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Hey, we went on a Bielsa hunt the other night (around a week ago before the lockdown started!). He lives in Wetherby, which is maybe 8 or 9 miles from Harrogate and just nearby the Thorp Arch training ground. He has this little, very unassuming flat right in the town centre, over the Market Place Deli. He is often spotted in Sant Angelo, an Italian in Wetherby but alas closed currently as all places are. He lives quite close to Costa and is well known for holding briefings and meeting with players there, again closed when we went! He was spotted last week in Morrisons in the town. There is a whole twitter account that is dedicated to spotting him with vids and stuff, quite bizarre really.

I was surprised by his flat - given he is earning a reputed £69k a week, so maybe £4m a year pretty much, it is very unassuming! Clearly doesnt want much!

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JonH comes home wrote:

Hey, we went on a Bielsa hunt the other night (around a week ago before the lockdown started!). He lives in Wetherby, which is maybe 8 or 9 miles from Harrogate and just nearby the Thorp Arch training ground. He has this little, very unassuming flat right in the town centre, over the Market Place Deli. He is often spotted in Sant Angelo, an Italian in Wetherby but alas closed currently as all places are. He lives quite close to Costa and is well known for holding briefings and meeting with players there, again closed when we went! He was spotted last week in Morrisons in the town. There is a whole twitter account that is dedicated to spotting him with vids and stuff, quite bizarre really.

I was surprised by his flat - given he is earning a reputed £69k a week, so maybe £4m a year pretty much, it is very unassuming! Clearly doesnt want much!


I've seen quite a few pics of him posted on the #LUFC twitter feed, some in the coffee shop and some just walking to the training ground.  He seems remarkably approachable when out in public.

There was a story a few days ago when someone wanted a selfie with him, I think outside the supermarket.  He initially apologised and said no because of the 2m distancing advice.  But apparently, after walking away and obviously feeling guilty, he changed his mind, went back and said OK.



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Leeds players, coaches and senior management staff have agreed to voluntarily defer their wages so that non-playing support staff both at Elland Road and at the Thorp Arch training ground can continue to be paid throughout the crisis.

Fabulous gesture.

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Norman Hunter in hospital with Covid-19.

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52244115

Wish him well.

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Just looking at the black and white photo of him made my ankles ache. He defines dirty Leeds obviously wish him well & my thoughts are with his family.

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Sad to hear that Norman Hunter has sadly died from Corona Virus, thoughts to his family and friends.

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JonH comes home wrote:

Sad to hear that Norman Hunter has sadly died from Corona Virus, thoughts to his family and friends.


Yes.  Very sad.



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JonH comes home wrote:

Sad to hear that Norman Hunter has sadly died from Corona Virus, thoughts to his family and friends.


Yes.  Very sad.


 I met Norman once, I was maybe 10 years old, around that. A friend of mines Dad was quite well connected and got us invited (my friends and I) to an autograph signing session at what I think was an Austin Reed store opening, I might be wrong. But Norman Hunter, Allan Clarke, Mick Jones and Peter Lorimer were all there and signed happily away.

I think the autograph book is long lost now, sadly.  



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Norman bits yer legs. RIP Big Man

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So sad for Normans family and Leeds fans who remember him. The epitome of dirty Leeds.

My first ever game of live football I remember going to was Wolves v Leeds in the early 70s, I must have been about 7-8 yo my dad had got tickets to entertain a visiting French business man. All I can recall was the contrast be between beautifully clean white shirts contrasting with the wolves gold, being terrified of the Leeds back 4 and that the Frenchman was wriggling around a lot as he had recently had surgery on his haemorrhoids (according to my dad, whose French was fluent but prone to intentional miss translation.


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So sad for Normans family and Leeds fans who remember him. The epitome of dirty Leeds.

My first ever game of live football I remember going to was Wolves v Leeds in the early 70s, I must have been about 7-8 yo my dad had got tickets to entertain a visiting French business man. All I can recall was the contrast be between beautifully clean white shirts contrasting with the wolves gold, being terrified of the Leeds back 4 and that the Frenchman was wriggling around a lot as he had recently had surgery on his haemorrhoids (according to my dad, whose French was fluent but prone to intentional miss translation.


 Was that around xmas? 2-1? I was at a pantomime around then and an actor called Neville cardew played the same at leeds grand, popped his head round the curtain and told us the score at the interval...

 

Edit- Cardew Robinson not Neville Cardew!



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Saturday 18th of April 2020 02:24:23 PM

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Honestly my earliest memory of 1st division football so bit hazy as you can tell by the facts I can remember, but yes that would feel about right. After watching the QUIZ last week not certain that any memories are real any more.

Very pleased to get some affirmation of Norman Hunters tackling prowess in the clips shown in the news honouring his outstanding career. Great player, good on the ball and gets a thumbs/studs up from me.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Saturday 18th of April 2020 12:44:58 PM



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Saturday 18th of April 2020 12:45:44 PM

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One for Seagull here.

Leeds United have now made a formal bid of £15.07 for Ben White. Unsurprisingly Brighton have turned it down.

twitter.com/OfficialBHAFC/status/1251435297881063425

Our Chairman Andrea Radrizziani has promised this young fan that he will go back to Brighton and "top up the bid".

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Very sad news to follow the passing of Norman Hunter last week.

Trevor Cherry has also now passed away.

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Very sad news to follow the passing of Norman Hunter last week.

Trevor Cherry has also now passed away.


 Oh, no - what a terrible run the Leeds team of the Revie era is having - many of them younger than the age they should be dying at.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52479100



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