It’s been a decent season for Leeds United so far and the dream of reaching the Premier League is still within their grasps. However, it was a day to forget in the FA Cup today.
Handed a seemingly easy tie away against non-league outfit Sutton United, Leeds were woeful throughout- fortunate to see a goal for the hosts chalked off after just six minutes, before the minnows finally got the breakthrough in the second-half.
Garry Monk’s team selection for the FA Cup was criticised by many but the side he put out should definitely have performed better, with fans on Twitter identifying one player as being particularly awful; loanee Matt Grimes.
On-loan from Swansea City, today was Grimes’ 12th appearance for the Peacocks and the fans certainly don’t want to see him add to that tally, as they criticised an awful performance from one of the more experienced players in the side.
Don't like slating players that wear our shirt but can Matt Grimes actually play footy?
— GetRishOrDieTryin' (@SwiftyRishi) January 29, 2017
— Peter (@PJ_Jenno) January 29, 2017
It's 2017 and Matt Grimes still plays professional football
— Molly (@MollyWhitmore1) January 29, 2017
— Adam Ward (@adamw1991) January 29, 2017
When Matt Grimes is put on the teamsheet pic.twitter.com/ZQS0SHGpkO
— Paul Dowling (@Capt_J_Longcock) January 29, 2017
That Matt Grimes picks up a wage every week from us. Our money goes directly into his pocket. He lost the ball 18 times against Sutton Utd.
— Jamie O'Neill (@JamieONeill88) January 29, 2017
Not very good at the soccer you chief @Matt_Grimes8
— dave (@Davee8989) January 29, 2017
@Matt_Grimes8 what time is your train back to Swansea?
— tommo (@tommocalverley) January 29, 2017
Love leeds me….today all forgotten as long as matt grimes never plays for Leeds again
— James Butterfield (@lufc_james) January 29, 2017
Poor matt grimes the most hated man in Yorkshire #lufc
— mike mccarthy (@m17emccarthy) January 29, 2017
Matt Grimes is also terrible at football #lufc
— Callum Forbes (@callumforbes93) January 29, 2017
Can we talk about the fact that a 35 year old looked more energetic and enthusiastic than Matt Grimes today? #lufc
— Daryl (@DazSmith94) January 29, 2017
Matt Grimes isn't good enough on the whole but it isn't because of this game alone, it's because of several before too. #lufc
— Tommy D (@tommy_lufc) January 29, 2017