Last week on TSS I ran an article titled ‘In Grayson we “still” trust?‘ The article looked at the Leeds United fans turbulent relationship with the current management from the one extreme of ‘In Grayson we trust‘ to the polar-opposite who think Simon Grayson should be relieved of his duties at season end.

To accompany the post and discover what the majority thought of our current manager, I ran a poll (below) where I asked users to select the current level of confidence they had in Simon Grayson’s leadership.

Confidence in Leeds United achieving promotion?

  • 5 - Total confidence (2%, 39 Votes)
  • 4 - Highly confident (9%, 151 Votes)
  • 3 - Confident (50%, 794 Votes)
  • 2 - Low confidence (35%, 565 Votes)
  • 1 - Extremely low confidence (2%, 30 Votes)
  • 0 - No confidence (1%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,592

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The poll ran from the 22-29th of April, and over 800 of you voted. Of those that voted, only 33 people voted in the lowest two percentage brackets. Conversely, nearly 500 of you voted for the 80% or 100% option showing that Leeds United fans are still by and large confident in their managers ability, despite recent slumps in form and a nail-biting climax to the season.

I’ve now averaged all the results out and the resulting confidence level in Simon Grayson is 72.92%. I’ll run the same poll once again at the end of the season to see how our ultimate fate changes the response. Thanks to everyone that voted.

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  • Let’s hope Papa Smurf agrees with the poll!

  • TheReaper08

    That’s a lot of voters as well so a good solid result for the Gaffer.

    Personally I like the guy because he is prepared to hang his nuts on the line and make decisions. They don’t always work ala yesterday but at least it shows he is always thinkg about how he can positivly impact a game.

    Remember Sven Goran Erikson against Brazil or Mclaren against Croatia ? They chose to do nothing at key times and that ended in defeat at very critical times. The question is do you want to die trying finding out what you could be or sit do nothing and never know ?

    • Craig

      Despite the reply I’ve just made to you in the previous thread, I share your feeling that Grayson is to be lauded for his positive substitutions. I just wish he hadn’t done it yesterday!

  • Mark R

    I agree bud.

    It’s a difficult job and takes broad shoulders to cope with. We can only really review his performance at the end of the season. We started with 46 games to get promotion , we’ve played 45 , are second in an automatic spot , and needing a home win against Bristol in front of a sell out home crowd.

    So as of now SG is still on target to deliver.

    He never appears flustered or anxious which I think is a strength as these things can easily be transmitted to the players.
    He’s measured in his dealing with the media as well.

    One last game to go and I’m sure we’ll do it, and build on an eventful season.

    MOT

  • Carl Pearson

    i notice today that blackpool secured a place in the play offs,i do not know for sure but seen as they have spent very little since the departure of sg i would imagine a lot of his hard work and influence is still around the place despite holloway been there all season because lets face it he blows hot and cold as a manager,other than a few bad tactical decisions and dickov,i see a lot of good in sg, fair play to him at charlton everyone wanted us to go for it so we did if it had worked out he would be a hero,a big factor for me also is players have let sg down premiership loans should improve a 3rd division team its a no brainer and certain players who are on the books consistancy have screwed his plans,when 3or4 players who played out of there skin one week look like they have never met the next what chance you got? a significant hurdle to overcome next week, then we will see what sg is made of.

  • LSD&2Es

    Anyone that’s lost faith in that man is an idiot!

    Imagine what he could do with some money to spend!?!

  • Timothy Wilson

    “I thought we played well and we controlled game for large parts. I’ll take responsibility for the last few minutes because we had five strikers on trying to get the goal to get us promoted. SG