The ups and downs of LUFC: Tresor Kandol, Swindon Town, Max Gradel TSS November 5, 2009 Leeds United 12 Comments Tres banned for three matches Tresor Kandol has been handed a three match ban for the shoving match that followed our 4-0 victory over Yeovil Town last Saturday. According to Sky Sports, Tres lashed out at Yeovil striker Sam Williams. Tres has accepted the charge of violent conduct and the ban will begin with this weeks FA Cup tie against Oldham Athletic. Although I was leaving the stadium at the time and couldn’t really make out what was going on, it looked like a petty pushing match more than anything serious. I know Tres has accepted the charge, but I’m suprised it’s actually come to this. Then again, this is Leeds United and the FA do seem to have a soft spot for us. Swindon Town game postponed The game against Swindon Town has been postponed due to international call-ups from the Leeds United squad. Rui Marques and Patrick Kisnorbo have been called up by their country, whilst Lubomir Michalik is on standby. Alan Martin will also play a part in the Scotland U21’s match. George Burley will also announce his squad tomorrow and Robert Snodgrass will be hopeful of another call-up after injury kept him out last time. On-loan Wolves striker, Sam Vokes may also be selected for the Welsh side. Much like the Bristol game that was postponed, there seems to be a lot of maybes. We aren’t the only team in this division with international players (there’s a lot of U21’s in this league for a start), yet we seem to be the only one that needs to cancel matches, despite the fact we have the biggest squad. It also doesn’t look like we’ll lose too many first team players – 2-3 at the most. So there’s absolutely no reason why this game shouldn’t go ahead as planned. My major grievance is that I – like many other fans no doubt – had already made arrangements for the Swindon game and this just doesn’t seem like a valid excuse for postponement. Our next League One game is now Brighton on the 21st of November, which I’m half expecting to be changed as well. Leeds United have a bit of a reputation at the seaside, so there’s always a chance they’ll move it to the Friday night, or an earlier kick-off Saturday. Why even bother releasing a fixture list if it means nothing? Leeds keen to keep Max It’s been confirmed that Leeds United have approached Leicester with a view to extending his current loan period. The current agreement keeps him at Elland Road ’til the middle of this month, but Leeds would like to extend the deal until January. Leeds have also asked Leicester for permission to play Max in the FA Cup tie against Oldham this weekend. No decision has been made by the Foxes as yet, so fingers crossed for both.