Good report Dave but remember they are 4th Division (Tonge and Pugh for god's sake) : ) and Tonge scored !!
From: "nat...@sky.com" <nat...@sky.com> To: Leeds List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:57 Subject: [LU] Port Vale - the Samu Saiz show I have to keep saying "it was only a 4th Division team, it was only a 4th Division team" - and maybe not even their best 11, because if not I will need those nails to keep my feet on the floor.This was a good a performance second half as I have ever seen. It would be sacrilege to put it on a par with the Southampton 7 0 but it was this teams equivalent as we tore Port Vale apart and had them chasing shadows and trying to kick us off the park. I cannot remember anyone playing in his debut impressing as much as Saiz did last night (it was only a 4th division team) as from start to finish he controlled the game, beating players, selling dummies, threading beautiful passes through and scoring a brilliant hat trick (it was only a 4th Division team). Those of us who were there (a healthy 15,000) saw history in the making - either the start of something special or the brightest of false dawns. I was still in the pub when I got a text from my son telling me the line ups and that it was an 'odd team'- when I pointed out that apart from maybe Ayling at centre back - I did suggest this but as a replacement for Shaughnessey not Cooper- and Vieira playing it was the line up I had asked for on here, he replied "yeah but you are on drugs" - So it was a team that was a bit mis-matched. We started Ok with CBJ fitting in very well at left back, Klitch showing he will be decent for us, Sacko and Dallas running down the wings and Saiz pulling a few strings. So often in the past when we have played lower league teams we start Ok then after 15minutes they realise we are not very good and get dragged down to their level, not last night. On the quarter hour mark Dallas romped down the wing and put in a cross cum shot. It hit the bar and as the Port Vale players just stood there watching (I wondered if the whistle had gone for something) Saiz waited for the ball to come to him, he controlled with one touch and then hammered it home in off the post. Decent finsih but poor defending. We then controlled the game and had a few long range shots,CBJ, dallas and Ekuban all chancing their arm. Then for almost the fisrt time in the match Vale got the ball in our half, took a long throw into the box, a bit of head tennis and then it fell to Tonguey who fired home. Normal business as we went in at half time level. Second half we continured to control the game and were camped in their half, and the feeling was it was jsut a matter of time before we scored. Alioski came on, this time on the right side here he belongs and from then on him and saiz gave us a master class (4th Division opposition) with help from Vieira Ekuban and the recently introduced Bridcutt (doing enough to convince TC ?) The second came when a lovely ball from Vieira found Saiz who controlled it took it round the keeper and hit home- equisite finish (4th Div opponents) We continued to dominate and rip them apart culminating with Saiz hat trick as he was fed by Ekuban and he hammered it into the top corner. 2 in 2 minutes for our new hero and a debut hat trick - amazing (4th Division opposition) We were not finished yet - this game had two more 'make me smile' moments - first the goal of the game, they had a corner one of our lot lot played it towards the wing where Alioski was waiting, he took it and took it and took it, running the length of the field chased and harried by two defenders, but defenders who could not really get near him. At the edge of their box he stopped, looked up and played the ball across towards the onrushing Leeds players, Saiz decided that 3 goals was enough for him and instead of shooting he opened his legs and let the ball go through to Ekuban who had also run the length of the pitch to keep up with play and he fired home - a good finish and one that can only help him settle in- a brilliant goal, superb from all three of the new boys, Alioski Saiz and Ekuban It was all too much for Browneys boys and one of them was so fed up of us taking the piss that he just chopped Alioski down and literally saw red. So a new hero (or two with Alioski) is born (yeah, 4th division..) and if I was Keemar Roofe or Hernandez I would be very worried - they need to raise their game or it is bye bye first team. I saw TC say that Saiz needs some time to build up for this League but soon, very soon, Saiz will be the number 10 and Alioski will be on the right wing, and together they will rip this league apart. As for the alleged spitting, no-one in the ground saw anything or knew that something had supposedly occurred. There is a good video from Walmot 3 showing Brown on the bench from the 40th minute and there is nothing in his demeanour to suggest he was annoyed or upset by any 'spitting incident' As someone put on twitter - he may or may not have spit on one of them but he certainly shit on 11 of them ! It will be interesting to see what team he picks on saturday for Preston game but I just hope that Saiz gets on the pitch at some time and we can find out if he is the real deal or last night was some drug induced dream Dave A _______________________________________________ Leedslist mailing list Info and options: https://mailman.gn.apc.org/mailman/listinfo/leedslist To unsubscribe, email leedslist-unsubscr...@gn.apc.org FLAME WARS 'R US _______________________________________________ Leedslist mailing list Info and options: https://mailman.gn.apc.org/mailman/listinfo/leedslist To unsubscribe, email leedslist-unsubscr...@gn.apc.org FLAME WARS 'R US