Friday, 2 October 2009

Veil of secrecy at Leeds

Leeds have thrown a veil of secrecy over how badly hit their injury ravaged squad is for tomorrow's match which is expected to attract a crowd of 30,000: Leeds

We have got an early sight of the Sub-Standard's preview: 'Someone compared Colchester's stadium where the Addicks suffered a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday as having been built out of a flat pack from B and Q. Much of Charlton's squad looks as if it has been redeemed from the pawnshop with its ill assorted collection of ageing journeymen. One of them, Spainard Miguel Llera, put the ball in his own net on Tuesday and can't even offer the excuse of "I am from Barcelona." Much of the rest of the team looks like the product of a youth in the community project with young hopeful Jonjo Shelvey following the path of an eccentric asteroid on the pitch. The Sub-Standard says: ADDICKS BECOME YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS.

Given that the Leeds defence may have some problems, there may be a case for an adventurous strategy, starting McLeod alongside Burton or at least telling Shelvey to position himself closer to Burton. Hopefully, Sodje will replace Llera at the back, if only because the latter's confidence has been shaken.

It looks as if we will be without Semedo who in many ways is the fulcrum of our side. I am going for a 3-1 win for Leeds with Sodje scoring the consolation. With two defeats in a row, the moaning will drown out the sound of the traffic of the Blackwall Tunnel approach.

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