It is fair to say that Leeds fans and Lee Johnson don’t exactly get along, and the Bristol City manager’s latest comments seem to have wound up supporters once more.
The Robins boss previously admitted that the Whites showed a different level of class in their 3-1 victory on the opening day of the season, but recently remarked that a clash with Marcelo Bielsa’s side would now be a lot more competitive.
Leeds fans disagree, and perhaps for good reason. They sit comfortably in second place, eight points ahead of Bristol City and have conceded just ten goals compared to the Robins’ 27.
That means the Yorkshire side would surely be favourites if the two met soon, though the real test will, of course, be when Johnson takes his side to Elland Road.
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Supporters are confident that a gulf in class still exists between the two sides, as evidenced by their responses below.
The bloke is a used car salesman. Proper embarrassing charlatan.
— Andrew Foster (@foz_182) December 4, 2019
Our record against them doesn’t lie, we beat them nearly every time
— upsandDowns (@upsandDowns999) December 4, 2019
We’re 8 points clear and they’ve conceded almost 3 times as many goals as us? What planet is this guy on?
— Ryan McDermott (@rpmcdermott94) December 4, 2019
So leeds catch Bristol city at a bad time every game under his watch😳
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket 💙💛💙💛 (@delwright21) December 4, 2019
Delusional at best! 😀😀😀#LUFC
— Julian Bloomfield (@NicklausBirdie) December 4, 2019
There is still a little animosity between the two parties, and not all of it stems from an unshakeable belief that Leeds are a lot better than Johnson makes them out to be.
Prior to the two clubs opening day clash, the Bristol City manager made a joke about him and his assistant coaches watching Leeds’ training sessions prior to their clash – a jibe about ‘Spygate’.
Fans didn’t take kindly to his comments and suggested that he needed to grow up, and it appears relations haven’t yet eased despite that occurring several months ago.
Some supporters feel it is two-way traffic, however, with Johnson commenting on them as much as the other way round.
That man is obsessed with Leeds, bet he has Leeds pjy’s n wall paper in his bedroom.
— Neil Pearson (@NeilPea56396945) December 4, 2019
he’s doing a pre match press conference before the Fulham game and still mentions Leeds, the guy is obsessed
— Jilly H 💙💛 (@MrsJillyH) December 4, 2019
Why does he persist on being so salty about Leeds… every season 🤣🤣
— Tomo (@TomLufc94) December 4, 2019