The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to their club’s U18 side as they thrashed QPR 5-0 yesterday. The fans will be pleased to hear the good news as the young Whites have finally given the Elland Road something to celebrate, after a horrible start to 2018 from the first team.
Leeds United are in the middle of a tough run at the moment. The club finds themselves 14th in the second tier of English football and a whopping 12 points off of the playoffs, despite finding themselves top of the Championship for two weeks in September. The awful run of form in 2018 has been a major factor in this though, as the club has only recorded one win since the turn of the year.
Leeds had a chance to turn things around on Saturday as they hosted a struggling Sheffield Wednesday. The sides looked set to go home with a point each, following Jay-Roy Grot’s 86th-minute equaliser. However, it wasn’t to be for the Whites as Atdhe Nuhiu scored his, and Wednesday’s, second goal of the game in the 91st-minute to ensure the visitors would be taking all three points back to Sheffield with them.
You can read our resident Leeds fans verdict on their youth side’s win here:
Not one of the Leeds outfield players had gloves on and all in short sleeved tops
— Leeds till i die (@lufconmyleg) 18 March 2018
These kids would give the first team a run 4 their money. They keep rolling off the “Top Arch” Nursery conveyor belt
— alan thompson (@thombo1987) 18 March 2018
@WACCOE Wow, a Leeds team running, passing, looking big & strong & scoring 5 goals. Maybe we should all support the U18s
— Matthew Burch (@matthewrburch) March 18, 2018
Replace the first team with these guys
— Pete Aspinall (Kamikarzy) (@AspinallPete) 18 March 2018
Rough diamonds here
— Peter Nørgaard (@noergaard83) March 18, 2018
Stick all 10 outfield players in the 1st team!
— Gary Frielick (@GaryFLUFC) March 18, 2018