Leeds United fans on Twitter have once again been talking about Patrick Bamford just days before the start of the season.
Bamford has been a polarising figure for the fanbase throughout this summer, and many discussions on social media have centred around the forward.
Many supporters were disappointed with him at times during his first season turned at Elland Road, but after influential fan account @TotallyLeeds posted a highlight reel from his first season opinions were divided.
Indeed, he scored just nine goals last term, but due to injury problems and rotation with Kemar Roofe, he only made 23 appearances.
He actually scored every 161 minutes in the league last season, but that hasn’t been enough to win some fans over
Some supporters remained negative about Bamford, stating that his stats were misleading and that the highlight reel posted doesn’t show the number of chances he has missed.
On paper he’s been excellent. But, his all round game was poor last season, Roofe caused much more trouble. Plus, he missed a couple of massive chances. Hope he can settle a bit and stay fit, bags a couple early and get then confidence up. Still a quality player
— LUFC OZZY (@AdamOzzy) August 2, 2019
It’s one thing to support Bamford but don’t be so naive to say you don’t see why people are losing their patience with him, his chances to goals ratio is unacceptable for a player of his calibre as a number 9 for Leeds United
— froz (@froz1919) August 1, 2019
I think he gets too much stick but a clip reel is very misleading – he’s missed a fair few. Still think he’ll have a good season though (and he has to now Roofe is off!)
— ChrisO’R (@ChrisOR7) August 2, 2019
Others were more positive about Bamford, stating that although he wasn’t brilliant last season, he’s shown signs of being a quality addition to the squad.
Everyone getting on his back, got a decent record imo he will come good #lufc
— Fran Bale (@franbaleLUFC) August 2, 2019
Let’s worry about him when he stops getting in these positions to get chances, it’ll come!
— JΔCK. (@JackHancock_UK) August 1, 2019
A few supporters went even further than that, stating that the 25-year-old is already playing at a good level.
One user pointed out that his goals per game ratio is similar to former stars such as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Tony Yeboah, while another was quick to praise the striking instincts on show in the highlight video.
Goal per game ratio on a par with Yeboah & Hasselbaink
— Martin Burrows (@MartinBurrows2) August 2, 2019
Some great finishes there!!
— Simon Turnpenny (@Turps1919) August 2, 2019