Leeds fans are absolutely desperate to avoid the playoffs this season, everyone knows they have enough in them to go up automatically, yet that may still be easier said than done. However, after the Whites beat Bristol City in their own backyard at Ashton Gate yesterday, Robins’ boss Lee Johnson has claimed he wants the Whites in the playoffs.
— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) 9 March 2019
These comments from the extremely young Championship manager have been met with plenty of scorn from the Whites. As far as the Leeds fans are concerned, Johnson’s side needs to focus on getting to the playoffs before they can start shouting their mouths off about who they want to play, especially if they put in performances like the one they managed yesterday as they lost 1-0 at home.
Marcelo Bielsa’s experience was obviously too much for the 37-year-old Johnson, and it comes as no shock that the Ashton Gate boss wants to try and get his own back in the playoffs. You’d back Bristol City to go on and secure their place in the top six, yet it won’t be easy. At the moment the Robins sit 7th but if they win their game in hand then they’ll rise two points above Derby County into that final, and elusive, playoff place.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Johnson’s comments here:
He’d love to play in the playoffs – Full stop
— Joe Rider (@J_Rider83) March 9, 2019
Can his Chairman tolerate 3 defeats against us .?.he has already let us take all 6 points …wanted points deduction and now he lining himself up for this …not really a issue as Bristol City won't make playoffs ! MOT
— Mark Eddison (@mkeddie1502) March 10, 2019
We’d love to play you every week, we’d be promoted by now
— Viking Flagship (@Stoss66) March 10, 2019
Bit hard when a. Were going up automatically and b. They wont make the play offs
— Lee Pike (@leepikeLUFC) March 10, 2019
From what i saw yesterday they won’t be anywhere near the playoffs MOT
— Steve Middleton (@SteveMiddy10) 10 March 2019
Dream on big lad
— Jon Field (@JonField) March 10, 2019
Haha they won't even get there #dreamon
— @DEG44Griffin (@dangriffin37) March 10, 2019
You have to be 3/4/5/6 to play in playoffs …….. Your 7th
— phil coverdale (@philcoverdale1) 10 March 2019
Leeds fans will be taking a particular interest in Bristol City after yesterday’s action and will love it if the Robins miss out on the top six.