Leeds United: Brian McDermott gets it


In today’s press conference Brian McDermott once again proved why he might just be the right appointment for the club. Ever since he has arrived, he has not really put a foot wrong, and today’s words illuminate further that he’s got the right ideas.

Credit to @RITGK for the quote: “Leeds United don’t need to aspire to be like anybody because we are Leeds United”.

Leeds United were, a generation ago, pioneers of football. Unjustly slapped with the ‘dirty Leeds’ tag, they actually played some of the most beautiful football watchable at the time. Leeds United were pioneers of modern football, with Revie’s famous dossiers altering the manner by which teams prepare for matches. McDermott is right – Leeds United don’t need to be anyone else, because Leeds United are one of the fathers of modern football.

McDermott will also be in attendance at tonight’s u21 game, strengthening the ties between the two teams and showing his desire to be the man at Elland Road. Keep on impressing Brian.

A further, more in-depth piece on McDermott is available in this week’s The Square Ball. Buy it outside Elland Road for £1.50 before the Brighton game.


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