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LUFC Fans view v Coventry City

Tiny T gives us his usual fans view from the games at Elland Road.

This time after the 1-1 home draw with Coventry City.


Rachubka 3
Little to do, one decent save in the first half and until the major gaff at the end nothing really to mention. His kicking is woeful and distribution slow.

Connolly 7
Solid at the back and got forward to support Snoddy.

Lees 7
Another good game in the middle and getting a good understanding with O'Dea.

O'Dea 7
Like his partner, hardly put a foot wrong. A striker`s goal put us one up, with a good strike from a tight angle across the keeper.

White 7 Star man
Like the rest of the defence solid and attacked well down the left.

Snodgrass 6
A better first half display, though he needs to stop trying to beat everyone when the easy ball is on.

Clayton 5
Better in the first half and should have scored in the second. Played deeper has the game wore on and gave the ball away.

Howson 5
Like his midfield partner, he has had better days at the office. Guilty of leaving too much space between the front two and the midfielders.

Pugh 5
Like the rest of midfield, too deep and gave the ball away too easily.

Keogh 6
Hard working display.

McCormack 6
How did he miss? Open goal and easier to score but...
He defended from the front.

Substitutes
Forssell 4

Little ball to work off and dropped deeper to help the midfield.

Becchio 3
See above comments but looks tired, missing pre-season is showing.

Vayrynen 3
Followed the rest of the midfield with a weak performance

Summary
The goal was a farce under no pressure, Sprake mk2. Dropped the ball at the strikers feet, his distribution was a joke and were now without Lonergan for six weeks, we may have a problem. Do we need to loan an emergency Keeper?

Grayson`s bench is mystifying, why have two big strikers on the bench? I would have one of them and possibly Nunez to play the McCormack role.

We played on the back foot for most of the game, a better side than Coventry would have gone away with three points. The defence is well marshalled and defending as a unit and deserved better from those playing in front of them as the midfield gave the ball away too much.

Disappointing crowd and it was quiet/flat as well with little atmosphere created, most of it seemed halfhearted.

Looking forward, we have played better away from home recently so here is hoping for a better game on Saturday and three points.

Congratulations to O'Dea for his first goal for the Club


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 19 2011

Time: 7:10AM

Your Comments

I think Rachubka is a more than capable goalkeeper. The big problem for him now is mental. Can he put the clanger out of his mind. It's going to put him under so much more pressure. Unfortunately in his position if you make a mistake you usually get punished. He is going to be under pressure on Saturday and Peterborough seem to score freely at home so let us hope he can bounce back. The one good thing from last night is the defence look more and more solid. Nothing then can do about a goalkeeper error, otherwise they were heading for a third clean sheet in a row. Missed chances proved costly, got to start putting games to bed.
dazza71
Missed chances and too much showboating when we were on top cost us dear. Once again Johnny Howson went totally missing when the going got tough in the secind half and Graysons inexplicable double substitution of Keogh and McCormack for a pair of statues in Forssell and Becchio made the matter worse. It was the midfield that needed changing but it appears Howson is bomb-proof no matter how poorly he is playing.
erni
We are winning and losing midfield why didn't we revert to 4-5-1 to tighten up then push on
Tiny T
Tuesday was just one of those nights, unfortunately they happen. Lets see how we can now respond. Glass half full not half empty.
king billy
Tuesday was just one of those nights, unfortunately they happen. Lets see how we can now respond. Glass half full not half empty.
king billy
 

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