After an impressive season all around for Leeds United, things quickly fell apart as they so often do for our club in the play-offs last night.
We went into the game in the driving seat and the atmosphere was raucous but we ended up losing the game and the tie thanks to a number of poor performances.
All season we have looked like a great side but when the biggest of matches came, a number of players simply fell apart or went missing.
Of course, it seems a little harsh to criticise some of the players but even the senior figures crumbled in places and one man who will be having nightmares is Liam Cooper.
He’s been excellent all year but his mix up with Kiko Casilla was calamitous and from there he largely had a game to forget – of all days.
A real shame, and plenty has been said on Twitter in reflection of the performance…
They blew it. Simple as. Casilla mindless, Cooper found out, Berardi reverted to type, Bamford can't play Bielsa-ball, Hernandez looked leggy. Honestly cannot say Bielsa staying #lufc
— Mathew Coull (@MathewCoullTBR) May 15, 2019
To think Patrick Bamford once scored a hatrick against us. I mean…
Berardi, Cooper, Casilas, Pablo and Bamford have just turned in their worst ever displays for #LUFC. On tonight of all nights…
— Premier Seafoods Ltd / www.kingcrab.co.uk (@Premierseafoods) May 15, 2019
Scapegoating?Absolutely, cost us going to Wembley:
Hernandez (not cost us just missing constantly last 4 games)
Bamford – it’s like playing with 10 men from the start.
So yeah absolutely they’re the players responsible, individual errors cost us #LUFC
— George Daniel (@georgeLUFC11) May 15, 2019
Can't keep defending Cooper, it's mistake after mistake. Needs to be gone in the summer #lufc
— Conor Pendlebury (@Pendlebury07) May 15, 2019
We were our own downfall there. We weren't outplayed. Kiko had a disaster of a game and not for the first time. Completely embarrassing that first goal.
Cooper – needlessly gives away pen. Berardi sending off. And that's the story of us exiting the playoffs. #lufc
— Katy B ???????? (@ah_intermission) May 15, 2019
Has there ever been as poor a performance in a Leeds shirt as Casilla and Cooper tonight? #LUFC
— Seán Duffy (@seantduffy) May 15, 2019