Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has become a very easy go-to for criticism for fans following disappointments in the 2018/19 Championship campaign.
With defeat to Nottingham Forest in our opening game of the 2019 portion of the season, conceding four goals on the day always meant the 22-year-old Northern Ireland international was going to come in for some stick as fans vented their frustrations on social media.
For me though, it was one of those days and despite how brightly we’ve started under manager Marcelo Bielsa – and with natural fears we’ll fall away in the second half of the campaign – we’re going to have games like that, but it’s not like you can fault the effort of those involved.
He conceded four goals, clearly he didn’t have a great game, but there is a sense of some previous beliefs being reaired in some of the comments – others are completely justified, but he’s a young lad still learning his way and he will make mistakes at his age.
As ever, it’s in Bielsa we trust and at the moment, he trusts BPF – but he definitely needs competition, nobody can deny that element of his development.
Hopefully by the time Phillips is back he won’t be playing CB. Love BPF but it’s time to get a new keeper in, unfortunately.
— Conor (@Conor_Jordan) January 1, 2019
BPF is just not good enough for this level last 5 games his goals let in vs shots faced is about 90%. Need a good January transfer window 2 or 3 players in but a GK is a must
— Gareth Wardle (@Gareth_wardle) January 1, 2019
— Paul Marshall⚡️ (@bambamxrp) January 1, 2019
I don't like to single players out but bpf awful position for the first should of seen back pass coming and don't even need to mention Murphy's goal from corner a new number 1 keeper is a must and need coops back and philips back at cdm
— colin sorensen (@CsColin666) January 1, 2019
Silverstri was a far better keeper than bpf
— kevin fordham ???????????? (@KevinFordham) January 1, 2019
BPF needs a break from the team. We need a new keeper, for his own growth more than anything. #LUFC
— Mat Thomas (@EmptyUK) January 1, 2019
Very unlucky today, they got lucky we should have beaten them with 10 men, Forshaw & BPF should never play for Leeds again, cost us points and let down the team
— Zak Orton (@zakorton1) January 1, 2019
not one to criticise players but BPF Ayling and Douglas, aren’t good enough
— jordan (@jordanramnauth) January 1, 2019
Hopefully BPF’s last game for us #lufc
— CJ ???? (@BazingaCJ) January 1, 2019
I actually think BPF is our worst keeper in recent years.
— Liam James (@LiamJamesLUFC) January 1, 2019