Date: 5th August 2019 at 1:30pm
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Kiko Casilla has, let’s just say, a strained relationship with Leeds United fans.

His erratic behaviour has been the subject of much concern amongst the supporters. His errors at the back end of last season, particularly those against Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County are just two examples of how he’s not quite up to Manuel Neuer’s level when it comes to playing outside the box.

At the same time though, he has shown the ability to pull off some quite spectacular saves, so it’s not as if he’s completely useless.

However, with the departure of Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Burnley, it would appear as if the number one spot is his and his alone for the foreseeable future, so fans best get used to seeing him flying around between the sticks, and between the penalty areas too. As his heat map showed yesterday, it seems as if he hasn’t quite learned his lesson about staying inside the 18-yard-box.

And that certainly didn’t go unnoticed by the fans on social media yesterday. If he keeps us his shenanigans for much longer, I think they may need to start leaving defibrillators under every seat at Elland Road.

 
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2 Replies to “‘Absolutely terrifying’: Some Leeds fans have mixed views on colourful player’s latest antics”

  • Casilla is the best keeper in the championship, he’s the most experienced, the best in distribution. Obviously modern keepers who plays with their feet take more risks but let’s remember that with him we have an extra outfield player , an extra CB and Bielsa wants that. Obviously there’s going to be risks and mistakes which sometimes conceed goals but in the long run he will be very useful. What I want to see more is there will be better communication between him and his defenders mostly Cooper as it seems there is no good communication between him and Cooper

  • love casilla – one in great tradition of barmy keepers – never a dull moment and his confidence is absolute. we may all need tranquilizers watching him but he is a top keeper

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