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Sorry for the lack of updates of late. Been extremely busy, and had little time spare to spend on line. It seems the only thing noteworthy, except the hotel and leisure complex Bates is building on our East Stand, is probably Fabian Delph.

Yet again it seems we’ve produced a brilliant youngster who oozes flair and ability, and yet again he’s being hounded by Premiership clubs who will stick him in the reserves for the next few years, perhaps loaning him to a lesser club in the meantime.

Leeds will definitely sell. In our current position, I fear it’ll be impossible for them to turn down the suggested £6,000,000 that the papers are touting. I would however hope they spark a bidding war and get a few extra million from the sale. The loan back agreement Arsenal are reported to have offered seems sensible too.

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The official site today is reporting on an Indian fan who has had a visa application turned down by the UK Government. Aravind Subramanian is a long time supporter of Leeds United, who has been a integral figure on many LUFC forums over the years, on which he goes by the common username SA. His emails to BBC Radio Leeds are often read out during post-match analysis too.

Aravind from Shannai, was hoping to travel to Leeds to watch his first ever game when we host Oldham this Saturday in our first clash of the season at Elland Road. However, despite being sponsered by a member of a Leeds United forum and submitting all required paperwork, SA has been sadly disappointed, by the refusal from the UK Government.

His case for entry has now been backed by Leeds CEO Shaun Harvey and local MP John Battle, but so far the decision to refuse him entry remains denied.

Here at SuperLeeds we’d like to wish him luck with his continued efforts to come and see The Whites, and hope the story has an happy ending.

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The Leeds United hate list is probably the longest, most colourful collection of has-been t***s ever written, so it seems fitting that injury-plagued, self obsessed w****r Harry Kewell should finally reach the dizzy heights of the number one spot.

Harry was already amongst the most hated players in the clubs history thanks to his determination to bankrupt the club when he left several years ago. However, he simply couldn’t pass the special few, who made annoying Leeds United fans into an art-form and surpassed even their own expectations with the levels to which they sank. These special, unique and thankfully ex-Leeds players are the Alan Smith’s and Kevin Nicholls’ of the world who have made topping the list there number one priority.

But, Harry Kewell has now used the ultimate trump card. Just when you thought slagging Leeds off whilst you were the captain of the club and demanding out, or moving to our fiercest rivals was the ultimate betrayal of Leeds United, Harry Kewell not only tops it, but sets a new standard for Worldwide self-obsessed, overpaid, narcissistic t***s to aim at.

If you have been living under a rock, then you won’t know that Harry Kewell achieved this feat by signing for Galatasaray; the club whose fans mocked our own following the killings of Kevin Speight and Christopher Loftus, two Leeds United fans who had travelled to Turkey simply to watch their team play in Europe. Galatasaray have since become the embodiment of everything Leeds United hate, and would even be considered by many Leeds fans to be more hated than Manchester United (scum.)

Congratulations Harry. I hope it pleases you to know how much grief you’ve probably caused Kevin and Christophers families by dragging this whole thing up once more. You can plead ignorrance, and claim it was simply a professional decsion, but even professional footballers aren’t stupid enough to move to a club so passionately hated by your previous one and expect no backlash.

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After scoring on his debut for Leeds at the weekend, Enoch Showumni could be the answer to Leeds United’s striker woes and provide us with the powerful forward presence Tresor Kandol should have, but ultimately failed to provide during his time at Elland Road.

The 6 ft 6 inch striker made his professional debut for Luton Town back in 2003, where he spent 3 years, made over 100 appearances but found the net only 14 times. His first season for Luton however earnt him much acclaim from the Town fans. Enoch showed plenty of skill and pace, and although he only notched up 7 goals in his 28 appearances that year, he did provide a spark that Luton fans had gravely missed. The end of the season saw him make his international debut for Nigeria. He came on as a sub and failed to make much of an impact. Enoch did get another chance to shine for his country, again coming on as a late sub against Jamaica, but he once more provided little in terms of World-class skill and not been recalled since.

In 2006 Showumni left Luton for Bristol City where he signed under the Bosman ruling. He made an excellent start to the season scoring on his first three appearances, but was ultimately to find himself on the bench for the majority of games as injuries held him back and Bristol’s other strikers shone. He did however notch up 13 goals and finish the season as Bristols second highest scorer.

Since then Enoch’s struggled to hold down a first team place and was subsequently loaned out to Sheffield Wednesday. Upon his return to Bristol, Enoch vowed to help the clubs promotion challenge and fight for a regular spot in the first team. He was however deemed unrequired by the club and has now signed a two-year deal with Leeds, where if his debut is anything to go by, I’m sure he’ll become an instant hit with the Elland Road faithful.

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Debut delight for Showumni

Debut delight for Showumni

Sorry for the lack of updates of late everyone. There were two people writing the site, but it seems it has now fallen solely down to myself, and I’ve been offline since the end of last season.

Anyway, with the bitter taste of Wembley still in the mouths of every Leeds fan around the world, it was important to get off to a good start and ensure we’ll be fighting for an automatic spot come May 2009. Leeds have never faired well at Wembley, and I don’t think us die-hards could bare another season in this division, or another trip to the smog.

Luckily, Gary McAllister’s lads provided us with the victory we needed, after falling 1-0 down early on. Leeds did very little to cause a threat in the first half, but came back after the break looking like a different side. New signing Showumni scored on his league debut to level the score at 1-1 before Leeds favourite Jermaine Beckford fired on to secure all three points.

A vintage second half performance as good as Leeds have given in years will have fans feeling much more optimistic about the forthcoming season, and perhaps help to wash away the bitter aftertaste of Wembley defeat.

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Leeds United are tonight firmly back in the hunt for promotion, following an excellent display of defending at the Keepmoat and a brilliant free-kick from on loan defender, Alan Sheehan.

An heroic performance from the Whites put them back into sixth place thanks to a wonder strike from recent signing Sheehan. The on loan left-back from Leicester dealt a bitter blow to Doncaster Rovers automatic promotion dreams, but ensured Leeds United are still promotion contenders.

Paul Green took down Jonathan Douglas at the edge of the area on the 20th minute, and Alan Sheehan stepped up for the free-kick. He struck it sweetly, curling it into the top left hand corner of former Leeds keeper, Neil Sullivan’s net.

Leeds then had to weather an attacking Doncaster Rovers enslaught, as they looked to restore parity. However, a bit of luck, some strong, determined defending from Leeds and a much improved Casper Ankergren kept the home side behind, and Leeds came away victors.

SuperLeeds.com man of the match – Alan Sheehan

Several players could have easily been picked for man of the match tonight, but Alan Sheehan has proved a quality loan signing, and worthy winner. He’s filled the left-back position that Leeds have been having problems with for a while. The goal alone makes him worthy of the man of the match, but he also worked hard all game to ensure Leeds kept a clean sheet and came away victors.

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Leeds United chairman - Ken BatesThe 15 point saga is set to be resolved by former High Court judge, Sir Philip Otton.

It is believed that Otton will head a three-man panel consisting of former Premier League chief executive Peter Leaver, and Peter Cadman who has appeared on a number of high-profile Premier League disciplinary commissions.

The news has yet to be officially confirmed, and Leeds have as yet refused to comment.

Leeds have seeked an independent review of the league’s decision since the beginning of the season, but the Football League refused Leeds’ request so the initial decision which was voted on by all the other 71 member clubs of the Football League stood.

Ken Bates feels the vote was unreasonable as the other clubs had a vested interest in Leeds losing points, therefore the decision was neither fair or unbiased. The League vigorously denied such claims, and refused to let the decision go to an independent arbitration panel until Leeds United issued a High Court writ on the Football League.

The arbitration hearing is set for the 14th of April, with other clubs fate possibly resting on the outcome too.

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