Jermaine Beckford NOT arriving is a good thing

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Beckford - Staying at Leeds until the end of the season to help promotion bid

There’s a lot of disappointed Newcastle United fans out there today at the news Leeds United’s Jermaine Beckford will remain at Leeds United and try aid their promotion charge. A two nil away loss to Exeter City yesterday I’m sure played a certain part in his decision and there’s no doubt Leeds do really need the the striker. I for one, didn’t really get too excited about the proposed arrival of Jermaine Beckford because I’ve seen him play, and a know a bit about him, not all too complimentary. There’s no doubt the lad has talent and could probably cut it in the Championship, but I wouldn’t bring him to the Premier League.

He today withdrew his transfer request and whether he actually had the chance to join Newcastle really is unknown. According to reports all three of our bids were rejected by the Elland Road outfit, and there wasn’t many signs of other teams looking for his services.

Credit to Simon Grayson for keeping the striker at Leeds until the end of the season but if I was him, then I would’ve certainly let him go for anywhere on the £2m mark. Jermaine will more than likely walk in the summer for free unless Leeds can convince him to sign a new contract.

I’m sure you all have different opinions but I’m quite satisfied that the 26 year-old hasn’t arrived on Tyneside. He has a past of controversial incidents and we really don’t need them kind of players at Newcastle. Now I’m sure he would’ve been alright at Newcastle but we’ll never know.

The thing is now, who’s next for Chris Hughton? I wouldn’t bank on us signing any new faces permanently this January, and we will more than likely see Marlon Harewood come back to St.James’ Park on loan until the summer. I can’t wait 😀

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scottishmag: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Has anyone seen much of Gary Hooper at Scunthorpe. A young striker who scores goals

scottishmag: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Has anyone seen much of Gary Hooper at Scunthorpe. A young striker who scores goals

Big Al: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I, myself would sooner see Marlon back than have an unproven striker in Beckford a lot of Leeds fans I've spoken to don't have a good thing to say about him but good luck to Leeds I hope they do get promoted as they don't deserve to be where they are. I would love to see young Simpson signed on a permenant deal and a couple of loanees but here's hoping !!

Big Al: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I, myself would sooner see Marlon back than have an unproven striker in Beckford a lot of Leeds fans I've spoken to don't have a good thing to say about him but good luck to Leeds I hope they do get promoted as they don't deserve to be where they are. I would love to see young Simpson signed on a permenant deal and a couple of loanees but here's hoping !!

Brian: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Yeh right it's a good thing now he isn't going. Hughton's arrogance during the whole episode was embarassing. Chris where is Jermaine? You promised to land him. Lol

Billy from Consett: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I'm also pleased he's not on his way here. We need an attacking midfielder and a right back, not a striker of dubious ability.

MIGHTY LEEDS: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I know all football supporters tend to be the same, i.e A player is captured from another club against their wishes = coup. A player turns down the chance to move to their club = he's crap/wouldn't have cut the mustard/glad he never came, I never rated him, type attitude. However all the reports/comments I saw coming out from you Geordies was at a £1.5/£2m punt he was worth it!!! Suddenly your relieved he hasn't come! LOL Don't get me wrong it baffled me why you wanted him in the first place bearing in mind your position in the CCC. However delving deeper I can see it was an act of desperation by CH in trying to keep your season on track. You could be in for a sticky time of it in the 2nd half of the campaign! To hope a player that you already had on loan will come back to spearhead the attack is the act of a club decidedly on a wobble. Our two clubs mirror each other a division apart-failure to move up would be disaterous for either. I have doubts myself that Beckford could do the business at CCC level consistently, (he's shown he can have a nose for goal on the big stage-but has only managed it the once), but at L1 level he can hack it. Half a season in CCC, well it might've been the difference in getting you up, before defences found him out. Sounds as if both clubs supporters have got what they want out of the Beckford situation then eh? Best of luck to you as the PL needs big clubs back in there before it becomes a joke of a league with only 5 or 7 teams with history/fanbase in there!

MIGHTY LEEDS: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I know all football supporters tend to be the same, i.e A player is captured from another club against their wishes = coup. A player turns down the chance to move to their club = he's crap/wouldn't have cut the mustard/glad he never came, I never rated him, type attitude. However all the reports/comments I saw coming out from you Geordies was at a £1.5/£2m punt he was worth it!!! Suddenly your relieved he hasn't come! LOL Don't get me wrong it baffled me why you wanted him in the first place bearing in mind your position in the CCC. However delving deeper I can see it was an act of desperation by CH in trying to keep your season on track. You could be in for a sticky time of it in the 2nd half of the campaign! To hope a player that you already had on loan will come back to spearhead the attack is the act of a club decidedly on a wobble. Our two clubs mirror each other a division apart-failure to move up would be disaterous for either. I have doubts myself that Beckford could do the business at CCC level consistently, (he's shown he can have a nose for goal on the big stage-but has only managed it the once), but at L1 level he can hack it. Half a season in CCC, well it might've been the difference in getting you up, before defences found him out. Sounds as if both clubs supporters have got what they want out of the Beckford situation then eh? Best of luck to you as the PL needs big clubs back in there before it becomes a joke of a league with only 5 or 7 teams with history/fanbase in there!

Jay lufc: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I'm glad jermaine Is staying with us, if he was maybe 22-23 you guys could of taken a punt on him, but I don't think he could cut it in the prem, i see him week in week out, he'll maybe have 12 chances and score maybe 1, we played tranmere n won 4-0, beckford himself hit the wood work 6 times, in the prem you don't get that many chances, good luck to you guys, I hope us an u are in the prem sooner rather than later, n we Leave boro behind!! MOT

Jay lufc: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I'm glad jermaine Is staying with us, if he was maybe 22-23 you guys could of taken a punt on him, but I don't think he could cut it in the prem, i see him week in week out, he'll maybe have 12 chances and score maybe 1, we played tranmere n won 4-0, beckford himself hit the wood work 6 times, in the prem you don't get that many chances, good luck to you guys, I hope us an u are in the prem sooner rather than later, n we Leave boro behind!! MOT

Dolly Dobbin: ⏱ 17/01/2010

nobody want's to come to our club anymore and can you blame them , we have a sweaty fat bastard of an owner who fibs for fun , a managing director who look's like he would enjoy hanging around kiddies park's & a manager that's no better than a nodding dog you put on the back shelf of your car + the fact their offering a wage no better than you get working for mcdonalds. i'd rather shove a cactus up my bottom than work for this lot. i hate them with a vengeance.

Dolly Dobbin: ⏱ 17/01/2010

nobody want's to come to our club anymore and can you blame them , we have a sweaty fat bastard of an owner who fibs for fun , a managing director who look's like he would enjoy hanging around kiddies park's & a manager that's no better than a nodding dog you put on the back shelf of your car + the fact their offering a wage no better than you get working for mcdonalds. i'd rather shove a cactus up my bottom than work for this lot. i hate them with a vengeance.

Doocey: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I think you'll notice I've been saying that if the fee was £1.5m or less than he was worth a punt, but for £2m or even more he'd be well down the pecking order for me anyway.

Doocey: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I think you'll notice I've been saying that if the fee was £1.5m or less than he was worth a punt, but for £2m or even more he'd be well down the pecking order for me anyway.

Billy from Consett: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Dolly has made some good points I find difficult to argue with. Don't know about the cactus though. The nodding dog has got us top of the league mind.

Gary Tunnicliffe: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Beckford is very quick, runs into the right areas, is two footed and good in the air. He's scored 54 goals in the last one and a half seasons in all competitions, yeah sure you don't want him.

Billy from Consett: ⏱ 17/01/2010

He fluffed your header chance at Exeter - should have been on target. I saw him in both games against Kettering. Leeds collectively, and him individually, didn't look very good. Against Man U he scored a goal. But the reason Leeds got through was down to your midfield and defence. He didn't shine.

Billy from Consett: ⏱ 17/01/2010

He fluffed your header chance at Exeter - should have been on target. I saw him in both games against Kettering. Leeds collectively, and him individually, didn't look very good. Against Man U he scored a goal. But the reason Leeds got through was down to your midfield and defence. He didn't shine.

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

hi billy , we still on for tomorrow night ?....

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

hi billy , we still on for tomorrow night ?....

shear-class: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I am not to dissapointed it may give Nile ranger more of a chance I would be dissapointed if we bring Harewood back if we had to get somebody i would like Jason Roberts from Blackburn hes quick powerful and i think underated,and out of favour with allardyce

shear-class: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I am not to dissapointed it may give Nile ranger more of a chance I would be dissapointed if we bring Harewood back if we had to get somebody i would like Jason Roberts from Blackburn hes quick powerful and i think underated,and out of favour with allardyce

SB: ⏱ 17/01/2010

We won't be signing anyone properly until the fat pig leaves our club!!!

SB: ⏱ 17/01/2010

We won't be signing anyone properly until the fat pig leaves our club!!!

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

sean - if billy can't make it i've got an hour free tomorrow pet.

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

sean - if billy can't make it i've got an hour free tomorrow pet.

Terry: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Leeds are in thir three for the last three season's and we went to MU and kicked some butt, NC are a ex Prem team when was the last time NC went and beat MU can you please tell... And if had off caved in and said that you could have Beckford you would have bitten Leeds hands off...

Terry: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Leeds are in thir three for the last three season's and we went to MU and kicked some butt, NC are a ex Prem team when was the last time NC went and beat MU can you please tell... And if had off caved in and said that you could have Beckford you would have bitten Leeds hands off...

scotty: ⏱ 17/01/2010

How can people say he's worth a punt at 1.5m but not 2m? It goes to show that a lot of morons are still posting crap on these forums. I for one am gutted we haven't signed Becks....

scotty: ⏱ 17/01/2010

How can people say he's worth a punt at 1.5m but not 2m? It goes to show that a lot of morons are still posting crap on these forums. I for one am gutted we haven't signed Becks....

Turkish Magpie: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Terry- when was the last time Leeds beat Man U 5-0?????

Turkish Magpie: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Terry- when was the last time Leeds beat Man U 5-0?????

depressedmag: ⏱ 17/01/2010

given beye ab faye bassong nzogbia milner parker emre duff martins owen look at talent we have lost since fcb took over this team should of would been top 6 pl we are so far from this now like hard to bear

depressedmag: ⏱ 17/01/2010

given beye ab faye bassong nzogbia milner parker emre duff martins owen look at talent we have lost since fcb took over this team should of would been top 6 pl we are so far from this now like hard to bear

DikieBoy: ⏱ 17/01/2010

if any1's a moron its u scotty. £500k is huge money in the champinshoship u blimndo!

DikieBoy: ⏱ 17/01/2010

if any1's a moron its u scotty. £500k is huge money in the champinshoship u blimndo!

Hitman: ⏱ 17/01/2010

there she is dolly boody dobbin , she never fails to turn up on someone's site spouting bile & hate - why dont you get off your fat arse and get a job you lazy b@stard. anyway - little tommy pipsqueak is on leave from the army , he's just got back from afgan & he's taken is out for a few beers & a curry - catch ye's later

Sam: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Turkish Magpie. When was the last time Newcastle won a major trophy?

Hitman: ⏱ 17/01/2010

there she is dolly boody dobbin , she never fails to turn up on someone's site spouting bile & hate - why dont you get off your fat arse and get a job you lazy b@stard. anyway - little tommy pipsqueak is on leave from the army , he's just got back from afgan & he's taken is out for a few beers & a curry - catch ye's later

big yashie: ⏱ 17/01/2010

leeds utd 1 newcastle utd 0

big yashie: ⏱ 17/01/2010

leeds utd 1 newcastle utd 0

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

roy cropper , i'll be in the field behind the coach & horses from about 7.30 onwards you tasty bugger.

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

roy cropper , i'll be in the field behind the coach & horses from about 7.30 onwards you tasty bugger.

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

sean - what's the weather like in consett - will i need my wellies ?

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

sean - what's the weather like in consett - will i need my wellies ?

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

yes roy , make sure there not tight fitting though coz i need to get my back legs down them , see you tomorrow sweetness xx

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

yes roy , make sure there not tight fitting though coz i need to get my back legs down them , see you tomorrow sweetness xx

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Roy cropper hope you have a whopper.

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Roy cropper hope you have a whopper.

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Yes i do sean cant wait xxx

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Yes i do sean cant wait xxx

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Sean can i bring a freind ?

Roy Cropper: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Sean can i bring a freind ?

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Baaaaaaallocks roy .

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Baaaaaaallocks roy .

Dolly Dobbin: ⏱ 17/01/2010

DikieBoy says: January 17, 2010 at 8:25 pmif any1’s a moron its u scotty. £500k is huge money in the champinshoship u blimndo! ..yes £500k was a huge amount of money - about thirty years ago - dickhead would be a more appropriate name for you.

Dolly Dobbin: ⏱ 17/01/2010

DikieBoy says: January 17, 2010 at 8:25 pmif any1’s a moron its u scotty. £500k is huge money in the champinshoship u blimndo! ..yes £500k was a huge amount of money - about thirty years ago - dickhead would be a more appropriate name for you.

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

aye baaaaaallock dickiedead eye .

sean the sheep: ⏱ 17/01/2010

aye baaaaaallock dickiedead eye .

Doocey: ⏱ 17/01/2010

In fairness, not defending DikieBoy, but a deal between £1.5m and £2m is actually quite substantial. Not in the Premier League but 500k is often a transfer on it's own. For Newcastle though, it really shouldn't mean too much, but whether it's been the difference between us signing anyone and not, I really don't know.

Doocey: ⏱ 17/01/2010

In fairness, not defending DikieBoy, but a deal between £1.5m and £2m is actually quite substantial. Not in the Premier League but 500k is often a transfer on it's own. For Newcastle though, it really shouldn't mean too much, but whether it's been the difference between us signing anyone and not, I really don't know.

les: ⏱ 17/01/2010

newcastle are now gunna be linked with all the players we were linked with if beckford left and to be fair some of those are better than beckford more rounded players .to be fair to beckford he is staying also fair play to leeds who pretty much said he would.and of course newky fans didnt want him and leeds fans never when he put in a transfer wanted him either LOL well we are all happy now .personally i think he will do a job for us in league 1 and in championship if we get promoted and he stays i will bet newcastle wont sign him if they get promoted but WOLVES MIGHT IF THEY GET RELEGATED i have seen 95-6% of his games and he is not a premier league player but we have at least 3 years before that happens say what you will about big and small clubs leeds are 1 of the 15 or so big clubs newcastle been 1 too so we will be if we get promoted to coki champs 1 of the bigger clubs outside prem league so he at that point will be better of staying .my feeling is beckford will sign a new contract 3 years at leeds if we get promoted GOOD LOOK TO NEWCASTLE

les: ⏱ 17/01/2010

newcastle are now gunna be linked with all the players we were linked with if beckford left and to be fair some of those are better than beckford more rounded players .to be fair to beckford he is staying also fair play to leeds who pretty much said he would.and of course newky fans didnt want him and leeds fans never when he put in a transfer wanted him either LOL well we are all happy now .personally i think he will do a job for us in league 1 and in championship if we get promoted and he stays i will bet newcastle wont sign him if they get promoted but WOLVES MIGHT IF THEY GET RELEGATED i have seen 95-6% of his games and he is not a premier league player but we have at least 3 years before that happens say what you will about big and small clubs leeds are 1 of the 15 or so big clubs newcastle been 1 too so we will be if we get promoted to coki champs 1 of the bigger clubs outside prem league so he at that point will be better of staying .my feeling is beckford will sign a new contract 3 years at leeds if we get promoted GOOD LOOK TO NEWCASTLE

DavidNewcastle: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I think Beckford would be an average championship forward at best..nothing to get excited about.There are much better players around.If you look at the reserves of some of the premier league teams like Liverpool(who are top of the reserve league)and arsenal who’s youngsters are top notch.Steven Darby is a good right back could definitely leave on loan for the rest of the season,also Nathen Eccelstone is also a very promising young forward. Another place to look is Scotland.Celtic seem to be having a lot of problems keeping players(with the mass exodus in the last few days!)players such as Mcgeady,Hinkel and Crosas would be quality additions to our squad.rangers two most promising youngsters John Fleck and Danny Wilson have both rejected new contracts,and look likely to leave.These would be quality additions! I would as love to see Nickey Maynard in a Newcastle shirt with all the speculation mounting I hope to see him soon!

DavidNewcastle: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I think Beckford would be an average championship forward at best..nothing to get excited about.There are much better players around.If you look at the reserves of some of the premier league teams like Liverpool(who are top of the reserve league)and arsenal who’s youngsters are top notch.Steven Darby is a good right back could definitely leave on loan for the rest of the season,also Nathen Eccelstone is also a very promising young forward. Another place to look is Scotland.Celtic seem to be having a lot of problems keeping players(with the mass exodus in the last few days!)players such as Mcgeady,Hinkel and Crosas would be quality additions to our squad.rangers two most promising youngsters John Fleck and Danny Wilson have both rejected new contracts,and look likely to leave.These would be quality additions! I would as love to see Nickey Maynard in a Newcastle shirt with all the speculation mounting I hope to see him soon!

Bigchrisfgb: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I have said before that he wasn't worth £1m never mind between £2.5m-£3m, and I'm glad it looks like we are not getting him. I said before at the end of the day he is a League 1 striker who at 26 is in his prime years, and he isn't even the top scorer in League 1 and is well know to not play well in the big games, aside from Man Utd earlier this month. But to be honest I can see this as being a ploy to get more money out of Newcastle, I still think if we made a bid for £2m then Leeds would sell, I just hope we don't make anymore bids for him.

Bigchrisfgb: ⏱ 17/01/2010

I have said before that he wasn't worth £1m never mind between £2.5m-£3m, and I'm glad it looks like we are not getting him. I said before at the end of the day he is a League 1 striker who at 26 is in his prime years, and he isn't even the top scorer in League 1 and is well know to not play well in the big games, aside from Man Utd earlier this month. But to be honest I can see this as being a ploy to get more money out of Newcastle, I still think if we made a bid for £2m then Leeds would sell, I just hope we don't make anymore bids for him.

Bigchrisfgb: ⏱ 17/01/2010

David Newcastle, I think your right about looking at the youngsters who are in the reserves for the likes of Liverpool etc, taking them for the future would be rather good deals for us. I also agree with your comments about looking towards the yuongsters in Scotland, and the tp players there, However I don't think McGeady etc would join us, infact as soon as word came out that we made a bid for him, a Premiership club would steal him away from Celtic first. I do think Zander Diamond from Aberdeen would be worth looking at. I still hope we can get Simpson though.

Bigchrisfgb: ⏱ 17/01/2010

David Newcastle, I think your right about looking at the youngsters who are in the reserves for the likes of Liverpool etc, taking them for the future would be rather good deals for us. I also agree with your comments about looking towards the yuongsters in Scotland, and the tp players there, However I don't think McGeady etc would join us, infact as soon as word came out that we made a bid for him, a Premiership club would steal him away from Celtic first. I do think Zander Diamond from Aberdeen would be worth looking at. I still hope we can get Simpson though.

The Entertainers: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Calling all clubs with 'transfer rebels'. Having trouble with a player wanting to leave ? The answer? Inform him Newcatsle United are willing to enrole in transfer talks. Result= The player will take him self off the transfer list and continue to play for your club. See, Kilgallon & Beckford. Tomorrow hopefully will not show the cracks that have appeared over the last few weeks. Come on the Toon, i feel tomorrows game could be win or bust. (yeah sounds dramatic, but the WBA result could be the start of something very good or something very bad)

The Entertainers: ⏱ 17/01/2010

Calling all clubs with 'transfer rebels'. Having trouble with a player wanting to leave ? The answer? Inform him Newcatsle United are willing to enrole in transfer talks. Result= The player will take him self off the transfer list and continue to play for your club. See, Kilgallon & Beckford. Tomorrow hopefully will not show the cracks that have appeared over the last few weeks. Come on the Toon, i feel tomorrows game could be win or bust. (yeah sounds dramatic, but the WBA result could be the start of something very good or something very bad)

sirjasontoon: ⏱ 18/01/2010

I think the party is over now-can't see this team getting promoted....another Epic Fail by Mike Ashley. Expect another 2 weeks of club spin about fighting for the cause,our squad is together,Nicky Butt is our Leader,Solano looks 25 in training,We tried so hard to get players,blah blah zzzzzz

sirjasontoon: ⏱ 18/01/2010

I think the party is over now-can't see this team getting promoted....another Epic Fail by Mike Ashley. Expect another 2 weeks of club spin about fighting for the cause,our squad is together,Nicky Butt is our Leader,Solano looks 25 in training,We tried so hard to get players,blah blah zzzzzz

derekm: ⏱ 18/01/2010

Ask any Leeds fan - Beckford has a first touch that is appalling but makes up for this at league one level with blistering speed off the mark. At 26 the first thing to go will be this ability to burst from a standing start, so to bid more than £1.5 million for this type of player does'nt make long term sense. Equally if Danny Simpson's agent reckons he can get the sort of wages that Man Utd have had him on nowadays he is living in cloud cuckoo land - especially if you consider what he would be offered by man utd now that they are in serious financial difficulties. People slag off Ashley but being careful with what he leaves any new buyers makes complete sense, and the present squad is so settled and together if we have to go with what we've got and hope against many injuries then so be it.

derekm: ⏱ 18/01/2010

Ask any Leeds fan - Beckford has a first touch that is appalling but makes up for this at league one level with blistering speed off the mark. At 26 the first thing to go will be this ability to burst from a standing start, so to bid more than £1.5 million for this type of player does'nt make long term sense. Equally if Danny Simpson's agent reckons he can get the sort of wages that Man Utd have had him on nowadays he is living in cloud cuckoo land - especially if you consider what he would be offered by man utd now that they are in serious financial difficulties. People slag off Ashley but being careful with what he leaves any new buyers makes complete sense, and the present squad is so settled and together if we have to go with what we've got and hope against many injuries then so be it.

les: ⏱ 18/01/2010

WHY DONT PLAYERS WANT TO GO TO A SIDE THAT IS ALL BUT PROMOTED BACK TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE ?????????????????? ARE NEWCASTLE REALLY FALLEN GIANTS OR ARE THEY JUST FALLEN ?????????/

les: ⏱ 18/01/2010

WHY DONT PLAYERS WANT TO GO TO A SIDE THAT IS ALL BUT PROMOTED BACK TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE ?????????????????? ARE NEWCASTLE REALLY FALLEN GIANTS OR ARE THEY JUST FALLEN ?????????/

dave, leeds: ⏱ 18/01/2010

I agree with this article, he wouldnt cut it in the PL. As a Leeds fan, his laziness, fits of arogance and mood swings do my head in...but I forget all about that when he bangs them in! He has a fantastic record and can never be written off no matter how poor a game he seems to be having. He is ACE!!!

dave, leeds: ⏱ 18/01/2010

I agree with this article, he wouldnt cut it in the PL. As a Leeds fan, his laziness, fits of arogance and mood swings do my head in...but I forget all about that when he bangs them in! He has a fantastic record and can never be written off no matter how poor a game he seems to be having. He is ACE!!!

Killy Mag: ⏱ 18/01/2010

West Brom, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Cardiff. Our next 4 league games. The slippery slope starts tonite lads! 2 draws and the other 2 defeats. The transfer window will close without any new signings and player moral will hit rock bottom. You heard it here first...

Killy Mag: ⏱ 18/01/2010

West Brom, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Cardiff. Our next 4 league games. The slippery slope starts tonite lads! 2 draws and the other 2 defeats. The transfer window will close without any new signings and player moral will hit rock bottom. You heard it here first...

SimonLeedsFan: ⏱ 18/01/2010

Dave, Leeds is spot on. Beckford has great pace, which is all you need in League One. Honestly, I'm not even sure he would score many in the Championship, never mind the Premiership should you get promoted. That goal against our friends from across the Pennines epitomised the guy. A complete mis-control accounted for by sheer pace. Now that may get you the odd goal, but not the kind of return a newly-promoted club will need in the Prem. Here's to our teams playing each other soon, in the right bloody division!!

SimonLeedsFan: ⏱ 18/01/2010

Dave, Leeds is spot on. Beckford has great pace, which is all you need in League One. Honestly, I'm not even sure he would score many in the Championship, never mind the Premiership should you get promoted. That goal against our friends from across the Pennines epitomised the guy. A complete mis-control accounted for by sheer pace. Now that may get you the odd goal, but not the kind of return a newly-promoted club will need in the Prem. Here's to our teams playing each other soon, in the right bloody division!!

kev cressey: ⏱ 18/01/2010

good luck to newcastle a club like yours should be in englands top flight however i dont believe all you geordies who are suddenly saying that there glad beckford isnt coming to be honest your quite amazed that he wants to stay at leedsand i,m glad ken bates is in charge cause no other club gets our players for free anymore well done ken for sticking with it

kev cressey: ⏱ 18/01/2010

good luck to newcastle a club like yours should be in englands top flight however i dont believe all you geordies who are suddenly saying that there glad beckford isnt coming to be honest your quite amazed that he wants to stay at leedsand i,m glad ken bates is in charge cause no other club gets our players for free anymore well done ken for sticking with it

Shawy: ⏱ 18/01/2010

As a Leeds fan i am glad to see Becks remaining at Elland road till the end of the season, ok people say he's disrespectful to the club ect however we dont look like scoring without him. I think he would cut it in the championship and maybe help Newcastle to promotion however his pace would not be so dangerous in the premier and he would not get the chances he does. I think he would of been a good signing because as an impact player in the premier he would no doubt be dangerous. Beckford 2 mill out Going up 10 mill+, we are Leeds!

Shawy: ⏱ 18/01/2010

As a Leeds fan i am glad to see Becks remaining at Elland road till the end of the season, ok people say he's disrespectful to the club ect however we dont look like scoring without him. I think he would cut it in the championship and maybe help Newcastle to promotion however his pace would not be so dangerous in the premier and he would not get the chances he does. I think he would of been a good signing because as an impact player in the premier he would no doubt be dangerous. Beckford 2 mill out Going up 10 mill+, we are Leeds!