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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Luckless Leeds Slip to Eighth as Automatic Promotion Bid hits the Buffers

How cruel is the game of football? Just when Leeds fans thought everything was going swimmingly, along come back-to-back defeats at Nottingham Forest and at home to Blackburn; and to make things worse, Burnley, QPR and Leicester all recorded victories, effectively knocking McDermott's Merry Men out of the automatic promotion race.

Of course, eighth place has an uncomfortable ring about it, being the exact position that a certain blogger has predicted that Leeds will finish in. True it would represent progress on last season, and Noruddychance was predicting nothing better not so long ago, but after the recent Leeds charge up the table, it would be a very disappointing return for the fans come the end of the season.

The defeat at Forest was excusable, but the defeat to Blackburn is a bitter disappointment and brings the Lancashire underachievers up onto Leeds United's shoulder. More worrying still is that Brighton, who Leeds beat on the opening day of the season, are now above McDermott's men in the table - as are Ipswich despite a home draw with Charlton. The next game at Sheffield Wednesday now takes on huge importance because, should Leeds lose that, they will settle back into mid table - and Warnock will be smugly saying, "See no real progress has been made since I left."

And McDermott has now clarified that he does, in fact, want FOUR new players if the club can source them. The fans played their part again today, with a gate of over 30,000, but if Friar Brian is right the new owners are going to have to open the transfer coffers - and quick.

But for any Leeds fans feeling depressed, let me assure you that it could be worse - you could support West Ham United!

21 comments:

  1. Your frightening me! With all these respectful comments where as hf gone! Who are u right now.

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  2. If we carry on playing this shit we will be playing West Ham next season...

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  3. I thought today we looked tired....fucking bless them.im up at 5 every morning doing 12hrs,and i have more energy.poor excuse by mcdermott.ur right the fans are doing there part,now its up to the owners.get the players in,before sheff wednesday decide to turn up for there cup final.

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  4. we need to replace Austin with a player. west ham just need to do the once a year act and sack the fat sam

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  5. sack fat sam and we need to replace Austin for a footballer

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  6. but for any Leeds fans feeling depressed,let me assure you it could be worse-you could support westhamutdonceproudclub......but you do not even do that do you.............congrats you have now gone at least a year without leaving your lazyboy to watch a game..............well done old boy.

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  7. Meanwhile another nail in the coffin of West Ham, defeated by one of the shittest teams in the division.

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  8. Don't worry lads! Joe Root might get a century tonight!

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    1. Shut up and go away!

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  9. the lads look knackered which is quite worrying.i think we will still make the playoffs tho.BMD has done a great job

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  10. cricket is shit jack.PROPER BORING.like watching west ham

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  11. Same old shit. One up 2 down. 2 out of 12. McDermot has no clue what to change. Defence is still a leaking ship.

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  12. its obvious we need new players, and sooner rather than later. hope this take over gets done quickly or at this rate we are going to freefall down the table.

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  13. As if Leeds were ever even in an automatic promotion race.

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  14. Tiredness is in the mind. BM now has to show that he can be a tough as well as a nice Manage, by passing the arm badge onto a player who, unlike Austin merits a palce in the starting line-up. He also needs to shed some of his caution by trusting more in youth (as Blackburn have), replacing Pugh with Charlie Taylor being the obvious place to begin, to be followed by Dawson for Austin. Then he can look for a proper midfield strong man......

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  15. Its like this, Leeds are a couple of points off the playoffs and plenty of time to turn things around.
    The supporters are too used to the scenarios of oscillating between playoff spots and just below so they don't get bitterly disappointed when this happens, its part of the make up of being a Leeds fan.
    You said 'between 8th and 10th' in your predictions, to be exact. Flirting with 8th spot with over 20 games to go hardly constitutes bragging rights.
    All in all, its still an enjoyable season ahead supporting a team which gives us a run for our money.
    Much more fun I believe than supporting a team who are being outclassed week in week out by all the Teams in their division

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  16. was that the last game of the season and we finished 8th as a "certain blogger predicted?" oh I see. so if its all over, does that mean West ham are relegated? and Q.P.R didn't win the championship as a "certain blogger" predicted? im confused....

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  17. Well (23.15) if you were a true Yorkshireman you would understand the intricacies of cricket...you obviously don't comprehend the tactics of football either.

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  18. Ok I'll eat humble pie! Root was dropped! lol

    yeh..... Jack knows the intricacies!!

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    1. What a bell, keep quiet :-*

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