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    He's been speaking for two hours on the 'Under the Cosh' podcast with John Parkin and Chris Brown.

    It features, as you would expect, lots of swearing, lots of use of the word 'bruv' and a voice that at times gets so high it can only be heard by dogs...but does get Leon's slant on his time at the Albion, the coach incident with McGhee and other tall tales of lunacy from his career, such as training on the beach by himself at Swansea after upsetting the woman who cleans the kit.

    It's in two parts, here's a link to the first...if you can bear it.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcas...=1000439827267
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      What a waste of talent.
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      Think two others have posted link to this podcast already, but as I’ve listened since then I’ll comment here.

      My main takeaway was that as a youth he went off with the England set up, they did loads of tests on them including psychological ones and pronounced him “mad”. No hint of any follow up just said he’s mad and washed their hands of it. Seems pretty disgraceful to me.

      My second one was that I wish we had someone who could “tuck” like Leon did.
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      That is unlistenable and I think this is the place to put my favourite Leon Knight youtube video

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      Think two others have posted link to this podcast already, but as I’ve listened since then I’ll comment here.

      My main takeaway was that as a youth he went off with the England set up, they did loads of tests on them including psychological ones and pronounced him “mad”. No hint of any follow up just said he’s mad and washed their hands of it. Seems pretty disgraceful to me.

      My second one was that I wish we had someone who could “tuck” like Leon did.
      Disgraceful maybe. But the guy is a complete bell-end and a nasty piece of work. Sure some of his stuff is amusing in a blokey football geezer way but let’s not forget the bullying, the threats, his misogynistic views and especially that “slut shaming” stuff he did where he set up a platform for men to email intimate photos of their ex girlfriends which he could use to bully, threaten and name them.
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      My main takeaway was that as a youth he went off with the England set up, they did loads of tests on them including psychological ones and pronounced him “mad”. No hint of any follow up just said he’s mad and washed their hands of it. Seems pretty disgraceful to me.
      Disgraceful, yet wholly accurate as it turns out.
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      Disgraceful, yet wholly accurate as it turns out.
      Accurate and I expect most probably bullshit! Like most of what clearly comes out of the lads mouth.

      Spoilers below if you are going to listen to it.

      For those that can't be arsed to listen to it (and I don't blame you) Leon speaks for two hours about how EVERYONE bar Steve Coppell were against him and how at EVERY club he went to he was always the victim. He claims the incident with McGhee was actually caused by Dean White overhearing him console Kuipers after he was dropped and twisting the story so it made him look like he was criticising McGhee's selections.

      It was always someone else's fault even when he openly admits at times he didn't care about football and was just in it for the money. He also recounts how much he used to go out and drink. Basically he felt and still feels the world should have revolved around him.

      Cracking player, horrid attitude which ultimately cost him his shot at the big time. Huge waste but I've absolutely zero sympathy for him.
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      Accurate and I expect most probably bullshit! Like most of what clearly comes out of the lads mouth.

      Spoilers below if you are going to listen to it.

      For those that can't be arsed to listen to it (and I don't blame you) Leon speaks for two hours about how EVERYONE bar Steve Coppell were against him and how at EVERY club he went to he was always the victim. He claims the incident with McGhee was actually caused by Dean White overhearing him console Kuipers after he was dropped and twisting the story so it made him look like he was criticising McGhee's selections.

      It was always someone else's fault even when he openly admits at times he didn't care about football and was just in it for the money. He also recounts how much he used to go out and drink. Basically he felt and still feels the world should have revolved around him.

      Cracking player, horrid attitude which ultimately cost him his shot at the big time. Huge waste but I've absolutely zero sympathy for him.
      Spot on.

      When someone like Jon Parkin, who was a fairly laddish player in his time, suggests to Leon that perhaps he could have perhaps listened to those trying to help him at times, you know that Leon's biggest career problem was that he was Leon.
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      Calling out Charlie Oatway for being thick! Bloody Hell, Pot calling the Kettle.

      At least Oatway has made something of himself.

      I loved Leon when he was at the Albion, but the bloke was a nasty peice of work, saw him out several time used to shag a girl I worked with in Topshop heard plenty of stories at the time, that I didnt believe but looking back now, Probably were true.

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