I cannot wait to get back to Elland Road in a few days time, Reading the visitors in a game that has attracted yet another home sell-out at Leeds United. The idea of sell-outs was a distant memory a couple of years ago unless an old rival arrived in the cup, but it is now the norm in a new era at the club.
Reading arrive in poor form after an average start to the season and the game will be slightly ramped up by the fact that Jaap Stam called us all bad human beings last season after we chanted “boring, boring Reading” as the passed the ball between the defenders for the majority of the match without ever looking like scoring. We hit them on the break, goals from Chris wood and Souleymane Doukara sinking them. The return fixture wasn’t so good, a woeful display as they were becoming by that point, a 1-0 loss, Jan Kermogant getting the goal after slagging us off on the build-up to the game.
The atmosphere will be electric and the fans will be up for it as always, the international break has come at a good time in my opinion, the poor form before the international break was very concerning but nothing that can’t be sorted with some changes or even a different approach to the game. Millwall were unlucky not to put five past us, the same with Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff who weren’t great were still much the better side on the night. We need to come out of the blocks to start the momentum because if Reading get at us early there will obviously be some anxiety around the ground.
Saturday can’t come soon enough.