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Leeds fans respond to Rosler's post-Doncaster comments, single out two bad performers

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Leeds supporters have found themselves a little bemused with their manager's recent comments to the press.

Uwe Rosler's positive approach to Leeds United's early results will fill the believers with hope. In the face of a late equaliser in the Championship and a disappointing penalty-shootout defeat to lower-league opposition in the Capital One Cup, the German has stuck to his guns, said he regrets nothing and praised his players.

But his praise after the Doncaster defeat was a little misguided - according to the Leeds fans commenting on the HITC Sport pages.

Indeed, Rosler explained why he played Scott Wootton in holding midfield after the game, duly going on to laud his performance.

Except Leeds supporters slated the 23-year-old's display - and found themselves completely bewildered as to why the German felt the need to make such comments. Fans also criticised Souleymane Doukara, who they appear to be losing patience with for a second time after he was given a fresh start by Rosler this summer.

Here's a selection of what Leeds fans have been saying in the comments section after the Doncaster defeat and their manager's comments about the loss:


Darrell wrote: 'Bad decision Uwe. Wooton is a weak link in a vastly improved squad. I'm not sure if Scott is a competent defender but he certainly is not a midfielder'


Marc Butterworth wrote: 'Wooton was shocking last night. How on earth can Rosler be happy with that performance?'


JDC wrote: 'Wootton ... a failed experiment, but he was not alone in putting in average performances was he; imo, Sopuleymane Doukara was ineffective and Liam Cooper was average ... lucky for him, he had a top notch performance to thank from Giuseppe Bellusci.'


Spanky White (in reply to JDC) wrote: 'Very generous of you with your assessments of Doukara and Cooper,respectively. I would have been a lot more scathing.

'I have wasted a lot of words and effort defending Doukara. No more, if the guy doesn't start putting in more effort, he can go for me. "Sopuleymane", I think you meant "Flopuleymane".

'Don't get me going on Cooper, I could turn a Bus round quicker than he can turn.

'Couldn't believe Bellusci, complete control of the defence, barking out orders to all and everyone, played his socks off. covered for that plank, Cooper as well, thank God......'


John Evans wrote: 'Absolute disaster, for Rosler to even make that comment has me worried not surprised he got sacked at Wigan if he thinks he did well'


Whiteknight wrote: 'A draw and a loss and are gaffer is happy happy happy where off to a flyer lads'


Henrymouni (in reply to Whiteknight) wrote: 'I felt the same way john. Our squad is, and always was, too weak to rotate. Our Heavy Metal is rusting already! We have a decent first 11, when they are all fit, but the bench is poor.

'Stats:- Donny 27 shots - 8 on target. Leeds 9 shots - 4 on target. Donny 61% possession Leeds 39% possession. A good team with 10 men, can still win a game against a lower team, if their heads are right.'

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