Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Fans view v Cardiff

LUFC Fans view v Cardiff

A trip to Cardiff City on a Tuesday night in early January isn`t the ideal trip as well as the fiasco of collecting tickets from a Service station on the M4.

But I made the trip and here are my views of how I felt the Leeds players performed.

Schmeichel 6
Made three or four really good saves to keep us in it in the first half. I think he should have been off his line a lot quicker for the winner, he would have probably have got there before Chopra.

Connolly 3
Had a very poor game, was given the run around by Bellamy all night and was often caught ball watching.
I didn`t think he would last the ninety minutes as he was getting frustrated by mighty mouth Bellamy.

Collins 6
Aerially sound as he won most in the air, especially in the second half. Shame it wasn`t the same on the ground and was caught out of position for the winner.

O`Brien 6
Solid display by O`Brien, who only turned Cardiff down last week. Needs to start barking at the rest of the defence as we are continuously caught ball watching.

Parker 6
Looked rusty in the first half but actually got better as the game went on. Probably should have done better with the ball that led to the second goal with him and Collins out of position.

Howson 6
Wasn`t at it in the first half but in the second, both him and Johnson started to get a bit more time on the ball.

Johnson 6
Same as Howson in the first half, he was the one who started to pull the strings in the middle of the pitch in the second half.

Gradel 5
Needs to be rested for a game or two as he hasn`t looked at his best for the last few games. Just kept running down blind alleys.

Snodgrass 7
Looked like the one player in the first half who looked capable of unlocking Cardiff all night. Was the one who looked dangerous in the first half and he got better in the second. Fantastic finish for his goal to equalise for Leeds.

McCormack 3
Expected him to really want to show Cardiff but he was ineffective all evening and did very little.

Paynter 6
Won every header in the first half but there was never any Leeds players going in behind him to collect the ball. Tired as the game went on.

Substitutes

Watt 6

Looked lively and it was a shame that Sam got injured as Watt was playing centrally and looking dangerous.

Sam
Didn`t last long as his evening was cut short through injury. I wonder what might have been?

Becchio 5
He was his usual self but never got into an area to threaten the goal.

Summary
First half hour we was really poor as Cardiff could quite easily have been out of sight.
We wasn`t closing down quickly and every time they had the ball they had twenty yards of space to run into. When we had the ball, they closed us down quickly in numbers.
If we play like this against Arsenal on Saturday we will be on the wrong end of a heavy defeat.
Got better in the second half has the midfield started to take control of the game.

Snodgrass looked dangerous all night and it was another terrific strike to equalise.

We looked the more likely to go on and win after the goal as Schmeichel had little to do.

Still conceding soft goals and we seem to keep switching off. Both goals were easily avoidable and it`s the same old story.

Losing Sam was a huge blow as he was playing wide and Watt was through the middle. I honestly believe if he hadn`t gone off injured we would have gone on to win.



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 January 5 2011
Time: 3:33PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC On Loan Defender Open To A Permanent Leeds Deal

On loan Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley says he would be open to a permanent move to Leeds United in the summer if the opportunity arises

LUFC On This Day - February 24th

A look back at what happened on this day February 24th in the history of Leeds United.

Monk - We Really Appreciate The Part The Fans Have Played

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk says it is vitally important that the players and fans stick together

LUFC Mowatt - It Was Right Time To Leave Leeds

Former Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt has spoken for the first time about his surprise at leaving the club in January and making the move to Barnsley

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Sheffield Wednesday?
Suggested By:
Win76%
Lose15%
Draw9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
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)

Feb 25 2017 12:30PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 3 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71216
2.deslondon115
3.Tiny T70
4.Spanky White58
5.@OxonWhite50
6.Oyper41
7.SimonTVW39
8.King Billy37
9.bago36
10.ultraleeds35
Vital Football Comment