Posted by sean on December 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm in Leeds United with No Comments

Pav brought me in a copy of the newspaper, The Metro. Inside was an article written by former Radio 1 DJ, now journalist, Colin Murray. The article, which concerned Leeds United and their controversial owner, Massimo Cellino, impressed me greatly.

The gist of Murray’s write-up focused on how The Football League has disqualified Cellino from owning Leeds until March 2015, for a previous conviction for fraud. Murray questions the relevance of this, considering the conviction was for an incident unrelated to football. Murray points out that Cellino has personally rescued Leeds from crippling debts left by previous regimes, and compares the good he has done with the trouble caused by owners, who the Football League deemed ‘fit and proper’ to take charge of a football club supported by fans worldwide.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the article online, but if you trawl through the bins at train stations or jump on the X39 bus between Bath and Bristol, you’ll probably be able to find a copy of the newspaper.

I found the article to be very refreshing. Colin Murray is not a Leeds fan. He supports Liverpool. However, the article was well written and more importantly, without bias. So many football journalists, pundits and ex-professionals appear to have a vendetta against Leeds United; spreading hate when writing their newspaper articles, commentating on and analysing televised Leeds games.

I don’t really understand the hate for the club. Granted, there was a lot of dislike for Leeds in the 1970’s, and that is debatable whether or not it is fair. However, that was FORTY years ago! Many of the journalists and pundits who comment on Leeds with such prejudice weren’t even born during the era of Don Revie’s ‘Super Leeds’. They should really put their superfluous bitter feelings aside, allowing them to act in a more professional manner. I know this blog makes me sound bitter, but what the fudge – I support Leeds. I know everyone hates us and probably always will. We are Leeds, Marching on Together, etc, etc…

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