Leeds supporters have taken to social media in numbers tonight to react to the last squad of the day named by coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Of course, the Peacocks are set to be back in action shortly.
In the opening match of the Premier League weekend, Bielsa and company. They made the trip to St. James’ Park, for a meeting with Newcastle United.
Leeds, for obvious reasons, will be heading to the proceedings in search of the three points, having endured a less than ideal start to the new season.
After impressing the masses on their way to ninth in their debut campaign in the top flight last time, the Whites have struggled ever since, scoring just two points out of twelve available.
Meanwhile, his most recent outing saw tonight’s visitors go to the sword in a very worrying way, in a 3-0 loss at home to Liverpool.
‘A combined age of twelve’
As such, Leeds’ loyal fan base was undoubtedly desperate to see such a strong starting eleven named by the club boss tonight, ahead of a must-win match.
And Marcelo Bielsa, in his favor, has done everything possible to name precisely that, in the absence of players like Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente and Robin Koch:
– Leeds United (@LUFC) September 17, 2021
However, it is not the starting lineup chosen by the Argentine, who has since drawn widespread attention.
This, instead, has come in the form of Leeds Bank in St. James’ Park.
Highlighting both the defensive injury crisis and the team’s lack of depth in the Peacocks’ ranks, a host of youngsters have taken their place alongside the stars of Bielsa’s first team.
Many, in turn, have evidently seen the funny side of things:
“And we are going to live in the bank of Leeds …” pic.twitter.com/F1sjqhRCfi
– Tommo (@ LUFC1992_v2) September 17, 2021
Just look at that bench! pic.twitter.com/iE2lbio53A
– Jack🇮🇨 (@ R10Raphinha) September 17, 2021
Bench has a combined age of 12
– Brad💙🇵🇭 (@ LUFCspindle25) September 17, 2021
I hope you packed the diapers for the bank
– Simon Coston (@simoncoston) September 17, 2021
Who’s the babysitter at the bank tonight?
– stephen (@ banditsteve123) September 17, 2021
However, other Leeds supporters have made their concerns clear, amid widespread agreement that those in a position of power on Elland Road did not do enough to strengthen the club’s ranks last summer:
Look at that bank of submarines and tell me we invested wisely in this window
– Kocha Kola (C) (@MMMMMNoodleSoup) September 17, 2021
So Roberts for Rodrigo at halftime and no one else comes no matter what?
– PD31 (@ PMD31) September 17, 2021
We should have gotten stronger in the summer.
– Garry Pierrepont (@Weysider) September 17, 2021
That bench is the reason we needed a bigger team
– Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) September 17, 2021
That bank is a joke.
– Mateo (@ mattd206) September 17, 2021
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