Friday, 14 December 2012
Leeds back in Europe as they await the European Champions.
So at least we are now guaranteed a route into Europe for Leeds in 2014 but hopefully we will take another more orthodox step towards that goal when we play the Chelski aristocrats in Wednesday's League Cup Quarter Final. Our faint chances of success did go up a notch this week though as the West London Blues and current Champions League champions progressed to the wonderfully named Club World Final in Japan after seeing off the mighty Mexican team Monterrey.................isn't that a cheese you get on a Big Mac? They now play Brazilian side Corinthians in the final on Sunday. The South American team have a very British name after being inspired by the original London based Corinthians amateur team of the late 1800's and early 1900's. With a bit of luck Chelski will win the much sort after Club World tournament and celebrate long and hard in the land of the rising sun and meaningless football tourney leaving them little time to prepare for a proper cup tie at the Theatre of Hope on Wednesday. Hope springs eternal especially after Phil Parkinson's Bantams caused a major up set by dumping Wenger's stuttering Arse team out of the same competition on Tuesday night. A Semi Final against the Curry kings would be "interesting" that's if we can dismiss Roman's wealthy mercenaries first.
Finally I noted with little surprise that rumours have surfaced of last minute snags in the deal for GFH to buy Leeds United. Allegations of a certain Monaco resident wanting to up the asking price at the last minute as the deadline of 21st Dec for completion of the deal looms have surfaced. Surely Cuddly Ken wouldn't stoop that low would he? One thing for sure his programme notes will be full of bull and bluster on the matter. A case of Deja Vu on Planet Leeds on the week that it was announced that France's major sporting event would start in Leeds in 2014. Some how appropriate don't you think?
Not so long ago I was fearful we weren't going to get another point before Xmas then we went and got 9 points in a week. Would it be greedy to ask Santa Claus for an early present in the form of another three wins from this week coming? Well if you don't ask you don't get. C'mon Leeeeeeeeeeds.