Ross McCormack was some player for Leeds United. Put away the hatred for the man and you will see that. Oh, and he was also a money-grabbing [insert favourite expletive here]as well.
He scored 58 goals for Leeds United, provided 31 assists and made 157 appearances for the Whites in what was his most loyal and productive time in football. It was ol’ Massimo Cellino that sold him to Fulham for a fee of around £11m. Now, if my addled memory serves me correct, there was a degree of uproar about his sale.
In all fairness, he also did the business for Fulham too. Whilst at the Cottage, he made 100 appearances (42 goals/22 assists) before a near-£13m move to Aston Villa. It was something of a disaster at Villa, McCormack making just 24 appearances (3 goals/1 assist) over his three years at the club.
His money-grabbing demands were put aside at Villa, more serious issues arose. His attitude to training stank and Steve Bruce cut him from the picture after #44 said that his electric gates were stuck and that he couldn’t climb over the wall surrounding his house. Bruce wasn’t convinced, McCormack’s time at the Midlands side was done.
Six years after leaving Elland Road, Ross #44 McContract has now signed for National League Aldershot Town. A fall from grace with many bumps along the way. A fall from grace much deserved, think some. You know, they are rightly correct too!