Leeds United fans have been reacting to a recently published article on 42-year-old Lee Bowyer ahead of their clash with Charlton Athletic this weekend.
A whirlwind as a player but serene as a manager – ahead of Charlton-Leeds I teamed up with the excellent @domfifield to tell the story of Lee Bowyer.
With contributions from Eirik Bakke, Steven Taylor, Paul Mortimer, Johnnie Jackson and Karl Robinson:https://t.co/iTdNZMcUSk
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) September 27, 2019
The Whites will be looking to turn their performances back into wins as Marcelo Bielsa’s side suffered a setback against Championship rivals Derby County last week.
Of course, they face a tough away trip to south London when they meet Charlton on Saturday afternoon with Bowyer appearing to work some managerial magic of his own at The Valley.
The former Leeds midfielder was a key performer during his time for the club, having made 246 appearances across all competitions (including the Champions League) and scored 50 goals for the Peacocks (Transfermarkt).
Indeed, it appears as though he has taken to life in the dugout rather well. The Addicks boss managed to win the club promotion to the Championship via the play-off system last season and has started the current campaign in rather fine form with Charlton currently sitting in eighth after eight matches (BBC).
Fans have been having their say on their former midfielder on Twitter and it would seem many of them still hold high opinions of him from his time with them at Elland Road.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Legend. My absolute hero growing up
— JJ (@jp_1985) September 27, 2019
Could well be the successor to Bielsa, he’s had a good start to his management career.
— Paul McCready (@pjmccready11) September 27, 2019
Definitely one of the best goal scoring midfielders we’ve had in recent years, had a very special skill of timing late runs into the box to score and could run all day. I remember a lot of eyes being raised at what we paid at his age but definitely worth every penny and some
— John Asplin (@lindalejohny) September 27, 2019
His runs coming from the right, combined with Kewell’s wingplay on the left was a deadly force
— Charles John (@Steve192447378) September 27, 2019
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Great article. A fantastic player who’s career never hit the heights due to his off-field antics. A real shame.
— Tom Murray (@murrayt88) September 27, 2019