There’s only so many times you can play with fire before you get burned.
That’s pretty much the feeling that surrounds Patrick Bamford at Elland Road right now. Whilst Leeds United may have beaten Middlesbrough last night, with the winner coming through Mateusz Klich, things could have been a whole lot easier for the Whites if a certain someone had taken his opportunities.
The 26-year-old had to ‘guilt-edge chances’ during the game, one in each half. The first was a header that he planted straight at the goalkeeper, whilst the other came from a yard out when he couldn’t get a clean connection on the ball, although some are claiming that it was down to good defending on the part of the defender rather than Bamford being terrible.
Does Bamford get too much blame for the club's struggle in front of goal?
Either way, it wasn’t enough to prevent the Whites’ top scorer from coming in for a shed load of criticism from plenty of Leeds United fans on social media, with one or two saying that it was time he be dropped from the team for good after his recent run of form, going without a goal in 10 of the last 11 games.
One of the worst misses I’ve seen in 30 years of watching football, embarrassing
— Rjoeh (@Rjoeh2) February 26, 2020
There’s always an excuse. Bottom line is that Bamford is not good enough to take the #9 shirt. Great hold up play, abysmal finisher given the number of chances. He needs to go.
— Jez 💙💛 Old dog, old tricks 🇪🇺 (@MoreReasonsThan) February 26, 2020
Got to score that tbf wether you think you’re offside or not.
— WePlayAllTheWay (@RyanLUFC91) February 26, 2020
Bamford is the worst striker I’ve seen in a long while. Doesn’t attack the ball, doesn’t make any decent runs in the box and his finishing is none existent. He’s utter tripe, stealing a living that lad!
— Tony Milligan (@tony_milligan) February 26, 2020
BuT hE wOrKs HaRd LaDs
— McKinna (@McKinna__) February 26, 2020
Barn door bamford
— BBBBBBBielsa (@robhlufc) February 26, 2020
You don’t say!!!
— Iljplumit (@Iljplumit1) February 26, 2020
Before xmas he was over 10 games without a goal and now it’s the end of february and bamford is again over 10 games without a goal. He needs dropping out of the team and have intense training and at the end of the season get rid as he is not championship standard.
— Haz (@harryd20200) February 26, 2020
Do you see Marcelo Bielsa changing things anytime soon?