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Do You Want To Win?

Written by: Patrick Gunn
Artwork by: Eamonn Dalton
Cree Summerville confidently celebrating a goal with his finger to his lips, set against a nervous Cree wiping his brow

The utter ridiculousness of this Championship season has been discussed to death at this point, and I apologise for bringing it up again, but the fact that (at the time of writing) we have four teams sitting on over 80 points and not one of them has been confirmed as promoted is, frankly, silly, and should be addressed as such by those in control of these sorts of things. It’s about time somebody with the authority to do so simply announced who was going up and did away with the nonsense that is the current top four.

Though I write from an obviously biased point of view, I think most fans, if not all, would agree that Leeds United deserve to be promoted at this point, given our incredible performance in the second half of the season, successfully clawing back a seventeen-point gap to Leicester City who, let’s be honest, don’t deserve promotion because of their very public foray into financial naughtiness. They might have set the league alight in a way few sides, if any, have managed, but we can’t be seen to reward the kind of economic escapades they’ve embarked on. Who do they think they are, Manchester City?

Southampton, similarly, showed just how good they can be during their incredibly long run of unbeaten games, but given that Russell Martin comes off as such an obvious nob, it seems only fair they be denied the chance to go up. The man’s from Brighton and played international football for Scotland. France legitimately would have made more sense.

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