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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Who would be Leeds United's best bet, McCormack, Becchio or Sharp?

So, two bids have been rejected for Ross McCormack because they do not match the club's valuation of the player. Apparently, to realise the value of the McCormack asset, Leeds want a sum closer to £2m than £1m. Fair enough, he is a goodish Championship player and, as such, is probably worth somewhere in the region of £1.75m.

But that's not to say that an offer close to that figure won't be received before the window closes. Redknapp may fancy him. Bolton might sniff a deal. Blackburn could bid. And don't rule out a move from Wigan if they are forced to sell some of their more talented players.

But Leeds fans shouldn't see this as a negative. McCormack isn't that good is he? As an out and out striker he is distinctly average and as the wide man in a 4-3-3 formation, he isn't much better. Tell me, who would score more goals for Leeds over the coming season if leading the line, McCormack, Becchio or Sharp? Or Noel Hunt for that matter?

One thing's for sure, a move for both Sharp or Becchio is out of the question unless McDermott can sell first, due to GFH's drive on cutting costs across their portfolio and Leeds United's inflated wage bill. Should Leeds win promotion, all three options would be useless in the Prem, so what would be the sensible strategy? Retain McCormack and hope he suddenly becomes a goal machine? Or take the money and bring in either Becchio or Sharp on loan, both of whom have a track record of scoring goals in this division, and neither of whom would then clutter up the squad if promotion is achieved.

The case for offloading McCormack looks fairly compelling to me, but I'm sure others may see things differently!

29 comments:

  1. why would sharp come to leeds after what the fans sang about his family ... sick

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    1. WHERE AND WHEN?????

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    2. That was Barnsley you tit!!!

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    3. get yer facts right you tit !!!!!!!!! loads of clubs fans sang , I was there tit !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. But the only season Ross was played regularly as an out and out striker he was our top scorer with 19 goals for a team that finished 14th. If he could play regularly up front for a team that is automatic promotion quality he could definitely manage 20-25 goals and still get his 10-15 assists as well

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  3. McCormack overated.

    Becchio is bambi on ice.

    Sharp average championship player.



    So neither :)



    How about, Vydra, Le Fondre or Vaz Te?

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  4. Tbh mccormack as only been the main person to score for us and the goals he has pulled of are unreal so if we sell him it will cause a full team upset plus fans so my point of view we keep mccormack as he has Leeds in hes blood

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  5. Running out of hit today Wet Spam?

    You can always count on the Leeds UNited cash cow to deliver can't you?

    There's nothing between you and Bates is there?

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  6. becchio had good service,he not all that, sharp is a journeyman, which is something we dont need,we need a winger and centre half,not a striker as we have smith, varney ,hunt,poleon,diouf and ross,who is also a talented footballer, when we eventually do go up we can add then without worrying about off loading players,as the mentioned would all be assets to other championship clubs and easy to offload, enuff said hammer. MICK

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  7. So you now believe Mcormack's appreciable asset value has increased from £500,000 last October to £1.75m now...thats not a bad 250% increase!


    MMmmm "extracting value" eh??

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    1. That's a 350% increase mate. You Poms are all the same anyway. Having to cheat your way through the first 2 tests and getting your ass kicked in the third before getting saved by the shit weather you have here. Getting your ass kicked again in the 4th I see.

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  8. This is McCormacs year, it's where he starts, he's going to perform under mcdermot, Top scorer or second top, he's got most the game, don't get rid not this year!

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  9. Ross is a good championship player who would make it into most teams. When we get to the prem he will be a good squad player. Would take 2m for him tho, worth at least that.

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  10. Some very good points there , like I said the other day Ross will be sold if the price is right like 99.9% of players . He's a good championship striker and with better service and a injury free season would score you 20+ goals a season .

    I'd take sharp on loan but not becchio after the manner how he left and wanted to leave last season .

    I'd be happy with the team if we could add a big strong CB and 2 lighting pace players , there are no special teams in the championship and out n out pace scares the shit out of players . A max gradel would be perfect but he won't come back .

    MOT

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  11. Thing that you're again lacking spammer is insight , when the summer break was over and everyone turned up for pre season training bmac was interviewed and the telling point of the interview was bmac waxing lyrical about Ross mac , how good he looked etc , you could just tell by listening to this interview how much Ross mac would figure in his plans , and rightly so , the trouble is with you Neville , you read the drivel on news now and form a conclusion from the dick heads who post comments on there , get the picture nev !?

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  12. Terrible article, not having Sharp at this club, prosituting the name of his dead baby on a t-shit, tacky bastard!

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    1. Leeds fans must feel so proud to count you amongst their number!

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    2. Wet spam must feel proud to count you too twat .

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    3. There is fuck all tacky about paying tribute to somebody who he loved so dearly for such a short time! You're a fuckin disgrace, heartless twat.

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  13. I agree with 23:31, becchio is hot and cold anyway, plus Will be ring rusty so probs wouldn't do much, I would have taken Sharp up front over hunt and varny but he won't get rid of hunt now, and as for McCormack I would keep him like I said the other day he is the main player who can make something out of nothing! And is playing at the top of the diamond in a free role kind of position

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  14. Sounds as if you took the Blue Pills today H F!

    This is a far more rational blog than the last 2 or 3.

    Stick to that medication Lad, its working !

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  15. I reccon you hate leeds so much cos ur ken bates love child now f@@k off and go give ya mam her morning kiss for me x

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  16. Isn't it good that you have a decent team you can write about rather than the one that wants to move away from its fans just for money making. Also what part of the statement Ross is staying at Leeds repeated by both player and manager are you struggling with.

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    1. West Ham's season hasn't started yet. Your division is being used to warm up the fans under the shadow of the Ashes!

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    2. So just to clarify, which Month this year do you think West Ham's season will have started by?

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  17. Saturday August 17 when we play the team that pissed all over your division last season.

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    1. With respect though Hammersfan the perfect season for you will be one that ends around Xmas. In fact if that were to happen then like last season it would probably rate as one of your top 10 most 'memorable' seasons.

      Am I right or am I right?

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  18. No pal, that date is when the Premier league kicks off. When West Ham's season starts is when when they get their first point(s)and I don't see that happening on that date...not even playing this incontinent Team you refer to..

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