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    Since League 1 who ....

    Are your top three and bottom three managers?

    For me top 3

    Evans
    Grayson
    TC

    Bottom 3

    Hockaday
    Warnock
    Wise (once Gus Poyet had left)

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    monk was the only manager who came close to getting us out of this league , but was not backed at the end of last season, the rest i am afraid have all been of the same ilk .

    short term and cheap stopgaps , who are replaced on a regular basis with exactly the same type of manager. heckingbottom been a prime example.

    picking the best out of a bunch of failiures, spanning eleven years , his laughable and ludicrous . the manager will only be ever as good as the owner and players he as to work with, and while ever we have cheapskate owners running the club , we will never attract a decent or successful manager.
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    Only ones who have any credit are Grayson and Redfearn rest of them failed as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    Only ones who have any credit are Grayson and Redfearn rest of them failed as far as I'm concerned.

    I'd go along with that....

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    Most of them never had the backing they required when needed, even our old friend Mr Warnock......if monk and Grayson had been given this when they asked we could have made it over the line.

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    Even if he had been allowed to keep players we had; Johnson, Howson, Gradel, Clayton ....

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    Only monk closest give me a bloody break, if Grayson had been given the money monk had Grayson would have gotten playoffs but in bates judgement it was a sackable offence, the squad Grayson had cost a lot less than monks squad and Grayson ended up closer to 6th than monk did

    Grayson for his first team exploits and redders for his work with the youth players and helping getting them into the first team

    I did like TC and the fact he tried to get us to play good football, it just didn't work out for him

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    Worst for me were darko hocka and monk

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    And generally I don't like wise and warnock

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLIVETHELEEDSFAN View Post
    Worst for me were darko hocka and monk
    Don't really see how you can put Monk there with the woeful job McDermott did and it was McDermott who presided over the worst performance I have ever seen a Leeds United team put in and that includes Newport/Histon

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    Don't really see how you can put Monk there with the woeful job McDermott did and it was McDermott who presided over the worst performance I have ever seen a Leeds United team put in and that includes Newport/Histon
    God Id somehow managed to forget about Histon and Newport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    God Id somehow managed to forget about Histon and Newport.
    Amazing over time how many Leeds employees we do forget - i



    Just point out about the many folks behind the scenes too .......... and how things panned out for 'em .........

    Paul Hart subsequently who took charge of Leeds United's fledgling academy proteges won the FA Youth Cup in 1993 and 1997 which formed the backbone of the Leeds side that reached the Champions Leaguesemi-finals in 200001. With International players such as Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, Ian Harte, Alan Smith, Gary Kelly, Paul Robinson, Matt Jones and Stephen McPhail.



    Redfearn ..... Mowatt,Byram,Taylor,Cook and ?................. three players of which came from the independent CFD (City Football Development) York a coaching academy attached to York City and funded by York council whose head coach was poached by Ken Bates and then sacked after a few months into a three year contract,Gordon Staniforth.He then went back to York and produced Byram,Cook & Taylor through the CFD York set up and supplied them to Leeds and made the York academy a few quid too.

    The CFD set up was bought by i2i Sports who provided another York academy trained pair for Leeds,the Vieira brothers.

    Having players bought in via private academy conveyor belt was one reason why the Leeds in house Youth development system got run down sadly to which now has been reimplemented thankfully.

    ALAW - MOT

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    Like Redfearn but he was a bit naive at the end of his tenure. The real credit for the TA set up should lie with HW and Paul Hart.

    PS does anyone know how Vieira junior is progressing?

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    Grayson - got us out of League 1
    Poyet- the brains behind the brilliant run to keep us out of Lg 2
    TC- gave us a couple of months of "heady days". felt really, really good. ended badly but fun while it lasted.

    Hock - no good feeling... ever
    darko - no good feeling... ever
    Warnock -

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    Judge them all on their successes since leaving Leeds.

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