So, admit it – what’s the first game that you look for in July when the annual fixture list comes out? We all know the answer! it's when this lot, the hated tribe from across the hills, come to mighty Elland Road.
We must be honest it doesn't feel like a fantastic run of form to be facing them in, and even though they are not exactly ripping up trees themselves we've had enough bad experiences in the last season and a half to know what can happen if we don't sort it out.
On the plus side, you have got to think about the following: they had to play in midweek and they have to play again next midweek: we have finally had a break and it sounds like we might have some injury relief on the horizon: the final thing to bear in mind is that we all just ******* hate them! If the fans and players aren't up for this battle then there is no hope. They didn’t beat us on their last trip over…..
Unfortunately, his time around there are clouds over us that we can’t ignore – what the solution will be only time will tell.
Firstly the future of the Bucketgod himself – more and more it seems that this relationship has run its course and if that is the case is it reducing the belief in the team? More and more clickbait falling over itself to “reveal” arguments in-house over who did and didn’t want signings. Then there’s that infamous Plan B debate…..
Secondly Raphinha’s form and alleged refused contract talks – god, we need him on fire come Sunday.
Finally, when and how will the U23’s move up the gear we need them to – on loan or finally on the big stage? If the 10 wantaways story is true, then do we have an issue for the future.
I’m not even going to bother with an historical comparison, or any great players that played for both clubs, or any kind of nicities around that bunch.
Famous Scum Fans include:
Judy Finnegan, aged spouse of less aged but ill Richard Madeley
Lee Dixon, of Arsenal fame
Those tw*ts from Oasis (maybe?)
The third Chuckle brother
The Lineup I wanted:
Drameh Llorente Struijk Dallas
Raphinha Klich “New Signing” Harrison
Subs used from: James, Rodrigo, Cresswell, Summerville, Gelhardt, Firpo
What we’ll get:
Ayling Llorente Struijk Firpo
Raphinha Klich Rodrigo Harrison
Subs used: Roberts, Forshaw
Storm Dave has blown over this week, but Storm Esmeralda is wreaking havoc over Friday. By Sunday it’ll have demolished large parts of the Manchester slums and maybe less troglodytes will be able to crawl over the Pennines. The temperature will be somewhere between 7.6 and 7.7 degrees C, with a 45.3% chance of precipitation, of which it’s 98% likely to be rain. Windchill should be around -4 degrees due to the 6.4mph South by South-westerly winds coming into the stadium via the large screen corner. Those in the Revie Stand are advised to combine 2 thinner layers with a larger overcoat and perhaps a hat. Other attendees are recommended to wear a jumper and hat combo as long as they have a scarf and bought chips or a hot pie.