I thought he said 'it is our intention, we want to smash the league' or words to that effect.
We want isn’t the same as we are going to. Tbf he did his bit, he provided the finance to ensure we started that season with 50m of new signings to complement the players he kept such as bamford, Traore etcThe direct quote (Gazette) in the public domain is....
'We want to smash the league, we want to go up as champions'
If that's inaccurate - fair enough
The question is more about arrogance than ambition.I reckon its all getting a bit pedantic (not sure why)
Let's stick to the words - 'League and smash' were said in a sentence
I only brought it up to query why supporters have a go at other clubs for showing ambition
In absolute fairness to the man, had we got that appointment in the summer right, the squad we'd assembled was more than capable of 'Smashing the league'I would hope so - I certainly did
He actually backed up his comments as he allowed a lot of money to be spent, it wasn’t Gibson’s fault that monk and the recruitment spunked itMore than out of context, it's often misquoted. He never promised or guaranteed we would smash the league. He said we wanted to. That was true then, and is still true now: of course we want to smash it. Yet whether we say we want to win, smash, annihilate, obliterate or destroy the division, no amount of emphasis turns "want" into "will".
Britt looked every bit the 15m striker we paid for under monk. He was the leagues top scorer when he was sackedOf the team listed above I thought Downing was going downhill the same for Leadbitter.
Assombalonga has never turned out to be a top Championship striker be it at Boro, Turkey or Watford.
Traore and Bamford did do it in the Premier League and Gibson played in a Promotion Norwich team.
Should have bought a quality left winger instead of britt and kept bamford at cfIn absolute fairness to the man, had we got that appointment in the summer right, the squad we'd assembled was more than capable of 'Smashing the league'
Fabio Ayala Gibson Friend
Adama Downing Bamford
That's also without if we'd have had the balls to keep De Roon and possibly try integrate Gaston back in
£1m per point - not a bad job if your ego can blag it.. & BS certainly fits that bill.. indeed the bill is all he delivered them..Apparently - according to some radio presenter, Fat Sam only managed one point at Leeds, so he`s definitely one for relegation. Thinks he`s better than he is.
The question is more about arrogance than ambition.
If gibson had said “we are going to smash the league”, then that would be arrogant. If Leeds fans said “we want to win the league” that would be ambition…but both of these are hypothetical in the context of this topic.
So let’s stick to the facts gibson showed ambition by wanting to smash the league and some Leeds fans have shown arrogance by stating they will smash the league.