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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #315 on: April 16, 2010, 10:30:56 PM »
Big Result for Leeds tonight as form team Millwall are starting to stutter, theyve lost to Huddersfield tonight. Great result for us, hoefully tomorrow we may open a 4pt gap to them.

Remember Millwall v Swindon is last game and ours is Bristol Rovers at home. Charlton away is huge. Cmon Leeds.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #316 on: April 16, 2010, 11:26:02 PM »
Big Result for Leeds tonight as form team Millwall are starting to stutter, theyve lost to Huddersfield tonight. Great result for us, hoefully tomorrow we may open a 4pt gap to them.

Remember Millwall v Swindon is last game and ours is Bristol Rovers at home. Charlton away is huge. Cmon Leeds.

Watched the match tonight, roaring on the Terriers. IF Leeds can beat the Gills, then a serious opportunity presents itself. Charlton play Norwich tomorrow, so obviously points will be dropped there. Win tomorrow and Leeds are four clear over Millwall with three to play - call me optimistic, but I'm hoping the Charlton game won't matter!   :-\


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #317 on: April 17, 2010, 05:41:29 PM »
The Leeds revival came to an abrupt halt today, although at least we showed some fight by coming back from three down away to Gillingham after just over half an hour by pulling it back to 3-2 by the end. However, other results over the weekend went very well for us as, of our three main rivals for the final automatic promotion slot, Swindon only drew at home while Charlton and Millwall both lost. We are still holding on to second place by a single point, but we will still definitely go up if we can somehow win our last three games. This is going to be a big sweat.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #318 on: May 01, 2010, 03:31:30 PM »
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #319 on: May 01, 2010, 08:48:17 PM »
It's all down to the last game now, which we would have taken at the start of the season and looked a remote prospect only a month ago. Elland Road is a 38,000 sell-out, which sometimes piles the pressure on the players, but Bristol Rovers have nothing to play for. There is an outside chance that a draw would do, but surely with automatic promotion guarenteed for a win we will finally get out of this division. While you can never be sure with Leeds, it is a fantastic opportunity.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #320 on: May 05, 2010, 05:20:08 PM »
Disappointed we didnt get the goal last sat, grayson had 5 strikers on at the end trying to win it, as we knew tranmere were winning it was the right thing to do, but we got caught pushing too many forward, we played well in patches, and created some clearcut chances.

Huge pressure on Leeds on sat, one of the biggest games in our history imo, we have to get out of that division. 39,000 sell out, hope they roar the lads on to victory. Will try my best to watch it, and hope someone streams it on the net.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #321 on: May 05, 2010, 07:13:01 PM »
It's Funny how Football works, in 2001 on 8th of May Leeds were playing in the Champions league semi final knowing a win or a score draw would get them to the Final! 9 years on a win here on the same day will get them back in the Championship on the Road to recovery


   
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #322 on: May 05, 2010, 10:19:48 PM »
It's Funny how Football works, in 2001 on 8th of May Leeds were playing in the Champions league semi final knowing a win or a score draw would get them to the Final! 9 years on a win here on the same day will get them back in the Championship on the Road to recovery

Poor money management have them in this prediciment but I tell you this, a savvy investor could make millions on the buying of leeds, they are a sleeping giant and if they get promoted they will greatly enhance the coffers of many's a championship side.
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« Reply #323 on: May 05, 2010, 10:23:15 PM »
I think Ken Bates may have something to say about that.  It would be hard to prise it from his grasp.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #324 on: May 05, 2010, 10:30:02 PM »
I think Ken Bates may have something to say about that.  It would be hard to prise it from his grasp.

His grip would loosen if they got promoted, he would get a ton more than he put in and I am sure he would like to see the club have the resources to get to the next level after that.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #325 on: May 05, 2010, 10:46:02 PM »
I think Ken Bates may have something to say about that.  It would be hard to prise it from his grasp.

He paid 10 million for Leeds and we would of went down under only for him. In fairness hes got us debt free (although we dont own the Elland rd or thorp arch) we have buy back arrangements though, and the support is still there, Leeds had 65,000 at the play off league 1 final with doncaster and thousands didnt get tickets. Also leeds has qualified as one of the staduims for the 2018 world cup bid for england, and plans for hotel at the ground and capacity increase to 51,000 are planned but we need to get back to the premiership.

He sold Chelsea and left them in good shape, its all about finding the right buyer, also hes getting older and he lives in monaco so he pass it on. I met him once outside elland rd and he is a bit of a obnoxious git even to leeds fans.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #326 on: May 05, 2010, 11:29:54 PM »
He sold Chelsea and left them in good shape,

Not sure about that Sligonian - only Abramovich (sp) came in, Chelsea were going the same way as Leeds - unfortunately west London was more appealing to him than West Yorkshire.

To be honest, there's part of me feels strangely relaxed about it, i.e. if Leeds don't beat Bristol Rovers at home on Saturday, then they don't deserve to go up...........I probably won't be feeling like that though come Saturday afternoon!!!!!   :-\


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #327 on: May 06, 2010, 09:25:49 AM »
Yep, I'll be relaxed for the afternoon on Saturday too - as Rufus says, if they can't do the business on the day, they shouldn't be going up. 
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #328 on: May 06, 2010, 10:40:46 AM »
Just to get you in the mood ....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wweh3ROiqWI

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #329 on: May 08, 2010, 04:58:12 PM »
Well done Leeds, Football needs you back in the big time

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