Barry Douglas left Leeds United on mortgage this week, however with the best way the membership have dealt with his departure, you’d be excused for pondering he’d been compelled to retire prematurely attributable to a career-ending damage.
The Whites have gone properly excessive in paying tribute to Douglas in each manner possible and to be trustworthy, it’s fairly frankly embarrassing.
The left-back performed simply 44 video games for the membership in two seasons and he’s being handled as if he’s the second coming of Billy Bremner or John Charles, when in actuality, he was a fringe participant in United’s promotion push, not a key part in it.
Leeds have made a tribute video for social media set to emotional music designed to drag on the heart-strings, whereas each Victor Orta and Marcelo Bielsa paid tribute to Douglas with Bielsa claiming that the scenario has made him ‘very unhappy’.
It is a man who began six league video games final season, and performed 44 instances in complete for the membership, and whereas we don’t doubt that he’s a pleasant man and folks on the membership will miss him, that is all a bit excessive isn’t it?
Pontus Jansson, who was the definition fan favorite and cult hero at Leeds obtained nothing like this when he left the membership for Brentford final summer season and neither did Kemar Roofe – a person who performed three-times as many video games for Leeds as Douglas did.
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Okay, these two didn’t win promotion with Leeds, however they actually contributed extra throughout their time on the membership than the Scot did.
Douglas by no means reached the heights anticipated of him on the membership, he assisted simply five targets in two campaigns after establishing 14 for Wolves the season previous to his arrival, however for some purpose, the membership are treating him as if he’s an academy product who has been on a decade-long journey to assist get Leeds promoted, not a £3m flop who performed simply 644 minutes in United’s promotion season.