'Absolute joke... it is quite something' - Leeds United fans unhappy after Gareth Southgate makes Patrick Bamford England call

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been included in Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man Euro squad - but there is no spot for Patrick Bamford. Here's what supporters have had to say.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 2:25 pm
Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford. Pic: Getty

@jkmcnamara What a disgrace he hasn’t picked @Patrick_Bamford - Paddy you have had an amazing season and this should spur you on to prove Southgate wrong - we are right behind you bud.

@JamesRathbone94 Absolutely a joke that bamford doesn't get in - sterling had an awful season and Ollie Watkins? striker.. whose scored more goals?

@talkaboutlufc Buzzing for Kalvin. Gutted for Patrick, think I would be taking that Irish spot now...

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@NicholasRaLUFC Ollie Watkins, but no Patrick Bamford. Absolute joke!

@SkylerWestwood Heartbroken for Bamford, I understand the case for Watkins (I would argue that Bamford is marginally better, but Watkins is younger and probably has a higher ceiling) but he deserves to be in ahead of Greenwood really.

@twihackelebum Gutted for Pat, but not surprised, Southgate's shown no real interest in picking him.

@ghardie33 I feel for Bamford, he deserved to be in this squad.

@lovelessissy Southgate named a 33 man squad and still no Bamford.

@MRowlands42 Patrick Bamford very unfortunate to be not included in the Euro’s extended squad, he has maintained a good standard throughout the season and has outscored most of his rivals, on a positive note I would rather see him enjoy the break than be in the squad but not play a game.

@EthanHenson__ No Patrick Bamford in the 33-man provisional #EnglandSquad. Unless he's having to undergo surgery, that is a startling omission.

@WeAllTalkLeeds Congratulations to Kalvin Phillips on his inclusion. What an example to anyone coming through at Thorp Arch, and youngsters from Leeds in general. Commiserations go to Patrick Bamford, who really couldn't have done much more to get in.

@ThruItAllLUFC Bamford not making the final squad, I would disagree but I could understand it. Bamford not making the extended squad makes no sense to me at all. #lufc #MOT

@ArcticReviews Bamford vs. Watkins a marginal call, at best. Not much more Paddy could've done.

@Radebe_LeedsNo Bamford in a 33-man provisional squad that has 10 "forwards" named in it is, err, quite something... #englandsquad