Blues go down 1-0 at Leeds and Andy Munro reflects ruefully.
It was always going to be a tough ask at Elland road and any result would have been a bonus but it was not to be. This, of course, makes our next two home matches critical if we are not going to get dragged into a relegation fight. It’s a matter of keeping the faith, which I’m personally prepared to do particularly if we can repeat the standard of entertaining football I saw when we beat Boro.
As regards, the Leeds match, many are blaming lee Camp for the goal but it certainly wasn’t in the ‘absolute howler’ category. Yes, maybe he could have done better but generally his displays for us this season have been decent, I’m not sure David Stockdale would do any better and it’s probably a little soon for the Madrid youngster.
It was pleasing to see Pep stick with the team that outplayed Boro and although there was little room to play football in the first half against the high pressing opposition, Blues clicked into gear for most of the second and gave as good, if not more, than they got. A few fans felt the wrong player was subbed in the shape of Dan Crowley but to be fair, Villablanca had an excellent game.
I really hope that Pep sticks with his ball playing midfielders other than maybe giving Jacques Maghoma a run, or maybe jefferson Montero, who is almost fully fit and an undoubted talent if he can get on the ball. However, the one fact remains is our inability to sign somebody to play down the middle with pace to complement the Juke. Let’s hope that can be rectified in the transfer window as it could come back to haunt us.