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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Leeds United fans increasingly side-lined by Arab owners

The spin doctors have been hard at work again this week. The Official Site has given details of a "very positive and encouraging" meeting between representatives of GFH Capital and Brian McDermott at which all sorts of wonderful things were discussed, including "player acquisitions".

The trouble is, this press release, through the club's official organ, is full of platitudes and contains nothing of substance. Yes the training ground was discussed, yes new signings were discussed, yes Nice Guy Brian's philosophy of all pulling together was discussed, yes McDermott had the opportunity to explain how he sees things, but what commitments were given?

Once again, there seems to be a lot of hot air - blown in from Dubai perhaps - but nothing concrete. In fact, this meeting with Hisham Al-Rayes sounds as if it covered exactly the same ground covered by McDermott and Patel's "chat" in the penultimate week of the season.

The meeting took two days for pity's sake! What takes two days? McDermott arrives, pleasantries are exchanged, an agenda is circulated, McDermott asks how much money he has to invest in the squad and what his targets are for 2013-14, the Board inform him, McDermott asks about the training facilities and commitments are given, everybody smiles, hands are shook, everybody kneels and faces Mecca as the call to prayer sounds, then they all go home. Two hours? Three hours tops. But two days? It sounds like there must have been some disagreement doesn't it?

What must be frustrating for Leeds fans is that they are becoming increasingly side-lined. When Bates was in charge, he was blunt and to the point and Leeds fans knew where they stood - up to their noses in shit so best not to open their mouths. The new regime is suggesting there has been a change, but there is no evidence of it. The press releases are utterly devoid of substance and detail and read like New Labour policy aspirations - lots of gloss and based entirely on what people want to hear, not on what is actually going to happen.

Who are Leeds being linked with today? Ian Harte! Too old for relegated Reading but cheap, available and a fans' favourite. Bloody hell, the guy is a classic Warnock signing!

Change? What change?

59 comments:

  1. Back to your racist ways I see HF. Disgrace.

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    1. Racism? What is racist here? Are you suggesting that Al-Rayes would not say his daily prayers?

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    2. just the undertone of eveything you say is all a bit racist.just like most west ham fans!

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    3. I read a reference to religion, not race

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    4. It's funny how you being a racist keeps poping it head up

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    5. I'll tell you what's racist as you're clearly thick and hard of thinking. You only need to state "Leeds owners", instead though you write "arab owners". You are scum and if i do find out that you are indeed neville nixon i'm going to make sure you're sacked, you arsewipe.

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    6. may allah shit on your grave

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  2. when does the season start ????? we will start to worry then and not listen to the shit you keep turning out ? all be it cut and paste and turned into the shit you wright. u bubble blowing tosser, you are just a troll

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  3. I agree with you cockney boy.theres never no clarity,im whats going behind the scenes.ive said it before,and will say it again,gfh have no money,and ambition.we will be signing the has beens,and the never were.more loan signings,and overage players looking for one more pay day.the proof will be in the puddng.

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  4. oh dear. what a sad life you lead.

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  5. ITS ALL PIE IN THE SKY NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH MONEY THE GOT.THE NOT GOING TO START SAYING OR WE GOT LOADS OF MONEY US WHEN THE ABART TO START GERIN PLAYERS THAT MCD WANTS ARE THEY.THE ARABS FOR FUCK SAKE THE GOT MONEY

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  6. Yawn yawn yawn......

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  7. suker khaljic anta ghabi, may you eat camel dung english scum

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    1. That's not nice saying English scum you do not after live in Britain or England yon knob. Your a bit racist and they is no need for that this day an age

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    2. Good god, are those the players he was hoping to sign? Suker must be over 40 now.

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    3. thats his usual breakfast pal

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  8. i should be very careful of people interpreting your comments about muslims as derogative if i were you, i believe they actually pray 5 times a day so if you are going to be stereotypical at least get your facts straight, oh and team america references are probably best avoided also.

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  9. Quote from Bobby Tambling on Lampard,"I thought we had got just another West Ham poser".

    See what the football world really thinks of your 5th rated London club .

    M.O.T


    Hahaha

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  10. WHATDO YOU WANT IT TO SAY? 'BRIAN MCDERMOTT WAS GIVEN 6 MILLION TO SPEND THIS SUMMER,HE ALSO OUTLINED HIS TRANSFER TARGETS,WHICH INCLUDED XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX',WHAT A DAFT MAN YOU ARE!
    when do west hams ambitious owners start planning for another season of consolidation? andy carroll number 1 target??? jesus christ id rather be a leeds fan

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  11. YOUR SPANNER YA DICK YA MENT TO BE A LEEDS FAN SAME AS ALL REST OF YA.GET BEHIND EM INSTEAD OF ALL DOME AND GLOOM MOT!!!!!!!!!

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  12. What has praying towards mecca got to do with football?

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  13. "Leeds United fans increasingly side-lined by Arab owners" ... WTF do you know about Leeds fans? You know fuck all about anything, you just recycle other stories or make shit up to annoy and insult Leeds fans ... You're not a Leeds fan and you know nothing about us so fuck off and quit your constant barage of spunk.

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  14. I wish you would sideline us you obsessive twat

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  15. go away you boring little man!

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  16. We as Leeds fans know all this already so why do you bother "re wording" reports that you and us have already read elsewhere? do you think you make it more interesting and in your eyes "clever" by adding things like "nice guy Brian" and "Arab bank built on sand" im guessing that your craving for attention is deep rooted. Maybe you are a middle child who wasn't breast fed unlike your siblings?

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  17. Grow up Jay.

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  18. bloody hell,you really are a knob jockey

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  19. Racist hf. You should be ashamed,But i suspect your not.

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  20. i see ken bates has landed an acting job in the hotels.com advert,the bloke seems to always land on his feet

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  21. What do you care?
    have a holiday and chill out
    Go and look at pictures of Andy Carroll's ponytail

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  22. Get your mother to change your nappy

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  23. Hello again, Corey Gundry.

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  24. The masterstroke of a signing Pogatetz given new 6 ears deal by Nazi Ham MOHAHAHA

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  25. Get yourself down to the bank Neville , take out your money and put it on Leeds EW at 16/1 , then sit back , relax , watch the Arabs bear their teeth in the market , watch Mac build a good team , watch Leeds get promoted and then watch the bookie count the money onto the counter ,,, simples !!!

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  26. When will you go away? One season only? Or are you a big liar? Time will tell. MOT

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  27. i couldnt give a flying fuck about you shit stirring,hf

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  28. since when does any club announce exactly how much money its got to spend and on who? the seasons only just finished, time will tell how much is spent. we can judge in august but its ridiculous what youre suggesting this early.

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  29. MESSAGE TO ALL LEEDS FANS. HELP SUPPORT THE CLUB AND HELP PROVIDE SOME FUNDING FOR PLAYERS THIS SUMMER. BUY YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP TODAY. I HAVE GOT MINE, THE MORE MONEY WE CAN PUT IN THE EASIER IT WILL BE FOR THE CLUB TO KEEP SAM THIS SUMMER AND ADD SOME QUALITY NEW PLAYERS TO THE SQUAD. WE ALL LOVE LEEDS NOW ITS TIME TO SUPPORT OUR CLUB. MOT

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  30. I'm a Leeds fan and I'm not frustrated on any level, on the contrary, for a welcome change my optimism for Leeds United is palpable. So please don't condescend to presume anything about my frustration. More importantly, being a closet Leeds fan, you're aware that we like to march on together, why DO West Ham supporters like to blow bubbles? I've never understood the relevance of that song, would you care to elaborate?

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  31. Prayers are not conducted daily HF,
    Prayers are said 5 times per day....

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  32. We are going to hell in a handcart im afraid.

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  33. This wasnt hot air blown in at all, it quoted brian mac was happy and got assurances. Bmd's philosophy is build the club from the ground up, the training ground, the acadamey, the first team AND everyone pulling together. Do some research and you will see in two champ seasons with reading he didnt spend loads. You would also know he was the best scout around if you did research. Who had heard of kebe, long, doyle, le fondre, karåen, robson kanu etc etc? It wont take loads of cash, Harte would be good back up to warnock and get rid of drury. If you did research as i've alouded to you would know hartes left foot is worth 10-20 goals and 15-20points a season. In the Mac we trust! Not a watford fan like you! Sorry cause watford bigger n more recognisable than WHFC i got confused there. Hope my time aint been wasted AGAIN! And you print this reply

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  34. MESSAGE TO ALL LEEDS FANS. HELP SUPPORT THE CLUB AND HELP PROVIDE SOME FUNDING FOR PLAYERS THIS SUMMER. BUY YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP TODAY. I HAVE GOT MINE, THE MORE MONEY WE CAN PUT IN THE EASIER IT WILL BE FOR THE CLUB TO KEEP SAM THIS SUMMER AND ADD SOME QUALITY NEW PLAYERS TO THE SQUAD. WE ALL LOVE LEEDS NOW ITS TIME TO SUPPORT OUR CLUB. MOT

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  35. What happened to the £18m LU paid WHU for Ferdinand? Who finacillay benefitted at WHU for trading in illegal players?

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  36. What investment are west ham getting for next season ? They have spent the 60 million tv rights for next season!! On debts that leaves gate and shirt sales !!! Add it up smart arse !!!! I think you should stop worrying about Leeds and start worrying about west ham your top players are wanting to leave they can't afford carrol !!! How much is moving to the new white elephant stadium going to cost maybe you write about Leeds because you have your head in the sand about the shit west ham are in !!!!

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  37. the only hot air you know about comes out of David Gold's arse

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  38. one who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevence to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue

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  39. This piece of shit writes about Leeds because he follows a non descript club in London....alas for him less important than arse, Chelsea. Spuds...maybe even fckn fulham

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  40. Haha hf u ain't a clue f... Off bk to w landon u mug n write about ya own tinpot only reason ubstill in prem is cus half ur board is part of the fa ur all skum n u know u r

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  41. BIGOTED SCUM

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  42. I'm really glad you are concerned for us........ Tell you what I will announce how much money we have to spend, lets say it's £30 million just for example, then lets put a few bids in, oh bugger all the prices have gone up for players we are after, how come... oh it's because hf made me announce how much we are spending, oh...you just can't win here
    HF, do a report for us listing every team in the country and how much they all have in the transfer kitty for the coming season, until you post on your shit blog, don't post anymore of your shit that you make up in your arse

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  43. Every transfer target missed we will know about
    From scammers fan.
    Wota in our kitty scammer you seem to know a lot about our 2 day meeting fookin wanker

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    1. otbc thanks for snoddy howson and johnson prem quality i thought leeds were comming up and norwich were comming down ha ha ha dont sell your best players you might get there mind you more chance millwall winning champions leauge before then still keep trying byrom to norwich i here

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    2. who the fuck typed this?stevie wonder?

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  44. Green Street my arse, West Ham pussies always were and always will be inferior to The Service Crew, this sniping only proves it, jealous and scared and rightly so. Glad you know your place you piece of cockney shit.

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  45. whats up dont like the truth leeds bigger than norwich bollocks on the ball city

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