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Skygod wrote:
ParisWhites wrote:
Still convinced Cellino is going to be a nightmare, too much of a Paolo di Canio type for me.


The coach that said the players were lazy and unfit with an unhealthy diet? Brian McDermott insinuated that about Neil Warnock's approach when he came in, so not a unique quality. 

The coach that was highly critical of a player that was celebrating in a casino when the Club that paid his wages lost? The coach that had such a personality defect Swindon pretty much threw him out and whose "strategy" led to a players' revolt at Sunderland (and quite rightly judging by reports of his conduct). 

It's that sort of shakeup that's needed to get overpaid prima donnas doing what they are paid the 'big bucks' for. Actually, you need someone with vision, who acts in the proper way (Brendan Rodgers for example) and knows how to deal with different personalities and can adapt to them. 

Skygod, judging by my strongly held position and reading through your posts you are obviously completely sold on this guy - heck, you're even on texting terms - so maybe we should agree to disagree and wait to see what the man does. On the evidence of history alone, I'm expecting serial instability, some of our favourite and best players being sold and then justified by Cellino because of their "attitude problems", not to mention a string of broken promises, starting with Elland Road. Just my own personal prediction. 

After all, everyone was really excited when GFH came in, sacked Ken, ruffled a few feathers and got the fans onside..until the mask slipped away and Cellino seems to have plenty of those. 

And to add to that, Ken Bates thought GFH were fit to run Leeds - well now GFH (who were arguably worse than Ken) have deemed Cellino fit to run our club (and Cagliari who he STILL owns - can't wait to see how he spreads his billions - we better hope he has billions - between two clubs)


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It's really sad that watching Yeovil of all teams only highlights Brians failings. They have no superstars, yet they get the ball down and try to get in behind rather than simply hoofing every 5 minutes. He's not the sort of manager I want here, but give Gary Johnson Ross and £2 million to spend on transfers and I doubt they'd be bottom of the league.
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Skygod
ParisWhites wrote:
Skygod, judging by my strongly held position and reading through your posts you are obviously completely sold on this guy - heck, you're even on texting terms - so maybe we should agree to disagree and wait to see what the man does. On the evidence of history alone, I'm expecting serial instability, some of our favourite and best players being sold and then justified by Cellino because of their "attitude problems", not to mention a string of broken promises, starting with Elland Road. Just my own personal prediction.


PW,

I have no problem with us having differing opinions. It's what forums are all about. I think we can both agree that LUFC has been completely dysfunctional since the Ridsdale era and requires a complete overhaul from top to bottom.

As for selling our "favourite and best players", there's only really Byram and McCormack that fit that description for me and if RM were to be offered a 4 year contract with a PL Club, he may well choose to accept that as it would be his last real chance to prove himself at the top level. As for Byram, I'm concerned about him, as he's suffered badly with injuries this year and is only a shadow of the player he was a year ago and it makes me wonder if our 'background' operations are working properly.

I fully agree that the GFH 'stewardship' of our Club was an unmitigated disaster and their complete mismanagement took the Club to the brink of Administration and I'm sure that Together Leeds would also have been looking to 'marginalise' their further involvement.

For now, as you have said, we have to simply wait and see what happens. I'm sure that we'll see a very different style of operation that many will have become accustomed to, but the bottom line is that our Club needs to adapt or it will remain entrenched in mid table Championship mediocrity along with other 'once big' Clubs such as Wednesday, Forest and Wolves whilst the likes of Cardiff, Swansea, Blackpool, Norwich, Reading, QPR, Fulham, Hull and Palace get their few years of 'glory' and subsequent financial rewards from their forays into the PL which keep them 'ticking over'.

The best example of this adaptation to become a 'football business' that I have seen in recent years was the job done by Nicola Cortese at Southampton and it will be interesting to see how they do over the next few years now that he's gone.

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ParisWhites
Skygod wrote:
ParisWhites wrote:
Skygod, judging by my strongly held position and reading through your posts you are obviously completely sold on this guy - heck, you're even on texting terms - so maybe we should agree to disagree and wait to see what the man does. On the evidence of history alone, I'm expecting serial instability, some of our favourite and best players being sold and then justified by Cellino because of their "attitude problems", not to mention a string of broken promises, starting with Elland Road. Just my own personal prediction.


PW,

I have no problem with us having differing opinions. It's what forums are all about. I think we can both agree that LUFC has been completely dysfunctional since the Ridsdale era and requires a complete overhaul from top to bottom.

As for selling our "favourite and best players", there's only really Byram and McCormack that fit that description for me and if RM were to be offered a 4 year contract with a PL Club, he may well choose to accept that as it would be his last real chance to prove himself at the top level. As for Byram, I'm concerned about him, as he's suffered badly with injuries this year and is only a shadow of the player he was a year ago and it makes me wonder if our 'background' operations are working properly.

I fully agree that the GFH 'stewardship' of our Club was an unmitigated disaster and their complete mismanagement took the Club to the brink of Administration and I'm sure that Together Leeds would also have been looking to 'marginalise' their further involvement.

For now, as you have said, we have to simply wait and see what happens. I'm sure that we'll see a very different style of operation that many will have become accustomed to, but the bottom line is that our Club needs to adapt or it will remain entrenched in mid table Championship mediocrity along with other 'once big' Clubs such as Wednesday, Forest and Wolves whilst the likes of Cardiff, Swansea, Blackpool, Norwich, Reading, QPR, Fulham, Hull and Palace get their few years of 'glory' and subsequent financial rewards from their forays into the PL which keep them 'ticking over'.

The best example of this adaptation to become a 'football business' that I have seen in recent years was the job done by Nicola Cortese at Southampton and it will be interesting to see how they do over the next few years now that he's gone.



My biggest fear is that this is our last chance to be a big club because after this we'll be just like Forest and everyone else who used to be in Europe but now barely has a chance in hell to get back into the Premier League. I hope to god you are right about Cellino and it brings us success because I am convinced this is our last chance.

As for the comment regarding selling our best players, I meant now and in the future.
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