If you are a Leeds United fan, you have had precious little to cheer about in the last few years. Of course, being called a moron by your favourite club’s president doesn’t do your cause much good either.
Even after showing promise in the League and FA Cup last year, Leeds never really took off in 2012-13. Their manager Neil Warnock resigned with six games remaining and Leeds finished just five points above the relegation zone. If we take into account that this was a club that only until a few years ago was considered as genuine contenders for the play-off places in the Championship, the fortunes of Leeds United has taken a turn for the worse in recent years.
The bookies don’t see the fortunes of Leeds United improving anytime soon either. In the question of whether The Whites will make it to the playoffs in the coming season, they have put Leeds as the overwhelming favourite to fail in their enterprising venture. Stan James has put odds of 1.29 in favour of Leeds failing to make the playoffs and a stiff odd of 3.5 in favour of Leeds making it.
With the ownership of the club going to Middle East-based private equity group GFH Capital in the winter last year, a turn in fortunes is expected. Only time can tell if the optimism does pay-off.