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Abrasive Bates leaves Leeds fans in the dark

As Ken Bates took his public bow as the new chairman and co-owner of Leeds United yesterday, he invoked Cilla Black's famous catchphrase to tell the ailing club's fans: "We're gonna have a lorra lorra laughs." On the evidence of a combative, tetchy and thoroughly unenlightening press conference, his reign threatens to be about as amusing as a punch in the face.

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Two more players have left relegated Castleford to rejoin their former clubs as the Tigers prepare for their first season outside Super League.

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Sir Regarding "perfect pitch" (letters, 9, 11 November), as a club manager I once briefly shared a dressing room with the late great jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. He pointed out that my electric razor was in E flat.


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SHARES IN First Leisure, the bingo, nightclubs and ten- pin bowling group chaired by Michael Grade, rose by almost 11 per cent yesterday following reports of a possible pounds 500m hostile bid for the company. Analysts said they expected First Leisure to slim its operations down but that there would be few takers for the low-growth bingo operations.


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