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LUFC - Leeds United review of February

LUFC - Leeds United review of February

It`s time for the monthly review of everything that went on at Elland Road during the month of February.

February was once again another busy month at Elland Road with the transfer window closing on the 2nd and five games to fit in.

The start of the month signals the end of the January transfer window, fans are hoping for lots of transfer activity but very little happens.
Loan player Richard Naylor joins permanently on a two and a half year contract from Ipswich and American trialist Mike Grella signs.

Leeds miss out on Derby County striker Liam Dickinson by fourteen minutes after not having the relevant paperwork to the Football League by 5pm.
They still intend on signing Dickinson when the loan window re opens on the 9th.

Veteran defender Paul Telfer has his contract terminated.

Leeds are relieved to hold onto Fabian Delph after all the rumours that he was going to leave the club in January.


Former Leeds favourite Glynn Snodin joins Simon Grayson`s coaching staff.

Leeds trip to Leyton Orient is called off due to heavy snow sweeping the country.

Fabian Delph wins the PFA 2up fans player of the month for the second time this season.

Lee Trundle extends his loan at the club for a further month keeping him at Elland Road till March 10th.

Jermaine Beckford scores two in front of the live Sky TV cameras to give Leeds a 2-0 against fellow promotion hopes Millwall, the game is overshadowed though by Jermaine Beckford`s elbow on the Millwall keeper which seems to make all the headlines!

Although Alan Wiley booked Beckford for the incident he now claims he never saw it which allows the FA to produce a loophole that means they can still charge him for the incident.

The FA originally release a statement saying no further action will be taken but then do a u-turn and charge Beckford with violent conduct and a three match ban.

Leeds decides not to appeal the charge and Beckford starts the ban with immediate effect.

The postponed fixture at Leyton Orient is re arranged for 7th April meaning Leeds will finish the season with seven games in twenty six days.


Leeds lose in the local derby at Huddersfield Town 1-0.

Carl Dickinson`s loan spell comes to an end and he returns to Stoke City.

Leeds put in a woeful performance at lowly Hereford United and go down 2-0, Lee Trundle misses a penalty that would have given them the lead.

Liam Dickinson who was due to join the club on the 21st suffers an injury at Derby County and the move is put on ice until he returns to full fitness.

Leeds fans come out on top in the Football League; with an average away support of 2,480 they have the highest average in the entire League.

After two disappointing away performances Leeds return to Elland Road against Cheltenham, two second half goals by Jon Howson give them all three points.

Leeds trio Jermaine Beckford, Fabian Delph and Richard Naylor are all short listed for the PFA 2up February player of the month award.

The Whites move into the play off positions after defeated fellow promotion hopes Scunthorpe United 3-2 in a thriller at Elland Road, Jermaine Beckford and Bradley Johnson give Leeds a 2-0 lead before a Gary Hooper brace gets the visitors all square. Jermaine Beckford scores his second of the afternoon to give Leeds all three points.
Bad news is the sending off of Jon Howson for two yellow cards and he will miss the match against another promotion hopeful Oldham Athletic on Monday.

Once again a very up and down month for Leeds but importantly they finish the month in the play off positions, lets hope March`s review will see Leeds firmly planted in the play off spots and fighting for automatic promotion.

What is sure is it`s not going to be an easy ride so buckle up and get ready for another rollercoaster month.


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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday March 4 2009
Time: 9:52PM

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