I’ve just checked and it isn’t December, but all Leeds United fans' Christmases seem to have come at once! Ken Bates has gone. GFH Capital are muttering about buying back Elland Road, and to top it all, Leeds didn’t just kick off the new season with a home win, they scored TWICE and new million pound man Luke Murphy scored the winner!
True, the victory was against a Brighton team which, following the departure of Poyet, appears to be in disarray. True too, Oscar Garcia reckons the winner should have been disallowed for handball. And true too, that Leeds fell a goal behind and left it late to plunder that winner. But let’s not be churlish. Leeds are off and running, Nice Guy Brian is smiling, and everything suddenly looks rosy.
Mind you, talking Rosie, QPR’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday must be a worry. As must be Wigan’s thumping of Barnsley. And Reading’s victory over Ipswich. And Leicester’s win at Miserableborough. And Udinese Calcio's away win. And the away points for Bolton and Blackburn. It is a stronger Championship this year so Leeds will have to improve considerably to figure in a promotion push.
But back to the positives. Leeds won without Byram. Poleon came off the bench. And 33,000 fans flooded into the Bateless Elland Road. Happy Days!
For now at least!