Leeds United: Warnock has to take his share of the blame - Ormsby

Neil Warnock.
Neil Warnock.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hi Brendan. What a shambles at LUFC at the moment! Losing 6-1 at home, all over the place on and off the pitch; we are no further forward from last year. For me, the manager has to got to take his share of the blame as well.

Paul Davey, Wortley

OF course, he has. Neil is the manager and he picks the team.

I know people are starting to get worried and while I said last week it should be a couple of weeks before we really start worrying and panicking, Saturday was rank bad.

A result like that – even though we ended with nine men and had a player sent off – was one I couldn’t believe..

I am not sure how long Neil has been here, but it is long enough now. He has now brought his own players in and made his mark on the club and how he wants them to play.

Yes, we know Neil needs further new players and it has not happened yet. But he still has to take his share of the blame for that result.

I know people will point the finger and say we only had nine men, but you have seen teams in the past battle and even hold on with ten or nine men.

But to lose 6-1 is just embarrassing, to be honest.

I have played in a few games like that and been on the end of such scorelines and it is just humiliating.

Neil cannot say now that the team is a Simon Grayson one. He has got rid of a lot of Simon’s lads. It’s his team and he picks the tactics and the buck stops with the manager and he has to take some responsibility as do the players.

The players’ excuse is that they were down to nine men.

But you just have to roll up your sleeves and work that bit harder.

People will go on about the off-the-field stuff with the takeover. But that is nothing to do with what happened on Saturday.


The players are not out on the pitch thinking: ‘I hope these Arabs or whoever they are who want to buy the club are here and I hope we get paid.’

They are just concentrating on the match and getting a good result and putting in a good performance.

After a hammering like last weekend, with one or two suspensions and injuries as well, it would be interesting to see what side we will put out.

We will certainly see the character of the team and how they come back from Watford.

After a defeat like last weekend, Millwall is probably the worst place you could go to.

It is not exactly friendly and will be a real atmosphere down there.

The Leeds players will have to be men and stand up or they will get hammered again.

They need to forget about last weekend and look forward to Millwall and show what they are made of.

Are they big and strong enough to take it?

We will soon find out...

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