Heidi's Blog - Leeds United v Rotherham 10/2/24

11 Feb 2024 12:18 am, by Lufcheidi


Leeds United v Rotherham | 10th February 2024 | Elland Road

I think the long journey to Plymouth caught up with me today as fatigue set in meaning it took longer to set off to the game than intended and a stop at Birstall on the way home. Had swollen legs ever since then too which although were a side effect of my medication, means I’ve decided to wear flight socks for the rest of the longer games as well as taking a pillow. Wednesday saw our Personal Goals reunion with LUFC Fitness/Leeds United Foundation with the first group I joined. It was lovely to be joined by both Karl Darlow and Dani van den Heuvel who were a credit to the club.

Thursday saw my yearly review after my hip operation which typically was at the same time as the snow started. Luckily with grips on my boots and walking poles I managed the round trip of 6.38km plus I managed to help a couple with three young children get out of harm’s way on the hill. I certainly made the right decision to walk and did manage that okay. The good news is that the specialist was really pleased with how the operation and my recovery have gone and I don’t need to see him again. The only advice I was given was that I must make sure I don’t fall!

Overall, this was a very one-sided game with Leeds having lots of possession and scoring an early goal from Bamford after a run down the wing from Firpo. With many of the Rotherham players including their keeper surrounding the referee, no end of them would have seen a blue card for harassing him. Apparently, a blue card will be introduced as a sin-bin trial at some point for cynical fouls and harassing the referee. No doubt just like VAR, it won’t have the desired effect but cause more issues if it goes ahead. With Leeds attacking constantly, Summerville saw his powerful shot go over the bar and Gray had a shot pushed away by their keeper as well as Gnonto. Despite the possession we had, there was only one goal between us going in at the break.


Leeds carried on where they left off and Bamford saw his shot canon off the crossbar after a deflection. Leeds got a second goal shortly afterwards when Rutter provided a through ball after some great work once again, for Summerville to run onto and put past their keeper to give us some breathing space. When Summerville was brought down in the box after Gnonto’s pass, the referee pointed to the spot. Bamford got hold of the ball once again even though I knew he wasn’t taking it before passing it to Summerville. He duly chipped a great penalty into the net to give us that third goal. Rotherham put Leeds under pressure for the first time in the latter stages of the game when Meslier was forced to make a couple of saves to keep them out.

In reality this was a comfortable win for Leeds even if it didn’t feel that way at times although the game passed by very quickly. Tuesday sees us head to Swansea before the long trip back to Plymouth for our league game next week.

See you there, LUFC – Marching on Together!

Leeds won the game 3-0 with Bamford (10) and a brace from Summerville (52, 60 Penalty)

Team: Meslier, Ampadu, Gray, Firpo, Kamara, Bamford, Summerville, Gnonto, Gruev, Rodon, Rutter

Subs: Piroe for Summerville (63), Byram for Firpo (63), Joseph for Bamford (75), Connor Roberts making his debut for Gruev (75), Cresswell for Kamara (84)

Unused Subs Klaesson, Cooper, Anthony, Gelhardt

Attendance: 35,261 (650 Rotherham Fans)
Referee: Andrew Madley.
Booked: None from Leeds



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Lufcheidi wrote on 13 Feb 2024 12:10 am

Kennyb41 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:45 pm Great for the kids, no panic next time we see a kid flat on his back and you in the distance whistling then.

How old's the Beret hat btw and where was it purchased ?
Of course!!
This one is fairly recent as they tend to shrink in the rain as they are wool so just get a new one when I see it.

Lufcheidi wrote on 13 Feb 2024 12:08 am

Kennyb41 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:40 pm You are a stalwart that's for sure.

And yes they certainly do do that and you do catch a moment, keep up the good work then gal, they're appreciated and as long as you're loving it, may the good times last :tup:

I can probably guarantee that if you were sat at home on awaydays, you'd only be wishing you were there, best of luck with your health, and treat yourself to a foot massager or one of those little vibrating leg/foot thingymebobs, but a good brisk walk helps no end.

Happy travels :tup:

Yes Dog, i said leg/foot.
Thank you that’s appreciated. Feeling better at the minute and have been taken off the tablets that have swollen ankles as a side effect. They are still not 100% but definitely improved . I’ve got my massage booked for Friday!

Kennyb41 wrote on 11 Feb 2024 01:45 pm

Lufcheidi wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:29 pm I’d like one too lol. It’s certainly caught on but I get told shirts are for the kids to receive not adults. I’ll stamp my feet and pretend to be a kid then.
Great for the kids, no panic next time we see a kid flat on his back and you in the distance whistling then.

How old's the Beret hat btw and where was it purchased ?

Kennyb41 wrote on 11 Feb 2024 01:40 pm

Lufcheidi wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:26 pm Thank you. I’m having a chilled out day in readiness for the long trips. I do not want to miss any you are right but I want to make the most of things as you never know what is around the corner. I know at some stage, hopefully long into the future, it will be home games only.
As for photos, plenty of people ask for them, others will speak to me saying they love what I do so they get a photo taken unless they decline. Others I just take but they tell a story in reality as it shows the camaraderie amongst our fans and football games through the eyes of a fan.
You are a stalwart that's for sure.

And yes they certainly do do that and you do catch a moment, keep up the good work then gal, they're appreciated and as long as you're loving it, may the good times last :tup:

I can probably guarantee that if you were sat at home on awaydays, you'd only be wishing you were there, best of luck with your health, and treat yourself to a foot massager or one of those little vibrating leg/foot thingymebobs, but a good brisk walk helps no end.

Happy travels :tup:

Yes Dog, i said leg/foot.

Lufcheidi wrote on 11 Feb 2024 01:29 pm

Kennyb41 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:57 am We also seem to have our fair share of beggars wanting clothes.
I’d like one too lol. It’s certainly caught on but I get told shirts are for the kids to receive not adults. I’ll stamp my feet and pretend to be a kid then.