I don't know if my expectations are just so low, but I was actually pretty upbeat after Saturday's game. I realise it was a few days ago now, but I thought it was a huge improvement on anything I've seen for quite a few years.
It may be premature to say the corner has been turned, but I've never been slow to make negative comments on the basis of 1 match. Ok Leeds were pinned back for large periods of the 1st half, but coped pretty well. This was largely due to the presence of Jannson. The fact that he wins everything in the air, meant it did not look like we would concede a goal at every set piece. By the time the 2nd half came, the whole team had gained more confidence from the solid-looking defence. Hernandez, Sacko, Vieira all came into the game more and Leeds really looked the better team. Hernandez is a luxury player, but you can afford to have one in that position. It is ages since I've seen a Leeds player with that ability to run at a defence, pick a pass (when he feels like it) or have a shot. Sacko and Dallas both do their defensive share, and Sacko looks a real threat going forward. In fact there aren't many teams who will have 3 such good players supporting their striker. I actually thought O'Kane showed pretty good composure, especially after the first 30 mins On the minus side I'm not convinced by Wood. Playing as a sole striker is a lonely role, especially away from home. I would expect the 3 supporting players to be closer to him in home matches. Any player who is capable of winning headers, hold-up play, being a threat behind a defence, and being the team's main goalscorer, would not remain the Championship for long. He does need to up his rate of taking chances. If Lambert had had a couple of those chances, my money would have been on him scoring. Also I'm afraid Green did not do much to improve my confidence in him, but I was happy with the rest of them. Overall now, I'm looking forward to a bit of a climb up the table. I'm not too bothered if Monkfish makes a few changes in forward positions for the League Cup. Give Antonnson, Mowatt and Roofe a start perhaps, but keep the defence the same to build up a bit of a rapport. Cheers KOT. Kevin Lewis Oracle System Administrator UK SBS Tel: 01793 867086 Email: kevin.le...@uksbs.co.uk UK SBS, North Star House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FF (Polaris House, Ground Floor - East, Swindon) ____________________________________________________________ UK Shared Business Services Ltd. Registered in England and Wales as a limited company. Company number 6330639. Registered Office: North Star House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1FF. This email and any attachments are intended for the named addressee(s) only. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify UK SBS immediately and do not disclose, distribute, or retain this email or any part of it. While UK SBS has taken every reasonable precaution to minimise risk of this e-mail or any attachments containing viruses, the recipient should carry out its own virus checks before opening the attachments. The Company does not accept any liability for any losses or damages which the recipient may sustain due to presence of any viruses. Any opinions expressed in this email (including attachments) are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the company's opinions. We will not accept responsibility for any commitments made by our employees outside the scope of our business. The Company reserves the right to monitor all e-mail communications through their networks for the purposes of preventing and detecting crime. ____________________________________________________________ This message has been scanned by the iCritical Email Security Service. For more information please visit http://www.icritical.com ____________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Leedslist mailing list Info and options: http://mailman.greennet.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/leedslist To unsubscribe, email leedslist-unsubscr...@gn.apc.org MARCHING ON TOGETHER