#01 – The Robert Snodgrass job

Back to back TSS man of the match wins for Robert Snodgrass signal a real return to form for the Scottish midfielder as he inspired Leeds United to a great away win at Coventry City and was once again the stand out player v Hull.

#02 – Who the f**king hell are Hull?

This week, we enjoyed teasing our fish-loving neighbours from Hull as they geared up for their biggest game of the season and we laughed off any suggestion that we actually cared. Treating our fellow Yorkshire teams with utter indifference has become a bit of a hobby for Leeds fans which always irritates the opposition. Good times.

#03 – A mystery wrapped in an enigma

“Bradley’s left foot is a mystery wrapped in an enigma” was the rather brilliant reply from one TSS commentator after the midfielder once again frustrated Leeds United with a rollercoaster display v Hull City.

After needlessly giving away the freekick that Hull converted t0 take the lead, Bradley made amends by levelling the scores. With Leeds in front and the opposition down to ten men, the derby was ours to lose… and lose it we did, as Bradley capped off another one of ‘those days’ with a quite spectacular own goal.

#04 – Everyone wants some Somma loving

We learnt this week that Davide Somma loves Leeds United just as much as we love him, as the South African put pen to paper on a new three year contract, expressing his delight through the official site.

Meanwhile, the South African’s want to get in on the Somma loving too and have selected the striker for their forthcoming international match against the Yanks. We wish him luck (and pray he avoids injury).

#05 – The Chief backing Somma

Another man feeling a bit of Somma-loving is the greatest South African footballer of all time, Lucas Radebe. The Chief saw Somma in action against Sheffield United on his recent trip to Elland Road and was mightily impressed, telling South African soccer site, Kick-Off that;

“I could see that he looked strong, tough and good in the air. I thought that this guy could be a possible solution to the striker problem we always seem to have. I think he will bring something different to the team,

#06 – Ivory Coast Mad for Max

Another Leeds United player to be called up for his country is Mad Max Gradel. The winger received his first international call-up earlier this week and will join the Ivory Coast squad that is set to take on Poland next Wednesday.

#07 – Some not so lovable players

In a Radio Bates interview before the Hull City game our bearded chairman told listeners that some agents were being unrealistic with their wage demands, adding that he thought some would definitely leave the club.

Whilst Bates doesn’t name names, it’s easy to speculate with Bradley Johnson topping the list after turning down a three year deal last week. Luciano Becchio is another first team regular who has yet to sign, so could also be one of the players Bates is hinting towards.

#08 – Black eyes fine so long as the ref is watching

The message the FA are sending out this week is that elbows to the face of a player are perfectly fine, as long as the referee sees it.

The FA failed to punish a Hull City player after viciously assaulting Luciano Becchio, because they claim the referee saw the incident so there was no need for further action – despite the ref not doing anything himself and Becchio being left with a black eye.

#09 – Tom “Sicknote” Elliot

On-loan Leeds striker, Tom Elliot has once again succumbed to injury at Rotherham. Ronnie Moore, who was questioning Elliot’s commitment just a few weeks back, continues to be frustrated by the youngster telling Team Talk that his teammates have now dubbed him “sicknote!”

#10 – Friday’s final thoughts…

I’ll be honest with you, I couldn’t think of anything to pad this out with so instead I thought I’d point you all in the direction of a Bradford City blog which asks ‘What is a derby match if Leeds argue they have no local rivals?’

On and on…

  • Raph

    Alright tss? Just read the bradford link…kinda makes sense except for the obvious, we ARE a bigger club than all of the+, bigger history, bigger ground, bigger training facilities and fan base etc etc. I do strongly agree with the remark about the tragidy at brdford, there is a line beween derby rivalries and just sick minded, those people arent football fans that take happiness out of a tragidy like that and there is a twinge of shame that those bstards associate with us real leeds united fans! How disgusting would it be if when we played swindon, everyone took piss of kevin and christopher?!

    • AussieWhite

      I’ve just made a comment on the City site regarding that exact same point Ralph.

  • AussieWhite

    The Bradford City blog is an interesting read and there are some quite well considered and mature comments on it (TSS).

  • TheReaper08

    Great to see some of the players getting international recognition. Can only be good for there confidence.

  • Max.

    If you’re looking for stuff to pad it out, no mention of Bobby Davison’s return?

    http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/Leeds-United-ExWhites-favourite-joins.6623068.jp

  • Andy Flynn

    #11 TSS made to eat his words by Luciano Becchio! ;o)
    Hahahahahahahahaha