BLACKPOOL’S seemingly imminent improvement has come at just the wrong time for long suffering Leeds United fans, judging by social media this week.
Most Whites followers were rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of an ‘easy’ three points at home to the division’s whipping boys on Saturday.
Yet most had not vouched for Blackpool suddenly clicking into gear at Fulham on Wednesday evening where goals from Ishmael Miller and Jacob Murphy gave the Tangerines a shock 2-0 lead.
With Blackpool leading 2-0 at Fulham, James McCarthy (@bigmacca199) Tweeted: “Brilliant, Blackpool turning over Fulham the game before they travel to Elland Road, just our luck #lufc.”
Scarlett Louise Gray (@ScarlettLouiseG) added: “Jeez ... Blackpool are winning at Fulham! The Football Gods seem to have it in for #lufc this week”
And FrancisFerguson (@1FrankFerguson) sarcastically weighed in with: “Sods Law. Blackpool start winning just before they play us on Saturday. #lufc
The were various other Tweets that contained the odd expletive though the Tangerines were at least denied the morale-boosting victory they looked destined for.
Captain Tony McMahon was sent off four minutes before the interval but even then Fulham struggled to take advantage, having to settle for a 2-2 draw through strikes from Scott Parker and Bryan Ruiz.
The fact remains that Blackpool are on the improve and United’s fans know it.
Its moyseh (@benconnolly9) Tweeted: “Blackpool the laughing stock of English football these past few months just start playing well days before they play us typical #lufc.”
Melvyn Hoddell (@melhoddell) Tweeted: “My little hope of beating Blackpool on Saturday is worryingly getting close to no hope #lufc #mot #provemewronglads #need3points”
And one Whites fan has already even pointed out the danger-man.
David Perkins often caused United problems when the Whites faces Barnsley and Chilli Bean (@adam_ski) warned: “Just realised Blackpool have that little blond midfielder that always ran rings around us at Barnsley.”
The so-called three points in the can are suddenly looking rather less secure.
But when was anything ever straight-forward at Leeds?