'Another coach sacked by May' - Many Leeds fans hit back at Scott Parker over dig at tactics
Leeds United fans have not taken too kindly to what Fulham manager Scott Parker said after the Yorkshire club lost 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Leeds saw their 11-match unbeaten run come to an end in the capital as goals by Aleksandar Mitrovic and Josh Onomah in each half meant that the Whites lost ground in their bid for automatic promotion.
Although it was the Whites’ first defeat in a while, Marcelo Bielsa’s side still remains in second place in the Championship and eight points clear of third.
However that did not stop Parker from having a dig at Leeds’ style of play after his side won the fixture.
LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross quoted Parker as saying that United were “scripted” and “patterned” in the way they played.
In other words, predictable.
Not something we've heard from opposition bosses in the past: Leeds United are 'scripted' and 'patterned' in the way they play, says Scott Parker. Predictable in other words. #lufc
— Beren Cross (@BerenCross) December 21, 2019
If Leeds are so predictable then why have only four teams beaten them this season? Why are they second in the table? Why do they have the best defensive record? Why did it take a questionable refereeing performance for Fulham to beat them?
Leeds fans on Twitter have been quick to hit back at Parker for his strange assessment of the Whites’ style of play.
Here is a selection of some of their tweets:
Good job our script is the 2nd best in the league then
— James Lowe 🏆⚽️ (@jameslowe18) December 21, 2019
Our script is doing a handy job though, no? pic.twitter.com/Wir8E7eZPF
— 🏴 IT’S COMING HOME 🏴 (@Josh_T95) December 21, 2019
His first win in a while and he’s giving it the large ok scott 👍
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) December 21, 2019
Predictable? I'm not sure what he has been looking at but it's not Leeds. Playing mind games I reckon.
— Damien Cummins (@Damien_Cms) December 21, 2019
If it’s scripted then it’s working as il take being 2nd at this stage of the season .
— Parma (@parmadiggyd) December 21, 2019
Might be why they lost the last 3….. looking at us for weeks learning our patterns!! He won’t be manager when they come to ER!
— Jamie Green (@JamieG378) December 21, 2019
Amazing how he’s cracked the code from 9 points back. Another coach sacked by May.
— DM (@1Donie) December 21, 2019
Ballsy when the difference today was a very, very soft penalty
— Ad Lee (@MrAdLee) December 21, 2019
Whilst Fulham are overrated
— RB7 🇧🇷🇦🇷🇪🇸 (@RB7MOT) December 21, 2019
In other Leeds United news, Helder Costa’s performance at Fulham was alarming.