By Ryan Ingham
With McCormack now sealing his move away from Elland Road, in an £11million deal that seems good for both parties. The all too familiar feeling of a cult hero leaving our club is sinking in once again.
In the last 5+ seasons and since our relegation from the top flight, we have seen our 'season heroes' depart from the club in some questionable manners. Whether that be asking to leave our sinking ship or being forced to walk the dreaded plank of disappointment as the Leeds Twitter followers latch on to your somewhat prosperous escape.
Below is a squad that is built by players who have forced a move away from LUFC, been forced out of the club or have been that terrible in the shirt that they needed a mention.
Disclaimer: this article may cause; anxiety, uncontrollable tears, anger and resentment.
Goalkeeper - Scott Carson
Defender - Rio Ferdinand
Defender - Roque Junior
Defender - Jonathan Woodgate
Defender - Lee Peltier
Midfielder - Robert Snodgrass
Midfielder - Bradley Johnson
Midfielder - Jonny Howson
Midfielder - Harry Kewell
Forward - Alan Smith
Forward - Ross McCormack
Max Gradel - a fantastic player when he got in his swing. He terrorised the defence for Leeds until he eventually grew tired of the broken promises and waltzed off to France at St. Ettiene, always to be rumoured to return.
Neil Kilkenny - little Neil was a strong performer for Leeds, helping the team to promotion before finally leaving for not getting offered a good wage.
Luciano Becchio - after having a brilliant start to the season with over 20 goals, Becchio asked to leave and was granted his request to join Norwich in a deal that saw Leeds gain Welshman Steve Morison (oh the humanity!).
Jermaine Beckford - what a brilliant striker! Beckford could score in a Nunnery and walk away disappointed that he'd not got a hat-trick. A constant performer who was the integral cog in our promotion from League One, scoring the goal that got us up. This would be his swan song though as he'd already agreed to join Everton at the end of his contract. His goal scoring and personality would suffer from then on.