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Leeds United: Journalist criticises chant at Brighton game

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Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that the chants at the recent Leeds United home game against Brighton & Hove Albion were not fair.

Leeds have struggled this season and Marcelo Bielsa was sacked in February. Despite introducing Jesse Marsch, Leeds could slip back into the bottom three with one game to go if Burnley win their game in hand.

The Whites’ form has recently dropped as they have picked up just one point in their last four games, but before this, they hadn’t lost in five Premier League games.

During the latest game at Elland Road, there were chants of ‘sack the board‘ from the Leeds faithful, and Crook stated that this was unfair whilst speaking to GiveMeSport.

He said: “I’m not sure it was fair, to be honest. Leeds spent 16 years outside of the Premier League and it was this ownership model that got them back there. They certainly weren’t shouting ‘sack the board’ under Bielsa last season and if they’re saying they’re in this position because they sacked Bielsa, I don’t think that’s true.”

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TIF Thoughts on Crook’s comments…

Leeds find themselves in a difficult situation, and despite Marsch being introduced to a tough situation, he may not have had the impact that the board was hoping for.

There would have been hopes that he could spur them to safety and then use his connections to bring in new talent in the summer, but they could see themselves relying on other results on the final day to secure top-flight status for next season.

While this must be a tense time for supporters, to blame the board when Marsch has had a positive effect on results which could yet see Leeds prevail is perhaps quite harsh, as Crook suggests. The real test of faith in the ownership may be whether the fans retain their current feelings following the conclusion of the season.

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