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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Leeds 5 Huddersfield 1 - Decision to sack the unsacked McDermott vindicated?

Football's a funny old game isn't it? With Leeds fans up in arms about Crookillino taking over the club and showing their support for sacked boss Brian McDermott both before and during the game with Huddersfield, one vital detail seems to have passed unnoticed: Cardiff bid somewhere between £4m and £6m for McCormack yesterday, and the offer was turned down.

Now, would GFH Capital have turned that bid down? They grabbed less than 50% of that for Becchio and accepted the hopeless Morison as part of the deal this time last season, so its probably pretty safe to say no. In fact, quite a few Leeds fans might have said yes to that kind of money!

But with Crookillino promising to pump money into the club, Cardiff were told to take a running jump. And with McCormack smashing home another three goals today, that is looking a pretty good decision at the moment.

McCormack will, of course, come out and say something like, "That was for Brian" but it's a bit late for the Leeds players to be playing for Nice Guy Brian now - unless, in the mad mad world of Leeds United, the decision to dismiss McDermott is overturned.

What's even stranger is that this was a return to the McDermott blue print. Whereas the last two teams were packed with Warnock's yard dogs, today's team featured Mowatt, Murphy, Kebe and Stewart. Did McDermott pick the team before he was sacked? Probably.

But he wasn't in the dressing room at half time was he? And it was presumably what was said in the break that turned a faltering performance into a rampant runaway victory.

So a new era has started with a 5-1 win and those in the McDermott lobby now have a few awkward questions to answer - and victory at bottom of the table Yeovil next week wouldn't make it any easier for them to defend their man. McDermott staked everything on the Feel Good Factor, but there was no Feel Good Factor inside Elland Road at kick off, and look what happened! Maybe angering these players is the way forward!

Unfortunately for Leeds, today's result hasn't really done a lot for the club's chances of being in the Prem next season, courtesy of wins for Blackburn, Ipswich and Reading. The gap to the playoffs is still eight points and Leeds are still only in tenth place in the table. But then that is the McDermott legacy after 9 months in control - 9 months of standing still given Leeds were still in the hunt - just - at this stage of last season with Warnock in charge.

What would be really funny, of course, would be for McDermott to come back and for Leeds to lose at Yeovil next week. Stranger things have happened at Elland Road!

23 comments:

  1. whatever.west ham win but still in relegation zone!! gutted

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  2. crookillino?? thats poor even by your standards mate!

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  3. Hi. Just one thing u got wrong. When Becchio left, he did not leave for 50% of 4 million +Morison. Leeds never got 2 million quid. They got two hundred thousand, plus that bag of bones. That's even sadder, I know, but such was life under Bates. I personally prefer this chaos over Bates. Season still over despite nice win but bring on the chaos - it will be a welcome change of pace from the calm descent into relegation dogfight

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  4. Unfortunately for West Ham today's 2-0 win didn't do much for their battle against relegation.

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  5. oooooooooooooooooooooooohh Brian McDermott oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh Brian McDermott - its amazing what such a bunch of vile animals can achieve !!!!!!


    MOT

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  6. No prem for us this year but we look forward to playing Best Spam next season

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  7. What would be even funnier is running into you at next seasons championship encounter between leeds and west ham

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  8. It must really get your fucking goat Nev that Ross scorned the chance to join a cockney super power to stay with a mid table championship club and arse rape the Huddersfield defence for a hat trick to boot. Hopefully he does the same to your fucking horrible porn king run club next season.

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  9. Oh dear seems you've jumped the gun with your Uncle Fester picture you daft arsed cockney clown boy.

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  10. Well a good day of football for all today, with both W.Ham and Leeds winning. What a great attendance at Leeds 31k, I must say I was surprised at the figure, considering Huddersfield only brought 2.6k. If Leeds win next week then we are back in it with a game in hand.

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    1. like you, I was sooooooo happy west ham won, I nearly pissed in my sisters pants while she was out playing hop scotch

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  11. no chance of westhamutdonceproudclub fan turning up at a leeds and westhamutdonceproudcllub game 18;08 he as not attended a westhamutdonceproudclub game for well over 12 months..........but he as pretended to be at a game on several occasions.....................he does love his lazyboy,chessy puffs and 6 pack of skol.

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  12. nice pic of uncle festa. why don't you put a pic of "our ray" next to it you sad prick? bet you wont allow this will you?

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  13. go on, a picture of Ray!

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  14. Shhhhh Neville ,,

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  15. Ray is our hero. a genuine nice guy. unlike you mr poison.

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  16. United are back,united are back,hello hello teehee.

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  17. Brian back on monday.great result today.the fans were the 12th man.brilliant support today

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  18. Crookillino? Fuck me that's bad, that's really bad.

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  19. west ham win today but still in bottom three ha ha ha see you next season muppet

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  20. Let's go sell some dildos let's go sell some dildos nah nah nah nah!!! nah nah nah nah!!!!

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  21. So, they let you take your lap top into hospital?

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    1. Yep. Private hospital you see. But all streaming blocked sadly so couldn't watch West Ham, though the Stoke v Man U game was covered live on TV.

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