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MP demands inquiry into Leeds United

Following Leeds United’s relegation to League One from the Championship, a local MP has demanded that a public inquiry be made into the events which led to their downfall.

Left - Willis "gutted".

Beleaguered Leeds United fanatic and Liberal Democrat MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough Phil Willis was enraged and crestfallen at his side’s astounding fall from grace, which has seen them drop from one of England’s top sides to League One no hopers.

Wretched Leeds United battled in vain all season and, despite the support of one of the country’s biggest fan bases, played like a team of traffic cones being blown around a car park with a hose. Frequently dismal displays have seen the team slide further and further.

It is hoped by Mr Willis that an inquiry will get to the bottom of the matter once and for all. “We have to understand the reasons for the decline,” Willis today said, “before we drop even further. Who knows what might happen next if we don’t. League Two? The Ryman League? Fans of the club simply won’t stand idly by and allow this to happen”.

MPs have today expressed reservations over the use of public money to understand why Leeds are such a bad side.

Any inquiry would be likely to focus on the kind of poor management, inept quality and ham-fisted style of play which has been all too evident throughout last season. Though no one has yet been put forward to conduct the inquiry, it is understood that former Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson, who himself displayed his own ineptitude during a brief stint as England manager, is interested in taking on the role.

More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/6748465.stm