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Drove past Elland Road stadium yesterday.

It seems like the whole thing is getting re-clad. Anyone know anything about this?? Also massive advertising is being used on the big Family stand side. Looks very imposing
 

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namsingh said:
Drove past Elland Road stadium yesterday.

It seems like the whole thing is getting re-clad.
Thus disproving the old adage about what you can't polish...
 

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Interestingly, there are rumors starting to go around the Ken Bates could be announcing some major changes at Elland Road in the near future. One being a rebuild of the West Stand....
 

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Interestingly, there are rumors starting to go around the Ken Bates could be announcing some major changes at Elland Road in the near future. One being a rebuild of the West Stand....

Will this be done with some of the £24m he is wanting off Chelski for them nicking a couple of young players from us?!!

I think there needs to be some major changes to the team before anything else down LS11.
 

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If its possible to get a hold of the money at the moment, which will be a loan, then this is the right time to be doing any building work on the ground, while the crowds are low we can get away with putting most of the west stand out of action for a year. Bates clearly dosn't think much of the ground as it is, so I can see him being desperate to rebuild the west stand.
 

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South stand is getting a much needed re-clad,this has been going on for a couple of months now and due to improvements in the concourse is taking longer than anticipated,thus will not be ready for the opening game this saturday.
 

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Press conference at ER today at 11am. Must be some big news to warrant dragging the media down Beeston.

Perhaps Bates has won £250m in a Monaco Casino and has signed Gerrard, Terry, Henry and what is left of the Juve team.....................more likely that it is something to do with the ground. Perhaps plans to buy it back or the redvelopment of the west stand mentioned by LegEnd
 

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Must be a player cos we have let the player we signed from Millwall, David Livermore leave after about 11 days.

I hoping its Koumas but it will probably somebody we've never heard of.
 

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Its almost certainly going to be an off the pitch issue I think, there isn't enough interest in the club to call a press conference for signing a new player at the moment.

As normal WACCOE has gone into meltdown just as I'm wanting to read it to find out whats going :(
 

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LegEnd said:
Its almost certainly going to be an off the pitch issue I think, there isn't enough interest in the club to call a press conference for signing a new player at the moment.

As normal WACCOE has gone into meltdown just as I'm wanting to read it to find out whats going :(

Yep. WACCOE is on it knees at the moment!

Can't see it being a player either (when did we last hold a press conference for a signing?) unless we've signed the likes of Henry!
 

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Blatently taken from WACCOE so I do not accept responsibilty for the accuarcy:

Ken Bates has reported Chelsea to all the official bodies, in regards to the Woods/Taiwo transfers.
This seems to be in the hope that Chelsea will be deducted points. He said that big clubs are ignoring the rules and FIFA need to apply some rules to Chelsea, when asked how much compensation for the 2 players we wanted, Harvey said Chelsea say they only sign world class players, and just because they are under 16 it does not mean they are not world class, Chelsea have offered £400,000 for the 2, Bates said this was inadequate for a club that only signs world class players. Leeds said they would be happy with 50% of what Chelsea pay fro Ashley Cole for each player, ie about £25million for the two players. The football authorities have said they will try to expedite(?) the appeal as soon as possible.

Leeds want Chelsea banned from competitions, point deductions and banning of player registrations. This was a massive press conference, with all the national press and TV channels there, Leeds United have tried to get this across to a massive audience. It has been taken this far as Chelsea had till the 5PM 28th July to respond to the charges, Chelsea did not fax a reply till 7PM by which time it was too late for the Leeds United lawyers to do anything about it.


Don't you just love Ken Bates!!
 

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Finally Leeds come to their senses. As next and immidiate step Tottenham should be reported as well, for nicking Lennon way too cheaply. As the most talented English player now, surely he must cost at least double of Cole.
 

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This was on the waccoe forum. At least the the horrible bare concrete will be covered up.



I wish they would rip out those tacked on Executive boxes, they look crap and make the stand look tiny from inside the stadium.

 

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The south stand will be shut for 2 matches, Norwich which has passed and Palace next Sunday. After that the South Stand will be open again.
 
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