The game was below-par all round, but the incident on the sideline at the end of the game actually made me move on from the game feeling happier than I would have done otherwise. Think about it, Leeds were poor in reality, although we shouldn’t really have lost, you can’t get much more luck than their winning goal. Rob Green was outstanding, Vieira had a really good first half, Chris Wood had a tidy finish and that’s about where the praise ends.
So imagine, Wagner runs down the sideline and onto the pitch to celebrate with his players, he jogs back to his technical area with no event, the game ends and Leeds’ players and fans heads are down. Instead, Garry Monk was very smart in what he did, he didn’t like what he saw from Wagner so he looked as calm as possible as he put his point across by walking in-front of Wagner. Wagner didn’t like it and that’s when it all got a bit tasty, the best thing about all this was the whole Leeds team steaming across to back up their manager, would that have happened last year? Would Antenucci and Bellusci have rushed to Steve Evans’ side? I don’t think so. We finally have a team, that’s a nice bonus. My personal highlight of it all was Berardi offering out four Huddersfield players at once. Of course Pontus made sure to be heavily involved too, endearing himself even more with all the fans. He tweeted this after the game
Always tough with a loss but that's how it is, important to bounce back on Saturday.
Really proud to see how we stand up for each other. pic.twitter.com/JJPcKgtWuu
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) February 5, 2017
How many players you know would tweet about a scrap at a game?
What I think people don’t realise is, by doing what Monk did, instead of the players going in to the dressing room with their heads down, they went in angry, eager to make sure they put it right. Also, it took the fans thoughts away from the game, because let’s face it, the performance was poor but nobody was thinking about that straight after the game and I’ve hardly thought about it this week. It was a galvanising moment that won’t be forgotten, especially if we have to play them again in the playoffs. Although the players would need no incentive in the playoffs, imagine the added spice in playing Huddersfield. Not only have they beaten us twice without being that good, but now it’s personal too.
Here is the video in case you missed it
— Harry Knowles (@ArcadeOfHoney) February 5, 2017
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