Head of Content Keith Ingham compares some very poignant lyrics to Leeds' harrowing 4-0 defeat against Brighton.
John Lennon once sang a song called 'Watching the wheels' and for some reason it's been going around in my head since Monday's debacle at the Amex stadium. It's not that we were beaten, even I can take that. It's the way we were beaten. It felt very much like we were watching Brighton without doing much to stop them scoring.
I've seen a few 'hammerings' in my support of the team of collective under achievers, but never have I seen players wearing the Leeds badge go so meekly. The first fourty minutes must be the lowest point of a period in the team's long history I've endured. Basically enough was enough for some players and their display on the South Coast gave Evans basically two fingers. It was as if they wanted a result so bad the owner would have no other option than to sack him, or so they presumably hoped.
If true, this is player power at it's worst and we've seen what certain players tried to do in the previous season at Charlton, they may not all still be here, but a few are. You don't like to think that people in their positions would do such a thing but this remember is football.
The only interview given by anybody within the camp to try and explain what had happened was Paul Raynor and he only did that because he had to. Evans was banned so we hear from speaking to the media after Cellino had 'called' into the Leeds dressing room. He had seen enough in the first half and left the ground after first informing the Head Coach to keep quiet at the end of the game.
Tuesday afternoon, Evans seems to have dodged the bullet as Cellino publicly backs him on Sky Sports News but surely another defeat on Saturday will mean the end for him or it should. We must remember other occasions the owner has gone public in support of his previous coaches, then dramatically changed his mind and sacked them within days.
I've questioned his (Evans) management skills and other parts of style which seem to have caused unrest in a already 'clique' dressing room. One thing is certain, Elland Road isn't a happy place to be any more, for players and fans alike.
John Lennon said;
"Ahhh, people ask me questions, lost in confusion.
Well, I tell them there's no problem, only solutions.
Well, they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind.
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time".
Maybe time may be running out for not only Steve Evans but several of the overpaid, under-performing players too. Yesterday should be a line that is never crossed again.
By Keith Ingham
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