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P
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1 Leicester 41 37 83
2 Peterborough 41 24 81

3 Millwall 41 13 76
4 MK Dons 40 31 72
5 Leeds United 40 22 71
6 Scunthorpe 39 17 67

7 Southend 41 -2 64
8 Tranmere 40 11 63
9 Oldham 41 2 59
10 Stockport 41 5 57
11 Colchester 41 -1 57
12 Huddersfield 41 -6 57
13 Walsall 41 -4 55
14 Bristol Rovers 39 17 54
15 Leyton Orient 40 -11 48
16 Hartlepool 41 -9 46
17 Yeovil T 40 -23 46
18 Swindon T 41 -4 45
19 Carlisle 41 -14 44
20 Crewe 41 -18 44

21 Northampton 39 -1 42
22 Brighton 39 -20 36
23 Hereford 39 -29 33
24 Cheltenham 40 -37 31

Leeds United Players - 2003-04 Relegation Season
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Goalkeepers

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

Robbo, England's No. 1

Paul Robinson
Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 1
International: England full & U-21

Understudy to Nigel Martyn for several seasons under David O'Leary, he was given his chance by Terry Venables during the 2003-03 season. He never looked back and the displaced England keeper, Nigel Martyn left the club on 31st August, 2003 to seek first-team football at Everton.
Paul Robinson also established himself during the 2002-03 as a member of the full England squad having been a regular England U-21 keeper previously
"Robbo" was brought up in Beverley, Humberside and was a childhood Manchester United fan (see, all great men have feet of clay).
During the summer of 2003 close season, the Board of Leeds United plc agreed to sell Robbo for a derisory £3.25m fee, to O'Leary's new club, Aston Villa . The deal eventually fell through, ostensibly over personal terms. However, Robbo had had a public fallout with the new Chairman of Leeds United plc, Prof John McKenzie over the proposed sale. He said he felt he was being forced out to help pay Leeds United's monumental debts. McKenzie denied this. Both did their talking through the media. It was clear if the two talked to each other, rather than the media, the matter would have been seen as a misunderstanding due to misquoting in the press.
There is no doubt most people saw the fee as a bargain, and Leeds fans were outraged that the club would accept such a low fee. Many felt Robbo was waiting for Man Utd or Arsenal to make a bid (both would later sign new keepers, Tim Howard and Lehmann), after all Aston Villa only finished one place above Leeds in 02-03 and while O'Leary claimed Robbo "loved him" (in a non-biblical way), he never gave him the chance to play a game in his final season as Leeds manager (2001-02).
Eventually Robbo stayed, however, at the start of next season (2004-05) when he only has two years left on his contract, we will see what fallout remains of the bitter dispute when Leeds try to persuade him to sign an extension. Only then may we regret the decision to let Nigel Martyn go to pastures new, although we do have several good young goalies at the club.

3rd Sept, 2003

Update: 13th May - Leeds agree a sale of Paul to Spurs for a paltry £2,000,000. Not much for an England International keeper we have nutured since he was 14 years of age. But we can't afford the Ridsdale wages he is on. Cheers, Peter, you septic asswipe.


Danny Milosevic

Danny Milosevic

Danny Milosevic
Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 26
International: Australia U-23

Signed from Perth Glory on 20th Jan, 2000 for just £ 100,000 by David O'Leary, Danny was born in Carlton, Australia. The 6' 3" goalkeeper is a regular for the Olyroos, Australia's Olympic squad but has not broken into the Leeds first team due to the presence of two England goalkeepers, Martyn and Robinson.
But as Nigel Martyn has now moved on to Everton, Danny now has the job of deputising for Paul Robinson. Danny has been an unlucky keeper, loan periods with Crewe and Plymouth last season both ending prematurely due to injury. Let's hope Aussie Danny didn't pick up any unpleasant similarities from fellow Australian Harry Cruel during their time together.

Danny was released from his contract at the end of September 2003. This followed Nigel Martyn leaving Leeds to go to Everton. Danny lost the newly available reserve keeper's jersey to Scott Carson, who is younger. With the writing on the wall and Leeds keen to save money, Danny was released.


Scott Carson

Scott Carson

Scott Carson
Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 40
International: England Youth, U-21

Born in Whitehaven on 3rd September, 1985, Scott already has a number of England representative honours to his credit. He is said to command his area.
Following the departure of Nigel Martyn to Everton at the start of the 2003-04 season Scott leap-frogged Danny Milosevic for the Reserve keeper's jersey. Despite his lack of experience, in October 2003 Scott was selected for the England U-21 squad!

Scott made his full-match first team debut in the 1-1 draw against Man Utd at Old Trafford on 21st Feb, 2004.
(Paul Robinson was banned having been Red carded, conceding a penalty, in the game against Middlesborough at Elland Road. Scott stepped onto the pitch and faced resulting the penalty. His first touch on his debut was retrieving it from the back of the net!
Scott has appeared in goal for the England U-21 side during February 2004.

Following the departure of Martyn and Robinson, Carson looks set for a busy 2004-2005 season in the First Division.
Made his debut as the 'first choice' keeper at Chelsea on Sat, 15th May following the departure of Robinson to Spurs the previous day.
Updated 15th May, 2004

Leeds Utd
Squad 2003-04
Goalkeepers
Robinson, Paul
Milosevic,
Carson, Scott
Defenders
Kelly,Gary
Harte, Ian
Camara, Zoumana
Radebe, Lucas
Roque Junior, Jose Vitor
Matteo, Dominic
Duberry, Michael
Domi, Didier
Richardson, Fraser
Midfielders
Bakke, Eirik
Barmby, Nick
Batty, David
Johnson, Seth
Keegan, Paul
Lennon, Aaron
McMaster, Jamie
Milner,James
Morris, Jody
Olembe, Salomon
Pennant, Jamie
Wilcox, Jason
Woods, Martin
Strikers
Chapuis, Cyrile
Johnson,Simon
Viduka, Mark
Smith, Alan

See 2006-07 Relegation Squad
See 2005-06 Relegation Squad
See 2004-05 Champ'ship Squad
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