Davide Somma

Chesterfield 2-3 Crewe Alexandra (01.12.09)

Davide Somma got his first taste of League Two football playing 57 minutes for Chesterfield before being substituted. Somma could have made the dream debut for the club when given the chance to get his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot after just 8 minutes, but his “weak penalty” (according to Sky Sports) was saved by the Crewe goalkeeper. Missing penalties? He’ll fit right in at Leeds then!

Chesterfield went on to fall 2-0 down, missing another penalty in the process, before pulling one back late on. Crewe scored again though to make the match 3-1 and Lester’s 89th minute strike proved to be nothing more than a consolation goal.

Despite failing to get on the scoresheet, Somma will go in to the Chesterfield history books as the 1,000th player to appear for them in the League.

Andrew Milne

Notts County 4-0 Darlington (01.12.09)

Milne wasn’t even named amongst the substitutes for this match as Darlington were thoroughly destroyed by a rampant Notts County. Darlington were 3-0 down after just 17 minutes, so quite obviously some serious defensive problems there. Funny how they seem to follow Steve Staunton about, isn’t it!?

I’m guessing Milne will be happy to have played no part in this match, but I hope his transfer doesn’t prove pointless and he gets some time on the pitch. You’d think Steve Staunton would know enough about Milne (having coached him) to know what he’s getting, so I doubt he’d have signed him for no reason?

Alan Sheehan

Wrexham 0-1 Swindon Town (29.11.09)

Wasn’t going to bother with Alan Sheehan as he’s probably on his way out and it’s the younger players development I’m more interested in, but I heard the Wrexham fans booed him off the pitch when he was substituted during this FA Cup clash last Saturday. With a booking to his name and the most fouls of any player on either side, that’s possibly why. Doubt I’ll be focusing on him too much in the future.

  • Leeds through & through

    i dont really no much about this david somma but hes been scoring in the reserves, and if beckford is to leave were going to either bring someone in or use what we have got, although i read in the paper this morning that mic mccarthy is planning on trying for beckford in january offering us sam vokes plus cash, again this wouldnt be a good deal in my eyes as i arnt sam vokes biggest fan, hasnt really done anything to put him self up in my estimates.

  • Kernow

    Having seen the reserves a couple of times this season, and watched the pre-season game at York, thought young Milne might be in with a shout for the odd start, especially in one of the cup games. Looks a better bet than the Stationary Slovac (at fault for the Kettering goal), but I understand Grayson’s priority is promotion this season. I’m surprised to hear he didn’t even get on the pitch for Darlington. Mind you, maybe that says something about the way Staunton is performing as a manager?

    Missed penalty for Somma on his debut – that’s gonna sting.

    Thanks for keeping track of the youngsters out on loan.

    • Ramblinjohn

      The only person at fault for the kettering goal was wankergren…definitely the weakest link

      • TSS

        Would agree with John. Never seen Lubo duck out from a header before, so can only assume Casper’s called for him to leave it.

  • Leeds through & through

    also in agreement about that caspers fault totally