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Leeds United Season 2003-2004: End of Season Poll

Best Leeds Player of the Season

Alan Smith	        47%
James Milner	        24%
Jermaine Pennant	13%
Dominic Matteo  	9%
Mark Viduka     	3%
Steve Caldwell  	<1%
Paul Robinson   	<1%

Most Improved Leeds Player of the Season

James Milner    	61%
Matthew Kilgallon	13%
Jermaine Pennant	6%
Scott Carson    	3%
Alan Smith      	2%
Aaron Lennon    	1%
Simon Johnson   	1%
Dominic Matteo  	1%
Michael Duberry 	1%
Ian Harte       	1%
Frazer Richardson	<1%
Seth Johnson    	<1%
Didier Domi     	<1%

Most Disappointing Leeds Player of the Season

Roque Junior    	26%
Mark Viduka     	17%
Paul Robinson   	10%
Ian Harte       	7%
Michael Duberry 	6%
Alan Smith      	6%
Jody Morris     	5%
David Batty     	4%
Michael Bridges 	3%
Nick Barmby     	2%
Lamine Sakho    	1%
Stephen McPhail 	1%
Gary Kelly      	1%
Seth Johnson    	1%
Jermaine Pennant        <1%

Current Leeds player you least want to see playing for Leeds next season

Michael Duberry 	26%
Mark Viduka     	18%
Nick Barmby     	13%
Ian Harte       	11%
Stephen McPhail 	10%
Seth Johnson    	6%
Alan Smith      	3%
James Milner    	2%
Simon Johnson   	<1%
Matthew Kilgallon	<1%
Dominic Matteo  	<1%
Gary Kelly      	<1%

Best Opposition Player

...and not just cos he scored 7 goals against us this season!

Thierry Henry   	81%
Frank Lampard   	2%
Steven Gerrard  	1%
Patrick Vieira  	1%
Robert Pires    	1%
Jonathan Woodgate	<1%
Nigel Martyn    	<1%
Harry Kewell    	<1%
Scott Parker    	<1%
Ronnie Johnsen  	<1%
Eidur Gudjohnsen	<1%
Nwankwo Kanu	        <1%
Martin Keown    	<1%
Ray Parlour	        <1%
Alan Shearer	        <1%
Peter Crouch	        <1%
Youri Djorkaeff	        <1%

Worst Opposition Player

Harry Kewell	        6%
Emile Heskey    	6%
Rio Ferdinand   	6%
Ruud van Nistelrooy	6%
Lee Bowyer      	4%
Phil Neville	        4%
Wes Brown	        3%
Gary Neville	        2%
Robbie Savage	        2%
Richard Dunne	        2%
David Sommeil	        2%
Jose Kleberson  	2%
Steffen Freund	        1%
Roy Keane	        1%
Robbie Fowler	        1%
Paolo Di Canio	        1%
Thierry Henry	        1%
Frank Sinclair	        1%
Craig Short	        1%
Peter Crouch	        1%
El-Hadji Diouf	        1%
Cristiano Ronaldo	1%
Lorenzo Amoruso	        1%
Danny Mills	        <1%
Duncan Ferguson	        <1%
Titus Bramble	        <1%
Hermann Hreidarsson	<1%
Darren Anderton	        <1%
Ian Walker	        <1%
Paul Scholes	        <1%
Dwight Yorke	        <1%
Andrew Cole	        <1%
Ryan Giggs	        <1%
Gustavo Poyet	        <1%
Steve McManaman	        <1%
Claude Makelele	        <1%
Ashley Cole	        <1%
Martin Keown	        <1%
David Seaman	        <1%
Hernan Crespo	        <1%
Gavin McCann	        <1%
Carl Cort	        <1%
Nicos Dabizas	        <1%
Dion Dublin	        <1%
Thomas Gravesen	        <1%
Sol Campbell	        <1%
Gary Doherty	        <1%
Mauricio Taricco	<1%
Tugay Kerimoglu	        <1%
Lucas Neill	        <1%
Diego Forlán	        <1%
Hugo Viana	        <1%
Vratislav Gresko	<1%
Helder Postiga	        <1%
Andrew Davies	        <1%
Dino Baggio     	<1%
Michael Oakes	        <1%
Stéphane Dalmat	        <1%
Dennis Irwin	        <1%

Non-Leeds player you most want to see playing for Leeds next season

Thierry Henry	        22%
Dion Dublin	        8%
Jermaine Pennant	6%
Alan Smith	        5%
Ronaldinho	        3%
Robert Earnshaw	        2%
Jonathan Woodgate	2%
Henrik Larsson	        2%
David Batty	        2%
Anyone cheap/free who will fight	1%
Roy Keane	        1%
Nigel Martyn	        1%
Nicky Butt	        1%
Mark Kinsella	        1%
Ronaldo	                1%
Darren Huckerby	        1%
Zinedine Zidane	        <1%
Tim Cahill	        <1%
Stan Lazaridis	        <1%
Pers Frandsen	        <1%
Paul Dickov	        <1%
Paolo di Canio	        <1%
Oliver Dacourt	        <1%
Noel Whelan	        <1%
Mikael Forsell	        <1%
Michael Owen	        <1%
Mark Van Bommel	        <1%
Lilian Thuram	        <1%
Lee Trundle	        <1%
Kanu	                <1%
Jonathan Stead	        <1%
Jon Otsemobor	        <1%
Helder Postiga	        <1%
Gordon Strachan	        <1%
Geoff Horsfield	        <1%
Gary Speed	        <1%
Fernando Morientes	<1%
Eyal Berkovitz	        <1%
Eidur Gudjohnsen	<1%
Dion Bublin	        <1%
Dean Ashton	        <1%
David Bentley	        <1%
David Bellion	        <1%
David Beckham	        <1%
Danny Tiatto	        <1%
Damien Duff	        <1%
Christian Vieri	        <1%
Bobby Zamora	        <1%
Andy Johnson	        <1%
Andy Gray	        <1%
Andriy Shevchenko	<1%

Best Leeds Goal

Paul Robinson vs Swindon Town	25%
Jermaine Pennant vs Chelsea	22%
Alan Smith at Old Trafford	15%
Jermaine Pennant vs Charlton	6%
Alan Smith vs Leicester 	6%
Mark Viduka winner vs Wolves	3%
Mark Viduka vs Fulham           3%
James Milner vs Wolves  	2%
Dominic Matteo vs Fulham	2%
Mark Viduka vs Arsenal  	1%
James Milner vs Everton 	1%
Mark Viduka vs Leicester	1%
James Milner at Charlton	1%
Matthew Kilgallon vs Charlton	<1%
Alan Smith vs Charlton  	<1%
Mark Viduka at Birmingham	<1%
Seth Johnson 1st vs Blackburn	<1%
Mark Viduka at Boro     	<1%
Alan Smith at Spurs     	<1%
Mark Viduka vs Newcastle        <1%
Alan Smith vs Newcastle 	<1%

Best Opposition Goal (against Leeds)

Nalis (Leicester City at Walker Stadium)	                23%
Henry (4th Arsenal at Highbury)	                                12%
Holland (Charlton Athletic at Elland Road)	                9%
Henry (3rd Arsenal League at Elland Road)	                9%
Henry (1st Arsenal League at Elland Road)	                8%
Henry (3rd Arsenal at Highbury)	                                6%
Izzet (Leicester City at Elland Road)	                        5%
Henry (2nd Arsenal at Highbury)	                                3%
Kewell (Liverpool at Elland Road)	                        3%
Taricco (Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane)	                3%
Pires (Arsenal at Highbury)	                                2%
Baros (Liverpool at Elland Road)	                        2%
Scowcroft (Leicester City at Walker Stadium)	                2%
Henry (Arsenal FAC at Elland Road)	                        1%
Euell (1st Charlton Athletic at Elland Road)	                1%
Lua Lua (Portsmouth at Elland Road)	                        1%
Forsell (2nd Birmingham City at St. Andrews)	                1%
Shearer (Newcastle United at St James Park)	                1%
Sibierski (Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium)	1%
Pires (Arsenal League at Elland Road)	                        1%
Murphy (Liverpool at Anfield)	                                1%
Dickov (Leicester City at Walker Stadium)	                1%
Kanouté (Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane)	        1%
Shearer (2nd Newcastle United at Elland Road)	                1%

Overall Goal of the Season

Henry vs Liverpool, runs round the whole team.	21%
Any goal scored by Henry                        15%
Thierry Henry's screamer - Arsenal 1-1 ManU	7%
Alan Smith at Old Trafford                      7%
Jermaine Pennant v Chelsea                      7%
Paul Robinson vs Swindon Town                   5%
Laurent Robert against Fulham                   3%
Freddie Kanoute (Spurs v Everton)               3%
Costinha for Porto v ManU OT                    3%
Milner vs Wolves                                1%
Henry vs Southampton                            1%
Alex Rae against Bolton                         1%
Henry 4th in League at Elland Road              1%
Thierry Henry, Arsenal v Manchester City	1%
Milner at Charlton                              1%
Ronaldo vs Millwall in FA Cup                   1%
Jesper Gronkjaer for Chelsea at ManU            1%
Harry Kewell (at Elland Road)                   1%
Viduka bicycle kick vs Leicester                1%
Viduka vs Wolves at ER                          1%
Robert vs. Spurs (2nd goal)                     1%

Best Leeds Performance

Wolves home	26%
ManU away	20%
Charlton away	8%
Blackburn away	6%
ManU home	6%
Chelsea home	5%
Newcastle home	4%
Everton home	3%
Liverpool home	3%
Fulham home	3%
Newcastle away	2%
Boro away	2%
Leicester home	1%
Man City home	1%
Blackburn home	1%
Villa away	<1%
Arsenal home	<1%
Liverpool away	<1%

Worst Leeds Performance

Portsmouth away	54%
Leicester away	14%
Portsmouth home	12%
Arsenal away	3%
Everton away	3%
Bolton away	2%
Wolves away	2%
Wolves home	1%
Boro home	1%
Spurs home	1%
Arsenal FAC	<1%
Swindon home	<1%
Leicester home	<1%
Bolton home	<1%
Arsenal home	<1%
ManU home	<1%

Best Ground Visited

Elland Road	27%
Old Trafford	13%
Eastlands	12%
Reebok  	8%
St James Park	6%
Anfield 	5%
Loftus Road	3%
Ewood Park	3%
The Valley	3%
St Marys	3%
Highbury	3%
Stamford Bridge	2%
Walker Stadium	2%
Molineux	1%

Worst Ground Visited

Loftus Road	21%
Fratton Park	20%
Old Trafford	13%
Villa Park	6%
Highbury	6%
White Hart Lane	4%
Goodison Park	4%
Walker Stadium	4%
Reebok	        2%
Ewood Park	2%
St Andrews	2%
St Marys	2%
Elland Road	2%
St James Park	1%
Riverside	1%
The Valley	1%

Best moment of the season

Robinson's Header v Swindon                                     13%
Smith equaliser at Man U                                        11%
None                                                            8%
The final whistle/atmosphere in the Charlton home game          8%
Smith scoring at home to Leicester                              7%
Beating Blackburn away                                          5%
The takeover/Trevor Birch                                       4%
Beating Wolves 4-1                                              4%
Reid's sacking/Eddie taking over                                4%
James Milner rejecting a transfer move                          2%
The singer/dancers at the Everton home game                     2%
The end/Chelsea game                                            2%
The fans/Great support                                          2%
Newcastle home game - early hope                                2%
3-2 goal against Fulham                                         1%
The beginning of the season                                     1%
Winning at Charlton                                             1%
When Kilgallon was played                                       <1%
Beating Man City at Elland Road                                 <1%
The Hope                                                        <1%
Before it started                                               <1%
Not been rock bottom of league                                  <1%
Getting relegated                                               <1%
Being in the pub pre-match                                      <1%
Ron Atkinson removing himself from television                   <1%
The Leeds fans singing M-O-T at 0-4 against Arsenal at home	<1%
Roque Junior's loan contract being cancelled                    <1%
Being in the top 5 after defeating Boro away                    <1%
Viduka putting us 1-0 up v Arsenal                              <1%

Worst moment of the season

The end/Relegation/realisation we weren't good enough	26%
All of it/defeats to lower teams/Too many to pick	11%
Portsmouth defeat home/Doobs' crap marking              9%
Portsmouth defeat away                                  9%
Bolton away                                             8%
Smithy's transfer/betrayal                              7%
Viduka's red cards                                      2%
Martyn's performances for Everton/Rooney scoring at ER	2%
Harte and Duberry                                       2%
Batty's exile                                           1%
Roque Junior                                            1%
Fans on Smith's back at Chelsea                         1%
Harte og at Bolton                                      1%
All three Arsenal matches/humiliation by Henry          1%
Eddie Gray's sacking                                    1%
Policing at Pompey                                      <1%
Half Time Singers                                       <1%
Keane goal/Spurs at home - knew we were going down	<1%
Wolves away                                             <1%
Death of John Charles R.I.P.                            <1%
Realising most of the team had no balls                 <1%
Easter Monday when everyone else won.                   <1%
Collapse of the Parkin Takeover                         <1%
The despair                                             <1%

...and finally two rather specific ones:

Having to be lead out of a Birmingham pub in tears 55 mins through the Bolton away game

and

The continuing spiral of inadequacy on and off the field and the realisation that we haven't bottomed out yet

Least favourite other team

Man U                                   66%
Arsenal                                 5%
Liverpool                               4%
Chelsea                                 3%
Portsmouth                              3%
Newcastle                               3%
Birmingham City                         2%
Man City                                1%
Spurs                                   1%
none..don't hate anything that bad	<1%
All of them                             <1%
Leicester                               <1%
Celtic                                  <1%
the last one that beat us               <1%

Worst support we've ever seen

A new category to recognise the abysmal backing we've seen home fans give their teams around the country. Note that ManU was specifically excluded from this section on account of the impeccable way their fans observed the silence for John Charles.

Blackburn	35%
Arsenal         29%
Newcastle	26%
Birmingham	10%

Chant of the season

We're going down ... but we'll be back                                  19%
We're going down in a minute                                            18%
Marching On Together                                                    12%
We are the Champions - Champions of Europe                              6%
We thought you were leeds - we were wrong at Smithy                     3%
If it wasn't for the Russian you'd be us!                               3%
You're just a town full of sea men                                      3%
Boring boring Arsenal (0-4 at home)                                     2%
Can we play you every week? to Arsenal @ ER                             2%
Ashley Cole, is a f***ing arsehole                                      2%
Champions League you're having a laugh (to Arsenal at Highbury)         2%
We're all going on a nationwide tour                                    2%
We'll support you ever more                                             2%
It's here it's there it's every bloody where, phil thompson's nose	1%
Staying up                                                              1%
When the Russian goes to jail you'll be f***ed                          1%
Alan Smith (tune of "hurray it's a holiday")                            1%
We're in the wrong division!                                            1%
Premiership - You're having a laugh                                     1%
Ridsdale - Are You Happy Now?                                           1%
Moving Down Together                                                    1%
We're all goin' on the Elland Road Pitch                                1%
Sign for scum and you won't be back                                     1%
The Premiership is upside down                                          1%
Face like a Donkey - to RvN at Elland Road                              1%
You're supposed to be in jail (at Dickov)                               1%
You're just a s*** scum donkey                                          1%

...and a couple of specifics again:

"Wish I could sing like an Armadillo" (Sydney High vs Armidale)

In reply to Leicester's "Going down, going down, going down!" - "So are we, So are we, So are we!"

Marching on Together, sung at the Singapore Whites home pub as the final whistle blew in the away game at Notlob

Predicted league position for next season

1       	13%
2	        7%
3       	7%
4	        6%
5       	5%
6	        11%
7       	3%
8	        7%
9       	4%
10	        9%
11      	2%
12	        7%
13      	1%
14	        1%
15              0%
16	        1%
17      	1%
18	        1%
19              0%
20              0%
21              0%
22	        1%
23	        <1%
24	        1%

How far will we get in the FA Cup?

Round 3	        49%
Round 4 	24%
Round 5 	18%
Quarter-Final	5%
Semi-Final      0%
Final           0%
Win it!	        2%

How far will we get in the League Cup?

Round 2	        30%
Round 3	        26%
Round 4	        18%
Round 5	        10%
Quarter-Final	6%
Semi-Final	3%
Final	        1%
Win it!	        1%

If we had kept Peter Reid would we have done:

The same        55%
Worse	        32%
Better	        11%

Is Kevin Blackwell the right man to take Leeds forward?

Yes	        44%
No opinion	30%
No	        26%

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