Emma Jones: Leeds United may defy some conventions but that’s what Marcelo does

LUTV presenter Emma Jones brings us her regular exclusive column for the YEP.

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Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 6:00 am
Patrick Bamford was the lastest guest on the Leeds United podcast. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Leeds United. We’ve presented a dilemma to the footballing establishment so far this season.

Entertaining and open, full of running until the end and securing results along theway. We may defy some conventions, but that’s what Marcelo does.

He thinks in a unique and innovative way, and it’s so exciting to watch it play out.

The last two results have made this a very merry Christmas on the pitch and to score six goals, keep two clean sheets and pick up six points was the perfect response to what happened at Old Trafford.

The performances and quality of the goals were a joy to behold.

If we have to suck up some painful defeats along the way, it will be worth it for all the positive results we can get.

The club has just launched the ‘Official Leeds United Podcast’ and it’s a lot of fun to host.

I’m joined every week by Jermaine Beckford, actor Matthew Lewis and Patrick Bamford to chat all things Leeds and gain an insight into what life is like as a player in the Premier League.

Pat was brilliant in the first episode, with his stories on life at Elland Road. I will, of course, say it’s worth a listen, but if you’re not convinced, I’ll list some of what we managed to cover in the first two episodes.

The Thorp Arch raffle (another reason to love Bielsa!), Patrick’s mum’s view on his post-match interviews, his performance in a white suit and wig, why Harvard wasn’t for him, his England target, what his friends really think about him and who his favourite Harry Potter character is.

But my favourite story was Patrick’s decision to change his initiation song from ‘Wonderwall’ to ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ – now we just need to convince him to perform it for us!

The podcast is out now on Spotify, Apple and Google and if you want to get involved and send in your questions, use #LUFCpod on social media.

I think we can all agree that following Leeds United has been a beacon of light in a year where a lot has gone against us. Just a reminder that we miss you at Elland Road and I truly cannot wait for the day I hear you singing ‘Marching On Together’ at the top of your lungs.

Happy New Year. I hope 2021 is has good things in store for you!