"Fat" Frank Strandli was a Norwegian who had been a Leeds fan since
his youth and was overjoyed to be signed up by Leeds from IK Start for
£350,000. Sadly, his enthusiasm wasn't matched by his pace and
goalscoring ability, and he returned to Norway where he has continued
to enjoy some success.
AaB Forever says: Frank Strandli is the best "targetman" ever in
the Danish superleague.
Barry Clemitson says: Saw him play a few times and didn't he score
on his debut against Boro. Was a member of the Norwegian whites
before signing and played as if starstruck to be on the same pitch as
his heroes. As a single lad had too many take aways (seriously he
since got married and got a bit fitter on leaving leeds) and extra
weight meant less pace and he was sold at a 250,000 loss. After todays
events might be seen as a bargain deal.
Anon says: I delivered newspapers to him in Norway, and his
girlfriend was beautiful!
Ja9nge says: Fat Frank is not the nicest of people, but he did a
job at my beloved club Start. He lives now in Kristiansand, Norway,
Start's hometown. And last time I saw him he was munching on a hot dog
Conor from Cork says: I was at Leeds v Wimbledon in October 93 and
this couple sat in front of me didn't say a word all game, not even to
each other, despite Leeds banging in four. Then with a few minutes
left, Franky came off the bench and the two of them went loo-la for
the last few minutes, wildly cheering on every touch in Norwegian as
most other people were leaving. Like sometime out of Monty Python!