Leeds watch 2011/12

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  1. Jun 17, 2011
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    The Elland Road league campaign starts with Middlesbrough on Saturday August 13 and ends with a visit from Leicester City on Saturday April 28.

    So what? Many of you may think.

    But the last time - and maybe the only time - we entertained Middlesbrough first up and Leicester in our final home league game, we went on to clinch promotion under Howard Wilkinson in 1990.

    Spooky!

    August 2011
    Sat 6 17:20 Southampton A LIVE ON SKY
    Sat 13 15:00 Middlesbrough H
    Tue 16 19:45 Hull City H
    Sun 21 13:15 West Ham United A LIVE ON SKY
    Sat 27 15:00 Ipswich Town A

    September 2011
    Sat 10 15:00 Crystal Palace H
    Sat 17 15:00 Bristol City H
    Fri 23 19:45 Brighton and Hove Albion A LIVE ON SKY
    Tue 27 19:45 Birmingham City A

    October 2011
    Sat 1 15:00 Portsmouth H
    Fri 14 19:45 Doncaster Rovers A LIVE ON SKY
    Tue 18 19:45 Coventry City H
    Sat 22 12:00 Peterborough United A
    Sun 30 13:15 Cardiff City H

    November 2011
    Wed 2 19:45 Blackpool H
    Sun 6 15:00 Leicester City A
    Sat 19 12:45 Burnley A LIVE ON BBC
    Sat 26 15:00 Barnsley H
    Tue 29 19:45 Nottingham Forest A

    December 2011
    Sat 3 15:00 Millwall H
    Sat 10 15:00 Watford A
    Sat 17 15:00 Reading H
    Mon 26 15:00 Derby County A
    Sat 31 15:00 Barnsley A

    January 2012
    Mon 2 19:45 Burnley H
    Sat 14 15:00 Crystal Palace A
    Sat 21 15:00 Ipswich Town H
    Tue 31 19:45 Birmingham City H

    February 2012
    Sat 4 15:00 Bristol City A
    Sat 11 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion H
    Tue 14 19:45 Coventry City A
    Sat 18 15:00 Doncaster Rovers H
    Sat 25 15:00 Portsmouth A

    March 2012
    Sat 3 15:00 Southampton H
    Tue 6 19:45 Hull City A
    Sat 10 15:00 Middlesbrough A
    Sat 17 15:00 West Ham United H
    Tue 20 19:45 Nottingham Forest H
    Sat 24 15:00 Millwall A
    Sat 31 15:00 Watford H

    April 2012
    Sat 7 15:00 Reading A
    Mon 9 19:45 Derby County H
    Sat 14 15:00 Peterborough United H
    Tue 17 19:45 Blackpool A
    Sat 21 15:00 Cardiff City A
    Sat 28 15:00 Leicester City H
  2. Jun 17, 2011
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    Looking forward to laughing at you gimps all over again, until you knock us out of one of the cups :nervous:
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    Could we see Woodgate, Smith and Bowyer back at Lids?
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    woodgate and smith are the best bets for a romantic return imo..
  5. Jun 20, 2011
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    Leeds United have accepted an undisclosed offer from Leicester City for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

    Well that's a fecking shite start to the season! :mad:
  6. Jun 21, 2011
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    Ha! :lol:

    Brilliant.
  7. Jun 21, 2011
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    Going into the season with 0 first team goalkeepers, a strategy just so bizarre, it may have you down by November.
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    Didn't know Southampton got up again. Good for them.
  9. Jun 21, 2011
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    3rd, losing in the playoff final. Mark it down, lads.
  10. Jun 21, 2011
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    Leeds United goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has claimed that he never asked to leave the club.

    Boss Simon Grayson said it was "going to be difficult" to agree a new deal with Schmeichel after Leeds accepted an offer from Leicester City on Monday.

    But on his Twitter account, Schmeichel said: "I want to put on record that I have never asked to leave Leeds United.

    "Nor did I reject an offer of a new contract, since one was never put to me," the Dane added.

    Upon announcing the news of their acceptance of Leicester's offer, Leeds manager Simon Grayson said: "We feel this is the right deal for the club.

    "We spoke to Kasper's agent at the end of the season about a contract extension and it was apparent that it was going to be difficult."

    But Schmeichel, who has a year left on his current deal, said: "It is with great disappointment that I have learned that Leeds United have accepted an offer from Leicester.

    "I was enjoying being a Leeds United player and was looking forward to winning promotion this season with the club," he said.

    "I have spoken to the manager Simon Grayson and he has made it clear to me, that, in spite of having played well for him, this is something he believes is a good deal for Leeds United.

    "I have been put in a very difficult situation and will spend some time considering my options for my future."


    It does seem Grayson had already decided on bringing in a new keeper to "tighten up our defence" which he said had been leaking goals last season....all very true BUT it was Kasper that was responsible for keeping even more goals out!

    All this depends on who exactly is coming in but I am really sorry to see the lad go! More than sorry actually...pissed off!
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    Rumour of a Paynter/Montgomery swap deal...your thoughts, Marching?
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    Montgomery of Sheff United? I'm sure he's signed a new deal with them.

    I'd swop you for Paynter...useless lump! (Paynter not you) (Or maybe both of you) :D
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    :lol: I'd rather keep playing within the amateurs league than your lot! :angel:

    Yeah I think he had signed a contract not that long ago but I think they're looking to cash in on him given they've gone down to League One.
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    I hear Sprake or Lukic are making a comeback.........
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Neil Kilkenny has fecked off now too.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    I heard this the other day. How is this a replacement for Pete jnr?
  18. Jun 25, 2011
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    I doubt he is.
  19. Jun 26, 2011
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    Marching what is your opinion on Sanchez Watt? How well do you think he did at Elland Road and do you think he can make it at a higher level in the game?
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    You've been linked with our very own Tomasz Kuszczak Marching.
    The plan to bring you down from within has begun !
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    What does your cystal ball tell you about the campaign ahead Marching ?
  22. Jun 27, 2011
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    Will be a tough one and we need to get some decent players in to replace those leaving and to give us some depth too to take care of injuries etc. Defence let us down last season so no doubt that is Grayson's priority...I have no faith in Paynter and McCormack is very hit and (mostly) miss so Becchio needs support badly....hope to see more of Somma this season.

    If MU saw something in him then he should be good enough for us.

    I'm still disappointed to see Kasper go :(

    He always looked lively when he played but he got injured a couple of times if I remember rightly which kept him out. Always fought his way back into the side though. Like to see him back at ER although not sure how he'd do in the Arse 1st team...still young though.
  23. Jul 11, 2011
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    Sad to hear our clubs President, Lord Harewood, has died...

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  24. Jul 13, 2011
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    Condolences Marching
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    mungy I am a terrible poster, please ignore me

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    This thread shouldn't be a stickie.
  26. Jul 14, 2011
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    Marching Admin

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    Why?
  27. Jul 17, 2011
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    Bollox...Somma has done his cruciate ligaments.
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    Ouch, nasty injury that'l mean he'll get the rest of the Somma off then.......

    Much transfer activity Marching ? Is you optimistic or are your sights getting lower by the day ?

    I reckon play-offs at least for Leeds
  29. Jul 22, 2011
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    Seems to have been plenty of outgoings with not a lot coming in....we did talk to Bowyer and it seemed he was coming only for his fecking family to want to be nearer London.

    Other teams seem to have been buying well and with the teams going down being fairly strong it might be a struggle this season.
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    You may have dodged a bullet with Bowyer Marching.... I reckon he's just picking pay packets up now, his best days are well behind him....sure Master Bates will get his cheque book out soon, plenty of time left yet.
  31. Jul 31, 2011
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    Marching Admin

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    Interesting day

    Come on Leeds!

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    Good game for a friendly....and we won :D

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    Not a good start for leeds
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    Gradel has looked very decent for them
  34. Aug 6, 2011
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    Lost 3-1

    Paddy hasn't played for 18 months and O'dea and Lonegran hardly know the rest of the lads so maybe the defence will take a little while to gel...BUT, we won't do very well if we are depending on McCormack and Paynter to put the ball in the net.
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    It was 3-1...I'll just assume you stopped watching in discust ;)
  36. Aug 8, 2011
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    Yes, I'd gone to kick next doors cat at that stage of the game :)
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    Marching, do you know much about Aidan White?
  38. Aug 9, 2011
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    Local lad whose thought very highly of....had a loan spell at Oldham (I think) and now back at Elland Road with a first team squad number. Done really well and will be a useful player to have. Republic of Ireland have noticed his skills too...being selfish, I hope he doesn't get too many call ups though.

    What made you ask?
  39. Aug 9, 2011
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    Shit defending and we go 1-0 down to the inbreds from down the road. Bollox.
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