The ups and downs of LUFC will replace the LUFC news in brief round-ups I’ve being doing every couple of days. The posts will generally be a quick round-up of all the Leeds United related news from other sites, newspapers and so on.

There’s only one Robert Snodgrass

There’s a rumour circulating today of a £500,000 bid from Everton for Robert Snodgrass. Snoddy seems to have caught the attention of a lot of clubs after his impressive performance against Liverpool in the League Cup, but did sign a long-term contract with the Whites at the start of the season. Snodgrass has recently spoken of his desire to help Leeds back to the Premier League too, so any move seems unlikely.

Robert Snodgrass has also withdrawn himself from the Scotland squad that will play Japan in Yokohoma on Saturday. It was Snodgrass’ first call-up to the Scotland team but he still hasn’t recovered from the injury he sustained during the 1-1 draw with Carlisle.

Forest target Sheehan

Nottingham Forest are reportedly looking to make a move for out-of-favour, Alan Sheehan who is currenly on loan at Oldham Athletic. It’s claimed that Billy Davies will make a loan offer for Sheehan with a view to buy when the January transfer window opens.

Man City dispute settled amicably

Leeds United and Manchester City have settled their dispute over the signings of Louis Hutton and George Swan. The two 14 year olds were captured by the Eastlands club at the beginning of the season and it looked like the whole thing would end up being settled by the Football Compensation Committee after Leeds rejected Man City’s offer of £50,000.

No details of the agreement have been revealed by either club, but Leeds United have said an “amicable private agreement” has been reached. You’d expect a fair sum given that it’s Bates they were negotiating with who would quite happily have taken the whole thing to court.

Doyle wants to stay at Leeds

Coventry City loanee, Michael Doyle has revealed how he’d like to make a permanent move to Leeds United. The midfielder has created an impressive partnership with Jonny Howson this season and looks to be enjoying his time at Elland Road.

The 28-year-old is on-loan at Elland Road for the entire season and is eager to see Leeds promoted and earn a permanent deal. Speaking to the Telegraph & Argus, Doyle said;

“I want to stay at Leeds – there are no two ways about it. “But if we don’t get promoted, I don’t think there will be any chance of me staying. It’s just that the club want promotion and I want to be promoted with them.

“Hopefully at the end of the season the manager will come to me and say ‘we want to keep you’ but that’s a long way off and I am sure it is a long way from his thoughts at the moment.

“He knows he has got me here for the season and I would love to stay but we’ll just have to wait and see how things work out.

“You cherish playing for clubs like this, so I will grasp every minute, enjoy it and hopefully have a winners’ medal at the end of the season.

“From the first day I arrived at Leeds, everyone has been fantastic to me – players, staff and fans.”

Football League snubs Grayson, again! 

The Football League have once again snubbed Simon Grayson and handed the manager of the month award to the boss of Bristol Rovers. No disrespect to the winner, Paul Trolloppe, but his team aren’t sitting at the top of the division, nor are they the only undefeated team in the country.

Could be worse though, Simon. You could have a silly surname like Trolloppe – or you could have just been battered 5-1 by Norwich!

  • Tim

    We really ought to get Sheehan back now he’s had some games. He hasn’t been sent off once this season yet, which must be some kind of record!!

  • Tim

    The last thing we want is Larry getting the MOTM award. We’ll keep the unbeaten record thanks…..

    I assume the reason is that the other recipients are deemed more worthy as they have less talent and fund to work with?!

    • TSS

      No, the difference is that Larry is the boss of Leeds United and the Football League hate us.

      I’m not bitter… Honest!

  • Kernow

    Who makes up stuff like the Everton bid? He’s going nowhere. This is how it’ll pan out for the rest of the season – Leeds player has a good spell = PL club putting together a bid.

    • TSS

      That rumour has come from The People, via TribalFootball – neither of which are the most reliable of sources but you never know.

      Can’t see there being much truth to it either, but his performance against Liverpool and call-up to the Scotland squad are certain to turn a few heads. £500k is a fee we can easily turn down though, so that’s not going to tempt the LUFC management.

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