By Kim Bjerregaard
So we are just a few days away from Brian McDermott's first full season in charge of Leeds United and I think we are all pretty excited about getting the season started and about seeing what McDermott can do for us.
I think all Leeds fans had hoped that GFH Capital would back McDermott big time so we could have signed six or seven quality players, but we have again been disappointed with regards to transfers, in other areas they have done very good things for the club, getting rid of Bates and his buddies and closing Yorkshire Radio, a station that constantly lost money.
But back to the transfers, McDermott managed to get highly rated Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy to join Leeds despite loads of interest from other good teams, Luke was our first £1M signing since we picked up Richard Cresswell in 2005, and he also got Matt Smith to join, his name might ring a bell for Liverpool and Everton fans after he scored goals against both in last seasons FA Cup. His last signing was his former Reading player Noel Hunt, a guy who always gives 100% and then some. He also got rid of Warnock's biggest mistake, Steve Morison - the worst signing in recent Leeds history. So he's has done well in the market with the limitations that were set up for him I think.
Pre-season was hard to judge much from but I feel confident that we will have a better season then last year (not saying much to be honest), and with a good signing or two my prediction might even change to us going into the playoffs.
Topscorer: Noel Hunt
Player of the year: Tom Lees
Young player of the year: Dominic Poleon
I hope to get over to Leeds during the season and I hope to meet some of you over there for a pint or two.
Marching on together!