Becchio strikes back

Lucciano Becchio made his return to action for the Leeds United reserves last night as they beat Lincoln City 2-1. Becchio opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a lobbed goal, but Lincoln equalised from the penalty spot soon after. The final goal came from Davide Somma four minutes before the break who has now scored in his last two reserve outings.

Great to have Becchio back in action. Wouldn’t be suprised to see him play a part in the FA Cup tie against Kettering Town on Sunday as he looks to regain match fitness. Davide Somma seems to be coming on nicely too. What this means for on-loan striker Sam Vokes is anyones guess, but I doubt Simon Grayson will be looking to extend his loan period in January. For me, he hasn’t been worth it.

Loan swoop for Cardiff City left-back?

The loan deadline expires this evening meaning Simon Grayson won’t be able to make any further additions to his squad until the January transfer window opens. However, the Yorkshire Evening Post (amongst others) are reporting a possible move for Cardiff City left-back, Tony Capaldi.

Not sure this is totally necessary as Jason Crowe played in the reserves last night so is close to a return. Aidy White also gave an excellent performance after coming on as a sub early in the second half on Tuesday. However, I can’t fault Grayson for covering his bases. It seems Hughes has picked up an injury so it’s definitely better to be safe than sorry.

Another milestone for TSS

Back in August, it looked like TSS had come to an end after just a few months. The previous host cancelled the account for no clear reason, although I believe this was because they couldn’t cope with the traffic. The site continually experienced problems under them whenever demand was high.

Anyway, back then I lost all the posts I’d made, all the comments users had contributed and all the other site content. It was a frustrating day and I seriously considered giving it up for good. However, my stubborn ways wouldn’t let the unreliable host defeat me, so I found a new one (Hostgator, who have been brilliant!) and set about re-launching the site.

Since that day, there’s been 112 posts on TSS which have received a combined total of over 125,000 visits, many of these returning visits from users that now frequent the site daily, and the latest milestone is entirely down to the sites users. Yesterday TSS passed the 1,000 comment mark, so thanks to everyone that’s participated and helped make the site a success. MOT.

12 Responses

  1. Choppers

    Congratulations mate. Always a pleasure to read your articles.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. The Reaper

    Crowe is a right back so can’t be counted in the argument for experienced cover at left back.
    Would like to see more of Aidy White but think the club is correct to play him sparingly for his own development.

    • TSS

      I think – although I could be wrong – he’s played at left-back before. Not an ideal option obviously, and I agree with you that it’d be nice to see more of Aidy White. The lads pace alone adds a lot to the team.

  3. JB

    Congratulations with the site.

    Why not a picture of the old scratching shed on the home page?

  4. Norwegian Leeds Fan

    Congrats with the site! I really enjoy reading your posts, and I find this to be one of the best unofficial LUFC sites for the fans. Keep up the great work!

  5. Jon

    RE: Norwegian Leeds Fan – I actually think you are better than the official one! Keep it up

  6. Jo

    Well done, and thanks for all your work, I think your site is excellent and very much enjoy the writing!!

    • TSS

      That could be the first time I’ve been called a c*nt on TSS, but I’ll assume it was in jest! ;)

      Thanks to everyone for the kind words and continued support of the site. MOT.

  7. Yorkshrman

    As one of those who comes here (at least) once a day I’d like to add my congratulations. Don’t always agree with what you write, but that’s one of the great things about football!! Although there are some strong views from both from you and from other contirbutors, they debate always seems to be handled in an adult way.

    Looking forward to coming back here for many years to come ……


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