Posts Tagged "Leeds United"

91 Years Of Football Through 7 Players: From Leeds United, 1920 to West Ham, 2011

By on Feb 9, 2011 in History, Latest | 0 comments

An article on the front page of the When Saturday Comes website bemoaned the airbrushing from history of anything from before the beginning of the Premier League, but the time-line of football is considerably more textured than this. With this is mind (and from a post on the WSC forum, which is probably the best place on the internet to discuss football), here is a...

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2010: A Football Financial Review

By on Jan 1, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known as “Sensible Surfer” on the BBC Football website over the Christmas period. “Ridsdale set to take control… good news,” he/she said, a phrase which would sit nicely as an explanation of...

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Ken Bates: Master Of PR & All He Surveys

Ken Bates: Master Of PR & All He Surveys

By on Aug 13, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 15 comments

I should be on my knees every day, thanking my God that my only experience of Kenneth William Bates, chairman but not owner – oh no – of Leeds United, was brief and indirect. And it summed him up too. In the 1990s, Chelsea’s reserves in the old Football Combination played their “home” games at my team Kingstonian’s ground. As part of the deal, Chelsea...

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The Christian Aid Secrecy League

The Christian Aid Secrecy League

By on Jun 1, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Of all the football figures railing against the appointment of another independent FA chairman, Leeds United chairman Kenneth William Bates was the most predictable. An independent mind and independent voice would also have an independent eye. And Bates wouldn’t be one for independent eyes, in case they saw him for what he really is. That thought occurred as I read...

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