The world’s happiest club Leeds United stayed unbeaten with a 1-1 home draw against Leyton Orient on Saturday. But are they really that good? Or just getting some luck after all these years?
Take Saturday’s game, when Orient had a goal that CLEARLY CROSSED THE LINE disallowed, a player sent off for an innocuous challenge in the first half and then conceded a penalty in the last ten minutes. Wise admitted his side ‘had got lucky’, but he would, wouldn’t he? The other reality is much more uncomfortable.
For before the match Little Dennis had been complaining about referee Nigel Miller being assigned to them after a dodgy decision last year. Well it doesn’t take a genius to work that one out, it takes Martin Ling, who according to the Yorkshire Evening Post:
“described Miller’s performance as ‘biased’ and attributed that to the pressure he had been put under by Wise’s pre-match outburst over his appointment for the fixture.”
So do Leeds really have the quality to keep this up, or are they just riding the most luck they’ve had since they, well, you know.