While some people have Coronation Street we have Elland Road.
It contains something for everyone, the daily stories like a soap opera, the mundane news when there is nothing really going on, we’ve had the sex scandals, the financial irregularities, the confusion over who owns the club/ground/training ground and now we have the surreal.
Looking up the word we find that we can expect an element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur (it is used to describe illogical statements.)
So when we see Leeds play Huddersfield off the park in the second half after Sam Byram (If you sell him…) saved us in the first was surreal.
But when we hear that Leeds have now posted notice that Brian McDermott is still the manager…surreal.
I indicated surprise in the original announcement as I could not find a statement confirming just who had sacked Brian and unable to find this information wondered if whoever did this had the authority. It appears that a solicitor of the proposed owners made the call on Friday, as they are not currently the owners they do not have the right to end his contract. At this time.
A crowd of 31,103 rallied behind the the team with frequent chanting of the managers name showing that everyone at Elland Road respects the integrity of a man who has stood up and become a firm favourite in a short period of time. The performance put in today was by his team. His chosen leader Ross McCormack scored a hat trick. Jimmy Kebe showed promise (which had not been seen before). Rudi played his best game this season and actually had a couple of shots on target with power. Sam Byram, who has been nurtured gently into the side, was outstanding in defence.
So T.V. have struck lucky and they get to watch our next few Saturday games with 12.15 kick offs. at Yeovil, Middlesbrough and Q.P.R. In between these we have a midweek trip to Brighton before we return to Elland Road on March 8th to play Bolton Wanderers.
Come along and play your part in the latest drama at Elland Road.