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Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Leeds United McPromotion Express pulls out of Siding as Burnley, Reading, Watford, Nottingham Forest and Derby stumble!

Well, without wishing to sound cocky, it all went pretty much as I predicted on Thursday. Leeds dispatched Yeovil Town with the mcminimum of mcfuss whilst rival teams cut one another's throats. Burnley avoided the defeat I anticipated, but only courtesy of an own goal after going two goals behind. Mark my words, the Clarets will now slip down the table and will do well to finish in the top six.

And that is great news for Leeds. Leicester and QPR will probably remain out of reach, but Blackpool are no great shakes and are eminently catchable, whilst Watford and Forest are now within striking distance. Reading's defeat at Sheffield Wednesday meanwhile, will put huge question marks against the Royals promotion credentials. At the end of the day, sixth place is all that matters, and then Leeds have a ticket for the one in four lottery.

And courtesy of McCormack's goals, Leeds are now just three points shy of a play off place despite a truly dreadful October. As I have written before, Friar Brian's promotion charge at Reading didn't start until early December with that 3-0 thumping of nine man West Ham, so at present, Leeds are arguably ahead of schedule.

McCormack is back in form, Smith is finding his feet (which can't be easy when you are that tall!), Blackstock is an alternative and the new Lithuanian is now available to bolster the defence. What a shame that Albrighton wasn't snapped up on loan, because I suspect he could have proved the vital ingredient to turn a decent team into a good one.

The big question, of course, is whether or not Leeds can do away from home what they can do at Elland Road. If the gap swells back out to six points next week, the Leeds United Feel Good Factor Sleeper McExpress to the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond will again be shunted into a Championship siding, but a win at mediocre Charlton will result in a build up of steam, and then God help Miserablebrough when the Smoggies chug into Elland Road.

Leeds fans can hope, and this time hope with some justification!

34 comments:

  1. I don't care for your pointless and demeaning insights and predictions...now do yourself a favour and crawl back under the rock from which your primitive life form emerged and write about your team - that it is my hope, with considerable justification.

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    1. anon....if it annoys you,simply don't read it. I'm from Leeds and I like this banter!

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    2. The sole member of the Leeds branch of WTFU or Spammer Fan in disguise? I've seen more meaningful banter with with a single cell amoeba - fine if you're happy to be insulted, which seems to be over-riding premise for this blog.

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    3. Yes I agree with (20.19), if it's too hot in the kitchen (19.28) get out!!

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    4. I wish you (Jack) would get out of spam dangler's underpants!

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  2. A reasonably decent post for a change spam dangler, Charlton isnt a straight forward as u make out, got a decent defensive record and haven't conceded in a gud few hours, so I am feeling u r setting us up for a fall with ur coments! Then u can resume to ridicule us!

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    1. HF posting anonymously.

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  3. Hello spammer! Missed you

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    1. if i had a shotgun i would not miss the bastard

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  4. Good resume HF although the extended Thomas the Tank Engine meets Buzz Lightyear metaphor is getting slightly out of hand! I shall mark your words and watch the Clarets trajectory with more interest - it does seem like a bubble fit to burst. What I'm even more interested in is whether our new found goal prowess will continue at the Valley. I have a feeling that it could be the end of our frankly awful away form and the beginning of the end for our even more awful Yorks derby form when Woodgate and Muddlesboro come to ER. Here's hoping....

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  5. And most hammers share your odd obsession with teams a league below you weird self absorbed troll? Get down the jobby before your DLA gets stopped you weirdo

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  6. So what Leeds fans always knew was possible is now being voiced by you via your grubby keyboard.
    Let's have your latest prediction...I seem to recall you believe the season is dictated after the first few weeks and you had Leeds finishing 8th and oscillating between 8th and 10th all year. So what's your latest wise prophecy??

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    1. No change. You will finish between 8th and 10th!

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    2. So all your bluster about the genuine hope for promotion each time Leeds win is simply you trying to generate false hope from what you really believe?

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    3. No. I may be wrong. Let's see how the season unfolds. Football is a funny old game as they say and NOBODY expected McDermott's Reading to go on that charge two year's back.

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    4. Wow ! 'Lets see how the season unfolds'. This, coming from you, who dismisses Team's promotion chances after only a few games played every season !!
      NOBODY saw that coming !!

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  7. Just a point ,It's only a one in two "lottery". Only two "matches have to be won., consisting of a home and away leg in match 1, then Wembley.in match 2...

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  8. I thought west ham were very poor against a poor and depleted villa side.Leeds are on the up....MOT.

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  9. HF, wen are you going to admit that your actually a Leeds fan, but are scared to say, you want nothing more than the mighty Leeds to be promoted .

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  10. I'm a Leeds fan and I've got to say, "What a miserable lot we sound on here". It's only good natured banter when all's said and done - and actually, it's quite a good take on the top of the table situation in my opinion.

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  11. What a load of tripe this is, Leeds will be lucky to get near the playoffs at best. Burnley clearly aren't going to fall neither, most teams have been stung at Millwall this season so a draw is a good result, the fact they comfortably walked passed OPR the week prior says you're talking out of you rear end at best

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  12. Take your Leeds glasses off they won Yeovil not OPR, which Burnley who are apparently going to fall like a stone did the week before.

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  13. Will u still c it that u smashed the championships best in the cup?

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  14. I find myself looking forward to your blogs. You say it as it is, which is way you wind some of us up. Keep writing. MOT

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  15. I think u predicted a burnley defeat,but never mind,the white machine is ready to click into gear.its only a matter of time,before we start winning away.another 3ooo will chear us on at charlton.

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  16. Everyone are entited to their own opinion and mine is we've only played 14 games and in good position at the moment. Let's see what happens in the next few months and take it from there but most importantly get behind team including the new owners and manager! MOT

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  17. Whitearmy ,, we sold our allocation of 3000 and asked charlton for more ,,, massive club , massive following ,, hey Tracy

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    1. Massive when you fill your own stadium perhaps!

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    2. Can't wait to see how much of the Free Gift stadium you lot fill when you finally get it!

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    3. Do you believe Wet Ham will fill their Stadium when they are in the Championship next season?

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  18. Play offs mean a possible three games - only one at ER. Leeds don't have a good record in play offs - four attempts and they've lost out every time. We need players that can seriously compete for the top two - but aren't yet capable of building such a side. Defending isn't up to Championship level and no team ever succeeds with a weak, leaky defence. McD is being asked to work a miracle.

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