Reacting to sublime archive footage of Leeds United legend Johnny Giles, many Whites fans have been purring over their former midfielder during his hay day – describing him as ‘world-class‘ and hailing his footage as ‘hypnotic‘.
Giles, who played for Leeds over a decade-long spell from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, transferring from arch-rivals Man United, has been at the centre of many reactions following the club account’s publication of archive footage.
Showcasing Giles at his best, the Irishman, back in 1971 during a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, took the ball under control from outside the penalty area, set himself and fired a looping shot off the post and into the top corner. Reacting to the ‘hypnotic‘ footage, many Whites supporters have been hailing the club legend on social media – with one fan, in particular, calling him ‘world-class‘.
Find all of their best comments from Twitter surrounding Giles down below.
He was world class. You’d need a very big cheque book to buy him in today’s market. The pass against Southampton was brilliant.
— Roy Burn (@RoyBurn1) March 20, 2020
Giles’ shot curled wickedly late after looking like it would be high and wide. Been watching this for past 5 minutes. Hypnotic. #LUFC
— Clinical “Sniffer” Clarke (@TheHardMan21) March 20, 2020
Has there been a better two footed mid fielder?
— 30csl (@30csl) March 20, 2020
What a talent. Brilliant player
— John Robinson (@jrob_jrob) March 20, 2020
Much has been written about the other lot getting Cantona but given how we got Giles and Strachan over the years, I think we’ve had the best deal. As someone else has said, what would Giles be worth now? He should also have succeeded Revie as manager.
— Alistair Moulden (@middleagedmedic) March 20, 2020
Most definitely said this before Giles steal of the century Busby’s biggest regret MOT.
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) March 20, 2020
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