What Could Redfearn’s Leeds Look Like: An in-depth look

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And so another manager departs Leeds United. This time it is the curiously appointed Darko Milanic who has been pensioned off, following on from the more blunt dismissal of Dave Hockaday earlier in the season. But whilst the aftermath of Hockaday’s sacking brought a sense of, ‘well, what now’? After Milanic’s briefest of tenures Leeds stand in a not uncommonly strange position of being able to immediately replace their former manager with a replacement who could realistically get the team back playing and winning fairly quickly. Neil Redfearn is this man, and the cheery possibilities his reappointment brings come from his extremely capable steering of Leeds earlier this season, when he gained 10 points from 12 as caretaker manager. Read more

Neil Redfearn: a new era

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In my opinion, Neil Redfearn is the right man to take on the head coach role at Leeds United. It just feels like the right move for the club and Redfearn himself. I believe that given time, he can deliver Premiership football. Massimo Cellino has to give him time and money in order for him to get this right. There are no quick fixes in football, the premature sackings have to stop. Read more

Lights turned out on disastrous Darko reign.

As expected Darko Milanic has been fired by a man who likes to change mangers like he changes socks. Milanic has been poor, make no exceptions for that, however, he should never have been given the job.

Redfearn was the only candidate for this job, after the hard work he put in and turned the team around, it’s all gone to waste. The second half performance was an absolute joke yesterday, I just don’t understand why he was preferred to Redfearn. The rumours of Cellino interfering are becoming very alarming, he needs to realise this isn’t Italian football and he needs to keep out from interfering with first team affairs.

So, what’s going to happen next? I think it’s going to be interesting for sure.

With Doukara suspended, who should replace him?


With Doukara picking up his fifth booking of the season against Norwich, he will miss the game at home to Wolves. Although he scored on Tuesday, he does seem like he may need a rest after some average performances from him. Who will replace him? I’ll tell you who I think should, after the rest of the team is decided, of-course. Just so you get the idea, the formation I’m using here is 4231.

GK – Marco Silvestri – Yet again, he’s a brilliant keeper, kept us in it again on Tuesday night. Seems almost too good for us, don’t tell the Premier League.

How will Leeds get on at Norwich?


Leeds Vs Norwich Preview

Well it’s kind of an awkward reunion between two sides who competed against each other while in Championship and in League One. The biggest difference between these two sides is that one had decent ownership support and good management which led them to the Premiership and the other did not. However, while Norwich made it back to the big time, they knew that Leeds had all the tools to gain promotion and dangled an ideal carrot for young professionals with an owner who was keen to sell his players and let them join a rival club.

Johnny Howson, Robert Snodgrass and (eventually) Luciano Becchio were sold to Norwich City FC. Bradley Johnson went on a free,too. Fast forward and the only former Leeds players that remain are Johnny Howson and Bradley Johnson (with Becchio being loaned out and unused). It does hurt as a supporter to see those players go and knowing that if they would have stayed, they do possess the quality needed to survive the Premiership. However, those days are in the past and it is time for the new, rejuvenated Leeds United to show these players that the new Leeds is a strong one.

Norwich are coming off of a draw against Rotherham and a loss to Fulham. Norwich will be without their playmaker Wes Hoolahan. This will be good for Leeds who could bring an unchanged squad after Saturday’s loss against Rotherham. However, Leeds fans will be hoping for Head Coach Darko Milanic to add Adryan to the starting 11.

Match Prediction: I fully expect Leeds to bring a fired up squad to Carrow Road. With Coach Milanic claiming to having a “great” response from the players in training, there is no doubt that we could see a very fast paced attacking game.

Leeds Win: 2-1

Leeds Squad: GK- Slivestri

Def – Byram, Bellusci, Cooper, Warnock

Mid’s – Cook, Mowatt, Adryan, Austin

ST’s Antenucci, Sharp

Subs: Taylor, Doukara, Morison, Sloth, Berardi, Bianchi

Can we give Lewis Cook a 7 year contract, please?


Lewis Cook. I’d heard of him a bit before this season due to his performances in an England shirt but I never expected him to come through so quickly as he has. Maybe I thought that because we have more central midfielders than is really necessary. As soon as he started his first game I could tell he was something special, he’s a bit like a David Batty who has more of a creative spark. Read more

Leeds have most of the ingredients for a great side


After the buzz and excitement of Neil Redfearn’s brief spell in-charge. The start of Darko’s reign has been a real come-down with some positive signs thrown in. Brentford was a horrendous game, we may as well forget about that. Since then we have improved slightly every game without picking up a victory. The first half against Rotherham, in my opinion, was excellent. If Doukara hadn’t had the worst night of his life and a few of the others had finished better, we’d have been 3 or 4 up. Read more

Top 5 signings of the summer at Leeds United

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We recently did an article on Leeds’ top 10 signings since Revie’s era (found here) and now I’ve decided it’s about the right time to do a recent one. This article wouldn’t usually be possible but given how many signings we made this summer I’m going to pick the best 5, in my opinion.

Mirco Antenucci

5 – Mirco Antenucci – He had a bit of an odd start for the club, he seemed to be offside more than on. However match by match he seems to have improved, I think on some days everything he does will be gold and then he’ll have unfortunate days, like against Wednesday. He does seem to be a very good player for this level, his link-up play is excellent and he can clearly finish.

Top 10 Leeds United signings since Revie’s side


Okay so, this isn’t the top 10 ever, just the top 10 of my lifetime otherwise it’s easy and it would be full of players Revie signed!


10. David Batty

Technically this is a cop-out, but seeing as we re-signed Batts 1998 I thought I would include him, David enjoyed 2 spells at Elland Road and was a fans favourite throughout, originally coming the academy, Batty played a key role in Leeds 89-90 promotion team and went on to be part of the formidable midfield that won us the league championship in 1992. Batts returned in 98 and played a key role for Leeds in our brief flirt with trophies before retiring after we were relegated.

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