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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Is Brighton's Poyet Leeds bound after rejecting Reading?

The fact that he even considered moving to Reading shows that Gus is getting itchy feet at Brighton. It would have been a stupid move with Reading favourites to slip out of the Premiership and the Seagulls an outside bet to replace them, so the decision not to swap the south coast for the M4 corridor was unsurprising.

Leeds, however, are a different kettle of woollen socks. Poyet was a popular figure with the fans when serving his time as assistant to Dennis not so Wise and, given the history of the club, would represent a step up on both Brighton and Reading.

The big questions centre on the nature of the present squad and the availability of funds to renew the playing personnel. Warnock has clogged up the squad with a sludge of mediocrity suited to playing in a crude, physical style; Poyet, on the other hand, likes his team to play with more poise, more grace, more sophistication, words likely to provoke a Warnock tirade of ridicule.

Without squad renewal, Poyet would be trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Morison, McCormack and Byram would fit his style of play, and he might be brave enough to bring through some of the promising kids, but he would almost certainly want half a dozen new players to turn the Warnock grimace into the Poyet smile; and would GFC Capital be willing and able to fund the acquisitions?

There may also be an issue with paying compensation to Brighton of course. If the Arab bank built on sand are really looking for a way out, they may see any expenditure as an erosion of profit or a deepening of debt.

Leeds fans should also be wary. Warnock is going because, for two consecutive seasons, he has failed to negotiate a way into the Play Offs and, come the end of the season, Poyet's record at Brighton may well look very similar to Old Big Gob's at Leeds. The Seagulls are a nearly team who often flatter to deceive.

So Poyet might fancy it and Leeds fans would welcome him but the stumbling block may be GFC Capital and the fact that Warnock may be given a say on who replaces him. After all, he doesn't want a seagull to shit all over his statue!

41 comments:

  1. Cant you find anyone to throw coins at or racially abuse.

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  2. You want to get out more cockney boy.another leedsunited blog...poyet would be the man for me.definetly the brains behing our run in league one.as soon has he left,wise didnt have a scooby doo.gfh are skint,so need big investment..and quick..by the way hf,congratulations on west ham getting the olympic stadium.6oooo in the championship will be some achievement.

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  3. Try using your imagination from time to time, instead of being so predictable! Also trying to be proactive not reactive would be at worst interesting and at best decent journalism!!!! MOT MOT MOT

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  4. poyet was being polite in speaking to reading . I don't think had any intention of joining them , they are going in the wrong direction atm.

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    1. He should have been polite to Brighton fans by refusing to talk to Reading!

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    2. You should be polite to West Ham fans by jogging on and drowning yourself, you useless and pointless priest blower

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  5. which row of seats are you going to pick for yourself in the new stadium ?

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  6. Just a thought cockney boy...who do you think should be the next leeds manager.you seem to know everything,so i thought i would ask you.

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    1. think you should go for Allardyce!

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    2. No point hf, Allardyce prefers clubs where there's no real expectations. Hence his current position.

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  7. think u shud go for warnock

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  8. At this point does it really matter? Never been a fan of the old fossile or his crap style of play. But lets face it these new owners have not got any cash their skint. Remember that Fukkin Arab stated we wont be spending crazy money, so he told a half truth and should of said Any!!
    Even Larry could of got us up if money was available. So it makes sense to me to let Naylor have a go and bring all the hungry youngones with him, and simply say this is it lads nothing loose lets go make some Fresh History!!!!!!

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    1. naylor doesnt want a go m8.

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  9. allardyce and warnock have very similar philosophies when it comes to style of play

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  10. poyet wont goto leeds even tho id love him to i can see us getting di canio a little crazy but did a really good job at swindon so y not give him a go. its obvious nice guys are no good to us so im all for it come on leeds m.o.t

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  11. If it was me, I'd go for gary neville like him or not leeds fans, the man really knows his football and he will get it rolling the right way

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    1. You're funny 1354...

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  12. Bore off bum face

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  13. West Ham are shite , so shit they make Andy Carroll look good

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  14. From one Leeds fan to others - grow up guys. You're like a bunch of children. How old are you lot? Middle aged most of you I bet.

    Don't read this guys blog if you don't want to be wound up. I think he's made a lot of sense recently....sadly.

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    1. argee also a leeds fan.

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    2. If HF is soooo boring why do a bunch of you who have a vocabulary limited to a handful of abusive words keep coming back for more? Though judging by the severe limitations of you brains boring things are challenging enough.
      So fcuk off you sad cnuts and let us philosophise about the demise our beloved club in peace.

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  15. R u on drugs 1354.scum twat neville knows fuck all.hes about as welcome at elland rd,has a dose of crabs.and cockney boy,u can shove big fat sam up ur arse.

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  16. Richard Naylor all the way for me. We need to accept we won't be challenging top 6 for a while so who better to come in and keep the ship steady, maybe bring on a few youngsters along the way.

    As for Poyet, arguably the most overrated manager in the division. Working under the financial constraints Larry/Warnock did would probably send us down. Anyone who thinks Warnock 'failed' clearly doesn't anything about football, I'm afraid. Even our fearless author recently conceded this completely contradicting every post he has written all season (of course you 'predicted' it, mate).

    And Di Canio? What an absolute joke of of a candidate. Right up there with that dick above suggestion that Gary Neville take on the job (no I didn't bite btw, just don't find you amusing).

    Finally I'm afraid Adkins and McDermotts talents would be better served elsewhere.

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  17. Very sensible article. I agree. They will either sell or put in a manager stupid enough to believe he can do miracles with donkeys

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  18. 48 hours ago approx i asked you a question about why it took 24 hours for your condemnation of your own fans[thats westhamutd i think and not the team you follow intently,thats Leeds United A.F.C,]to go to press,you have yet to oblige me with an answer,yet you did oblige me with an answer to a question that never existed almost instantly..come on don,t go shy on your public,unless there is something to hide.

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    1. What planet do you come from ??

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    2. Get me some of the drugs your on.....

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  19. oh no it,s stopped again.

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  20. quick,quick,go to press my goldfish is gold.

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  21. your soooooo boring

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  22. my gosh,the world may never know that there is snow in leeds,thanks to mr selective.

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  23. we pay gus nearly three hundred quid a week so you would have to better that and from what i hear thats real big wages up north nowadays i guess thats why all the good looking girls have moved south and only the really thick ones who look like blokes have stuck around anyway you can have them back as we hate fake tits and cant bear their bloody accents besides every bloke in brighton is gay as you like and that suits gus and the way that we play you would be better off with a shut your eyes and hoof it type of manager that would suit your squad and current kick it and hope style

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    1. Possibly the longest sentence I have ever seen, 0107 and notice you STILL didn't officially start or end it. You need to either keep off that class A or try and refrain from commenting when you're half way through a night out, son.

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  24. gus has got a team that plays football at brighton hed be sacked at leeds before he could get a team constructed and playing well together cos hed need about twenty new players it would be a waste of time with the players youve got no disrspect to those guys they just would not adapt well to guss style and no point in employing gus and expecting him to adopt a different style or to adapt to the players gus wont be coming to leeds at least not now go put a bet on it i am i won 23007 thats twenty three thousand and seven pounds on him not joining reading who needs a job

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    1. Now he's off AGAIN!!!

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    2. Yeah take some advice from old Dave 01:07 and 01:34. Notice how I use capital letters at the start and full stops at the end?

      This denotes sentences. Sentences allow you to make your comments in a way that people can read them and understand them.
      You write like you a guy on the Meth pipe.

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  25. 2nd longest sentence,RETARD

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