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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by KW » October 20, 2010, 3:52 pm

Woodgers wrote: blah blah blah I'm a Leicester w@nk
Thats all i got from the previous post
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » October 25, 2010, 1:17 pm

Leeds United v Cardiff

Npower Championship
Venue: Elland Road Date: Monday, 25 October Kick-off: 1945 BST
Coverage: Full commentary on BBC 5 live sports extra, online and BBC Radio Wales (all frequencies), live text commentary online, score updates on BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 Live. Live on Sky Sports 1



TEAM NEWS
Leeds manager Simon Grayson has no new injury or suspension worries, but could change his line-up following the abject home defeat by Leicester in midweek.

Goalkeeper Jason Brown could lose his place to fellow loanee Ben Alnwick, who recently arrived from Tottenham.

Craig Bellamy and Michael Chopra could again start for Cardiff after coming through Tuesday's win at Coventry unscathed.

Adam Matthews is available after returning from Wales Under-19 duty.


MATCH PREVIEW
Leeds manager Simon Grayson has bemoaned his side's inconsistency this season but also denounced the high expectation placed on them. The promoted club were 10th prior to the weekend fixtures and only one win shy of the play-off places.

Their level of progress will be gauged by how they fare against a Cardiff side determined to avoid the lottery of the play-offs following their heartbreaking defeat by Blackpool in last season's final.

Manager Dave Jones called periods of Cardiff's performance "breathtaking", and suggested that match-winner Jay Bothroyd could be worth an England call-up. Certainly, Cardiff boast phenomenal attacking options now that Craig Bellamy and Michael Chopra are fit again.

Cardiff also have an excellent recent record against Leeds, who have lost half of their home games this season and conceded 11 goals in their last four matches.


MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head

• Cardiff are vying for a fifth successive league win over Leeds and are unbeaten in their last four visits to Elland Road.

• The West Yorkshire club did the league double over the Bluebirds in 1983/84, but since then they have drawn three and lost five of eight league meetings.

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Leeds

• Leeds have lost three of their last four matches.

• They have gained seven points from losing positions, a feat matched only by Cardiff and Norwich prior to the weekend.

Cardiff

• The Bluebirds have won three successive games and are unbeaten in five.

• Their defensive record is bettered only by QPR in this division.

Massive Game, very tough
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » October 26, 2010, 7:06 am

Leeds 0 - 4 Cardiff

Its starting to look like it's going to be a very long season :(
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Inactive » October 26, 2010, 7:28 am

Kyle 89 wrote:Leeds 0 - 4 Cardiff

Its starting to look like it's going to be a very long season :(
:o :? :woot: :doubt: :opps
yea saw the end of that game and was shocked when I saw the score ... wont be getting out of this division this season and I suspect for a few to come ... just got to keep away from the relagation zone (I blame the furners :D )

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by jedski » October 26, 2010, 8:03 am

we need to buy astutely during the next transfer window. this morning was painful to watch, worse than watching an off-form Raiders side.
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » October 26, 2010, 8:06 am

Bipolar Bear wrote:we need to buy astutely during the next transfer window. this morning was painful to watch, worse than watching an off-form Raiders side.
I agree with every word
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by SubLime Green » October 27, 2010, 7:32 am

I don't watch many Championship games, but if Cardiff play like that week in, week out, they deserve promotion this season. Their passing game was fast and crisp and some of the moves they were putting together would have opened up premier league defences.

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » October 28, 2010, 2:35 pm

Three very winnable games upcoming, minimum 5 points required

Scunthorpe (away) currently 15th
Coventry (away) currently 6th
Hull (home) currently 19th
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by KW » October 28, 2010, 3:16 pm

We were schooled by Cardiff. They should have won promotion over Blackpool last year. Apparently they have some dodgy bookmakers anyways.

Looks like automatic promotion is def out of the question and top 6 should be the aim. Thats now 3 losses in a row at Elland Road, the pressure will be on Grayson to get us up the ladder before Xmas.

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by KW » October 31, 2010, 9:01 am

morale boosting 4-1 away win overnight against Scunny. Our away form is much better than our home form. Next up is Coventry Away. They are sitting 4th and will be tough.

We are on 20 points, 2 oustide the top 6.

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » November 8, 2010, 7:05 am

Coventry 2-3 Leeds United

A very good away win against Coventry moves Leeds up to 8th on 23 points, one point outside the playoff zone and 10 point behind league leaders QPR.
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » November 12, 2010, 7:22 pm

We beat the high flyers in Coventry away and then drop 2 points with a draw to lowly Hull at home, its hard supporting two teams like this
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » November 12, 2010, 7:23 pm

Kyle 89 wrote:We beat the high flyers in Coventry away and then drop 2 points with a draw to lowly Hull at home, its hard supporting two teams like this
Would have went to outright 5th if we'd won :nooo
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by jedski » November 14, 2010, 8:46 am

3-1 win overnight against Bristol City (if we couldn't beat them I'd have been worried) featuring a treble to Becchio. 5th place now, still 8 points behind automatic promotion.

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » November 14, 2010, 10:46 am

Up into 5th :)
2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker (c) 4 Leilua 5. Oldfield (Rapana) 6. Williams 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson (c) 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Inactive » November 15, 2010, 5:08 pm

Kyle 89 wrote:
Kyle 89 wrote:We beat the high flyers in Coventry away and then drop 2 points with a draw to lowly Hull at home, its hard supporting two teams like this
Would have went to outright 5th if we'd won :nooo
We were up 2-1 in that game as well.

Still things are looking a bit better but having supported Leeds for many years I know that it can turn the other direction pretty quickly.

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » November 21, 2010, 7:27 am

Leeds 1 - 1 Norwich (away). A decent result, keeps us in outright 5th
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by KW » November 28, 2010, 1:34 pm

unbeaten run is now at 6 games after 0-0 stalemate with reading overnight. Thats two pretty tough away trips and while 2 points isnt great, its better than none. Next up is Palace at Elland Road. They are struggling big time, and while they were lucky to escape releagtion last year, look certainties to go down this campaign. A win here will keep us in the play-off spots.

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ps I note a certain rival thread has been created. Their are many more manu haters than supporters on this site.
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by cliffbag » November 28, 2010, 1:49 pm

ps I note a certain rival thread has been created. Their are many more manu haters than supporters on this site.

You make plenty of enemies when you crush so many teams on the way to being at the top for the better part of 2 decades

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Dusty » November 28, 2010, 6:18 pm

cliffbag wrote:
ps I note a certain rival thread has been created. Their are many more manu haters than supporters on this site.

You make plenty of enemies when you crush so many teams on the way to being at the top for the better part of 2 decades
Man Utd = Roosters of the EPL
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by cliffbag » November 28, 2010, 7:13 pm

Kyle 89 wrote:
cliffbag wrote:
ps I note a certain rival thread has been created. Their are many more manu haters than supporters on this site.

You make plenty of enemies when you crush so many teams on the way to being at the top for the better part of 2 decades
Man Utd = Roosters of the EPL
Except they actually have a fan base, and have been far more successful, without the wooden spoons in intermediate years.
Oh, and they breed talent as well as purchasing it.
ALmost every Premier League team has a handful of players who came out of the Manchester United youth ranks. (a little like the Raiders, I'd say)

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Post by KW » November 30, 2010, 4:14 pm

Great draw in the FA Cup, Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, our first trip there.

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Post by Dusty » December 5, 2010, 11:43 am

Leeds United 2 - 1 Crystal Palace
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Post by Dusty » December 12, 2010, 7:44 pm

Leeds United 3 - 2 Burnley (away)

Moves us up to 4th :thumbsup
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Post by beetlejuice » December 12, 2010, 9:36 pm

be careful that automatic promotion isnt a poison chalice. when you move up to premier league, you want to be their for quite a few years, not for just 1.
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beetlejuice wrote:be careful that automatic promotion isnt a poison chalice. when you move up to premier league, you want to be their for quite a few years, not for just 1.
what would you know about it? stick to being dissapointed about going a whole season without a trophy
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Post by jedski » December 15, 2010, 1:13 pm

Breaking news, another TV game coming up.

January 1st @ midnight, we're taking on Middlesbrough (who currently have lost 8 of 10 away games) live from Elland Road
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KW wrote:
beetlejuice wrote:be careful that automatic promotion isnt a poison chalice. when you move up to premier league, you want to be their for quite a few years, not for just 1.
what would you know about it? stick to being dissapointed about going a whole season without a trophy
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Post by Raiders Lime Milk » December 15, 2010, 2:55 pm

Bipolar Bear wrote:Breaking news, another TV game coming up.

January 1st @ midnight, we're taking on Middlesbrough (who currently have lost 8 of 10 away games) live from Elland Road
That's good news for you guys and for me. Go Boro. :D

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Post by beetlejuice » December 15, 2010, 5:47 pm

KW wrote:
beetlejuice wrote:be careful that automatic promotion isnt a poison chalice. when you move up to premier league, you want to be their for quite a few years, not for just 1.
what would you know about it? stick to being dissapointed about going a whole season without a trophy
now now KW, i was only trying to raise a valid point in that you dont want to put in all that effort only to be relegated in your first year back into the premier league.
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by jedski » December 15, 2010, 9:13 pm

beetlejuice wrote:
KW wrote:
beetlejuice wrote:be careful that automatic promotion isnt a poison chalice. when you move up to premier league, you want to be their for quite a few years, not for just 1.
what would you know about it? stick to being dissapointed about going a whole season without a trophy
now now KW, i was only trying to raise a valid point in that you dont want to put in all that effort only to be relegated in your first year back into the premier league.
I think that can be filed in the "no **** sherlock" compartment
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Re: The Leeds United Thread

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Bipolar Bear wrote:
beetlejuice wrote:
KW wrote:
beetlejuice wrote:be careful that automatic promotion isnt a poison chalice. when you move up to premier league, you want to be their for quite a few years, not for just 1.
what would you know about it? stick to being dissapointed about going a whole season without a trophy
now now KW, i was only trying to raise a valid point in that you dont want to put in all that effort only to be relegated in your first year back into the premier league.
I think that can be filed in the "no **** sherlock" compartment
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Unless you're derby county, who managed to get relegated by Christmas last time they were promoted :lol:

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by Schifty » December 19, 2010, 10:53 am

So Leeds defeat top of the table QPR to go 2nd..

Played an extra game, but it is a handy position to be in at Christmas.

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Re: The Leeds United Thread

Post by KW » December 20, 2010, 8:56 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/footbal ... 283611.stm

Super leeds now 9 games unbeaten and sitting pretty. Now for revenge on Leicester.
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