Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC New Season, New Midfield

LUFC New Season, New Midfield

New Season, New Midfield

Nathan Brien continues with his weekly article, this time he looks at the Leeds midfield.

There were a lot of debates about our midfield, the defensive side left a lot to be desired. This was evident in a terrible goal difference of eleven last season. With no defensive style midfielders the defensive was left exposed numerous times in season, conceding quick fire goals against the run of play cost us dearly.

With Bradley Johnson and Neil Kilkenny leaving us this summer, it leaves us needing two replacements. In my opinion the chance to finally bring in a defensive style player, we craved last season. For one I think Kilkenny slowed the pace of our attacks last season, took time to execute the ball. Johnson was used as the more defensive midfielder last season, and his positional sense was awful at times. I really believe that we can do better than those two, I think deep down a lot of Leeds fans were not gutted by these two departures.

I would love to have a balance in midfield of both defensive and attacking, Howson with freedom to express his ability more, and a player behind him protecting the defence. Last season we had a young inconsistent midfield and got away with it a bit, this season we cannot afford to.

Nathan gives us his thought`s every Monday on Vital Leeds.

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with almost 200 members since it`s formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.

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.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum.


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


Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!


Vital Leeds on: facebook

Vital Leeds on: twitter


Writer:Dazza71
Date:Monday June 27 2011
Time: 7:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC On This Day - March 26th

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

LUFC Former Striker Turned Down Championship Opportunity

Former Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci could have been lining up against his former club at the Madejski Stadium next Saturday after admitting Reading tried to sign him last summer

LUFC Wood Continues Hot-Streak Whilst On International Duty

Chris Wood helped fire New Zealand closer to a Oceanic Play-off after scoring in their 2-0 win against Fiji

LUFC On This Day - March 25th

A look back at what happened on this day March 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)

Signing of the Season?
Suggested By:
Green16%
Ayling16%
Bartley28%
Jansson30%
Grimes1%
O'Kane1%
Hernandez3%
Roofe1%
Pedraza1%
Pedraza1%
Sacko1%
Roofe1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71138
2.deslondon84
3.King Billy82
4.Tiny T64
5.Oyper31
6.erni30
7.Spanky White30
8.SimonTVW28
9.ultraleeds23
10.@OxonWhite21
The Vital Football Members League