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Leeds United players’ wages not paid and club ‘hopes to avoid administration’

Leeds United players’ wages not paid and club ‘hopes to avoid administration’

By Joseph Keith Leeds United players have not been paid their wages for March, amid a row over who should be funding the wage bill. However, there are now unconfirmed reports from PFA Chief Gordon Taylor that the players will receive a “proportion of their wages” from prospective buyer Massimo Cellino today and that players “agreed to defer wages” this morning. […]

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Leeds United refuse to comment on administration rumours

Leeds United refuse to comment on administration rumours

    By Mark Kielesz-Levine Leeds United today failed to quash rumours that the club may enter administration. There has been speculation that the club is suffering financially in the wake of Cellino’s failed takeover of the club, which was blocked by the Football League 0n Monday. It was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that the club may not be […]

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Leeds United: “Club will find a solution”

Leeds United: “Club will find a solution”

By Joseph Keith Leeds United will continue negotiations between Massimo Cellino’s company Eleonora Sport Limited and the Football League, after the prospective club buyer failed their Owners’ and Directors’ Test.  The club issued a statement saying: “The club and its shareholders are disappointed at the decision of the Football League not to approve Massimo Cellino as a director of Leeds United FC. […]

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Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Four girls from a Leeds school have won a national table tennis title – the first in 20 years. Nicole Finn, 18, of Cookridge, Ellen Auty, 17, of Cookridge, Eden Philipott, 15, of Cookridge, and Sammy Parker, 15, of Horsforth, who all attend Horsforth School, travelled to Hinckley, Leicestershire on Saturday to compete at the Butterfly National School […]

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Wrestlers invade Garforth

Picture Courtesy of Stuart Glossop

By Alex Rhodes A packed crowd watched as a Leeds based wrestling company put on a performance of a lifetime in Garforth yesterday. Grapple Wrestling descended on the Miner’s Welfare Hall to showcase the skills of their talented athletes. There were a variety of matches including a mixed tag match and a ‘Commoners Rumble’ where wrestlers attempted to eliminate each […]

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Prospective Leeds United owner fails FL Owners’ and Directors’ Test

The East Stand of Leeds United's Elland Road stadium.

By Joseph Keith The Football League have announced that Massimo Cellino, current owner of Serie A club Cagliari, has failed their Owners’ and Directors’ Test and therefore cannot complete his proposed buy out of Leeds United. A statement on the governing body’s website says: “Having fully considered the matter, the Board agreed unanimously that the decision of the Italian Court does […]

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Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Almost 12,000 people have been picked to take part in a historical project that will see them helping alongside some of the world’s best cyclists in July’s Tour De France Grand Départ. Successful applicants were informed on Friday they would be part a part of Tour De France history, after standing out in the application process amongst the […]

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11,000 darts fans head to Leeds for first ever Premier League match

11,000 darts fans head to Leeds for first ever Premier League match

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram Premier League Darts will be making its Leeds debut at the First Direct Arena tonight.             Arena press officer Rebecca Armstrong said: “Hosting the event is absolutely brilliant and a great honour.” The game, expected to attract 11,000 fans, will feature defending champion Michael van Derwen, who will being playing against Scotsman […]

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Leeds United demand decision from Football League

Leeds United demand decision from Football League

By Mark Kielesz-Levine The lawyers of the current owners of Leeds United have written to the Football League to demand an answer regarding the Cellino takeover bid by the end of today. The club believes that the delay from the Football League is stopping the club’s ability to progess. Gulf Finance House’s lawyers have also stated that the Football League’s […]

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Former Leeds United player arrested in London

Cantona playing for Leeds on his debut vs Oldham in 1992.

By Mark Kielesz-Levine Former Leeds United player Eric Cantona has been cautioned for common assault after an incident in London yesterday, The Telegraph has reported. The ex footballer and recently turned actor, accepted the caution but it is not known if the victim will press charges. The Metropolitan Police have said in a statement: “Police were called to  Regents Park Road, NW1, […]

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