Your Leeds United views: Relegation seems like only way out of Championship

Aspiration, tactics and tracking back have been dominating debate among the Leeds United faithful.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th January 2016, 7:14 am
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2016, 7:19 am
Luke Murphy and Josh McEachran fight for the ball.
 PIC: Bruce Rollinson
Luke Murphy and Josh McEachran fight for the ball. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

John Lumb, Ferrybridge

How on earth are Leeds United supposed to get out of this division (Championship)?

We are serving up is dross, week in-week out!

And the players they are bringing in are, to say the least, average.

I’m afraid they are in this division for a long, long time –unless they get relegated that is!

Tracking back is really kids’ play

Leeds and proud, via website

It doesn’t matter what formation we (Leeds United) play because if players are just going to allow someone to run 40 yards without a challenge and then score, well, what can you do?

Even as a kid you’re taught to close down players and track your man’s run!

It’s time to talk proper tactics

BattyIsALegend, via website

I have to laugh when people start talking (Leeds United) tactics, but clearly do not have a clue.

A 4-4-2 could work, but last night (Tuesday against Brentford) Luke Murphy was poor, Lewis Cook, on the left, was a mistake, and Chris Wood was taken off which changed the gaffer’s plans.

Brentford cut through the centre mostly due to the lack of mobility in the centre (of Leeds United’s line-up), and I mean Murphy and Liam Cooper.

Their goal was evidence of this. It took a while but (head coach) Steve Evans eventually made the right choices in taking Murphy off and putting on a proper ball-winner in ‘big Dave’ (Toumani Diagouraga). I am really confused at what Murphy brings. He is poor technically and doesn’t provide much defensively or offensively.

Cook cannot be judged from performances out of position. At the moment he may be best served in the hole of a 4-2-3-1 in front of Diagouraga and Liam Bridcutt, allowing Cook time to create for Souleymane Doukara, who is a beast.

Mustapha Carayol and Stuart Dallas can provide flexibility out wide that can see us transition from a defensive 4-4-1-1 to a 4-2-3-1.

It’s not difficult, just round pegs in round holes.

A new centre-back and right-back would improve us immensly, but spending time in the right formation will also add value.

Evans is a good and likeable manager who we need to get behind, and it is rare that someone admits a mistake. Let’s all give him time and get behind him ... Like proper fans would.