I think it was the Wigan Athletic social media account that put it best.
It has happened again. And quite honestly I’m not sure quite how to feel about it. They never said supporting Leeds United was easy, but I didn’t think it was going to be this hard.
For the second consecutive season, Leeds United’s promotion hopes hit a massive roadblock as they stumbled at home to Wigan Athletic, although this time at least it was 11 v 11, so not quite as bad as last time.
And there were two people who got the lion’s share of the blame for the defeat. One of them was Patrick Bamford who had an awful day in front of goal, missing a total of seven shots. However, even more criticism was to come the way of head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Whether it be for his tactics on the day, or for his team selection, most notably leaving out new signing Jean-Kevin Augustin, the fans let him have it with both barrels as they were left fuming after the defeat.
I know I’m going to buy a brand new Ferrari and stick it in the garage for a few weeks and use my lada instead
— Adam Green (@AdamGreen0823) February 1, 2020
Bielsa has some explaining to do
— Tomi Seppala (@FRW_) February 1, 2020
— OB1 (@therealOB1984) February 1, 2020
PLAY THE NEW SIGNINGS!!!! How can they do any worse? If we signed Messi and C Ronaldo in transfer window it would be a month before stubborn bielsa put them in the team! 😡#lufc
— billy casper (@Bakerboy75Paul) February 1, 2020
Shoot me for it. Bielsa got it wrong today. Too stubborn. We are predictable and teams know how to beat us. Not sure where we go from here. No Augustin on bench is baffling #lufc
— Philip Bennett (@philly5star) February 1, 2020
When all a team like Wigan need to beat the great Bielsa’s tactics is a tall 5-man backline and some muscle at set plays … what’s the point? We’re now at the point where all other teams know how to beat us. And when they don’t, we beat ourselves. #lufc that.
— Brighterbeat (@EastStandL29) February 1, 2020
Bielsa’s blind loyalty to Bamford and Casilla is gunna cost us promotion this year, Augustin has to start against forest #LUFC
— MYERS (@Tom_Myers6) February 1, 2020
— Craig Beavan (@plumbfox) February 1, 2020
Are you starting to get nervous about our promotion chances?
I wonder if after the second defeat against the same relegation-threatened team two years in a row will finally make him learn his lesson.