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Not ideal to play 120 mins last night with 10 men and be missing Cook but should still be able to put in a performance capable of getting a result on Sunday.

Silvestri

Berardi
Bamba
Bellusci
Taylor

Adeyemi
Mowatt
Murphy

Byram
Wood/Antenucci
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Suspect we will do alright. Sa will come good, I was quite pleased with him against Brum contrary to what others have said. If we play well and get an early goal we will do them 2-0.

Meanwhile I shall spend all day Saturday moaning that the game is on Sunday
 

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Suspect we will do alright. Sa will come good, I was quite pleased with him against Brum contrary to what others have said. If we play well and get an early goal we will do them 2-0.

Meanwhile I shall spend all day Saturday moaning that the game is on Sunday

Yeah i thought he did well last Saturday despite the penalty miss and he played ok at Colchester Tuesday night.
 

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Also a 21st minute round of applause is happening for our academy manager Eamonn Dolan who is currently going through Chemotherapy.
 

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Also a 21st minute round of applause is happening for our academy manager Eamonn Dolan who is currently going through Chemotherapy.

Rightfully so. He has done a great job with our youngsters.
 

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Yep, you can just see on Twitter the respect he has earnt. Lots of former/current players leaving messages for him, Leeds, West ham, Exeter and the Football League have too.

The academy has been the highlight of the past 5 or so years at the club, and he was the one who really built it up.
 

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Didn't know he played for West Ham. Probably should have done considering half of my family support them.
 

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The hours ticking down to the première of your beautiful new song. Cute.

Plus the game.
 

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Who cares about the game when we get to hear a song that will top the charts before it.
 

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Not sure why Bellusci is on the bench unless he's got a knock 'cos he's better than Cooper. Murphy not ready for 90 minutes yet seemingly with Phillips given a go to replace Cook.

Hmm.
 

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not sure what to expect after seeing us vs Burnley we looked good, but it turns out Burnley just aren't that special

3-1 Reading

someone else in a Leeds shirts turn to do something ridiculous, odds on for an own goal or red card from one of the Whites today
 

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Apparently not much of a game but a point and clean sheet will do.
 

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decent point, Phillips had a great game, Wood needs a goal soon
 

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Royals have no creativity in the side at the moment. They look like a very functional and organised unit but where are the goals going to come from? Sa is an unknown, Pog couldn't hit a barn door with a Banjo and Blackman doesn't have the 'get stuck in' ethic required. We could be in trouble here, also the free sample of energy drink was smaller than I thought it would be.

It is good to be back at the Mad Stad!
 

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We're playing better than last season, just not really getting the results that show it yet. Not helped by our woeful lack of forward options, that should hopefully be fixed soon by players coming back from injury and new signings.

Guess the main positive is that although we've only picked up 1 point from these first two games, it's 1 point and 6 goal difference better than the same games (Birmingham away, Leeds home) last season. Improvement!
 

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Didnt think we were too bad today. Defensivly we look fairly decent. Obviously at the moment we are struggling to create decent goalscoring chances but once McCleary is back and Hertado comes into the side i think you will see more from us in the attacking third and we will start creating more chances.

Sa is improving with every game.Thoughy he did well today. Blackman has also looked like a half decent player so far this season. Positive with the ball and running at the opposition. Needs to pass at times though. Would still like us to bring in one more forward.

Certainly don't think things are as bad as some of our fans on the Facebook page think.

As for Sassima's speech on the mic before the game. No idea what she said. Couldnt hear it over in the East Stand.
 
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Rosler has said that Bamba was lucky not to get sent off, should have been a red.
 

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Both games now he's been booked inside the first few minutes. I know it's just the way he plays but can't be getting sent off as he's crucial for us. Nice to see Cooper have a good game supposedly as I'm still not convinced we have enough strength in depth back there.
 

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Didnt think we were too bad today. Defensivly we look fairly decent. Obviously at the moment we are struggling to create decent goalscoring chances but once McCleary is back and Hertado comes into the side i think you will see more from us in the attacking third and we will start creating more chances.

Sa is improving with every game.Thoughy he did well today. Blackman has also looked like a half decent player so far this season. Positive with the ball and running at the opposition. Needs to pass at times though. Would still like us to bring in one more forward.

Certainly don't think things are as bad as some of our fans on the Facebook page think.

As for Sassima's speech on the mic before the game. No idea what she said. Couldnt hear it over in the East Stand.

Would agree with all of this, Daz.

Blackman looked lively yesterday, it's just whether he can keep that level of performance up for the season. I doubt it, unfortunately. Robson-Kanu looked disinterested and at times was walking around the pitch a little lost. He seems less mobile than he was a few years ago and the club should look to cash in on him at the first opportunity.

Missed the speech thing as I got the last bus in from town which meant I missed all that nonsense. Though as we were walking up to the stadium we could only hear the boos from the Leeds end.

:lol:
 

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