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  1. 51 points
    Massive mistake by the club. Mags will end up being a very,very good player. The signs are there for all to see - we just dont play a system to bring out the best in him. Personally feel this is a poor decision. Good luck to the lad.
  2. 41 points
    Bit of an over-reaction like most of the guff on this forum. The tweets I saw were of him joking about kit announcements probably because grown men on here are losing the plot over when a football shirt will be released. Need to get a grip.
  3. 39 points
    If that's as bad as it gets, I would say he's doing pretty well. The number of direct insults and unfounded allegations that are posted at JL on OTIB would push the average forum member into fits. Some character and a sense of humour are surely better than a distant grey suit? Basically the bloke can't win.
  4. 26 points
    Dolman based fans will now have to leave the game before they have even got there.
  5. 25 points
    In 10 years time, you will never be more than 8 feet away from an ex Leeds manager.
  6. 24 points
    You can already see that some on here are sharpening the knives, ready for us making a sound financial decision, but my god, the out rage of a club being sponsored by a betting company!!! Especially one that plays in the “Sky BET Championship”..!!
  7. 23 points
  8. 22 points
    25 Years, and what a young age for such a great man to die. I have very fond memories of "Mr Atyeo" as I always called him, he was very kind to me over a period of time when I went to most home games, I would walk to the ground from Hartcliffe, but could rarely afford the gate money as we had little spare cash due to my mother being widowed at a young age with 3 children to support (few of the benefits available to her then as are nowadays), I always hung around for autographs relishing the smell of liniment and the atmosphere of "real football". I recall a game I believe against Leyton Orient (or had they temporarily changed name to Orient at that time?), John was injured I believe and was waiting outside of the old main entrance to what became the Williams Stand, he asked why I was not inside as the game was about to start, I told him the reason and he immediately gave me a ticket that he had in his pocket, after that whenever he saw me outside collecting autographs he would always take me aside and quietly ask if I had a ticket, if not he always produced one. Once John retired I really do believe that he put Brian Clark in charge of giving me a ticket (another absolute gentleman who died far too young!!!) I admit that I was so very lucky to have had such amazing contact from a man who should have been a giant oif the national team, 6 games 5 goals and probably the only reason he didn't go to Sweden for the 1958 World Cup was that he played in Johnny Haynes' position and plied his trade in the 3rd Division. RIP Big John - my hero!!!
  9. 22 points
    Are you talking about our Lee?
  10. 21 points
  11. 21 points
    I think you need a new girlfriend!
  12. 20 points
    Only 3 more Leeds managers until Christmas!
  13. 19 points
    Echo the other remarks about his evident potential in the right system but lets face it, LJ blamed him for lots of things the season before last, dropped him whenever he had the chance, and couldn't wait to get rid of him - the attempted sale to FC Rostov (me either) in January was evidence of that. It's no surprise that he's now gone, it always struck me that Johnson disliked him (there was no way Preston away justified the singling out he got) but perhaps the baby-faced looks and mild mannered attitude made him an easy target for Johnson's seething frustrations about his own coaching form. With that said, despite the fun-loving social media I'm certainly not going to pretend Magnússon was one of our best players, nor get emotional about him leaving, BUT seeing a multi-million LJ signing sold for a little less than we paid for him (probably first of several), sums up the standard of transfers. Sadly that's probably quite a good return versus where certain other Scandinavian signings are in their "ROI" - recruitment has been awful and they'll flip this money into someone equally "promising" who'll play for about 3 weeks until LJ needs to roll out the "players I can trust" line before binning them off. We finished the season with 2 players going to the World Cup. A few weeks later and we now have no players going to the world cup! Selling Mags at a loss is another explicit failure of our stated player investment strategy, and the Chief Executive responsible earns £25k a month to keep overseeing it.
  14. 19 points
    I've just spoken to the co-founder of another Swedish gaming company (Mr. Green) and one of his old team is CEO of Dunder. He says they are very good people. He reminded me that the founders are ex of another online gaming company that my old firm actually did business with, of which I can only say very nice things about the people I do remember and met - humble, hard working, decent people. On the strength of my experience, and this guy's word (he is more a tech entrepreneur than gambling obsessive - as many Swedes in Online Gaming are), I'd say our sponsorship is in good hands. I spent 10 years doing business with people like this - I can tell you the people and countries in "gambling" that I'd run a mile from - and Swedish folks are NOT them. Very decent, respectful, law-abiding, generous, charitable etc. Again, as I said in the new shirt thread, this is not meant to dismiss or ignore those who have a problem with gaming, which I totally understand, but in terms of people that could be sponsoring us, particularly from the gaming sector, this isn't some dodgy Malaysian gaming front to syphon money for a despot regime, it's a good entrepreneurial technology business and from everything I know, likely very decent people.
  15. 19 points
  16. 18 points
    Probably because he was lucky enough to have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth.. occasionally he likes to give it a little stir for a laugh... and the wooden spooners eagerly react by stirring shit. I'm sure if any of us were blessed with silver spoons we'd use them mischievously from time to time just to show we're normal'ish' and sometimes don't give a stuff.. He's in a similar position to what LJ was in when playing for his dad Gary, easy target and in some peoples green eyes can't to a thing right. I, like most on here, have no idea of JL's qualities, personal or professionally, he's where he is because of who he is for sure, but is that enough reason to dislike the bloke with so much vitriol ? One thing we know for sure is at heart, from a young age, just like the rest of us - He's a genuine City supporter, so my guess is he has a hard nosed business head on his shoulders that might wind a few of us up, but he also still wears his City shit-head with pride and wants the best for club and team, just like us. Must be a fine line for him to walk at times, and quite a difficult one. At least City in 'in the blood' which is better than being run as some mega rich foreigners play thing... no matter what, better the devil we know. Twitter comments? so what? give the bloke a bit of slack I reckon, until he does something seriously bad...which hopefully will occur rarely or not at all.
  17. 18 points
    The day after their relegation out of the Football League, I shopped in the Tesco Yate store. Upon leaving, I pushed my trolley into the lift and turned around to see that I'd been joined by a 15er (as they were soon to be known) wearing his jester outfit. He pressed the button on the lift. The doors closed and the automated voice spoke: "Going Down". I snorted with laughter. He said nothing then sheepishly departed i to the car park. The day of their relegation was the start of a full year of fun and happiness which has never truly ended. They've kept on giving.
  18. 17 points
    So have I got this right ? OTIB posters say never believe the E/Post. OTIB posters make jokes about E/Post stories E/Post headline that new kit details will be released the next day according to their reporter who is in Italy on his Honeymoon. Story is wrong but club is blamed for PR mess-up. Jon Lansdown makes joke about it. Hence Jon Lansdown is a **** ?
  19. 17 points
    To be honest , I'm at the end of my tether, LJ said judge him after 3 transfer windows this I think will be his 5th . We cannot allow the manager to have ready made excuses - he is either up to the job and a decent manager or we have backed the wrong man. If we start the new season like we finished the last, patient and supportive will be in short supply. I wish LJ well, as when we are good we look really good but equally on our off days we resemble a pub team
  20. 16 points
    And that is exactly why we will never get promotion. Its is nothing more than fantasy to suggest that model will be successful. The very clear way to a self sustained club is get promotion and then be HUGELY careful with the proceeds. Witness Burnley. Accept , and that includes us too, that you may be a yo-yo club for a few seasons, but with good management and astute recruitment you can become an established PL team. Getting there on the dream of 11 local lads from the Academy is just that - a dream.
  21. 16 points
    In the mid 60s, when I was around ten years old, my mum took me to the Lewis's store in Broadmead where John Atyeo was to be, signing autographs. There was nobody else around when we arrived and I had the Great Man's undivided attention as he signed my scrapbooks (ask your grandparents). He seemed out of his comfort zone just being there but he was very nice and a photographer from the Evening Post took a picture of him and I together. I've no memento of that day. I never did see the photograph in the paper and as a teenager I discovered that my dad had given away my scrapbooks to a workmate for his kid. I wasn't pleased. But nobody can take away my knowledge and memory of the day I met my hero, John Atyeo.
  22. 16 points
    Absolutely and if we go down this route of social responsibilities, I guess these same posters are boycotting: 1) The World Cup and any FIFA activity - thousands evicted in Brazil and dead in Qatar. 2) Nestle products like Kit-kats, felix cat food, Nescafé or Haagen Daas - historical child labour 3) Shell petrol stations - genocide in Africa for oil land. 4) HSBC - money laundering in drug trade 5) H and M, Gap, Adidas, Primark and many more - slave labour. Just to name a few examples of everyday world issues we turn a blind eye to, often for the sake of money. But I just have a feeling if Carling or HSBC sponsored us, there would be no problem. Except for with the same people that criticise everything the club does.
  23. 16 points
  24. 16 points
    I know it will have little if any interest save all except a largish 50 ish plus contingent but BT Sport if you have it re run (Mornings) episodes of the old (till 11am) ‘The Big Match’ Personally preferred The Big Match to Match Of Day as I liked Moore , the regional commentators Hugh Johns , Gerald Sinstadt etc , and the fact it was the only chance to see anything else than First Div Football This mornings highlights have been a Derek Hales hat trick for Charlton , Grey haired Alan Woodward for Sheffield United and a Div Four encounter between Bury and Brighton where at each Bury goal there is a large pitch invasion by dozens of boys aged 6-14 !!!!!!! Fantastic watch with a morning coffee for anyone who remembers those days BT sport 1 (Sky 413)
  25. 16 points
    I love everything about the World Cup: The fans; the sun-soaked pitches; the foreign directors stuck in the 70's who still zoom in on that gaggle of Brazilian/Danish/Icelandic supermodels in the crowd every time there is a lull in play. The dark horse who makes it out of the group; the middleweight South/Central American/African team that plays swashbuckling kamikaze football all the way to the quarters. The cosiness of the BBC studio, Gary Lineker in chinos; Glenn Hoddle destroying the English language the Penalty Shootouts; trying to spot a City flag at England matches.
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