Leeds United’s hunt for a Premier League place looks set to go to the wire, with journalist Phil Hay describing it as ‘width-of-a-cigarette-paper’ stuff at the top in a recent article.
Any one of four teams look likely to be in the top two, with Sheffield United, Norwich City and West Brom all challenging the Whites for a place amongst the county’s elite.
Leeds have been around the top two all season, only dropping out last weekend by virtue of not having a fixture, but it’s left them playing catch up for the first time this season. In a division where any of the top four could still be champions, even the slightest slip up could end up costing Marcelo Bielsa’s side dearly.
With news that he might quit if they’re not promoted, pressure has increased ten-fold on the current side to make the grade. That’s also set fans on edge, with plenty responding to Hay’s article with thoughts of their own.
The one benefit they can see is a final day clash with Ipswich who could be relegated by then and maybe wouldn’t want to be the team to hand the title to Norwich City.
Here’s the best of the responses from Hay’s tweet.
"width-of-a-cigarette-paper" Phil's old school…the current vernacular is "the thickness of vape smoke"
— Andy Madder (@madandy64) February 21, 2019
March is a massive month of games.
— Andy Marren (@princiomaz) February 21, 2019
True it's tight at the top but if we beat Bolton and QPR, by Tuesday we'll be 1st, and either 3,4 or 5 points clear of 3rd (depending on the Sheff v Brom result). Just need to win our 2 games.
— ????????AWOL (@AWOLeeds) February 21, 2019
We had bad run and they catched on us, if we manage to make another good run, promotion is ours.
— Kamil Biały???????? (@Lajt89) February 21, 2019
You’d like to think if it was us or Norwich then Ipswich would come out in speedo’s and flip flops on the last day.
— Keiran Hickman (@Kasper_Sickman) February 21, 2019
You never know we might even get another penalty again this season!
— Tricky???? (@rpatz1919) February 21, 2019
Norwich were scoring late winners ever week!
— Richard Smith (@lufcrichard) February 21, 2019
Ironically Phil, the consumption of the Leeds smoker has gone up no end recently with the advent of larger nerves
— Barry Dunne (@BazDunne) February 21, 2019