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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Leeds so lucky at Watford

Any Leeds fans taking the game at Watford as a guide for next season should not get too excited. On paper, a 2-1 win away to Udinese Calcio sounds bloody impressive, but watching the highlights, it has to go down as one of the luckiest wins of the century.

If the Warnock was in charge of the Italian loanees, he would have rocked up for the press conference armed with a laptop to show the nation's press how, "Honestly, it was daylight robbery out there. It was criminal. Diabolical. There was only one team who was going to win that game and it wasn't Leeds." Oh, and Old Big Gob would have told everybody that Deeney was "Stupid" because he had "Let everybody down out there. Me, himself, the chairman, his team mates, the fans, the Pozzos, Vladimir, Estragon, the people of Italy..."

All season Leeds have struggled to score goals, and neither of their "strikes" against Watford was fashioned by skill nor judgement. For the first goal, Poleon deserves credit for chasing lost causes but it was a terrible mix up by keeper and defender that gave him the opportunity to net from a yard out. And the second was painful to watch because young Bonham is so hopeless as McCormack makes a hash of his attempted chip but still ends up on the score sheet. A joke!

On the positive side, Leeds only shipped one goal, but they were playing against 10 men for one third of the game and Anya looked like Messi for the goal, weaving round half the Leeds team before setting up Abdi. And Podgy had to make an excellent save to prevent 10 man Udinese taking the lead.

So it was a famous victory of sorts, but only because it facilitated the promotion of Hull City. For Leeds, it was a bit of fun but a poor indicator for next season. Any talk of "domination of the division" next season based on this game would appear absurdly optimistic and indicative of the problem that has dogged the club for almost two decades: unrealistic expectations.

Nice Guy Brian should be pleased with the result but concerned about the reaction. It's going to take time and money to float the Leeds boat, but I'm not sure he will be given either. I expect Haigh has already planned his conversation with McDermott: "Money to revamp the squad? Why when we have the players to win away to Watford?"

58 comments:

  1. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha!

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  2. What about cheating Wet Spam? Paid off the linesman most likely. Absolute scum.

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  3. you are a complete tosser.

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  4. First of all not only are you racist you have a problem with people's weight!!!! As for your view of the game half the first team were out and leeds had nothing really to play for !!!! Your problem is you know f-ck all about football a win is a win and luck doesn't come in to it
    Racist scumbag

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  5. zzzz bore off, teams do lose even when they play well!

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  6. A team winning against the run of play...that's absurd!! Man united make a habit of it and you don't seem to be banging on about it! I suggest you end your Leeds United vendetta.

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  7. ive never read so much nonsense in my life!

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  8. Iam cheerful chirpy cockney who comes down your way I wear cor blimey trousers .you dick van dyke imposter

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  9. I don't think your a tosser, I just think your boring. Now and then you write something that makes sence but more often than not you just want to dig at leeds. It don't matter to me, it just wastes my time clicking your link in anticipation of one of your very few good reads.

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  10. Twattttttttttttttt

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  11. That's 2 more goals than West Ham scored against a relegation threatened Newcaste at home. It's also 1 more goal to Leeds than you predicted and 1 less conceded than you predicted. All ends up a poor day for you HF and even 6 paragraphs of abject flannel don't change any of those stats. Have a nice day : )

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  12. McDermott has to get us winning games that we would expect to win which with respect to Watford was this game. Job done, deserved their win, move on.

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  13. Stopped reading after 'but watching the highlights'. If you are going to attempt to do any journalism watch the game rather then taking a biased Sky view on it. Of course Sky was biased towards Watford as it was them who was able to gain automatic.

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  14. Warnock has gone,never to return. You must accept that fact and move on. Go to your happy place in 1980. By the way anyone who uses the phrase "rocks up" is a twat,in yor case it's just confirmation. You seem to go to extraordinary lengths to wind people up though, watching every Leeds game then dissecting every second,all the extensive research,the blogging,continually scouring NewsNow for the tiniest snippets etc. To the neutral it would seem like you were the one wound up. Would you agree that you are obsessed and wound up by Leeds United?

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  15. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSER HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  16. you are such a pathetic, tiersome wanker.

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  17. You know, I often find myself watching match of the day and when west spam do score a rare goal think 'well what a great goal worked by skill and judgement, it was in fact Barcelona like'............you play a long ball up to a hapless carroll and hope he can head it or take out the defence to leave nolan with a tap in, the skill and judgement in that is at such a level it is indescribable with words!!!!! You are a true gloit who knows jack shit about football, and the way you twist what people say is quite frankly embarrassing as its clear to see you have twisted it........or maybe your just that simple you dont understand, ill put that down the the gene pool being the size of my little fingernail though

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  18. You are actually clueless. Do you aspire to be Prick of the Century? Because writing that gets you on the candidate list, you absolute Moron.

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  19. get a life son.

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  20. You seem to have lost your spark a little since Colin left. And raining on our parade before we've even repaired the threadbare uniforms and taken the trombones out of hock is just so cruel. But we'll take the goals both of which were better than WHU's

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  21. Koh Samui Whites5 May 2013 at 10:38

    Sorry HF you,re starting to smack of jealous resentment without the humour. Football matches are often won or lost by fine margins.Leeds could easily point to away games at Palace,Wolves,Leicester,Forest etc where just rewards were not forthcoming. Not one of your better efforts i,m afraid, D minus could do better methinks.The thought of all those nondescript commuter town skidmarks crying into their halfs of shandy,bemoaning their bad luck and jumping on the "dirty Leeds sheep truck" tonight does bring a smile to my face as well.

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  22. I am sorry LUCK! That is something that you get when you work hard

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  23. this sort of thing happens in all football games and ALL the clubs carry luck of some sorts,it gives the people something to talk about after the match,least of all you,a west ham faggot

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  24. Go Jump in Bed with Zola! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  25. Have been reading your comments for a while and cant work out what you get out of following Super Leeds, you are supposed to be West Ham so dont worry about Brian McDermott,how we scored two yesterday or where our money for next year is comming from. Just concentrate on the second rate shit team that your supposed to support and leave the real supporters to follow Leeds. You really are an arsehole.

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  26. Oh dear here come the sour grapes and all because you made yourself look a right tit yesterday and your mediocre team couldn't beat a very poor Newcastle. Well here's to a couple of months of rest from your plaigarism blog. bye bye DTHF!

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  27. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah hAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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  28. BORING OLD TROLL....MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LIFE..INSTEAD OF SPEWING OUT NON SENSICAL CRAP.

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  29. I might start writing a blog about west ham and call myself leedsfan but I have one of them things, a life.

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  30. it wasnt a famous victory it was just a victory.you make a really big deal of everything hf.

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  31. We owned brighton with 10 men for a solid 70 minutes of the whole match .. Yet we still lost 2-1 .. Out played the so called best passing side in the division .. More possesion with only 10 men? Shit like his happens .. Dont see you talking like this when leeds where just like watford last week. The way i see it.. We got our first league away win since huddersfield back in december .. A first half league goal since boxing day .. We usually concede in the 90th minute, but we scored in the 90th minute? Played nice football in the past 5 matches under big McD and this is with warnocks boys .. Pretty sure next season will be better when McD brings in his own lads.

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  32. one person said dominate the division.i read it on here.leeds WILL be better next season i have no doubt.top 6 place

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  33. You pathetic nob jocky ,,, it was your shit team that was lucky ,,,, the ball was over the line ,,, and you're just smarting because most Leeds fans called it right on this blog and you once again was oh so wrong !!! you've now gone past being annoying , your now just a very sad little man , everyone just visits this site to abuse you and your the pathetic gimp who loves the abuse

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    1. See that above hf?
      That's the nail being hit firmly on the head!

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  34. Pathetic old man...imagine the stupid old dodders headstone 'dedicated his life to being a Troll '.......what a man...what a life...

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  35. As for the young keepers mistake , he hardly deserves comments like that he's just trying to break into the game! Goes to show that no body is safe from your snide and obnoxious arm chair opinions, Im betting that you sit in a small bedsit with yr laptop, a box of tissues next to you whilst wacking one off looking at portraits of yrself. What a life H(L)F, you cannot have made many friends with such a lovely personality! .

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  36. may your crotch itch for eternity

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  37. how come you didn't put my post on freak?

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  38. Heard it all before. Bored.

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  39. Racist scum

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  40. You're no better than the other west ham scum, the only difference between you is that you try to insight hatred through a blog rather than at the ground, your as much scum as the rest are.

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  41. Oh dear we are upset today - not only are we dirty, but lucky with it.

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  42. funny that you mention the previous Watford game so many times, and at the point of us going down to 9 men we played them off the park, then oh they were so lucky with that situation, well thanks for highlighting that key word in your story, you saw the highlights, most of us here in the land of taxpayers and law abidance saw the whole game, and were fortunate to see a Leeds team more than match their opponents, for a whole game, not a third of it, Leeds won by scoring more than their opponents, it's the basic way of football, they who score the most win.... we won, the southern softee's lost, giving a Yorkshire club a place in the Premier league. Watford will have to build on their 9 loanee's they have and get a dozen more in,

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  43. I do not know who you are that spends so much time writing all these articles. I suspect you are unwell because why bother. Haven't you got anything else to do? Seriously!

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  44. You are such a child Hammersfan. Go and look at the highlights of your sad life you jealous little twat

    Your average team couldn't even beat a poor poor Newcastle at home.

    Your prediction was 2-0 to Watford. That sums up what you know about the game.
    Oh and you got two right out of your Top 6 finishers prediction you made in late August last year.
    Useless at picking , jealous and support a mid table perpetual struggling outfit. Sad to be you

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  45. HF succeeds again in winding up the Leeds Neophytes!

    Verbal Hoofball indeed!

    Pathetic! just like the team! T.O.T.

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    1. I dont see no-body getting wound up? Just a Troll getting abuse.....
      T.I.T.

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  46. stick to licking windows thats all hammers fans are good for

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  47. You've bocome really boring. zzzzzzzzzzzzz....

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  48. do you honestly believe, we think we can get promoted with this squad next season? There is more chance of Hull winning the premier league title! Of course Mcdermott will need wholesale changes to make a promotion contending side. We don't have 'unrealistic expectation' of the players, we just have expectation that the club owners should bring in players who can actually play football. if you call that unrealistic then fine.

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  49. A) warnock isn't leeds manager anymore,so your point is ? B) why are you such a cock wart ?

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  50. It dosent matter if we win or lose cockney boy.you pick holes in every game we play.4 or 5 quality players,and we will be there abouts next year.m.o.t

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  51. How do you spell hf in arabic?
    the answer is TWAT

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  52. thats better,but i fear you were traveling back from your not so jollies that would explain your lack of followship today.....just think if you had not spent hour after hour, day after following the great Leeds United you could have been thinking about baby clothes,names and cilours for the wall right now..your a sad man.

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