Thank YOU always we long-distance fans are indebted to
you for being bothered to a) go to the game, and b) write such a detailed

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 7:01 AM, <> wrote:

> I would love to say that the meagre crowd of 8,448 were treated to a game
> of thrills and spills and were kept fully entertained for  a full 90mins,
> but this was far from the case - it was very poor indeed
> You would not have guessed that  a number of leeds players were out there
> trying to impress to get a chance of a starting spot - Cooper, Coyle,
> Mowatt, Roofe, Antonsson, Phillips, Vieirra are all in the squad normally
> but not in the team , and , on this showing you could see why.
> A roar went up just as I took my seat as a shot from Coyle went close but
> that was it from us until Roofe dragged one wide on 43 minutes. They were
> not much better, a dive from the centre forward, a shot that went wide and
> another that went into the side netting was all they could muster other
> than a long range shot that Silvestri saved with 'one for the cameras' - we
> all agreed he should have saved it but some did point out that Green had
> conceded two in two in similar circumstances. Once again though Silvestri
> was let down by his very wayward kicking - at least 2 straight into touch,
> Second half was more of the same for 20mins as the game looked like being
> a 0 0 stalemate and no-one in the crowd wanting an extra 30mins of this
> dross. Then Emmes came on for them and forced sivestri into a great double
> save - the first with his feet, followed by a poor punch and then a great
> tip round the post as the rebound was shot back at him.We retailiated by
> bringing on Hernandez and then Wood and we looked a totally different team
> - carving out a couple of chances.The goal, to suit such a game was a bit
> of a farce - Hernandez shot from distance - it was saved and come to Roofe
> who should have scored (he also missed a header)  but that was blocked and
> went to Wood whose first shot was stopped and the rebound was bundled in.
> With only 5 mins to go we were able to hold on.
> Not much esle to say - I was impressed with O'Kane in the first 15mins but
> nothing after, Phillips is NOT a footballer, Vieirra IS but needs to learn
> his trade and even more obvious Mowatt is not a right winger and playing
> him there is the sort of decision that will get Monk sacked. Not sure if he
> was wide right as part of a 3 with Roofe and Antonsson or more as it
> appeared as part of a 5 with Phiilips, Vieirra and O'Kane in the middle
> Grimes looked tidy in the 5 minutes he was on at the end. Antonsson cannot
> lead the line as a lone striker
> We won and are through and that is all that counts - Wood and Hernandez
> making the difference in a game that will soon be forgotten
> So well done the 8,448 who bothered, not sure it was worth it
> Dave
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