The new David Watkins book documenting the 2021/2022 Leeds United Premier League season is available now! As in previous years, the book is available in Kindle and Paperback forms and is exclusively sold on Amazon. Click the Amazon link on this page to see further details.
David Watkins retired from his role as a Finance Director in Industry in 2011 and since then has devoted himself full time to following his beloved Leeds United. He is a home and away season ticket holder and rarely misses a game. This is the 12th season he has documented his travels and the fortunes of the team, every detail, on and off the pitch.
Leeds United: Keeping The Dream Alive... Just!
The latest book from David Watkins, the 12th in the series of season reviews, tells the complete story of the 21/22 season. From a difficult and worrying looking pre-season, through the Premier League struggles, it includes every detail both on and off the pitch including that sensational final day in Brentford.
It is possibly the most complete record of this often traumatic season, with all the twists and turns of one of England's most iconic clubs as we fought to stay in the top flight and, as in the previous books, all documented against the background of world and British events of all kinds.
Many Leeds fans were already nervous following an unconvincing pre-season schedule that saw Leeds lose more than they won. Then a first day thrashing at Old Trafford, the club's heaviest opening day defeat in history, set the scene for the rest of the campaign. With a small squad and numerous lengthy injuries to key players, and our usual dose of bad luck, Leeds were mired near the foot of the table all season and frequent thrashings by the big-six clubs created one of the worst goal difference tallys in the division. Following yet another heavy home defeat, this time to Spurs, the Leeds board decided to gamble on a new manager; the reign of Marcelo Bielsa thus came to an inglorious end.
American Jesse Marsch was the man brought in and, initially, results did start to look up, only for Leeds to then suffer three more hammerings at the hands of so-called big-six sides. Survival now depended on what happened in the final two rounds of games.
It's all here, the travels, the games, the behind the scenes goings-on, the tears and the laughs, and all reported in the context of news events around the world and with the Author's particular humour and the odd pun or two thrown in for good measure!
All of the books are available from Amazon. They can be purchased in Kindle version or print and the first few pages can be sampled by clicking on the "Look Inside" link on each book cover on the Amazon pages . Use the button above to check out the Amazon page.