You sit down to tune into Sky Sports because Leeds United are playing. You’re excited to see Marcelo Bielsa’s men in action and then you see that Don Goodman is commentating.
If the Leeds fans at the game didn’t create such a good atmosphere, you would instantly hit the mute button so you didn’t have to hear the former Bradford striker’s blatant bias against the Yorkshire club.
Back in January, Goodman refused to say that West Brom’s Hal Robson-Kanu dived against Leeds at The Hawthorns while one search on Twitter or Google will bring up plenty more incidences of his bias.
Here are some examples of Leeds fans on Twitter who agree:
— Emma-Louise Oakley (@emmalouoakley) August 13, 2019
To make matters worse I'm listening to DON "I HATE LEEDS" GOODMAN….can't stand the bias twat ! Leeds to win 3-2 by the way 😂😂 #lufc
— PAUL FENWICK (@Fenny_1919) April 9, 2016
Ahh brilliant Don Goodman (Leeds fan) is commentating. No bias here then
— Richard Davison (@Davison38R) April 13, 2019
Awful biased commentary @SkyFootball that was so blatantly a sending off. If that was a Leeds player you would be showing again and again and demand a red card @TheSquareBall Goodman blinkered once more beyond belief. Alan Parry to blame just as much
— John Pratt (@jprhino13) January 20, 2020
Sky Sports’ regular Championship pundits have now come together to decide on who should be named as the player of the season in the second-tier.
Keith Andrews, Andy Hinchcliffe, Scott Minto, David Prutton, Gary Weaver and Goodman all named their picks and not one of them named a Leeds player.
It’s fair enough in some cases. Aleksandar Mitrovic is top goalscorer, Ollie Watkins has been impressive for Brentford and Matheus Pereira has bagged assists galore this season but Goodman’s explanation for picking Mitrovic over Phillips is truly baffling.
“[Mitrovic] has scored 23 of their 52 goals, which is monumental. It shows how reliant they are on him and the massive burden on his shoulders, and that is why he is my Player of the Season,” Goodman told Sky Sports.
“It is almost a reluctant choice as I really do believe Kalvin Phillips has been the best player in the league. They are both important to their sides but in different ways.
“But, as is tradition, strikers always get the glory. That is the way it is always been, and the way it always will be!”
Even though Goodman says Phillips has been the best player in the Championship this season – he has picked someone else.
It actually left us speechless reading that line because it makes no sense at all.
Even this reasoning is pathetic. He’s effectively saying anyone who isn’t a striker shouldn’t win the award.
You could turn this logic around on Goodman and say that a player who is playing for the team who’s top of the league should win it.
Phillips has been the best player for the best team. Isn’t that enough?
This is just another example of Goodman’s ridiculous anti-Leeds agenda.
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