LUFC On This Day - July 16th
A look back at what has happened at Leeds United on July 16th in recent history.
1957 Keith Edwards (60)
Dennis Wise is taking the side to Germany for three games and he names his twenty-man squad.
Wise includes a number of trialists. Goalkeepers Nick Hamman and Scott Loach travel with the squad as well as David Prutton, Leon Constantine and Curtis Weston.
Leeds start their three game tour of Germany with a game against Union Berlin on the 18th.
Hamman, Loach, Richardson, Marques, Heath, Lewis, Thompson, Prutton, Douglas, Kandol, Beckford, Constantine, Weston, Carole, Bayly, Howson, Westlake, Delph, Elliott, Parker.
Billy Paynter scores his first goal since signing for Leeds from Swindon Town in the summer. Paynter scores the only goal of the game as Leeds win 1-0 in Slovakia against MFK Kosice.
Leeds finish their two game tour of Scotland with their second win after a 2-1 win over Scottish Premier League side Motherwell.
Ramon Nunez and Alex Bruce are on target for Leeds in the second half after trailing at half time.
Leeds boss Simon Grayson bans the clubs players from using the social networking site Twitter after Davide Somma revealed his injury on his page.
Speaking after the win over Motherwell, Grayson said, em>'I am hugely disappointed in the manner that it has come out.
'The club have a policy with any social networking sites from leaking any sort of information and it shouldn`t have come out in that manner.
'From now on all players will be banned from that network, it`s caused too many problems for other clubs and their players.
'If anyone is caught using it there will be major implications.'
Whilst he was disappointed with Somma breaking the news, Grayson admitted that the striker faced a lengthy spell on the sidelines after tearing his cruciate ligament.
Coventry City boss Andy Thorn says midfielder Sammy Clingan is not for sale. Leeds had been strongly linked with the midfielder who remained with Coventry throughout the season.
Elsewhere in transfer rumours, Sheffield United are not interested in a swap deal, which would see Billy Paynter move to Bramall Lane in exchange for Nick Montgomery.
Sky Sports are reporting that Norwich City have made a fresh bid for Leeds United captain Robert Snodgrass.
Norwich failed with two bids last summer to prize the Scotland international winger away from Elland Road but Sky say that their sources have been told that they have come in with another bid.
Jamaican international midfielder Rodolph Austin says he would like a move to Leeds United.
Austin was on target for his Norwegian side SK Brann on Sunday in their 6-2 win and speaking on Norwegian TV channel TV2 after the game, Austin Said, 'I am 27 years now, and I think the timing is right. It is between the clubs. If I can go to Leeds, that is something I would like.
'I don`t know if this was my last game here, but if it was then it was a perfect way to finish'.
Reports broke on Friday that Leeds were interested in taking the Norwegian player of the year to Elland Road.
Austin is in the final year of his current contract at Brann and he enjoyed a trial with Leeds boss Neil Warnock during his time at Queens Park Rangers. Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post on Friday, Warnock said, Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Warnock said, 'He`s a player I had at QPR. I had him over for a week and he`s a smashing lad.
'I`ve always liked him, but it`s always been a bit too much money. The last time I spoke to them, it was around the £2m mark.
'But his contract runs out in December and he`s one that we are looking at as well as several others.'
Austin looked emotional after netting his goal in the win over Odd Grenland on Sunday afternoon and he spent time at the end of the game applauded fans on all four sides of the ground.
Leeds have already been reported as having a bid turned down for Austin but they are expected to go back in with another bid for the player who is out of contract in December.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that he is interested in Leeds United out of contract defender Aidan White.
White is still training with Leeds despite coming to the end of his contract at the end of June.
The 20 year old has already been linked with the Scottish champions this summer and speaking in the Daily Express, Lennon said, 'I am going with what I have unless we can get something in.
'He is a possibility and is one who interests us but that is as far as we have taken it so far.'
Leeds boss Neil Warnock admitted last week that he was still unsure what the future held for White despite the youngster returning for pre-season training at Thorp Arch last Wednesday.. Speaking on Yorkshire Radio after the first day back last week, Warnock said, 'Aidy`s offer has now expired, so I am not sure if he is just keeping himself fit. I just haven`t had time to talk to him because there has been too much else to do.'
Former Leeds United goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has returned to the club in a coaching role.
The 43-year-old, who helped Doncaster Rovers return to the championship last season, turned down the offer of a new deal with Doncaster to return to Elland Road.
Sullivan made 110 appearances for Leeds between 2004 and 2007 before leaving to join Doncaster.
The former Scotland goalkeeper returns to Leeds in the role of academy goalkeeping coach.
Leeds trip to Reading on Tuesday September 17th has been moved back 24-hours to Wednesday September 18th.
The clash has been moved back 24-hours due to Reading playing Brighton and Hove Albion in front of the live Sky TV cameras on Sunday September 15th.
Leeds United went down to a second defeat in a row during their Slovenian tour, this time against Hungarian side Ferencvaros.
Leeds enjoyed the best chances but they were caught out just after half time. Ross McCormack went closest to scoring for Leeds and they had two clear-cut penalties turned down by the referee.
Brian McDermott once again used the vast majority of his squad. The Leeds boss used 19 players with Noel Hunt missing out with a groin strain.
Matt Smith had a good early chance but he lifted his effort over the crossbar after getting in behind the Ferencvaros defence.
Ferencvaros closest effort in the opening fifteen minutes was when Paddy Kenny made a good save to deny Somalia.
The game settled down and it was past the half hour before the next chance when Rodolph Austin saw his shot sail wide.
Shortly afterwards, Ross McCormack forced the Ferencvaros goalkeeper into a good save from a free kick.
Austin then had another effort on goal, this time deflected for a corner.
Leeds were then denied what looked a clear penalty when Rodolph Austin was brought down after a powerful run on the stroke of half time.
Leeds started the second half where they had left off when McCormack fired wide after good work by Luke Varney.
Luke Murphy then forced the Ferencvaros goalkeeper into a good save as Leeds enjoyed the best of the game.
Shortly afterwards against the run of play, Ferencvaros took the lead when a sharp turn and shot by Daniel Bode beat Kenny in the Leeds goal.
Kenny then had to be on his toes to deny Somalia netting a second for Ferencvaros.
Leeds then made eight changes on 62 minutes with just Paddy Kenny, Zac Thompson and Luke Varney remaining on the pitch from the eleven that started the game.
David Norris had an early opportunity following the substitutions but his effort cleared the crossbar.
Aidy White then saw an effort blocked as Leeds searched for an equaliser.
Leeds were then denied what looked like another clean-cut penalty when Stephen Warnock was clearly pushed inside the area but once again, the referee waved away the Leeds appeals.
Minutes later, Warnock was booked for a foul on the edge of the Leeds area, his second in two games. From the following free kick, Ferencvaros saw their effort clear the crossbar.
Leeds now return to England ahead of a trip to Walsall on Saturday.
Starting (first 60 minutes)
Kenny, Thompson, Peltier, Pearce, Drury, Tonge, Austin, Murphy, McCormack, Varney, Smith
(From 60 minutes)
Kenny, Thompson, Lees, Pugh, Warnock, Green, Norris, Brown, White, Poleon, Varney.
Leeds home game with Sheffield Wednesday in October is the latest to be moved to accommodate live TV coverage.
The game on Saturday October 4th will now kick off at the earlier time of 12.15pm and it will be shown live by Sky TV.
The game against the Owls is the fourth involving Leeds to be chosen by Sky in the opening few months of the season. Leeds first home game against Middlesbrough as well as the trips to Birmingham City and Rotherham United will also be shown by Sky.
Danny Pugh has joined Coventry City following his release by Leeds United at the end of last season.
The 31-year-old left back has signed a one-year deal with the League One club.
Pugh was released by Leeds after three years with the club in his second spell at Elland Road, making 119 appearances in total.
Leeds United made it back-to-back wins in Ireland with a 3-0 win at Shamrock Rovers.
Leeds went ahead early in the game. Marcus Antonsson scored his first goal in Leeds colours when he slotted home after good work from Ronaldo Vieira.
Chris Wood doubled Leeds lead just past the half hour when he scored from the penalty spot following a foul on Kemar Roofe.
Antonsson netted his second for Leeds to make it 3-0 before the hour when he headed home a Charlie Taylor cross.