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“Don’t let style outweigh substance,” “Making himself look even worse” – Leeds fans erupt ahead of huge Championship clash

Leeds United patrons have already started their pre-drinks in the Transfer Tavern ahead of a huge Championship clash with Reading on Saturday.

The Yorkshire outfit are enjoying a fantastic first campaign under Garry Monk that could well end in promotion to the Premier League, currently well in the running to qualify for the playoffs at a minimum.

But their upcoming clash with Reading on Saturday could have a huge impact; the Royals are just one place and two points behind them in the Championship table and are making a strong push for promotion themselves.

The two playoff contenders last met at Elland Road in December in a particularly controversial clash. The visitors finished up with 77% possession but on the end of a 2-0 defeat, as chants of ‘Boring, Boring Reading’ circled around Leeds’ home ground.

That created a mini war of words in the media and it has flared up again ahead of the weekend, with Reading boss Jaap Stam taking some not so subtle digs at the opposition. He told GetReading; “It would be nice if they come over here and instead of them being hostile we can be hostile against them.

“In how we played you can say about being boring but we had 80 per cent of the ball so I don’t know who’s boring. It’s about winning the game and they won with a bit of luck as well I must say.”

Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay’s had his say on Stam’s latest comments on Twitter and unsurprisingly, Leeds fans have felt compelled to weigh into the debate as well…

Who’ll come out on top this weekend – Leeds or Reading? Let us know by commenting below!

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