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LUFC Grayson - Players and fans stuck together

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson gave credit to the fans for sticking with the side after coming from behind to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday.

There is unrest with the fans at the moment with the lack of activity in the transfer market and towards club chairman Ken Bates.

With Leeds trailing 2-1 in the final quarter of the game, it could have been a good excuse for many fans to start to get on the backs of the players and officials at the club.

Grayson was delighted with the response of his players and the fans as Leeds turned around the deficit to come away with all three points thanks to a late winner from Ross McCormack.
Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Grayson said, "We got a reaction from everybody, we could have quite easily have been criticised for the situation, but it was a great opportunity for everybody to stick together and get the result. Full credit to the Leeds fans as well."

The fans were given a huge lift with the introduction of fans favourite Luciano Becchio just short of the hour mark for his first appearance since April.

It also saw the introduction of new signing, fellow striker Mikael Forssell.

The pair quickly became involved giving Leeds a better option up front.

Becchio equalised for Leeds on 71 minutes and Forssell set up Ross McCormack for the winner with six minutes remaining.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 11 2011

Time: 9:38AM

Your Comments

Its an easy option to start chanting the anti Bates songs when we are behind. This is when the players on the pitch need us the most. I think too many fans have concentrated on Bates in the terraces this season, rather than supporting the team.
dazza71
Its an easy option to start chanting the anti Bates songs when we are behind. This is when the players on the pitch need us the most. I think too many fans have concentrated on Bates in the terraces this season, rather than supporting the team.
dazza71
You are right Dazza. Demonstrating with us 2-1 down and playing poorly does no one any good. The team can hear it and it was noticable that their performance went even further downhill when the 'anti-Chelsea ' chants started. We had a 17 year old making his debut and a 20 year old on the other flank who were giving 110% and they need support not idiot chants when the chips are down.
erni
You are right Dazza. Demonstrating with us 2-1 down and playing poorly does no one any good. The team can hear it and it was noticable that their performance went even further downhill when the 'anti-Chelsea ' chants started. We had a 17 year old making his debut and a 20 year old on the other flank who were giving 110% and they need support not idiot chants when the chips are down.
erni
Totally agree on this and as they sing ' We are the Morons ' its quiet apt. Forget Bates he's going nowhere.
Tiny T
Totally agree on this and as they sing ' We are the Morons ' its quiet apt. Forget Bates he's going nowhere.
Tiny T
 

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