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LUFC Leeds Fan View v Blackburn

Tiny T gives us his usual fans view from Elland Road as Leeds United went down to a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

Kenny 5

He stood little chance with either of the goals. Should he have played though?

Lees 6
Solid enough and a couple of good last ditch tackles but distribution too slow when the pace needed upping.

Zaliukas 6
Calm enough but at fault for the first goal when he didn't follow the runner.

Pearce 6
Like his defensive partners, solid without being quick enough. Also can take fault for the first goal.

Byram 4
Missing in the first half, improved in the second and an assist for the goal, which was down to persistence.

Austin 2
When will the captain stand up? Yet another poor performance, giving the ball away to easily.

Mowatt 4
Lacklustre first half when the midfield went missing. He nearly got the equaliser when he hit the bar.

Murphy 4
Great tackle which would have meant game over had he not made it but he gave the ball away too much.

Pugh 5
Couple of decent crosses and he worked hard but it is not enough.

McCormack 4
In and out of the game. I would like to see him closer to Smith rather than dropping deep.

Smith 6 Star man
Got the goal and won most in the air but had little support from any of his strike partners.

Subs

Ariyibi 5

Some decent tricks up his sleeve and he was blocked off in the box, anywhere else on the field it is a foul.

Poleon 2
He Brings nothing to change a game.

Brown 3
Took him just two minutes to get his customary booking.

Summary
Poor first half with the team booed off at Half time. Pearce and Zaliukas at fault for the first goal and a quality cross and defence asleep for the second.

Second half, there was an improvement, or did Rovers back off a little? We got back into the game and but for the bar we might have got a draw but we are limited how we play and with what comes off the bench.

Yet another poor referee, how do we get them all at Elland Road? Second half, two Rovers players need attention, receive it yet neither leave the pitch after treatment. Leeds players booked for tackles, where has similar sort of tackle by Rovers and no players booked - He had a mare and should own up to it.

Looking forward, cup this weekend and McDermott has time to get player/players in before the next League fixture.



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Date:Thursday January 2 2014

Time: 8:00AM

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