Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Could Sgt Wilko be the saviour of Leeds United?
So what about Sgt Wilko returning to the Theatre of Hope to knock some sense into the boardroom at Elland Road? Assuming the longest takeover in the history of football does eventually go through the club will be in desperate need of some solid football experience at board level. A fan with a stash of cash as chair and some cute financiers won't really cut it for me. What we need is a radical long term plan that will see Leeds competing with Europe's best in the next 10 years and who better to pull that together than Sgt Wilko? The club needs to build on a solid foundation not sand and fundamental to that is developing a club structure that will deliver a conveyor belt of young talent to supplement a realistic recruitment philosophy. It's just a thought but having suffered 7 years of stagnation and turmoil it's time Leeds planned for the future and not just the next 12 months. Is Wilko the man for the job? Well paraphrasing Brian Clough "He's in the top one"
Food for thought over the international break? Ironically our next game is against another one of Wilko's ex clubs Sheff Weds. Bring it on!