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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Poor McDermott learning how fickle the Leeds United flock can be

Today's reading is Psalm 23

The McDermott is our shepherd; we shall not lack. He makes us to lie down in green pastures: he leads us beside the still waters of the Aire. He restores Revie's soul: he leads us in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though we walk through the valley of the shadow of the Championship, we will fear no evil: for you are with us; your tactics and your coaching staff they comfort us. You prepare a team before us in the presence of our enemies: you anoint our heads with lager; our cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life: and we will not dwell in the house of the Championship forever.

So sayeth the godly and the righteous. But sadly, far too many of the Leeds fans have as much stomach for adversity as the Israelites who, mystified by the ways of Moses, bleated complaints like lost sheep when wandering in the desert. So what that McDermott has delivered manna in the form of McCormack, one home defeat has unleashed uncertainty like a plague of locusts!

Look at that self anointed soothsayer Rob Atkinson who, after one narrow defeat, is already pointing the finger at the Leeds United board even though they have delivered the club from the clutches of Shatan, and cluttering up the Leeds United News Now board with jealous articles about bigger clubs like Tottenham and Liverpool. With supporters like this, it's little wonder only 23,000 turned up for a crucial game against QPR.

Cue the explanations that it was on TV and it was a category A game and all that crap. This game was vital. McDermott and the team needed a full house, roaring the side on, but instead the faithless turned their backs on the club and flocked to the pubs instead, watching the game for nout and saving up their pennies for their nightly KFC Family Bucket.

Last season I asked if the Leeds fans deserved a successful sports team after the denizens of the city failed to fill Headingly for a test match, even as Root and Bairstow were flying the Yorkshire flag superbly, and the pathetic gate for the QPR game sadly makes my point again. Did the Liverpool fans abandon their club last season for televised games as the team struggled? Do Newcastle fans stay away from the ground when their games are on the box? Was the Emirates half empty today?

The Reverend will preach another sermon from his pulpit this week, but sadly far too many of the so called faithful will turn a deaf ear and moan in the pews, passing the collection plate swiftly without donating a single penny.

93 comments:

  1. Why link this to psalms from the bible? Why not quote something from the Koran? Why do you hate Muslims so much? You should be ashamed of yourself. I now issue a fatwah on behalf of all Muslims. GOD IS GREAT

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    1. Appallingly racist. Why do you seek to demean the Islamic faith by implying that all Muslims seek excuses for killing? Shame on you.

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    2. And for your information, Moses is a prophet in the Islamic faith too. Fool.

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    3. Whats more racist....that or a guy pretending to what might demean a religion he knows nothing about ???? Whats worse a guy who thinks hes clever but hes not........

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    4. Not all Muslims seek excuses for killing. Only the radicalised ones. They are the ones you should be careful not to offend.

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  2. Jermaine Pennant !
    Jermaine Pennant !
    Jermaine Pennant !
    Jermaine Pennant !

    30 years old still going !

    we All Love Stoke !

    Looks like your west spam lucks run out tooo !

    ps I want to have your BABYS now please


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  3. How did you get on yesterday?

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  4. Always thought you were a prick but sadly there is some truth in this piece too.

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  5. More Leeds fans should of shown up was very frustrating

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  6. We've only lost one match 1-0 to the best team in the Championship, why be so negative ?

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  7. I have to agree. It was a very bad gate. Just imagine if Leeds hadn´t started well this season, the gate could have been 18,000 which is about the amount of hard core(from leeds)fans the club has at the moment.

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  8. Hahaha you call Liverpool a good comparison ?? If West Ham had 8 years of Ken Bates sucking the life out of it, sky high ticket prices, all their players sold then lets see how many fans would walk through the turnstyles then.... a lot less than Leeds and you know it.........pathetic twat

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    1. Try having Lampard, Carrick, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Defoe, Rio Ferdinand all sold. How about us losing dean ashton to injury, tevez due to a dodgy deal, Demba ba cuz hes a mercenary. I think the amount of players we have lost outweighs yours. We had years of terry brown selling our players and then almost going in to liquidation under new ownership, and under more new ownership finally steadying our club. West Ham fans still filled upton park through all of that and loads of relegation battles year after year

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  9. Have u been drinking? is this post purely for internet hits?...... what a load of rubbish.

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  10. All hail the sooth sayer who broke the camels back
    Oooooooooo you fat bastard haha

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  11. Less than 700 fans from QPR !! Now that's a club I assume you think deserve a quick return to the Premiership for their 'loyal' fanbase Focus on a club local to you instead of one many miles away.

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  12. Newcastle fans certainly deserted their team in a 3 season stay in the 2nd division. Liverpool fans still hit the heights in attendances but they are still a serious force in the Premier. Leeds fans are battered and fed up. BM is not daft, nor are Leeds fans, We are not going up this year. Our away support is still amongst the best in the country - the real test. But until he has time to make his changes the team is still essentially warnock`s.
    I love your column. I always read it. The truth does hurt! But don`t get carried away thinking all fans support their clubs when they are in the crap and we have been in the crap for a long long time.

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    1. if you bend over he will introduce his column to you

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  13. iam a season ticket holder old lad and its up to everyone to make there mind up weather to go to games or not! there's been a lot happen at LEEDS UTD over the last ten years ( as you well know)and it will take a lot of time to put things right ! i for one think we are on the right track so you can keep coming up with this piss poor attempts to get to us up ! but in your heart of hearts you love us! we help you get hits on your little web site ! its a long season lets see when we are in 2 or 3 years when your lot are trying to fill that new ground of yours time will tell but at the end of the day i will still be Leeds and will still be a fucking knob!

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  14. The very fact that you sit in your miserable bedroom so envious all your jealous thoughts are with another club 200 miles away speaks far louder than you have ever written. You have more to say about Leeds than most Leeds Fans. Thats what it's like to be a big club

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  15. Hope you die dickhead

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  16. I have to agree HF the only way we are gonna get back to the prem is by filling ER to the brims - quite sad really !!

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  17. 4 or 5 games in and out he comes everyone's favourite troll. Where's a billy goat when you need one?

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    1. Take your blinkers off (20.02) he's just stating the truth.

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  18. I was under the impression that the 23 psalm is a Psalm of David and has got nothing to do with Moses. Get your facts straight... both the biblical and the footballing

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    1. LOL I know my facts. I refer to Moses in the article. As for David, he is Dawud in the Quran. If you knew anything, you would know that the Quran endorses The Old Testament, and indeed much of the New Testament. The divergence is around the claim that Jesus is the Son of God. Islam does not accept this because it implies that there is a Mrs God and that Allah had sex.

      Try this:

      Almighty Allah declared: So they routed them by Allah's Leave and David killed Goliath, and Allah gave him (David) the kingdom (after the death of Saul and Samuel) and wisdom, and taught him of that which He willed. And if Allah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of Bounty to the Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exist). (Ch 2:251 Quran).

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    2. Not into the bible,or read it to be honest,I have nothing against or for it,But what the fuck it has to do with Leeds Utd is beyond me. Your posting more shit than ever, Trying to catch fans out by quoting any crap you can dig up, seriously what's it got to do with football.

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    3. You can stick your religion (whichever one you follow) right up your arse!

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  19. 4 points from 9 looks like a relegation battle again you will just have to hope u get lucky again!

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    1. Yep. Fingers crossed we finish tenth again.

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    2. it was celebrated in the east end like a champions league final win.

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    3. im guessing you have had one of your lovely afternoons ALONE in titan park and maybe had some beers ALONE in a bar and watched some football ALONE.

      billy no mates

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    4. 2021, what do Leeds fans know about Champions League Final wins?

      2022, no, didn't go to Titan Park today actually. Lovely meal out in an eatery about half a mile from the park though. And no, I didn't dine alone, which is a shame in some ways because the waitress was cute.

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    5. i didnt know you were bisexual

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    6. what place is that?

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    7. lol well as they got a hell of a lot closer tnan your lot I would say MORE than you. They also won the equivalent in the past I beleive

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    8. So you'd entertain cheating on your wife eh? What an honourable man you are!

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  20. oops,id of kept this one to yourself hf.bit embaressing

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  21. oh yeh ive seen you flirting on here with rob atkinson plenty of times.my opinion is youre both equally shitty writers and should rent a flat somewhere and maybe spend all your time sucking each other off and writing a doubly shit blog together

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    1. post a photo of your wife id bet you any money my wife is ten times sexier than yours.we can put it to a vote

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    2. What a classy proposal. So very northern!

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    3. what a poncy comeback! So very southern

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    4. This guy is just plain offensive. I find his use of the North South divide and religion very wrong. I get that he is trying to be funny or pull at a few nerves- but at the end of the day its just sad. He needs a new hobby.

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    5. "What a classy proposal. So very northern!"

      Pretentious....? Moi?

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  22. west hams season is dependent on the fitness of andy carroll.


    oh dear

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  23. We all love Leeds, You love writing about it, we love reading about it....we all love debating it...bring it on.
    WH missing Andy Carroll, Leeds MD stated at the start of the season Leeds are planning in hope for a shot at promotion next season. Have a good week, cheers

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  24. It's sadly true, far more Leeds United fans ( who purport to be the best fans in the country) should get to the ground to support our team. I am of little doubt that if we had had a 30,000 plus crowd against QPR , we would have played with far more confidence and vigour and would not have lost.Big home crowds help the team ; it works. Leeds is a one club, big city but the fans are ( too often) a BIG let down. The sad hammer of this blog normally writes utter rubbish to try to provoke responses ;on this occasion however he/she/it is spot on but remains however a prize gobshite.

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    1. Lend me £50 (an 7th of my weekly wage) & I'll be there to watch Leeds create next to fuck all chances in 90 mins against an average team. Some of us live in the real world you c**t

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    2. Lend me £50 and I'll be there very week to watch Leeds create fuck all chances against an average side. Some of us have to live in the real world you c**t, enjoy another fruitless season. No disrespect to B McD, right man in the wrong place unfortunately

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    3. Fine if you genuinely can't afford to go fine , no need to explain, but those who can afford it and there have been full crowds on many occasions before can ; these are the people I am referring to who disappoint : good luck in your attempts to escape from what you purport to be miserable poverty-stricken lives lol

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  25. There is no way that Hammersfan is gay ! His boyfriend his but he's not !

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  26. You are the cheese on the end of my big purple bell.

    Prediction 2 years from now: you've grown up and realised there's more to life than walking off about being a Leeds fan, West Ham get relegated never to return, and Leeds do what they did last time we went up, storm the top division and win it in 2016, WACCOE

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  27. Leeds-shit club,shit town,shit fans,shit ground,shit result as ever!!!!!hahahahahahaha

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    1. Thanks, mastermind - would your specialist subject happen to be "shit" ?

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  28. Yes like I said hf last season u was 4 games away from relegation getting beat by teams like stoke is not gonna help u in your battle to stay up this season better hope Carroll comes fire on all 4 cylinders or you will be in big trouble come may!

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  29. I must concede that the attendance yesterday was sadly disappointing, however we still have the highest "average" home attendance, narrowly eclipsing Brighton.
    I agree with the remark about the soothsayer (R.A.) he his indeed cluttering up the News Now board with his childhood memories of the Revie era. The poor old man is stuck in a timewarp!
    Getting back to football lets hope BM gets the elusive winger we need and re-considers the role of Varney and Hunt....??
    and remember "Blasphemy" is only for believers.....

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  30. West Ham United v Derby County, 08 April 1989 - 11v11 match report

    www.11v11.com/matches/west-ham-united-v-derby-county-08-april-1989...

    West Ham United v Derby County, 08 April 1989. Score: 1-1: Competition: League Division One : Venue: Upton Park: Attendance: 16,560: View West Ham United v Derby ...
    not even on tv glo

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  31. you wrote a post at 10 this morning on west hams site. 5 hours later? you had zero comments. so, it was inevitable that you would try to get your hits from us you sad twat?

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  32. Another article written to secure a number of written reactions. Well done HF, another hit on your blog, ooooh and a post / reply

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    1. (21.57)and (21.53) I hardly think HF has a gun at your head forcing you to read his blog. I'm sure you CHOOSE to read it and subsequently comment, like the rest of the respondents on here...

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  33. Just one question, Who

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  34. Just read your "article" another hit for you baby. Count em up!! Lap them up!! Enjoy!!

    Please bring more, so you can get another hit on this blog, please oh please....

    Shit I need a tissue.

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  35. You talk some bollox JACK ....

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    1. Well I at least play the game unlike you...

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  36. I don't wish to be hypercritical - but isn't it "Shaitan"?

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  37. why do you even care what leeds do ? your a hammer that talks more about leeds ?? are we that much more interesting ? you really are an awful west ham fan !

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  38. Yeah normally bite the bullet and wince cos hf can say what were thinking....but this is pseudo intellectual pretentious twaddle....disappointed hf....

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  39. Your dead right. On another note how many games does Sam have left?

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  40. Very lame article spam dangler, your trying to deflect the pain of losing to stoke and the fact your board don't want to spend anymore money away from you and fuel your ego by getting a reaction from other fans! Why don't you try make some real friends? A keyboard and monitor don't count! So, let's try for a 3rd time, u have enough time till after the international break to think about it, how will west ham do in their next league game????

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  41. Ur right cockney boy. But our away support willl still be top 6 in the country.

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    1. mmm don't see how that helps Leeds's balance sheet!

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  42. More batshit crazy ramblings. Please seek help before you take it out on an innocent member of the public.

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  43. You make me laugh. Always read your blog whilst having my pre work shite on a morning. Another classic that's provoked plenty of fiesty replies from us Leeds fans.... we really should be filling elland road wk in wk out... No excuses. But hf you are still a knob (and we still need a creative midfielder).

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  44. Interesting article. Seems you are the self righteous one though.

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  45. So trying to make sense of this stupid blog it seems like it was written as either..

    1) an opportunity for you to prove you know more about Religion than Football or
    2) a chance to have a snip at Rob Atkinson in your ongoing inter blog handbag fights..

    or I guess I shouldn't be trying to make sense of it at all as basically all your blogs are just a wind up.

    How about writing a blog about how useless you are at predicting results and that the form of your own Team is showing strong signs they will be making a return to Second Tier Titans next season

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  46. Attention seeking hypocritical Southern Troll who has the nerve to mention the attendance figures at Elland Road when he doesn't even bother to add to the figures at his own teams home games, but has no problem attending cricket matches.

    PS. I hope this post is ok with Jack!

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    1. No, It's not ok with me (09.20) considering our last home match home before this one was the 17th Aug and our next one is in three weeks time (21st Sept) the attendance was pathetic.
      I've heard excuses like Sky were there, and QPR only brought 700, not withstanding that, it is still embarrassing. After all, we were unbeaten going into the match with a chance to go temporarily top! To paraphrase (22.50) it is definitely BOLLOX!!

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    2. Pipe down Brown noser!

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    3. Yeah pipe down Cock nose!

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  47. one word NORWICH

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    1. I meant Stoke shut it rat boy

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  48. Why do you put up the posts of people calling you everything under the sun but you don't put up the ones telling Jack what they think? Is he your lover rent boy?

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    1. (09.51) I've never rented in my life.
      I hail from North West Leeds...

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    2. Fu#k off Jack.

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  49. id like to state something totally irrelevant ........... stained gussets

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  50. 09:51.........because that would take away the thing he loves most[he has no children].........attention.

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  51. You know what (17.28) I think you should join your mate (09.51) in the Psycho-Analytical business. It would provide some justification for you claiming unemployment benefit when you inevitably fail...

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