Leeds United make rookie error on offical club website
Leeds United made a laughable mistake on the clubs website with it falsely claiming Elland Road to be the fourth biggest stadium outside the Premier League.
The page resurfaced after the clubs recent charity partnership with an NFT company to raise money for those affected by the war in Ukraine, with ‘Shirts For Ukraine NFT’s’ the product on offer for fans.
The Athletic’s Joey D’Urso (3 May) pointed out the comical error and the subsequent thread from his post made for further damning reading as amateurish errors were made in several other links.
Who exactly was in charge of this one?
We know it’s been a terrible season at Elland Road but it seems a bit premature to have that down when we still stand a chance of dragging ourselves out of this mess.
It’s been shameful the lackadaisical approach to everything surrounding the club both on and off the pitch in the last 12 months and such a basic error like this is perhaps the most incriminating of the lot.
Those in charge seemed relatively happy to stand still last summer as a ninth-place finish back in the Premier League perhaps gave false dawn to an idea of not needing strengthening and those mistakes have come home to roost this time around.
The whole miracle of Marcelo Bielsa was that he got a largely underperforming Championship squad to go above and beyond their limits to win the title at a relative canter, and then subvert expectations once again in the top-flight.
His brilliance has had a double-edged sword effect in allowing the boardroom to become complacent in their running of the club, and the first time Bielsa stopped turning water into wine he was unceremoniously sent on his way.
Jesse Marsch might still piece something together from this car crash of a campaign but regardless of our league status, a resolution to the ownership situation can’t come soon enough.
In other Leeds United news, this BBC pundit couldn’t believe what he saw from a certain player against Manchester City.