LACKLUSTER LEEDS LEFT LOOKING OVER SHOULDER
Author: Karun Jung
Survival – The only word that Leeds United fans have left to ponder this season. Charlton’s win over the Yorkshire giants today has left manager less Leeds without a win in seven outings. Leeds United now find themselves in a relegation battle.
Anyone can win on their day and this is portrayed none better than by Leeds United. On their day, Leeds has proved their worth, but too many lackluster performances have left us chasing a route to survival.
Hard to remember that this is the same team that beat Everton, Tottenham and Southampton this season – not to mention walking off the pitch at half-time beating the current Champions of Europe.
The next two games really are six pointers. Two wins at Elland Road against Wednesday and Burnley will surely see the club to safety. The last thing the boys want to be doing is leaving themselves needing points against Brighton and Watford in the final two games.
Redfearn must turn Elland Road back into a fortress for the three remaining home games. Let’s guarantee ourselves survival and then look to next season. A poor performance next weekend against the Owls and a win for Huddersfield could leave us facing the possibility of finishing the lowest of the Yorkshire contingency.
Given that Leeds United is a one team city, the pride of Yorkshire is becoming the embarrassment of Yorkshire. Neil Warnock’s bemusing comments on the job he did make you cast your mind back to Simon Grayson, who before his sacking had Leeds United in a healthy position in the league.
It’s time for the boys to step in up a notch, performances need to improve. The club should not be sitting 16th in the league. A club once a game away from a Champions League final now find themselves wondering whether a second relegation to League One is going to happen.
The fans are united so why aren’t the players?