Leeds fans have plotted a genius way to fix their side’s form – by replacing them with the Under-18s, who won 5-0 this weekend.
It’s been a miserable season for Leeds fans. After a fantastic start to the Championship season, United have suffered a woeful run of form, picking up a remarkable eight points since Boxing Day.
Thomas Christiansen was replaced by Paul Heckingbottom in February, but it made virtually no impact on the side’s form, and Heckingbottom now has one of the worst win percentages in Leeds managerial history.
His side suffered yet another defeat on Saturday, as two late goals from Atdhe Nuhiu was enough to cancel out Jay-Roy Grot’s first league goal for the club. Leeds are now limping along in mid-table, nine points closer to the drop zone than the automatic promotion places.
The U18s squad have had no such troubles, and they continued their fine form with a 5-0 win over QPR on Saturday. They are now third in the U18 Professional Development League, boasting a goal difference the senior side could only dream of at +16.
Leeds fans have been reacting to the result on Twitter, and it seems like they’ve all had the same idea. Some of the best reactions can be found below…
These kids would give the first team a run 4 their money. They keep rolling off the "Top Arch" Nursery conveyor belt 👏👏
— alan thompson (@thombo1987) March 18, 2018
@WACCOE Wow, a Leeds team running, passing, looking big & strong & scoring 5 goals. Maybe we should all support the U18s
— Matthew Burch (@matthewrburch) March 18, 2018
Replace the first team with these guys 🤣
— Pete Aspinall (Kamikarzy) (@AspinallPete) March 18, 2018
It occurs to me that I’m following the wrong age group at Leeds.
— Morphoolu (@Morphoolu) March 18, 2018
Let them play the remainder of the matches this season. Can't do much harm.
— Roar Gustavsen (@roagust3) March 18, 2018
Can you put this team out against Bolton pls?
— Nicky Ivory-Chapman (@nivorychapman) March 19, 2018
Stick all 10 outfield players in the 1st team!
— Gary Frielick (@GaryFLUFC) March 18, 2018
Should play these lads for the rest of the season in replace of the entire first team.
— OCM (@ocmdesign) March 18, 2018