Monday, 29 April 2013
Leeds sailing into calmer waters claims former player
Well according to The Yapping Post appointed "Leeds Legend", Brendan Ormsby, the 'White Pig' is sailing into calmer waters after McDermott has 'steadied the ship', though Leeds fans will be praying this isn't the doldrums. Stormy waters are preferable to being becalmed in the middle of nowhere!
Back to back defeats have put the McDermott effect firmly into context. He arrived with a mop to wash down the decks in an attempt to make everything look spic and span and demanded that every member of the crew be given an additional ration of grog to ensure smiling faces, and for a week or so, everything went to plan - but a record of two defeats from four games, three of which were at home, does not bode well for the future. There's no point in everybody 'heading in the same direction' if it is the wrong bloody direction! And if a few Seagulls shit on your plans, what's going to happen when you come face to face with a whale?
Of course, it is far too early to pass judgement on Commander McDermott, so you have to wonder why so many have been in such a rush to do so. Thus far, in terms of results, Leeds are no better under Nice Guy Brian than they were under the Warnock, but you wouldn't think it reading the eulogies. It's apparently a feather in his cap that Leeds avoided relegation, but that was never really a possibility who ever was standing on the burning deck.
The real work starts after next week's game. How many of the present crew will still be on board come the start of the new season and will GFH Capital offer more than the King's Shilling for anybody else to climb aboard? What about Cabin Boy Sam? Can Commander McDermott retain his services or will Pirate Patel demand he walks the plank to Manchester City? And talking of planks, what do you do with Brown, Varney, Peltier and co, because the majority of the Warnock's recruitments are not fit to go to sea in a bath tub, never mind in a gorgeous galleon.
It promises to be a fascinating summer, and like the spirit of the Albatross, I will be with you guys as the White Pig sets sail on her latest adventure! Mind that iceberg! Ship ahoy! Thar' she blows! (Oh no sorry, that's Commander Pardew with a player's wife at Newcastle!)
Posted by Hammersfan at 08:47