A decent game to end Leeds United’s pre-season friendlies, this is purely my opinion on how everyone played.

GK – Rob Green – 7 – Not the best game but pulled off one or two world-class saves, you could hear him talking a lot more than Silvestri and that’s already a massive bonus.



  1. Too many average, similar players in our squad.
    In attack we did very little, and in defence we looked fragile.
    Sol was sloppy and Bartley was no better than Cooper, and too casual.
    Too much like Sol!!!!
    Viera was really good, as was Roofe, but I saw nothing to make me think we would not be strugglers this season again.
    Of all the players we have brought in I can only see Roofe starting at QPR.
    It makes no sense at all to have a big clearout, and then bring in more benchwarmers.
    Cellino has stiffed us again.

    • Have to disagree with you in general, but in particular about Bartley. Like Bamba? What an insult to the lad! He was where we needed him, every minute of the match. Didn’t put a foot wrong. No better than Cooper? I personally rate Cooper, and look forward to his partnership with Bartley.

      Oh, and Roofe is the only newcomer to start at QPR, is he? So who exactly is going to partner Bamba at CB? An injured Cooper who has had zero game time this season? Please enlighten us.

      And why has Cellino stiffed us again? Monk is calling the shots – he’s already thrown suggestions out. That’s why the recruitment has slowed right down.

  2. You’ve captured my thoughts exactly, but for 2 players:

    Diagouraga – I thought he had a good game. Closed down space, made tackles & interceptions, & played the simple ball. Exactly what we pay him to do. 8/10 for me.

    Sahko – very unconvincing for me. I only counted 2 crosses, and both were ill-timed Although he crossed in the right areas, a slight delay would have allowed more targets into the box. I also believe that his first cross shouldn’t have been a cross – he should have been brave enough to run at the keeper & go for goal. He actually looked detached from play for most of the half, and either didn’t tackle back or was slow to do so, exposing inexperienced Coyle. I hate when wingers do that. Fingers crossed, though!

  3. No way was Taylor an 8 at best a 6 – I’m a big fan but didn’t get involved in the game.

    Sacko – again defo not an 8 and was more like a 6. He made a very slow start, giving away possession but got more involved towards the end but wouldn’t feel with him starting going into the season.

    Mowatt was extremely disappointing as was Bamba.

    I thought Wood deserved a 7. He did everything asked of him and tucked away the penalty really well.

    Viera by far the best player on the pitch.

    We clearly need another centre half, left back (no real cover – lets get Henry), exp centre midfield (maybe Bridcutt), winger (Pritchard?)


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