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Lucky Leeds United vs. Nottingham Forest

Elland Road

February 12, 2008.

7.45pm

Lucky Leeds v Forest

This has been an eagerly awaited fixture ever since 5.45pm on August 25, 2007, the day that Lucky Leeds committed daylight robbery at the City Ground with their smash and grab raid in the 2-1 win that saw them walk off with all three points. Forest will be looking to not only to avenge that day, but also attempt to lay to rest the poor away form that has hampered them to date.

The Reds travel to Elland Road on the back of an ugly 2-0 win over Millwall at the weekend. Whilst we were making hard work of the Lions, Lucky Leeds were scraping a draw at Northampton. The Whites may have made short work of the 15 point deduction imposed on them for going into administration, but they appear to be finding League 1 a little harder now. New manager Gary McAllister is still looking for his first win since taking over from the poisoned dwarf Dennis Wise, who walked out on them in favour of Newcastle.

It's 6 games since they had a win and they have fallen out of the playoff placings and sit in 8th position. We have 2 games in hand over them at present and sit 4 points ahead of them in the table in 3rd. They are clearly due a win, let's hope it isn't against us. The Reds will be backed by their usual healthy away following with the 3,000 tickets being sold out last week.

Also throw into the mix a reunion with former player and Osama Bin Laden lookylikey David Prutton and you have what should be a tasty fixture.

Vital Quotes:

Lucky Leeds United Team News:

Midfielder Neil Kilkenny and defender Frazer Richardson are both doubts with injury. Both missed the trip to Sixfields at the weekend.

Player to watch: Jermaine Beckford

The former Scunthorpe player has been causing havoc in League 1 this season and with 16 goals to his name so far he'll have to be watched for the entire 90 mins this time out and not just the 89 as in the last game between the two sides.

Nottingham Forest Team News:

New boy Garath McLeary may get a place in the squad, with Agogo only just returning from the ACON tournament.

Player to watch: Will Hoskins

He had an impressive debut for the Reds on Saturday and was unlucky not to get off the mark. He looks to be an asset and is proven at this level.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have met a total of 73 times in the league, dating back to 1921. There have been 21 victories for the Reds, 25 defeats and 27 draws.

Match Prediction:

A tight and nervy affair, with Forest bagging the points in a reverse of the 2-1 at the City Ground.

Next Fixtures:

FL1. February 16, 2008. Swindon Town (h).




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Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 10 2008

Time: 4:35PM

Your Comments

Just a couple of things, Leeds werent deducted 15 points for going into administration, they were deducted 10 last season for that, the 15 were for coming out of admin without a proper `c.v.a.` A punishment that is unique as no club has ever been punished that way before. Secondly, luck evens itself out, over the last ten games or so luck has deserted us and so we can hardly be described as lucky any more. Finally comparing Prutton to Osama bin Laden is rather racist and i thought the idea was to kick racism out of football! Besides that a rather accurate report i thought!!
yorkshirepride1
I fail to see how saying David Prutton looks like Osama Bin Laden is racist. It might be stretching it a bit in terms of likeness, but that's about it IMO. They both have distinctly dodgy looking beards. It's not offensive, just an observation. Some might say he looks like Jesus. There are even some who once said he was a tramp walking across a football pitch. [Edited by KevG]
guinless
Well yes you are pretty good at stretching the truth, Lucky Leeds....25 points deducted in two seasons, Gus poyet leaving, a Manager quitting, poor results, strikers who cant hit a barn door, how lucky we are!
yorkshirepride1
Fair enough mate, but you did break the rules and you were rightly punished. Don't you agree?
guinless
Rightly punished maybe, we dont know the truth behind it all, the courts will decide. The administrators sold the club to Bates taking us out of Administration without a c.v.a, therefore the administrators were the ones in the wrong not the club....we`ll have to wait and see how the courts view it. People outside the club just think Leeds cheated and deserved to be punished...but its far more complicated than that. Anyway on the football side, i hope its gonna be a cracker on tues!
yorkshirepride1
Lucky Leeds you're having a laugh. We were so lucky we got 25 points for a 10 point offence.
Tiny T
Or away form is dire, youhave a new manager who hasn't won yet - this normally spells a defeat for Forest - most likely with Prutton scoring it!
Our Kids Dad
hmm, not convinced...we have forgotten how to win
yorkshirepride1
Going to be a close game and i see it ending in a 1-1 draw!
will it ever happen
You really will do anything to up your post count wieh.
guinless
 

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