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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Leeds United's Owners Prove Sceptics Wrong

Well there's a turn up for the books. Leeds were rumoured to be trying to sign Scott Wootton on loan but instead have landed the Champions League defender on a three year deal. And there we were thinking GFH Capital were in the game of asset stripping.

If we ignore the fact that Wootton featured in a 5-4 defeat against Chelsea, conceding a penalty into the bargain, this looks like an exciting signing - for the future. And thinking about it, conceding five against Chelsea in the Cup is something Leeds know all about!

However, given Leeds are playing in the here and now, this seems a slightly odd signing. Leeds already have the highly promising Lees and Sam Byram in the back four, so do they really need a promising kid low on first team experience?

Manchester United clearly don't fancy the boy, otherwise a loan deal would have suited them better; and the Mancs don't make many mistakes when they let players go - albeit West Ham are hoping they have captured an unpolished gem in the form of Ravel Morrison.

And talking West Ham, what do the Hammers and promoted Hull City have in common? Answer, one Abdoulaye Faye, who was at the heart of the defence when both clubs were promoted from the Championship. Faye is now 35 years old so was 33 when promoted with West Ham and 34 last season with Hull. Now Leeds are chock full of old codgers as we know, but there are two positions perfectly suited to a gnarled old pro - goal keeper and centre half.

It's true that Warnock is no spring chicken, but he will have his work cut out marshalling a defence with three promising kids in it. Old Big Gob slammed Lees after a "schoolboy" error last season, and was only marginally more forgiving when Byram made a big boob. The Reverend McDermott may be a little more forgiving, but it is hard to imagine a defence full of choir boys succeeding in the rough and tumble Championship.

But hang on, what am I saying? Who says Wootton has been signed to play alongside Lees and Byram? Maybe one is about to leave!

70 comments:

  1. The 5-4 scum defeat to Chelsea was in the league cup not the premier league

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    1. He said that ya fool

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    2. He changed what he originally wrote you toss pot

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  2. and the winner is?

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  3. come on who had 21:41?

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  4. the westhamutdonceproudclub is nothing,if not predictable.....give him credit for that if nothing else.

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  5. yet still no answer to the age old question.....what was the last game he attended and also how many games last season.

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  6. the truth is out their.

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  7. "If we ignore the fact that Wootton featured in a 5-4 defeat against Chelsea in his only PREMIER LEAGUE start, conceding a penalty into the bargain"

    You're talking about Capital One Cup game. He didn't start a single one Premier League game for Manchester United.

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  8. don,t be shy........you tell me yours and i will tell you mine.

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  9. don,t be shy........you tell me yours and i will tell you mine.

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  10. I have corrected. As if Wootton would have been considered good enough to start a Prem game!

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  11. approx 200 words regarding shortfall of 10,000 MIGHTY WHITES,but no words regarding a related topic of his own match day attendance figures...........but why not/

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  12. Mr vague and mr ashamed are now joined by mr predictable.....how very predictable..........see what i did there.

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  13. He's forever chatting bubbles!!!!

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  14. you have indeed corrected....jolly well done.....now what was the last game you attended and how many last season.....be a jolly young chap and tell your adoring public the answer.....old bean.

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  15. I read he had played in the Champions League....

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    1. Yes Jack, against the mighty Romanian side Cluj! (By the way, wages are a cost so if we calculate McCormack's wages for 52 weeks instead of 40, there is an even bigger saving made by selling him!)

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  16. Very true, secret Leeds United fan.

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  17. Well done to the lad. Welcome to Leeds Utd. Takes bottle to go from a Red to a White. Good move. Good challenge. He's gonna be good. MOT

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    1. We had him on loan at Forest a couple of years ago,ok as a squad player but no more than that

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  18. What is it about Leeds that makes fans of West Ham pour over their laptops waiting to pounce on any Leeds related news. So angst ridden and desperate are these sad souls that they strain every sinew to put a desperate sounding negative spin on even the smallest tit bit of Leeds news. Being a Hammer fan must be soooooo boring. Or maybe it's just one really relally sad loser who doesn't get out much.

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  19. One for the future Neville and you know it , along side lees and byram in defence , Murphy in midfield and poleon up front its all starting to shape up , brick by brick , day by day , bmac and gfh are getting this MASSIVE club back were it belongs ,, MOT bubble n squeek

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  20. My lads doing a poll at school as part of his studies. He wants to know what people prefer. Ring pull tins of beans or the ones you need a can opener? Sorry Hammersfan but I thought I would put your predictable, dull and generally useless blog to some good use. Thanks guys for any feedback.

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    1. Definitely the ring-pull. My can opener is rusting away in the back of a drawer. MOT

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  21. N HERES ME THINKING YOUR A FOOTBALL PUNDIT SCUMCHESTER DONT MAKE MANY MISTAKES THEY DIDNT MATCH LEEDS UTD £18 MILLION BID FOR RIO FERGIE SAID AT THE TIME SILLY MONEY BUT THEN A SHORT TIME LATER THEY PAID £30 MILLION FOR HIM FERGIE MUST HAVE HAD A OFF DAY
    THIS MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF FERGIES MOST COSTLY MISTAKES
    YOUR A BETTER SPUNK BUBBLE BLOWER THAN A FOOTBALL PUNDIT

    BELLE ISLE WHITES

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  22. one day you will be discovered if you ever venture out your bedroom and i hope you get what you deserve! ****

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  23. Brick by brick, the BMcD way. Movin on up. MOT

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  24. "the Mancs don't make many mistakes when they let players go"
    1. Pique
    2. De Rossi
    3. Shawcross (debatable)

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  25. Always a pleasure sharing this....

    Institute of Economics and Peace five least peaceful local authorities:

    1. Lewisham, London
    2. Lambeth, London
    3. Hackney, London
    4. Newham, London
    5. Tower Hamlets, London

    Clubs with recent race abuse problems with their fans:

    1. West Ham
    2. Millwall
    3. Chelsea

    It is true you can stand on the roof at Upton Park and see nothing but shit from horizon to horizon.

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  26. Interesting question, hmmmm it has to be Ring pull I think.

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  27. Young lads at scum united have no chance of playing because of the other old guys...give him a chance! Last young guy scum sold for a bargain to Juve was Paul Pogba. FFs they sold pique for peanuts ...look what he is now...gibe the guy a chance!

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  28. Leeds know how to concede. They let 7 in against West Ham quite a few years ago in the Cup.
    As far as Man Utd and Leeds transfer activity go I'd like to point something out. They sold Giles to us. They sold Strachan to us. Hopefully Wooton will bring the omens.
    Sharp and B Greenhoff were a bit duff.
    Leeds have sold high to Man Utd.
    Smith, Rio,Jordan,McQueen.
    The biggest error was Eric. I was gutted when they sold him. I rang up my Man Utd friend and said you've just bought Eric Cantana and he answered 'Eric who?' Just goes to show how the fans can be a bit blinkered.

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  29. Ring pull cans are far more efficient!

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  30. Consider yourself as one of those skeptics do you southern Troll?

    Ring pull all the way mate :)

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  31. Clutching at straws again, cock muncher.

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  32. Good side are Cluj!
    Yes you are correct about the wages with Macca.

    I think after this Wooton signing then the Mcormack sale is inevitable.....with Dawson taking over Macca's role.
    It's not bad business with Macca now 27..Leeds getting a reasonable defender plus some free change.
    I think EHD should be sold asap.

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  33. morning cockney twat.we could sign messi,and u would find holes in it.stop been so jealous of the mighty whites

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  34. and you continue to spout absolute dog shite... ive heard many man utd fans saying they think he was ready for first team football and think he was a good prospect with lots of potential... put your maggot away and stop fishing!

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    1. You know many Scum fans? Have things become so desperate that the citizens of Leeds have taken to supporting Man Utd?

      I know many West Ham fans who hailed Sears as the next Tony Cottee - he is now at Colchester. Fans tend not to be the best judges!

      I say he may be a good player for the future, but ask yourself the question, if he has oodles of potential, why did the Mancs let him go and why didn't clubs like Norwich, Cardiff and Hull sign him? You know, clubs bigger than Leeds!

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    2. Err no. Scum, Liverpool, Arsenal, and possibly Newcastle are the only clubs bigger than Leeds.

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    3. You could be right there spam dangler that fans arnt the best judges because you are a fan of football and you know Jack shit!

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    4. Cos he wanted to play for the same Team you are obsessed with HF. Same reason you don't blog about 'bigger ' teams like Norwich Cardiff and Hull, no one would be responding.

      Give up the whole West Ham subterfuge HF. Without Leeds your blogs would not survive

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  35. Well, 5pts from 3 games averages out over the season to 76.66 pts.

    This has always been enough for a top 6 finish.....

    and 9 pts in 5 games = 83 points (top two!!)

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    1. Good stat Jack. Here's another one:

      Leeds have scored 3 goals in 3 games, two of which were at home. That averages out as 46 goals over a 46 game season. The three relegated clubs last season, from bottom upwards, scored 59, 55 and 60 respectively. The top six, working downwards, scored 72, 61, 85, 69, 73 and 71.

      Leeds scored just 57 last season and that is why Leeds finished outside the top 12. If you don't score, you don't win games!

      So tell me, why has McDermott prioritised a centre back. Rhyming slang "striker" Noel Hunt has never been prolific and Alas Smith is no Mick Jones. You need to replace Becchio! Everybody seems to know that except Reverend McDermott and the Leeds Board. Hang on though, effective strikers cost money!

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    2. You don't understand the basics of a reasoned, valid statistical arguement do you bed room boy?

      For greatest accuracy, take all the games that McDermott has presided over and multiply the points tally accrued by the number of games in a season and divide by the games played under McDermott. Simple, my 10 year old could do it. Troll on HF.

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    3. It's a mathematical law that a team that acquires more than 76pts cannot fail to qualify for the playoffs.

      and reflect that the mathematical maximum number of pts over a season in the championship is 1656 (i.e. 46x36)

      and the mathematical minimum number is 1104 (46x24)

      "every team that draws then another team draws too!"
      5pts every 3 matches is enough!

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    4. Here's another stat. Anyone who thinks stats count for Jack Shit after only 3 games is statistically an imbecile.

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    5. top scorer for west ham last season? Nolan. 7 goals until a hat trick on the last day equals 10. you haven't mentioned that "statistic" ever have you?

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  36. Mancs don't make many mistakes when they let players go!!!!! STRACHAN.?

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    1. LOL How many years ago was that? Can't you see how that makes the point rather than disproves it? I chose my phrase carefully - they have made a few mistakes, but not many!

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    2. P,ique left because he was homesick

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    3. Just think of all the mistakes you spam danglers have let go of over the years! Just think where you might have been aswell! You are no better than us!

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  37. Still 2 weeks of the window left yet old man! Time to get a striker

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  38. man united dont let gems go.....Beckham, pogba, forlan, pique..........thought soo fatso

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  39. What is depressing?

    Is it the fact that my fellow Leeds fans continue to respond to your bile?

    Is it that you used to say that you only wrote about a 'second club' for one season and then switched? And have subsequently decided to continue thrusting your antagonizing needles about all things Leeds for a second term?

    Or is it that your life must be so empty that you need to engage with fellow human beings through a screen and keyboard. Something tells me you wont be the noisy Hammers fan at the bar who is popular and vivacious on match day. I bet you are one of those that sneaks through the gate with his solitary friend and midway through the second half has a very quiet sing somewhere near the front of a family friendly stand. But its ok when the scythe of death comes thrashing through the door you can always remember these moments of human interaction. The non-physical, lonely and pathetic ones you pulled from fellow human beings with jabs and jibes. Remember we will never meet or engage again but I bet it makes you feel whole that somebody bothered with one of your sadly weakening opinions.

    What happens when my fellow Leeds chums give up on bothering to look at one of your articles on newsnow or they switch off the search for your gaunt humour? Well then you will probably pick another club but something tells me you will feel a little less happy inside. Millwall don't have the fan base, Chelsea don't know how to turn on a Mac, Manchester United - well their fans are probably your neighbours and you would not want to upset the neighbours - your mum will not make you fish fingers for your dinner.

    The thing that is most deplorable is that Leeds fans are known to react quickly to incitement and so all you are doing is digging at an open wound. There is nothing smart or bold in that it is weak and easy. So please do something difficult, challenge yourself - climb a mountain or move out of your parents house or talk to a real person this week using your mouth.

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    1. I had a look to see if you would reply to this response. I think this response got you nailed.

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  40. You don't really seem to be up to speed with Sam Byram's current predicament.

    If you were you could never have written "Leeds already have the highly promising Lees and Sam Byram in the back four, so do they really need a promising kid low on first team experience?"

    Carry on regardless though.

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  41. What about Stam just because he slagged Ferguson off even Ferguson said it was one of his biggest mistakes but there again what does a southern half wit know get a life and talk about cock sucking owners of west ham

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  42. apparently cockney boy,we have splashed 0ne million on this scum defender.....maybe gfh are backing us afterall....what do u think of that hf.

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  43. Nasty little racist biggot, you hid away when you got found out and think people have forgotten.
    Not so...racist scum

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  44. What a sour old shitbucket you are Hammersfan!

    When Leeds don't spend it's the Arab Bank built on Sand with no money, and when they buy a good young player of course you know better and suggest the money shouldn't be spent on another defender.
    In Brian we trust, not a half wit blogger who supports a Team built on dildo revenue.

    Hope the toon flay you on Saturday!

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  45. lords...catch.....you not going to your beloved westhamutdonceproudclub......tell me you get it..

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  46. bore off you boring out of touch old man.when was the last time u gave your 'wife' a good seeing to??? i bet shes going through some batteries on that vibo cos her husbands on his laptop all the time!
    hahaha

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  47. Hey,Hammersfannyboy.We are on the way back,and you know it.MOT

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