Sunday, December 17, 2006

Two games no points

Reading went down 2-1 at home to Blackburn and leeds lost 1-0 away at Ipswich

The Sporting Life report on the Reading Game can be found here and they pretty much have the game spot on. Both teams were not brilliant in the first half but Reading definitely had the better of it and deserved to go in at half time 1-0 up. In the second half Blackburn were a different team. Whatever they had in their half time certainly worked whereas Reading must have had sleeping tablets in theirs. They were absolutely awful. This is probably the worst I have seen them play for a long time and they can have no complaints that Blackburn ran out eventual winners. They were on the back foot from the off and continued to gift chances and miss passes left right and centre for the rest of the half. All not helped by a spat between Doyle and Sidwell at the end of the first half and a further one between Murty and Little in the second half. However, everyone can have a bad day at the office now and then and it is important not to forget how far this team has come and just how good they are.

And so to the Leeds game. The Sporting Life report can be found here. I was not there (obviously) but leeds current predicament can be summed up by picking out three short sentences from that article
  • Ipswich dominated first-half possession.
  • Leeds had to wait until the 38th minute for their first shot.
  • Nicholls let his frustration get the better of him in the 84th minute when he received a second yellow card and was sent off.
Things need to get a bit better and soon or we are headed to Division 1. Wise has improved things a lot and shipped out some of the dead wood already which just shows how far we had fallen from last season. We need to pick up some points in the next couple of weeks and some handy trading in the transfer window in January will also be required.

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