I wanted to hold off until friendlies and the first few games under Jesse in the Prem.
But i feel i have to stick my neck out and say how i think this is gonna go.
I think Jesse is gonna be a bag of shyte along with his penis formation, i have a lot of reasons why, but i'm interested in how you lot think it will work out.
He has a clean slate, so what you all think before a ball is kicked? Success or failure ?
64 don't know how to put a vote thing up so can you help ?
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I expect Leeds to survive next season. Success would depend on things like playing style. If we play good football, staying up with a few points to spare would be fine, I wouldn't define it in terms of finishing in top half etc
My views are well known on every subject and can be backed up by posts long pre dating the event old chap.
Mere mortals like you can't hope to fathom my levels of genius.
Don't feel disheartened Kenneth.
I've given my views on Marsch multiple times.
Fountain of all knowledge and wisdom
We are therefore gambling on a lot of things.
A) The new and existing players are able to fit into Marsch's system
B) The system works
C) The players are good enough
D) We don't suffer key injuries
As such I think I have to set the bar extremely low and say that success is simply avoiding relegation.
What I expect to happen: Us to be in the bottom half all season, probably too near to the relegation zone for comfort. We look disjointed in several matches not really threatening to score and looking vulnerable. We scrape a few wins but not convincingly but thankfully stay up.
What I hope happens: We comortably stay clear of the relegation zone, the players look good in the system, Marsch helps the players develop and we play with a bit of style showing that there is hope for the future of serious progression.
So all in all I think the season will end in success in terms that we avoid relegation but in terms of any real progress it is a failure and Marsch fails to suggest he can take us forward. He survives till the end of the season and then Orta looks for a new manager. So all in all JM both succeeds in keeping us up and fails to convince the fans, and Orta, that he can take us forward.
As such I will vote success as I think he will achieve the task of keeping us up.
I feel we will be bottom half again this season but I think JM will keep us up despite losing our two best players so in my eyes that's a success.
Can JM mould the squad to a style he wants? I just hope we don’t turn into a pragmatic, take the points when we can, type of team.
We all know it’s not gonna be as exciting as Bielsaball at it’s best, but fingers crossed we show some more panache than the brief period under JM.
Rapha single handedly kept us up last season. We’ll ll need a system and replacements to at least mirror that feat before we can move forward.
The next two or three signings will make the difference. We need to get them right.
I can see it both ways. JM gets it right and we look a safe bet for mid table or it all goes boobs up early doors and we are back to square one. The fixture list has been kind for the early games. If we have next to fook all after, say 10 games, the reset button will be out once more.
That is true Swan, i hoped you wouldn't mind
I think mid table would be considered a success for a new manager and a new system and bedding in some players, with bottom 5 considered a failure, avoiding relegation a bonus.
Come on there's hundreds of views but many have retreated into their burrows like scared rabbits.
Stick your neck out, give us your honest thoughts, it's what these forums are all about.
I hope not but i think he's out of his depth and is gonna get a rude awakening with this dick job, i'm also prepared to come back on here and be the first to hold my hand up if we're in the top half come Christmas, which shouldn't be that hard really.
Raz said years ago he would like to buy players and then sell them for a nice profit which is a worry but until we get a mega rich owner it is what it is