Leeds United, the unlikely stars, never
DATE: 13.05.2016 - SOCCERVOICE - NEWS - SEASON 2016-17
this would be the season to see the former greats back in the
Premier League again, but it never happened
The greatest players of Leeds United will always be remembered as
they became heroes in white, but a number of players who also played
for Leeds were much like "guys in disguise" while at Elland Road.
They were like "ghosts in wrong clothes" as they appear as "legends"
elsewhere. Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler will for always be Liverpool
heroes, but they both also played at Leeds, but never will be
remembered as "heroes".
Rio Ferdinand never did anything wrong in a Leeds shirt, but his
life in football is mostly about his time at Manchester United where
he was part of a historical time in football, and maybe one of the
greatest defenders ever to play for "Red Devils".
Players such as Fabien Delph, Aron Lennon and
James Milner are all players coming through the acadmey at Leeds
United. All of them gifted talents with an England career, and they
were all sold to "bigger and better".
A name that always turns up as a "misfit" is Swedish international
Thomas Brolin, who joined Leeds from Parma, after a great career
with the Italians and in the Swedish national team.
A name that turned up and that must be said to be forgotten was Seth
Johnson. At the time when Leeds bought him he was an England
international and the future looked bright, but at Leeds it never
happened for Johnson.
A former England great Mark Hateley also turned up at Leeds, playing
on loan from Queens Park Rangers in the year of 1996.
You could go on and on about Leeds United and their "vasted" or
"sold" talent, and of course Nick Barmby comes to mind. England
international and mostly known for his great days at Tottenham
If you go back a bit you also had players such as Kenny Burns, Frank
Worthington and Peter Barnes. All loved and fondly remembered for
their great days with clubs such as Nottingham Forest, Leicester
City and Manchester City.
John McGovern is another, brought to Leeds by Brian Clough, after
being a key player at Derby, winning the league and later captain at
Nottingham Forest doing just the same, winning the league.
McGovern's time at Leeds was like a book of "Swedish world war
Garry Monk is a manager that could get the club back to the top and
hopefully he will be given the time to build on this season and
start the climb back to the "Holy Land" where they belong. But then
he must be able to "keep talent" and not collect more "unlikely
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