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Saturday, 20 April 2013

McDermott Faces First Real Leeds Challenge Today

Beware false messiahs. It's no wonder that Leeds fans have responded so enthusiastically to Nice Guy Brian - Avram Grant would have been a relief after the Warnock - but, if we are honest, the former Reading manager has done nothing to deserve the plaudits yet.

True, he has said all the right things. True the team performed well against Burnley. And true NGB has started with back to back wins. But look a little deeper and it is easy to shrug and ask, 'So what?'

The first 45 minutes against Sheffield Wednesday were pretty dire and Leeds looked second best for much of the game. The second 45 were much better, but Lionel Varney has never been a goal machine and is not the long term answer to the problems Leeds have with scoring goals.

The Burnley game was a return to type. Leeds won at home. No great surprise there, given Burnley's position in the table and the fact that they were without their leading scorer and best player. The victory involved a single Leeds goal, and it was not scored by a striker.

Would anybody have been surprised if Leeds had won those two games with the Warnock at the helm? Of course not. The home record, the last couple of games apart, was good. Bloody hell, Old Big Gob's team beat Spurs at Elland Road, and victories over the Owls and the Clarets hardly compares with that.

Where Leeds have struggled this season is on their travels. So a game away to Birmingham represents McDermott's first real acid test. And the stench of sulphur is just marginally stronger because the Warnock masterminded a win at St Andrews earlier in the season.

To be fair to Brian, like his Monty Python namesake, he is doing his best to play down all the messiah bunkum. And with good reason. Messiahs are crucified and NGB would like to avoid that fate!

41 comments:

  1. WE SHELL SEA WON'T WE SPAMMER?

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  2. nice guy brian? lionel varney? what the f**k are you on about

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  3. go die of cancer like papa did.looooooooooooool

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  4. He's not th Messiah,, He's a very naughty boy!

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  5. As a Leeds fan, the thing I dread most about reading this blog is the stream of illiterate and mindless comments that inevitably appear at the end.

    OK, HF sometimes 'interprets' the facts to maximise the wind-up value of the article, but isn't that part of the spirit of football banter?

    And yes, he does often state the bleeding obvious - but that doesn't seem to have hampered the careers of most football pundits.

    If you can't read the blog without getting your tiny brains whipped up into a frothing rage, then stick to the Daily Star and stop making the rest of us embarrassed to be Leeds fans.

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    1. F off .....bet u think ya shit dint stink .

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  6. Are you just waiting to use the headline: He isn't the Messiah ,, He's a very naughty boy!

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  7. SAVILE LOVER.

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  8. You mocked Gary Speed in death.

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  9. Hf hates blacks muslims and jews.

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  10. Why do you mock people with special needs ?

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  11. cancer is to good for you hf...

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  12. The question whether we would have won the last 2 games under Colin,is we would have drawn one and scraped through the other(bearing in mind derby beat us in the previous home game under Colin)The point of the fan's new found favour with brian, is his general and very clear positivity!He's(Mcdermott)changing attitude from top too bottom!all positive, HF, it make's a change!!

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  13. you may hate BLACKS...but your wife loves them.

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  14. REPORT THE TROLL TO WEST HAM AND THE POLICE FOR RACE HATRED AND INCITEMENT.

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  15. And the incessant Leeds obsession continues.............glad to see you can't live with or without us.

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  16. oh dear excited again are we

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  17. go and boil your bottom, I fart in your general direction, you smell of elder berries.

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  18. Well you have day to day news for the Whites fans but it amuses sometimes the undersigned.

    Tare

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  19. what supermarket will Upton Park become when the bubblers move out of their manner ? Is it big enough for an Iceland given their recent connections with the land of fire and ice ? Maybe a Costcutter eh ? More appropriate could be a cash converters with a focus on south american bracelets ? That would draw bigger crowds too.

    We need to know what will happen here, as this is after all the capital's fifth biggest club.
    M.O.T.

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  20. Just stop posting things about our club and do it to your own (west ham) oh wait are they to rubbish for you awwwww what a Same

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  21. TWAT Approval thank you hahaha, what a satuarday you must have approving spam and junk, living the dream baby

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  22. Let's see shall we. Hope it goes our way, I would actually look forward to next season then.

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  23. You are a class one tit,
    In summary, your season about Leeds says we are crap because of Warnock, and he has gone and now we were good under him before he left, and the new chap should win the games we were likely to lose under Warnock................
    You are a class 1 tit

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  24. I thought it was just northerners who were supposed be be miserable chuffs?

    Any win is a good win!,
    both team and manager are finding their feet after only week,
    new style of coaching and playing and new philosophy.

    Give it a year before writing such a stupid "i better write something about Leeds" articles....but doubt you will!

    Don't you think it is time for you to move on? and maybe start living a bit?

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  25. shut up you boring little man

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  26. Wet spam, skint and irrelavant!!!

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  27. Well this article really does show how little you know about Leeds United. Did you attend the Wendies game? If you did then you really do need educating on football. If not then I take it you read the match report in Womans weekly for your analysis of the game. Leeds outplayed the Wendies all game and but for some poor defending for the only goal of the half they deserved to be at least level at half time. The reason that Brian has received so much praise for the game is the changes he made in the second half. Plan A didn't work so he used plan B and within 6 minutes Leeds were deservedly ahead. This would not have happened under Warnock but then you would now this watching all of the Leeds games this season.I would love to comment now on how West Ham have been playing lately and their results but I wont for a couple of reasons. A) I don't know how they have been playing as I don't watch their games and I don't want to look like an idiot (see article above). B) I don't write a spam website for which I want to get extra hits. C) I really don't care about West Ham football club as my energies are put into supporting my own team and what I do now about them doest justify me actually writing about them. I can only assume all of these Leeds articles are written to get a rise out of a real set of football supporters. I can only assume that there are not enough West Ham fans who can read and write for you to justify the hours of your life writing a blog which no one reads or comments on. Perhaps I am being harsh and the West Ham fans are just tired of reading the opinions of someone who knows so little about football so now you need a new set of readers. This is clearly done for attention because eventually if you poke someone with a stick for long enough they will react. Yes I have reacted so it is working but then I react to my two year old when he tries to put lego up his nose. Both of these things don't effect me personally but they are both forms of attention seeking.

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    1. Well said mate! MOT

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  28. When i need a shit, i print out your posts to use as bog roll.

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    1. I suggest you use a picture of the Leeds squad instead.

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    2. Can you send me the one hanging on your bedroom wall?

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  29. as I've said many times pikey boy ,,, you get over 100 replies from Leeds fans but it takes up to ten blogs about your own shit club to attain the same result ,,,, i don't give a fuck if you don't print this ,, you read it and that's all that matters. you really are a sad wanker ,, fuck off in your caravan back to Romania , take your fat ugly mum with you

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  30. 1-0, You win again.

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  31. How many Leeds stories are you pumping out every day on your West Ham blog now? If you wanked as often as you blogged on Leeds you wouldn't have a cock left!

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