of players who want to play for the shirt, not for the wages. Like Becchio, who has had offers elsewhere, but stuck it out in League 1 with us because of a love for the club. Something which is missing a lot in modern football. More recently the same goes for Diouf, who wanted to play for the challenge as opposed to receiving higher wages elsewhere at bigger clubs.

    Sadly this isn't something than can be achieved overnight, or indeed by the end of the season probably. It's a long-term plan to build the squad gradually rather than throw money at signing big name players and end up as a Yo-yo side like so many others have done in recent years. QPR have thrown millions are gathering wage-hungry players, and are sat firmly at the button of the Prem. Despite a sneaky coupon-busting victory over QPR last week, they primarily run around for 90 minutes like a bunch of drunken toddlers so they can collect their over-inflated pay checks.

    Finally, Lorimer and Matteo are 'sucking up' to GFH because they're still on the payroll. If they start hitting out at them this early into the takeover (still only 5 days) they're gonna be down the job centre quicker than Bates eats his breakfast caviar.

    Nom nom nom. MOT.

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  42. Why don't you do the world a favour and jump in the hole with your "mate",you worthless piece of shit?

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  43. Anbody know what the sponsored silence is for at the Wet sham Ground ? Usually a minutes silence but this is ridiculous.Hammersfanny won't know as he says he is on a flight from Rumania right now.This means he will be on the bus back from Camden after seeing his mam.Hope there are some nice windows for him to lick .Methinks he suffers from Room Mania.

    M.O.T

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  44. 1-1 Half time. Come on you 'ammers! MOT

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  45. Good game today West Ham v Man U..Shame you could not hold on to your lead.Looking forward to the replay and Good Luck to the Hammers!
    Is your flight to Leeds/Bradford International Airport to meet your fans? mm
    Wherever it is you are going to,enjoy. On your return I will be looking forward to seeing your thought-provoking blogs(usually right!) again.. And also the pee-taking!!
    Ted B..Leeds U.fan for 52 years i.e pre Revie years

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  46. As speculating to accumulate is the reason why we are in the championship in the fist place it would seem foolish to do so on Chris Wood (in this case) who wants 30k a week and has scored less goals than becchio who is on around 15k. We can compete with Leicester on the transfer fee,1.25 million but it would be wrong to break our wage structure like this. Also it's only 5 days in I'm sure there is still a lot more to happen

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  47. Decent article HF. any leeds fans that have half a brain wernt shouting about a ten million warchest though. That was never going to happen. I agree about the woods thing but only on the fee, matteo was bang on, 35k a week is mad money at this level. Yea leicester and west ham etc have been known to pay it but where will some of these clubs be financially in five or ten years?
    As leeds fans we have all run out of patience but we also have to remember where we came from and we dont want to go down the silly money road again

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  48. To pay 1 player 30k wages will more then likely put a few noses out when they look at their wages in comparison which could lead to quite a few disgruntled players asking for a pay rise, so it wouldn't just be that one player's wages you'd have to take into account. Interesting read though

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  49. I've enjoyed your blogs and some of us Leeds fans need to lighten up or wind you back smartly. Always had a soft spot for the hammers and you did have a hand in the last championship we won (thank you Brown)..You are spot on with this one. Honeymoon over for GFH. sorry to hear about your mate.

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  50. I have to say I do think we need one stand out
    Signing to please the fans though and increase the gates. I dont think giving a kid 30grand a week is the way to go about it though.

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    1. It's quite simple gfh are another set of jokers who haven't got a pot to piss in. The bottom line is either invest and spend or fuck off !

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