It feels like an age since Saturday’s win over Burnley but we’re now approaching our final game of the season. Here’s the news from this last week of the season.

The FA have delayed their decision on QPR’s Alejandro Faurlin case apparently because of the quantity of evidence being considered. Instead of releasing their verdict on Friday, the day before Leeds’ game against the league leaders, the FA will now release it after the final game of the season, though no date has been set. This means any points penalty would only be applied after QPR had celebrated receiving the Championship trophy on Saturday.

Leeds United and Burnley have been charged by the FA for “failing to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.” This follows a melee that broke out following a high challenge by Burnley’s Chris McCann on Max Gradel. McCann was booked following the incident as were Leeds players Eric Lichaj and Neil Kilkenny. There were five other yellow cards in the game. Both clubs have until 4pm on Friday 6th May to appeal.

Striker Luciano Becchio is set to undergo hamstring surgery next week. Becchio hasn’t played since his brief substitute appearance against Watford last month. In the unlikely event we should make the play-offs, his surgery will be delayed allowing him to take part, otherwise he will be back in time for pre-season.

Patrick Kisnorbo has returned to training recently and could be in contention for the squad to travel to QPR. Simon Grayson has confirmed he wants to keep Kisnorbo and that the Australian defender wants to stay. Grayson will be offering him a short term deal to check he has recovered 100%.

The manager has countered George McCartney’s claims that the squad have been tired going into the last few games, considering the dip in form to be a mental thing rather than physical. Grayson has also commented on the future of youngsters Tom Lees and Aidy White. He has refused to dismiss their chances for the first team but says there are clubs interested in taking them on loan next season. He has also praised Jonny Howson on making the provisional squad for England’s U21 European Championship campaign.

Finally, Leeds are the best supported team in the Football League this season with the highest average attendance (27,299) and the highest overall attendance (33,622 vs Sheffield United). The lowest attendance was 20,747 (higher than twelve Championship clubs highest gates) for the televised Monday night match against Cardiff City. We recorded higher average gates than nine Premier League clubs while thirteen Championship clubs have recorded their highest gates of the season against us. We’re not famous anymore!

5 Responses

  1. captaincrash

    The statistic that we have higher av gates than 9 prem clubs says it all to me.

    And as for on the pitch:

    Positive season, crap last 4/5 away games. Keep faith in SG and let’s go again in August.

  2. CJ

    F.A are a complete embarrassment. Once again they have a chance to show the footballing world cheating will not be tolerated, one again they bottle it. What a bunch of gutless cowards we have running our game.
    So Kisnorbo has been included in the squad? What’s the point?!
    Personally, I would send him on his way.
    When we signed him, he had just recovered from a long-term injury so it was no surprise that he’s again been out for a year. Kisnorbo’s Leeds career is totally over-rated. People forget, at times he was as inconsistent as any of our defenders. We don’t need Kisnorbo clogging up the treatment room for another year.

  3. Stupot

    Clearly we need a new chairman, one who is not a crook. Not suggesting we invest money, as a club, we dont have, just saying dont lavish it on yourself Ken !
    Clearly we need a new manager, one who has heard of defence as a quite useful strategy.
    Clearly we need a new scouting system, never again should the streets of Ipswich be lined with celebrating fans when we sign a defender from the likes of them.
    lets be honest, the fan base is financing ken’s wine soaked death tax exile pool.
    We are been sucked dry by a uncaring lizard.

  4. KohSamuiWhites

    Just like to say thanks for all your informed and intelligent coverage of Lufc related topics you,ve covered over the season.Far and away the best Leeds site on the web,thanks again and keep up the good work.

  5. Tim Wilsom

    QPR verdict out right before the game…Great, they should be in high spirits


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