Friday, 9 March 2012
Enoch, Messi and Dairylea cheese slices......
Elsewhere in the crazy world of Football Glasgow giants, Rangers, continue their financial meltdown. Players are taking 75% cuts to their salaries and redundancies are inevitable as the administrator struggles to unravel the financial Armageddon that has decimated Ibrox. Not surprisingly performances on the pitch have taken a nose dive as a consequence leaving the competition for the SPL title dead in the water for this season. The implications for Scottish football could be severe. If Rangers do survive but are not competitive in next year's competition Celtic could have the title all wrapped up before the end of January. These are dark days for our haggis munching cousins north of the border.
Planet Leeds has continued to enjoy a positive atmosphere this week after the goalless draw at the KC as the team prepare for this weekend's trip to the Riverside to play Middlesbrough. Memories of Becchio's stunning winner on Teeside last season will give encouragement to the Leeds faithful that we can repeat the victory on Sunday lunchtime. Boro's form away from the Riverside has been far more impressive than at home suggesting that Tony Mowbray's men are not all that comfortable playing in front of their own fans, a fact that Leeds can exploit especially if we can stop them playing for the first 20 minutes. I hope the pitch is better than the KC though. The combination of a rugby damaged surface and a very firm pitch hardly encouraged players to keep the ball on the deck and led to lots of aerial traffic..........not that easy on the eye.
So can Leeds make Boro look like Yorkshire puddings on Sunday lunchtime and take three points back to the Theatre of Renewed Hope? Yes.........course they can. 2.1 to Leeds me thinks!