Date: 30th July 2019 at 1:00pm
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You can read what you want into pre-season games.

They matter as much or as little as you want them to. When you lose, you’ll quite often hear fans saying that ‘it was only about fitness’. If you win, you’ll get the never-ending stream of unfunny fans demanding that the club ‘announce’ some sort of success.

So when popular Leeds account @LUFCDATA posted the list of goal scorers from this summer’s friendlies, as well as how many times they’d found the net, it was left open to Leeds fans to interpret what those statistics meant.

It made for some interesting opinions.

A lot of fans saw it as an opportunity for young forward Ryan Edmondson to be given some chances in the first-team squad, which goes against what a lot of fans were saying last week about the club needing a new centre-forward, so something has got to give in that department. A lot of praise also came in for returning loan man Jack Harrison, who will hopefully be able to improve on his return from last year.

Whilst some fans took it as an opportunity to criticise the forwards already at the club, in particular the man who got nine goals for them last year, Patrick Bamford.

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One Reply to “‘Hop digity’, ‘all counts’: Some Leeds fans have interesting responses to pre-season statistics”

  • Supposedly we’re chasing all these strikers for what, 12 – 15 million but we somehow can’t afford to give a vital team member (Kelvin Phillips) a real contract and wage to keep him happy at the club. For God’s sake does the hiarecy want the club to improve and get into the top tier or at are they just after the money. Come on guys, get a grip. We all want success.

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