Date: 23rd September 2019 at 1:00pm
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At least I’m not alone on this one.

With Leeds having dropped points at home for the third time this season, and the second in the space of two home games, it looks as if there are a few murmurs of discontent starting to grow amongst those with a vested interest. And there is one man in particular who is coming in for a bit of criticism from former Leeds United man Noel Whelan.

Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said:

“It’s time for [Jack] Harrison to be dropped. He’s been poor for quite a few games now, there’s no getting away from that. He gets in great positions and contributes to the build-up play but his final ball is not good enough, sometimes it’s horrific. He doesn’t score enough and doesn’t create enough. When you’ve got a player like Helder Costa you need to get him in the team. He has far more to offer and it’s a no brainer to get him in ahead of Harrison.”

I did say last week that I thought it was time for Helder Costa to start getting some more game time, and if I had to pick someone to take out for him to get into the team, it was going to be Jack Harrison. We have seen what Costa is able to produce at this level based on his time at Wolves, so for him to be simply rotting on the bench is just baffling.

Whilst Harrison was fantastic for us last season, he just hasn’t quite been able to resurrect that form and bring it into this campaign, which is worrying because you’d think after a year in Marcelo Bielsa’s system, he’d be more comfortable in it, hit the ground running and be producing more goals and assists than what we’ve got out of him this so far. Apart from a goal on the opening day of the season against Bristol City, he just hasn’t been able to do that.

What about you? Do you think that Harrison’s place in the team is hanging by a thread? Or do you think that he deserves a bit more time in order to set things right?

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16 Replies to “Former Leeds man is adamant as he calls for change at Elland Road – Report”

  • I find myself in agreement with the sentiments in this article. Jack Harrison’s performances thus far this season have been wanting. There is a like for like replacement available in Coster who has experience at the top level and has produced good performances for Leeds when used.

  • Whelan is just confirming what every Leeds fan wants. Out of our great respect and love for Bielsa we remain patient but surely now is the time to release Costa and give him the platform to create opportunities and score goals …. in this division something that everyone accepts he can deliver.

  • Can’t agree with Whelan, just simply that, he’s spouted such cobblers in the past that I just cannot agree with anything he says , even if it’s possibly right this time!

  • Harrison out – Hernandez left, Costa right. Bamford’s hold-up play is impressive so try Roberts instead of Klich to feed off that.

  • I believe that Noel is 100% right costs must start and let’s kick on from there our lads need to be ruthless shoot on sight play each game at home as if is a final. My fear is if we don’t get promoted we will loose MB. When we do get promoted let’s get back into Europe. MB new challenge and a brass statue at ER.

    • Agree with that, I would start with Costa and Nketiah and have Bamford and Harrison on the bench and see what happens, we should have won every game this season but for lack of clinical finishing

  • Surely we must trust MB. Harrison is a very good player. I think the bigger problem lies in numbers 9 and 13. But I hate to moan. Win or lose home or away ALAW

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