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Posted by sean on January 12, 2020 at 9:52 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


It’s happening again. The annual winter choke. This is nothing to do with a cold or fly-type virus. I am referring to Leeds United, yet again doing their very best to mess up promotion.

Leeds have won just one league game, from the previous six played.

Between early August and mid-December, Leeds conceded only 10 goals.

Since mid-December, that same team have shipped 13! Unlucky if you’re a Leeds fan. Hilarious if you support a rival team.

A very similar course of events took place last season. I predicted Leeds would bottle promotion and maddeningly, they did.

Is the same going to happen again? I bloody hope not. Throughout this season, I have backed my team, maintaining that this time, they will finally finish the job and get themselves promoted.

Understandably, I am now getting worried…

More out of pure stubbornness than anything else, I will stick with my original prediction. I’m hoping that in the same way that I accurately foresaw Leeds’ collapse last season, this time, by keeping faith in the players, they’ll do it.

Come May, we’ll all be celebrating with champagne, instead of the annual passing out on a park bench, having drowned our sorrows with a three litre bottle of Diamond White cider.

 

Which one is it to be then, Leeds?

Whatever beverage you end up with, you can be sure of three things – a trip to A&E to get your stomach pumped, a public order offence and a lifetime ban from the local library.

These days I am as good as tee-total, but even I may push the boat out and enjoy a Baileys with ice, should the unthinkable happen…

Posted by sean on January 7, 2020 at 11:52 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


Leeds lost to Arsenal last night and are out of the FA Cup.

This may surprise you, but yesterday’s defeat is probably the best thing that could have happened to Leeds.

Before I list the reasons behind my rather bizarre statement, I will say that had Leeds beaten Arsenal, I would be happy. Happy, but not jubilant, like the time we beat scum, as a League One team.

Here’s why, when it comes to the cup, it’s better to be out than in (for this season, at least).

  • Leeds ‘only’ lost 1-0, to a decent Arsenal side (well… decent in the second half).
  • Leeds played really well, surprising and impressing many television pundits and opposition fans.
  • No injuries or suspensions to Leeds players as a result of the match.
  • Leeds fans were superb. All 8,000 of them. Along with the players, they impressed a lot of people. As well as singing throughout the match, the supporters behaved impeccably. This is at a time where sadly racism, abuse and violence has become a problem for some other clubs. I’m proud to say not at mine.
  • Most importantly – being out of the cup, means that all efforts can be put into the league and getting promoted.

Hopefully next season, Arsenal v Leeds will be a league fixture… with a reversed scoreline!

Video credit to @NestorWatach (Twitter)

Posted by sean on January 3, 2020 at 8:31 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


and it’s been good times ever since for Leeds..

I am pleased to say, that at the time I was gracious in victory and didn’t gloat once.

Posted by sean on December 29, 2019 at 6:22 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


Leeds have finished the year, and indeed the decade, top of the Championship.

Should any Leeds or football fans be sensing a bit of deja vu, there may be a reason for that…

Posted by sean on December 24, 2019 at 11:29 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


How does a world famous football manager spend his Christmas Eve evening?

Like 80% of the male population…

Frantically searching the empty shelves at the only shop still open, because he’s left all his Christmas shopping until 24th December.

Sorry, Marcelo. I don’t think Wilko sell Chanel No. 5. Looks like it’ll have to be a box of mint Matchmakers and a Glade candle.

Mrs Bielsa is going to kill him…

Photo credit to @CcooperLeeds190 (Twitter)

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