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League One 2008-09 5/4/2009
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 AFC players
2004-05 Season
Coca-Cola Championship

Danny Cadamarteri
Danny Cadamarteri


Danny Cadamarteri
Postion: Striker
Squad Number: was 16

Bradford-born Danny made his mark with Everton before off-pitch problems led him back to his home town club. His appearances during their relegation season (2003-04) were limited by hamstring problems but manager Brian Robson considered him a Premiership player. Danny arrived on a free because Bradford were in administration and they were keen to get his wages of their books. Just as Leeds Utd want rid of every skulking, overpaid player from their relegation squad!

24th June 2004

30.9.2004: Kevin Blackwell sold Danny to Neil Warnock's Sheffield United for £50,000 after Danny found it hard to establish himself in Kevin Blackwell's plans. A number of early season injury problems did not help his cause and his only first team experience this season came in the 1-0 Carling Cup win over Swindon Town, when he came on for the last twenty minutes. After the move it took him a month but Danny scored his first goal, a lovely close-range, floated header, for the Blades versus Crewe, on 29th October, 2004

October 2004

Brian Deane
Brian Deane


Brian Deane
Postion: Striker
Squad Number:30

After a short trial at Elland Road, Brian Deane returned to Leeds United for a second spell, arriving on a free transfer on July 22nd 2004.

The 36-year-old (b. 2/7/68, Leeds) began his career at Doncaster Rovers in 1985, before moving to Sheffield United three years later where he scored 83 goals in 198 League appearances.

A £2.9 million move to then League champions Leeds United followed in 1993. Brian scored just 32 goals in 138 League games for United before returning to Sheffield United in 1997. He spent the majority of the following year playing for Portuguese giants Benfica before returning to England to join Middlesbrough for £3 million in October1998.

Brian switched to Leicester City in 2001, where he fired 13 First Division goals to help Mickey Adams' men back to the Premiership. He spent last season with West Ham United as a super-sub and Leeds pounched when he became out-of-contract.

A tall (6 ft 3 inches), powerful striker, United boss Kevin Blackwell will use his immense physical presence inside the penalty area to turn games this season. Like all Leeds strikers Brian had a barren start to the season. He had a perfectly good goal chalked off during the televised defeat by Sunderland early in the season. Brian eventually ended his drought by scoring in the 1-2 Portsmouth defeat at the end of October 2004.

Throughout the 2004-05 season Blackwell had to continually revamp his attack as the original summer pairing of Ricketts and Joachim didn't work out. Cadamarteri was transfered as soon as the season started. Deane who was earmarked for a super-sub role played far more games then either he or the manager envisaged. Indeed, if not for an injury Deane would have played even more games. However, the signing of Healy showed Blackwell wanted a change but he was hampered by lack of money. Once Ken Bates took over and the purse strings were loosened Blackwell continued the changes, moving Ricketts to Stoke on loan, Joachim to Walsall on loan, and finally transferring Brian Deane to Sunderland on deadline day, 24th March.

His final stats for the season were:
Championship: Played 23(8) Goals 6
League Cup: Played 1 (1) Goals 1

Update: December, 2005 - Brian Deane returns from an unsuccessful spell in Australia to sign for Sheffield United for the third time in his career!

David Healy Leeds Utd
David Healy


HEALY, David
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
International: Northern Ireland Full

David signed a four year contract for Leeds United on 29th October, 2004, the purchase from Preston North End having been agreed between the clubs only the day before. The fee was undisclosed having been the result of at least four separate bids Leeds as Blackwell showed all the tenacity to get his man that he had showed when pursuing Sean Gregan earlier in the season.

David has been given the number 9 shirt made famous at Leeds by Mick Jones and Joe Jordan and if he's half as good he'll still be a major asset.

David began his career as a trainee Manchester United. Previously this might been seen as an obstacle to gaining the acceptance from the fiercely partizan Leeds faithful. However, it is David's good fortune that another Reds cast-off, Danny Pugh who joined directly from Man United in the summer of 2004 is currently the outstanding player in the team and has become a firm favourite with the Elland Road crowd knocking in an impressive six goals from midfield by October. Anyway David Healy only made three appearances as a substitute for the Orcs so he is only slightly tarnished goods! He was brought to Preston by the now-Everton manger David Moyes for £1.5m in January 2001.

In a little over three seasons he has scored 44 goals in 120 starts for Preston and he is currently Northern Ireland's all-time leading goal-scorer with 15 goals from 39 caps. Not bad considering George Best played for Northern Ireland! In fact it was a recent spectacular strike for Northern Ireland that seemed to bring Healy to everyone's attention and it is amazing considering the protracted transfer deal that a Premiership club has not stepped in to hijack the deal.

29th October 2004

      Rob Hulse  

Rob Hulse of Leeds United
Rob Hulse of Leeds United

Real name Robert Hulse  
Height 6'1"  
Weight 154lbs  
Date of birth 25 Oct 1979  
Place of birth Crewe  
Position Striker  
Nationality English  
Int. Caps None 
Signed on 9 Feb 2005  
Fee On Loan from WBA  
Term End of season  
Squad number 29

Rob Hulse played a major part in WBA's promotion from the Championship in 2003-04 season. He scored 13 times in an injury hit season. However, after Megson's managerial departure at the start of the 2004-05 Premiership season he had little opportunity under new manager Bryan Robson to show his talents. Blackwell rescued him from the reserves with a season-long loan to Leeds to partner David Healy up front.

To say Rob's debut was spectacular is an understatement! Healy put Leeds 1-0 at home against high-flyers Reading when Rob came along in the second half to steal the show with two individual goals struck from outside the box. He was booked in Leeds' abysmal defeat at Wigan the following week but returned to goal scoring form in his third match for the Whites, this time against West Ham United, with a another brillant goal; a full volley after great work from Aaron Lennon.

Last Update: 26 February 2005

Julian Joachim


Julian 'Jules' Joachim
Postion: Striker
Squad Number: 11
International: England U-21, U-18

Julian Joachm became Blackwell's 3rd signing on 14th June, 2004 after passing a medical. He will officially sign a two year contract on 1st July. He will cost Leeds nothing in transfers as he turned down the offer of a new contract with Coventry City, whom he joined from Aston Villa in July 2001 as part of the deal that saw Mustapha Hadji move to Villa Park.

Kevin Blackwell is delighted to be able to call on the former England under-21 international next season. "He is a proven scorer in the First Division and offers us something we have not had for a while - lightning quick pace.

"I spoke to Eric Black (former Coventry boss) about him and he said Julian was one of the reasons Coventry did as well as they did last season.

"He had a strong finish to the season and we will just be happy for him to carry on where he left off."

Joachim's return to form in season 2003-04 will have come as a relief to the player himself after spending most of his time with Coventry injured. An ankle injury put him out for most of the 2002/03 season (10 games plus 1 sub - 2 goals).

He helped an England under-18 side, also containing ex-Leeds player Robbie Fowler, to the European Youth Championship in 1993.

Born 20th September, 1974 in Peterborough he is just 5' 6" tall. Last season (2003-004) he made 27 starts and 2 subs in the Nationwide scoring eight goals. He scored three goals in three FA Cup matches. Encouragingly he picked up only two yellow cards in the thirty two games, so perhaps we can rely on him to be available for more matches than Viduka and Smith!

After failing to make an impression all season and on the same day that Leeds Utd signed Ian Moore from Burnley, Joachim was loaned out to League One side Walsall for the remainder of the seaon.

24th March 2005

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson
Squad Number: 31

Born in West Bromwich on 9th March, 1983, Simon was signed from Hull City. He got his debut under Peter Reid, as a second half substitute during the 6-1 away demolition of Charlton at the back end of 2002-03 season.

Never seemed to get a run in the team, being frequently loaned out. The recent loan signing of Rob Hulse, ironically from WBA, saw him loaned out to Barnsley for the rest of the season. Possibly for the last time in his Leeds career given the pronouncements from the Leeds management that up to 19 players could be leaving Elland Road this summer. Seems likely that he will join McMaster and Harpal Singh on the very long list of promising youngsters who never made it from the Leeds Utd Academy.

26th Feb, 2005

      Marlon King  

Marlon King of Leeds United
Picture copyright of Stix

Real name Marlon King  
Height 6'1"  
Weight 171lbs  
Date of birth 26 Apr 1980  
Place of birth Dulwich  
Position Striker  
Nationality Jamaican  
Int. Caps 10 (7 goals)
Signed on 4 March 2005  
Fee On Loan from Forest  
Term End of season  
Squad number  

The 24-year-old provides striking back-up as we are currently without the services of Brian Deane and Julian Joachim, both injured, whilst Michael Ricketts and Simon Johnson are on season-long loans.

Marlon joined Forest in 2003 for £950,000 from Gillingham where his record was a none too shabby 47 goals in 116 games (including subs). This season at Forest he has found the net nine times but the change of manager to Gary Megson from Joe Kinnear, has seen him fall from grace and allow Blackwell to make a bid for his services. The striker made his international debut for Jamaica in 2003-04 and has now an impressive collection of ten caps, scoring seven times, including a debut goal against Venezuela.

"When I learnt Kevin Blackwell wanted me at Leeds I did not hesitate," said Marlon to www.leedsutd.com.

"It's a massive club and one which should be in the Premiership. When I get my chance I hope to make the most of it and get some goals"

"I would like Leeds to get into the play-offs and go up," said King, "I'd like to be a part of that if it does happen and I think there's a good chance they can make the play-offs.

"They've come from near nowhere and I think a lot of teams are looking nervously at Leeds now."

Blackwell said of Marlon, "But he has got power and pace and I think he's a great addition to the club."

Last Update: 4 March 2005

Michael Ricketts
Michael Ricketts


Michael Ricketts
Postion: Striker
Squad Number: 10
International: England full

Made his name with Bolton in their promotion season. A £2,500,000 move to Middlesborough followed. However, despite an England cap in 2002 Michael never made the grade at Boro and both club and player were happy to sever the connection. Michael arrives on a free but Leeds United will pay Middlesborough FC a fee if Leeds Utd are promoted during the contract.

24th June 2004

Update 22nd Feb 2005; Michael Ricketts is sent on loan to Stoke City until 23rd March. The writing was on the wall after the loan signing of Rob Hulse and his startling 2 goal debut last week against Reading. By comparison Ricketts has only scored once and that was in the League Cup against Swindon back in September. Blackwell hasn't selected him to start since the embarrassing defeat against Rotherham way back in November when he was particularly ineffective compared to defender Clarke Carlisle who managed to hit either the post or bar three times in the first seven minutes! He has been on the subs bench thirteen times whilst making only eleven starts in Championship and League Cup Matches.

Update 24th March: Ricketts loan has been extended to the end of season 2004-05

The Blackwell Revolution™

Leeds United
playing squad
season 2004-05

CRAINEY, Stephen
GRAY, Michael
Loan in: Blackburn
McSTAY, Henry
BAKKE, Eirik
DERRY, Shaun
PUGH, Danny
SPRING, Matthew
WOODS, Martin
WRIGHT, Jermaine
DEANE, Brian
HEALY, David
KING, Marlon
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See 2003-04 Relegation Squad
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