Leeds fans heard shouting Patrick Bamford during England international
Leeds United fans made themselves heard on Sunday by chanting Patrick Bamford’s name during England’s international friendly with Romania.
Bamford was left out of England’s 35-man provisional squad for the upcoming European Championship’s, a long list that was whittled down to 26 earlier this week.
There has been mass debate among fans and pundits as to whether Bamford deserved to get the call-up, but there was no question what the Leeds supporters present at Middlesborough’s Riverside Stadium thought.
ITV commentator Sam Matterface told viewers what he heard them sing to the England manager.
He said: “There’s a group of Leeds fans not too far away from Lee [Dixon] and I who, every time Ollie Watkins gets the ball, are reminding Gareth Southgate that Patrick Bamford had quite a good season as well.
“It’s nice to see old traditions are still very much alive.”
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We were amused to hear the Whites supporters singing Bamford’s name during the game and we were waiting for the commentators to pick up on it.
They duly acknowledged it late in the second half and it just serves as another reminder of how passionate and loyal our fanbase is.
Bamford’s international disappointment was shared by all of us who can’t understand how he didn’t even make it into the 35-man squad.
Harry Kane was the only English striker to score more Premier League goals than Bamford last season, and the Whites star also had seven assists to his name.
Aston Villa striker Watkins is a good player, but we feel Bamford did more to deserve a spot in the squad.
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