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Leeds United are massively over achieving this season, and its brilliant isn’t it? There is always a lot of expectation on the club, why shouldn’t there be with our proud history? But very rarely over the past few years have we come anywhere close to delivering on that expectation. We’ve become used to a lack of serious investment in the squad, chopping and changing uninspiring managers and disappointing league performances. footballbets.tips wouldn’t have tipped Leeds to challenge this year but under Garry Monk we have become a different prospect.
Investment in the squad still hasn’t been huge but shrewd and key signings have shored up or leaky defence and given us a creative spark in midfield. Bartley and Jansson are the rock on which the team is built, with Rob Green shaky at first but now pulling of match winning saves almost every game. Hernández the creative tick that keeps the team beating and Chris Wood in the form of his life. Even when injuries and suspensions have left the squad thread bear the youngsters have come in and done a job too.
This squad is most definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Compared to some of our rivals it’s not the biggest squad nor the most talented but we are performing far better than clubs who have spent millions more this season. There is a spirit of togetherness in the squad that is driving them of to achieve great things what were not expected of them at the start of the year. They work hard, back each other up, put their bodies on the line for each other and for their manager.
People were worried in January when the investment didn’t come and those around us did. Sheffield Wednesday alone shelled out to bring in three strikers including the in form Sam Winnall and proven Jordan Rhodes. And fears started to come true when we had our ‘blip’, defeats to Barnsley, Huddersfield and Cardiff. But that seems to be behind us now after victories against Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham. It's still competitive at the top but we are still competing. It’s fantastic to finally have a Leeds team not only meeting expectations but over achieving and long may it continue.