But Leeds lost this past Wednesday at home, 0-5 to Blackpool and who was in goal? Paul Rabuchka, place of birth, California.He gets an England flag next to his name playing for Leeds though he apparently was born in the USA. Interestingly he played previously for Blackpool, in fact, making a number of appearances for them over a 5 year stretch. What is also interesting is that he gave up 3 goals, okay, may have had some other miffs that led him to being substituted about an hour into the game. 3 goals were given up when he was in there, so 2 goals were given up once the 18 year old replacement Cairns came in. Can't expect as much from the youngster.
The 30-year-old would like his time again, no doubt, but this transfer and this opportunity has swallowed him. The walls caved in spectacularly against Blackpool but the seeds of his demise were sown four games earlier on the night of his full league debut. Rachubka was in arrears from the moment he coughed up an injury-time goal and gifted a point to Coventry City.
Anyone who doubts the effect of a mistake which came at the end of an otherwise steady performance should revisit Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff City. Rachubka was not culpable for that result but his demeanour was anxious; the sign of a player who knows people are doubting him even if he is not yet doubting himself.
So was it all that bad? Time will tell but it was only one game. but this article is telling.
These are the things we often don't know about, perhaps Millwall will stand a better chance against the Tangerines in the weekend match, still would have to give the advantage to the Seasiders at home.