With Pontus Jansson believing that strong words were necessary about the performance of the referee in Leeds United’s clash last weekend with Brentford, whether the Football Association decide to charge him or not under the guise of ‘bringing the game into disrepute’ remains to be seen, but fans are squarely behind the Swede and his choice of words.
Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is a regular on social media and he made his own point following the game but in a calmer and different way.
Up against it from the 1st minute to the last. Maybe it’s best to not comment. All I can say Is the determination and strength we showed to keep going till the end shows what a great team we are! #lufc #mot pic.twitter.com/38P0QxyoIw
— B Peacock-Farrell (@bailey_pf) October 6, 2018
A comment of two halves in many ways, given our newly international’s age he’s taken the right course by monitoring his choice of words, but in saying ‘best to not comment’ I refuse to believe that there’s a single Leeds fan out there who doesn’t know how to translate those words to get to what he was truly thinking.
The end comment about the spirit in the team also hits the right mark after a game like that, but it’s not the first time this year we’ve seen the boys battle until the last minute.
That penalty was, in my opinion, excellent keeping. Quick out of the blocks, narrowed the angle, spread yourself big and raised your hands to save any chip. Like everyone, I was shocked when the buffoon gave a penalty.
Keep going The Peacock!
— Ted Atkinson (@tedatkinson) October 6, 2018
You don’t have to say anything, everybody knows what you, the other players and us the fans were up against. #lufc
— LEEDS UTD MEMORIES (@LUFCHistory) October 6, 2018
And you're bright enough to write this stuff yourself. You're good lad BPF. You'll be a fine man. Each day is a schoolday though not literally because you have left school because you're old enough but not by much, ….. Proud of you. Proper 'keeper.
— Dr.T (@DoctorT1992) October 6, 2018
— Peter Abell (@York_LUFC) October 6, 2018
Did everything right from your part: closed him down quick, spread yourself big & avoided contact entirely. Disgusting dive & no doubt any retrospective penalties will be shot at Jansson for being honest rather than Watkins for diving. ????@EFL for the incompetent, Lancastrian Ref.
— El Grim Loco (@VileAnimal1919) October 6, 2018
We all know what you are thinking ???? and you are right. MOT
— MarkforeverLeeds (@MarkLawrence88) October 6, 2018
BPF say what you feel..the penalty was 100% not your fault…think the ref should of gone to specsavers! could see the the frustration on your face ???? didn't help with all the bottles been thrown by our own fans (that you had to clear) ???? keep your head up and on to the next game
— Tracy Mcdonald (@MissTracyBarlow) October 7, 2018
It’s really strange to see the referee travelling on the Brentford team bus.
— Gary Ezekiel Brown (@gary_custer1999) October 6, 2018
Cracking save early on lad great fingertips to it
— Ash (@Ashleyw86133760) October 6, 2018
As a kid I was dreamt to play in goal for @LUFC. It makes me so proud someone through our academy is no.1 @bailey_pf. You are doing a great job & are growing in week out & proving the doubters wrong. If you are good enough, forget age. #MOT #topkeeper @LUFC
— Sam Allan (@samallan24) October 6, 2018
Head up pal, he dived ????????
— ♛ Joe [LΞ] (@Lethal_Haze) October 6, 2018
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of a siege mentality in football as it does help you on days like that.