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Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 am
Posted by Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! on Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 am
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Grothe, Schofield, Crooks, Hanley, Harris, JP, Buderus and Ali Lau have been the biggest groundbreaking superstar signings the club has made by Leeds in my time watching the club.

Some worked and some didnt. Only time will tell on Inglis.
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 8:19 am
Posted by Fantastic Mr Catpiss on Fri May 22, 2020 8:19 am
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as an oppo fan, lauititi was amazing that you got him so early in his career, that really did seem to come out of nowhere.

And whilst on field it didn't pan out too well, i'm sure i remember ben walker's signing as being a big thing at that time.
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 8:42 am
Posted by krisleeds on Fri May 22, 2020 8:42 am
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Brad Godden
David Barnhill
Matt Adamson
Marcus Bai
Scott Donald


Brett Mullins and Brad Clyde were groundbreaking, if not successful
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Post Fri May 22, 2020 8:58 am
Posted by Jrrhino on Fri May 22, 2020 8:58 am
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Buderus, Webb, Lauiti'iti, Peacock,Hanley, Harris, Ellis. Would be my top class signings we made that worked out.

Trent Merrin, Greg Eastwood, Segeyaro are my 3 should have been world class signings for us Merrin and Segeyaro were class for us when they both had stints at the club but 'home sickness' got the better of them. Eastwood was a NZ international when we signed him on a 3 year deal but I wasn't too impressed with him in 2010 season and he also came down with 'home sickness'
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 am
Posted by Bang on Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 am
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Buderus the best. By far. One of those "how have we signed him?!" Moments. Doubt we'll get one again anytime soon. Essentially the best in the world in their position.
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Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 9:01 am
Posted by cheekydiddles on Fri May 22, 2020 9:01 am
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Surprised his name hasn’t cropped up yet as during my time watching (since 1980) You don’t get much of a bigger name.....at the time...John Gallagher. Didn’t work out mind but still a massive signing when announced
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 9:21 am
Posted by Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! on Fri May 22, 2020 9:21 am
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You are dead right Cheeky. Think people are focusing on signings that was successful rather than massive announcements.

Players like Ellis and Donald was good players but id argue Brett Ferres was more of a major signing at the time.

Gallagher was real news when he signed. Front and back page news actually. Leeds got more headlines for that than when Ellery signed which seems bloody laughable now.
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 9:36 am
Posted by ploinerrhino on Fri May 22, 2020 9:36 am
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BRETT FERRIS :lol:

You are having a laugh , he was past his best when he joined us and it is a matter of opinion how good he ever was , probably only ever had 1 good season
Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 9:42 am
Posted by Lawrie L on Fri May 22, 2020 9:42 am
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Fantastic Mr Catpiss wrote:
as an oppo fan, lauititi was amazing that you got him so early in his career, that really did seem to come out of nowhere.

And whilst on field it didn't pan out too well, i'm sure i remember ben walker's signing as being a big thing at that time.



Issue with Ali when he came over was there huge speculation he might stick around that long and only stay a year or two

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Re: Top 10 groundbreaking signings
Post Fri May 22, 2020 9:50 am
Posted by Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! on Fri May 22, 2020 9:50 am
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ploinerrhino wrote:
BRETT FERRIS :lol:

You are having a laugh , he was past his best when he joined us and it is a matter of opinion how good he ever was , probably only ever had 1 good season


Were not talking about how good a signing he was though are we? Were talking about groundbreaking signings. People are saying Ellis and similar but at the time they wasnt mega massive signings albeit Ellis was a very very good signing.

Im not saying Ferres was a groundbreaking signing but at the time he was a bigger announcement than some are mentioning.

Dont confuse groundbreaking with successful. As Cheeky says probably the most groundbreaking signing in the last 40 years was John Gallagher and look how that worked out.
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