Right lads first ever MDT thread on this forum so the pressure is right back on me to deliver. Following on from the excellent draw against chelski and winning our last against Fulham (yes LEEDS WON in LONDON) this is my 3rd match in the hot seat. For those of ye new to this message board someone has the privilege of doing a Match Day Thread (MDT) and continues to post a thread in their own "style" until Leeds lose a game then someone else takes over. I like to have a flutter so i tend to look at season stats and take it from there, others (andyl) for example bases his MDT's as "discussion" set in roman times between R (the emperor) & B (the field General), Mouseman takes about 2 lines (if we are lucky) and Lord Snoddy concentrates on the weather forecasts (why?? nobody really knows but thankfully leeds dont lose that often these days so we dont have read much of Lord Windyarse's messages that often😂 😂 )
Ok enough of the rambling time to sink my teeth into this
Leeds back at ER after a huge win against Fulham (did i mention bull managed to bust the london curse?) and surely now on 39 points we can consider ourselves safe and will be in the PL again next season.
3rd April 3pm KO (not great for me personally wedding anniversary hopefully it will be plissing rain and herself will want to just do the ironing) fingers crossed eh......
This will the 84th meeting between the 2 Yorkshire clubs Leeds won 31 Draws 23 Lost 29 so history shows us not much between us however in the premier league we have played the blunts only 5 times winning 3 drawing 1 and losing 1 however since the new millennium (2000) our record against these cnuts is far worse P13 Leeds won 3 drew 2 and lost 8 so very much coming home with our tail between our legs. Last time out tho 27th Sept 2020 Bamford scored in the dying minutes to grab all 3 points at Bramall Lane, another winner Saturday week Paddy and it will make all of our Easter Weekends alot more enjoyable.
Too early at this stage to predict a starting xi but will post something when all of our players come back from international duty (however with the Polish FA announcing that Klich tested positive for co-vid i cant see him being anywhere near the squad next time out)
Current PL Record
Won 2 Drew 1 Lost 2 Goals For 5 Goals Conceded 4 Clean Sheets 2 Total Points = 7 out of 15
Sheff Utd P5
Won 1 Lost 4 Goals For 1 Goals Conceded 10 Clean Sheets 1 Total Points = 3 out of 15
This Season PL Record - LEEDS
Record: 12-3-14, 39 points (1.34 per game), 11th in Premier League
Home Record: 18 points (5-3-6) Away Record: 21 points (7-0-8)
Goals: 45 (1.55 per game), Goals Against: 47 (1.62 per game), Diff: -2
Blunts PL Record
Record: 4-2-23, 14 points (0.48 per game), 20th in Premier League
Home Record: 10 points (3-1-11) Away Record: 4 points (1-1-12)
Goals: 16 (0.55 per game), Goals Against: 50 (1.72 per game), Diff: -34
Goalscorers so far this season
David McGoldrick 6
Billy Sharp 3
On paper this should be a comfortable home win but we all know football aint played on paper and the fact its a local derby most form can be thrown out the window. "if" we go at them from the get go and really apply pressure all over the park, stay solid at the back and keep our discipline then eventually they will run out of steam. In some games blunts have played reasonably ok but if they concede the first goal they tend to let the heads drop and they generally dont find a way back into the game.
As always we get the first goal we could get another few and if all goes very well i could see us beating the WBA 5-Nil score line because at some stage someone is due a hammering. The downside i see would the players be looking at the next 3 games? City, Pool & scumchester??? will they want to keep some energy in reserve for those 3 high profile games? i hope not and while im not saying they will its only a natural reaction for anyone thats played sport to do this. The idea of "i want to show i can play against the big boys and look at what i can do against the very best".
Famous Celebrity Blunt Fans
Sean Bean - Actor
Joe Elliot - Rock singer (Def Leppard)
Jessica Ennis - Olympic Gold Medallist
Paul Heaton - Singer (Housemartions, Beautiful South)
Michael Palin - Actor (Strangely he also supports Wednies so should he be on the list?)
Not alot of people know this but the famous fighter pilot Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, DL, FRAeS used to drop bombs over the city of Sheffield as target practice in trying to improve his strike ratio in mainland Europe. Seemed strange to him at the time but when he heard in was only Sheffield he quickly got over it. This was all sanctioned by Churchill but dont tell anyone where you heard that nugget of world war history😜
Weather Forecast for Saturday 3pm
Temp 9.25689754896574 degC
Cloudy (not raining)
wind 18.124545478749mph WSW
Weather Forecast for Saturday 5pm
Temp 8.7589687522727 degC
Possible shower 0.212154mm
wind 17.8953212564354mph SW
And finally no MDT would be complete without a pie chart