Leeds United: what a fantastic pantomime!

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Those of you daft enough to read my rantings know I haven’t any time for Leeds United.

But do you know what?

I’m starting to feel sorry for our under-achieving West Yorkshire neighbours.

Elland Road has become a circus.

And never was there more chaos than yesterday when six players suddenly went down injured and pulled out of today’s game at Charlton.

Italians Mirco Antenucci, Giuseppe Bellusci, Dario del Fabro and Marco Silvestri, Frenchman Souleymane Doukara and Albanian Edgar Cani all told coach Neil Redfearn they were ever so poorly-hurt and could not possibly travel as far as London.

Five of the this unfortunate lot were signed by banned president Massimo Cellino, while Cani’s deal was set-up by the Italian before he was banned by the Football League for failing its Owners and Directors Test.

It seems Redfearn was not aware of any dreadfully wounded players and nor, even, was United’s physio!

Cellino is currently banned after being found guilty of not paying tax on a yacht in Italy.

He has been prohibited from holding any influence over the club since the end of January and is set to return in a fortnight’s time.

What next at the Elland Road pantomime?

Two men dressed as the front and back ends of a horse?