Leeds United are always going to be on a hiding to nothing at times, such is the high expectation that comes from their fans.

That isn’t a criticism by the way, it is a sign of the fervent commitment that Leeds United fans have for their side. It is a fervent commitment that they demand from the players too.

Whenever players drop below that level, fans respond with pelters and ones delivered with venom at times. Rightly or wrongly, the criticisms are delivered fairly. For as critical as they can be at underperformance, they are also generous with praise when it is deserved.

It has definitely been deserved for Luke Ayling who for the second pre-season game has shown just what a threat he can be when getting forward from his usual right-back position. That attacking intent has brought him two goals in two games, his first against Forest green being followed up today by the equaliser against Southend.

Since arriving from Bristol City, right-back Ayling has proven to be one of Leeds’ most consistent players and one who was definitely missed when injured last season. It is safe to say that his goal today has gone down well with Leeds United fans.

Here are some of the fan reactions after Ayling’s excellently worked equaliser. First the goal itself:

Now the fan reactions to that goal:


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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.

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