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Friday, 20 September 2013

Where now for McDermott and Leeds?

It was close, so close. But come the ninety sixth minute Leeds capitulated and conceded yet another goal from a set piece. That's something that has to be worked on as Father Brian admits.

But much more of a concern is, as Father Brian terms it, the inability of his players to "work" the opposition keeper. You can't win games if you can't score goals and, unfortunately, with his contract now extended, Ross McCormack has suddenly stopped smashing  them home.

This was always going to be the problem, which is why it is odd that money wasn't invested in a striker and a winger. Varney and McCormack have exceeded their career goals per game ratios but still, with Hunt goal less, Leeds remain one of the lowest scorers in the division.

Of course, QPR are proving that you don't need to score shed loads to win games, providing you remain solid at the back, but even 'Arry's team failed to secure victory against Brighton because they aren't putting the ball in the net. The difference between QPR and Leeds is that the London club has strikers who you would back to score regularly in this division, if fit, and midfield players you would expect to create. So the Hoops are on top of the table without yet hitting their straps; whilst Leeds are eleventh after, what most agree, has been an excellent start to the season.

Father Brian has talked about "moving on quickly" after the Reading defeat but where are the goals going to come from, exactly? Should Poleon start? What about Hell Hadji? Or maybe Smith? The trouble is, none of them are out and out goal scorers which shows that, for all his limitations, Leeds are still missing Becchio.

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  2. how was McCormack extending his contract "always going to be a problem" for him scoring goals... please explain?

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  3. You will get all the usual posts telling you to go away, to hell or back to the Boleyn, but you are absolutely right.

    However what is true that whilst we are 4th from bottom in the goal scoring list we are 2nd from top in goals conceded. We all know that success stems from a solid defence here's hoping.

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  4. Onwards, Forwards And Upwards! MOT MOT MOT

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  5. Oh Troll, All these questions you pose, all these answers to strive to find, you're gonna have a stroke if you keep up with this level of worrying, and for wot? A team you detest, why bother?

    You should be worrying about things like where are West Ham's goals are gonna come from! But then again you're heart isn't with West Ham anymore is it Jack?

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  6. If only you could be our manager cockney boy,then we could all start dreaming of the promised land.tell us something we dont know.untill gfh dig deep into their bottomless pit,then we have to make do with what we have got.a win against burnley,then everything is rosy again at ls11......morning jack

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  7. A story about a shorgtage of goals coming from a west ham fan ; hillarious Neville , fucking hillarious

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  8. another goal from a setpiece?? please tell me how many you think that is hf....

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  9. Fair comment.That,s your 1/20 sensible comment.Expecting some proper nonsense for a few weeks if your normal sensible to idiotic post ratio is maintained.

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  10. Whats your prediction for Saturday Jack/Hammersfanyboy...MOT

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    1. I think Leeds are a good bet to win this week! and the price is reasonable....Jack

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  11. Good comment. It's very worrying, our forward weakness. Our defence is never going to be strong enough to support on a consistent basis 1-0 victories, or even defend regularly 0-0 draws; I doubt QPR will succeed this way too. What may have once have been a feasible route to success is now ruled out by offence-friendly laws and the 3 points for a win rule. If we don't sort our attacking problem soon, I can see us struggling to improve on last season's position, our intelligent and charming new Manager notwithstanding.

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    2. stop posting to yourself

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  12. the next game idiot

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  13. People agreeing, do you know what your talking about?! Being compared to QPR ffs! Arry has been in charge of them slightly longer than us and had/has better players not to mention the £££ to bring more in at Xmas if needed......oh I can't be arsed even finishing this post

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  14. I can not argue that we need somebody to score goals, but, and there is a but, why not sack hunt off, try McCormack up front with diouf behind? Worth a try if diouf is fit, I know we still need a goal scorer tho! Maybe send Smith on loan to play more mins and hall has gone to the blunts so we have two wages free's up then to go towards a goal scorer!

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  15. Where now for McDermott and Leeds? Erm............ I think they are at home..... to Burnley......I read it some where? hope that helps Hammerjack x x x

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  16. Why the infatuation with leeds??! Im leeds and dont give a fuck about wet spam, or any other club for that matter!!! Turn it in dickhead, get a life ffs

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