'Beyond a joke', 'Stealing a living' – Leeds fans tear their hair out as one man starts v Sheff Weds
Paul Heckingbottom announced his starting XI to take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship on Saturday, and fans are gutted to see Eunan O’Kane starting.
With the play-offs out of reach, the rest of the season becomes an exercise in who Heckingbottom wants to keep for next season, and he’ll be looking for commitment and passion from his team today.
And fans don’t think O’Kane has shown any of that in recent weeks.
One player who is missing is Samu Saiz who picked up an injury.
The team news was announced on the official Leeds Twitter account ahead of the 3pm kick-off:
Peacock-Farrell, Berardi (c), Pennington, Jansson, Pearce, O'Kane, Forshaw, Alioski, Hernandez, Dallas, Ekuban pic.twitter.com/TDnOnO8E3x
— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 17, 2018
Saiz has been a standout player for Leeds though and they’ve struggled without him this season – notably when he was suspended for six games.
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However, fans will be hoping for a first league win in March, after two 3-0 defeats to Middlesbrough and Wolves, and a 2-2 draw with Reading.
They can’t believe they’re going to get it though, with O’Kane starting again.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to Saturday’s line-up:
Why does O’Kane even have a shirt number
— Pontus Jannson’s Barmy Army (@Jannsonisgod) March 17, 2018
O kane WTF
— Tony Fitzgerald (@ScottTonyfitz11) March 17, 2018
How does Okane keep his place?
— Paul Mundy (@mundy_paul) March 17, 2018
EUNAN OKANE HAHAHAHAHAHA
— Lucas Gibson (@LucasG1998) March 17, 2018
Am I watching something PH isn’t? Why does he keep starting O’Kane?
— Callum Easton (@Cal_Easton) March 17, 2018
How the hell does okane keep getting picked
— gary hall (@garyhall19) March 17, 2018
O’kane must have Hecky’s nudes. No other explanation #lufc
— Tom (@tomwilko95) March 17, 2018
Beyond a joke how o'kane keeps getting a game he is shocking ????
— Phil B (@PHILBALSH88) March 17, 2018
How is O’Kane STILL stealing a living ????
— Sam Bellerby (@SamBellerby) March 17, 2018