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LUFC On this day - July 10th

A look back at what happened on this day in recent history at Leeds United.

We start today with a couple of birthdays.
1927 - Don Revie
1974 - Gary Kelly

The Leeds United takeover saga looks unlikely to be sorted anytime soon as KPMG have announced they will be taking their time to assess the bids that have been made by prospective new owners for the club.

With the deadline coming at 5pm yesterday (Monday) evening, it now appears that anything up to 4 consortia may have expressed a firm interest in taking over a club that looked set to be re-acquired by former chairman Ken Bates until opposition arose from HM Revenue & Customs.

BBC online are now claiming that 2 out of the 4 interested parties have in fact joined forces, with Simon Franks, chairman of Redbus Investments and Simon Morris, the creator of 'saveleeds.com` now apparently tabling a joint bid which must surely be the best option for the club.

Jonathan Douglas leaves Leeds after failing to agree a new deal with the club. Douglas joins fellow League One side Swindon Town.

Ken Bates is far from happy after a Premiership club has snapped up another one of Leeds academy players.

16-year-old Luke Garbutt joined Everton this week despite being offered the chance of a scholarship and professional contract at Elland Road.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio Bates said, 'We're chasing matter with the Football League and the Premier League and we're seeking substantial compensation.'

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 10 2012

Time: 7:01AM


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