He’s had nothing to do with the club’s transfer policy
A poor workman blames his tools. That old adage should not be forgotten.
But it’s no secret that David Hockaday has played almost no part in Leeds United’s summer recruitment, and owner Massimo Cellino has hardly graced him with a roster of top second tier talents, worthy of a genuine promotion push.
For example, Ross McCormack, who was not only the Championship’s top scorer last season but also won the Players’ Player of the Year and Fans’ Player of the Year awards at Elland Road, is yet to be adequately replaced following his £11million move to Fulham. At this point, it’s likely he won’t be replaced at all.
Likewise, the Whites squad lacks a natural winger – the kind of player who can get on the ball and drive Leeds 40 or 50 yards up the pitch with pace and trickery alone. This is typified by the fact not a single Leeds player has averaged more than one successful dribble per match thus far this season:
Shocking stuff. Hockaday’s squad is filled with players, many of which he’s likely never heard of, from the Italian leagues that are yet to prove themselves English second tier. Can he really be expected to produce managerial miracles when the quality of the Leeds squad is so open to debate?
Which brings us on to…