Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby Deleted User 130 » 10 Sep 2013, 08:09

Every single post in this thread contains great argument. Even mine :D
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby cadillacjukebox » 18 Sep 2013, 13:11

Someone posted, I think on Twitter, late last year, that they had analysed the Greatest Leeds United XI to see how many times they had played together, in that magical unit.

The answer was....ONCE.

This was because Paul Madeley played so many games for Leeds and doesn't figure in that mythical starting XI, so Malcom makes a very valid point.

We call him our Rolls Royce / utility man, but his claim to fame should be much greater than "super sub".

I would have him in my team from 1968-75 instead of Hunter, but it's hard, and as ONS says, what do you do with Bobby Collins, who started the revolution?

For what it's worth, I would have John Charles at CF (he could always swap with Madeley), and I would have Gray and Lorimer on the flanks.
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby johnh » 18 Sep 2013, 16:15

If my arm was twisted and I had to include Paul Madeley in my best ever team, it would be at left back in place of Terry Cooper. Cadilliacjukebox mentions Bobby Collins. Next to Don Revie, Bobby Collins was the man most responsible for turning Leeds from a very average 2nd Division side into the great side they became. Johnny Giles took over from Bobby and I think even Bobby would admit that Giles took it to another level. Bobby Collins doesn't make the greatest team ever but will always be a legend in his own right.
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby SMorientes » 23 Sep 2013, 12:19

Hey Malcolm, when did you start writing for the Yorkshire Evening Post?

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/s ... -1-6075652
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby Wilfred Martin » 23 Sep 2013, 16:26

Yet another example of a Yorkshire Post article appearing shortly after a thread along similar lines has appeared on LUFCTalk. There's clearly a good deal of respect from their reporters to our members by plagiarising our contributions. Or are Sheepy & Bogdan covert reporters?
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby Malcolm Stark » 24 Sep 2013, 12:09

SMorientes wrote:Hey Malcolm, when did you start writing for the Yorkshire Evening Post?

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/s ... -1-6075652


To be honest, I found my post to be more passionately written. Okay I used stats, but with effect, I hoped, and to support my argument. This article was mostly dragged up from Wikipedia, I'm sure, and it left me cold.

By the way, slightly off-topic, me and Ness are off on an eight day holiday in Constable's county of Suffolk tomorrow morning, and I will be without internet access for all of that time. I'm not going to be sulking after you beat us in the League Cup, I promise. Looking forward to more great debate from early October... :thumbup:
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby Malcolm Stark » 24 Sep 2013, 12:11

Wilfred Martin wrote:Yet another example of a Yorkshire Post article appearing shortly after a thread along similar lines has appeared on LUFCTalk. There's clearly a good deal of respect from their reporters to our members by plagiarising our contributions. Or are Sheepy & Bogdan covert reporters?


Bogdan writes for the Warrington Guardian, I think? ;)
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby Malcolm Stark » 30 Sep 2014, 01:31

Still a jewel amongst the mess.....
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby johnh » 30 Sep 2014, 15:23

Must be some sort of record, a response to a thread where the last post was exactly a year ago. :?
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Re: Paul Madeley! One of LUFC's very best, surely?

Postby Aces » 01 Oct 2014, 15:21

I was fortunate to see King Dons great team and Madeley was an amazing player, as were the rest. But unlike the rest who basically held down one position, Madely was used to play in several different positions, because he was that versatile. He was a Rolls Royce of a player, he just glided around, was great on the ball and deserves to be in the best starting eleven. The only problem is, who does he replace? Each of the best players held down one position and I think that's why it's hard to put Madeley in before them, but that doesn't mean he wasn't a fantastic player, but so were the others.
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