Monday, May 22, 2006

A New Golden Era

What a glorious result! The second goal was a bit freaky but we definitely deserved the win. I was reading an article by Saint Graham de Taylor on saturday and he was saying how the comparisons between Boothroyd and himself were unfair on AB. I think he was correct regarding the situations being very different, that Boothroyd has surprised everyone by winning promotion to the premiership as a complete unknown in his first season of management. But a talent they do share is their ability to instill huge amounts of confidence in players who you wouldn't expect to have any reason for it - and prove everyone wrong as a result.

Now whilst I'm maybe not as willing to make bold statements about where we go next as either Aidy or Chairman Graham Simpson have, the fact is that few would have taken their aims seriously at the start of this season, yet they have been vindicated. It's great to see the club so united and focussed, much more so than last time we were promoted, and our youth system is much more thriving than it previously has been. I enjoyed ITV's interview with Graham Simpson - when asked what his reaction would be if Mourinho came and knocked on his door saying he wanted the Watford job, his response was that no-one could knock on the door whilst Aidy Boothroyd is here.


At 5:11 AM, Blogger Pete said...

Well done. You thoroughly deserved the victory, and were clearly the best of the play off sides (Palace were rubbish!).
But more importantly, it was an absolute joy to see Leeds fail so pathetically at the final hurdle. Here's hoping they do the same next year.


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