“It’s nearly merciless,” commentator Barry Davies cried.
If memes have been a factor in 1972 then this Simpsons one would nearly definitely have featured when Leeds hammered Southampton 7-Zero and the United gamers handed the ball round their helpless opponents.
“The Elland Street crowd are lapping this up,” Davies added. “For the second house match working, Leeds United are turning on a superb present and the opposite staff are simply not on the park.”
The opposite staff have been Manchester United, who had been humped 5-1 by Leeds the earlier week.
Within the closing moments in opposition to Saints, although, chants of ‘Ole’ have been heard as supporters cheered each go – there have been 39 consecutive at one level – in a recreation that noticed Peter Lorimer rating a hat-trick and Allan Clarke web twice, with Jack Charlton and Mick Jones grabbing the others.
Leeds ended the season second to champions Derby County however did win the FA Cup at Arsenal’s expense.
In opposition to Southampton, it may simply have been extra however supervisor Don Revie obtained the message to his gamers to cease – ‘they have been already useless’ as that child in The Simpsons would possibly say.
“[Revie] known as to the closest participant – I believe it was Paul Reaney – and stated, ‘Inform the gamers to maintain possession and ease off a bit – it’s getting a bit embarrassing,” Lorimer later recalled in an interview, saying the supervisor imagine sufficient punishment had been dished out.
“When you’ve got a boxer on the ropes, tongue hanging out and blood flowing in all places, you need to name a halt.
“Reaney handed the message on: ‘He doesn’t need us to attain any extra objectives.’”
That will clarify the passing, which was equally embarrassing.
“We weren’t attempting to be cheeky or intelligent,” Lorimer added. “We have been simply retaining possession. On occasion, I see [Ex-Southampton forward] Micky Channon and he’s nonetheless embarrassed about it.”
Southampton had been battered 8-Zero earlier within the season – sound acquainted? – and Revie was going straightforward on his reverse quantity and pal, Ted Bates.
Regardless of the thrashings, Southampton survived within the First Division.
If the scoreline will get foolish at Elland Street once more on Tuesday, it might be attention-grabbing to see if Marcelo Bielsa reveals the identical mercy.
Think about the factors Patrick Bamford may acquire on his Fantasy Soccer staff then?