Well this is a pretty damning verdict on affairs isn’t it?
Whether or not this was something they believed beforehand or if this just comes off the back of the recent run of poor results, I’m not quite sure. But what they are saying should really set alarm bells ringing.
Leeds United’s struggles in recent weeks have caught the attention of the national media, and let’s just say they aren’t impressed with how the club managed to get itself into the state it is now.
Speaking during BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, Chris Sutton and Ian Wright were discussing the current striker situation at Leeds United, and they came down hard on the decision by Marcelo Bielsa to bring in Jean-Kevin Augustin when there are issues with his fitness:
Wright: I find it baffling to be honest. They buy a forward that’s not ready, that for me is something I’m struggling to get my head around.
Sutton: It’s mismanagement, why would you take that risk?
Wright: Even if Bamford was scoring you’d think we need someone if he stops scoring, what happens now?
This goes back to what I was saying earlier today, and that there really needs to be questions asked of Bielsa when it comes to how he has dealt with this transfer window, particularly seeing as he received a pretty big warning about it last season, and he himself believed it played a huge part in the team’s downfall (Adam Pope, via TIF).
Whilst there’s not a lot that Bielsa can do now in regards to bringing in players, particularly with academy starlet Ryan Edmondson ruled out for the rest of the campaign, these words should serve as a major warning to him. His methods, on a long-term basis anyway, simply do not work in the Championship and something needs to change if Leeds United are to stop the rot.
Should Bamford start at Brentford?
Because if he doesn’t, and Leeds fail to get promoted again, he’s setting the club up for disaster going forward in the summer window with the players they have the potential to lose.