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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Leeds looking backwards as they dream of the Prem

It's strange that the only two names that Leeds are being linked with are Max Gradel and Lucy Becchio, two former players who have not been tearing up any trees since they have moved elsewhere. I suppose the "Better the Devil you know" argument applies, but given neither is playing football regularly at the moment, it's hard to imagine that they will add the vital spark that Leeds fans crave.

Becchio wasn't universally admired amongst the fans even when he was at the club, and his decision to defect to Norwich will not have made him any new friends. His limitations have been cruelly exposed at Carrow Road and, looking ahead, he would seem a poor option if Leeds really are planning on being in the Prem next season.

Gradel, meanwhile, looks like a classic case of a player who has not trained on. Leeds fans have fond memories, but the record books are littered with players who looked the dog's bollocks for a season or two but ended up as little dried up hamster grapes.

Wildred Zaha on loan from the Scum would be a much more imaginative option than Gradel and there must surely be a better striker out there somewhere than Becchio.


80 comments:

  1. Completely agree about Becchio. I think Smiths going to be better anyway all round (tin hat on) I would like to see Mad Max back though.

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  2. To be honest Becchio does not seem like a good deal but Gradel definitely a yes!!

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  3. Gradel was sold against his and Simon Grayson's will by Bates.
    He's a handful for opposition defenders, how would resigning him be looking backwards? The only club I see looking backwards is yours hf, looking back to life in the Championship.

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  4. I agree, and given Brian's background in scouting, I'm hoping he comes up with something more imaginative.
    I'm not sure Becchio gives us anything much different from what Smith has done over the last few games. Gradel has done ok in France, but why him as opposed to anyone else? It's not as if he would recognise the manager, playing style or 95% of the players if he came back.

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  5. for once i totally agree with you, gradel would be a risk after his knee injury, Becchio cant get a game. As much as i loved watching them play we should be looking forward not backwards.

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  6. Gradel has done well until he got injured - came back recently and scored in a 1-0 win.
    Do some research before you come on here looking for Leeds buddies and an invite to ER.
    One things for certain - Leeds wont be linked with anyone from the spammers. They are the very definition of championship fodder, the football league show and below! ;)

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  7. you are a jealous little man whos own team at present are shitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

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  8. Who is Wildred Zaha? Cousin of Wilfred? And Gradel has been out for a while with quite a bad injury! Becchio isn't the way forward but mayby a loan deal as back up would b ok

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    1. (15.06) I thought "Wild red" Zaha was a clever Freudian slip because he's black. In Oz we call red heads" bluey"!!

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    2. I thought it was a typo actually Jack. You're not in Oz are you?

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    3. lol ok, I'm in the Uk at the moment , but I spend a fair amount in Perth, glad I'm not there at the moment! I was praying for a miracle last nigh,t at least Stokes showed some grit.

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    4. Oh God Jack, they won't believe I travel to Italy and Dubai, so there's no way they will believe that my alter ego flies down to Australia!

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    5. So even spam dangler admits it's a typo, yet his rent boy tries making out he did it on purpose! "pull your tongue out of my arsehole Gary, dogs do that, you're not a dog are you Gary!?"

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    6. no no hf,i do believe that you travel a lot.but i think its because you dont have any real mates or any family that love you,its easy to live a jetset lifestyle when you dont have anything back home!.
      who is this jack character??

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    7. Ha ha, and is a member of the Scarborough Whites in Perth!

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    8. And...............

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    9. Gotta enjoy this love-fest between HF and Jack. Which one do you suppose is on top?

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    10. Defo spam dangler on top, u can tell "Jack" likes to be his submissive bitch! "yes sir" "no sir" "anything you want sir" "put it where you please sir"! Ha ha

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  9. As a Leeds fan I agree fully with your sentiments - but I am afraid beggars can't be choosers and not selling anyone in January will feel like a major signing. I personally think Mac will have other irons in his fire!!

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  10. I would take gradel back all day long.we have been crying out for a pacy winger all season.becchio can stay at norwich as far as im concerned.we need better,but he would give is all if he came back,but like u said,we should be aiming higher.probably all paper talk anyway.

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  11. That is where you are wrong. Gradel would always be welcome and, is an extremely good player, is fit and has been playing and indeed scoring (do your research), hasn't got the baggage zaha has of not having kicked a ball in a competative game for a certain team that's playing worse than our own. I actually agree with you regarding Becchio but why would anyone take any football/transfer advice from anyone affiliated with wet spam, you don't sign any strikers, you only sign crocks, criminals and pantomime characters and you only play over head height passes due to your dinosaur manager's beige pyjama + bannana sandwitch approach to football. You are on your way down and Sam is heading for the dole queue.

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  12. TALKING OF BOLLOCKS , LIKE THIS ARTICLE . UP THE MIGHTY WHITE !!!

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  13. In answer to you final paragraph...Don't be a c**t & if there is a better striker than Becchio he's not playing for West Sham

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  14. West Ham relegation imminent. Administration to follow with a spell in division 3. Mwah x

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  15. Why are u concerned?

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  16. I think you are right. There is a danger that people focus toom uch on previous contributions as opposed to current potential. Gradel's cruciate ligament tear and Becchio's lack of football don't give too much confidence and Zaha would be terrific for us, as he was for Palace last season.

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  17. Gradel is still better than any winger Shit Ham have got, so what a pointless story from you...

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  18. Do actually agree this time with your comments , however still would welcome Max back !!

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  19. Gradel is full of tricks and ability, he can turn a game around from nothing. Meanwhile at Upton park we have a classic case of a club buying someone to keep them in the Prem in the case of Angela Carol, Prolific scorer, can change a game from defeat to victory, just amazing..... pity though in Angela's case it's on a playstation . you should remember that while watching the tv from your horse drawn caravan on your little fuzzy screened portable tv you don't have a grip of English football

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  20. Yeh, 100% agree! one's got a knackered knee and the other can't get a game with a relegation side! I honestly cannot see McDermott bothering with these two traitorous clowns....

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    1. You r pathetic!

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    2. Keep that tongue brown Jack you fucking sham.

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  21. "Leeds looking backwards as they dream of the prem" How about an article called "West ham looking backwards as they pray to stay in the prem" you could start by telling us all how the fat controller re signed Carlton Cole? If that's not "looking backwards" I don't know what is? you do look a silly boy at times.

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  22. unfortunately you're 100% correct, it's not so often I agree with a total tosser such as you, but what the hell, it's Christmas,

    seriously though, the pair are a waste of space, let them fester in footballs "almost has been" land.

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  23. Although I didn't want either to leave, I don't think they are the way forward. Hopefully Brian has his eye on some other targets.

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  24. been a while........but have you been to watch your own team in the least few weeks..?.............or the last few months.....?.................or even this year.......?...............it is a question that you always...............and i mean always shy away from.

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    1. And still won't answer your question!

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  25. Oh dear, even a bit of research will tell you gradel is well respected in France, and has only been hampered by injury. Seen as one of the better players who helped st Etienne finish high up the table last season. He even scored in their recent 1-0 win over Montpellier.

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  26. i think you are correct....i think you are always correct......because you are so great and may i stress how very very very wonderful you are.......it must be fantastic being you......you must look in the mirror every day and think wow how very very very wonderful it is being me.........but then if i am so very very very wonderful why do i spend so much of my very very very wonderful life researching Leeds United....................?

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  27. Was beginning to think you'd topped yourself! Zaha? Hahaha you know nothing about football, most overpaid bag of shite I've ever seen. Marked out of the game in his last game against Leeds.

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    1. Byram had him in his pocket all game!

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  28. you have not been to watch your own team in over a year..........why?

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  29. on one occasion when you came over and had the chance to watch westhamutdonceproudclub you went to watch cricket instead.........why?.......do not be shy.

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    1. The test was in June, during the Close Season! But anyway, I am patriotic and support my national team - and feel no shame in admitting that!

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    2. What about your football team?

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  30. on another occasion you claimed a death in the family prevented you watching westhamutdonceproudclub........i make it approx 46 deaths in the family since your last visit..............why?..........................................do not be shy

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  31. are you getting behind your team this weekend by actually getting of your sofa and watching the game.........if not ..........why?.................................................do not be shy.

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  32. are you watching the game in the cup at the ground tomorrow?............if not why?.............................................................................do not be shy.

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    1. No because I am in Bucharest so a trip to White Hart Lane is not feasible. And yes, last time I was back in the UK I missed a game because of a family funeral and the need to drive my mother back following the death of her sister. Not ashamed of that either.

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    2. Hf you are an idiot. End of.

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    3. your going to have to try hard to think of a years worth of excuses

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  33. On this article Hammersfan, why should your opinion be worth serious consideration when taken in the context of the other things you have so 'cleverly' observed this year?
    Most notably..'where will all the goals come from'? Well they're coming thick and fast and from ever increasing circles as far as Leeds are concerned. What a pity you didn't ask this question of your own relegation bound rabble.

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  34. so when did you last go to a match.........do not be shy.

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  35. i have not asked for your life story.....so do not tell me it......just a simple answer what was the last game you attended...............it,s a easy question.................so no need to beat around the bush with your feet of clay.

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  36. not feasible.................what with all the spare time and cash you claim to have................strange answer.

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  37. so it as not been feasible for you to attend a game this season?.....................with all the wealth you claim to have.

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  38. yet you bang on and on and on and yes on about how hardcore you are

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  39. so who as sooooooooooo sadly passed on each week since the start of the season and last season...........your car must be worn out with all those miles each week taking your mum back every weekend..........she must be hoping its your funeral next just so she can have a rest.

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  40. it must cost you a fortune in flowers........no wonder you can not attend a game.............funny how you can always find the time to go to the fridge for your 6 pack of skol

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  41. not forgetting the chessy puffs........uuuuhm lovely.

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  42. yet still no answer on when you last attended a game........your to shy-to shy-hush-hush-how-do-how(i think)

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  43. you must be well educated.............you never answer the basic question.

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  44. (Mr 40%) You are a despicable little man. Making fun out a person's family bereavement is the lowest act imaginable. No wonder you have few replies because most Leeds fans find your statements unconscienceable.
    At Least HF has the strength of character to publicise your sick comments showing you a compassion that you do not reciprocrate. Disgusted!

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    1. HF posting as Jack

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    2. i hope someone in your family dies jack

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  45. dear jack....what would you call someone who uses the rape of a young girl for cheap laughs and bait..........i would be interested in your opinion.........then you can pass it on to your good friend...........maybe then you can cast the first stone........

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  46. what would you call someone who uses the death of a family member to hide the fact that he does not go to games anymore........come on jackie boy.............what would you call that guy?

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  47. lowest act imaginable.........no noway jackie boy.....few replies i can deal with..........but have you noticed jackie boy he answered the questions on deaths in the family and other answers on questions i never asked..................yet no answer on...........yes you guessed it jackie boy.......it is.......when was the last time he left his delux sofa and skol 6 pack to venture outside and watch the game without the help of a t.v.........character starts with truth.

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  48. as for "most leeds fans finding my statements unconscienceable".....i would gladly put that to the test.

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  49. "no wonder you have few replies because most leeds fans find your statements unconscienceable"........that implies i am seeking replies from leeds fans...........which is clearly not true.............................please keep up..........i have only ever asked for the truth from one person...........yes the man with clay feet.

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  50. o yes jackie boy i forgot to say......oh boohoo.

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  51. ready when you are jackie boy........what is your opinion?

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  52. only two of us left......no one else cares......come on jackie boy.......it,s the old saying............if a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there.........you know the rest......

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    1. Mr.40, Try using the remaining 60% of your neurons, I think you are partially right hemisphere dominant.

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    2. Boyz, Boyz, Boyz. We just don't care. Now please jack, Mr 20% and hf fuck right off. Mot.

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  53. so then jackie boy......like i said earlier.........what would you call someone who uses the rape of a young girl for cheap laughs and bait...........it is a simply question that only requires a simply and honest answer........try it for once you might enjoy the honesty....

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  54. and whats with the name calling?

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  55. what is it with you jackie boy and westhamutdonceproudclub viewer.........you both seem incapable of answering simple questions.......westhamutdonceproudclub can not remember or is to ashamed to let his public know the last game he left beloved Mr Remotey at home and ventured to a actual ground........and now you seem reluctant to voice an opinion........whats wrong. ..............scared you might upset your new best chum..............so come on jackie boy............grow some.......be loud be proud..........what would you call a chap who uses the rape of a young girl for cheap laughs and to bait people...........what would you call that person.....jackie boy?

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