Category: Editorial

  • Could appointing Mr Wrong cause squad disharmony?

    With Leeds poised to announce Dave “who?” Hockaday as manager/head-coach, the fan reaction has been mixed (at best).  However, the one thing we don’t have a handle on is how the players have reacted to this underwhelming appointment. Like Snodgrass before him, Ross will be looking for ambition from the club.  Our talisman has straight-up […]

  • Are Leeds about to lose yet another captain?

    Much like Spinal Tap drummers, the Leeds United captain’s armband is a poisoned chalice.  Where the poison is that someone will lure you away to play at a higher level or for a team with actual prospects.  Many fans cynically suggested that once Ross became captain he would be subject to transfer bids (something we […]

  • Leeds set to appoint least aspirational leader since Blackwell

    When news broke that Brian had been relieved of managerial duties (for the second time), long suffering Whites fans up and down this (currently sunny) land exhaled in relief.  A humble man who handled himself with grace and dignity despite appalling conditions and continual undermining of responsibility…  But nonetheless a man who was not right for […]

  • Italian overlord to personally vet playing staff

    Having commanded the playing and coaching staff back to Leeds at the end of May, only to postpone this date slightly in a self confessed move of “I take things day by day”, he is poised to personally vet each and every player. This means two key things are going to happen: 1.  People will […]

  • Time for Luciano to come home?

    High on the list of stupid transfers in recent times (of which there are numerous) would be the sale of Luciano Becchio.  Aside from his primary attribute of costing less than Berbatov and yet scoring more goals, he’s a hard working Championship tier striker. And we need one of those. 20 goals in 29 starts […]

  • Why Matt Smith should be a big part of 2014/15

    Criticised for his lack of “tekkers” intially, the Leeds faithful warmed to friendly giant Matthieu Smith over the course of the dreadful 2013/14 season.  However 12 goals and 7 assists (only one fewer than Ross) is a great return for a player’s first season at this level. With 24 starts and 18 appearances from the […]

  • £8m price tag on Ross McCormack unlikely to discourage bidders

    Farcical Friday or whatever it has come to be known highlighted one thing; the age of Ross McCormack is potentially nearing an end.  Being the league’s top scorer in a team as poor as Leeds was always going to attract attention and sure enough, he has. The January transfer window attracted bids from Cardiff for […]

  • 4 players Leeds need to lose

    “The Leeds United squad needs work” is possibly the kindest thing that can be said, so before I entertain the idea of who we should bring in, here are some players who I think we can do without. Noel Hunt (0 goals, 0 assists) I like Noel from a personal perspective; he appreciates that he’s […]

  • Retained list shows lack of clarity on manager situation

    With no one outside of the Leeds United circle of confidentiality sure who is actually calling the shots, the way in which the retained player situation was handled (and the subsequent social media frenzy) was rather telling. As it turns out, the retained list was done by someone other than Brian. Jamie Ashdown 'couldn't of […]

  • Bloodbath expected at Leeds as Massimo tightens the belt

    Change is coming to Elland Road; Italian madman Massimo Cellino has been typically vocal about the financial mess he’s bought into at Leeds and fans should not expect him to be splashing the cash.  Not yet, at least. Debt, sustainability and gold plates Fuhrer Cellino has to be the bad guy in this instance and […]