Poor old Father Brian. He is looking for positives. Desperately looking for positives. But the more he says, the more he sounds like his predecessor, Old Big Gob Warnock.
This time he was explaining that the game of football is all about how big you are and the two boxes. But no, he wasn't talking about a well endowed guy in a dreamy threesome!
Amazingly, according to Father Brian, what happens in the middle of the pitch is of little consequence, it's what happens in the final third that determines the outcome of football matches. Now there's a thing! Who would have thought it? It seems that goals decide games. What a shame Brian didn't receive that revelation before the window closed because he might then have prioritised the signing of a striker who can score goals!
As for the size thing, McDermott hasn't been checking out the players in the changing room, he's commenting on the failure of the referee to award Smith a penalty because he is six foot four. Now that is classic Warnock! What the hell has Smith's height got to do with a penalty award exactly?
Still, Father Brian reckons there are lots of positives to be taken from the game despite losing to a team that couldn't beat West Ham and lost to Hull. Let's not dwell on four defeats in five games and two goals in 450 minutes of football, Leeds competed against the might of Newcastle!