The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to comments from manager Paul Heckingbottom as he’s been talking about Leeds’ 12 game spell as “horrific and horrible” and that he expected to pick up more points from the 36 available. Leeds ten points from twelve games puts them alongside clubs like Sunderland and Burton Albion in the form table.
Heckingbottom described this 12-game spell as "horrific" and "horrible". Would he have expected to pick up more points? "Too right." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 12, 2018
Paul Heckingbottom was appointed as Leeds manager after Thomas Christiansen was sacked following the club’s 4-1 loss to Cardiff, although things haven’t gone as planned for the former Barnsley manager in his time at Elland Road. The Whites came into the season with high hopes of finishing in a promotion playoff place, and going into the new year the club looked capable of it.
Results quickly turned for the Yorkshire club though and within a matter of months, the fans watched their side plummet from 6th to 14th. The Elland Road faithful are still dreaming of a long-awaited Premier League return as next season marks their ninth straight year in the Championship. If the club are to gain promotion at long last in the next few years they’ll need to stop selling key players like Chris Wood last summer and start to build around what they’ve got, although the fans can’t see that happening under current gaffer, Heckingbottom.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict on their manager’s comments here:
We need Mick McCarthy Phil I don't know any manager that could be better to handle this club he has that mental toughness , sorry but hickingbottom you can butter coat what ever he did in league one with Barnsley but In all honestly I doubt any leeds fan got excited with him
— Pre season nonsence (@LufcDamo) April 12, 2018
Heckingbottom sacked if we lose and villa to be replaced my mick McCarthy
— paul young (@wicketlufc) April 12, 2018
What about his little spell before he joined us, they have picked up more points than us since he left
— David Kerr (@davidkerr2821) April 12, 2018
Yeah let's keep sacking managers and having to start again new tactics etc let's just go back to cellino days and just have a revolving door again new manager every month gonna answer all our problems isn't it
— Stephen Maher (@stevemaher34) April 12, 2018
Mick McCarthy come on down!
— buddy_lufc (@BuddyBalotelli4) April 12, 2018
He’s right so imagine how us fans feel… he’s got to go
— paul broughton (@bushnutbrog) April 12, 2018
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What’s horrific is players turning up to training in top of the range land rovers when they can’t pass the ball to their own team mates
— nigel sullivan (@SullivanNigel) April 12, 2018