When : Saturday 14th October, 3pm
Where : Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES
Capacity : 37,900
Away Stand : John Charles Stand (usually the upper tier towards the South stand)
What might I see in the area : chip balancing artists
And onwards into the depths of Yorkshire for another really exciting day out. Seriously, all credit to those going to this one not least because of the seriously stupid pricing that comes with being a so called "big club" like Leeds
Leeds are so far one of the better performers in this division certainly contenders for promotion at this early stage so this one is the most difficult game Reading will have played so far this season
Leeds will have Pontus Jansson available after suffering bruised arm v Sheffield Wednesday. Reading are without the usual bunch plus no doubt the standard surprising omission that Jaap always comes up with, either forced or not. Hoping Barrow and Bacuna will both start and no doubt Barrow will get abuse from the Leeds fans following his less than impressive loan spell there last season. Quite obviously there will be heaps of hatred and chanting permeating from the home stands towards Mr Stam and his rather exciting tactics.
Taking command of proceedings in the bitterly cold depressing October wind and rain will be Jeremy Simpson from Lancashire
31 Jan 2017 > Birmingham City 0-1 Reading
17 Dec 2016 > Blackburn Rovers 2-3 Reading
09 Sep 2016 > Reading 2-1 Ipswich Town (managed to book 9 players)
16 Apr 2016 > Leeds United 3-2 Reading
09 Jan 2016 > Huddersfield Town 2-2 Reading (FA Cup 3)
20 Oct 2015 > Rotherham United 1-1 Reading
Games at Elland Road really weren't very common until this century and only 11 seasons have been shared by the two clubs and only 3 of those were before 2000. Of the 11 league games played there Reading have won two and lost five so not quite as bad as you'd think but Elland Road is still an intimidating place to go if you're not in the right frame of mind.
3 of the 4 drawn games have been 0-0 and of all the games between to two sides up there that have produced a decisive result (that's a total of 9 games including the two league cup ties in the 1990s) in only two has one of the teams failed to score.
How to follow the game
- Get a ticket and travel to the game
- Listen to Radio 5 Live and/or a myriad of other radio stations for score flashes
- Ring/text a mate for updates
- Use an iFollow subscription
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)