Date:Monday March 12 2012
Leeds United won their first game under Neil Warnock on Sunday at Middlesbrough and here is a fans view from the game.
He had little to do for most of the game. Commanded his six-yard box when needed and looks better since having the responsibility of captaincy taken away from him. He did make a mistake in the dying seconds that almost cost Leeds a goal.
He was solid and dependable and looks like he could do well for Warnock after so long out of the first team.
When Warnock watched him against Doncaster I am sure he must have been looking at finding a replacement but he is now back to the defender who first broke into the first team in August.
O`Dea 9 Man of the match
He was being lambasted by the fans until recently and was known has O`Dear.
He was dominant along with Lees on Sunday in the centre of defence and definitely his best game for Leeds by a long way.
If this is the sort of player Neil Warnock is looking to bring into Elland Road, then bring it on. He looks like he would run through a brick wall for the cause. He made one crunching tackle right in front of us, much to the delight of the fans and then made a great clearance of the line with his head.
He scored the first and could have had more. For once, he was overshadowed by most of his teammates but he played well enough. I would prefer him on the right and White on the left.
Chased, harried, snapped and battled for Leeds along with Brown all afternoon.
Why did we not see this Brown under Simon Grayson? He has been fantastic since Warnock arrived. His afternoon would have been capped off had Webber picked him out to score in the closing stages.
He worried the Middlesbrough defence all afternoon and played a crucial part in the first goal. I would like to see him be more confident in the final third. He seems not to know what to do when in good positions. He could score quite a few goals if he had more confidence.
No goals, but it was probably his most hardworking game in a Leeds shirt. He set up Becchio for an easy tap in and led from the front.
He worked hard all afternoon. He was winning headers, holding the ball up and he never gave the defenders a minutes rest bite. He scored the second goal. He must like the Riverside.
Webber, Pugh and Forssell all came on in the closing minutes. Webber had one run and should have done better for Michael Brown who was unmarked and had busted a gut to get into the box.
A first win for Warnock and one that has given us all the belief that we can still make the play-offs.
On this form, there is no reason why we can`t. I cannot get over the transformation of players in less than a month.
We look like we have a team of new signings. Players who have been at Elland Road for a long time suddenly look different players.
For two seasons, we have been crying out for a solid defence, a solid midfield that worked their socks off and all along, they were already at the club.
I cannot wait now for West Ham. Win on Saturday and we will be on a roll and the play offs will be insight.
A difficult decision to pick out an individual for man of the match but I picked a player who made the biggest improvement on his last few games.
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 over 200 members since its 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.
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
To visit the message board, click here.
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 .
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:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Monday March 12 2012
LUFC On This Day - September 4th (Friday September 4 2015)
LUFC Bamba named Player of the Month (Thursday September 3 2015)
LUFC On This Day - September 3rd (Thursday September 3 2015)
LUFC Leeds United Summer Transfer Rumours Round-Up (Wednesday September 2 2015)
LUFC Ajose leaves Leeds to join Swindon (Wednesday September 2 2015)
LUFC On This Day - September 2nd (Wednesday September 2 2015)
LUFC Stokes and Phillips on target in Leeds win (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Best Transfer Window In Years (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Summer Trialist Joins Rovers (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Botaka completes move to Leeds United (Tuesday September 1 2015)
|10. Leeds Utd||5||1||4||0||1||7|
|11. MK Dons||5||2||1||2||1||7|
|A Rude Interruption!
» Fulham : 04/09/2015 12:51:01
|RUFC - Tony Was Happy To Get The Call
» Rotherham : 04/09/2015 11:42:01
|RUFC - Evans Explains Captaincy Change
» Rotherham : 04/09/2015 09:22:01
|RUFC - Adam Will Fight To Keep Shirt
» Rotherham : 04/09/2015 09:16:01
|Double Albion Award!
» Brighton : 04/09/2015 08:46:01