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LUFC Leeds fans view v Nottingham Forest

Tiny T gives us his usual Leeds United fans view from the game at Elland Road.

After the disappointment of midweek when Leeds were beaten at home by Hull, Tiny reports this time on the win over previously unbeaten Nottingham Forest.

Kenny 6
Some good saves but a howler for the goal. If you cannot see when it is sunny, wear a cap. Looks like he pulled his groin as well.

Lees 7
Moved to right back for this and put in a good shift. He got forward at times and he moved to centre half when Peltier got injured. He could have scored when his bullet header just passed the post with Camp beaten.

Peltier 7
Switched to the middle of the defence and he didn't let the side down with some robust defending and kept Blackstock relatively quiet.

Pearce 7
Solid defensively with either partner and took the armband when Peltier went off.

Drury 7
Hard working full back, no frills and he does not give much away.

Poleon 6
Took his goal well and odd glimpses of his talent, still raw but this will give him more confidence.

Austin 8
Can we have more like him, a tower in the middle of the park. He even had the strength to make two late runs up the park, the Forest centre half looked scared stiff when he bore down on him in full flight.

Tonge 7
Looking much fitter, a good shift and seems steady alongside Austin.

Byram 8 Star man
Just shaded it from Austin, quick strong and unafraid to try the odd trick, he looks like he's played for a long time in the first eleven and not in his first half dozen matches. Give him a long contract quickly. (Ed note - He signed a new three year deal in August.)

Diouf 8
The catalyst for the side. He was good on the ball and encouraging those around him. However, he does needs to get off the ground when trying to head the ball.

Becchio 7
Great finish but should have done better just before half time. Tireless again and he was tackling back to help out the defence towards the end.

Subs
White 5

He got forward down the right hand side but no end product. Defensively the wrong side of the opponent and he needs to up his game.

Varney 2

I was surprised he came on and once again off the pace.

Gray
Not on long enough but nearly caught out Camp with his quick thinking.


Summary
Much improved display especially defensively; Forest caused some problems especially from long throws, which caught Kenny out.

A solid hardworking performance and a lift for both the players and supporters after last Tuesday night.

Becchio`s first was a beauty but he should have scored again.

He should have got his second before half time but hooked it high over the bar, hard to criticise your top scorer I know.

His dithering did allow Poleon to benefit for the second goal and it was a really neat strike beating Camp at his near post.

The whole team today worked hard and were solid right the way through. The odd hairy moment but we got what we deserved.

Today proved that money does not buy success, our squad is thread bare compared to Forest, who have invested a fair bit of money on players and we looked the better side.

Referee Andy D'Urso proved yet again that he gives us nothing with a string of poor decisions. When will we get a decent Referee?

Looking forward, its Cup Night on Tuesday with the Blue side of Scouse land coming. We will probably get beat but we can expect them to give it a go on today`s performance.



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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Sunday September 23 2012
Time: 8:33AM

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