Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Opposition fans view at Reading

LUFC Opposition fans view at Reading

We have the bonus of a fans perspective from the opposition this weekend as Reading fan Matt Brown gives me his view of the Leeds players.

Goalkeeper - Schmeichel 8
He denied us twice with two great saves in the second half. I think he was lucky that the Shane Long shot late on was straight at him.

Defence
Connolly 5
O`Brien 7
Bruce 7
McCartney 4


The two lads in the centre of defence held the side together. Reading`s two wide men regularly beat the full backs with McAnuff in the first half and Kebe and Antonio when they came off the bench beating McCartney with ease on a regular basis.

Midfield
Johnson 3
Kilkenny 3
Howson 5
Gradel 4
Snodgrass 3


I thought your midfield was really weak, you allowed Reading players far too much time on the ball and never looked like closing us down in the first half.
Probably a good job we was having an off day or we could have made Leeds pay.

I couldn`t work out whether you played a 4-5-1 or 4-3-3 as Gradel and Snodgrass both seemed to just stand out wide.

Was interested to see how Johnson played as I have seen him linked with Premiership clubs. If he`s Premiership quality then there is still hope for me and I`m 43.
Gradel should have got sent off near the end of the first half when he kicked out at Griffin.
The referee was inept all afternoon so wasn`t surprised to see him stay on.
Howson was probably the best midfielder but he rarely did anything to worry us until the last minute.

Forward - Becchio 3

Did little and seemed happy to throw himself to ground every time the ball came near him.
He did lack any support and was very isolated so was probably just trying to win free kicks in his defence but it was frustrating to watch from a Reading point of view.

Summary
Having seen your results pick up recently, especially your away form so was expecting a tough game.
Didn`t think you ever looked like scoring as Federici had a pretty easy afternoon until the shot in stoppage time.

I thought we was also below par but looked the more likely to score especially in the final ten minutes.

In the end, I think a point was probably a fair result as it was a poor game.

Daz assures me it was an off day after a recent run of good form. If you can play poorly and claim a point then it shows you have a bit about you to fight for points.

Can I see Leeds pushing form promotion? It`s a wide open division and I think you really need a bit more in midfield if you are to sustain a challenge.
As for Reading, I think our weak link is in defence so was happy to see us have an easy day today.

Both sides should finish in the top half this season but can`t see either of us getting promoted.

Good luck for the rest of the season except for when we come to Elland Road in April.

Thanks Matt for your honest and open remarks, I can`t disagree with any of what you have said and it`s good to get the views of someone without a Leeds connection.


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:Sunday November 28 2010
Time: 8:28AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Raynor - Talented youngster going nowhere

Leeds United assistant coach Paul Raynor says young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell will be going nowhere in the summer.

LUFC Leeds United v Middlesbrough Team News

Team news ahead of the game on Monday

LUFC On This Day - February 13th

A look back at what happened on this day February 13th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Evans looking for a reaction from the side

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says he is looking for a reaction from his side

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are you pro or anti Cellino?
Suggested By:
Pro36%
Anti64%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 30 18 5 7 59 28
2 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
3 Burnley 31 15 11 5 56 22
4 Brighton 30 15 11 4 56 10
5 Sheff Wed 31 14 11 6 53 16
6 Derby County 31 13 12 6 51 13
7 Birmingham 31 13 9 9 48 8
8 Ipswich 31 13 9 9 48 1
9 Cardiff 31 11 13 7 46 5
10 Forest 31 10 12 9 42 4
11 Preston 31 10 12 9 42 0
12 Wolves 31 10 10 11 40 -2
13 Brentford 31 11 7 13 40 -6
14 Q.P.R. 31 9 12 10 39 -1
15 Reading 31 9 10 12 37 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 31 9 8 14 35 -2
18 Fulham 30 7 11 12 32 -3
19 Blackburn 29 6 13 10 31 -2
20 MK Dons 31 8 7 16 31 -17
21 Bristol City 31 7 10 14 31 -21
22 Rotherham 31 7 5 19 26 -19
23 Charlton 31 5 10 16 25 -30
24 Bolton 31 4 12 15 24 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Leeds Fixtures (view all)

Feb 15 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Watford (a)
FA Cup
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 29 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71176
2.deslondon103
3.Tiny T70
4.SimonTVW48
5.erni37
6.Oyper16
7.BtheD15
8.King Billy14
9.ultraleeds9
10.bago8