Monday, 20 February 2012

Will Warnock finish with number eight?

On Saturday there was a sense of optimism around Elland Road. A new era is about to begin and with Neil Warnock at the helm. He has 18 months to get this sleeping giant of English football back to the big time, in what quite possibly could be his last job in football.

Although after the first hour he will have been wondering what he had got himself into. Trailing to a club propping up the table but he sent messages down to the bench, changed tactics, made substitutions and came away with three points. If that is what he can do when sitting in the stands after not working with any of the players i can't wait to see what will happen after a week at the training ground with them.

Warnock has made it clear that he wants to bring two or three players into the club, with some going out on loan. Looking at his previous deals he knows what he likes, so i expect to see a couple of players he has worked with before come in like Shaun Derry and Clint Hill. Out of the two i have just mentioned i feel that if we could bring in Derry, he would be the player that we have been crying out for all season. Someone who will sit in the midfield, break up play and not be afraid to stick his boot in.

If his track record is anything to go by then Warnock will have guided us back to the Premier League by the end of his contract. With seven promotions under his belt, the most recent of which coming last season with QPR, he is looking to get that record eighth with Leeds United. The main thing that every single Leeds fan can do now is get behind the team every week. Positive support can be the difference and spur a team on in the final stages of a match.

Hopefully there will be exciting times ahead for us under the stewardship of Mr Warnock and as long as Ken Bates gives him the sufficient backing we will climb up the table and back into the heart of the promotion race.

Also i would like to thank Simon Grayson for the job he did at Leeds. He will always be remembered as the man who finally got us out of league one. I hope he gets the support he deserves off the Huddersfield board. Once again thank you Simon.

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