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Doncaster Rovers (h) Championship 18/2/12

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: Doncaster Rovers (h) Championship 18/2/12  Reply with quote

Last of the three eminently winnable games. Dean Saunders brings his band of last chance saloon desperadoes to no doubt stick that comment right where the sun don't shine. Wonder who is going to be spotted in the crowd this time
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donny's away form is shocking.

Brown in for Delph, O'Brien in for Lees. Lots of hoofball.

Crowd below 20,000.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might just make twenty now with the new manager.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil WARLOCK and his halftime chats  
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The Scarbrough Taps is a fine pub, a Leeds Institution maybe. It's up there with  the top five in town for me. Good ale, sound manager, even the bouncer seems a good lad and the staff attentive and lively.......well except on match days when for some reason they turn into a bunch of blind ignorant couldn't care less malingering twazzocks seemingly intent on engaging in any activity that doesn't involve bringing beer to the customer. They seem to treat the bar area as some kind of private chat room. When one of them actually decides to serve someone its usually the first face they see that's just got to the bar rather than the fuming blokes who have been waiting twenty minutes. I've sacked it off ages ago but we hadn't seen some lads in there for a while so we gave it another go. The five i saw serving on Saturday were classic. They could not have been more collectively pro active in alienating customers than if they had all donned Scum shirts. Unfocussed beyond comatosed scurrying about doing anything except their main job leaving all the work to one maybe two others whilst the onlookers stand frustrated and astonished at their rank lazy incompetence. I swear they have been coached by our recently departed defensive coaching team.

So Bates pulls his wild card out for possibly a last throw.. Neil Warnock arrives after apparently scrutinising the forums for approval and once again the great Leeds Utd supporting public abuse each other for having different views over the appointment. Personally I'm delighted despite it being more short term than my recent acquisition of a bottle of Talisker Whisky. It's simple for me, the quicker we go up the sooner Bates Goes. Its end game now one way or the other and i want to be there when it happens. I'm naively possibly stupid old school and never seen any benefit from not supporting your club through thick and thin and it really is as simple as that.

Today's opponents are Doncaster Rovers who i would suggest are in much bigger trouble than we are. A troupe of Nomadic last chance saloon mercenaries who would be more at home on a horse riding behind Yul Brynner than in Doncaster. It is difficult to muster any fair feeling for any club that employs El Hadji Diouff though and there are very few clubs who you'd wish that odious heap of sludge on.

As the players prepared to enter the field Twatnav proudly produced his Three tier sandwich lovingly made by MrsTwatnav. Most of it as usual spilling onto the floor like discarded pass the parcel paper as once again he struggled to grasp the twin concepts of gravity and the open ended sandwich.

Donny kicked off attacking the Kop and hoofed the ball into touch. Instant boos rang out for Diouff upon his first touch and got a free kick (not for the booing i presumed). We cleared the header from the delivery into the box for a corner. Diouff blowing a kiss into the kop as he prepared to take it. Donny blasted over the bar from it. Diouff produced a smart back heel soon after to remind us that he can in fact play a bit but we cleared again before we embarked on our first attack through Townsend who cut in, beat his man yet somehow still got tackled. He followed this with another surge and got the corner. Donny came back with a knocked down header and a hooked shot that scraped the post.

Becchio was next with a knock down to Snods whose cross was met with a looping header for a corner. More corners followed but no real pressure. Becchio thought he'd test the ref with a fall in the area. White went on a surge but tried too much. Diouff replied with one of his own and a Donny player thought he'd take a tumble in the box to no reaction from anybody.  Clayton produced a neat touch to set up an attack followed by a corner just before Donny sent on an early sub. It was either a measure of the game or the fans that the fellows exotic foreign name produce a bout of titters and sniggers around us.

Townsend meanwhile rounded his man again and was tripped for a yellow card. A leeds short corner followed and another two longer  ones before the ball inevitable went dead. Donny produced the first goal. A Diouff knock through brought Lonergan out for a good block but the funny named lad hit in the rebound to make it to no sniggers and titters around us.

Ross as ever tried to initiate an immediate response setting Townsend up for a cross. Townsend pressured Donny again for another yellow card. The free kick headed for a corner but it was our best effort on goal yet. It was dismal stuff. The Cas lads in front of us were earlier saying it was only the 3.50 cost of a pint that stopped them going to the bar. They'd had enough by now saying it would be worth a fiver to not watch this.

Clayton produced another fine turn and pass but the shot was blocked. McCormack again collected the ball and tried to find Becchio who remained static. Moments later Becchio won a header to a few ironic cheers around us. The half finished with Ross playing a good ball to Clayton who beat his man but refused the shot eventually getting dispossessed .

The second half started ominously, an unmarked Donny striker hooked an effort straight to Lonergan but the old flaws were visible. Snods thought this might be a good time to remonstrate with the linesman to our left but it was Donny who broke next hitting the cross bar with a fine curling shot. We hit back with a Becchio header that cleared the bar after a cross from the right. The players seemd to have upped the ante and just as i was thinking that Donny delivered the sucker punch with a deep cross knocked back across the box from the far post for an easy tap in to make it 0-2 and cue for mass Bates out chants behind us.

McCormack once again produced the response, his shot blocked but Townsend hit in the loose ball to claw a goal back and produce more Bates Out chants as this was obviously the motivating factor behind it.

White pressured a corner before Brown replaced Pugh. His first touch producing laughs in the kop as it found dead ball. Snods tried some trickery but the ball ricoched off his standing foot proving he too can be ordinary with the right luck. Donny broke and volleyed wide and Lees made a header to no one but we looked like we could get one back. Townsend cut in and curled a shot just wide as MOT rang out finally with some volume. Townsend briefly joined Snods on the right wing getting a cross in for Becchio ti head to the keeper. White almost put us in trouble whilst letting a ball run out of play just before Donny curled a long shot just over. White was beginning to go missing too often at full back.

McCormack was put through and tried to round the keeper but the keeper was too good. We had the momentum though as the game livened up  nicely. White put a lazy ball into the box to momentarily halt that momentum. Snods by now had left his right wing position taking up a more central role leaving Townsend to forage down the right but he was running out of support. White was trying down the left but his final delivery was not too good.

Rogers came on surprisingly for Townsend. Clayton put in a  perfect cross but Becchio was just too limp and uncommitted letting the defender easily beat him to it. Another good near post cross came in only  this time Clayton was  on hand to scoop it in with a first time finish to equalise

The game got fiesty, Snods fouling then getting fouled. He moved to the left occasionally and by now it was all Leeds although Donny did manage one threatening break. Rogers collided with their man and both players hit the deck. That ominous sign to the bench produced ambulance men and stretchers as the players were eventually both stretchered off. Meanwhile things were getting tasty in the box. Diouff was antagonising our players and the crowd with some typical shenanigans. The kop screamed for someone to deck him. We'll pay your fine for came the chant. Forseil came on and the game finally got underway again but it was clear ill feeling was rife on the pitch. We tried a simple pressuring game throughout the added time. Donny blocked everything but Becchio finally picked up a loose ball, took a look and placed a brilliant shot just inside the post for 3-2 and another last gasp get out of jail winner as we all went berserk.

There was time for us to snuff out one Donny response before the whistle went to end an extraordinary second half. Diouff Diouff what's the score came the chant encouraged by the Lads on the pitch. A new little twist in the saga. It's got beyond expectation for me now this year. I'm happy we won't get relegated. It seems to me that Bates' tenure is approaching final phase. One day we can all get behind the club again with some kind of unity, well as much as is possible with Leeds United. Then again that just wouldn't be our way would it
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"A Diouff knock through brought Lonergan out for a good block but the funny named lad hit in the rebound"

Poor keeping/mistake in my book LD.

Nice report bud.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah perhaps but a good center half would have mopped up
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When did we last see one of those    
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You and me both saw one a few week back
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it Roy Ellam?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As the players prepared to enter the field Twatnav proudly produced his Three tier sandwich lovingly made by MrsTwatnav. Most of it as usual spilling onto the floor like discarded pass the parcel paper as once again he struggled to grasp the twin concepts of gravity and the open ended sandwich.


Fucking hilarious...Plus a great write up. Puts you in the top 15 of Reg reporters.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Praise indeed.

No it wasnt kipper sheeps,
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giz a clue.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oohhhhhh, you and me, blimey have you forgot how good you were already. I havent, i get better with every year passing. Anyway the jokes gone, you've spoiled it now
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more excitement in injury time than in the whole ninety fucking minutes at Cov by the sound of it.

I must pick my matches more carefully.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brilliant report Late Doors - I followed it on the radio and made such a howl when Becchio scored the 99th minute winner that the neighbour knocked on the front door to see if I was alright and hadnt suffered an injury  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good, like your Taliskar it grows the longer it takes to produce....


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