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smiling badger

Leeds v Boro

Well another 3 points in the bag and Ross Mac getting another.
Havent a clue if it was a deserved 3 points and dont give a toss if it wasnt.
Its a result and what more can we ask for at the moment.
Looking forward to a report..
Late Doors

Will do a report later but it was a pretty pedestrian display with not many scoring chance at all particularly from Boro. They made it very difficult for us after the sending off but we still had a fair bit of defending to do. Lees was solid and put in some good headed clearances but JP was outstanding I thought. Mowatt is a class act and one of these days he is going to shine against eleven men   very one footed like Delph but that is one cultured left foot he has. The smoggies seemed to be up for it yesterday for some reason and a big police presence on the station and in town
Nyles O Cranium

The Lithuanian in defence was my pick for man of the match, he looked a class act.
fartcatcher

Nyles O Cranium wrote:
The Lithuanian in defence was my pick for man of the match, he looked a class act.


come on Codge - you could at least have had a go at his name.  
Frazier Cranium

Mister.

Seriously, I can't remember my own names on days like yesterday.  Him from Hearts anyway
bearing

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Mister.

Seriously, I can't remember my own names on days like yesterday.  Him from Hearts anyway


It's Robert.

To be fair, I only remember because it's the same as mine and I have it stitched into all my clothes.
Plastic Man

Monsieur Alphonse wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
Mister.

Seriously, I can't remember my own names on days like yesterday.  Him from Hearts anyway


It's Robert.

To be fair, I only remember because it's the same as mine and I have it stitched into all my clothes.


That probably explains why sheeps looks into his underpants and introduces himself to strangers as Marks and Spencer.
Frazier Cranium

He introduces himself as Fanny, I never could understand why
sheeps

Why me?      
bearing

sheeps wrote:
Why me?      


Heartless bastards the lot of them.
Butts

My first game of the season and I'll leave the detail to the finely honed pen of LD except to say we were solid in defence. Despite Boro making lots of pretty passes in their first two thirds and looking sharp and quick I can't recall a single chance, other than the goal which came when Pugh was done for pace.

Our problem was lack of any kind of width and even against ten men we never exploited the advantage by stretching it out to the wings. Maybe we just missed the first choice Byram and Warnock getting forward - Lees and Pugh just aren't those types. As a result, our best two were definitely Pearce and the Lithuanian who seems the cultured type, with plenty of well-read interventions just in front of him.

I'm sure BM will want us to play with a bit more style but against teams that come to try and out pass I guess you've just got to get stuck in (as we did) and get the win.
Late Doors

Either intelligence reports suggested potential  agro, the German market has suddenly started a crime wave or overtime budgets needed consuming. The police presence in and around the station and town seemed a tad overstated even to these sneering suspicious eyes.

Always loved being the first one into the pub. Everything pristine, a chat with the barman and a leisurely undisturbed pint. Foleys decked out in little German flags and German beer getting the full marketing treatment i had no choice other than to get a York ale and give a couple of fingers for my granddad. It's what he would have wanted.

Mdm arrived just as he saw me getting a second from his vantage point around the corner and there we stayed  till bus time.
It's getting tricky to predict the crowd these days but the size already surprised us as did the away following. Do the smoggies know something we don't? Their home crowds are border line pathetic but good to see they can still travel when inspired.

They kicked off and almost  immediately forced an intercepting header, the first of several we had to do before paddy eventually collected the ball. Surprisingly he chose a risky quick throw that we struggled to make anything of. Boro buoyed no doubt by the new manager looked busy and produced a spell of threat sending a header well wide before capitalising on a shocking free kick they were gifted. After a few minutes we called their early bluster and started pressuring their box.

A decent atmosphere was developing as Rudy overhit a pass into the box followed by a header just wide from the resulting corner.  Minutes later paddy and the new ch were having curt words with each other over something not seen by anyone else. Didn't effect the team as we launched another slow build up that dissolved allowing boro to counter. Only some timely heading and a terrific jp tackle prevented any damage.Boro continued their initiative forcing more good aerial defending from Lees Peltier and Pugh.

Rudy hits shot over as Gary speed chants continued. Peltier was too easily beaten  but Paddy saved. The new lad made a great tackle to end a little period of boro possession and we commenced our own. A bad tackle got them a yellow when a straight red looked possible. Ross took a theatrical dive before a right wing cross was headed over the bar. Mowatt collected and fed left to set up another attack that broke down but it looked like we were getting some control on the game. Paddy threw to Ross who found Blackstock at the far post. His good header back went un challenged though allowing boro to break. Once more the ever improving Pearce was there with a timely challenge.

A high ball into the box finally got the breakthrough from the following corner.Ross got on the end of a header across and made it 1-0 to keep up his great run


Mowatt maintained our pressure with a precise side footed pass followed by a deep far post cross that gained us a corner. Boro broke but Rudy was on hand to clear after what looked a blatant foul on  paddy went unpunished.
The pivotal moment of the game came soon after. Blackstock appeared to be running away from the goal as he was fouled but the ref saw a goal scoring opportunity denied and sent the keeper off. Harsh I though initially till i was reminded who we were playing. I agreed, 'k 'em indeed. The free kick went wide.

Blackstock followed his contribution with a good lay off to Mowatt who sent another side foot pass to a white shirt as he gained in maturity and control hardly putting a pass astray at all. Ross linked up will with Blackstock briefly but again JP was in well to break up the counter with a fierce but fair tackle.

1-0 at half time then but hardly the scintillating spectacle the big crowd had maybe expected.

Zaliukas then weighed in with his own timely challenge to prevent danger and all three center halves looked good before Boro equalised with a goal not too dissimilar to ours I remember. Not exactly out of the bue but it was certainly a jar for our expectancy. It prompted a renewed if pedestrian response from us. A left wing cross was cleared but the ball came back in to the far post where Pearce attacked it and headed us back into the lead. The lad was delighted  and has been a tad unlucky in similar situations in previous games.

It was difficult to see how we could lose the game now. Ross was called offside and Mowatt brought down a high ball well as he was beginning to get more space in the centre along with Murphy. Pugh managed to get himself booked which worryingly prompted a good spell for the visitors as we seemed to relax. Some near panicky tackling ensued as Boro came forward but we did prevent any serious threat. Alas we created nothing ourselves and the game drifted into stagnation.

The crowd was announced to appreciation and Chants of he's out of our club but there was precious little else to entertain. MDM embarked on a tirade against tradesmen as he wittered on and on about his recent let downs before good link up on the left wing diverted attention to the game. Rudy glanced a header wide and for all our pushing and possession no real threat was delivered to the Boro defence. It was rapidly becoming quite boring as a spectacle but three points in the bag can often compensate. It didn't look like we could lose them but the fear of doing so was the only element of the game remotely memorable. Boro pressed a little but could offer nothing more than a speculative shot after cutting in from wide.

On 86 minutes Byram came on for Pugh along with Brown for Murphy but nothing changed and the five minutes added time was received as punishment rather than a nervy end. We tried taking it into corners to run down the clock. Mowatt fired over a shot. Ross got a couple of free kicks for fouls on him and Paddy made one routine save in that period before the Ref put the game out of its misery.

I guess some games have to be won mundanely  and we were deserving winners but not by any spectacular dominance by any means. There was talk of us being 6th and by golly it seems we are. Bigger tests await for sure but the squad look better than a couple of months ago. The central defence look organised, tough and resilient and we have the Roscoe element. To Blackburn then.
smiling badger

Great reports, thanks Butts and LD.
Seems as though we are getting results all though the football itself doesnt sound too exciting. But results are what matter hey. Long may it continue!
fartcatcher

Play off position. I feel a bit giddy.
marche-deane-man

Another great match report LD. Ps the tradesman did not turn up
Nyles O Cranium

Is that a euphemism?

Cheers LD.  I think this could prove to be a v good result, I expect Boro to start improving and getting some notable results.
Kingmaker of Lilliput

"these sneering suspicious eyes" you are a new born lamb of open-wide wonder compared to some of us.

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