There were many times when I thought I wouldn't live to see Leeds promoted. How utterly different from the Bates/Warnock days when dodgy dealing, bullying, short-termism and cliché and ugly failure were the norm. You feel the whole club has been rebuilt. The implications of staying in the Champ without Phillips and White and Bielsa, and with no spare money to replace them, didn't bear thinking. I suspect the big hype about Leeds and Bielsa - who will be one of the big pre-seasn stories - will not help us, but all the team has to do is to be better than three other teams in the league. Then the advantage our international brand can kick in.
Also glad to Bilic wh now has big chance. I like Bilic. Decent guy, good personality, Marco appreciation high. That Brentford wallah didn't have the body language I like to see in a public figure.
It has been a very romantic two years. Very good football story. The thing about Leeds is, we're interesting.
Remember when it all started with that performance against Stoke? Oh, said Sky pundits, Leeds don't have the players to play Bielsa way, and Stoke will pick them off. Ha!
Leeds United is ruining my life.