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Friday, 25 January 2013

Leeds United Hold Nerve As All Around Press Panic Button


So now former Leeds boss Simon Grayson has been sacked by Huddersfield Town. It's getting a bit like an Agatha Christie novel, with the managers of the Championship being bumped off one by one. So far, Bristol City, Barnsley, Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, Blackpool, Blackburn (twice), Bolton, Wolves and Ipswich have dethroned their managers, but still Warnock clings on, supported by the Puppet Master Bates.

What does Warnock know that stops Leeds from sacking him one wonders? What deal has been done? Who really is in control of the once mighty Whites?

Before Christmas, all the talk was of the great takeover and how Leeds would emerge like a cabbage white butterfly from the Master Bates chrysalis era. But there's no sign of a butterfly, just the same old caterpillar, crawling around in the undergrowth, still dreaming of one day flying. But when? What has changed?

Nothing. Nothing's changed. And it's looking increasingly as if nothing will change. The playoff places are there for the taking as the bell sounds for the final lap of the season, and Leeds are in the chasing pack, not perfectly positioned  to put in a final spurt but not hopelessly positioned either. But the owners don't seem to care, far from strengthening, they look likely to let the club's leading scorer depart.

It's crazy. It doesn't even make business sense, never mind football sense, but GFH Capital don't seem to have the money nor the inclination to fund a genuine push for the Prem.

So Warnock is sitting pretty, under no weight of expectation except from the long suffering fans. No wonder he didn't leave for Forest in the summer; he would have been expected to achieve there and so would probably be out of work by now!


36 comments:

  1. For once, I agree with you

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    1. Repetition Nf starting your trash with an arse lick post to often now ffs

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  2. I'm starting to like your blog more n more

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    1. That makes sense since you wrote it

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  3. Crystal Palace nor Blackpool sacked their managers, the managers left for other positions (Freedman to Bolton, Holloway & Appleton to Palace and Blackburn respectively)

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  4. I have to agree with this post i'm afraid,once vocal new owners are now dead silent!!!

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  5. Forest fans on NewsNow network don't worry although this is a West Ham blog and you were mentioned for very little reason the author is a closet LUFC fan. Confused? So are we!

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  6. if u think it doesnt make business sense now what about 2 y ago when we were lying 2nd at xmas and needed minimal investment to kick on. thats actually two fair articles you've written on leeds...u gone soft ?

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  7. Bang on there is going to be trouble at mill probably Sunday ! We are a joke ! Mot to the blue square!

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  8. as a staunch leeds fan I totally agree with you and most of your comments are spot on

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  9. Far better read than some of your recent posts. Totally agree with this! New owners old tricks. Fed up of being lied to and kept in the the dark! Bates, GFH no difference! Fed up!

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  10. Love your blog . makes me chuckle. we are leeds forever, no matter what we go through we will always be Marching On Together !

    do you tweet ?? if so whats your user id ?

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  11. I'm convinced you're a leeds fan. You're right on the button with this. GFH may prove to be worse than KB. I haven't been to ER for 4 years and at the momenty I expect GFH will have gone (or gone bust)before I go back. No wonder they've got no money: £60m for a load of loanees and journeymem; no ground; no training ground and even when we get plum draws in the cup we aren't allowed to fill the ground because of a fall out with the police. it doesn't feel like my club anymore. KB really saw them coming.

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  12. Almost everything you say hits the nail on the head.

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  13. I really don’t think that there is much more that you can say to wind Leeds fans up. The irony out of all this is that you have done yourself out of a job. Most of us agree with what you are now saying, we don't have an argument, I give in; you are absolutely spot on, we have been kicked to death where it hurts, robbed of our precious club name and hard earned cash week in and week out, taken to the cleaners by a Southern ‘business man’ (we call his type thieves up here.) But do you know what? Nothing will stop me and thousands of others like me from supporting my team, my club and my city of which I am so very proud. Watch this space, like the proverbial Phoenix, Leeds United will rise from all of this and come out even stronger, that's what Yorkshire folk do, we move on and up! MOT

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  14. And w,hams last hope of staying up disappears as Spurs throw their hat into the ring for Diame matching w,hams valuation. Looks like you'll be watching championship football from your armchair next season. Sofa so good.

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  15. i thought gfh wanted leeds back in the top division? At the moment maybe three good sighnings we might have a fighting chance, but it seems that its not going to happen. Why not? What are gfh,s real motives for buying the club. We fans want to know whats going on.

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  16. This isn't entirely true, as a palace fan would want to point out that we didn't sack our manager, then when Appleton left Blackpool, he wasn't sacked either

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  17. We are glad Warnock didn't come waltzing down the M1 too...

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  18. Good result for West Ham on the weekend.

    Any further thoughts on your Jew hating holocaust supporting fellow fans at West Ham?

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    1. I should stick to watching the Jeremy Kyle show mate and try not to get involved in too much rhetoric, it's clearly not your strength.

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  19. No comments hf? Good boy. Ur blogs are slowly gettin better.....even better that u dont comment, as the drool that comes out in these comments where gettin more pathetic by the day. MOT

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  20. P.S whar do gfh want with our club.......money laundring ? Coz its certaiy not pl football they r after

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  21. Its that mad at LEEDS that we'll probably wait until we get into the playoff places and then sack him.

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  22. sack warnock he will be replaced with another muppet by bates the trouble with leeds is at the top the very top and until real change is made the club is doomed rip leeds

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  23. All you have ever done is irritate me with your mindless blogs with no relation to WHU whatsoever but this one I actually agree with. Congratulations you poor little cockney bastard!

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  24. A Leeds hating HTAFC fan here. Gotta agree and amazingly I have sympathy - takes the fun out of the whole game. Your in a mess, we're in a mess and Sadford 2 leagues below us are world beaters.
    Game is a complete mess.....I struggle to comprehend.

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  25. Do all you dozy twats forget how he mocks LEEDS ? Have you all forgotten the Speedo and Savile digs ..the girl who was raped...the threats to report people to the police who fight back and are sick of the constant attacks on LEEDS...this blog has gone way beyond football and some of you have turned a blind eye to it...hang your Heads in shame you disgust me as much as the writers of this incitement and aggitating crap.

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    1. LOL Your torment is palpable! Look how many of your muckers are now slapping me on the back! And how it hurts you! Like a three year old in a tantrum you scream and shout! Truly pathetic!

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    2. Odious self penned dribble!

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    3. 15-03 remember he writes his own replies ffs he is playing the "im well liked" posts

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  26. Not good not good at all. I smell something really stinky and its not just your arm pits HF.

    GFH, all calm no statements they dont think they owe Leeds fans anything.
    Are they a cover for Bates ? Probably!!!
    Property developers may be with other plans away from football ? Could be who fuckin knows. Silence isnt helping their cause. I never thought id say this but thank fuck I no longer live in England and have to suffer the current shit at Elland Road. We have seen rough patches in the past and weve still all stuck together now its becoming un glued.

    Speak up fuckers and let your paying supporters no what the fuckin plan is.

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  27. Is this article one last desperate attempt to get your 12 to 1 investment on 'Warnock out by end Jan'?

    He's still around because he's not failing. Unlike you that is.
    Go and double down on Allardyce being out by end Feb. Now that's a realistic bet. He IS failing.

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  28. post my comments too faggot, or do they contradict your bullshit too much

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    1. Of course he is posting his replies and ignoring the real supporters

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  29. Your a scumbag noone likes ya

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