As bad as the loss to Aston Villa was, and honestly the 1-0 scoreline flattered Leeds greatly, one of the bright spots was the play of Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell vs. Aston Villa:— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) April 13, 2018
Another outstanding display tonight. One of the few positives to come out of the 2017-18 campaign. #LUFC pic.twitter.com/s189ORdLbF
Peacock-Farrell was named Sky Sports Man of the Match for his efforts, and it’s obvious to see why. He was an absolute rock between the sticks, and if it wasn’t for him, the scoreline could have gotten ugly.
The only other two players that seemed to show up and care at Villa Park were Tom Pearce and Paudie O’Connor, the other two players who were called up from the U23s to patch holes in the lineups due to injuries. If the youth keep playing like this, maybe the whole U23 team can play out the rest of the season.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
We did a Q&A before the match with 7500 to Holte. Check it out. [Through It All Together]
Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
World Football Links
An image of AS Roma advertising tickets against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals taken BEFORE the draw was made has called into question the “randomness” of the draw. [Bavarian Football Works]