|At least Diouf wants to play for Leeds...unlike Snodgrass!|
Sun 12th Aug 2012 19:34
Leeds fans hit the boos when the "Sewer Rat" met "The Big S***".
So Neil and El Hadji have put aside their differences over 90 minutes at some function or other!
It's amazing what being skint and hamstrung of any serious resources in the transfer market can do to ones memory.
Beggars cant be choosers and all that! El Hadji Diouf to Leeds was first mooted before the final whistle shrilled on last season and the response from the fans was not that favourable. I edged my beats personally, acknowledging that despite his ability Diouf was perhaps more trouble than he was worth.
He just seems to be an individual who courts more controversy that let his football do the talking, whether it be night club fracas's or the well publicised spitting incidents, surely for a player who has spent nine years I this country should know that spitting is a cultural taboo in our green and pleasant land?
Then there was the il-advised public praise of former Libyan despot Col Gadaffi, before Gadaffi met his grisly end in a Tripoli gutter.I could go on about Diouf's many alleged crimes to humanity but I'm due back in work tomorrow morning at nine!
However in the cold light of day,I'm actually delighted he has come to Leeds and I hope he gets at least a year to prove himself!Due to the takeover situation, Warnock has been denied his stellar signings, Diouf was both cheap and available.
More importantly he wanted to come to Leeds, he said so publically. Undoubtedly a wealthy man, he reportedly was costing Doncaster Rovers a mere Â£2k per week.
Let's think back to his previous visit to ER, putting the tunnel fracas aside, Diouf was by a country-mile the best player on the pitch on that day, including a certain Robert Snodgrass.
Unlike Snodgrass, Diouf wants to start the 2012/13 season in a Leeds shirt.
So why boo the lad? Yes he might not be everyones cup of tea, but let's give him a chance? If he steps out of line ,then we should get rid but just imagine over the next few weeks when we roll up at grounds that only fill up for Leeds matches with the "We all hate Leeds" saddos, Diouf will give us an extra dimension and seeing how he rose above the abuse we gave him about his hair style, his wife etc last February, he is a player with the rare commodity who can actually handle the pressure in a Leeds shirt.
Dont be a moron and boo him, dont invent a new Elland Road bogeyman in place of Bates! give him a break!