The Monk’s Call
Garry Monk is a man of the people. Never the flashiest player on the pitch, the young manager has always made up for that by proving himself a leader of men. He has moulded Leeds United into a cohesive defensive unit with a talented forward line as they continue their charge for the play-off positions. Currently in 5th place with only a handful of games remaining, every result is make-or-break at this stage.
As a result, Monk has reached out to one of Leeds’ greatest assets – the supporters. The insanity of the away supporters as they snatched a point at Newcastle United last week at the very death was but a sample of the fervour provided by the home fans at Elland Road, and the manager has issued a rallying cry with a personal message from his Twitter account to turn the stadium into “a cauldron of noise again”. The Leeds faithful responded with full vigour and a promise to live up to the boss’ instructions.
Wolverhampton Wanderers will be the unfortunate ones tasked with silencing the charged atmosphere – and it certainly won’t be easy playing 11 versus 11 plus about 30,000 feisty home supporters.
Check out Monk channeling his inner Braveheart ahead of the Peacocks and Wolves clash, and the fans’ brilliant responses, below: