Earlier today an article was published in the Sun newspaper, reporting a supposed affair between Sheffield Wednesday manager and otherwise admirer of Leeds fans, Dave Jones, and Netball player / coach, Sara-Louise Hale.
When Dave Jones brings his Sheffield Wednesday side (if he's still in charge) to Elland Road in six weeks time, prior to the emergence of such vile behaviour from Mr.Jones, he would have bound to have received a loving reception. Rumours that some of Leeds'…Continue
Added by Josh Grainger on March 1, 2013 at 16:44 — No Comments
It was a cold and wet afternoon at St.Mary's, where 2,000 Sunderland supporters were hoping for only their second away win in the league so far. They could have taken the lead within 30 seconds through Stephane Sessegnon's long-range effort, but ex-Sunderland goalkeeper, Kelvin Davis was equal to it. Southampton looked to press forward through Gaston Ramirez and Emmanuel Mayuka, but Sunderland's usually unreliable defence, held firm. It wasn't until the 42nd minute when Stephane Sessegnon's…Continue
Added by Andrew McClintock on December 23, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
Leeds travel to the south coast in a somewhat similar fashion to last season. On the back of a league cup fixture, on a Friday night. Last season however, Leeds were dumped out by the competition in the third round by ‘that lot over the Pennines’, unlike this season where Leeds were drawn out the hat to face Chelsea in the quarter finals. After coasting past premier league side Southampton with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night, confidence is bound to be high amongst the Leeds squad. The…Continue
Added by Josh Grainger on November 2, 2012 at 13:29 — No Comments
Excitement and Creativity lacking for Whites.
Leeds’ defeat at the hands of Birmingham City on Saturday was a sad reality to what has been lacking from Neil Warnock’s side at times this season. Boring, flat and lacking are just some of the words that have been used to describe the underwhelming performance by the Whites on Saturday. The fixture was a real chance to gain 3 points after back to back draws against teams fighting around the bottom half…Continue
Added by Josh Grainger on October 29, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments
When Leeds United defeated Wolves on the opening day of the Championship, at Elland Road, most Leeds fans would have hoped it would be a typical performance of Neil Warnock’s Leeds United this season. A hard fought and deserved 1-0 victory, showing a lot of passion, dedication and bravery from Neil Warnock’s men. At the same time a no-nonsense style of play, the likes of Jason Pearce and Rodolph Austin’s ‘get a sniff of the ball and boot it clear’ philosophy didn’t seem to bother the Leeds…Continue
Added by Josh Grainger on October 1, 2012 at 18:47 — No Comments
Sunday 20th May 2012 is probably the most important date in the clubs recent history as we meet York City at Wembley Stadium in the Play-off final of the Blue Square Premier League . The winners will gain promotion back to the Football League , where Luton Town surely belong. After a very disappointing season under former manager Gary Brabin , fortunes suddenly turned when he was replaced by Paul Buckle . Performances and results soon improved which saw us scrape into the play-off semi…Continue
Added by Wayne Mitchell on May 19, 2012 at 22:04 — No Comments
We're here on the 15th May and Leeds have just the one signing to their name. Jason Pearce, at first I wasn't sure what to think when we signed him, it's fair to say I'd heard little of him, and as a result couldn't make a fair assessment, but after a few checks of Portsmouth fan pages, and a few videos on Youtube, it was clear to me that Warnock had brought in a very promising player. Pearce plays in the centre of defence, and started nearly every game for Portsmouth last season, he also…Continue
Added by Josh Grainger on May 15, 2012 at 11:07 — No Comments
This has been a burning question in my mind for some time! Why do some players get regularly picked for England while others get overlooked?
The ever increasing recent popularity of Southampton’s Rickie Lambert and Norwich’s Grant Holt has brought the question to everyone’s attention.Continue
Added by Anthony Oliveri on May 9, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
As some of you will already know, alongside my Season Ticket at The Emirates, I also have one at Roots Hall. For those of you who have not heard of Roots Hall, it is the home of my local side Southend Utd.Continue
Added by Anthony Oliveri on May 6, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
Most of you will have already heard the news that over the weekend The FA made an approach to West Bromwich Albion for the services of their current manager. I must admit even to me this came as a bit of a shock. Not because I have doubts in Roy’s ability or think that he would make a bad England manager, my doubts are purely down to the…Continue
Added by Anthony Oliveri on April 30, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments
We Gooners talk a lot about Arsenal legends, Thierry Henry, Cliff Bastin, David O’Leary, Liam Brady, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman to name but a few. One perhaps we don’t appreciate as much as we should is still at the club.
Patrick James Rice was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 17th March 1949.…Continue
The title of this blog is not aimed at our team, despite what was a horrible performance last night against Wigan. It is actually aimed at us, the fans and I include myself in this description!
Many of the reactions after last night’s game have been extreme, absurd and some even threatening.
Anyone who saw the game, either on TV or at the ground would admit that we were incredibly poor but to not expand on that would be derogatory to Wigan Football…Continue
Tomorrow’s game has got me thinking. How many of you would like our club to be like tomorrow’s opponents? I don’t mean play in a light blue kit and have The Gallagher brothers as supporters. What I mean is have millions perhaps billions of pounds at our disposal burning a hole in our manager’s pocket.
Added by Anthony Oliveri on April 7, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments
Me - 'The Leeds United football academy, has got a name for itself in producing some of the country's finest talent, most recently the likes of James Milner, Aaron Lennon, and Fabian Delph. Do you feel a degree of pressure, that you could be on that list in the future?'
Lenighan - 'I don't feel under pressure no, everyone at the squad who's our age, just sees it as a massive opportunity to make a name for ourselves. I would…Continue
Im getting really fed up with english football and the press that surrounds it. The amount of flack Kenny is getting for the alarming drop in form at Liverpool is mounting and mirrors the start of the same flack AVB got at Chelsea. When will clubs, owners, the press etc, wake up and realize that its not always the managers fault. He can only pick the players in front of him, yes he can motivate, choose tactics and make in-game decisions, but he cannot take the blame for un-achieving players,…Continue
Nearly six weeks after the last blog , Luton have finally dispensed of the services of Manager Gary Brabin. The long overdue axe finally fell following friday,s 2.1 home defeat against York City. Luton have failed to win any of their last five league games which included an embarrasing 3.0 away defeat at Forest Green Rovers ( average attendance 700 ). Recent poor results has now seen us fall out of the play-off places and down to 6th and a massive 31 points behind leaders…Continue
Like a lot of football bloggers, writers, journos etc I was once a promising young footballer. I had offers of trials with various clubs from the age of 10 up to about 14. I always turned down these offers as most clubs were very strict on you exclusively playing for them and as I loved playing for my Sunday League club Norseman Youth FC and I was captain of the school team Enfield Grammar school, giving them up was not an option for me. Stupidly I always thought the opportunity would be…Continue
Southend United secured a convincing 4-0 victory against Cheltenham Town at Roots Hall on 30/3/12
The Robins were facing an uphill task after only 19 minutes following Sido Jombati's dismissal for serious foul play.
The home side capitalised on the sending off with first half goals from Kane Ferdinand and Ryan Hall put them in a comfortable position at half time.
Blues continued to control the game in the second half with Freddy Eastwood opening his…Continue
Added by Luke Jarvis on March 31, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
This Saturday marks the death of a Legend. Not just any Legend, a father, a husband, a son, a Gooner!
David Carlyle Rocastle died 11 long years ago but there will never be a time that his presence will not be felt amongst us, The Arsenal.
Rocky joined Arsenal in 1983 as an apprentice before signing a professional contract in 1985.
David Dein famously said about Rocky at the time:
"I ran home immediately to my wife in excitement and said, I've…
Added by Anthony Oliveri on March 29, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
It’s Saturday again, and this week the Whites face a difficult test at home, against league leaders Southampton. Last time we met the Saints, was on the opening day, and with the Sky camera’s present as they will be at Elland Road later today, we managed to put on one of the worst performances I’ve seen in the last few years, even the likes of Snoddy and McCormack looked like they couldn’t control a ball! But a lot’s changed since then, not really for Southampton however, they’ve really…Continue
Added by Josh Grainger on March 3, 2012 at 10:24 — No Comments