the flying pig wrote:any kind of promotion would be infinitely preferable to any kind of failure
I for one would prefer to stay in the Championship under Bielsa (and I think we will) than be promoted under say, Warnock.
The Premiership is fairly shit unless you have money (by which I mean more than the money you get for being up there). The second division is a more exciting league and seemingly anyone can win it. There are so many big clubs down here now it doesn't seem like much of a difference anyhow. Until we have a wealthier owner there's little point being up there anyhow.
i wanted to win the play-offs but stay in the championship. one out of two isn't bad.
there's a vibe about leeds i like at the moment that i imagine would be diluted by being in the premiership. people go to leeds games to watch leeds, not because of who they're playing, the standard of football means it's easier to give the kids a chance, the players don't seem like mega-stars and you realise that good management or a few quid well spent can actually make a significant difference to results. i like the saturday/tuesday relentless slog, i like the unpredictability of the championship, i like being able to get tickets when i want, i prefer the ticket prices. basically the championship's got more soul.
the premier league = predictable results, less games, greater ticket prices, superstar players, glamour, less opportunities for the youth, more glory supporters, more people with an uninformed opinion on your side. i can do without it*
*i have to acknowledge that the premier league with bielsa in charge would be lots of fun for a bit.
increasing doubt, decreasing hope, even my imaginary friend went and changed his mind.