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LUFC Leeds fans view v Middlesbrough

LUFC Leeds fans view v Middlesbrough

Leeds United won their first game under Neil Warnock on Sunday at Middlesbrough and here is a fans view from the game.

Lonergan 7

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.

Connolly 7
He was solid and dependable and looks like he could do well for Warnock after so long out of the first team.

Lees 8
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.

Robinson 8
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.

Snodgrass 7
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.

Clayton 8
Chased, harried, snapped and battled for Leeds along with Brown all afternoon.

Brown 8
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.

White 8
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.

McCormack 8
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.

Becchio 8
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.

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Date:Monday March 12 2012
Time: 4:03PM

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