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.
He is quite possibly not the full shilling – it’s kind of bowel loosening horror mixed with episodic spasms of terror. And that’s just a quote from the Leeds backline.
— BROLIN ATE THE PIE (@REDPLANET2025) August 4, 2019
I have enough medical issues as it is. I don’t think I can cope with 46 games of a goalie who makes that Colombian guy who did the scorpion kick at Wembley look like an average goalie.
— James AL (@jamesalevy) August 4, 2019
As long as we score three times as many as the mistakes he makes we will be perfect
— Charlie Phillips (@charliechar) August 4, 2019
Absolutely love him, bet he’s a top lad to sup with. Crazy horse. Gets my vote.
— Steptoe. (@tony_passmore) August 4, 2019
Don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
— Adam_ Waite (@Adamwaite_352) August 4, 2019
He is going to cost us so many points this season.
— David Renshaw (@ddavidrenshaw) August 4, 2019
Actually thought he was mostly good today
— MOTweets (@MOTweets1919) August 4, 2019
I like him.
He comes for absolutely everything!!! #he might not always get there.
But think over the keepers we’ve had in the last decade.
Vampires, the lot of them. Terrified of crosses!
Not this guy
— stujeffery (@Stuart_Jeffery) August 4, 2019