Welcome to the new 2022/23 season my fellow ULUFC Mighty Leeds supporters and after narrowly seeing us through to survival in the Premier League last season, Mac is back with the first MDT of the season.
Well guys....Who knows what to expect this season? I certainly don't!
So we sold our two best players, raising £100m for our transfer kitty and brought in a load of players, all of whom look like decent signings, however, all are untried and untested in the EPL!
Will that matter?
Will they be able to perform to the same standards in the Premier League as they did in their respective previous leagues?....Which after all is one of, if not THE toughest leagues in the world??
Who knows? It's a gamble, but hopefully one that we can pull off! (Ooo errr Mrs!😲)
All look to have performed fairly decently in pre season and anyway, LUFC simply cannot afford to go out and splash the cash on big money signings like the top 5 or 6 Premier League teams can, so this is an alternative option available to us.... Better than bringing in older, jaded Premier League players with limited shelf life me thinks??? Time will tell!
I still have some concerns about being left exposed at the rear (See my previous Brighton MDT🤪) and carved open with relative ease on occasions, due to our attacking style of play, but I guess this will be something JM will be working on as we progress?
I would still like to see a top striker brought in and rumours persist that this will be the case....But will it turn out the same as in previous years, where we are linked with a BIG name all the way through the closed season, only for it to not happen?... With management quoting the usual "Well we tried to get so and so, but just couldn't make it happen"?
I would also like to see us bring in a reliable left back too, as much as Firpo is decent going forward, he has no fookin' idea how to defend!
The bookies seem to have us down for hovering just above relegation this season and scraping survival again, but I do not share their pessamism and I think we will enjoy a much better season than last and will finish around mid table, or there abouts.
So onto The Wanderers then and Wolves enjoyed a very respectable 10th place finish last season and to be fair they are not a bad 'little' side.
Now at this point, as I'm sure you will all know by my previous MDT's, I normally slag off the opposition, (sometimes rather controversially even!!😝), but with Wolves, it's not so easy, as they are a rather insignificant little outfit really....A bit 'nondescript' as it were!
Their ground only holds 32,000 and average home attendance is around 30,000.
Obviously Wolverhampton is a sh1thole, as it was voted the second worst City in UK in 2018, finishing just one percentage point above Bradford, which was voted the worst....No surprise there then?!
Some folk refer to wolves as 'The Dingles', however that is a name I prefer to reserve for Burnley, as I feel it more suitable/apropriate for them.
Other than that, there's not much to say about them really, they don't steal things like 'The Sscousers', they aren't scum like 'Manscum' or 'Chelscum' and they are not especially known for engaging in deeply incestuous relationships like the knuckle dragging 'Milscum'!
One thing I do remember, is the last time I visited Wolverhampton it was so windy....It would blow a Wolves fan off his Sister!
And so for the result....I predict a 3-1 victory for The Mighty Whites, which will see us sitting at the top of the Prem by Saturday evening! Goals from Rodrigo, who is smokin'🔥right now, Lord Bamford Who is getting back in the groove now and Aaronson with his first Premier League goal.
All the best for the coming season everyone.
Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumoooooooooooooooooooon U Mighty fookin' Whites⚽️🏆💥