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Reading v Leeds Match Thread

Post by Ellandback1 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:41 pm



Reading FC v Leeds United

Tuesday 26th November 2019 20:00 | Madejski Stadium


Following their victory at Kenilworth Road at the weekend, and returning to an automatic promotion slot, Leeds confidence should be sky high as they aim to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games. Their next opponents, Reading occupy 18th place in the Championship having clawed themselves free of the relegation zone following recent victories over Preston, Millwall and Luton before being edged out 1-0 against Brentford last weekend.

Bielsa will be encouraged that Hernandez played all 90 minutes against the Hatters. Liam Cooper too, showed no repercussion of the groin injury he sustained at Blackburn earlier this month as the Leeds skipper returned to action for the final half an hour. Alioski was an unused substitute at the weekend, but is likely to play some part of proceedings on Tuesday evening. Nketiah is still a couple of weeks away from returning, but with Bamford on the scoresheet for the last couple of games, would Bielsa give him any game time anyway?




Last season Leeds did the double over Reading with a one nil victory at Elland Road and a three nil victory in last seasons corresponding fixture at the Madejski Stadium. Back in March Mateusz Klich opened the scoring and Pablo Hernandez secured the victory with a brace of goals. After last seasons victory Leeds are looking to win consecutive away league visits to Reading for the first time and hope to win four consecutive league matches for the first time since a run of seven in a row in November and December 2018. On the other hand Reading have not won four consecutive home league games since April 2017 under Jaap Stam.


Leeds Staring XI:
Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Hernandez, Harrison, Roberts, Bamford

Subs: Meslier, Douglas, Berardi, Shackleton, Alioski, Costa, Clarke

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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by weasel » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:21 pm

It would have to be a really good book otherwise definitely the Leeds Utd match would be my option.
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Post by faaip » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:21 pm

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Post by 1964white » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:56 pm

Blimey I've just twigged :roll:

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Post by Doire_Boi » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:23 pm

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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:41 pm

Could be Kikos last game for a bit.

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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by gessa » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:42 pm

This is going to be a tougher game than some may think, yesterday was their first defeat in 6, to an improving Brentford, during the unbeaten period, they had 3 home wins, including a 1-0 win against Preston. Dallas looked tired at the end of the game and if I thought MB would rotate, then I'd have him on the bench, with Berardi moving to LB , if he was to rest Dallas, then I presume Douglas would be the replacement, personally, I'd rather have a tired Dallas.

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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by faaip » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:47 pm

gessa wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:42 pm
This is going to be a tougher game than some may think, yesterday was their first defeat in 6, to an improving Brentford, during the unbeaten period, they had 3 home wins, including a 1-0 win against Preston. Dallas looked tired at the end of the game and if I thought MB would rotate, then I'd have him on the bench, with Berardi moving to LB , if he was to rest Dallas, then I presume Douglas would be the replacement, personally, I'd rather have a tired Dallas.
What against us soft southerners? Technically my "home" team this in the absence of Aldershot, who languish somewhere non league.
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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by John in Louisiana » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:01 pm

No doubt this will be a tough game. But if we can get Cooper and White back together again, I think we can keep a clean sheet.

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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by Gurj » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:09 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Could be Kikos last game for a bit.

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Think we asked till the end of the month, so he should still be available for Boro game and then we will see how the appeal goes.
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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:18 pm

Gurj wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:09 pm
Think we asked till the end of the month, so he should still be available for Boro game and then we will see how the appeal goes.
I understand the extension was until the 27th of the mont Gurj.

I suppose it will be soon enough.
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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by gessa » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:31 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:18 pm
I understand the extension was until the 27th of the mont Gurj.

I suppose it will be soon enough.

If found guilty he could appeal, which would extend it.

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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:49 pm

gessa wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:31 pm
If found guilty he could appeal, which would extend it.
Yes that is true.
'We can wait for the next game with serenity'

'I am quite clear in my mind that one has to feel sincere love for those he leads, and if he doesn't feel it naturally, then he must learn how to feel it' Marcelo Bielsa


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Re: Reading FC v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by rab_rant » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:56 am

The oppositions point of view.

Last weekend’s defeat away at Griffin Park against Brentford was the first in Mark Bowen’s tenure. An Ollie Watkins header in the second half proved to the difference between the two sides, as George Puscas missed a one on one chance to put Reading ahead early on in Greater London. Other than that, Mark Bowen’s record at Reading has been impressive and he has won all of his games at the Madejski Stadium during his time in charge. Is that a good omen for this match?
Andy Yiadom will miss this match through suspension, after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. Meanwhile, Lucas Boye came off the bench on Saturday and is an option once again for Mark Bowen. Lucas Joao is back in training after sustaining a severe foot injury many weeks ago, while Sam Baldock is an injury concern after damaging his hamstring on Saturday.


Puscas??? wonder if he is related to the Puscas that was in the Hungary team that trounced England
back in the 50's... hope not. Referees wore sports coats in those days.

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Re: Reading FC v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by 1964white » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:49 am

Leaving here at 11.30am, hopefully return home & my bed by 2.30 to 3am :) maybe a hour later if the M1 is closed for roadworks :(

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Re: Reading v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by 1964white » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:04 am

faaip wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:47 pm
What against us soft southerners? Technically my "home" team this in the absence of Aldershot, who languish somewhere non league.
You should make your way down to the Madejski stadium & sit in the home end Faaip, there'll be plenty of Reading fans dressed up as blue seats :lol:

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Re: Reading FC v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by mothbanquet » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:26 am

No reason not to win this game. They've had good form at home but we're 6 unbeaten against better teams. Logically, we should have this...

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Re: Reading FC v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by Chilli D » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:43 pm

On a late shift tonight so will use Sky Go on my phone with the sound down low to keep an eye on it.
Come on boys let's be sitting pretty at the top come 10pm tonight

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Re: Reading FC v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by whiteswan » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:01 pm

Chilli D wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:43 pm
On a late shift tonight so will use Sky Go on my phone with the sound down low to keep an eye on it.
Come on boys let's be sitting pretty at the top come 10pm tonight
I'll be watching with you Chilli :)

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Re: Reading FC v Leeds Utd Match Thread

Post by Chilli D » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:15 pm

You're going to come at sit at my desk Swannie?

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