Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Fans view v Walsall

LUFC Fans view v Walsall

Tiny T who regularly gives us his player ratings from all the games at Elland Road is currently enjoying a break so fellow Vital Leeds contributor erni stepped into the hot seat for the shocker against Walsall.

Unfortunately, for erni he also had the displeasure of having me sat next to him for ninety minutes.


Ankergren 5
Has little to do and no saves of note to make, but was back to his indecisive self on some crosses, should have dealt with the cross that went for a corner leading to their second goal.

Crowe 4
Abysmal in the first half with poor first touch, indecisive tackling, and little support to the forwards. Improved slightly in second half but always looked vulnerable

Lowry 6
The only one of the defence to show any skill on the ball or calmness in his defending. Was left exposed a lot in the second half, but stuck at his task.

Naylor 4
Slow in the tackle, indecisive in his actions and misjudging tackles, passes and high balls, time and again. Looks to have lost a yard of pace and for such an experienced defended panicked at times.

Bromby 5
Strong in his defence but got caught out of position several times and his skill level and passing is poor. Went up to support the attack towards the end but had trouble controlling the ball and was too slow to react.

McSheffrey 5
Kept trying but his crossing was so poor at times it was embarrassing. Used his pace to get behind people but wasted every opportunity to put in quality crosses. Scored a fluke goal when his cross skewed off the outside of his boot and fooled their keeper, it`s difficult to see on this performance how he is a Premier League player.

Johnson 5
Had a decent start to the game with some powerful running and provided the only decent shot of the first half but faded away badly in the second half.

Kilkenny 4
Had a bit of a 'mare` first half. Losing the ball, passes intercepted, seemed to be waiting for the ball all the time instead of attacking it. Improved a bit second but just couldn`t get into the game and resorted to passing backwards before being subbed.

Snodgrass 5
Tried hard first half to get into them but not much came off for him. Did a lot of tracking back and it cost him as he totally ran out of steam second half and faded out of the match completely.

Becchio 6
Battled hard and did a lot of running and challenging without ever looking like creating a chance. Had little support from his strike partner. Still seemed full of running when subbed, but not his night .

Beckford 4
Hardly got into the game at all. His effort level until the last 20 minutes was virtually non existent and I cant remember him challenging for a single header. He seemed content to play back to the goal and divert passes around. Even when presented with a decent chance by Grella he blasted it across the face of the goal.

Subs

Grella 6

Made an instant impact initially on coming on, with a series of quality passes but hardly saw the ball in the last 10 minutes. Looked one of the few who could control the ball first time, and move it quickly.

Gradel 6
Lots of energy and bursts of pace but final ball was lacking in quality as he tried to cram all his tricks into a short space of time. Still makes poor decisions after breaking into the box but no doubting his effort.

Howson 5
Not on long enough to make any difference, but given how poor the midfield had been maybe he should have come on earlier.

Dazza (sat next to me) 3
Much too quiet for someone who had travelled all the way from Oxford.

Summary
All in all, a display that lacked commitment, skill, guts, energy and any degree of leadership from the experienced players. Grayson could have subbed any of six players who played 90 minutes instead of the three who went off (I think maybe Becchio was unlucky to be subbed and he certainly was less than pleased). Probably our worst display in the three seasons in this division at home and we got what we deserved.

These are my opinions and I would appreciate any other who went to the game to comment but I feel robbed of my gate money tonight.

Thanks for your views erni, although, only giving me a 3!


Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!


With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .


Bookmark and Share





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday February 17 2010
Time: 8:14PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Vital F1 - Blog: Sochi Preview

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC On This Day - April 26th The Last Champions

A look back at what happened on this day April 26th in the history of Leeds United.

LUFC Monk - We Have Come So Far In A Short Space Of Time

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk says his side have come so far this season in such a short space of time

LUFC Leeds Bring In Ivan Bravo

Leeds United have appointed Ivan Bravo on to their board of directors.

LUFC On This Day - April 25th

A look back at what happened on this day April 25th in the history of Leeds United

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Do You Think Leeds Can Still Make The Play-Offs?
Suggested By:
Yes25%
No75%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71211
2.deslondon94
3.King Billy78
4.Tiny T61
5.erni54
6.Oyper45
7.Spanky White38
8.@OxonWhite31
9.SimonTVW30
10.Dublin White30
Vital Football Comment