After three weeks of trying Leeds United had to invoke FIFA to get international clearance of Joel Griffiths' move to Leeds United. Today United received the news that they had won their FIFA appeal, but he still can't play for the Whites until the official notification arrives! So it is unlikely that he will make his debut for the reserves at the South Leeds Stadium tonight against Wigan Reserves. Despite all these ridiculous shenanigans to get him signed with Leeds United it now appears his first game as a United player will be in the green and gold of the the bloody Soccerpoos!
Unbelievably they are at it again, despite the disappearance of that vindictive twat, Frank 'Fuckhead' Farina. Leeds fans will well remember when Leeds United, desperately fighting relegation, nonetheless gave Mark Viduka compassionate leave to fly to Australia to be with his very sick father. When he returned, a grateful Viduka said that he was going to play for Leeds against Man United to help us avoid relegation, rather than make an appearance for the Soccerpoos and another trek halfway around the world, in South America. The reaction of Farina and the Shittypoos? To invoke a FIFA regulation banning Viduka from playing for Leeds in the vital game. Smegheads.
We said when Joel's signing was announced that we regretted the signing of another Aussie because of the belligerence and intransigence of Football Australia in the past. But even we are staggered to learn that despite the problems sorting out who Joel was actually playing for the Soccerpoos have announced that he is playing for them against Bahrain in the Asian Cup (ooo, how exciting, international football's bargain basement trophy!)
Leeds United CEO, Shaun Harvey said:
"It's ironic that we've been asked to release a player at a time when we are still waiting for his clearance." Ironic, ah yes, that's word I was looking for to describe this situation, ironic.
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