By Mark Smith

23rd Dec, 2019 | 9:00am

'Play nice' - BBC journalist shares Robbie Savage reaction to Leeds defeat v Fulham

As soon as Leeds United lose a single game, many like to jump on the bandwagon to suggest that they are falling apart.

Just like the famous chant goes, even the Leeds fans like to get involved to make it some sort of running joke.

Pundits may have started to join in that after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Fulham, even though the Whites still sit second, eight points clear of the play-offs in the Championship.

BBC journalist Emma Jones revealed on her personal Twitter account that Robbie Savage called her to react to Leeds tasting defeat at Fulham on Saturday.

She shared that the former Derby County midfielder claimed that the Whites have already started to bottle their promotion run, insinuating that they could miss out on the top-two spots once again this season.

“I’m on BBC 606 tonight & Robbie Savage has just called to tell me Leeds are bottling it,” she wrote. “If you have any comments you’d like me to pass on, please write them below (play nice)” Jones added.

Leeds fans would certainly disagree with that claim, especially given that the last time they lost a game in the Championship, it sparked the recent 11-game unbeaten run.

Another run like that would get the Whites halfway to the Premier League as we enter the second half of the season on Boxing Day.

Everyone will remember the pain of last season, none more so than Marcelo Bielsa. The best part of the Championship is that there are always chances around the corner to fix any wrongs.

Leeds come up against Preston, West Brom, and Sheffield Wednesday in the next three weeks – all teams in the top six. Stay unbeaten against those teams and that would only extend the gap, and that would be a great confidence boost to the Whites.

Savage loves to get a reaction, and Leeds fans will sit back knowing that the next three weeks could see him proved dramatically wrong… fingers crossed.

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