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Dock

Leslie Silver - Dead

Don't know much about the man but what I do know is he was the money face of LU in my favourite era as a supporter and I remember his interviews on T'Telly when he seemed to always refer to the manager of that we-can-beat-anybody-us era always as 'Howard'. A man in football ownership, the type of which seems to be the exception rather than the norm these days (them that put money into a club before taking it away), before it all got sordid and pathetic and became the mire of babakaka that is the current era Leeds United. R.I.P.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.c...rman-leslie-silver-dies-1-7025071
Grind

Back in the days when "real" people owned football clubs.

RIP Lezzer.
Dock

Grind wrote:
Back in the days when "real" people owned football clubs.

RIP Lezzer.


Exactly. Before the Monaco-ItalianJob-Two managers in half a season-MFICapital-"Cellino? I like His fresh approach me" delirium shown by some fans that is now the face of what used to be the proudest football club in Yorkshire. What have the Jews ever done for us? I'll tell you what, they kept LU in order, and not in it's naughties incarnation of a dogs breakfast.
Butts

A very very decent man. I'm pals with the son of his wife who died last year and he was horrified at recent events at Elland Road. He was a war hero and entrepreneur, a highly principled man.
fartcatcher

Invested a lot of his own time and money in the club and the city without the expectation of anything other than thanks.

RIP
Cutsyke

The highest praise I can pay him in this era of mental owners is I really remember very little about him.

Seriously impressed by his war record. 250 hours. Wow.
Late Doors

Yep, they seem a long long time ago when "owners" didn't seem to matter. They did of course it's just that we didn't have this world of 360degree communication and (dis) information we have now. There's no doubt (in me anyway) he and a few others saw what was happening in football in the late '80s and decided they wanted us to be a part of it. Was it he that then sold to Caspian to herald in all that followed?

He sounded like a decent chap but I can't say, probably best he is remembered as  the last of his kind we are likely to see. Got to respect his amazing war record too
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Dock wrote:
Grind wrote:
Back in the days when "real" people owned football clubs.

RIP Lezzer.


Exactly. Before the Monaco-ItalianJob-Two managers in half a season-MFICapital-"Cellino? I like His fresh approach me" delirium shown by some fans that is now the face of what used to be the proudest football club in Yorkshire. What have the Jews ever done for us? I'll tell you what, they kept LU in order, and not in it's naughties incarnation of a dogs breakfast.


THIS
Heyho

I have a very personal connection to Silver which means I should want to produce the biggest catarrh filled mouthful of shite and spit on the cunts grave.

But I won't. I don't think ill of the dead.

p.s. my personal involvement. The only time I ever saw my dad cry was when Silver sacked him. Or should I say Silver didn't have the balls to do it himself so employed henchman to do his dirty work for him.

A very devious man.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

I take objection to you calling him a cunt - he was an employer to thousands and a war hero as well

Someones bound to have fallen out with him as a boss - i've heard from others what a good employer he was

Lets have the details rather than just a generalised damning of the man
Heyho

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
I take objection to you calling him a cunt - he was an employer to thousands and a war hero as well

Someones bound to have fallen out with him as a boss - i've heard from others what a good employer he was

Lets have the details rather than just a generalised damning of the man


And he was the cunt who hired someone to sack my old fella. He hired a ex services chappie to get rid of him and this other chap. A cost cutting exercise but the salary of the chap was twice that of the wages of my old fella and the other chap. He even had to walk home when they sacked him cos he didn't have any money on him to get the bus and his only transport was his company car which they offered him as severance pay. There was no warning of it either. And no official explanation was ever given. Ok so he is my old fella so I will obviously look on him with rose tinted spectacles but from all accounts he was also ok at his job and he was totally loyal to the club.

This is the same 'old fella' who turned down thousands to sell his story to the News of the World when he got sacked because he was loyal to the club he loves. And he will take to his grave the truth about any dodgy dealings that Revie and the like undertook - if indeed any did take place. And how would he know - he would have been the one carrying the suitcase if it ever happened.

Like I say that's the only time I have ever seen my old man break down and cry. Something that happened nearly 30 years ago and something I can never forget. It nearly broke him!!!!

So as much as I wouldn't wish the death of anyone don't expect my to like the man. It's personal. VERY personal.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

OK well thanks for adding a bit more info.

Sounds quite low. I take it your old man was party to a lot of sensitive information? What was his job there? I'm guessing he worked with Rob E's old man and thats how you got to know each other
Heyho

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
OK well thanks for adding a bit more info.

Sounds quite low. I take it your old man was party to a lot of sensitive information? What was his job there? I'm guessing he worked with Rob E's old man and thats how you got to know each other


Yeah my old man worked at Leeds at the same time as Barry (Bobs dad) - too good loyal blokes!!! Used to go watch Leeds RL with Bobs dad - always had a lot of time for him.

But I actually lived in the next street as Bob so knew him through that.
Frazier Cranium

Yes, it was a bit like Downton Abbey

We were in the lower quarters
Grind

My mate (he has the season ticket next to me) took a job at (then) Kalon back in the late 1980s specifically because of the Leeds United connection of Silver.

He's since been laid off........
Grind

One of the more trivial bits of trivia stored away in my noggin was knowing that the labrador in Downton Abbey was called Isis - particularly bizarre considering that I can probably only name three or four of the real actors, despite being forced to watch it by Her Grindstressness.

This has since been out-trivialised by knowing the names of the three guinea pigs used to play "Cashew" in the second season of the US version of House of Cards.

That said, there appear to be people with more Cashew-related problems......

http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlaros...le-character-on-house#.rmbnXWEKoo

Grind

Oscar, Lucas and Encore, in case you're wondering......
Heyho

Never been a great fan of guinea pigs. Always looked upon them as a poor mans rabbit.
Plastic Man

Heyho wrote:
Never been a great fan of guinea pigs.


They are vey popular in Peru.

Usually, fried or roasted, and often served with rice or potatoes and salad.


I've seen cheese and pineapple on a stick before...
Grind

* Wonders about Cashew nuts *
Grind

I'm not entirely sure about Encore, but I suspect Oscar and Lucas must have felt somewhat compromised when they were asked to play a female guinea pig.

Also, as far as flouncy Brazillian midfielders go, Willian would surely have been a much more plausible candidate to have approached.
Dock

That was a very moving story about your Dad HH, and the feelings you have you articulate very well. It must have been awful for your old man and for you to see him like that. But what I'm guessing is that the Reg Massive, even though they are sympathetic to your Dad, are concentrating their sympathy vibes on you for having to endure a lifelong friendship with a hammerhead like Codge. I feel your pain brother.

Seriously though, your Dad sounds like he was a lovely bloke.
Frazier Cranium

He IS a decent bloke, you prawn.
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
He IS a decent bloke, you prawn.


Soz HH, I wrongly assumed your Dad had passed on. I did the maths of if he was laid off thirty years ago under Silver (which was while ago), he might, er, not be around anymore like.
Grind

Dock wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
He IS a decent bloke, you prawn.


Soz HH, I wrongly assumed your Dad had passed on.


Or had turned into a total knobber in his dotage.
Dock

Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
He IS a decent bloke, you prawn.


Soz HH, I wrongly assumed your Dad had passed on.


Or had turned into a total knobber in his dotage.


HEYHO'S DAD IN NO MORE MR NICE GUY SHOCKER!
Heyho

The rumors of my old mans death have been greatly exaggerated

We all look at our folks with rose tinted spectacles don't we. One thing I will always associate him with (and respect him for) is his loyalty. But he wasn't alone. How many of Revies team have tried to dish out any dirt in the press. And that goes for the less well known back room staff as well.

My old man has his faults (mildly racist for one and a Tory supporter for another lol!!!) but he was from an age in football that has long gone. He started in that cloth cap local businessman era and that suited his roots (born in a back to back in Beeston). But as the 70's progressed things changed and football was managed (off the field) differently. Some clubs learnt how to deal with this change better than others. Liverpool were one. They kept that family club feel (something I read went when their fortunes starts to change in the 90's). I think it mildly irritated my old man to see his counter part at Liverpool (Peter Robinson) get promoted up to Chief Executive of the club.

Maybe there is some link here - I know football requires mega bucks now to allow a team to succeed aka Man City and Chelsea but I wonder if a club could get good again by going back to family values and be run by people who actually care about their team rather than it being a status symbol.
Late Doors

Wow, Codge did tell me who your dad was but i forget. I think its clear now. Bet you have some magical memories as well though. I follow Les Cocker's lad on Twitter as well, same with him
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
Wow, Codge did tell me who your dad was but i forget. I think its clear now. Bet you have some magical memories as well though. I follow Les Cocker's lad on Twitter as well, same with him


FFS a bit of a tenuous link to LU that innit. What next? The sister-in-law of that old ER parking attendant? Was he called Rottweiler Jack or summat? Anybody remember him?  I remember much hilarity as he tried his best to get lines of fans in order whilst queuing for season tickets or big game tickets.
Frazier Cranium

Dock, it isn't tenuous when you know the man.
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Dock, it isn't tenuous when you know the man.


LD knew Les Cocker? Soz, I didn't know. Carry on.
Grind

Leeds lifts us up where we belong
Where the Eagles cry. *

* At least they did until they got rid of Warnock.
Dock

I am posting this from inside the Sheila Silver Library which is located inside the Leslie Silver Building at Leeds Beckett University (T'old Poly). That is all.
Heyho

Dock wrote:
I am posting this from inside the Sheila Silver Library which is located inside the Leslie Silver Building at Leeds Beckett University (T'old Poly). That is all.


Was Silver related to Beckett then?

My new office is above the Manny Cousins centre so there! That's in Beckett Wing just off Beckett Street. Small world
Frazier Cranium

You'd think you could spell Cussins right then, Heyho

Leslie Silver presented me with my m.a. at Leeds Met, that is all is all too.

Leslie Silver (RIP) did very nicely out of LUFC when helping them raise money for the Wilkinson era.  That is not a criticism, it is just a fact as far as I am aware.  He didn't spend any money of his own on the club.  Sharp minded businessman
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
You'd think you could spell Cussins right then, Heyho

Leslie Silver presented me with my m.a. at Leeds Met, that is all is all too.

Leslie Silver (RIP) did very nicely out of LUFC when helping them raise money for the Wilkinson era.  That is not a criticism, it is just a fact as far as I am aware.  He didn't spend any money of his own on the club.  Sharp minded businessman


I am the reincarnation of Thomas Becket. Somebody topped me nine hundred years ago, but now I'm back. Do I win? That is all. And that was the week that was.
Heyho

Frazier Cranium wrote:
You'd think you could spell Cussins right then, Heyho

Leslie Silver presented me with my m.a. at Leeds Met, that is all is all too.

Leslie Silver (RIP) did very nicely out of LUFC when helping them raise money for the Wilkinson era.  That is not a criticism, it is just a fact as far as I am aware.  He didn't spend any money of his own on the club.  Sharp minded businessman


And your grammar is shite Codge

At the end of the day if you look in the history books Silver will be seen as the perpetrator (can't be arsed spell checking that one) of the Leeds United renaissance period. He must be given credit for that even if he may have only been the figurehead and not the actual 'do-er'
sheeps

Heyho wrote:
Dock wrote:
I am posting this from inside the Sheila Silver Library which is located inside the Leslie Silver Building at Leeds Beckett University (T'old Poly). That is all.


Was Silver related to Beckett then?

My new office is above the Manny Cousins centre so there! That's in Beckett Wing just off Beckett Street. Small world




Fantastic name.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Bleedin Jews giving money away to philanthropic causes and burnishing their reputations with deeds of good to the wider community
Late Doors

Dock wrote:
Late Doors wrote:
Wow, Codge did tell me who your dad was but i forget. I think its clear now. Bet you have some magical memories as well though. I follow Les Cocker's lad on Twitter as well, same with him


FFS a bit of a tenuous link to LU that innit. What next? The sister-in-law of that old ER parking attendant? Was he called Rottweiler Jack or summat? Anybody remember him?  I remember much hilarity as he tried his best to get lines of fans in order whilst queuing for season tickets or big game tickets.


Nah i was just on about how the lad will have some great memories like HH.

Slimy Jack, used to be on the gate on the South West Corner next to the program shop,  Huddersfield lad i think. A few of the Lindley lot knew him well. Including some things i seem to remember he probably wished weren't known. Next time i see any of them ill get the details

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