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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Is the Leeds Recovery Fact or Fiction?

He asked for three games to change the world, and many Leeds fans believe Warnock has delivered on his promise. Three games played, two won, one drawn, and Leeds have climbed the table to the heady heights of ninth. True, Leeds are just as far off the play offs in terms of points and goal difference but that's not Old Big Gob's fault is it? He can only do what he can do with his own group of players.

The trouble is, the evidence of a recovery is flimsy in the extreme. Yes Leeds have won two home games on the bounce, but they have been doing that for most of the season, and, if Warnock is honest, Leeds should EXPECT to beat Blackpool and Millwall at Elland Road. Since the defection of Wurzle Holloway, Blackpool have been poor; whilst Millwall have been toothless lions since losing Wood. But even then, Leeds were hardly convincing over the two games. Meanwhile, the Blackburn result looked decent until Posh banged three past them in 45 minutes yesterday.

If you look at the facts, nothing has changed. Leeds have scored just three goals in 450 minutes of football and five goals in 630 minutes, with two of those being penalties. Less than one goal per 100 minutes of game time is hardly scintillating is it, especially when Warnock said he was adopting a gung-ho approach. There was a predictably hysterical response to Morison's first goal for the club, but the Welsh goal machine hasn't been prolific for a long time now.

Leeds fans will point to a water tight defence, but on the basis of skewed stats. Blackpool were goalless again yesterday and, ignoring Cup games, Millwall have scored just six goals in their last nine games, a goals per minute record to compare with Leeds. Blackburn, meanwhile, were ravaged by injuries and struggled to put out a midfield.

The acid test comes this week. If Leeds lose at Leicester and Palace, the lie of a surge in form will be laid bare. Leicester have to win after their defeat yesterday so Tuesday night is a shit or bust affair for both teams. If Leeds lose and Forest win at home, the writing will be on the wall. If Brighton and Miserableboro both win too, Leeds will be cut adrift.

Keep that Warnock statue on hold!

49 comments:

  1. What happens if leeds win them both will you stop writing about leeds and concentrate on your own teams relegation plight


    Mot

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    1. No, I will start a campaign for a statue of Warnock outside of Elland Road with Don Revie on his knees before him in supplication.

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  2. Didnt you write all this yesterday? Doh!

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    1. Did you read all this yesterday? Doh!

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    2. you just repeat yourself hf,getting old

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  3. im sure there is something wrong with u, u really need to get a life, all u do is write blogs about leeds and u dont even support them?? u need to get a life mate

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  4. W.HAM WILL ALWAYS STAND IN THE SHADOW OF TOTTENHAM,ARSENAL,CHELSEA,FULHAM,QPR,CRYSTAL PALACE,WATFORD AND CHARLTON. THEY ARE MUCH BIGGER LONDON CLUBS

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  5. Would you get up off your fat arse...step away from the laptop and get a better hobbie.

    If you have a missus...take her out.
    If you have a son take him for a walk.

    Because to be quite honest your leeds banter is pure and utter shite.

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  6. Just a thought, how many Leeds United supporters do you think even give your team a thought in the course of their day, much less write a daily obsessive blog about them. We're not famous anymore, hmmmmm!

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    1. i fought he supported Leeds ? that's all he every writes about ? you are a very bitter man. what as warnock ever done to you ? he will never get a statue, you have to be somebody at this club to be honored a statue, when will FAT SAM get his statue and Duck Quaker Nolan Sister your super star be honored with a statue for all the great work they have done for the high flying wank spam.they throw Night hoods at anybody Sir Trevor Boring Brooking (won the fa cup with a wank 2nd div club), Sir Geoff Hurst,( did fuck all else in a wank career apart from a hat-trick for england)thats the only honors your tin pot spam have won. ha ha ha

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  7. Nice to know you keep an eye out for us, cos we don't give a shit about west spam. mot.

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  8. Warnock said judge me on my next 3 games..not what you are misquoting him as...Leeds are 9th with a game in hand over 5 of the 8 teams above them..I stopped reading there...utter stupidity .... as usual

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  9. It doesn't work that way HF. It will all be decided for both Leeds and West Ham after he last kick of the season. Until then I'm afraid it's just idle speculation laced with an overwhelming desire to see Leeds under Neil Warnock fail. You can't read too much into one result or even three or four. The championship will churn out table defying results ever week. As a Leeds fan I can tell you that we're looking better than we have done in a long time and recent performances have been quite promising - even in some of the games we have lost. Nice try though HF - do you have a little cry when Leeds win it sounds that way?

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  10. Mate, why is the progress of Leeds United, anything to do with West Ham? or am I missing something?

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    1. You're probably missing the Prem and half decent football Chris!

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    2. hahaha west ham playing decent football, good one!

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    3. armchair hammer.blogging on his so called beloved hammers from a different country.its like phil hay giving his leeds reports whilst he is in spain.wouldnt mean a thing.ODDCP

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  11. Get a life you sad twat.

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  12. Hahaha I think your Warnock/LUFC obsession is slowly driving you mad hf! You're worrying more than we are.

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  13. Keep that Warnock statue on hold!
    LOL (rallen5 LUFC)

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  14. Every body who comments now are 'Anonymous'. All of the serious debaters, response, bloggers etc have obviously got bored with the drivel and started to ignore you. A reflection of on the lack of ability to bait us, on your part, goat eater! Give up and get a life. MOT

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    1. You cannot be serious then Anonymous!

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    2. The number one full of shit here is you WANKER!

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  15. Looks like this weekend is Leeds weekend for HF...
    obsessed dude....

    I have just spent all day writing a 2000 word academic essay, you have spent all day writing about a mid table 2nd tier football team....

    Why oh why oh why?

    Why would I want to write about Brentfords chances of promotion from league 1?

    very strange behavior dude......but if you enjoy it good luck to you

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    1. What was the topic? Can't be too academic given you can't spell behaviour and don't know how to use apostrophes. Mind you, you must be a student given this was posted at 14.34 and you count that "all day"! What time did you get up, mid day? As for "dude", did you start your degree in 1967?

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    2. You really shouldnt be ignorant about the global impact of the net H F. He's probably American ( hence the US spelling of behaviour and the use of 'dude' which is still common yank talk today.
      I live and work in China and you accused me of being a Security Guard one morning when my 11 am local time comment arrived at 5 am UK time.

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    1. Why only one? Has your wife had a mastectomy?

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  17. how long you been supporting leeds mate?

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  18. Stupid little twat haha

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    1. Stop looking in the mirror as you type!

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    2. I guess the mirror would need to be under the desk...

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  19. Upton park falling apart with corrosion. Sums up your season sad bubble blowing twat.

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  20. Who said Leeds were on good form? Such poorly structured uneducated writing.

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    1. You missed a comma after the word 'structured' so I agree with you. Two sentences and one mistake; you should go back to school!

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    2. You my HF friend, missed a comma after the word, word.
      W.A.C.C.O.E.

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  21. Boys, boys! Distract yourselves if you will with you bickering but the facts are that it was pretty dismal football at Elland Rd yesterday (as with much of this season) and WHU are never going to play the kind of football that folk used to admire them for whilst Sam is in charge (whether it's in the Prem or Championship). Sadly it's often the away teams playing the football at ER and the Boleyn Ground (although Millwall were woeful yesterday).

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  22. The point is Hammersfan Leeds are crap at the moment. But when you tell us how crap we are it's just rubbing salt into the wound. Yes, we look around for some consolation here and there, but a 1-0 win over Millwall is hardly that. 9th with a -4 goal difference just about says it. Where is our next goal going to come from? We hope things can only get better - I'm not holding my breath - though obviously many Leeds fan's are. But then Leeds (fans) are better know for their lungs than their football at the moment. Marching on together!

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  23. Your obsession with Leeds and Neil Warnock is very odd. You are a closet Leeds fan - I'm convinced of it.

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  24. ITS OK MATE,WEST HAM CAN STAY MID TABLE AND GESTATE UNTIL LEEDS GET PROMOTED SOON.YOUR NOT THAT FAR AWAY FROM US HF.I CANT WAIT TILL WE GET BACK TO BEATING YOU LIKE WE ALWAYS USED TO.RUDDOCK,TIME TO GO!

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  25. NO RESPECT FOR SOMEONE WHO HASNT ATTENDED A FOOTBALL MATCH IN GOD KNOWS HOW LONG!! pathetic!

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  26. South London a breeding ground for racist scum

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  27. I for one agree with u.next 2 games will tell us,if its playoffs or midtable.if its playoffs,we will win that.build a team to challenge svumchester,win the prem,fa cup,tin pot cup..ur right i am dreaming,but u started it with ur idea that west sham will play at the olympic stadium.

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  28. The last four articles (in 2/3 days) have revolved around ' he asked for 3 games to change the world' all with a slightly differing twist on the awfulness of leeds/warnock. 7 points from 9 is a decent return for any club or manager, I'm guessing you would take that in your precarious position! It is out of warnocks hands! All we can do is pick up points and hope other teams faulter. Have you been drinking this weekend or just decided to avoid serious debate and pick up on spelling? You really do sound like a pathetic child when avoiding questions and remarking on comma's! Get a life you sad armchair fuckwit! I actually feel sorry for tosspots like you. MOT! WACCOE

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  29. your words make me erect

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  30. Fair comment H F..'What a Tits'

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  31. What the fuck are u doing in romania anyhow cockney boy.is it a permanent vacation.i can just see u walking around ur shanty town wearing a leeds top.

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  32. see u lost the stadium pal!

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  33. How does it feel to be the 9th best team in london? Ha

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