Day: September 27, 2012

Have We Entered The Last Days Of Ken Bates Empire?

There was a hint of what might have been and what might yet be at Elland Road last night as Leeds United knocked Everton out of the League Cup with a win by two goals to one which, if we disregard the empty seats between a crowd of only just over 21,000 people, rolled back the years to the days when this club was a Premier League force. It was a result which might not have much long-term significance – even winning the League Cup doesn’t feel particularly significant in the grand scheme of things these days – but for a couple of hours the clubs supporters were able to forget about the persistent Ken Bates-shaped cloud that hangs over their club and get on with the altogether more satisfying job of seeing their team dumping a Premier League club out of a cup competition. On the pitch, Neil Warnocks team has made an inconsistent start to the league season, and the 2012/13 Leeds United vintage remains something of a work in progress. A home win against Nottingham Forest last weekend ended a run of three league matches without a win and left the club in twelfth place in the Championship table, still comfortably in touch with the play-off and automatic promotion places at its top but without having issued the statement of ambition that we might have expected...

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Mungo: S05E02

It’s the last Thursday of the month, so it’s time for the second Mungo of this new series. Mungo McCrackas is, as those amongst you with long memories may remember, is back in Scotland but this month he takes a back seat as we have a look at his new clubs Dutch goalkeeper. Mungo is brought to you by Ted Carter, whose series on serial killers – amongst many other things – can be seen here, while his other artwork can be seen by clicking here. Click here for bigger. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here....

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