Saturday, 19 February 2011

Sky Sports - Fact or Fiction.

This past week the Sky Sports website seems to have developed an unhealthy preoccupation regarding player contracts at Leeds United.
Howson looking forward    Whites skipper not overly concerned with defeat at Swansea  28/02/2011

Trio to monitor Johnson      Newcastle, Bolton and Stoke interested in Whites ace  28/02/2011

Grella agrees Robins switch     Swindon bolster attacking options ahead of Saints clash  24/02/2011 

Leeds set to lose Gonzalez     City likely to recall keeper following injury to Given  23/02/2011

Lichaj to see out Leeds loan   Whites boss insists full-back cannot make early return to Villa  22/02/2011

Paynter targets top two     Whites frontman still searching for first goal  21/02/2011

Somma happy with sub role     South Africa ace happy biding his time to start  21/02/2011

 Grayson - We'll Keep Talent     Whites boss says best players will stay at Elland Road 19/02/2011

 Gradel Talks on Hold   (Sorry we cannot retrieve this story.)  17/02/2011

Johnson Attracting Intrest   Baggies and Forest keeping tabs on combative midfielder 17/02/2011

Snoddy committed to Leeds  Whites ace staying put at Elland Road  14/02/2011

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Change of Plan

Well.  The original concept behind Leeds Verbatim quickly ran out of steam and,  whilst I would love a catalogue of quotes devoid of opinion, comment and conjecture i'm afraid the task is just too great for me at the moment.

Time to change tac.  And the plan is to use this space to pick up on some of the reports, posts & comments made about Leeds United on websites, blogs & forums.

This way I can spend as little or as much time as I want - or have - and not let copy & paste interfere so much with the everyday goings of life.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Gary McSheffry Booed by Leeds Fans

Gary McSheffrey responds to the booing he received from Leeds fans in last weekends Leeds vs Coventry league fixture;

"I didn't really say anything to offend anyone. I was asked the question 'why didn't you stay?' and I said I didn't really know because I hadn't been told. It was misinterpreted and I've never said anything bad about Leeds. Little things can become a silly headline.

"I was expecting (the reception) but this is a decent club with good fans, and when it's going good they're great fans. I've always said that, so I don't really know why they were booing me."

Simon Grayson on Paul Connolly's Injury Against Coventry 07/02/2011

"Conns could have come off a bit earlier,"

"He tweaked his hamstring and we'll assess him over the next few days and see how he is."

Simon Grayson on Trialists 07/02/2011

"We've got a couple of lads up here (Michael Stewart & an unnamed French midfielder) on trial who will play on Monday,"

"As ever we'll have a look at them over the next few days and see how things go."

Simon Grayson. More Post Match Comments Leeds vs Coventry 07/02/2011

"We started well, we were nice and bright and on another day we could have had three or four by half-time

"You wonder if it's going to be one of those days. But we said at half-time they had to be patient and stick at it which we did. Then we saw it out well which was good because you're only one ball into the box away from that."

"They were outstanding," (Robert Snodgrass & Max Gradell)

"Eventually Coventry had to double up on them. They have quality and know how but they have a great work ethic and they have good relationships with the full backs.

"They can be unplayable sometimes because defenders don't know if they are going inside or outside. They were great but full praise for the whole team."

"Davide scores goals, Luciano could have had a couple so could Max, but you have to give credit to Dave for the goals he scored."

"The players have worked hard for that (clean sheet) and I don't just mean on Saturday,. They've worked hard on the training pitch. All of them.

"They fully deserved the clean sheet. Hopefully now we can carry that forward and keep scoring the goals as well."

"You're at home and you want to win, There's no easy games. To pick up a draw is pleasing, but we wanted to win. It keeps us in touch." 

Davide Somma Post Match Comments Leeds vs Coventry 07/02/2011

 Davide Somma  following Leeds 1-0 league victory over Coventry City

"This season has been like a dream come true.

"I set myself a target of double figures (in terms of goals) this season. Now, I have got 11 then maybe there are enough games left to get to 20.

"I am also hoping to play against Kenya this week in Rustenburg. It is a great feeling."

"The manager just told me to relax (when I was out of the team) and the chance would come. I have been trying hard in training, and I probably can't do any more than score four in four (league games)."

"Back-to-back promotions would be a great achievement, and you never know what can happen in football."

"That's what we're fighting for. Why not try to go for it and get back-to-back promotions? You never know what can happen.

"We've been drawing a lot recently and it's a relief to win a game and come away with the points. We needed that."

"We want to maintain our push for the play-offs and we knew that teams around us were getting results on a regular basis,"

"A dozen teams probably feel they've got a chance of going into the Premier League automatically and if you don't do that, you want a play-off place.

"But there are still too many games left to be talking about what we might achieve."