Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media to an alarming stat showing the club’s form over the past ten Championship fixtures.
The stat is rather alarming to our hopes of securing promotion into the Premier League this season, as it highlights just how grand our collapse has been in recent weeks having held an imperious lead over the Play-Off pack not too long ago.
After beating Hull City 2-0 on December 10 and keeping the free-scoring Jarrod Bowen quiet, Marcelo Bielsa’s men held an 11-point advantage over third-placed Fulham and sat top of the Championship standings on goal difference to West Bromwich Albion.
However, our collapse began straight after beating the Tigers when Cardiff City were able to fight back from three goals down to leave Elland Road with a draw.
Since then, Bielsa has only overseen two wins at the helm with victories over Birmingham City and Millwall, whilst drawing with Preston North End and West Brom, and losing against Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday, Queens Park Rangers, Wigan Athletic and most recently Nottingham Forest.
Can we still secure automatic promotion?
A haul of just nine points from a possible 30 has seen our lead over the Play-Off pack disappear, and now head into our Tuesday night clash with fifth-placed Brentford only ahead of third-placed Fulham on goal difference.
Only QPR and Luton Town have taken fewer points over the last ten league games than we, while only the Hatters have won on fewer occasions with a sole victory to their name coming against Derby County.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the alarming stat of only basement boys Luton winning fewer games over the past ten league fixtures, as supporters offered their suggestions on how Bielsa can stop the rot…
By bringing in player Kean and eager from under 23 squad Douglas, Stevens must play, Philips is back from suspension. Try Hudson or Huggins in the team too.
— Debs Woodhall-James (@debswj62) February 10, 2020
Convert most of our chances. All those misses are unpardonable. #LUFC
— Clinical “Sniffer” Clarke (@TheHardMan21) February 11, 2020
Bielsa needs to stop been so stubborn and make the changes that are needed. Should of brought Meslier in after Arsenal and Bamford needs to be used less to ease the burden on him.
— Poz (@Poz89) February 10, 2020
Rotate squad fresh impetus old favourites not working at minute.
— gnscloz (@gnscloz) February 10, 2020
Stop letting the first goal in, primarily through awful goalkeeping and improve our conversion rate
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) February 10, 2020
Score first n watch confidence come flooding back , we are too good a team,be nice if some decisions went our way for a change when we’re down there had some stinkers that have cost us big time ,cmon Leeds we all want the same thing ,PROMOTION ,MOT
— Ian Johnson (@IanJohn91612585) February 10, 2020
1. Ban all social media so the players are protected from reading all the negativity so they can concentrate only on the football and 2. Believe!!! Been on form earlier in the season and can and will get that back again 💙💛
— Michelle Thompson (@Michelle73) February 10, 2020
Make changes. Play the players on form and not what wage they are on.
— Lee Knight (@leeknight180) February 10, 2020
Start scoring goals, stop conceding goals.
— Benny Gordon (@BennyGordon89) February 10, 2020