Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.
Hi Brendan, what on earth is happening to Leeds and was it a good move for Neil Warnock to say that half the team will be leaving? Who do you want to stay?
Basically many of the players are not good enough. That’s what it looks like and the manager has already said that he is going to have a big clear out at the end of the season.
Neil said he knows which four or five players he is going to keep and which ones he is going to get rid of, but you look at it now and who are they? It’s 10 games that they have lost at home?
You can’t expect to win anything if you lose 10 games at home in a season.
You have to say it’s been disappointing over these last two or three seasons and we have had a young team coming through with a load of loan players.
But that doesn’t do the club any good and it doesn’t do the team any good – Neil has got to get some of his players into the club on long-term contracts.
He’s got to bring quality in, bring some better players in for everyone can see what is needed.
For me, we need some experience in there and someone who has been around a bit – a player with a reputation.
I can understand Neil saying that he needs a clear out and I can understand why he has said it, but when the players hear that they are going to react in one of two ways .
They are either going to think “well I’m not going to give 100 per cent if I am on the way out”.
They could decide to see it through until the end of the season and not appear really bothered how the season finishes.’
On the other hand, they may say “I am going to do my best until the end of the season and I’m going to perform well and sell myself to someone else”.
You don’t like to think about players not giving 100 per cent but it does happen.
Some of them might not like Neil – the way he manages and the way he talks to them and some of them if they know they are leaving might just be going through the motions until the end of the season.
As for who I’d like to see stay – I would say Robert Snodgrass, Ross McCormack and Michael Brown who I think has done all right from what I’ve seen so far. I feel Brown was unlucky to get sent off against Derby.
Luciano Becchio is still a good player and I think Paul Robinson is a decent left-back who will get stuck in –- no doubt about it as he has been around a bit.
Then there’s Adam Clayton – he’s not done too bad and Aidy White, who Neil likes but there’s not a lot more really.