UK time is: 11:28:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

LUFC McDermott - Humiliating for all of us

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott says it was a public humiliation after seeing his side lose 6-0 in the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday in front of the live Sky TV cameras.

Leeds came into the game on the back of an embarrassing cup exit at Rochdale last weekend. McDermott and the players were slated by the fans at the end of the game, something he said he never wanted to go through again but unfortunately, it got worse at Sheffield Wednesday as Leeds produced another totally inept performance.

Speaking after the defeat at Hillsborough, McDermott said, "After that, in a local derby, it`s public humiliation as far as I`m concerned.

"It has to start on Sunday morning and I`ll go back to basics with this team to do whatever we`ve got to do as a group.

"That was just unbelievable. It doesn`t matter about being lower than the Rochdale game, that`s just humiliating for all of us.

"I don`t distance myself from the players because I`m part of the group. We`ve had a good run to get to 35 points, but we`re having a poor time now.

"It`s a terrible time for Leeds United, the supporters and us."


After a slow start to the game by both sides, Reda Johnson scored from close range to give the Owls the lead on 20 minutes.

The home side doubled their lead just before the break when Atdhe Nuhiu was found unmarked at the back post to slide home.

Matt Smith was brought on by McDermott at half time to add some bite to the attack but his afternoon lasted less than two-minutes when he was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Johnson, catching the Wednesday defender in the face with his shoulder.

Connor Wickham and Chris Maguire added two more goals before an hour was on the clock before substitute, Caolan Lavery came off the bench to score twice in the last ten minutes to inflict Leeds heaviest league defeat in 55-years.


Join The Vital Debate

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 Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.


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: facebook



Vital Leeds on: twitter


Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 11 2014

Time: 8:45PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC On This Day - December 18th (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Redfearn to finally land his man (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 17th (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC Leeds miss out on cash windfall (Tuesday December 16 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 16th (Tuesday December 16 2014)

LUFC McCormack - I'll be back one day (Monday December 15 2014)

LUFC Leeds hit with transfer embargo (Monday December 15 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 15th (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Leeds Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 239
2. deslondon 62
3. erni 56
4. King Billy 52
5. Tiny T 47
6. SimonTVW 33
7. Oyper 22
8. ultraleeds 13
9. 1972Glory 12
10. trickyfandango 10

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25
16. Reading 21 7 4 10 -10 25
17. Huddersfield 21 6 6 9 -11 24
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23
20. Bolton 20 6 4 10 -6 22
21. Rotherham 21 4 9 8 -10 21

Breaking League News

Lascelles Bailed!!
Forest : 18/12/2014 10:37:00
Gary Doherty Announces Retirement
Norwich : 18/12/2014 10:37:00
Could Graham and Clarke be the answer?
Wolves : 18/12/2014 10:00:00
Clarke: We can spend in January
Reading : 18/12/2014 10:00:00
RUFC - Head-to-Head v Wigan
Rotherham : 18/12/2014 09:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will we be in the relegation zone at the turn of the year?
Suggested By:  
Yes 58%
No 42%