Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The depressing reality.

Leeds United: 4 points 4 games.

3 games in a row we concede in the last 7 minutes (2 of those in injury time) to salvage QPR a draw and hand victories to Palace and Cardiff.

Our major signing of the summer Kevin Nicholls hasn't yet played a game because he suffered an injury in pre-season and will be out for roughly 3 months.

Steve Stone starts our first four games and is the one to demonstrate the creativity that we need. Result? He's now crocked and will be out for about 3 months.

Horsfield, the target man we bring in on loan because Cresswell is out for the first couple of months got himself sent off against Palace after only 15 minutes and is now serving a 4 match ban.

Our ins and outs over the summer have been modest. Westlake has come in from Ipswich with Harding and cash going in the opposite direction. He seems like a decent player. Carole from Brighton also looks lively. We sell Hulse for a profit, and he goes and scores in Sheff Utd's opening game of the Prem season against FA Cup holders Liverpool. Warner has been in goal, on loan because Sully has a dead leg and has made some important saves. And yes we got rid of some deadweights.

After making the play-off final last season. After being 90 minutes away from the premiership latte sipping showponies...we are back in the Championship mire.

Supposedly we have played quite well in most of our games. Last season some of our fans considered us lucky to have made the playoffs after playing badly. Well I'd sure prefer that scenario.

We have too many key men injured. We are lacking a cutting edge in front of goal. We are making basic mistakes in defence in the dying minutes after defending admirably up to that point. These often from our so-called star Matthew Kilgallon we are all so desperate to hold onto.

Oh well, at least we beat Chester in the league cup.

Roll on Sheffield Wednesday and no doubt another depressing afternoon.

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