With the fall out continuing from our failure to gain promotion in the Championship campaign of 2018/19 via either the automatic promotion slots of the Play-Offs, plenty of Leeds United fans are hoping we keep manager Marcelo Bielsa and the core of the group together, but that we freshen up areas of the squad that need clear improvement.
Following his performance in the Semi-Final clash with Derby County, Gaetano Berardi continues to be a much loved player but for some, his moment of madness, leaving us down to ten men in the game has been the final straw when it comes to his penchant for gaining cards.
His red card for two bookable offences was harsh in the eyes of some as the referee was letting the game flow and in the buildup to his second yellow, there were other instances that arguably deserved a whistle, so it was a heat of the moment thing for me, but he does of course, have form.
Gaetano Berardi became the club's joint-most red carded player in @LUFC history with his 7th sending off (level with Alan Smith).
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— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) May 21, 2019
It was the stat that broke the proverbial camels back for some.
Love him. But can’t be trusted in big games sadly.
— Mike Bettison (@mikebettison) May 21, 2019
I agree, yes he give's his heart and soul in to every match he play's, but he just cannot be trusted unfortunately. And if Bielsa can't help kurb his temper, I don't think anyone one can.
— Sean F (@SeanFahy90) May 21, 2019
should have played his last game for us. not good or composed under pressure enough.
— Paul Scholes (@scholesy_uk) May 21, 2019
Get rid. He’s proven time and time again he’s a liability. What he did last week is inexcusable.
— Danny (@dsw1986) May 21, 2019
He definately got carried away. The first two tackles showed some heart to get the ball back, the third was desperate and reckless but probably not intentionally so. I would have liked to see someone else help him out of that situation.
— Alan Swales???????? (@swalesey_LUFC) May 21, 2019
The most frustrating part about the Derby sending off was his discipline has massively improved in general this season. I praised him about 4-6 week ago for it and then he goes and throws that back in my face at the business end ???? may as well sell him, always has that in him.
— Shaun (@LUFC19921) May 21, 2019
Liability. Had enough of him, hopefully one that is gone in the summer but cant see it.
— Super Wain (@SuperWain) May 21, 2019