So there was a football match played last night.
One of these was given as a penalty. The other wasn't. I'll let you guess which was which #lufc #mot pic.twitter.com/DspjWp9GbZ— Whitey (@EliteAlioski) October 31, 2017
REACTION: Christiansen hits out at referee after Derby defeat - but admits Brentford on Saturday is a must-win game:https://t.co/yXQRBstTBO pic.twitter.com/9asOTn2Xpv— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 1, 2017
Thomas Christiansen has every right to be absolutely furious with the referee, but the loss is about more than just some dodgy decisions. Does anyone have any idea what Sacko was doing on that play? The team looked listless in the second half, and you had to say the first Derby goal was coming, even if Leeds had looked good in the first half. Eventually Derby was going to score, and so simply blaming it on the refs ignores the underlying problems.
Christiansen has to be nervous now after yet another home defeat. The Brentford match is looming quite large. Radrizzani has backed the manager and the team, and for good reason. The team will have bad days and good days, and it’s a lot easier to have faith when their are good days.
However, fans can still question Christiansen’s decisions and question the play of players while being supportive. I don’t want Christiansen sacked, but I think there is a point where being stubborn tactically is hurting the team.
It’s another bad night to be a Leeds fan, but if any fans can deal with shit, it’s Leeds fans.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
How does Leeds United look in Football Manager 2018? Jack breaks it down. [Though It All Together]
Match Recap of the Derby County loss. [Through It All Together]
Jack rates the players against Derby. [Through It All Together]
England and English football Links
Simon Grayson was sacked as manager of Sunderland. [Roker Report]
Chelsea lost to AS Roma in the Champions League. [Chiesa di Totti]
Reading FC beat Nottingham Forest to relieve pressure on Jaap Stam. [The Tilehurst End]
World Football Links
MLS allowing a team to move would call into question the expansion business model that they have profited from. [Stars & Stripes FC]
MLS is in Football Manager 2018 as well, so here’s what the Philadelphia Union look like, and how accurate it is. [The Brotherly Game]
In LigaMX, Xolos sacked manager Eduardo Coudet after a poor Apertura campaign. [FMF State of Mind]