Hopefully everyone has calmed down a little bit after the disappointment that was the weekend.
There is one man however who played a big part in the weekend, that I want to talk about and that’s Patrick Bamford. He has been getting a bit of a rough going from some sections of the Leeds United fan base, but he’s been getting some praise from the members of the media for his efforts.
Speaking in his column for The Daily Mirror, Ian Holloway said:
“I really like the look of Leeds. That might sound obvious, but I think their manager has already proved he knows what he’s doing. Obviously they lost Kemar Roofe, one of their main goalscorers, but Patrick Bamford has stepped up and they’ve looked great so far.”
He takes it a little bit beyond what I have been saying with Jack Harrison, who has the work rate and energy but doesn’t quite have the statistics to back it up. Patrick Bamford has got all of them going for him. He has got four goals so far this season, and doing his best to get the team in a great position to score/win the game.
Take a look at his run against Derby late on Saturday, whilst that might only show up on a stats sheet as ‘fouls drawn’, the fact is that he won a penalty, and given that he’s our top scorer in the league, probably should have taken it, shows that you need to look beyond the statistics. Whilst you can be good at one and bad at the other, like the aforementioned Harrison, ideally you want both, and that’s what Bamford has got.
What about you? Have you been happy with how well Bamford has been doing so far this season? Or do you think there is room for improvement?