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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Hay Sees Bechio Departure As The Last Straw To Break The Leeds United Camel's Back!

Oh dear, now the Yapping Post is catching up with this blog and suggesting that Leeds United have orchestrated the departure of Becchio. I posted that a couple of days back and Hay has virtually regurgitated what I wrote but I won't be pressing for any royalties - although an acknowledgement would have been polite.
 
It seems everybody is waking up just a little too late to the farcical nature of the Leeds United take over. Some of us were warning, long before the buy out happened, that a bank which appeared to be losing money was not the best bet for reviving the sleeping Elland Road giant.
 
One of us, me, picked up immediately on Jones inviting offers for Becchio and Byram. One of us, me, latched on immediately to Warnock claiming that Becchio's head wasn't right after the Barnsley game. And one of us, me, pieced it all together a couple of days back when the club announced that Becchio wanted to leave.
 
But look at the abuse I have received for being right! Ok, I can understand why fans want to look on the bright side of life and why they may regard doom mongering from a fan of another club antagonistic. But surely now it is time to apologise and admit I was on the money all along! Some have, and all credit to them, but others continue their vitriolic outpouring which is absolutely unjustified in the circumstances.
 
Hay does make one good point, relating to the Financial Pair Play rules, pointing out that last season Leeds paid out well under 50% of revenue on players' wages, but adding that with falling gate receipts, GFH Capital may have to cut their wage bill still further. And who is to blame for that exactly?
 
Time and again I am told that Leeds are a big team with a huge fan base, but what's the point of that when the fans don't turn up for games? Elland Road is coming like a ghost town on match days, except when a big draw team like Chelsea or Spurs come up from London.
 
Until the take over, the Bates protest was offered as an explanation for the appalling gates. Then it was the cost of getting in to the ground. Now there are special reduced price deals and still only 18,000 turned up last weekend. That is shameful and must make the new owners think twice about pumping any more money into the ailing club - even if they do have the means to do so. 
 
And before the hate mob fly off on one, let me use this post as a rallying cry for Leeds fans. If you love your club, support your club. Turn up. Fill the stadium. Make your players feel special, make them feel like they are playing for a genuinely big club, not a small club with a big history and an inflated sense of its own importance. Then the likes of Becchio might want to stay. And GFH Capital might feel more inclined to invest. And the feel good factor may actually return.
 
Until that happens, Leeds are going nowhere fast!

25 comments:

  1. Seriously, where do you find the time for all this drivel?

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  2. You really are a fucking mug. I'm sure you would be paying 1 of the highest ticket prices in the country to watch a team full of shit players who don't show passion or desire when playing, a club who sell, sell, sell and never invest in the squad ... Hmmmm, ye, I should pay them the crazy ticket prices to watch shit, I forgot though, anybody who supports West Ham does that anyway being the pathetic set of cockney fags you and you're fellow bubble blowers are .... Why don't you just focus on your own team instead of recycling posts with your own view thrown in. You post nothing of interest or anything factual and I'm struggling to understand just what makes you tick ... Who do you support? What is you're obsession with Leeds Utd? Why do you constantly write shit that insults Leeds, their fans or just belittles? I think you are trying to make up for something, maybe the fact you're a sad little cockney fag, probably a serious loner with no woman or friends ... Stop posting you're drivel and focus on your own team, if you really are a West Ham fan !!

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  3. they gfh bates inc cant invest they are broke

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  4. What is it with you and Leeds?

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  5. There weren't special reduced prices last week, they are for 2 games in the Feb school half term, check your facts dickhead

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  6. youre insane hf. sad and insane.

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  7. Cheap ticket deals are for 2 games in feb, not last weekend.
    Walk up price last Saturday was £27/£33

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  8. No Leeds fans care any more after ten years of disasters,
    we had papa smurf and now we have a tory boy in charge
    and it has been proved right that "you never trust a tory"
    no plan to move 1mm forwards
    why should we care?
    close the place down - sod the lot of them, everyone stop going
    and start again with a local team run by supporters, it would probably be a faster way back to the premier league

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    1. That is an oxymoron. You can't be a fan and not care. In fact, you were NEVER a fan if you can say that. A football club is for life, not just the good times.

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    2. You dont go to games HAMMER...what an egotesticle prick you are..telling people how great you are...nobody listens to hay..bit like you really..the same hay you thought was haigh because you are so highly educated...you havent made a top story for a while..is that because your boring or people are wise to you ? It seems most comments are people abusing you and mocking you...i find it hilarious..and totally warrented...you are the shit on everyones shoe...great work champ.x

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    3. With the greatest respect Hammersfan when you have experienced 'good' and 'bad' times as a football supporter then you can come back with a flaming opinion.

      My 16 year old nephew has experienced more than you have in the whole 50 or so years you have been following West Ham.

      Presumably give life as a West Ham supporter is so pointless and boring you feel the need to constantly write about other clubs?

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  9. That is an oxymoron. You can't be a fan and not care. In fact, you were NEVER a fan if you can say that. A football club is for life, not just the good times.

    Never a truer word said!!!

    MOT

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    1. Replying to your own comments..you sad WANKER.

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  10. It's a wierd blog this, it seemed to have started out as an out an out attack on Warnock, leeds united and its fans! Now it seems, with time and more understanding about our plight, your posts have become more compasanate and less condesending!

    Melancholy this may sound, I'm starting to enjoy you blogs, keep it up


    MOT

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    1. I think its the opposite..he needs LEEDS..no one reads his other blogs...most dislike him,he needs to keep the more gullible on side as this blog has desended into chaos..the more it goes on the more chance it will get closed down..which will kill him.

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  11. so how are wet sham doing?

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  12. Come on GFH show us what you can do for heavens sake. If you reported to me in my business you would be sacked!

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  13. If it were possible i'd argue the writer of this blog should be made some sort of honorary fan. We're marching on together right, it just so happens this bloke supports West Ham. This bloke follows the highs and lows with us, he has a relationship with our football club. In my eyes this should be enough for our fans to stop whinging on in the comments section.

    I also think that if i was the owner of a football club, and i wasn't able to fully invest in the summer that i would write the season of in terms of promotion. I also think that if a season has been written off there is no need for January investment or the sacking of managers. What i would do, and what i think GFH are doing, is to get rid of the transfer listed, allow those who want to leave a chance to do so and tie down a few quality journeymen as a foundation for better players the following season. That's what seems to be happening. Patience everyone.

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  14. I'm accentuating the positives because despite all the negativity we still have the best MANAGER in the championship. I've had dinner with Neil & his adorable wife in Cornwall & may i just say what lovely people they are.

    Tomorrow we welcome the Spurs to fortres Elland Road & i fancy us to spank them wirh our tennis rackets. They might have Bale & Lennon but we have Byram & Varney so there is nothing for us to fear.

    Alas, can't make the game tomorrow but, following a spot of tennis first thing in the morning in Watford i will be glued to the box cheering on the lads. I play in tennis whites & feel so much closer to the boys from LUFC that way.

    ANY ONE FOR A SPOT OF TENNIS ?

    MOT

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  15. "That is an oxymoron. You can't be a fan and not care. In fact, you were NEVER a fan if you can say that. A football club is for life, not just the good times"

    Q. So why the f**k don't you do that and leave Leeds alone then?

    A. Because you AREN'T a fan of wet sham, full stop!!!! Be honest, how many wet sham games have you actually attended this year then?

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  16. See you did well against Arsenal then? I think you need to put your own house in order, not that you actually go and support them, but there is some saying about 'pot' 'kettle' and 'black'...?

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  17. Sam has signed a contract extension, and the real facts surrounding Bechio are coming out now, it's simply his agent trying for more money, and most likely to line his own pockets too. He has clearly stated his desire to stay at Leeds for the rest of his career.
    So thanks for your great and honest reporting (as you call it) on all matters surrounding Leeds United, but sadly so far everything you have said has been utter bollocks you legless granny shagging faggot!!!! Stick to blowing boys off

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  18. you wrote this. you wrote that. you also wrote that you went to the sunderland away game-WHICH YOU DID NOT- but you never write why you pretended to go to the said game.....strange that.

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  19. I posted that a couple of days back and Hay has virtually regurgitated what I wrote but I won't be pressing for any royalties - although an acknowledgement would have been polite.


    makes a change someone regurgitating something you wrote rather than the other way around. That is all you ever do, read an article from somewhere and reprint it.

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