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  • Lottolee Lottolee Aug 15, 2011 18:35 Flag

    If Andy Keogh is the answer, what is the question?

    He is not bad and ex Leeds so thats a bonus, wwe need to go to a 4-4-2 formation all this talk that Howson can't play in that formation is rubbish he is a midfielder is he not? Playing 5 in midfield IMO shows we have a weakness and it invites pressure look at when we have been hoofing the ball up to little Ross etc waste of time and I don't blame Ross!
    As for the Bates saga continuing to hit the headlines the biggest thing that Pi**es me off is this rent we pay for Thorpe Arch, Buying it was an investment and would save on the millions + wasted in rent but no lets spend 7 million on boxes FFS! The sooner someone invests the better, but he knows there is nothing tangible to invest in so he can keep screwing us fans every year.
    M.O.T Bates out!

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    • Andy Keogh is a strong lad who can hold his own in the opposition’s box, knows how to find the net (though may be lacking a bit of confidence), and could be a perfect partner for Ross McCormack. This assumes us playing 4-4-2 – without Johnny or Max, or indeed Luciano, I cannot see Larry using another formation.
      Johnny is an attacking midfield player (a striker in waiting) who is not as effective when played wide as he tends to move back to the centre. In a 4-4-2 formation, Johnny will always be competing for a central position with Clayton, Brown, and Nunez – actually that should be the other way around as, with Larry making Johnny the captain, Nunez, Brown, and Clayton will have to challenge Johnny for that position.
      Under normal circumstances, it would be interesting to see how Leeds fares against Hull using 4-4-2 but, after the demands made on nine players in the Boro game, the circumstances will not be normal, as our lads’ legs will not have recovered from Saturday. Is it the time to introduce White’s fast legs?
      I am encouraged that, through default rather than design, Larry is at last giving some of our untried younger players a chance (Clayton, Lees) and that their success will convince Larry to become just a bit more imaginative in his team selections and tactics.
      Tomorrow, the Tigers will tip up at Elland Road expecting an easy victory. Against all the odds, if Larry can organise a radically different team, I believe Leeds will start to get a grip on this season by beating Hull. Hmmm!

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      • Tomorrow, the Tigers will tip up at Elland Road expecting an easy victory. Against all the odds, if Larry can organise a radically different team, I believe Leeds will start to get a grip on this season by beating Hull. Hmmm! Today! Doubt very much Andy if Nigel Pearson is expecting an easy victory! He is too old an hand to expect anything else from Leeds at ER except a fight to the finish, despite what is happening all around at the moment! Though The Tigers do seem to have their best performances away from the KC Stadium, funny that?

      • Aidy worth a punt, well ive had about 5 texts in the last hour Smith to sign tomorrow lol you heard it here first for the 50th time. :)

    • As Thorp Arch and Elland Road are owned by obscure, offshore, tax-dodging investment trust, just like everything that Bates is involved in, it is like a signature. When something is slippery and stinks of fish does it mean it is fishy?
      In law, everyone is presumed innocent until proved guilty.
      We may suspect that Ken Bates and/or mates own Thorp Arch and Elland Road and that Leeds United is paying extortionate rents; that a company owned indirectly by him forced the sale of Leeds United to him; that Ken Bates continued to own Leeds United illegally after he put it into administration; that he is not investing in Leeds United to gain promotion until after the consequences of a dodge on a CVA have timed out... the list should include scams before he came to Leeds - but the truth will not be out until a thorough investigation into Ken's dealings by HMR&C and the Serious Fraud Office is actioned.
      Sadly, as Ken well knows, this is unlikely to happen. While the authorities move to prosecute fraud amongst benefit claimants, resulting in thousands of convictions but resulting in saving only a couple of £million, they haven't brought a single prosecution against a tax-dodger, even though this has meant a £multi-billion loss to the economy.
      If the authorities take no action on Ken Bates then it is a sure sign that they are as "innocent" as him, or what!

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      • I don't think that the answer is to start doubting Grayson yet, but I also don't think that someobdy like Martin O'Neill would be prepared to put up with the rubbish that Bates is putting him through.

        We are hearing the same messages, that we don't want to pay too much, that we only want the right blokes etc... Admittedly, I think Keogh could be a good signing, but then again Forssell is training with us as well so Keogh until January could be a panic, long-term loan. IF we signed Forssell as well, then all of a sudden we could technically end up with 6 fit strikers who all believe that they warrant a starting spot.

        Is Smith really going to sign? Surely not after Bates has ruled everything out in the last few days, or has he simply done this to bring the price down? What a soap opera it all is...