By Kim Bjerregaard
You might not believe me when I tell you this story, but a few years back in our 2009/10 promotion season I saw Aidy White play the game of his life against Oldham, a game in which he was given a standing ovation by the 17000 fans at Elland Road that night.
I haven't really seen Aidy since then, he's been below average and that's being kind, he shows small glimpses of quality, his goal against Everton in last years Carling Cup being one, but apart from that I'll admit I've been left bitterly disappointed by him in recent years. After we fought so hard to keep hold of him last summer I suspected that Neil Warnock or someone at Leeds had seen something in him that would suggest that he would be able to hold down a regular 1st team spot at the club, but no..
Aidy was in and out of the team last year and I doubt he'll feature much this season. Actually I kind of wish we had let him go last summer, I'm sure we can all agree that the link between him and Arsenal was a joke or something, but the link with Derby seemed real enough and I wish that it was them wasting their wage budget on him and not us.
One of Aidy's biggest problems (apart from being a very average footballer) is that we don't really know what his best position is, he's played both LB, LW and even RW in Leeds and none of them seem to fit him 100 % so what do we do?
If the interest from Blackpool is true and if they're really willing to pay between 250k-500k for him, I say; let him go. It hurts to see a academy player leave Leeds, but I can't see us ever getting anything out of Aidy White that we can't get out of 95% of our players.