Darren Gough: It’s so sad how Yorkshire football is failing us

The Yorkshire Post's columnist, Darren Gough.
The Yorkshire Post's columnist, Darren Gough.
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COLUMNIST Darren Gough has bemoaned the state of Yorkshire football – saying it suffers in comparison to London and the North West.

In his latest column for The Yorkshire Post, the former Yorkshire and England fast bowler, now a co-host on TalkSport radio, said that during the last 20 years, every one of the White Rose’ leading clubs had – at some point – had bad either management and/or owners who had made bad decisions, with a number having had stints in administration.

Among those under the spotlight for Gough in particular in his column are Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday, while he applauds the work being done by Huddersfield Town owner Dean Hoyle and manager David Wagner, Yorkshire’s sole representative in the Premier League.

“I know that Leeds are a club who many ‘love to hate’, like Manchester United,” says Gough in his latest column in The Yorkshire Post this weekend. “But I think everyone wants a strong Leeds United in the Premier League.

“But it has been a roller-coaster for them with financial and managerial problems. It has been all over the shop. Leeds have had 20 full-time managers since the Premier League began and 12, including caretaker spells, since 2012. What a basket case.”

And Gough goes on to describe Sheffield Wednesday as: “Another huge club who once looked like representing Yorkshire in the top-flight for a long, long time.”

I think everyone wants a strong Leeds United in the Premier League.

YP columnist, Darren Gough

Gough casts an eye over other Yorkshire clubs, including Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Hull City and how they have fared over the last 20 years. To read the full column, buy a copy of The Yorkshire Post this weekend.