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Tough Task for Promotion

By Rich B
February 25 2013

Leeds United goalless draw away to Blackburn on Saturday did nothing to help a late push for promotion, leaving the Whites six points outside of the play off places and games running out.

Despite dominating possession, Leeds failed to created many chances on Saturday, although a clean sheet away from home was a much welcome bonus.  Leeds haven't played well on their travels. picking up just 14 points from a possible 51 and it is their home form that still see's them in touching distance of that ellusive sixth place.

The side is playing better since the arrival of Warnock and Morison in the transfer window, but Leeds are missing a goalscorer since Becchio left, and Morison has not found his form yet.  He opened his tally mid-week against Blackpool but as the side adjusts to the new players, points are being dropped and games are passing by.

It's by no means impossible.  There are 39 points still to play for and it is the final third of a season where a team needs to find form as other will falter, but for Leeds to stand any real chance, they must start collecting points away from home and Saturday was a real chance that has now passed.

Leeds host a visit from Millwall on Saturday follwed by a visit to Leicester on Tuesday.  Maximum points in both games should see us move closer to the top six with Leceister currently 8 points ahead in the fifth spot.

It's not over, but it's going to be difficult.

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Tough Task for Promotion
Discussion started by Unofficial Leeds United (IP Logged), 25/02/2013 07:50
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25/02/2013 08:11
its a tough hill to hoe for sure flids but its still acheivable so theres nowt to lose by getting in behind the lads and we will see what we will see later---lets have a fun ride anyways and hopefully the other cnuts will hit a speed bump-smoking smileyi just hope we can learn to bury teams--blackbum we should have rodgered to be fair-(Sm153)

and just remember--boro who were 3rd a few weeks ago have taken only 4 points from the last possible 27--(Sm122)

and wolves may get relegated--evening halesowen lol-(Sm150)


adil salahi
25/02/2013 21:38
We are still talking about promotion in a season when we hardly shown any consistency. The fact that we almost celebrate a clean sheet in a game when the home side did not show much is very significant. It is as if we feel than any team can score against us when we play away from home. A side that hopes for promotion should be able to win such games as we had at Blackburn. A player of the old days who won a champion's medal said: winning the title is achieved by winning 1-0 instead of drawing 0-0. I feel that we should lament the fact that Blackburn ended up with a clean sheet more than we commend our clean sheet. I think that promotion this year is a mile too far. Nevertheless, I will be most delighted if I am proven wrong.

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