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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Leeds United exemplify football’s culture of amorality, duplicity and incompetence.

Don't blame me for the headline, it wasn't written by me, but by The Independent, not generally known as a scurrilous rag! The article by Michael Calvin is quite a read as he lays into GFH Capital, Bates, Haigh, Cellino and Shaun Harvey - everybody indeed except Friar Brian who, on the basis of this article, should be canonised sometime soon. Saint Brian, the patron saint of gross injustice or of the Feel Good Factor perhaps.

If the headline taken from the article isn't tasty enough, try "If a man of Cellino’s character and reputation can pass the League’s so-called Owners and Directors Test, its 96 sections, countless  sub-clauses and 10 reasons for disqualification are not worth the paper on which they are written."

Or how about, "Let’s call it the Curse of Ridsdale’s Goldfish. The myth of a club which trades on their former prominence was exposed by the wasteland which confronted McDermott when he arrived late last April with a supposedly strategic brief to rebuild Leeds from the bottom up over three years."?

Mind you, this bit is spot on too: "Management has always been a charnel house, and had McDermott been sacked after punishing defeats by Rochdale and Sheffield Wednesday, the football world would have shrugged and moved on. But the callous and cowardly nature of his dismissal, enacted without the knowledge of existing board members, demands scrutiny."

And I love this bit: "Rarely has regime change been so shameless and shambolic. McDermott’s human touches, such as allowing staff to bring children into offices during school holidays, will be much missed. A climate of fear and confusion has returned."

I like the cut of this Calvin's jib! He even dismisses the thumping of Huddersfield as "a suitably perverse 5-1 win."

Earlier this week I predicted that Cellino would turn Leeds into a comedy horror show, but I didn't expect it to happen overnight! There's even a dispute over who picked the team, with Gibbs claiming it was McDermott and suggestions elsewhere that Uncle Festa made a couple of changes.

What a mess. Marching on Together? The club is tearing itself apart!

29 comments:

  1. And yet the fans were together and the players were together and we banged in 5.

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  2. One day someone will make a roller coaster of a movie about this club and it will be better than Dallas ! This sort of publicity can only enhance the phenomenal worldwide name that is '' Leeds United ".

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  3. As a LU man I will support my team no matter what. But but GFH are a bunch of pillocks. They are forgetting the history of one of the leagues greatest ever clubs. Now we're getting a corrupt italian, the board are full of morons who only care for the money and the status of owning one of the most famous clubs in fa history. Hey if their looking for dumb sh*ts who knoec GGC you might get on the board

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  4. Laugh now but one day we'll be in charge

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  5. After your big speech on your blog about max gradel I would be feeling rather stupid is that why you've waited so long to come out of your rat hole you west ham turd

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  6. NOB your infatuation with our club smacks of loathing , GOOD , nice to see that old rivalrys never quite fadeaway.Your twobit pretense at being a topflight club will fade away as the season comes to a conlusion .Andy lumbering carrol lololol see you soon sadboy. keep taking the prozac.

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  7. what marks out of 10 did gradel get today?

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  8. I am sorry,but you are a right ------- winding up -------! who should take a closer look at your tax robbing shambles of a club! P.S" see you next season"

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  9. Hang on to the TRUE FAITH brothers and sisters WE ARE LEEDS

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  10. Callous, Cowardly, Shameless, Shambolic,Perverse, of course with your pleasantrie posting you fail to fall into any of these catagories. I have no doubt that if we had won today without last nights sacking of McDermott you would have posted how st Brians train on its way back to the prem is back on course, and the feelgood factor is back., truth is you signify this blogs culture of amorality,duplicity,and incompitance.

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  11. Can we get Di Canio

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  12. do us all a favour and butt out, you get on my nerves. tosser.

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  13. it,s to late for a reversal now..............you are never the same.....................no matter what the docs say..........but at least you have taken my advice and are giving it a go........but no need to thank me.......................but i fear it,s too little to late...............................but good luck with that.

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  14. Still in the bottom 3 I see. See you next season.

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  15. So you don't even write your own articles now?

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  16. god,youre like a broken record mate.wasted 2 years of your life writing about a team you dont support!

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  17. oh my gosh.....you did not get max......................funny thing you never said anything about that.

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  18. never a sending off........but you reap what you sow..............maybe you should appeal...............then you can rant and rave .................then mention Leeds United...........go on......you know you want to.

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  19. Oh hf send a strongly worded letter to LS11, and get us out of your system once and for all.

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  20. i do mot see(do you see what i did then?]why you are crying about westhamutdonceproudclub.........because,,,,,,my gosh there are about 5 teams worse than westhamutdonceproudclub in the prem league.....so pull yourself together........get some new batteries and relax..........no point in poohing oneself on ones lazyboy old chap..........

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  21. No one could argue Leeds aren't in a mess off the field and sometimes on it but we are the ultimate survivors in the face of adversity,just check the list; gold fish loving lunatics let loose on the plastic, financial meltdown, player fire sales, relegation, more relegation, administration, unjust unprecedented point deductions, evil smurfs, gutless managers, gutless players, more player sales (the only good ones left), clueless managers, the only skint arabs in the world as owners, potential mafia owners, farcical pantomime phantom managerial sackings, bring it on whatever's next, we can take it all and win 5-1, mot

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  22. why oh why did you sell miage..........star when the balls on the floor[see what i did again]

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  23. Sadly your predictions were accurate. Our once proud club is a complete shambles before the football world. - lacking in leadership, direction and ambition. Heaven knows what state it will be in by the time next week's game comes round. I fear another embarrassing pasting - and it's on TV again.

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  24. Have a good laugh now while you can because one day leeds united will be back among footballs elite like they was during the revie ere in the 60s and 70s.

    sure we are having bad luck now on all levels , we have had more than our fair share of bad luck over the past 15 yrs especially the last 10 yrs.

    bad luck can not last forever. once the good times start to roll there will be no stopping us its not a case of if but a case of when.

    as one thing this club as is a togetherness that stems right from the players , manager right up to the fans ( forgetting about owners)

    the win and the performance of the team against Huddersfield plus the atmosphere and support from the fans inside the ground proves that what ever happens
    whatever the board does this club will always be

    UNITED , LEEDS UNITED.

    MOT

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  25. LOL still in the bottom 3 I see. A 5 star show by the mighty whites and looks like we're loaded after all. Time you got over it mate!!!

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  26. I know this may sound harsh but honestly up untul now Leeds have had worse resulta with McD then they had with Warnock. At least Warnock managed to knock Spurs out of the cup. The way Brian got sacked was sad, but I would not say no to a capable, good, proven manager (none of which Gianluca Festa seems to be, though). Bring on the chaos at Leeda. It beats having no news every week and slowly but surely creeping towards the bottom of the league.

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  27. If Leeds win Manager of the Month will it be shared by Brian, Nigel, Neil and Uncle Festa??

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  28. Time you looked at the owners of the Premiership clubs before pointing the finger at Leeds. There is a lot of ill gained money floating around and if Leeds join that elite group then so be it. Corruption and money run side by side. Accept that Leeds will be back maybe quicker than you would like, and then put that pen somewhere the sun don't shine and get on with your futile life.

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