Leeds lost on Saturday, and were the victims of both their own downfall, and poor referring decision.
Some of the football Leeds played in the first half was incredibly easy on the eye. The passing and movement was fantastic, and in Adryan, Leeds have a player with bags of potential-his movement and willingness to get on the ball were particular high points. It was the Brazilian who went closest to opening th scoring-a stunning 20 yard curler superbly saved. Within a minute though, Leeds took the lead-Doukara firing home following a couple of corners.
At half time, Leeds looked in control, and Blackburn not really looking like scoring.
Leeds though, shot themselves in the foot-and not for the first time. Silverstri hesitated, Cooper wasn't sure, and Rhodes fired into an empty net when the goalkeeper eventually went to clear it, and hit the defenders legs.
Leeds still could have won though-Antanucci, who was quieter than of late, ran onto a through ball and hit a great left foot shot across the keeper, but hit the upright.
Blackburn were then reduced to 10 men with 10 minutes to go following a 2nd yellow, but it was the home team who took the points. Former Leeds 'player' Luke Varney has a history of going down easily, and didn't disappoint with 2 minutes to go-Sam Byram breathed near him, and Varney was in full Tom Daley mode before the right back was within a yard of him. The referee bought it and Rhodes hit the winner.
Like I say, some of Leeds' play is excellent, and there is much to be optimistic about-but we're in the results business, and we seem incapable of maintaining our performance for a ful game.
This season was always about building, and, unlike some of the doom mongers, don't fear relegation at all-however, a few scrappy wins wouldn't go amiss right now.