Friday, September 28, 2007
Leeds United are always good to have a go at, but against all the odds Dennis Wise’s outfit have made a storming start to their bid to return to happier days. Relegated to the equivalent of the third division for the first time in their history the debt-ridden club were also slapped with a 15-point deduction by the Football League for failing to comply with the league’s insolvency policy.
In response, they have equalled Don Revie's 1973 club record start to a season of seven wins from seven. A crowd of over 29,000 watched them beat Swansea 2-0 last time out (Chelsea only get 24,973 for their Champions League matches). They have quickly pulled themselves off the foot of the table and now lie 18th with six points. Without the punishment they would lead their league by five points.
If they go on to win promotion it will be a startling achievement after six miserable years and might win them some positive headlines for a change.