Reet. A classic example of growing into the game if I ever saw one. The first ten minutes it was all them. After that we just edged more and more into the game until we scored. The second half we just continued in that manner. Silvestri barely had a save to make - certainly zero in the first half.
I said to Placid on the way in that it's been 10 games since I saw Leeds lose in the flesh. I'm glad I didn't jinx it. I've just been on a Derby site - fuck me I thought we were a bunch of moaning cunts. Apparently we'e still shit and if we think that performance was decent we must be mentally deficient. And we're still dirty as fuck. And the ref bottled it. Blah, blah...
One concern is there's no way we can play like that each week. Half the team collapsed to the pitch on the final whistle. But I'm prepared to be proved wrong.
There was good atmosphere with 26,000 turning up - nice to see the lower stands pretty much full.
A few special mentions; exceptional tackling from Warnock who was captain for the day. Cook and Mowatt again played beyond their years. Both finishes from Mirco were hardly simple - both needed placing in the right spot which he did.
The defence relaxed after the first goal which saw better passing out to Doukara from then on. There was certainly less wild clearances. We still need to work on our passing through midfield. The final ball to the front men is still lacking somewhat. I'm excluding Bianchi from that statement who seems to be able to consistently deliver a decent ball throughout the match.
Austin looked fucked after 5 minutes.
Let's see how we fare against Ipswich.