Page 208/365 : Back In The ER

…that’s Elland Road…not the Emergency Room!

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Today was my first Pre-season friendly with Leeds as it was the first home game. German top division team Nurnberg came to Leeds, amid all the buzz about the departing Ken Bates. With speculation rife as to why he’d left, all thoughts turned to the on-pitch shenanigans.

It wasn’t a particularly good game for us. But to be fair, Nurnberg were a decent side. We were 1-0 down within three minutes when Ginczek smashed a shot in which had gone over the whole of the defence. We thought it ha been cleared on the line but the linesman judged it to be a goal…it was like 1966 all over again!

The Leeds fans made their own entertainment throughout the day. A couple of renditions of “Ten German Bombers” and “One World Cup and two World Wars” went around as could be expected.

McCormack wasn’t looking up to scratch, and looked a little unfit. Poleon tried his hardest, but it just wasn’t good enough. We were severely lacking the ability to get the ball into the box, and I fear it could be our main concern for the coming season.

On came Noel Hunt, to chants of “Your Dad’s a Hunt, and so are you!”

Then Nurnberg scored again. A ball in to the back post and a header into the roof of the net.

It wasn’t very inspiring from Leeds, and I only hope that the lower level of opponent in the Championship will see us well…! If not, it’s going to be a long old season!

Met up with Leeds United buddy Kev after the game for a quick pint and a chinwag before heading into Leeds to meet up with all my mates for a few beers. Good times

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