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Leeds United fan explains why Massimo Cellino is good for the club

Leeds fans want Massimo Cellino out? Not all of them...

It has been a busy week at Leeds United, with owner Massimo Cellino at the centre of it all.

He fired head coach Uwe Rosler on Monday, and named Steve Evans as a surprise replacement.

The Football League then announced they would be suspending Cellino for a tax impropriety, for the second time in 12 months.

Cellino later backtracked on a threat he made last week to limit away tickets, venting his anger at the Football League over a television rights issue, with the Leeds United club website announcing supporters will not be penalised in any way.

It's never dull at the club, and in the midst of it all the Leeds United Supporters Trust issued a plea for Cellino to sell his shareholding in the club, tired of the negative influence they perceive him as being on the club's success.

A majority view? Perhaps, but not all fans want to see the Italian go, as one supporter explained in a comment on HITC on Thursday.

The post can be read below, from user 'Itsaulornothing':

"I'm happy with our owner. He strengthened the squad over the summer to give us perhaps the strongest squad we've had in the Championship.

"He kept all the youngsters when it would have been easier to get rid of some (Byram in particular). And he also listens to the fans. The fans wanted Rosler sacked - it's been plastered all over the internet for weeks. They wanted a team that played with passion and determination so he hired a man that will instil that mentality.

"He also back-tracked on his ticket restriction, which was originally done in good faith, because he was made aware it was a punishment to us more than anyone else.

"He needs to keep his mouth shut at times and the bans are very disruptive but other than those things he's trying, which is more than I can say for some previous owners. Some fans will never be happy with him, though. He could get us back to the Premiership and they'd still hate him.

"Leeds fans are supposed to thrive under adversity. These days we just whinge and moan under it."

This is not to say this view is right or wrong, but with so much criticism of Cellino, hearing an alternate opinion is thought provoking.

Will Sam Byram still be at Leeds next season? Can Evans get the side to live up their billing of being the strongest squad they have had in the Championship? Is being better than previous owners enough?

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