Plenty of Leeds United fans have torn into TalkSPORT 2 pundit Rory Jennings after some inflammatory comments he made about Marcelo Bielsa.
Although that’s not to say that they haven’t also got their detractors either, and their recent defeat at Old Trafford has sparked a conversation about whether or not it will survive in the top flight on a long-term basis.
A conversation that was picked up by TalkSPORT 2 pundit Rory Jennings, who found it ‘baffling’ that Bielsa could receive such high praise despite being turned over 6-2.
Needless to say, Leeds United fans weren’t having any of that and they let him know about it, arguing that football is more than just about winning and losing:
Man with YouTube channel is baffled by the concept of entertaining an audience. https://t.co/CNXQrGbpuV
— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) December 22, 2020
The point is, Bielsa has one aim and that is to entertain those that pay his wages. He wants to win but he wants to do it playing football that gets hearts racing and creates lasting memories. If you can’t admire that then you should stick to watching EastEnders.
— George____ (@george28265) December 22, 2020
Oh don’t be baffled. Just give yourself the chance to learn about football and then Bielsa. Then you’ll get it just like we all do. Happy Christmas.??
— Bielsa for Premier? (@aclr1972) December 21, 2020
Man Utd lost 7-2 to Spurs and no one batters an eyelid. Palace lose 7-0. Liverpool too. Another one who is too anti Leeds to appreciate Bielsa. World class and rightly recognized by people that matter. Leeds easily could of scored 6 but don’t let that ruin the narrative.
— Mark Taylor (@MarkTaylor1979) December 21, 2020
Love or hate Leeds and that includes Bielsa and his tactics, we are the ultimate box office this season. Still about 25 games to go and we only need to win six more and we will survive. Loving the journey #MOT
— Kevin Lufc Blueman (@kevin_1966) December 21, 2020
Can Leeds keep this style of play up all season?
Just as an aside, it seems rather funny how life has gone completely the other way for Leeds United. Years ago they were controversial because of their physical tactics, giving them the title of ‘Dirty Leeds’ – and now it seems as if they’re controversial for wanting to play football a little too well. They just can’t win, can they?