As every man out there who is married or in any kind of long-term relationship will tell you, whether you like it or not, we’re all controlled by our better halves. Sure, we try to protest occasionally and will always try to kid ourselves and our friends that we’re the one’s actually wearing the trousers, but deep down, we know the last real decision we made was long before that thumbprint appeared on our foreheads.

That’s why the following tweet from Katie Stockdale – the better half of Leeds United target David Stockdale – is so significant.

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It seems extremely unlikely that Fulham will loan a player out to a Premier League club and with David getting very few opportunities at the cottage, Leeds United may be his best option for first team experience.

Considering he was born and raised in Leeds, the proposed move also represents a homecoming for himself and his homesick missus.

The deal then, seems inevitable. A season-long loan, with some kind of recall clause should Fulham require his services is the most likely outcome. The Cottagers have loaned Stockdale out three times over the last three seasons and while ever they can’t provide him with game time, it’s a trend that is almost certain to continue.

  • Jamie T

    I think I’m right in saying that I know Katie’s dad well and he’s a great pal of my old man too. He’s Leeds daft so hopefully be putting some pressure on – I expect this to happen 100% in the next day or so – both West Leeds raised so it’s natural to want to come back to this great city! MOT

  • kev

    good keeper,but again gona come down to wages !! but times running out now and they need to get an experience keeper in,this whole summer is becoming a joke,even the media are starting to say we’re relegation possabilities !!

    • Dave

      I agree, this summers transfer activity has been a joke, but i haven’t seen us touted as relegation possibilities anywhere other than over reacting fans. Certainly not in the media.

  • Tyler 75

    A season long loan would be fine as he’s a quality ‘keeper (and potentially a permanent acquisition if we go up) but its the ‘recall clause’ that worries me. However with Sky reporting that a deal for Michael Brown is ‘imminent’and Paddy being handed a 2 year deal, things are starting to look more promising.

  • Dje

    I’d just like to say in advance of a flurry of “we don’t want loan players they don’t show commitment”-esque comments – he’s a keeper.

    Anyone who has ever played – willingly, that is – in goal will know that you have to be a bit mad, a bit psychotic, a bit screwed up in the head that takes conceding entirely as a personal slight and blames the nearest defender in such gob-smakingly vitriolic spleen of betrayal that you’d assume he was Ryan Gigg’s brother and the defender in question is a sheepish looking Giggs caught sniffing his sister-in-laws knickers.

    You don’t do goalkeeping half-heartedly, it doesn’t really work like it does for the preening ego of strikers sulking about a lack of supply, or wingers stropping abut linesmen taking a personal dislike to them.

    Could be good.

    • Gryff

      :D

      I agree.

  • Bubionwhite

    Sign him Simon … preferrably on a permanent contract with some of KB’s hard earned dosh, or on a season long loan with an option to sign full time.

  • trueyorxman

    He is a quality keeper and a down to earth lad. Not like Kasper, who got chauffered to training everyday and went straight off home without ever integrating with the rest of the squad. Players glad to see back of him

  • Dubai White

    Seems even more likely as Fulham have just signed a new goalkeeper.

    Come on Stocky lets see you in a Leeds Shirt!!

  • CJ

    Stockdale might be Leeds born & raised but he’s a big HUDDERSFIELD TOWN supporter. I work with somebody who knows him well & apparently, he really hates Leeds United.
    That said, I hope we sign him because he’s a decent keeper. His feelings on Leeds are irrelevant. I remember when we signed Lee Chapman. He was quoted as saying he hated Leeds as a youngster. Chappie went on to become a Leeds legend!

  • kev

    just signed micheal brown,what do u think? suppose if it’s experience and knowledge it’s good whats his fitnes like 34 years young ?

  • Gryff

    I wonder what Reaper thinks? If he reads this?

  • Mike

    We need some good news, no Smith (yet), no Bowyer, no Woodgate, just a stop-gap keeper and a 34 year old!
    Lets hope we see some of our youth getting a chance, the way things are going, that might be our only hope!