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    (Original post by Midlander)
    Put it this way. When you are passionate about something you talk about it a lot. For the most part the fans here are moderately well run at least which enables football to be the thrust of discussion for them. For me the off field issues are so great that what happens on the pitch there gets overshadowed.

    Unless you've supported a team that has been relocated against the fans' will it is difficult to explain. Every game is a protest, after all.


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    I don't blame you for being massively upset by it, I just feel that other people have a right to vent about things without being told that in your opinion, relatively speaking, things are actually okay for them. I'd hate to be in a Coventry fan's boots right now but this is a thread for all football league fans to discuss their teams in.

    I went to see FC United of Manchester play in the Manchester FA Womens Cup final tonight. It was brilliant. They lost 2-1 but their fans were superb. Easily a couple of hundred came along to see them, and some of them were the most vocal fans of the mens team. They sung songs making it clear that being an FC fan means supporting the women as well as the men and really got behind the players. It was a better atmosphere than I've seen at a Brentford game for some time. At the end we sang about how proud we were and the players all got a bit tearful. I've always been a bit cynical of FC United for numerous reasons that I won't go into here but I've been going a lto with my housemate who is a season ticket holder and I'm getting a bit caught up in the romance. Each game is so atmospheric, the songs are fantastic, and the relationship between the players and the fans is top notch. Everyone has their own song. There's songs about the kitman, individual fans, the manager's old fruit and veg business and it makes me ashamed of how bad songs are at Brentford.
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    I'm ashamed to admit I rather liked Chris Iwelumo
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    I'm ashamed to admit I rather liked Chris Iwelumo
    After his open goal miss for Scotland, there might be a fair few up North who disagree!

    Also, the worst decision maker in the world, comes home on Saturday. Stuart Attwell is refereeing Watford v Burnley, his first game at VR since his 'ghost goal' awarding in 2008. Feel sorry for the bloke, he's going to get slaughtered.
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    (Original post by Jangrafess)
    I don't blame you for being massively upset by it, I just feel that other people have a right to vent about things without being told that in your opinion, relatively speaking, things are actually okay for them. I'd hate to be in a Coventry fan's boots right now but this is a thread for all football league fans to discuss their teams in.
    Understand that but it's not exactly wrong-there's always a club you'll be glad you're not supporting. Relatively speaking I'd trade with any fan on here, although I might not be saying that about Leeds if things continue on the present trajectory there.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Leeds don't own their ground or their training ground, which must be a huge hindrance. Along with having players like Noel Hunt on £20k per week.
    Would it cost much to buy back Elland Road? It still has a huge fanbase in its favour if nothing else. What puzzles me a bit more is how 'CFH' has seemingly run dry on funds after not that long at the helm.
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    "THAT IS THE KIND OF GOAL WHICH TELLS YOU THAT YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE" - Chris wood. wow.
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    (Original post by Akash16)
    "THAT IS THE KIND OF GOAL WHICH TELLS YOU THAT YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE" - Chris wood. wow.
    Cool story bro.
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    (Original post by Akash16)
    "THAT IS THE KIND OF GOAL WHICH TELLS YOU THAT YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE" - Chris wood. wow.
    Just a **** Chris Iwelumo.

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    (Original post by Midlander)
    Would it cost much to buy back Elland Road? It still has a huge fanbase in its favour if nothing else. What puzzles me a bit more is how 'CFH' has seemingly run dry on funds after not that long at the helm.
    Attendance is dropping now that we're playing ****. I didn't even get a ticket for the Charlton game tonight. GFH Have put know money into Leeds, they said if we wanted to buy players, we'd have to sell players. Unfortunately no one was willing to match Noel Hunt's £20k wage demands. GFH just used Leeds United as a business opportunity; buy it, sell it, profit.

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    "THAT IS THE KIND OF GOAL WHICH TELLS YOU THAT YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE" - Chris wood. wow.
    Leicester are such a nothing team, you've won **** all & have never been a real top side. Congratulations on walking a league with the likes of Yeovil & Bournemouth in whilst being bankrolled by a wealthy owner.
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    Just a **** Chris Iwelumo.

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    I wouldn't describe him as anything like Iwelumo. For a big man, he's not much of an aerial or physical player. He's a cracking finisher when on form but that's essentially it - he's a poacher with a bit of weight to him. I certainly doubt he'd miss an open goal from 6 yards, and he plays regularly for a far better nation than Iwelumo got capped for...

    (Original post by Silver Arrows)
    Leicester are such a nothing team, you've won **** all & have never been a real top side. Congratulations on walking a league with the likes of Yeovil & Bournemouth in whilst being bankrolled by a wealthy owner.
    Given all you've got to your name in the last 40 years is a 1st div & 2nd division title I don't think you can really hark about being a big side, like forest still banging on about winning the european cup (and unlike yourselves they did actually win it), and frankly that's rather disrespectful to the likes of Bournemouth (who still have a shot at the play-offs).

    Oh, and while I won't deny the thais have spent before, this squad is a tight, and been built on the relative cheap (not a yeovil/barnsley budget, but far from a high budget, even at championship level). This last financial year and season have been cost cutting measures in general, with some spending to secure the clubs future. The big spending Leicester line hasn't been relevant since October 2011 and is just the sign of fans who are bitter that we're doing well.
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    Woahh walking a league with the likes of Yeovil and Bournemouth? You support leeds, so why mock the championship when Leeds are in it too? The nerve of some fans honestly, no disrespect to Leeds, a great club they once WERE...
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    Given all you've got to your name in the last 40 years is a 1st div & 2nd division title I don't think you can really hark about being a big side, like forest still banging on about winning the european cup (and unlike yourselves they did actually win it), and frankly that's rather disrespectful to the likes of Bournemouth (who still have a shot at the play-offs).

    Oh, and while I won't deny the thais have spent before, this squad is a tight, and been built on the relative cheap (not a yeovil/barnsley budget, but far from a high budget, even at championship level). This last financial year and season have been cost cutting measures in general, with some spending to secure the clubs future. The big spending Leicester line hasn't been relevant since October 2011 and is just the sign of fans who are bitter that we're doing well.
    Ah yes, that famous European cup we were cheated out of. Maybe we haven't won many trophies for a while, but we were in Europe 12 years ago. We're only where we are because of a financial implosion that brought the club to its knees. We've slowly rebuilt, and at a time where we looked like we gained some stability & could make a real go of it, **** hit the fan again & we will rebuild again.

    (Original post by Akash16)
    Woahh walking a league with the likes of yeovil and bournemouth? matee you support leeds, so why cuss the championship when Leeds are in it too? ppfftttt the nerve of some fans honestly, no disrespect to leeds, a great club they once WERE...
    As said, we're still recovering. I just have a gripe about Leicester fans. Bark on about how great they are when they've done **** all, this isn't just on TSR, but everywhere. You've done incredibly well this year, yet still only have the 4th highest attendance in the league?! If Leeds were where you are now we'd have over 32,000 at every game. I've just noticed how Lesta fans have crawled out of the woodwork since you've now got Premier League football on the horizon.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    I wouldn't describe him as anything like Iwelumo. For a big man, he's not much of an aerial or physical player. He's a cracking finisher when on form but that's essentially it - he's a poacher with a bit of weight to him. I certainly doubt he'd miss an open goal from 6 yards, and he plays regularly for a far better nation than Iwelumo got capped for...
    I'd probably say Scotland is better than the NZ to be fair. WC qualifying is probably easier against New Caledonia and Vanuatu than against the European lot.

    Wood's best finish was his first goal against Watford this year, in my opinion, ferocious strike. Unstoppable.


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    Because the argument of who's the biggest club in the football league hasn't been had before...
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    (Original post by hskjlclcn)
    Because the argument of who's the biggest club in the football league hasn't been had before...
    I'd always put Leeds ahead of Leicester on this. Crowds, general league performance, history and so on. Leicester very lucky to have one of the only owners who racks up a nine figure debt but wants none of it back...


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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    I wouldn't describe him as anything like Iwelumo. For a big man, he's not much of an aerial or physical player. He's a cracking finisher when on form but that's essentially it - he's a poacher with a bit of weight to him. I certainly doubt he'd miss an open goal from 6 yards, and he plays regularly for a far better nation than Iwelumo got capped for...



    Given all you've got to your name in the last 40 years is a 1st div & 2nd division title I don't think you can really hark about being a big side, like forest still banging on about winning the european cup (and unlike yourselves they did actually win it), and frankly that's rather disrespectful to the likes of Bournemouth (who still have a shot at the play-offs).

    Oh, and while I won't deny the thais have spent before, this squad is a tight, and been built on the relative cheap (not a yeovil/barnsley budget, but far from a high budget, even at championship level). This last financial year and season have been cost cutting measures in general, with some spending to secure the clubs future. The big spending Leicester line hasn't been relevant since October 2011 and is just the sign of fans who are bitter that we're doing well.
    Despite cost cutting efforts Leicester still lost big money last season and the owner had to dip into his pockets again. Total losses of £110m since the takeover and not a single sanction, ridiculous.


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    (Original post by CraigWM)
    I'd probably say Scotland is better than the NZ to be fair. WC qualifying is probably easier against New Caledonia and Vanuatu than against the European lot.

    Wood's best finish was his first goal against Watford this year, in my opinion, ferocious strike. Unstoppable.


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    As a Scot I've got to disagree, we're utterly ****.

    Was a cracker. Shows why players should actually pit the keeper under pressure from pass-backs.

    (Original post by Midlander)
    I'd always put Leeds ahead of Leicester on this. Crowds, general league performance, history and so on. Leicester very lucky to have one of the only owners who racks up a nine figure debt but wants none of it back...


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    Most of the money they've plowed in is in sponsorship (well, there was the 9 figure loans to equity move in December but that's a bit of a weird one given the money they put in then was essentially saying don't give us the money we've already put in, give us the shares instead), like Manchester City naming the CoM as the etihad. They won't call it in because they want the club to be successful to make it a bigger marketing machine for their business. Not so much doesn't want it back as seeing the club as a giant billboard and trying to make it as profitable (for them) an advertising route as possible

    (Original post by Midlander)
    Despite cost cutting efforts Leicester still lost big money last season and the owner had to dip into his pockets again. Total losses of £110m since the takeover and not a single sanction, ridiculous.


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    Thr spending has gone down two routes though: splurging under sven (why Redknapp didn't learn from us I don't know) and clearing old debts. The first, yeah, clubs shouldn't be allowed to throw money left right and centre, but we've recouped as much as we can and as for the latter, I don't see that clubs should be punished for trying to secure their future.


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    Lowest attendance of the season at Elland Road tonight, 17,343. Beat by Charlton. ****ing dreadful.

    Lestaa equilise, to compound the misery more.

    Manchester Utd didn't get pulverised by Bayern.

    :facepalm:

    Edit: Penalty to Leeds!

    Edit #2: Penalty missed...

    Edit #3: **** everything.
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    Don't you boys be chatting **** 'bout Yeovil Town. The fact they're in the Championship just shows how badly run so many teams are.
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    Well I was a bit worried about Stevenage for some reason, take the point.

    (Original post by Midlander)
    I'd always put Leeds ahead of Leicester on this. Crowds, general league performance, history and so on. Leicester very lucky to have one of the only owners who racks up a nine figure debt but wants none of it back...


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    Yeah I agree that Leeds are the bigger club, but I feel its a pointless argument. At the end of the day we're all in the football league right now for our own deficiencies, not because of stuff that happened in the olden' days.
 
 
 
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