Whatever it was that Blues did against Middlesbrough last Friday evening, needs a repeat dose.
That game surprised many by the high press dished out by the players, hardly getting any trouble from our opponents. Stunning is not quite the word, but very close, as to the whole energetic display by virtually each player.
Leeds away looks tough on paper and many pundits will mark this down as a home win, however, to repeat our last performance will surely give hope. My lasting thoughts on the Middlesbrough game reminded me of the new era created by our return to the Premier League under Steve Bruce. We had a do or die attitude with a fair amount of talent.
Savage, Dunn, Cunningham, Horsfield etc epitomised Blues ‘bottle’ and this won the hearts of us all.
Today we have Sunjic, Crowley, Pedersen, Jutkiewicz etc who work hard and give what we supporters look for. Add a few diehards and we look sound. The question is whether last Friday was a one off, or whether it is the start of the squad delivering.
Games up until the Middlesbrough encounter divided fans in the main – both in quality and desire – but all that was answered in bucket loads. There was quality and desire in abundance. Our team did it so we know they can achieve higher things.
Blank weekends are not welcomed by us fans and we just hope this latest performance does not go ‘off the boil’. My opinion is that players like Bellingham and Bailey will be bursting to get out there again and Leeds cannot come soon enough.
We as supporters over the decades have been let down after real turning points and hopes but this latest performance was different, as in my eyes these players from the first second to the last never let up in the intensity that I haven’t seen since the early Savage days. Hopefully we can bottle it up again and let it out at Elland Road.