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August 12, 2007

Sometimes -12 is the best you can hope for

Minus15 No, I'm not talking about the temperature in Bratislava when we were travelling, I'm talking about -12 being the best Leeds United could hope to achieve in their first day in the depths of League One.

They started on -15 thanks to an astonishing series of events that appear to have allowed Ken Bates to re-purchase the club about a gazillion times in the last 6 months whilst paying a penny in the pound to anyone who was owed money. I'd like to see the Inland Revenue accept that on my tax return.

Anyway, thanks to a last minute goal against the might of Tranmere, Leeds got off to winning ways - and climbed up to the dizzy heights of -12 points.

Meantime, I was watching the start of the Premiership with my dad at the bar we've found down the road. We were surrounded by Tottenham fans, so greatly enjoyed Sunderland's last gasp winner against them. We were less pleased with the West Ham result mind you.

We got chatting to some kids from Iceland - the country not the supermarket - who seemed genuinely impressed that my dad had actually seen George Best play.

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And now, after four matches, we have the weird situation of the bottom club in the division having a better record than the top club...

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