Date: 23rd July 2019 at 12:01pm
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Patrick Bamford has had a difficult time in pre-season.

First there was his admission to, let’s just say ‘exaggerating contact’ against Aston Villa in the latter stages of last season, and his feeling of regret over the whole affair. Then he had a bit of a nightmare in Leeds’ friendly against Western Sydney Wanderers, when chance after chance came begging but he just couldn’t find the net.

This has led to some pretty hurtful comments about the 25-year-old, with many fans hoping that he finds himself on the unemployment line, or at the very least sold by the club.

On his return from Australia though, Bamford had nothing but positive things to say about the whole experience, despite what some of the fans might think. The Leeds Twitter account posted a message from the striker, in which he thanked the supporters out in Australia and said how the hard work had to continue now the team was back in England.

And those Leeds fans who are still on his side were quick to jump to his defence, offering messages of support, with many predicting that he’ll come back and get more goals than he did last year.

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5 Replies to “’30 goals no bother’: These Leeds fans back striker to make amends after tough few weeks”

  • Bamford is too slow, lacks skills, alertness and realistic focus. He’ll never score 30 goals this season as I believe Costa will get the nod over him and Roofe, with Roofe first back up if he stays.

  • Bamford is class – reminds me of Viduka with his languid play (people called Viduka lazy until OPTA stats proved he covered more ground than anyone in most matches). Casual style makes him look worse when not on song than players with busier approach. He obviously hasn’t achieved much yet in a Leeds shirt but I believe he is so near to finding his touch, confidence and goalscoring mojo that we are in for a treat this season.

  • Last season has gone. It’s all about now. Everyone starts with a level playing field. Let’s all be positive. MOT.

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