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  • Lottolee Lottolee Jan 27, 2013 08:52 Flag

    Leeds v Totts

    Come on then scores on the doors chaps, correct score gets a free Martial Arts airfreshner :) 1-2 Spurs M.O.T

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    • Before you shoot off, Dunster---who was the guy from Hartlepool who broke Bert Trautman's neck---clock's started.

    • On the downside tonight after dropping 2 points at Loftus Road. I was gobsmacked how many blues were moaning on twitter. With success comes glory hunting arseholes who expect to win every game. It was pretty balanced with proper blues chastising them for getting like rag fans.
      It's brilliant supporting City at present but football has changed so much in the last few years. Garry Cook who eventually fell on his sword was instrumental in getting the Abu Dhabi millions for us. They were looking at several clubs including Newcastle and Everton. Apparently he worked tirelessly promoting the club and potential. He was a bit arrogant and occasionally embarrassing but did a great job for us. Leeds really need someone to do this for them now as the revenue from fans in Asia and worldwide is like never before. It's probably the worst time to be out of the premiership. There is footage on youtube of a coach full of Indonesians singing City songs. The irony of listening to them finishing with a rendition of Manchester is blue is priceless.
      There are often conspiracy theories banded about but I must admit as an outsider looking in I honestly believe Bates has no interest in promoting the name, the history or potential of Leeds United. Anyway I've invaded your forum a bit too much lately. I'll leave you to discuss all things Leeds and probably drop by after the cup game.

    • Cheers Tom I enjoyed reading that. Up until Di Matteos goal against Middlesbrough I think Newcastle scored the fastest cup final goal in our 3-1 loss to them in 55.
      As Alan said it should be a great occasion. I always loved home games against Leeds.

    • A bit of City history for you Dunster. You will be too young to remember when the Don graced the turf at Maine Road. The man was a football legend on the field for you and off the field for us. He devised the Revie plan often copied but without the success it gave City and the England squad after the trauma suffered by England against the great Hungarian team of the fifties.The Revie Plan was a tactical system in football used by Manchester City in the 1950s. The system was named after Don Revie, who had the most important role in it.
      In 1953, English football was devastated by the Hungarian team which beat England 6–3 at Wembley Stadium. The Revie plan was a variation on the tactics used by the Hungarians, involving Don Revie playing as a deep lying centre forward. Revie started attacks by coming into the centre of the field to receive the ball, drawing the opposing centre-half out of position.
      The system was first implemented by the Manchester City reserve team, who using the system went unbeaten for the last 26 games of the 1953–54 season. Before the start of the 1954–55 season, Manchester City manager Les McDowall called his team into pre-season training two weeks early to try the new tactic. Manchester City lost their first game using the system 5–0, but as the players became more used to the system it started to become more successful. Using the system Manchester City reached the 1955 FA Cup Final, but lost to Newcastle United 3-1. The following year City again reached the final where they played Birmingham City and won.{ref Wikipedia} I believe Revie never really got the credit he deserved from the press or supporters outside of ER for his contibutions to football. IMO his main fault was that he was very suprstitious and relied too much on fact finding info on the opposition. The great teams playing under him were kept too tight and rigid according to the dossiers he had on the oppositions. Had he let them off the hook to play their natuaral game in later years we would certainly have won a lot more finals, semi finals and league titles.. God how I wish he was in charge today along with Sid and Les. I fear those days of glory will never be seen again in my life time and count myself very fortunate as a young fella to have been able to be part of a generation growing up during that time. MOT in hope of better things to come.

    • "You never Know"! Thats football that is an all. Still to gain promotion teams need to be consistent. Cup runs are just that "runs", they have their own set of rules. The league and promotion thats "bread and butter" stuff that is! Another thing about promotion Dunster, is a team has got to be ready for it, you know, not just wake up one morning and whammy, I say chaps we`ve been promoted, won`t do, won`t do at all!

    • For me the best way to look at the present situation is for you guys to enjoy the day and enjoy the game no matter what. It's a chance to drag your thoughts away from the Elland Road control farce for a while. Great memories will come flashing back when the teams walk out.

    • Lets see what GFH bring. again was at that match with City Revie in front of the Kop remember there being 25k there to see the great man wished there were more, I was a young lad then brought up on the KOP, it's a shadow of it's former self :(

    • To be fair it was drummed into you to dislike Leeds. They were successful then and with success comes jealousy. You always got a bum deal with the media I thought.
      One of my low points supporting City was at Elland Road years ago. They wheeled Revie onto the pitch when he was well into his illness and far too may fellow city fans gave him stick. I found it quite sickening. As you stated he actually played for us and won silverware. After the game a fair few bricks were launched over the wall at us. Hardly surprising really as he is revered in Leeds.
      Anyway may the best team win.
      Oh and easy I would be surprised if you gained promotion. Far too inconsistent. Strange how they can turn it on one day then terrible the next. Stranger things have happened though. Like the rags surrendering an eight point lead last year. You never know.

    • Dunster, you’re not the first fan from another club that “bloody hate” Leeds. Our fans are loud, aggressive, get in the faces of opponents, and usually give back better than we receive. But, despite what our illustrious chairman says, we are not all morons. We revel in our “everyone hates us and we don’t care” reputation – one that Millwall fans aspire to! But it is just a front. For sure, Leeds fans are passionate about their team, yet most are just as passionate about watching good football – something we’ve been deprived of for a decade!
      The “Dirty Leeds” tag was acquired in the 1960-70s under Don Revie’s management. Revie brought to Leeds everything he had learnt at Man City; the greatest of which was the introduction of a “family ethos” - an ‘us against the world’ mentality. It remains as Revie’s legacy – at least amongst the club’s fans.
      Doubtless City will batter Leeds, if everything goes to form. But there is just a chance that a seed from MANC, planted by Revie, might destroy your recently turbo-charged side.
      Nevertheless, I still sort of wish that what happened to you would happen to us!

    • Concentrate on promotion! Lets be serious here Dunster, do you really think the Whites are ready for promotion? Best of luck with Lewis Holtby, my next door neighbour is a Shalke Fan and I can tell you he is really P..ed Off!

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