Thursday, 4 April 2013

Leeds there for the taking

It's usually inadvisable to tempt fate but I feel so strongly about Saturday's match that I am going to do so. Leeds will arrive in SE7 with a caretaker manager and a side that looks distinctly below their average. They have lost three on the spin and Neil "Relegation" Redfearn has recalled a 19 year-old from League One loan duty at Sheffield United. Luke Varney and Spittin' Diouf will be the only instantly recognisable faces and they are there for the taking I'm telling you!

By contrast, we come off the back of two fine performances which have seen us take four points and put seven other clubs between us and Huddersfield in the last relegation place. With Barnsley, Cardiff, Wolves, Middlesbrough and Bristol City to come, we have every prospect as things stand of finishing in the top half of the table which was always the game-plan. A home victory against Leeds will move us above them in the table and put the focus very much on those above us.

Rhoys Wiggins is close to returning to the sort of form which was challenging Solly for best full-back and that has a knock-on on the central pairing. Andy Hughes has had a reassuring influence on central midfield and he is one who will relish Saturday's game against his old club and is looking like he's benefitting from a run in the side. Andy Hughes has had a reassuring influence on central midfield and he is one who will relish Saturday's game against his old club. Callum Harriott looks like he has overcome any stage fright and will be another desperate to show at the Valley and have the fans calling his name again.

The fact that our home form has been horrendous is an enormous opportunity for us for next season and we must have hope of further league improvement if reasonable funds can be found to improve the squad over the Summer. Three final home wins is not unrealistic given the opposition and it would give more balance to our performances at the Valley over the season. An 8-6-9 record would speak to the tightness of most of our home showings, even if we expect more in front of our fans.


Anonymous said...

We're rid of retarded Warnock now. The shackles are off. No more hoofball. Ball on the floor. Passtastic Leeds to destroy you four nowt

Dave said...

Good to see you are up early. Hoofball to football in a week?

collywobbles said...

Wow, what optimism! I'd still take staying up on goal difference if I was offered it. Would like to enjoy the Bristol City game without tension.

Dave said...

Collywobbles - I reserve the right to go into a state of panic and predict relegation in the event we lose. They are there for the taking though!