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LUFC Opposition fans view - Doncaster

1879Rovers has kindly offered to mark the Leeds players on how he felt they played against Doncaster on Saturday.

Kasper Schmeichel 6
Eric Lichaj 5
Andy O`Brien 6
Leigh Bromby 6
George McCartney 5
John Howson 9
Max Gradel 9
Neil Kilkenny 7
Bradley Johnson 7
Robert Snodgrass 8
Luciano Becchio 7

Summary
Leeds look formidable as an attacking force but defensively you look very poor and I think that is shown in how I mark your players.

On a day when we hardly ever got into the game, we somehow found ourselves 2-1 ahead early in the second half.

Even after Leeds drew level, Rovers had a couple of good chances to retake the lead.

Both Rovers goals came from similar avenues, with a hopeful ball straight through or over the middle of Leeds central defenders.

The full backs struggled, Franck Moussa gave Lichaj a hard time down the left and McCartney never looked comfortable at left back.

The reason Leeds find themselves where they are in the table is they have an abundance of goals all over the park. Max Gradel gave us the run around all afternoon on one side and as the game wore on Snodgrass tore into the tiring Mills on the other.
Howson never stopped running and with Rovers lacking any spark in the middle, we made it easy for Leeds to knock the ball around in the final third.

You could have quite easily have scored double what you got with some better finishing and I couldn`t believe how many shots Leeds had on goal.

For the rest of the season, unless you sort out your defence then I can`t see Leeds staying where they are as other clubs will make a lot more chances than Rovers did.

As for us, we can use all the injuries as an excuse but we still need a few more wins to guarantee safety.
On today`s performance and with teams near the bottom picking up points, we still have some work to do.


Thanks 1879Rovers for your views.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 6 2011

Time: 4:34PM

Your Comments

1879 Has got the team marks just about right and I hope Grayson reads this...Like he said we wont get it easy from some of the better teams? If we dont get the defence sorted quick we wont be in 6tth place for long more like 16th place...After a good win against Donny and other results going Leeds way at the moment we're sitting pretty...If Grayson isn't making empty promises and brings in the players we badly need we'll have a good chance of going up auto!...
iwa
We've all said the same about the defence for over 2 years and we still can't get it right
Tiny T
Doncaster looked a poor side with no real bite. They hardly got across the half way line and on the odd occasion they did they caused us problems. I think he's trying to say what we have been saying all season. If he was bitter do you think he would have scored the midfield and strikers so highly.
dazza71
 

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