As if the Man City v Leeds United game isn’t an exciting enough prospect, Whites fans are buzzing after Lucy Ward announced she would be covering the game for BT Sport.
We’ve long chronicled the despair of Leeds fans in the Championship, who hated the Sky commentary team, and especially Don Goodman.
Lucy Ward knows her onions and she’s “as Leeds as they come” according to one fan.
She played for most of her career at Leeds and always makes a game more interesting, with properly-researched and insightful analysis.
Ward posted the brilliant news on Thursday saying, “Beyond excited to be covering the Man City v Leeds Utd game on Saturday for BT Sport. Expecting another cracker.”
Beyond excited to be covering the Man City v Leeds Utd game on Saturday for @btsportfootball
Expecting another cracker 💥
— Lucy Ward (@lucyjward_) April 8, 2021
There will be some dinosaurs who still think that women shouldn’t be in the studio talking about the men’s game, but thankfully, they should be a dying breed.
We feel the same way and it’s fantastic to see women being properly represented at the top level on TV.
Ward has had her own struggles, being sacked from Leeds United and subsequently winning a sex discrimination case.
We’d like to make clear this was under Massimo Cellino’s reign and things have been changed completely under Andrea Radrizzani.
She’s right to be excited, too.
The first encounter between Leeds and Man City ended in a 1-1 draw, so not a high scorer for either of the sides, but it was an absolute classic.
We remember watching the first 20 minutes thinking we were going to get absolutely tonked before we rallied and were the better team in the second half.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville said that the game contained “one of the best 45 minutes of football I’ve seen in the Premier League in the last 10 years working at Sky. It was breathtaking.”
We agree completely and we can’t wait to hear Ward give us her insight into the game and hopefully a Leeds win on BT Sport on Saturday.
Good job Lucy!
“Leeds against Man City was one of the best 45 minutes of football I’ve seen in the Premier League in the last 10 years”
Box office. #LUFC
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) December 21, 2020
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