RUDY FUNK: Loyalty boost for Leeds

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The game of football never ceases to surprise me with every week that passes.

Every day I look at headlines and I just think wow.

The latest story to bring this response was over the weekend when I read all the news surrounding Leeds United.

I have been a huge Leeds fan down the years since watching the great team containing the likes of Lee Chapman.

It is sad when I look at things now because it seems to be a club in turmoil.

If you look at the situation over the weekend when the new owners came in and threw the future of manager Brian McDermott into doubt, it left me looking on in disbelief.

What the new owners did to the manager before that 5-1 win against Huddersfield was ridiculous.

Since then, I have so much respect for McDermott because he went back into the club on Monday morning after being told that he had been sacked just a few days earlier - it just shows what a strong character he has.

He will probably be even more determined to finish off the job he has started at Leeds.

You have to look at the new owner Massimo Cellino though because he has failed to do his homework on a club he was buying, making rash decisions before gauging views.

On a positive note, the whole thing does look to have unified the club, with fans rallying around and Ross McCormack forging amazing links between himself and the supporters by staying put.

Loyalty like that from McDermott and McCormack is priceless, especially in tough times.

There is so little loyalty in football nowadays - their commitment is very refreshing to see.