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LUFC Fans view v Southampton

Regular Vital Leeds contributor Tiny T gives us his usual home match day analysis.

Ankergren 6
Little to do today as the defence in front of him stopped the crosses and got the blocks in.

Bromby 7
Solid performance, part of a mean defence.

Naylor 7
Another who put in a steady performance at the back.

Kisnorbo 8 Star man
The leader in defence, organiser and nothing gets past him, when he doesn't play we miss his authority.

Hughes 7
His best game in a white shirt, got forward to support the attack and some telling blocks at the back. However, his distribution is still poor.

Howson 6
Not as good in the first half but when switched to the left in the second half drew a couple of good saves from the Keeper, unlucky to be subbed.

Kilkenny 7
On the ball a lot, but a tendency to overpass the ball, had opportunities to shoot around the box but opted to pass.

Doyle 6
A lot of running around, another who over passed around the area, if you have the chance shoot.

Snodgrass 7
Stunning goal, battled well, delivery from set pieces today were over hit, he needs to bring variation into the delivery.

Becchio 7
No change from the central defenders but his usual performance, got stuck in and brought others into the game.

Beckford 3
Not at the races, missed a couple of early chances and faded after that.

Subs
Johnson -6- Steady 15 minutes nice to have him back

Gradel -6- Nothing flashy

A couple of issues to deal with;-

1 - Casper - I cannot condone the fans for there sarcastic cheers when he catches the ball, he is our Number 1 at the moment and keeps clean sheets most of the time so instead of being sarcastic show him support.

2 - Beckford - As with Casper, jeering our own players when being subbed is unacceptable over the last two seasons his goals got us into the playoffs and again this season he has scored critical goals, yes he had a poor game and should have scored. He shook hands as he left the field with Gradel, chose not to shake Simon Grayson`s hand and stormed off down the tunnel that is unacceptable and Grayson said after the game he will be spoken to in house on Monday and dealt with.

A very solid performance in front of a large Christmas crowd, Leeds bossed the game from start to finish and deserved the victory.

The victory was built on the solidity of the defence, but the players need to adopt a shoot on sight policy as we overpass around the opposition area.

Thanks once again Tiny for your report

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 20 2009

Time: 6:28PM

Your Comments

I've never understood this booing your own players either - why do fans do it?
herringthorpe
If you would have seen his attitude yesterday he deserved a royal kick up the backside, If I was Grayson I would make him sit down and watch Video's o his last few performances.
dazza71
I will be interested to see firstly if he plays on Boxing Day and if he does what sort of performance he produces.
King Billy
Seriously - Beckford 3? Aside from the stupidity of him leaving the field the way he did to a chorus of thoroughly deserved boo's he actually did OK. He chased the ball, played people in and was unlucky that nothing every really fell for him. The best chance was missed by Becchio who headed a six yard, unmarked attempt well over (I see we've ignored that!) He did do well otherwise and was probably man of the match, but lets have some consistancy here. You're all slagging Becks off for anything and everything now. No wonder he wants out!
milkylufc
Giving Beckford 3 out of 10 shows you have a bias against Beckford because he did not play badly in the game and seemed to put more work rate into the game than in recent times. Beckford made a mistake in pushing away Grayson but I'm sure he regrets his actions. I would have given Beckford 7 out of 10 up until he was substituted. Beckford let himself down by a minor error of judgement but so have you for being so childish giving him 3 out of 10!
CLIVE SANDERSON
Totally agree with Clive!
milkylufc
eh becks 3? his link up play was good and he got stuck in for once.at least a 7
anpalu
Becchio was offside for that attempt milky, seems the Beckford lovers are around. I am not anti Beckford look at some of the previous fans views and you'll see that. This year he has not hit the goal scoring heights os the last 2 but in my opinion has become a better all round player, but he does wimp out of challenges against the big defenders
Tiny T
Hasn't hit the goalscoring heights of last season? He's hardly struggling! I wouldn't describe myself as a Beckford-lover anyway, his attitude drives me insane, but I love Leeds United and he plays for us. Regardless of the strop, he didn't play that badly and the fans turning on him will achieve nothing.
milkylufc
 

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