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Charlton’s Roland Duchatelet Voted Worst Owner In English Football Among Poll Of 4,800 Fans

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Charlton Athletic's beloved Roland Duchatelet has been voted as the worst club owner in English football in a poll over almost 5,000 fans.

The poll in question, conducted by Against League 3, saw 4,804 supporters give their overall opinion of their club's owners in the form of a 1-10 rating.

Leeds United Appoint Garry Monk As Head Coach For The Next Six Months Or So

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Having parted ways with Steve Evans at the end of the season, Leeds have moved swiftly to appoint Garry Monk as the man to take the helm for the next six months or so.

While the news is still to be confirmed by the club, Sky Sports News are reporting that Monk has signed a one-year contract at Elland Road the short-term nature of the deal presumably a measure to reducethe pay-off he'll be entitled tofrom Massimo Cellino when he's fired in early December.

Time To Go: Leeds Fan Somehow Persuades Harry Kane, Jack Wilshere, Dele Alli & Mesut Ozil To Join Anti-Cellino Campaign (Video)

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We're not entirely sure what to make of this but somehow a prominent Leeds fan has managed to coerce a whole gaggle of Premier League stars into publicly voicing their support for the anti-Massimo Cellino campaign.

Cellino is the largelyloathed incumbent Leeds chairman responsible for plunging the club into further disrepute than usual, thanks to his zany hiring-and-firing process, his wacky repartee with supporters and evena lavish sprinkling ofrib-ticklingsexual discrimination accusations thrown in for luck.

Leeds Fan Claims He Was Paid £500 A Month To Say Nice Things About Massimo Cellino On Facebook

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Say what you like about Massimo, but the guy knows a top valuemeal deal when he sees one!

Just when you think it couldn't get any more absurd, a Leeds United fan is claiming that he was unofficially put on the club's payroll with orders to say nice things about widely-despised owner Massimo Cellino on social media.

‘Time To Go Massimo’ – Leeds Owner Cellino ‘Agrees’ With Protest Billboard Erected By Fans Outside Elland Road (Photo)

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With tempers piquedand patience in short supply, Leeds United fans have planted an anti-Massimo Cellino outside Elland Road as part of the continued protests about the Italian owner's reign of madness.

Listing several of Cellino's unfulfilled and unsubstantiated promises, the poster was whacked up on a billboard directly outside the entrance to the stadium's East Stand.

Leeds Issue ‘Special’ Match Programme To Appease Massimo Cellino’s Superstitious Fear Of The Number 17 (Photo)

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In an effort to avoid upsetting their delightfully quirky owner, Leeds United have been forced to go out of their way while knocking out the matchday programme for this weekend's Championship tie against Nottingham Forest.

Due to Massimo Cellino's all-pervading superstitious mistrust of the number 17, the front cover of the aforementioned programme has been customised to suit.

Official: West Ham Pinch Dirty Flirt Sam Byram From Under Everton’s Noses (Photo)

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This time last week it seemed for all the world that he was heading to Everton, but West Ham have today completed the signing of Sam Byram from Leeds on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The promising 22-year-old left-back had been flirting withEverton for several weeks until the Hammers stuck their oar in recently the promise of more regular first-team football apparently proving to the deciding factor.

Fight The Good Fight: Leeds Owner Massimo Cellino Attempts To Ban Sky Sports Cameras From Elland Road

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Massimo is a man on a mission

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has apparently warned club staff that they will face disciplinary action if they allow Sky Sports cameras into Elland Road ahead of the club's Championship game against Derby today.

According to the Daily Mirror, Cellino believes that the relatively high amount of Leeds games being televised is not only disrupting his team's fixture list but also having a negative impact on attendances and therefore the club's overall commercial income.

Leeds United Fans Furious After Club Effectively Forces Them To Buy £5 Pie With Every Match Ticket

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Leeds United are facing yet another fan revolt after stinging those buying tickets in the South Stand at Elland Road withan additional £5 "pie tax" whether they want food or not.

Supportersare being forced to pay an extra fiver for the "meal deal" on top of the previously announced ticket price.

Leeds United: Massimo Cellino Changes His Mind (Once Again) And Calls Off Plan To Sell Club To Fans

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"Ain't I a stinker?"

It should come as zero surprise to hear that, despite promising he was "100percent" ready to go through with it lastFriday lunchtime, Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has today reneged on aproposeddeal to sell the club to the fans.

Cellino, who is currently in the process of appealing a Football League ban, announced he had agreed to sell Leeds to the supportersat the tail end of last week, also agreeing to forgo any profit.

Trigger Happy Cellino: Leeds United managers under Cellino… and what happened next

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"It's Christmas, babies being born, your wedding day and your first date all rolled into one." The excitement of taking over the reins at Leeds United was plain to see during Steve Evans' first...

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Massimo Cellino Disqualified From Owning Leeds United Football Club

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The Football League have this morning announced that Leeds United's flamboyant Italian owner Massimo Cellino has been disqualified from owning the Yorkshire club due to falling short of the expectations set out within the League's much discussed 'Owners' and Directors' Test'.

The 58-year-old Italian had actually been denied initial permission to take over the club in April only for an appeal to see the block removed.

Massimo Cellino Disqualified From Owning Leeds United Football Club

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The Football League have this morning announced that Leeds United's flamboyant Italian owner Massimo Cellino has been disqualified from owning the Yorkshire club due to falling short of the expectations set out within the League's much discussed 'Owners' and Directors' Test'.

The 58-year-old Italian had actually been denied initial permission to take over the club in April only for an appeal to see the block removed.

Massimo Cellino’s Leeds United ownership disqualified by Football League

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Massimo Cellino's Leeds United ownership disqualified by Football League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino's ownership have been disqualified, The Football League have confirmed on Monday.

The Italian had opposition before he took over the Championship Club earlier in April this year.

The Fit and Proper Person Test is a Joke

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Leeds United, one of the great football institutions, have been in the news a lot lately more through off the field need than on.

I was at their game on Saturday against Birmingham City when they brought their usual healthy and loyal following to a 12.15pm kick off.

I'mglad to know that new owner Massimo Cellino would have had to go through the rigorous 'fit and proper' test so we can ensure that nobody takes control of our beloved football institutions without its best interests at heart.

Dilemmas of Football Ownership: Marching on, Direction Unknown

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[A]s we move into Day Three of our Football Ownership series, Gary Hartley tries in vain to make some sense of what, exactly, Massimo Cellino is up to at his beloved Leeds United. ... It's not particularly new, this football clubs subsumed by rich men's egos thing. It's just that in the presumed halcyon days, the egos were more the Rotary Club, cigar on Sunday type of affair - vaguely but not entirely unapproachable, with no offspring on Twitter.

Dilemmas of Football Ownership: Marching on, Direction Unknown

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[A]s we move into Day Three of our Football Ownership series, Gary Hartley tries in vain to make some sense of what, exactly, Massimo Cellino is up to at his beloved Leeds United. ... It's not particularly new, this football clubs subsumed by rich men's egos thing. It's just that in the presumed halcyon days, the egos were more the Rotary Club, cigar on Sunday type of affair - vaguely but not entirely unapproachable, with no offspring on Twitter.

Massimo Cellino Wins Appeal to Become Owner of Leeds United

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Massimo Cellino has won his appeal to become the new owner of Leeds United Football Club.

The Italian businessman, who lives in Miami, was initially denied the takeover of Leeds after The Football League turned down his attempt to buy the club. Cellino, who said that the club would go bankrupt if he wasn't allowed to become the owner of LUFC, won his appeal.

Listen to the Bizarre Interview With Massimo Cellino, Potential Owner of Leeds United [AUDIO]

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Italian businessman Massimo Cellino will find out tomorrow whether his appeal to become the new owner of Leeds United will be approved or not. The Football League rejected his attempt to take over the club, but Cellino appealed the decision and now awaits the final decision.

In the meantime, an Internet radio station named White Leeds Radio released a 22-minute audio interview with Cellino this week, which has been taken down from Soundcloud.

“Full Of Thieves And Crooks” – Massimo Cellino Delivers His Verdict

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Twenty-five thousand people listened to it in two hours, and now a lot of them are looking for some answers. Over the weekend, a Leeds United supporter managed to get hold from, it should be added, publicly available sources of the telephone number Man Who Be The New King Of Elland Road, Massimo Cellino, and gave him a call, with surprising results.

Leeds United & The Lottery Of The Owners & Directors Test

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So there, then, is the decision of the Football League. Massimo Cellino has been adjudged by the Football League to have failed its Owners & Directors Test on account of his conviction under Italian law over the non-payment of tax for a boat that he owned. The League's statement on the matter was clear enough to leave little quesion in the minds of those that have been watching this situation over the last few weeks of the reasoning behind their decision in spite of the obfuscation of the matter brought about by Cellino's legal team last week, and it's worth reprinting that statement in full in order to understand the reasoning behind the decision.

Which Way Now For Leeds United?

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In a sense, the single most surprising aspect of Massimo Cellino was its timing. As the office workers of this country fumbled their way through their first cup of coffee of the morning, the news came through from Italy that Cellino had been found guilty of evading import duty with regard to the purchase of a yacht which was impounded in 2012 and fined €600,000.

Leeds United: The “Manager-Eater” Takes Pole Position… Or Does He?

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So the ongoing saga of the take-over of Leeds United has taken another few twists and turns this week, and now nobody on the outside of the matter seems to have the first clue what, exactly, is going on at Elland Road. It had been widely expected that a purchase of the club by the Sport Capital group, fronted by the millionaire Andy Flowers and the current club's managing director David Haigh would be done and dusted by now.

Cagliari

Cellino esonera Donadoni. La decisione dopo l’amichevole del Cagliari con l’Arzachena

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Massimo Cellino, focoso presidente del Cagliari, si conferma uno dei patron mangiallenatori del calcio italiano e a farne le spese, questa volta, è Roberto Donadoni. La decisione di esonerare il tecnico arriva poco dopo la fine dell'amichevole disputata dai sardi contro l'Arzachena (vinta per 5 a 1 dai rossoblu) e sancisce l'incrinatura che si era [.

Milan: Attaccante cercasi

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Milan: Attaccante cercasi Di Andrea Caria Brusca frenata del presidente del Cagliari Massimo Cellino sul trasferimento di Alessandro Matri alla corte di Allegri.Cellino ha dichiarato nelle ultime ore di non aver intenzione di privarsi del suo bomber, autore già di 8 gol in questo campionato, e sempre più importante per la lotta salvezza degli isolani.

10 reasons to watch Serie A this season

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So I thought maybe after the World Cup, there might be some new soccer fans that fell in love with the game in these past few weeks and are looking for a league to follow. Now I know many would probably go and choose the English Premier League because it has the most visibility and is English-speaking or they might choose La Liga because of Real Madrid and Barcelona or the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (ok maybe not that one), but I decided to make a case for Serie A.

Coaching Confusion: Who’s going where?

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With Sinisa Mihajlovic announcing yesterday that he is officially parting ways with Catania, there are now eight clubs still unsure about their coaching situation for next season. I can't remember the last time this many clubs were looking for a manager at the start of the season. It was 9 until yesterday, when Udinese announced the signing of Francesco Guidolin (a return for Guidolin to Udine, who coached the club in the 1998-99 season, leading them to 6th place).

Cagliari Season taking a dip?

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Cagliari are known to play some fantastic football thanks to their coach, ever since he took over in 2008, Massimiliano Allegri brought an attacking spirit with his attacking 4-3-3. And after bringing this to Cagliari, they've been scaring teams all over the table, with their fast attacking football.

Could This Italian Kit Maker Be Somehow Linked To The West Ham Takeover Bid?

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The popular Knees Up Mother Brown website reported an article from Italy suggesting that Cagliari President, Massimo Cellino has won the race in the West Ham ownership. While Ken Dyer in the London Evening Standard still maintains that the West Ham takeover is a four-way fight but with the Italian in the driving seat due to his higher bid.

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An Italian Interest in Buying QPR?

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Gold, Frank Talking And No Mirth

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It was EM Forster who once described God as "the Friend who never comes but yet is not entirely disproved", and for some time now I think I have been subconsciously agreeing with this whilst pondering the mythical new owner of West Ham. He who will swoop in with a golden chequebook and rescue us from the roiling sea of incompetence and mismanagement upon which we currently sail.

Hammers close to be acquired by Ex-Birmingham owners

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West Ham is on the verge of being bought over the former owners of Birmingham City David Gold and David Sullivan. While all negotiations have already taken place, news suggest that only legal formalities are left and there is expected to be a formal announcement soon. Lotus F1 chief Tony Fernandes was said to be the [.

The Rest

Hack on the D problems, City Islanders advance in USOC to face Union, more news

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Hackworth says no way to sugarcoat Union's defensive problems. Langley, McLaughlin braces see City Islanders advance to fourth round US Open Cup meeting with Union. More.

Talking to Gary Neville about the Glazers

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Yesterday, Gary Neville was critical of prospective new Leeds owner, Massimo Cellino, who has sacked the manager and was then the cause of protests by the fans outside Elland Road.

The word Neville used to describe Cellino was "imposter". Whilst it's admirable to see Neville speaking out on behalf of the fan, it is unsurprising that his comments caused quite a reaction amongst United fans.