Leeds and Warnock mugged again
Published : 12 Nov 2012 17:53:34Rss feed
Neil Warnock claimed Leeds had been mugged last Tuesday when Burnley deservedly beat them 1-0 with a late Charlie Austin goal, but they were well and truly mugged on Saturday when Watford's Udinese Franchise hammered them at Elland Road.
Nothing went right for them with the boiling Kettle refereeing the game. He yellow carded five Leeds players and also sent off Jason Pearce for a foul on Almen Abdi. That left Leeds to play with ten men for the second half and that was reduced to nine when Rodolph Austin was stretchered off with a potential serious injury.
Is Warnock close to the end at Leeds? I'm beginning to think that might be the case. The takeover remains imminent but it would not come as a surprise if they didn't dispense with his services once it's completed.
Another manager under pressure is Derek McInnes. Tipped by some to get the Burnley job in January 2011, McInnes went to Bristol City soon afterwards. I got the impression during our recent trip to Ashton Gate that he's not that popular.
That night we inflicted on them a third successive defeat and extended their run without a win to six games. Those runs have continued with four more defeats since.
Their last win came in mid-September at Peterborough and such has been their poor form that they've now well and truly in bottom place, a point behind Peterborough. The latest defeat came yesterday, a 2-0 reverse against Charlton at home and alongside everything else they are the only club not to have kept a single clean sheet all season.
Assistant manager Tony Docherty was sent to face the media after this latest defeat but we can confirm that on this occasion their former St. Johnstone manager had not had to go back to Scotland to visit his mum but was talking to his players.
They are behind Peterborough now but all is not well at London Road. Today they issued a statement that read: "Peterborough United are disappointed to report that Gabriel Zakuana, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Emile Sinclair and Tyrone Barnett have been transfer listed and fined by the football club following an internal investigation into a breach of club discipline."
They wouldn't confirm what had happened and said there would be no further comment but the BBC have reported that two of those players have been cautioned for an incident in the centre of Peterborough in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Those two now occupy the bottom two places with Ipswich moving up to 22nd following their win against us.
Crystal Palace, winners with two late goals against Peterborough, remain top although they lost that place to Middlesbrough for a few hours after they'd beaten Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night.
Cardiff, Hull, Leicester and Huddersfield are in the play off positions with Huddersfield moving in after a 1-0 win at Barnsley, replacing Blackburn who could only draw at home in Agent Berg's first home game in charge.
Finally, and of great importance, it was good to see all the clubs in the Championship, along with clubs from all other divisions, paying their respects ahead of Remembrance Day. At Ipswich, as at Burnley a week earlier, the minute's silence was impeccably observed.
It's a free midweek with the next Championship games this coming weekend. The latest results can be found along with the next fixtures and all the usual information.The Results Friday 9th November Middlesbrough 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1 Saturday 10th November Barnsley 0 Huddersfield Town 1 Leeds United 1 Watford 6 Blackburn Rovers 1 Birmingham City 1 Leicester City 2 Nottingham Forest 2 Blackpool 2 Bolton Wanderers 2 Millwall 2 Derby County 1 Cardiff City 2 Hull City 1 Peterborough United 1 Crystal Palace 2 Ipswich Town 2 Burnley 1 Wolverhampton W 3 Brighton & HA 3 Sunday 11th November Bristol City 0 Charlton Athletic 2
The Stats Biggest Win Watford 6-1 v Leeds United (away) Total Goals Scored 42 (19 home - 23 away) Player Scoring Most Goals 2 - Matej Vyrda (Watford) Highest Attendance 28,229 - Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday Lowest Attendance 9,691 - Peterborough United v Crystal Palace Total Yellow Cards 24 Total Red Cards 2 Most Cards in a Game Leeds Unitedv Watford (7Y 1R) Ref: Trevor Kettle
Leading Goalscorers (League Only) 17 Charlie Austin (Burnley) - includes 2 penalties 13 Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) - includes 6 penalties 9 Tom Ince (Blackpool) - includes 1 penaltyCraig Mackail-Smith (Brighton & Hove Albion) - includes 2 penalties 8 Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) - includes 3 penaltiesMarlon King (Birmingham City) - includes 2 penaltiesJordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) - 2 with Huddersfield Town 7 Craig Davies (Barnsley) - includes 1 penaltyDarius Henderson (Millwall)David Nugent (Leicester City)Matej Vydra (Watford) - includes 1 penaltyPete Whittingham (Cardiff City) - includes 3 penalties 6 Sone Aluko (Hull City)Steven Davies (Bristol City) - includes 1 penaltyChris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers)Heidar Helguson (Cardiff City)Theo Robinson (Derby County) - includes 1 penaltyLiam Trotter (Millwall) - includes 1 penaltyChris Wood (Millwall)
Hat Tricks Date Player & Game 01/09/12 3: Pete Whittingham - CARDIFF CITY v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15/09/12 3: Charlie Austin - BURNLEY v Peterborough United 22/09/12 3: Glenn Murray - CRYSTAL PALACE v Cardiff City 22/09/12 4: Craig Davies - Birmingham City v BARNSLEY 23/09/12 3: David Nugent - LEICESTER CITY v Hull City 29/09/12 3: Emile Sinclair - Hull City v PETERBOROUGH UNITED 02/10/12 3: Charlie Austin - BURNLEY v Sheffield Wednesday 23/10/12 3: Marlon King - Millwall v BIRMINGHAM CITY 06/11/12 3: Glenn Murray - CRYSTAL PALACE v Ipswich Town
Disciplinary Record (League and Cup) Club Y R Y R Club Y R Y R League Total League Total Barnsley 21 1 24 2 Huddersfield Town 27 2 28 2 Birmingham City 17 2 19 2 Hull City 12 0 12 1 Blackburn Rovers 20 0 20 0 Ipswich Town 23 0 23 0 Blackpool 19 0 19 0 Leeds United 32 1 37 1 Bolton Wanderers 31 1 33 1 Leicester City 17 1 17 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 0 23 0 Middlesbrough 21 0 24 0 Bristol City 20 0 22 0 Millwall 29 1 31 1 Burnley 28 0 34 0 Nottingham Forest 29 3 29 3 Cardiff City 24 0 26 0 Peterborough United 31 0 32 0 Charlton Athletic 25 0 25 0 Sheffield Wednesday 28 1 31 1 Crystal Palace 21 1 25 1 Watford 31 4 32 4 Derby County 15 1 16 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 1 18 1
Highest and Lowest Attendances Highest Lowest Att Fixture Att Fixture 28,707 Nottingham Forest v Derby County (30/09) 5,435 Peterborough United v Bristol City (18/09) 28,582 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United (19/10) 6,188 Peterborough United v Millwall (21/08) 28,229 Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday (09/11) 6,348 Peterborough Utd v Huddersfield Town(23/10) 27,437 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday (18/08) 8,088 Barnsley v Bristol City (01/09) 26,598 Sheffield Wed v Bolton Wanderers (22/09) 8,195 Barnsley v Crystal Palace (23/10) 26,594 Brighton & HA v Sheffield Weds (14/09) 8,319 Barnsley v Peterborough United (02/10) 26,402 Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United (02/11) 8,427 Peterborough Utd v Derby County (29/10) 26,293 Brighton & HA v Middlesbrough (20/10) 8,571 Barnsley v Ipswich Town (29/09) 26,185 Charlton Athletic v Barnsley (20/10) 9,258 Millwall v Birmingham City (23/10) 26,121 Brighton & HA v Birmingham City (29/09) 9,280 Peterborough Utd v Wolves (22/09)
The Next Fixtures Saturday 17th November Birmingham City v Hull City Huddersfield Town v Brighton & Hove Albion Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley Leicester City v Ipswich Town Bristol City v Blackpool Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday Burnley v Charlton Athletic Peterborough United v Blackburn Rovers (17:20) Cardiff City v Middlesbrough Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers Crystal Palace v Derby County Sunday 18th November Millwall v Leeds United (13:15)
Source: Clarets Mad
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