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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Leeds United's Chairman Throws in the Towel!

So what's all that about then? With Leeds fans desperate to rub shoulders with the big boys again, Chairman Nooruddychance has poured cold water on their dreams of promotion this season, saying that "Promotion would be a very harsh target this season".

Quite why exactly is hard to understand. QPR apart, the teams in the top half of the table are much of a muchness. Sure Leeds lack firepower up front, but that apart, player for player, they are every bit as strong, or mediocre, as the likes of Leicester, Forest and company. As for Burnley, well despite the result at Elland Road, I would take Friar Brian's squad over the Clarets' squad every day of the week.

That's what doesn't make sense. Last season Leeds proved that, on their day, they can compete with the best - as the results against Tottenham and Everton showed - yet there is a crippling lack of ambition at Boardroom level, even when "new investment" is supposedly on the horizon.

Talk of "the long term" and about the "stability of the club" and the "harmony of the club" are all very well but Leeds fans do not want to hear Nooruddychance talking about "achieving promotion eventually" even when he hastily qualifies that with "in the near future".

If the Chairman is writing off the here and now, why should the fans pay good money to see games in the here and now exactly? And if the players read that their Chairman doesn't rate them as good enough to push for promotion, why should they strain every sinew to drag the club into the top six? If your boss expects mediocrity, then mediocrity is all you are going to give him!

The talk is ridiculously defeatist. Yes Leeds need a striker and a winger. Fine. Go out and get them! Tottenham's Kane might be a realistic target if Becchio is unavailable. What about Villa's Albrighton? Or Cardiff's Maynard? There are players out there with little or no prospect of playing Premiership football, and it is down to Leeds to gamble on them. They may fail, but they can't succeed in a Leeds shirt if they are not given the chance to wear one!

Talk of a medium and long term strategy is all very well, but some Leeds fans will not be on this planet in 12 months time, and after a lifetime supporting the club, they at least deserve to have hope that they might again see Leeds in the Prem. The gap to sixth place is just 5 points. Is it really so harsh to expect Leeds to close that gap and win through to the Prem via the end of season playoff lottery? It bloody well shouldn't be!





56 comments:

  1. No doubt you will get a torrent of abuse for this article again, but I would agree totally. Look at the money wasted by BFS to get West Ham up, it was speculate to accumulate and because of that, West Ham went up. Maybe leeds should take a leaf out of that book and take a couple of risks, the rewards are outstanding. The only reason would be they had no money in the first place....

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    1. I count 2 west ham fans having a discussion about lufc on an lufc blogsite. Wonder if a few Leeds fans are discussing Andy carrolls heel injury in a pub sonewhere???? Nahhh

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    1. How can it be you when it's me!?

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    2. Schizophreniac

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  3. Clutching at straws again Tracy !! , no new news here , just a sad troll with no friends reaching out into cyber space for companionship

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  4. Spot on that mate, a lot of the stuff you write, whilst based in fact, is utter bollocks and written purely to wind people up, but in this instance I think your bang right. Put Albrighton and Maynard in our squad and i'd fancy us for play offs without a doubt.

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  5. Not a bad assessment of life at THE MIGHTY WHITES, you actually did make a lot of sense. Well done

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  6. So I embarrassed you out of "Father" Brian - and you've moved onto Friar? Hmmmm. Other than that, I actually agree with most of this one.

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    1. So dog's knob, I was going to leave a comment on your site about how much shite you talk but the last thing I want to do is leave my email address with a dog botherer like you!

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  7. Some days I actually agree with you,

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  8. Credit where credit's due, this is 100% accurate.

    The defeatist attitude is unbelievable. We've shown in so many games this season that we can dominate possession and in most cases limit the opposition to only a handful of half-decent chances. So a bit of pace on the wing and someone who can stick it in the onion bag can turn those draws and narrow defeats into wins.

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  9. Hmmm tbh those are very fair points, there is something missing re the transfer policy, don't know if McDermott is dithering or if he's been given a very small budget for loanees despite what the chairman is saying. The simple fact is that if you have money and the mandate to spend it then players should be coming through the door a lot more quickly than we have seen over the last 4-5 months, other teams with money sign players at will so if we truly have a pot to piss in lets bloody start pissing in it!!!

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  10. Game's Gone Crazy in 'talks complete sense' thread shocker!

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  11. Id like to dig up your papas corpse and feed it to some pigs

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  12. Vaz Te please, if of course you're not planning to use him. Bet you'd hate to see another West Ham player do well at Tottenham wouldn't you? When alternatively you could just sent him to LUFC instead and gloat at how Leeds have a 'crippling lack of ambition'. What do you get out of this blog of yours exactly Hammersfan? Are you just bitter towards other clubs and/or their fans? Do you have delusions of grandeur about WHU being the best club in England (that also supposedly won the world cup for us)? Or do you just enjoy trolling the football web with tripe that's appaulingly written?

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  13. It amazes me how sombody can talk so much sense and then the next day talk utter crap, u are not predictable i will give u that.

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  14. your post always make me laugh but this ones bang on the nail

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  15. Nooruddychance...not bad that, not bad at all

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  16. How about we spend millions on a long haired geordie misfit , that would do it Tracy

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  17. Now you really have grasped the truth. Don't have a bad dream and lose the plot.

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  18. Totally agree hf I'm confused we got money to spend apparently but in the whole of the footballing world there isn't a player good enough to play for us what a croc of shit!

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  19. Couldn't agree more! Well written. No ambition , no hope !!!!!

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  20. Well Nooruddin could have no complaints if another few thousand fans said "OK, we'll be back buying tickets for Elland Road and spending fortunes travelling away - hopefully in the not too distant future. Maybe see you next season if you're feeling competitive."

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  21. Appyammer is Hf it's got to be. With you on one point if the boss thinks it's unrealistic then the lads will. MOT.

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  22. For once not a bad point view, having said that have you ever heard of under promise and over deliver???? Mr Chairman may just be playing clever, lets face it he hopefully has more brains than you (or I for that matter) so I'm hoping that is his plan so us Leeds boys don't get over excited!

    We do need a forward/wide man, no point getting them now as it is the international break and no point getting Mr average for the sake of it.

    Anyway it ain't looking too hot for Fat Sam and the porno kings (the dwarf one and the one with the odd looking beard) and you have to spend money on players who are going to fit in and make a real difference, so says father Brian and in him we trust!

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  23. Worry about your own club, really worry. Would it make you feel better if Karen Brady says you're gonna win the champions league next season or would it be better if she said 'if'we are lucky enough to avoid the drop we're in for another season of flirting with relegation and fat sam long ball tactics and yes I will still be here humiliating your club alongside Reggie and Ronnie Goldsullivan'.

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  24. Leeds won't go up because we've spent 1m on a player once in the last 7 years and because we have sold ALL of our best players. If you took the time to talk Leeds fans properly you would have known this but then again you are more interest in trying to antagonise complete strangers. Just to put my comment into perspective, Bournemouth recently paid over 2m for a striker.

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  25. Here we go everyone. Sensible yet obvious one minute, a prick the next. Will Scott, Nev or whatever his name is get the hits? Its up to you.

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  26. stop dribbling Timothy they have read and heard all about it before .....

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  27. Just now and again you show some respect to our club and fans, so today i'll show you the same. Nice piece of writting. Now hurry up and start taking the piss before people start liking you. MOT

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  28. Spot on hf.im not happy hearing that bollocks.at the beginning of the year,he said we had a 2 year plan to get to the promise land,now he says its a 3 year plan.thanks for telling me.

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  29. Go and play with your mother

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  30. "Nooruddychance" Nice one!!!
    MOT

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  31. all you faggots siding and praising this blog-hf is an arsehole-he HATES leeds united.
    you all make me sick

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    1. i agree with this last comment the guy hates Leeds so please stop kissing his fuckin ass

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    2. 15/20 yrs ago I was a chest thumping Leeds supporting cave man. who would have wanted hf strung up in the west stand B section. Nowadays a go to games with my young son so I see the game differently. We are now a business and the football we play is barely entertainment. In business I believe that you have to speculate to accumelate. Our new plastic millionaire owners don't have the courage or the money to take us forward. We bought Luke Murphy cos we thought we would make a decent mark up on him next summer (we were wrong cos hes shite). So hf you've written a decent piece that contained no bile or spite... shame some of the replies couldn't have been written in the same manor.

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  32. As he has said many times before 19.43,hes a lover of football.maybe he has a soft spot for the mighty leeds

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  33. Faggots and arseholes..someone is trying to supress some gay tendencies.. Usually this guy is a wind up merchant with some second rate drivel,however this article for once is bang on the money..or in our case lack of it.

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  34. you should be happy.......i have heard the country is clamping down on pay day loans.........that means the 70 million......wait a mow................................................................just had a chuckle to myself.......anyway...oh yes that 70 million westhamutdonceproudclub have borrowed from next years t.v cash now seems like a really really really good idea.

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  35. are you staying in for the game with your best matey Mr Remotey....yet again.....and yet again ............and yet again...........and yet again.............and yet again................

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  36. erm i wonder which one it could be?

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  37. Spot on HF!
    No ruddy chance of signing anyone before the break...

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    1. Nobody in they're right mind would you knob Jack!

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  38. AppyAmmer: can I suck you now?
    Hf: No, I'm too busy writing anonymous replies to my witty blog
    AppyAmmer: Ah, but I'm dying to have you in me
    Hf: sorry to disappoint but I haven't much of one for you to do anything with
    AppyAmmer: that's ok, nor have I... it shrinks every time I see a proper bloke
    Hf: me too, that's why I hide behind this blog xx

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  39. and (19.43), do you really have to call all your fellow Leeds fans "Faggots" I don't see that sexuality should have any bearing on people expressing their opinions of praise toward HF.

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  40. We r all fagots......ha ha ha.....good points hf and rob atkinson shutup u driveling nimrod

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  41. For once I agree to an extent of what you have said. That's not to say I dislike you any more or less than before, just that one article of yours actually makes sense, to some degree.

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  42. You have to love him really. No posts about West Ham since middle of sept but over 20 pays in a row about the mighty Leeds. It really is time he came out of the closet.

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  43. Spot on is that most of us get defensive because of the harsh truths u rite about but in my opinion majority of the time u r correct and people need t open ther eyes and see it ww ht shit owners a shot manager and a shit team the only thong going for id apart from our amazing support is how shocking the championship is and as a result think we will stay up but finish no highdr than pur current position

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    1. You on the source already!

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    2. well put HF, shame you are so sad

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