Leeds United: When The Stars Almost Aligned

Last updated : 26 June 2017 By .

Dave Watkins: In many ways this 2016/2017 season formed a bit of a bookend with that of 2010/2011 when, coincidentally we had a half decent side and finished 7th in the Championship under Simon Grayson.

We scored a boatload more goals under Grayson but equally conceded a lot more too and that gives a clue as to the strengths and weaknesses in the current squad.

The seasons in between then and now saw Leeds almost torn apart with a succession of owners seemingly hell bent on destruction and apparently picking managers and players randomly hoping for a combination that just happened to gel; it never did.

During 2016/17 Andrea Radrizzani appeared like a knight on a white charger to assume partial control in a calm and seemingly sensible manner whilst in Garry Monk Leeds had a manager almost perfect for the task of moulding our group of young starlets together with some astute purchases.

If the bulk of the squad can be kept together and a few more quality players added then surely next season we’ll again be in the mix to finally get out of this damned Championship!