Watching the live stream on Facebook today of the first press conference for both Victor Orta and Thomas Christiansen, I realised this is what a normal football club must feel like. These are media trained professionals giving answers to fit that bill. When Cellino came in and promised us the world in his press conference, including buying back Elland Road, promotion by 2016 and all sorts more, people were taken in by it. We thought this is what we need, someone who’s going to get stuff done. One problem, he was a serial liar and did pretty much none of what he promised. So when I saw people commenting on Facebook that they were underwhelmed or even annoyed at the lack of ambition, I was amazed. Have people really not learned their lessons from Cellino? Actions speak louder than words.
— Rob Foote (@realrj80) June 19, 2017
Victor Orta suggested working within a budget, he didn’t say what that budget was, because why would he? That was interpreted by many as him admitting that we’ve hardly got enough money to pay the electric bill. It seems some wanted him to say we’ve got £25m to spend, this is what we’re going to spend it on. Well, that would have been stupid as every club would then know to charge us more for a player. As I said, actions speak louder than words and by August, it’s quite likely we’ll know whether Radrizzani, Orta and co are doing a good job. For all we know we could sign Jonny Howson tomorrow and everyone would think we’re winning the league by Christmas.
It’s time to embrace the fact we’re becoming a more normal football club, we have the upper management set up for the first time in years. Cellino’s team consisted of a furniture salesman and a dwarf, we’re light-years ahead of that now. Our new manager has brought his coaching staff with him, including a goalkeeping coach that has his own app
— GolStop (@gol_stop) June 14, 2017
and website http://marcosabad.com/en/leeds-united-new-illusion/. Interesting to say the least. Whether you agree with the managerial appointment or not, he’s here now, so get behind him like only Leeds fans can.