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Can Leeds’ Kandol Thrive Without His Partner In Crime?

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This time, COS reader Jack ponders the ins and outs of Leeds’ resurgence.

So Leeds Uniteds unbeaten run continues, in rather uncertain fashion, as Leyton Orient left feeling robbed after a ‘Roy Carrol’ Goal line decision. Looking back at the game Leeds lacked creativity, they also lacked the flair upfront that has propelled them up League One. So Tresor Kandol, massively criticised last season by the fans and pundits alike seems to have a new lease of life so to speak. But in my opinion Kandol is reaping the rewards of having a brilliant strike partner to accompany him. Kandol has been substantial more successful with Beckford at his side . This makes me think would Kandol be able to make it at this level without Beckford? Obviously he is a talented player and has done well , but if you look back his records at other clubs , they are not outstanding to say the least.

2001 – Luton Town – 21 – (3)
2001 – Cambridge United – 4 – (0)
2001/2002 – Bournemouth – 11 – (0)

In 2006/2007 Leeds were relegated and Kandol only contributed one goal in nine appearances . This when Beckford was on loan at Scunthorpe. After a summer of contemplation by Wise and Gus they decided to go with Tresor Kandol and Jermaine Beckford to supply the firepower to get Leeds out of League One. Against Leyton Orient, Beckford was not anywhere near his top form but Kandol seemed to feel the effects of this most. He was very poor and his bad performance was topped off by an awful penalty miss . This miss costing Leeds the 3 points. So Is Beckford carrying Kandol??