There’s no doubt that since January this club has experienced some things that no fans should have to go through, whether it’s the takeover debacle or the capitulations at Elland Road and now it’s down to the players to respond and restore pride back into the club and themselves.
The last two home games just havn’t been good enough; I know it, you know it, the manager knows it and Ross McCormack knows it.
Today, we were lucky enough to head down to Thorp Arch and chat to our club captain about various things, ranging from; his views on the last two games, looking ahead to Burnley and also how he has managed to transform himself from a fringe player (remember our first season in the Championship when McCormack hardly got a kick) to captain of a club where he is adored and admired for the work he does for the club, on and off the pitch.
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Ross’ attitude was summed up when after talking to us, he himself offered to face the media before Brian McDermott with no obligation to do so. Many will feel it was the right thing to do but who’s to say everyone would do it? As a footballer it can be easy to shy away from responsibility, especially when being a captain of a team that has just been dealt two hammerings at home, today Ross could have easily rejected the chance to talk to us and the media and instead quietly get on with his preparations for Burnley. Instead he fronted up to questions like a good captain and a man determined to set things straight.
It was a great experience to meet Leeds United’s top scorer (and now nominee for the Championship’s Player of the Year) and he spoke with great honesty about both matters on and off the pitch.
But anyway, we hope you enjoy what he had to say.