Your Leeds United views: Atmosphere’s charged like it was under O’Leary

MAY 2002: David O'leary shakes hands with fans in the Kop after the final whistle.
MAY 2002: David O'leary shakes hands with fans in the Kop after the final whistle.
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The atmosphere at Elland Road under Garry Monk is proving a talking point among the Whites faithful.

UncleBert, via website

The closest thing I can remember to the atmosphere Garry Monk is generating between the players and supporters at Leeds United is the exciting times we had when David O’Leary was in charge of loads of young ’uns.

Those league and European games were full of effort, and it’s great that we are starting to play like that again.

Long may it continue MOT.

The sign of a good manager

Livinhope, via website

I like the way Garry Monk conducts himself on the touchline during game play.

The sign of a good manager. No need to rant and rave, like some so-called top managers.

Excellent insight into Garry Monk

bigears40, via website

Without apple-polishing Phil Hay, this is the best article about LUFC that has been published in our local paper in years! (Leeds United: Head coach Monk looks like he’s managing – The YEP December 6).

It gives us an insight into how Garry Monk operates and how he is replacing the rot that was running rife at Thorp Arch.

Gone are the prehistoric training methods and pre-match protocol of staying at a hotel the night before home matches, which shows that he puts faith in his players to not abuse the trust and professionalism he expects.

Monk’s contract was for 12 months, believed to be a rolling contract, which worries all of us as it’s open to other clubs poaching him. But his planning and changing of ways at the training ground suggest he’s had re-assurances from someone above who has managed to stop Massimo Cellino’s interference and that he’s here for the long run.

Monk has grown into this job, he’s enjoying the hard work and he understands what we fans have gone through and what we expect from a Leeds team.

Don Revie and Howard Wilkinson changed the whole set-up when they came into Leeds and got the respect of the players who still to this day speak highly of their times being managed by these two greats.

Monk, if he continues in this way, could well become the third face to be put on the flag that shows our greatest managers.

A draw isn’t the end of the world

Bigclubgetreal, via website

Leeds United will do well to get a point at Brighton; they’re in second place for a reason.

They’ve got the best defence in this league by a long way and have conceded only 11 goals all season.

To be honest, a point would be great at a ground Leeds have never won at. If Leeds win, their lead’s cut to four points. If Leeds lose, it’s a massive 10 points gap.

Bearing in mind Brighton have lost only two games all season, it would take something drastic for them to be caught by the likes of Leeds or anyone else for that matter.

And a draw wouldn’t be the end of the world for United.

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