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Seems we have a number of Leeds fans on here so I thought we deserved our own thread smile

Greatest team of all time:

1) Gary Sprake

2) Paul Reaney

3) Terry Cooper

4) Billy Bremner

5) Jack Charlton

6) Norman Hunter

7) Peter Lorimer

8) Allan Clarke

9) Mick Jones

10) Jonny Giles

11) Eddie Gray

12) Paul Madeley (Super Sub)

OK. So I know I am showing my age, but these were the really good times for LUFC.

And although I am a softy southerner, who has never lived north of London (except in my Uni years) I have been to Elland Road many times.

 



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I think you guys have got a seriously tough game tomorrow night, but I'd love to see you back in the premier league this year.

Must admit I thought you might have a little room for this Wood guy in the above list ;)

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philwrig wrote:

I think you guys have got a seriously tough game tomorrow night, but I'd love to see you back in the premier league this year.

Must admit I thought you might have a little room for this Wood guy in the above list ;)


Yes. I agree.  And Newcastle didn't do us any favours by losing to Sheffield Weds last week. That has made everything much closer in the fight for play-off places.

Re Wood, I was picking the best TEAM, not the best 11 players of all time to make a team.  If I had, I still doubt Wood would make the team. A certain Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink may have that spot with Eric Cantona playing in the Nş10 role.



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Bob in Spain wrote:
philwrig wrote:

I think you guys have got a seriously tough game tomorrow night, but I'd love to see you back in the premier league this year.

Must admit I thought you might have a little room for this Wood guy in the above list ;)


Yes. I agree.  And Newcastle didn't do us any favours by losing to Sheffield Weds last week. That has made everything much closer in the fight for play-off places.

Re Wood, I was picking the best TEAM, not the best 11 players of all time to make a team.  If I had, I still doubt Wood would make the team. A certain Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink may have that spot with Eric Cantona playing in the Nş10 role.


 Very true, the David O'Leary era might have bankrupt you, but it was still a very special time. I remember going to Elland Road in the early 90s on a weeknight when you played Arsenal, brilliant atmosphere, think Smudger Smith may have scored for them, can't remember the final score. 



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One of my best memories - watching a FA cup replay against Ipswich from the Kop in March 75, crowd baying for Duncan McKenzie to come on as sub, and of course he scored the equaliser in the 90th minute

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If we are talking about potential bankruptcy, I would call it the Ridsdale era. O'Leary, like any manager, kept asking for cash and Ridsdale kept saying yes. He was the one with his hands on the purse strings.

My favourite memory of Elland Road was 1997, Nov 8th - Leeds 4 - 3 Derby.

I was living the wrong side of Plymouth at the time. Left home at 7.30am, got stuck in a traffic jam for 2 hours on joining the M1 near Nottingham and finally got to my seat in the East Upper at 14.59 hours.

Sat down, relieved to have got there for kick-off, only for Leeds to find themselves 3-0 down after 20 minutes. I was not a happy bunny. But when Lee Bowyer slapped in the winner in teh 94th minute, I could be seen standing on my seat, shouting, "Someone find me a job in Leeds" so I didn't have to travel so far for the games.

Needless to say, the drive home that night was a lot more enjoyable. Just about made it in time for MOTD.

www.youtube.com/watch

Watch out for a cracking volley from a baby faced Harry Kewell (1 min 40 secs in case you don't want to watch the whole thing.)

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One of my best memories - watching a FA cup replay against Ipswich from the Kop in March 75, crowd baying for Duncan McKenzie to come on as sub, and of course he scored the equaliser in the 90th minute


Duncan McKenzie came to my school when I was a kid and did a training session with us.  I was start struck for the whole hour.



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Best moment at Elland Road for me was seeing Brighton win 2-1. El-Hadj Diouf dived in the box and got our player sent-off.

He got up scored the penalty made a gesture to our fans and got sent-off!!!!

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I was there for the aforementioned mega-comeback against Derby, though I was only a pup at the time!

My own best memories are both Beckford related to be honest. THAT goal against Man United in the FA cup was of course a pretty special moment for any Leeds fan.

BUT, cream of the crop was the last game of the League 1 season 2010. I'd been on a 3-day bender in Dublin with my uni mates and flew back early at 5am-ish straight from the pub. Got a taxi from East Midlands airport to the Parkway train station, hopped on a train to Sheffield where I got picked up by my dad and we drove straight to Elland Road. I couldn't even sleep in the car as I was too nervous!! When we went a goal and a man down I was convinced we were destined to fail. I can honestly say I've never felt anything quite like I did when Jermaine poked home the winner - sheer ecstasy!!

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Sorry this thread needs renaming. They are officially known as "Dirty Leeds" particularly the team Bob quoted. Very very dirty!!

The first game of first division football I ever went to was Wolves v "Dirty" Leeds at Molineux. I was so young all I can remember is the smell of the ground, that reassuring 70's mixture of fag smoke, pies, beer and flatulence. We went with a French guy who my dad worked with in Paris who looked very uncomfortable throughout which my dad told me was due to having had his piles operated on. Quite a revelation to a 7-8 year old, the mysteries of adulthood.

My first memory of the FA Cup is Bremner fighting Keegan in the tunnel after getting sent off and my first memory of the European Cup final is Leeds fans rioting after loosing to St Etienne.

Later my sister came to her first game of football Villa v Leeds still the "admirably" lemon away kit. Dullest of dull draws, some horrendous gamesmanship and elite time wasting by "dirty" Leeds in the second half. The highlight though, was on getting to the ground we realised my sister had bought her boots to the ground in a plastic bag, she was about 5 and thought there was a genuine chance of getting a game! To be fair she would have fitted in quite nicely alongside Noman Hunter. She went on to play a game internationally invented by native Americans which for the most part seemed to me to running round hitting each other over the head with sticks.



-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Friday 14th of April 2017 05:47:02 AM

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thejester wrote:

I was there for the aforementioned mega-comeback against Derby, though I was only a pup at the time!

My own best memories are both Beckford related to be honest. THAT goal against Man United in the FA cup was of course a pretty special moment for any Leeds fan.

BUT, cream of the crop was the last game of the League 1 season 2010. I'd been on a 3-day bender in Dublin with my uni mates and flew back early at 5am-ish straight from the pub. Got a taxi from East Midlands airport to the Parkway train station, hopped on a train to Sheffield where I got picked up by my dad and we drove straight to Elland Road. I couldn't even sleep in the car as I was too nervous!! When we went a goal and a man down I was convinced we were destined to fail. I can honestly say I've never felt anything quite like I did when Jermaine poked home the winner - sheer ecstasy!!


Oh yes. I remember THAT goal very well.  I was living in Spain by that time and was invited to my next door neighbours house as they were all Man Utd fans and they wanted to give me grief.  By the end of the game, their 13 yo son had locked himself in his bedroom and couldn't even bring himself to say Cheerio when I left smile

I then ordered the "We're not famous any more" T shirt which had the score emblazoned all over it and regularly wore it around the urbanisation here. I still have it.  Perhaps when we play Man Utd in the Premier League next year, I will dust it off and wear it again.



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Oakland2002 wrote:

Sorry this thread needs renaming. They are officially known as "Dirty Leeds" particularly the team Bob quoted. Very very dirty!!

-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Friday 14th of April 2017 05:47:02 AM


 Strangely, I agree with you entirely.  Pitches were not as manicured in those days and when it rained, the players regularly came off caked in mud wink



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Bob you fell foul of the autocorrect I know you meant blood.

Mick Jones wasn't he a member of the monkeys certainly not a footballer my favourite "dirty"Leeds side would be

1. Scott Carson
2. Tony Dorigo
3. Stephen Warnock
4. Ugo Ehiogu
5. Brendan Ormsby
6. Fabian Delph
7. James Milner
8. Alan Thompson
9. Ross McCormack
10. Steve Stone
11. Julian Jocim

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Just be grateful Leeds are no longer in Europe. If we thought Leicester fans were bad with all their Xenophobic Brexit Gibraltar hooliganism, can you imagine the Dirty Leeds fans....


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Oakland2002 wrote:

Bob you fell foul of the autocorrect I know you meant blood.

Mick Jones wasn't he a member of the monkeys certainly not a footballer my favourite "dirty"Leeds side would be

1. Scott Carson
2. Tony Dorigo
3. Stephen Warnock
4. Ugo Ehiogu
5. Brendan Ormsby
6. Fabian Delph
7. James Milner
8. Alan Thompson
9. Ross McCormack
10. Steve Stone
11. Julian Jocim


What ?  No Vinnie Jones ? biggrin



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