So, it’s the end of a season that promised so much and may still yet deliver the ultimate prize to patient Leeds fans.
Automatic promotion might not have been the aim at the start of the season, but it quickly became apparent that Marcelo Bielsa was capable of getting much more out of his squad of players than either Paul Heckingbottom or Thomas Christiansen.
Leeds topped the table for a while and have spent more time in the top two than they have outside it. But Sheffield United and Norwich finished the stronger and Leeds have to go via the lottery of the play-offs.
Today’s game was a brilliant chance to put the disappointment behind them and get a big win to put them in the best mindset possible ahead of the semi-finals.
Yeah, that didn’t exactly happen and fans were fuming at a number of performances from their players – with Stuart Dallas just about getting the most of the criticism ahead of Jack Harrison.
Ipswich, rock-bottom of the Championship and by far the worst team in the division, took the lead after some really poor defending from Leeds.
Leeds themselves created very little in the first-half but finally found a goal through Mateusz Klich just before half-time.
It got worse straight away in the second-half through as Ipswich scored almost straight away, with Dallas absent from his left-back position.
He went some way to making amends for a poor performance with an goal late on but that didn’t disguise his overall performance – and Leeds lost 3-2 at the death.
The result might matter little in the end but momentum is important for the play-offs and this wasn’t the game Leeds were looking for.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to Dallas, with one fan saying he had better not start in the play-offs:
Dallas and Harrison are not good enough to wear the shirt been saying it all season get rid of both Shackleton. Mmmm he loves certain players
— Mark talbot (@Marktalbot20) May 5, 2019
Stuart Dallas is so bad. Really hope he's sold in the summer. He better not start in the Play Off games. #lufc
— Stevie Dewar (@SJDewar1990) May 5, 2019
10 goals in 130 appearance for Dallas …..
— Joe Glavin (@glavalarr) May 5, 2019
Absolutely no left hand side. Harrison and Dallas are garbage let's be honest. Roberts there for the play offs pls #lufc
— Brandon Yates (@BielsaIsMyDad) May 5, 2019
We’re hoping for playoff success and have a left side of Dallas and Harrison, league 1 sides wouldn’t want a left side of Dallas and Harrison #lufc
— . (@GazzaF83) May 5, 2019
Imagine thinking we are going to Wembley when we have Dallas and Harrison on the left ???? #LUFC
— Bielsa Moral-Men???????? (@LeedsUnited97) May 5, 2019
Dallas and Harrison an awful left sided combination #lufc
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) May 5, 2019
Very poor leeds afraid for me… no chance in play offs ,Dallas playing rubbish get him dragged off .how come leeds can’t beat teams who everyone else walks all over ????
— mark jones (@mark18446972) May 5, 2019
Dallas and Harrison are going to give teams absolutely nightmares in the playoffs. Actually only one team and it’s Leeds.
— Geordie White (@geordie__white) May 5, 2019
Dallas and Harrison is the worst left side Leeds have ever had
— BC (@BC_LUFC) May 5, 2019
how to heck does Stuart Dallas got anywhere near the first team cant even pass the ball to a team mate gives it away constantly
— archie (@abartley_archie) May 5, 2019
Do we really think we can go into the play off with Dallas as left back ? The space for that goal was embarrassing.
— Richard Walker (@richleedsuk) May 5, 2019
Can we leave Stuart Dallas in Ipswich?
— ???????? (@MFLUFC) May 5, 2019