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  • Andrew Andrew Apr 9, 2012 20:17 Flag

    Grin and bear it

    Neil Warnock is a great showman but is he a great manager? Warnock says all the right things but ‘doing’, not ‘saying’, is what matters.
    When Bates sacked Grayson and, eventually, brought Warnock in, it was on the proviso that Warnock would get more out of the existing squad.
    Warnock’s results to date, especially today’s against Derby, give the lie to Bates’ reason for appointing Warnock.
    All Warnock has done since his appointment (by using spoiling and hoof-ball tactics) is to go out of his way to prove that our current team is not good enough. He has even reversed our one redeeming ability, that of scoring goals. In the ten matches under Warnock, we have scored only seven goals, and seldom ever really look like scoring, yet we have conceded 15!
    Of course, a new manager wants to have his own players in place to play the way that works for him so, to slate Warnock before we have seen what he can do with his preferred team is premature criticism.
    However, by the club stating that Warnock was brought in to rescue our season, and Warnock failing spectacularly, puts more pressure on the new manager to succeed next season… Or are we missing something about the business of football?
    From what we have learnt from the Harry Redknapp court case, it is evident that managers make money out of player transfer dealings and we have to wonder whether the deal Bates and Warnock agreed wasn’t brokered more on the financial benefits of future player transfer fees than the interests of Leeds United and its fans.
    “Grin and bear it”, to me sounds like Warnock lip-syncing Bates… Or am I mentally deficient; a moron!

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    • Cheer up, guys, it's the same up here. Got back from the Pools game and was considering committing Harry Carry. It took a few sharp ones and that dog on BGT to bring me back to life.
      H

    • Well I am still not convinced that Colin is the Messiah he says he is.
      Although it was obvious Larry had lost the dressing room, we were most of the time playing half decent football and scoring goals with the ability to win matches in the last 5-10 minutes on quite a few occasions.
      Colin did tighten up the leaky defense, but at the expense of stopping the creativity to score goals, which has resulted in the dismal performance of the team, and such a lack of confidence that they now seem unable to dig themselves out of the holes they create. Red cards are in abundance, and there are so many that it is also a factor in disrupting the team.
      Maybe this is Colins' strategy to remove all his unwanted players, or as you say Andy a ploy to make him his last pension boosting fund by making funding for it with his many transfer dealings due in the summer.
      Even though we are now going to finish mid-table at best, surely it is better for the players to go into the summer break with some confidence to think they are going to have a chance of promotion next season. As it currently stands this will not be the case and with new arrivals who may or may not gel with the retained players it is one hell of a risk to the club.
      If Colin does a Crystal Palace, then Division 1 may become a reality again and KB will no longer invest in anything but loan players again.
      The flip side is that KB could now be ready to invest more in the squad knowing that promotion will bring him the rewards he will reap by selling a Premier league club.
      The summer and early next season will reveal all, but my confidence is at an all time low.

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      • Cheer up lads. Your team could have imploded and blew the league like my lot. It could have been worse though. We could have lost to our lovely neighbours. Oh hang on we did and how they are loving it. Painful isn't the word. Football hey don't you just love it.
        On the plus side we can throw money at it again next year but we've already shown that it doesn't guarantee success. Good luck next year. Who knows what's around the corner.

      • Cheer up lads. Your team could have imploded and blew the league like my lot. It could have been worse though. We could have lost to our lovely neighbours. Oh hang on we did and how they are loving it. Painful isn't the word. Football hey don't you just love it.
        On the plus side we can throw money at it again next year but we've already shown that it doesn't guarantee success. Good luck next year. Who knows what's around the corner.

    • The one good thing for me now Andy is for the first time for ages my BP is flat-lining. I can relax now as all chance has gone with any expectancy of a down to the wire finish to the season. I don't know about "grin and bear" its more "grimace and bugger it" till next year. MOT without Warnock's Wallies and bring on the KIDS.