You just couldn’t write this stuff could you?
We wait all season for a decent backup option for Patrick Bamford to come along and hopefully supplement the team by grabbing a few goals because we can’t score enough of them, we finally bring in someone like Jean-Kevin Augustin, someone that I had great hope for only to find that he wasn’t fit enough to get into the team straight away.
Now according to a report from Football Insider, there are some people within Leeds United who don’t think that we will not see the best of Augustin for the rest of the season as he recovers from his fitness worries.
I said this before, but I may as well say it again because it’s the only way I can maintain some level of sanity over this whole thing by not keeping it bottled up inside, but this whole transfer saga, combined with the lack of minutes due to fitness concerns surrounding from another January signing Ian Poveda, and you are left wondering just what on earth is going on at Elland Road behind the scenes.
Would this season be a failure without the title?
The way the club dealt with January, I think it’s safe to say that any promotion we get will be through sheer luck rather than through what the club did in supposedly ‘strengthening’ the squad with the likes of Poveda and Augustin, helped largely by the fact the chasing pack failed to take advantage during our run of bad form.
And if Leeds do not get promoted, then the stench of this failure will hang over the club for years to come because if the potential ramifications that are going to be associated with it, not least the chance of losing Marcelo Bielsa as we nearly did last year.
If indeed that’s the case, then you can look at this past window as Exhibit A of how not to run a football club that’s challenging for promotion.