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  • Andrew Andrew Mar 5, 2012 21:53 Flag

    Hull v Leeds

    'Any thoughts on team line-ups for this match?
    Leeds are almost out of contention for a play-off place but, going by Neil Warnock's comments, we can affect the teams most likely to finish in the top six.
    I can see Colin blocking the Tigers' chances by playing a spoiling game and doing unto Hull what Soton did to Leeds.

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    • Andy, you have Lonergan to thank for that! The draw did neither team any good, but then again nobody lost, nobody won either!

    • Whenever we have a chance of scoring it seems our strikers go limp - shooting wide, hitting the woodwork or knocking balls to the keeper. The football equivalent of erectile dysfunction or what!
      While it is great to see us improving our defence, it is embarrassing that our striking ability has lost its mojo - good build up but poor finishing.
      Hull played us for patsies. They controlled midfield (Clayton, brilliant against Southampton, wasn‘t in the game at the KC Stadium), won every second challenge, and their centre backs bossed the final third.
      I know Leeds players gave their all on Saturday and may have had tired legs, but Hull had a tough game on Saturday too.
      The difference between Hull and Leeds was, probably, that Hull signed many of the players Larry wanted to build a winning side. Therefore, Colin is left to make the most out of his predecessor’s second choices. For this reason, 0-0 is a good result against the Tigers.

    • At least Colin seems to have sorted out our defence, though the match report makes it sounds like Lonergan took some inspiration from Kelvin Davis and performed admirably.

      Just need to start banging in some goals now...

    • If we do win tonight and @ Boro then we will be looking at a possible 30k crowd at Elland Road tickets selling well M.O.T

    • I don' think that playing a spoiling game is in Warnock's game plan Andy.He has nothing to lose and all to gain. I think he will go for it with a 442 formation. I hope Danny Webber and Snoddy play the wide men. Brown and Clayton in the middle. Interesting to see if the back four that finished the game start.
      Prediction : The Tigers to be caged in by Warnock's Who Dares Win tactics. Leeds to steal the day. A draw either way is pretty useless for both teams so therefore it should be a very open game. MOT