Q&A With Leeds United

  • December 31, 2012 | By Robert Hurst
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With the new year upon us, we have got the views of a Leeds United supporter ahead of Bolton's trip to Elland Road.

Wanderers begin 2013 by making the short trip across the Pennines and into Yorkshire, where they will play at Elland Road for the first time since 2003.

Ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides, we have spoken to mapperleywhite from lufctalk.com. In the latest edition of Q&A, we get his views on Owen Coyle, Dougie Freedman and former Wanderers favourite El-Hadji Diouf.

Q: Leeds currently occupy 9th place in the Championship. How has this season been for you?

A: It has been a mixed bag of highs and lows. From beating Everton to losing 6-1 at home to Watford.

At times, our football has been excruciating to watch - so being in 9th is quite an achievement.

Q: With 25 games played, where do you think the club will be at the end of the season?

A: I've no idea because we don't know what's going to happen in the transfer window.

Q: This season's previous meeting ended in a 2-2 draw and proved to be one of Owen Coyle's final games as Bolton boss. Do you think he deserved to get sacked and what do you make of his replacement, Dougie Freedman?

A: Two months into the season you were 18th, so it was hardly the best of starts and a basis for Coyle to be sacked. I don't really know anything about Dougie Freedman.

Q: After back-to-back defeats against two of the division's lowly teams, Bolton bounced back to beat Birmingham on Saturday. Do you think promotion could still be a possibility for Wanderers?

A: Apart from the current crop of stragglers, anyone could come into the promotion frame with the way this league is. It depends how good you are at play-offs - we're rubbish.

Q: Former Bolton player El-Hadji Diouf recently signed a contract extension at Elland Road. How has he been playing?

A: He was a revelation at the start of the season, but his performances have dropped off in recent games.

Warnock, I believe rightly, thinks three games in a week are a lot for him so rations his appearances accordingly.

Q: Luciano Becchio is currently Leeds' top scorer with 17 goals in all competitions. Who else should Wanderers be wary of on New Year's Day?

A: Based on the performance at Hull - Paddy Kenny.

Q: Which Bolton player do you think Neil Warnock will be earmarking as a potential threat to United's goal?

A: As previously, anyone with a Premiership goalscoring pedigree.

The game at your place showed Kevin Davies likes scoring against us.

Q: Finally, what do you think the final score will be at Elland Road on New Year's Day?

A: Despite our good recent home form, I always associate Bolton with a scoreline of 1-1 for some inexplicable reason.

Burnden Aces would like to thank mapperleywhite for volunteering to answer our questions. You can read more views from the Leeds United supporters by checking out our Q&A thread at lufctalk.com.

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