This report featured in the fanzine in February 2009. Happy days.
Bloody Leeds with their big attendances and their well-paid players. Bloody Leeds with their lairy northern supporters & a history the Albion can’t dream of. Bloody Leeds with their 3points off the Albion yet again.
The withers atmosphere seems to lull ever further with every game now that the attention is finally being focused on the Falmer reality. But the drab experience is always a little better when a ‘big’ team comes down for the afternoon.
The noise quickly disappeared when the fateful man in black pointed to the spot after only 8minutes following a tackle by El-Abd. Sullivan saved the penalty from Becchio and the withers went as mad as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Even an old bloke in the north stand looked excited.
So we did alright in a game of very few chances up til half time, leaving us to ponder whether we could crack on and nick the 3points. It was just when I started believing we could win it that Leeds scored from a free kick through lower league veteran and general twat face, Lee Trundle.
Conceding from a free kick was annoying again so to ensure we were annoyed about something else, the Albion conceded another goal in the last 10minutes of a match. I think it was even our corner when it all went up the shit and Fabian Delph slipped past Murray on halfway like a banana skin on ice & strolled through to notch the second.
And that was that. Another home defeat, more poor defending at key times and some anxious moments to find out how the teams around us did – Cheltenham and Orient lost but Hereford and Crewe won, their games’ll be just as important from here on in so hold on tight for the relegation run in.