'Has to go, the sooner the better' – Leeds fans want one man axed for good after display v M'bro
Leeds fans were delighted this fixture was given the go-ahead on Friday lunchtime, but by half-time they were wishing it had been snowed off.
Two goals from Patrick Bamford gave the home side a deserved lead as Leeds looked powderpuff on a freezing night at the Riverside.
One player was on the lips of the Leeds fans at half-time – and he’s been criticised before.
Goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald had another shaky time between the sticks and was at fault for both of Bamford’s goals.
Fans had been calling for manager Paul Heckingbottom to drop him for the last couple of weeks and this performance might be enough to tempt him into drafting in veteran Andy Lonergan for the next game against Wolves on Wednesday.
Leeds couldn’t get back into the game in the second half – in fact Bamford rounded off his hat-trick for a 3-0 win – and the defeat pretty much puts paid to their faint play-off hopes for this season.
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Leeds fans are blaming Wiedwald for that – here are the best reactions from angry fans:
And repeat – Wiedwald, Phillips, Anita and O Kane utter dross. Cooper no captain at all and manager who just watches passively as the same old routine is rolled out. Phillips should have been off after 20 mins!
— Ian Johnson (@IanJohnson1973) March 2, 2018
What a pile of rubbish he is Wiedwald. He's got butter fingers.
— Ryan Hickman (@Ryanlufc1992) March 2, 2018
never mind Piers Morgan shouting wenga out How about Wiedwald OUT come on this guy is costing us goal after goal mistake after mistake he has to go sooner the better M.O.T
— Eddie brown (@Rochdalebuddha) March 2, 2018
Take Wiedwald off and play with another striker. Think the empty goal would do better on crosses and be a better shot stopper.
— Horsley (@jkhorsley) March 2, 2018
Yet another first half where Phillips and O’Kane have been toothless, Lasogga isolated, Wiedwald an abomination and Leeds behind yet again. Oh well here comes the the usual second half comeback! #LUFC #DejaVue #GroundhogDay
— James Hyde (@HydeJR1986) March 2, 2018
If @andrearadri thinks this team is capable of challenging for a top 6 place he’s almost as deluded as Wiedwald is pretending to be a goal keeper. Vast majority of this squad are nothing but ???? ???? at best.
— ShadyDealer (@Shadydealer) March 2, 2018
Wiedwald is so poor BUT he is one tenth of the issues we have to create a side that can compete for top six… there are ten outfield players who are consistently not controlling games / creating chances #lufc
— Graham Marchant (@gmarchy14) March 2, 2018
Think Wiedwald makes it into my worst Leeds XI with Tony Capaldi and Darren O'dea. I'm in actual physical pain watching him #lufc
— Drew. (@DrewLufc92) March 2, 2018
Drop Wiedwald, don’t care if it’s a young lad in the net for the rest of this season, Wiedwald has to be binned off at the end of the season. He is the worst keeper in the championship hands down. #lufc
— Liam Rotherforth (@Frith83) March 2, 2018
Wiedwald, O'kane, Philips wouldn't get in my Sunday league team pic.twitter.com/o8Gqtev5dF
— Paul (@LEYTONREECE) March 2, 2018