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Monday, 26 May 2014

Former Leeds United Immortal Must Be Turning In His Grave

So it's 25 years since Don Revie's death and 37 years since he walked out on England, selling his soul to the oil rich United Arab Emirates and his story to the Daily Mail. Its also 34 years since he took control of footballing giants Al Nasr and exactly thirty years since accepting the position as manager of Al-Ahly - not quite Real Madrid or Barcelona, or Manchester United or even West Ham United for that matter, but outside of Leeds, Revie was, of course, as welcome as a dose of syphilis in European football after he had betrayed his own nation and its football fans.

But even Revie, a man without a conscience if ever there was one, would be appalled by the on-going chaos at Leeds Disunited. Next season will see the once mighty Whites rubbing shoulders with Rotherham, Bournemouth, Brentford and Wigan (who were a non League club when Leeds were winning titles). The club doesn't own its own ground and, if Cellino has his way, will soon be training in the local park, using jumpers as goal posts no doubt.

Of course the Heads Up Their Arses brigade still talk as if the Leeds Disunited of 2014 is the same club as the Leeds United of the Revie era, but that's as daft as thinking that Chelsea under Abramovich are the same as Sexton's heroes who dumped Revie's boys on their arses in that epic FA Cup Final replay, or that Unreal City are the same Manchester City that pipped Manchester United, Liverpool & Leeds to the title in 1968. The game moves on.

But sadly, the new Leeds, formed after administration, are stuck in Groundhog Day, unable to break free of the chains of debt tying the club to the second tier of English Football. GFH Capital thought they could turn a fast buck when Master Bates wanted out, but the Arab Bank Built on Sand quickly became the Arab Bank Sunk in Quicksand. Now Cellino has arrived and has been shocked by the way the club is haemorrhaging money. Forget team building, Cellino is desperately trying to tie a tourniquet in the hope of stopping the sick parrot nailed to its Championship perch from pushing up the daisies on the disused Thorp Arch training ground!

So 25 years after the Don's death, and with a  real  Sardinian Don now owning the club, Leeds and Revie are as close to being reunited as at any time since the man who betrayed his own country walked out on the club that he fleetingly made great. Because if the Cellino era ends in abject failure, God knows where the club will turn to next. You can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Still, spare a thought for the fans of Al Nasr and Al-Ahly today, 25 years after the Don's death they must be feeling the hurt!

44 comments:

  1. You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But you ARE A FOOL all of the time. Dons a legend your a prick.

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    1. Of course he is! The fans of Al Nasr and Al-Ahly are no doubt wearing black arm bands as we speak!

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    2. For Leeds Fans Dons a legend.
      Also for Leeds fans your a prick, I wouldn't waste a black arm band on you.

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  2. How sad that two years on the spin you try and drag the Revie name through mud on date of his death, no shame! You will never have what we had and have got The true Don is a legend and good on him for telling the establishment who tried to pee all over his achievements of greatness to stick it where the sun don't shine n looked after his n his family's interests in a time when you got next to nowt for what he did. With all you jealous Revie haters his England achievement's would never of been enough and he got out why the going was good.

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  3. You support westham!
    I support leeds utd!
    We both support england!
    Roll on June 14th good times ahead!

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  4. Sort of proves what a liar you are ,, you claim to have "gone off the airwaves" because for the past 3months you had nothing to say about either Leeds or wank spam , and now you're here again spouting bile in the closed season, tell the truth and shame the devil nevile ,, you've been either hacked , you're mum took her laptop back or most likely you had a spell in wandsworth

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  5. Enjoy your relegation season of hoofball under your porn baron owners

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  6. Whereas as far as European football is concerned and for that matter more than 78% of west hams meagre support, Big Sam is as welcome as gonorrhoea and genital warts. It would seem the majority have their heads up each others arses as they expect football to be played the way it was when,jewellry thieves of the 70s and drug dealers of the 80s graced their pokey little ground. They've suddenly all become anti-sams antics.As every football fan knows Don Revie jumped before he was pushed from the England job. Bitterness eminating from east end crap holes is understandable due to Mr Revie realising he'd made a mistake selecting billy bonds for the national side then leaving the lumbering buffoon on the bench thereby denying the charlton reject an England cap. Recently,the neighbourhood surrounding the upton pk stadium was rocked to it's very foundations by the spat between west ham "legends" harry redknapp and billy bonds. A tearful bonds cried,"it was the worst time in my 27 years at w,ham and what he said in that book was all lies,lies i tell you lies". Rednapp further rocked the football world by declaring that former animal/left back julian dick was a bad timekeeper. Of course dick denied this serious allegation( but he would wouldn't he). Meanwhile former w,ham player/manager and first class crook redknapp has took qpr back to the PL upsetting many w,ham fans who are crying foul because a club even pokier than them have a billionaire owner. Oh diddums,ron greenwood must be spinning in his extra large coffin.

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    1. Just because he's been a prick about revie, no need to drag greenwood into it, who was a decent football bloke.

      Let's leave revenge for on the pitch, they'll no doubt be down in the championship next year.

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    2. I'm sure Ron Greenwood is spinning in his grave: there's no way in a million years that he would ever have countenanced Allardyce tactics. But Greenwood always prioritised playing the game in the right way, and was devoted to England. Unlike Revie, he never pulled his players from the England squad on the basis of feigned injuries and, unlike Revie, he took England to the finals of a major international tournament, in fact he took England to both the European Championship and the World Cup - and we were unbeaten in Spain. He also delivered the spine of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966 of course. A man of dignity and loyalty, and a success at international level as a manager - you couldn't ask for a bigger contrast with Revie!

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    3. England, the twats at the fa and especially the London team loving / Leeds hating media didn't deserve the don. He should have stayed with Leeds and told the fa where to shove their england job.

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  7. You shouldn't speak ill of the dead, as a "neutral" you'd do better than to disrespect a man on the date of his death purely to gain hits on your blog.

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  8. Speaking badly of the dead tut tut. And I just thought you were a racist

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  9. Oh dear,the delusional and the idiots are abroad it would seem. They're out in force,i mean the two of them are up in arms defending one of the greatest nonentities in British football ever. A bland,benign yes man who couldn't even decide who his goalkeeper should be. The Euros that this buffoon steered England to,wouldn't be the one where we faced the might of Luxembourg,Greece,Hungary and Denmark in qualifying would it? Denmark even beat us. Oh and the 82 world cup when we couldn't score a goal when we came up against half decent opposition? Don't make me laugh. He was a typical FA man,nice and safe and clueless. We know now that the blazers didn't want mavericks that's why they were about to give Don Revie the shove and that's why Cloughie didn't get it.

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    1. Lol you think revie was a "fa" man, the fa under hardaker did everything in their power to hinder Leeds. None of the shits went to his funeral.

      How come no other big clubs came in for Clough? He was a great manager at getting the best out of players at smaller clubs like forest and Derby (no doubt he'd have been a good west ham manager too), but he couldn't handle big players, as proved by his time at Leeds. That's why not only England, but the likes of Liverpool, the 2 manc clubs, arsenal, everton, spurs etc.. never went for him either.

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  10. Hitler, Stalin & Thatcher are all dead. Does that mean we have to eulogise them?

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    1. We thought YOU were dead after shutting thy gob for three Months, Alas, it was just temporary respite so you could eat more Prawns...

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  11. Your hatred is beyound belief

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  12. Dear Sir, I have to inform you that you are a total wanker - you always have been and always will be. Yours truly, Jack

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    1. you must be different from the 'Jack' who loves him. The one he who's name he writes to himself under...

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  13. Mate..cant you let a dead man rest, it does us West Hams fans, no credit WHAT SO EVER to hear you slag off Don Revie and others, and to be honest we are all getting a bit fed up of your vile remarks, Revie was friends with Ron Greenwood, Bill Shankley, Matt Busby, he also took a Leeds side from nothing to League champions within 5 years of his appointment, that alone is something to be proud of, your constant snide comments against opposition fans beggars belief, you do us no good, change your name from Hammers Fan to Hammers Clown...

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  14. hammersfan....tell us where you've really been since february. be honest for once-nobody believes that you got bored. ive seen you blog about the most pointless bollocks for 2 years now so we are supposed to believe that all that 'mad friday' lark and everything else with the cellino/gfh story didnt get you going during march and april. come off it!

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  15. couldnt give a fuck about england mate so im glad revie did em over.all i know is the guy is a hero at lufc.

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  16. U sad wanker go blow bubbles (the fucking chimp) he got a higher iq than u moronic fuk wit!

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  17. U fuk witted wanker go blow bubbles the chimp!

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  18. Who are you to pass comment... Your a turd lad! West ham, small and live off the legend of Moore and that lanky waste of space brooking. I'll admit Moore was class, but that's ya lot, Charles who one of your own once stated that he was one of the greatest players he ever saw..good old piss head greaves.. We are world renowned, massive following,, and everyone one of you cockney hate us... Why??? Because your envious and you eastenders are full weight dicks! We are shit but we still command a frequent tv audience, due to the amount of viewers we command. Love us or hate us we still intrigue the public... And it thrills me that the wank tv station BBC hate us along with you clueless southern softies who think their gangsters... Haha! What a shower of shite you lot are!!! Shame your comments are not on paper, it would give me something to wipe my arse on... You clown!

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    1. And as a leeds fan I say revie was an arrogant twat

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    2. Well clearly, you being one of a long line of TWATS gives you superior knowledge on Twattery,nutjob.

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    3. Oh anonymous scared of showing your name aren't you prick

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    4. ..and you really think anyone believes that is your real name?
      You are a true dummy. You make it easy for this blogger to run rings around you..

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  19. Well I have to say your a typical jumped up cockney gobshite,, know fuck all... Take bobby Moore out of your club and you have no well known history.... Leeds big, yeah currently shite, but people still demand us.. Sky prove that... We'll be back and then the slagging will start...! I love it... You cockneys think your gangsters, full of words but no balls... Your club is dour, eastend is a shithole..! Charles, Bremner,gray, Giles, hunter, Clarke, currie, Jordan,Madeley, reaney, copping, martyn, Robinson, Strachan, batty, speed, Jones, lorimer, cooper, dorigo, Kelly, plus many many more... Now for west ham... Moore yes great, but then it's brooking a lanky over rated twat! Peters one good world cup, Devonshire over rated, dicks haha! Shite, Coles both shite, ... Just shut up and move on soft lad! You've no argument... Haha! Marching on together LUFC

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  20. Your name is in appropriate company in a sentence with Hitler, Stalin and Thatcher. You are vile.

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  21. Thank you for wasting 2 minutes of my life with that anti Leeds drivel.

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  22. Don revie,went to saudi,for one thing...money..whats the difference between the footballers,and managers nowadays.nothing.theres no loyalty in football.if i was offered more money to go to another job,i would go.don revie,a true managerial genius.fat sam,a bugsy malone knob head.

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  23. If anyone knew about harold thompson of the FA trying to interfere with squad and team selection whilst Don Revie was England manager,they'd realise how justified he was in leaving.

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  24. As quoted by you in your long awaited comeback blog, 'it was literally difficult to keep commenting on a farce' , yet now you seem to be back in full swing again without any difficulty. I suspect this was not just the half time prawns during the Hungarian Cup final which have re-invigorated your poisen pen.
    Maybe we will never know why you cant resist trying to wind up Leeds, but at the end of the day, jealousy is the the most likely reason I believe.

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    1. Jealous? Of what? Of being a mid table team in the Championship owned by a dodgy Italian who is intent on cutting costs rather than signing new players? Bloody hell, that's like being jealous of a guy married to a fat bird from Leeds!

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    2. No, jealous because you support a perpetual non achieving outfit owned by peddlers of Pornograpy,with a limited fan base who's accents are like retards. You did not offer any other reason for this obsession so the assumption of jealousy stands. Thanks for the confirmation.

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  25. You are a disgusting wanker, why don't you talk about that second rate player that used to play for the spam, Booby Moore / or less. you don't know anything about football, except that you will be playing the mightier than spam QPR next season and Palace of course.

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