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McLeish Lauds Weimann's Big Influence

Alex McLeish's post match commentary focused on the influence of Andy Weimann following his introduction in the second half.

Ah isn't it nice to know this after match verdict I won't be fighting with my evil nature to tear apart the managers words and try and maintain some sense of balance instead of sounding like a demented ranting (enter your own choice of words).

Speaking to the Official Site after the late 1-0 win, Eck said:

'I did want to get Weimann onto the pitch at some stage today. I discussed that before the game - I said somehow I have got to work this boy in whether it is 0-0 or we are a goal down because he is a goalscorer....'

Agggghhhh what about introducing him when we were 1/2/3/4-0 up???? Okay, not likely to happen really is it?

Eck adds it was just a matter of timing his introduction and now Darren Bent is injured it's the perfect time for the Austrian to stake his claim.

'He has been prolific in the reserve team, he's a hungry young man, he wants to score goals and he links up play aswell.'

Alex did have a bugbear about today's performance, and I fully agree. He knows we should've put the game out of sight in the first half and been a lot more comfortable.

'It's a great victory and it was a deserved victory. But it took a bit too long to score the winner in my opinion. I thought the fans were excellent but I thought we gave them something to be excellent about because of the way we played.'

And isn't that the secret. Okay there were grumbles about the choice of substitution, ie especially taking N'Zogbia off when he was far more of a threat than Albrighton today, but we were far more positive all game and we kept going. 1-0 really was fair to Fulham, as a 3-0 scoreline would not have been unfair with the chances we created and our overall domination of the game.

But the players gave the fans something to get behind today, and that effort and desire is all it takes.

McLeish ends by saying 'it was a tremendous contribution from the young lads' with Herd performing admirably whilst on the pitch, and then obviously Bannan, Gardner and Weimann all combining for the goal.

Difficult to disagree, but if Eck wants things to improve this has to be the benchmark now, and we've already had a number of false dawns.

This can't be another one.

Match Thread (strong language, a few diva moments - and that was just me!)

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 10 2012

Time: 7:18PM

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he is a great liar isn't he?
Lost_In_Ca
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10/03/2012 19:22:00

To be fair there has been a lot of talking up of Weimann lately, so it's not that far from the truth....most just wanted him to start the game.
mike_field
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10/03/2012 19:32:00

Today we've seen that the players are allowed to play positively but continue to fail when it comes to putting the ball into the net. That has to change. So many chances and only one last-minute goal. Only the guys on the pitch can alter that.
BobTheBuilder
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10/03/2012 19:43:00

I'm not going to get that excited about a 1-0 last minute goal win against Fulham at home, we were seconds away from a rubbish 0-0. We are better than them and I'd expect us to win, especially at home. Randy don't think Eck has turned the corner because he hasn't and we still want him out. He's an old school CB he's never going to play good football, our play will always be based on a grind out tight 1-0 win.
AdzVilla11
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10/03/2012 21:37:00

He lauds Weimann?...... should of started the game. Yes we should of had the match sealed by half time, but when you're only playing one up front and he hasn't scored this year,you'regoing to have problems..... Idiot........
Pride of Lions
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11/03/2012 00:15:00

I think it is the players mindset. They have gone so long playing defensive football under the clowns management that they need to change their thinking back to an attacking style ( especially when we are on top ) but this will not happen overnight, under Mickey Mouse McLeish I doubt if it will happen at all.
PussEKatt
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11/03/2012 05:44:00

good performance overall, couple of things that we could pick on but i think that was the first time they have played football for 90mins all season! word of caution to mcleish though "enjoy your day in the sun today, and remember this - the team was cheered off at the end of the game today...........if the ref had blown 30seconds earlier they would have gone off to boos!"
griffgriff
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11/03/2012 14:33:00

 

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