Report: Leeds flying high in top 10 table of most depressing clubs to support
Leeds United have made one top 10 this season, but their fans will be wishing they hadn’t.
They were named in the top 10 of most depressing clubs to support by popular Football magazine FourFourTwo.
Coming in higher than Rangers (sixth), where fans also want their manager sacked and where two players have been suspended for a bust-up with the boss, Leeds place fifth.
One Championship team is worse according to FourFourTwo, with Sunderland being voted the second most depressing club to follow in British football.
That might not be too much consolation for Leeds fans though, who can still remember the glory days of the Champions League.
They’re long gone now and as FourFourTwo says: “Leeds’s fall from grace and dire mismanagement in the years following their appearance in the 2000/01 Champions League semi-finals is well documented.
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“These days, they’re a perpetual second-tier club, desperately seeking stability in the aftermath of manager-eating owner Massimo Cellino’s time in the boardroom.
“Although those dark days in the League One doldrums are behind them, a typical Leeds season now involves either an annual flirt with relegation or a play-off challenge that gradually falls apart as the campaign reaches its final stretch.”
They do offer one piece of succour for Leeds fans though, by saying that if Leeds lose against Barnsley tomorrow then manager Paul Heckingbottom will probably face the chop.
Football Insider verdict:
It might be a light-hearted piece for other fans, but this doesn’t make for good reading for Leeds. We’ve been saying the same thing as FourFourTwo though – a loss tomorrow could spell the end for Heckingbottom. With so many fans keen to see him gone, that’s one consolation for what could be a humiliating afternoon against a team fighting against Relegation from the Championship. And manager Heckingbottom has already said that he doesn’t want his former side to go down.