Heidi Haigh's Monday look back on Saturday's defeat at Barnsley
Even a defeat is made easier by your superb blog and photographs.
Toumani Diagouraga joins Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the season, the move probably brings to an end to the midfielder's Leeds United career. He is mind you under contract until 2018. He has featured once this season, the 3-0 defeat at QPR.
Good luck 'Dave'.
A look back to 1970 when Sutton United hosted League Champions Leeds United in the FA Cup 4th Round
Many Thanks to Sheridan Dictates for the trip down memory lane.
Garry Monk's look ahead to tomorrow's clash with Nottingham Forest;
Said that previously the team have reacted positively to negative results and they (squad) want to get back to winning ways tomorrow, Pontus Jansson is available again after serving his two game suspension having him back will be a boost.
Sacko also in the squad for Forest, Charlie Taylor and Liam Cooper absent again, but Cooper may be ready for the cup tie, on transfers; "I'm very hopeful those bodies we need will be delivered to help the squad progress into 2nd half of the season."
He ended by saying "Our fans have been fantastic home and away and we need them tomorrow night, it is great to see them backing us no matter what".
A Confident Monk
Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest
Team News: Three changes, Jansson, O'Kane, Dallas replace Coyle, Vieira and Doukara
Team: Green, Ayling, Jansson, Bartley, Berardi, Bridcutt, O'Kane, Roofe, Hernandez, Dallas, Wood.
Leeds returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over struggling Nottingham Forest, after a even first half where Forest had the best chance, Green saving Assombalonga's shot acrobatically.
Leeds dominated proceedings after the break and Chris Wood scored his twentieth goal of the season just before the hour mark. The New Zealand international is in incredible form.
Substitute Souleymane Doukara added to the score with probably the best goal that will be seen at Elland Road this season.
The win takes Leeds third in the Championship.
Man of the Match: Liam Bridcutt, always involved.
Garry Monk: on Chris Wood; "His job is to remain focussed and to want more. He's that type and he knows what I expect off him. I can't play it down, strikers thrive on goals but Chris is more than that, he's a team player. He just just doesn't do 'goals', he commits with or without the ball. We are very happy with him."
On the win; "The main thing for us was to bounce back (after the Barnsley defeat) and to show a reaction straight away" he added "That was our biggest motivation"
A very happy Monk.
Forest boss Gary Brazil: "We got beat by a set piece and a worldy goal. I don't think there was a great deal between the two sides."
Must have seen a different game than most of the 25k fans did!
David Watkins verdict on the 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest including THAT goal by the 'Duke' of Beeston.
Thank you David, superb as ever.
Alex Mowatt is linked to a move to South Yorkshire, Barnsley are the team linked. The movement of the midfielder before the transfer deadline depends on Leeds managing to get the players they are seeking into the club.
Myself, I see losing Alex as a bad transfer, if it happens. The Doncaster born youngster has not been integral to the recent superb run but showed enough for me in the FA Cup tie at Cambridge that he at least is worth keeping as a squad player.
@PJansson5 says he has joined #lufc on a permanent basis, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen (4-year-deal). We await official confirmation by the club (drums fingers).
Raheem Wilks, the 19 year old brother of Leeds United under 23's player Mallik Wilks was revealed as the victim of a shooting in Leeds.
Sympathies to Mallik and his family
Garry Monk's look ahead to the FA Cup tie at Sutton United;
has spoken to Mallik Wilks and the matter will be dealt with internally, the youngster is expected to travel to Sutton with the squad, expecting the deal to take Alex Mowatt to be concluded today-it was, now expects new arrivals in before the transfer window closes, as Leeds have a game three days later (Blackburn) he needs to get the balance right, expects a difficult game at Sutton akin to what the squad faced in the last round at Cambridge.
On incoming transfers; "I'm excited. We need to strengthen so I am looking forward to those players coming through the door.", expects more than one player to be coming in, no bids for Chris Wood or Charlie Taylor, When asked if players will need to wear different footwear at Sutton: 'Sandals' he quipped.
A Happy, Confident Monk.
So much for New beginnings, New Future, New Choices. Cook, Byram, Mowatt all gone, only Charlie Taylor left.
Good luck Alex and Thank you for your 15 years at the club.
Alex said this on his departure:
"I would like to thank everybody at @lufcofficial for a great 15 years at the club, all the staff that helped me through the years and all the players that I've played with during my time there. I would also like to thank all of the fans that have supported me throughout my time at Leeds and I wish everyone at the club all the best for the future"
Toumani Diagouraga joins Ipswich Town on loan for the rest of the season.
Massimo Cellino is rumoured to have been cleared by an Italian court of the tax evasion case of the yacht 'Nellie'. The Football League have delayed the Italian's ban while he mounts an appeal about his ban.
A defeat, a win with a wonder goal and a marksman on fire. Apart from selling of another youngster it's been an interesting week in Planet Leeds.
Team News: 10 changes! Two debuts; McKay and Whitehouse.
Team: Silvestri, Coyle, McKay, Cooper(c), Denton, Grimes(shit), Phillips, Dallas, Whitehouse, Doukara, Antonsson.
A third string Leeds United XI slumped to a demoralising defeat to Sutton United.
This time Garry Monk gambled but lost and should and did take a lot of the blame for the ignominious, embarrassing cup defeat.
A second half penalty by Collins was enough to win the game, late in the game Liam Cooper was sent off for two bookable offences.
A bad day at the office?
No, a poor line up picked by Monk and the players picked were in honesty rubbish, no pride in the shirt fans hold dear.
I felt ashamed watching their lack of effort, only Mallik Wilks is absolved of any blame, any footballer who can carry on his profession after a personal tragedy deserves mine and the Leeds families respect, the others you shamed the shirt!
Garry Monk: "It's a frustrating result and a frustrating performance but it's my responsibility."
He added; "I'm the one who selects the the team. I made too many changes and it didn't work and backfired in that sense."
Paul Doswell: "let’s be fair, their over-riding priority is to get back in the Premier League and I would have done exactly the same as Garry Monk did."
Very pleased and proud of his players and how they took the game to Leeds.
Andrew Butterwick reviews a day out at Sutton United; not for the faint hearted!
Spot on Andrew, Monk pushed his luck too far yesterday. No respect for the fans that travelled or a cup-tie that deserved a stronger line up, whatever games are coming up. Thank you.
Below is how the YEP rated the 'performance' at Sutton United out of 10.
Silvestri 4 Coyle 5 McKay 5 Cooper 4 Grimes 3 Phillips 4 Whitehouse 4 Dallas 5
Doukara 3 Antonsson 4
Subs: Sacko (replaced Dallas) 4 Wilks (replaced Doukara) 6 Roofe (replaced Whitehouse) 4
Pretty poor all round and only Stuart Dallas and Millik Wilks come out of the game with any credit.
The rest I think they need to look in the mirror and realise it's a privilege to play for Leeds and one that can be taken away if you don't produce the 'goods' when picked.
Thanks to the YEP.
By Keith Ingham