Ahead of Leeds’ clash away at QPR, we spoke to Sam Hardman about all things Landan and the Hoops.
How long have you supported Queens Park Rangers and why did you choose them as your team?
I have supported qpr since i knew what football was, im currently 23 so started probably about 4, my dad supported them and although we live in the north east i wasnt persuaded out of supporting qpr .
What’s your favourite moment as a fan. Season, game or anything other occasion?
Undoubtably bobby zamora vs derby in the play off final, joint with our promotion season.
Leeds claimed a ‘double’ over their Lancashire rivals Bolton Wanderers, the 2-1 win wasn’t the hammering many had forecast and it was won thanks to a deflected Alioski shot that Matthews in the Bolton goal couldn’t keep out. Despite the win Leeds stay third as both Norwich City(3-2 v Bristol City) and Sheffield Utd.(1-0 at WBA) won.
The visitors were quick on the attack and it took a superb save from Kiko Casilla to deny Meggennis the opening goal, strangely the home side giving Connolly the freedom of Elland Road to supply the opening minute chance. From that Leeds surged forward and with Tyler Roberts linking well with Patrick Bamford and they deservedly went ahead on 16 minutes thanks to only the second penalty to be awarded this season, Roberts played a one-two with Harrison and was clattered in the area. Penalty!! Only the second one we’ve been awarded since JC was a lad.
There after a ‘discussion’ took place between Hernandez, Roberts and Bamford about who was taking the penalty, the seven million pound striker finally grabbing the ball and putting it confidently past Bolton keeper Matthews who dived the opposite direction.
Ahead of today’s clash with Bolton, we had the chance to Bolton born band The Jade Assemebly and massive trotter Foz about all things Bolton.
How long have you been a Bolton fan?
Bolton fan since I was about 5-6 and started going to the games with my dad
Is the entire band Bolton fans or do you have a secret scum fan in the mix?
We’re re all Bolton fans in the band
Leeds vs Boro
Team: Casilla, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Clarke, Roofe, Klich, Harrison, Bamford
Leeds love a late equaliser and leave it late to nab a 100th minute leveller.
After late drama in the game Jack Clarke is rushed to hospital after being taken ill on the bench. Here’s the YEP coverage of the incident.
Thanks to the YEP
In the Donny/Posh game Leeds loaner Tyler Denton is shown a red for a challenge on another Lufc youngster Malik Wilks. Careful lads!
Oh oh oh he’s magic! Man of the moment for Leeds.
Aaron Ramsey announces his intentions to join Juventus at the end of the Arsenal deal and signs a contract worth £400k per week. We’re sure he’s going for ‘footballing reasons’ too.
Sad news as England’s top stopper Gordon Banks passes away. Many will remember his wonder save against Pele.
Ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Swansea City, we spoke with Chris Brown about all things Swans.
How long have you supported Swansea City FC and why did you choose them as your team?
I have supported swans since I was 8 years old Cos swans are best in Wales
What’s your favourite moment as a fan. Season, game or anything other occasion.
12/13 season was best
Tell us about a player that you were proud to have on the back of a shirt, if you didn’t is there one you wished you would have.
Olli McBurnie on back of my shirt
What’s your most memorable match playing Leeds.
2009 against Leeds
Ahead of today’s clash with Boro, we spoke to Steve, a Boro fan who has supported the ups and downs for the last 56 years.
How long have you been a Boro fan and why?
I have supported the Boro for as long as I have followed football, probably about 56 years.
Why the Boro, not a choice really, I was born in Middlesbrough and lived here all my life, I can’t go with not supporting your local team, for all the pain and frustration it may cause you have to support your local team, and what joy when they win.
What has been your favourite moment following Boro?
Favourite moment has to be the come back win against Steaua Bucharest.
Tell us about a player you was proud to have on the back of your shirt. If you’d didn’t, tell us about one you wish you would have had.
In the premier era Juninho has to be the player most fans would choose, but going back to when I might have had a shirt with a name on it, I would say John Hickton.
The ‘small dogs’ have appointed Jan Siewert as their head coach, the German joins from Borussia Dortmund. He was their under 23’s coach.
Gaetano Berardi makes his first appearance since the game against Ipswich Town in October, Kiko Casilla starts his first Leeds game, Tyler Roberts is a late replacement in the starting eleven for ‘Izzy’ Brown who moved to the bench in the under 23’s game with Southampton in the Premier League Cup at Tadcaster Albion’s ground.
Leeds win the game 3-2, the goals coming from Halme, Diaz and Edmundson. Brown came on as a second half substitute, Berardi limped off(muscle strain)in the first half and was replaced by Shackleton.
Leeds United's Gaetano Berardi set for scans today as hamstring niggle leaves him doubtful for Rotherham trip. Hopefully it won’t be serious and his return to the first team won’t be delayed too long.
Tickets for the away game at Middlesbrough sell out in under ten minutes. Remarkable!
Cardiff City’s fifteen million new striker Emiliano Sala is feared to have died in a plane crash, the 28 year old striker had only signed for the Welsh club on Saturday and had returned to France to say his goodbye’s to his ex teammates at FC Nantes. He had set off back from France on Monday night but air traffic control lost contact with the plane off Alderney in the Channel Islands.
A poignant moment of remembrance of a brave young boy.
Norwich City climbed above Leeds in the Championship thanks to a resounding 3-1 win at Elland Road. The East Anglian’s out fought the home side and deservedly took home the three points.
The Game was in it's infancy when Norwich went in front, Jansson gave away a free kick that was despatched by Vrancic past Casilla by via a deflection. Leeds had started on the front foot and the goal was a surprise to the packed house.
Vrancic gives Norwich City the lead.
Leeds had their efforts on goal but not many troubled Krul in the Norwich goal, the same player was very lucky to stay on the field when he ‘Schumachered’ Tyler Roberts when the Leeds striker burst through on goal, from the free kick Hernandez hit the wall and the rebound was blasted over the bar by Klich.
Leeds tried to get back into the game but were hit again when Puki netted when once again the Leeds defence was found wanting and stood still waiting for an offside that didn’t come.
The start of the second half brought changes, Jack Clarke and Barry Douglas coming on for Pablo Hernandez and Jack Harrison. As in the first half Norwich denied Leeds to play their possession football as Leeds struggled to get past their defence. Norwich made it three when once again the home side gifted them possession and it ended up with Vrancic volleyed past Casilla.