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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Leeds United's Yo-Yo Club Status Confirmed

Maybe I am mixing my metaphors after reading Friar Brian's post match comments. Maybe instead of a Yo-Yo club, Leeds should be hailed as a Two Step club, or as the Bald Controller says, "One step forwards, one step back."

Regardless, just like last season, Leeds are establishing a pattern of climbing to eighth one week, before slipping back to tenth the next. Win your home game and lose the away fixture that follows, and you bob up and down like a cork in a swell, and don't actually go anywhere.

After all the excitement generated by that tonking of Birmingham, the Leeds United faithful climbed aboard the Feel Good Factor Sleeper Express to Huddersfield, the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond fully expecting a repeat of last year's triumph over the once mighty Terriers - only to end up swallowing yet another dose of bitter reality. For all McDermott's positivity, this Leeds team is no better than the one left behind by Old Big Gob Warnock.

Still, the serial killer came off the sub's bench, just as I predicted, and scored Leeds' second goal - exactly as I predicted. Sadly, I didn't reckon on Huddersfield netting three times.

So it's back to the drawing board. Can Leeds play three at the back away from home? Maybe not. Will McDermott give it another go for the next home match? Probably. But formations are largely irrelevant if the squad isn't good enough, and the evidence suggests that this lot are no better than a mid table outfit.

Still, looking on the bright side, if results go right, Leeds could Yo-Yo back up to eighth next week!

27 comments:

  1. Was surprised to see we are 10th too be honest, how the f**k did we get that high up the table?

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  2. again thanks for nothing!

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  3. You win mate....yes Leeds are shit. You had your fun now fuck off

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  4. Can't deny I am disappointed about today's result, when it got back to two each I thought we had a gud chance of going on to win it, we was the better team at the time on the front foot, then we got a kick in the nuts! Anyway, what is your predictions on Swansea game tomorrow?

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  5. As I said at the start of the season we need 5pts every three matches... yes we are a little behind that average.....

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  6. Loner? No children? Lonely?

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  7. once mighty terriers? haha its a reverse of last season,we will beat them at elland road.leeds will be alright mate thanks for your concern.get back to living a lonely life in bucharest.you can have all the money and houses in the world but the reason you live in romania is because your personal life was a failure in the uk.there is no other reason why you would live in a shithole like that hahahahahahahahahahhaahah

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  8. Common sense article for once. Can't disagree with it.

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    1. HF posting anonymously

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  9. couldn't decide which of your two faces to wear when posting this? "sadly, I didn't reckon on Huddersfield netting 3 times"......Sadly? are you hinting that really, you love Leeds United? Anyway, congratulations on getting at least one thing right. Yes, Huddersfield played Leeds United this week and not Nottingham forest as you "reported" last week. Clever boy.

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  10. I disagree with ur comments cockney boy.unlike the millwall,and derby game,we created plenty of chances,against the dogs.this time we didnt take them.shit defending cost us big time.but we r inconsistent,and it needs to be put right.

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  11. Better to be yo-yoing backwards and forwards between mid-table positions, than to be on that one way slippery slope to Relegation though eh?.

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    1. Think it through. If the very worst happens - and that's a big IF - we could end up in the same division as Leeds, except we would have the benefit of the parachute payments. So, you would have to be a complete idiot to opt to be in Leeds United's position rather than West Ham's! If you were right, there would be no point in winning promotion to the Prem given the first year target is always simply to survive!

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    2. Can you please give me your predictions on the Swansea game, I don't know why you duck it every week, think about it, you predict Leeds games every week and get it wrong so why don't you predict a Swansea win and things might work out for your "team"

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    3. id rather be leeds than west ham

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    4. I've thought about it! Wot a great prize promotion to the Premiership would be, a league with a possible 6 title contenders, where the rest are just also ran's at best hoping for a outside chance of a place in a European tournament, a league where parachute payments are given to those who are not good enough to survive there, giving them an unfair advantage over teams who didn't to get to that promised land only three months earlier! The game hasn't gone crazy, HF It's gone down the shit pan.

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    5. I have explained before 1049 but as you appear to have a goldfish sized brain, I will explain again. I am superstitious and will not bet on West Ham games, nor will I predict the result for fear of "putting the mockers on" the team I love. I have no problem with putting the mockers on Leeds however!

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    6. 1152, I have a lot of sympathy with that point of view, but check the records and you will find that with very few exceptions, that situation has existed since 1970. Who, outside of the big clubs, has won the title since then? Leeds, of course; Derby; Nottingham Forest; Villa; Everton; and Blackburn. Break that small group down and you find that the genius that was Brian Clough won it with two clubs and would have won it with a third had Revie's pets not bullied him out of the club; Leeds won it with a great team and because of the genius of Cantona; and Blackburn BOUGHT the title, just like Man City and Chelsea. Everton put together a very good team, as did Villa, and won it on merit.

      This season could be interesting, however. Southampton look very good. Spurs are strong enough on paper. Liverpool look mighty impressive. Man Utd are struggling. Everton look impressive. Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City may yet fill three of the top four places, and Man Utd could yet fill the fourth, but for the first time in a while the term "wide open" is valid, albeit it clubs like Swansea, West Ham, West Brom, Fulham etcetera don't stand a cat in hell's chance.

      So, my money is on the Prem being more competitive than the Championship this season. Your division is already dividing into top, middle, bottom - unlike in recent seasons. And unfortunately for Leeds, McDermott's Merry Men are most definitely in the mid table section of the division!

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    7. So HF. You actually believe that you sitting in eastern europe, guessing the result of a game of football ACTUALLY influences the result of said match, hundreds and hundreds of miles away. You are the biggest dick in the world. Please reply.

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  12. Well thats Leeds all over beginning to give up supporting them to be honest, you should stick with a club thick and thin, these idiots are beyond thin, Lees yet again makes an error hence why he was dropped by U21's after all he only got in the odd time to make up numbers really, and Blackstock what a load of crap no wonder we got him though prolific goal scorer he is not what was it 7 goals in 37 for forest last season, well he will fit well into our forward line then won't he thats about as many as all our strikers have got between them all season.
    Hall suspended for doing drugs I beleive, he won't be missed as he is a crap player anyway with a stinking attitude and ego to match hence why he was palmed out on loan.

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    1. You clueless prick, go support someone else. What a crock you just spouted. Give your head a shake.

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    2. Give up supporting them? As if you ever did in the first place. I've heard that Chelsea are the favourites for the premier league, I am sure they won't mind adding another bit of plastic. By the way Blackstock 1 sub appearance 1 goal in a Leeds shirt you clueless tosser.

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  13. Im glad ur looking positive 10.15......well we might as well all fucking shoot ourselves.no doubt if we beat yeovil next wk,u will get ur leeds scarf back on.

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  14. Long way to go yet cockney boy.we may surprise everybody,and win 2 games on the spin,then the so called factor express will be up and running.

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  15. I'd rather support Leeds than Big Sam's Cockney Wanderers.

    Now go back outside and work the streets for crack, HF, it's all you're good for!

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  16. leeds united forever cockney boy.

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  17. Three Step Club! according to our beloved Eddie Gray, one step forward and two steps back! I think he agrees with HF's "Yo-Yo" analogy! Where's Robert the Bruce when you need him?....

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