Loads of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after LUFC Data laid bare our collapse in the Championship title race.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites lost for the eighth time this league season when beaten 2-0 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, when goals from Sammy Ameobi and Tyler Walker saw the City Ground natives pull within a point of the automatic promotion places.
United had held an eleven-point lead over the Play-Off places in December following a seven-game win streak, but have since claimed a measly nine points from ten games to now be within touching distance for Forest.
At the close of our winning streak, LUFC Data have noted that we were averaging 2.1 points per game in the second-tier on route to our 46 point haul. However, since allowing Cardiff City to come back from 3-0 down to salvage a draw, the Whites have taken just 0.9 points per game.
Is automatic promotion still possible?
The dramatic fall-off in production has alarmed some of the Elland Road faithful, who now seriously fear for our promotion chances – especially with a trip to Brentford to come on Tuesday night.
We have not won at Griffin Park since August 1950 in the old Division Two, with seven defeats in our last ten visits to the Greater London outfit.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to our points per game average before and after the 3-3 draw with Cardiff, highlighting just how much our promotion bid has collapsed in recent weeks…
We’ve got to win 9/10 of our remaining games to stand any chance of automatic promotion…. unlikely!!!
— John L (@LCopperknight11) February 8, 2020
Never gonna happen but even a win at Brentford wouldn’t turn this around. You would’ve thought the fight back against Millwall would’ve spurred them on a bit but we’re just back to being cowards since
— carl smith (@carlsmith_88) February 8, 2020
Where would we be on the table of we didn’t win those 7 matches in a row? I feel like that run had papered over a few caverns.
You’ve nailed it about the levels of confidence. No confidence in bookends in Casillas and Bamford.
Missing Phillips.. like the heavens miss the rain.
— James Mantella (@JYM40) February 8, 2020
We’ve literally reverted to the team of 2 seasons ago. Losing mind set, losing heads. One glimmer of hope Kalvin back let’s just throw anyone on now Bamford starting has to stop and certainly not for 60-80 mins a game.
— Nigel Rosendale 💙💛 (@nr100ap) February 8, 2020
Our season is over realistically, no confidence in the team!
Season defining day today with us losing and everybody else winning!
— CB (@CB19823008) February 8, 2020
Brentford will put us to the sword and we can’t do anything about it-sadly!
— David (@wizard_david04) February 8, 2020
We have to win 9 out of 15 games to finish on 82 points and have maybe 2 or 3 draws involved we finish on 85 or 86 points hopefully enough
— Jason Noon (@jasonnoon2003) February 8, 2020
I’ve already succumbed to the fact that automatic promotion just isn’t realistic. Only 5 points away from 7th. Dangerous territory with everyone around us picking up points. We don’t have players with the right mindset to play for this club. It’s more evident now than ever.
— Ashley Oakes (@Oakes_89) February 8, 2020
And a London fixture. You couldnt make this up
— Hendo (@HendoLJ) February 8, 2020
It’s mad. There is no way we should have dropped like we have. After drawing the Cardiff game and losing to Fulham we should have been able to put that down as a blip and reset. Instead we’ve been unable to get going ever since. It makes no sense other than they are mentally weak
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) February 8, 2020
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