Over 3,000 of you voted in our September manager and chairman confidence polls, and the results are now in.
Using a scale of 0 to 5, with 0 being no confidence and 5 being total confidence, fans were asked to select a value that best represented their level of confidence in Neil Warnock, Ken Bates and Leeds United’s chances of securing promotion. We also asked fans to explain their answers and have used those responses to try and summarise the general mood.
We’ll run the same polls at the beginning of each month to see how fans confidence alters throughout the season.
The results break down as follows.
94% selected one of the two highest confidence ratings for Neil Warnock, with 63% saying they had total confidence in the manager and less than 1% choosing a value from 0 (no confidence) to 2 (low confidence).
Overall, Neil Warnock scored an extremely high 4.53, with fans pointing to his experience and past success as the main reason for their votes.
Votes for Neil Warnock
Confidence in Neil Warnock?
- 5 - Total confidence (63%, 2,087 Votes)
- 4 (30%, 997 Votes)
- 3 (5%, 163 Votes)
- 2 (1%, 35 Votes)
- 1 (0%, 11 Votes)
- 0 - No confidence (1%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,292
90% of fans said they had no confidence whatsoever (75%), or extremely low confidence (15%) in Ken Bates. Only 2% gave Ken Bates a confidence rating of 4 (highly confident) or 5 (total confidence).
In explaining their votes, some fans said they were frustrated by the continued silence that has been synonymous with a summer of takeover speculation. Broken promises, secrecy, lies and a perceived lack of ambition summarises the majority of comments fans left.
Overall, Ken Bates scored an incredibly low 0.44.
Votes for Ken Bates
Confidence in Ken Bates?
- 5 - Total confidence (1%, 42 Votes)
- 4 (1%, 26 Votes)
- 3 (3%, 106 Votes)
- 2 (5%, 157 Votes)
- 1 (15%, 466 Votes)
- 0 - No confidence (75%, 2,384 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,174
Despite a promising start to the season, confidence in Leeds United achieving promotion is split with an overall rating of 2.41.
The general consensus said they had total faith in Warnock’s ability to achieve promotion, but felt he faced a difficult task with a squad that lacks depth and little money made available to him.
Votes for promotion chances
Confidence in Leeds United achieving promotion?
- 5 - Total confidence (2%, 70 Votes)
- 4 (11%, 359 Votes)
- 3 (38%, 1,209 Votes)
- 2 (28%, 889 Votes)
- 1 (13%, 423 Votes)
- 0 - No confidence (8%, 210 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,158