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Blackwell's Crusade

Kevin Blackwell says he is on a personal crusade to restore the club's Premiership status.

He revealed his frustration of being unable to prevent Leeds being relegated two years ago.

Blackwell was Eddie Gray's assistant when United slipped out of the Premiership and admits the memories of what was a miserable time for the club are still vivid.

Blackwell: 'It was a desperate time because I was watching everything fold around us but not be able to do anything about it. It was the most frustrating time in my career I knew we were heading for the wall but could not stop the car.

'Leeds are a Premiership club in every way bar status and we are trying to win that back. I want to see this club back, the Premiership wants Leeds United back. But we have to earn the right against a quality side like Preston. After we were relegated, I expected it to be a three-year process to get back. I thought the first year would be to stop the slide and then the second would be all about consolidation. The third would then be going for promotion.

'But we find ourselves 12 months ahead of where we wanted to be and that is down to some prudent planning by the chairman.'




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Date:Thursday May 4 2006

Time: 10:16AM

 

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