The new David Watkins book documenting the 2022/2023 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 the engineering 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 13th season he has documented his travels and the fortunes of the team, every detail, on and off the pitch.
Leeds United: Not Learning The Lessons!
The latest book from David Watkins, the 13th in the series of season reviews, tells the complete story of the 22/23 season.
It was another rollercoaster ride for fans of Leeds United. Despite assurances from Andrea Radrizzani that there would be no repeat of the fateful 21/22 season that almost ended in relegation, Leeds did in fact follow the previous season's script almost to the letter. Despite spending tens of millions of pounds on strengthening the squad, many of the players bought failed to live up to their market values and, in many cases did not even fit into the system being adopted by Jesse Marsch. Injuries also dogged the team robbing it of the services of several top players at key times.
With Leeds looking yet again into the abyss of relegation the board twisted for the first time and sacked Jesse Marsch. Faced with numerous candidates turning them down, the board eventually opted for Javi Gracia and, initially at least, results appeared to be improving. It didn't last long though and soon the heavy defeats began to occur again thrusting the club into a fierce relegation battle with the likes of Everton, Leicester, Nottingham Forest, and West Ham. With four games to go things looked bleak and, with one final throw of the dice the board sacked Gracia and turned to Fireman Sam, Big Sam Allardyce. It was a thankless task though and Leeds were relegated on the final day of the season along with Southampton and Leicester City
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.