Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been responding to Paul Heckingbottom’s press conference today (as tweeted by Phil Hay), in which he claimed that the club doesn’t need an overhaul in the summer, but admitted that things at Elland Road do need to change.
Heckingbottom said it doesn't require a "major overhaul" at Leeds in the summer but admitted "things need changing." Said the fact some players are on long-term deals can "make things difficult". "But the good thing is we don't have to lose anyone we don't want to." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) March 15, 2018
The Whites who have been propping our bar up have suffered a torrid start to 2018, as the Yorkshire club have only won one game since the turn of the year, a 1-0 win over Brentford, as the club’s early promotion ambitions have fizzled out again. Leeds started the season in great form under manager, Thomas Christiansen and even found themselves top of the Championship for two weeks in September. However, things soon turned sour, prompting the club to add Christensen to the long list of ex-Leeds managers as they hoped to their form around.
The club now finds themselves in a bit of a rut. A 2-2 draw away at struggling Reading came off the back of successive 3-0 thumpings from Wolves and Middlesbrough, as Heckingbottom’s side find themselves 13th in England’s second tier and destined to suffer another year out of the Premier League. Leeds fans will be hoping Heckingbottom can turn the club’s form around as the Elland Road faithful target a return to the Premier League in the next few years.
You can read our local Leeds fans’ verdict here:
They WILL have so sell at least one of the "good" players though – to fund summer transfers. One of Pontus, Saiz or Vieira I'd guess.
— Tom Mullen (@Tom_Mullen) March 15, 2018
This is a worry. Can count one on hand players I'd keep.
— Mike (@LeedsMJ84) March 15, 2018
Errr yes it does Paul. Are you going to tell me the earths flat next?.
— Stephen Butler (@PButlek) 15 March 2018
Needs hige overhaul. Anyone thinking differe t is blind and naive
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) March 15, 2018
Please 7 need to go urgently
— Graham (@GrahamJ85853102) March 15, 2018
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Only 2 players are up to scratch
The rest you won’t be able to give away
— Neil Williams (@NeilWil69716245) March 15, 2018