Following the circus that was last weeks press conference, and th shocking interview in the M*rror (still hate that paper), there looks to be no end in site to the destruction that Massimo Cellino is wrecking.
His treatment of the likeable Brian McDermott last season was shocking, but he seems to have notched his ego up several levels now. Neil Redfearn, a good man, has been treated with nothing but contempt. Redfearn is a man that 'gets' Leeds United. He is one of us-a fan. He did, when he was allowed, a fantastic job to pull us away from relegation. I'm not suggestion Redders is the best coach/manager in the world-but give the man a chance. When he had his coaching team in place, and a free hand to pick who he wanted, we were flying-surely this man, who has brought through such a fantastic crop of youngsters (and there are plenty of others behind this batch too), should be given a chance?
But no-Cellino, in his bizarre little world, doesn't seem to grasp it-the man is dillusional, and you've genuinely got to be concerned for his mental health judging on this last week.
There are not many genuine people left at our club. Good people like Paul Dews was released a year ago, Matt Child's couldn't work there and left (and was doing some fantastic work in building bridges). Redfearn seems as good as gone, whilst the underrated Lucy Ward will no doubt follow (the work she does with the academy is invaluable).
We are then left with a soulless club-one that really doesn't feel like mine any more. The one tiny ray of hope is Adam Pearson, but I honestly cannot see him lasting long with a loose cannon like Cellino.
The only answer is for Cellino to go-after owners like Risdale, Kranser, Bates and GFH, I honestly think this guy has done the impossible and made me wish for one of those to come back.
Can I spend any more money at our club? Will I attend any games this season? For the first time iny 44 years, I am questioning it. Never been so disillusioned-yet Cellino doesn't seem to care..