There are a few clubs that have a propensity to make a balls of things, even when everything seems to be going their way. Leeds United are certainly one such club.
We all remember their glorious collapse in the Championship last season that cost them promotion, and they were up to their old tricks once again this afternoon.
Leeds were seemingly cruising to a win over Derby County, and while they only held a 1-0 lead, they were very comfortable. Their lead should have been much higher as well, having squandered a number of golden opportunities. They even missed a penalty.
Of course, Derby would go on to score an injury time equaliser with their only shot on target in the entire game. Classic Leeds.
Lord bless us and save us. pic.twitter.com/M5wqCwkFDf
— Mark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) September 21, 2019
While he was not on the pitch at the time of the equaliser, one man has taken much of the blame for this result.
Patrick Bamford played 79 minutes up front, and he missed a couple of chances. A lot of chances in fact. What's worse, he was selected ahead of the red hot Eddie Nketiah.
After the final whistle sounded, Leeds fans were quick to voice their frustrations with the player.
Bamford steals a living as a footballer let alone a striker
— Jayden (@JaydenHills2) September 21, 2019
Patrick Bamford needs shooting
— Oh hello! (@EamoV1) September 21, 2019
Bamford anywhere near a penalty box pic.twitter.com/wK6dReV5k3
— Chris Lawn (@cLawn92) September 21, 2019
That's what happens when Bamford couldn't hit a barn door, Harrison couldn't find a man and we miss stupid penalties. EVERY FUCKING TIME
— Maxwello 💙💛 (@maxwellobielsa) September 21, 2019
I’m literally fucking fuming! Bielsa is to blame with his blind faith in Bamford and Harrison game should’ve been done dusted and out of sight BEFORE Klich missed penalty! Don’t give a fuck if Posh cunt holds ball up well he’s paid to SCORE GOALS FFS😡😡😡😡 #lufc
— matty clarke 💙💛🥊🥊 (@Geezlufc77) September 21, 2019
I try and I try and I try to like bamford. I hope and I pray that he scores and plays well and takes his chances.
Time and time again he proves me wrong. Hes fucking terrible #lufc
— Charlie Roberts (@streboR_13) September 21, 2019
Look Bamford might try, but fuck me we need someone that finishes.
— Only Fools and Orta (@WAFLL_92) September 21, 2019
Shit show @Patrick_Bamford the worst player I’ve ever seen
— Riley (@r1leylufc) September 21, 2019
I 100% blame bamford
— Dave From Beeston (@richard67293755) September 21, 2019
Bamford needs to fucking be dropped..
— Leeds Media 💙💛 (@media_leeds) September 21, 2019
Football genius or not, bamford shouldn’t be starting again
— Ryan (@Ryanstrafford4) September 21, 2019
Bamford only plays because we spent so much on him and we’re trying to get our worth out of him, reality is he’s lazy and not good enough
— Mellor (@MellorFootball) September 21, 2019
Bamford is the reason for my receding hairline I swear
— Hessing (@JackHessing1) September 21, 2019
If Patrick Bamford could score more than once every 45 attempts that'd be fantastic
— Darragh Culhane (@DarraghCulhane) September 21, 2019
Republic of Ireland fans have been keeping a close on Bamford ever since it was reported he could switch his international allegiances, but it is fair to say the majority would rather he stay away from the squad.
He is a divisive character, with his playacting and arrogance rubbing many people the wrong way. If he continues to spurn opportunities at this rate, he would certainly be no loss.