Leeds 700 not out

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Leeds 700 not out

Postby depechedingle » Thu May 16, 2019 7:39 am

Last night was Leeds 700th game since relegation from the top flight.

690 league games + 10 playoff games.

Amazing stat.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Tricky Trevor » Thu May 16, 2019 7:40 am

What is this obsession with lower league clubs?

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby wilks_bfc » Thu May 16, 2019 7:44 am

:D Bet365 enjoying themselves
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby depechedingle » Thu May 16, 2019 8:01 am

Bet365 would enjoy that, especially with a rival betting firm being Leeds sponsor!!!

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Dyched » Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am

Also had an academy player in every matchday squad. When I say every matchday squad. I mean EVERY matchdy squad in their history.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby MACCA » Thu May 16, 2019 8:38 am

Dyched wrote:Also had an academy player in every matchday squad. When I say every matchday squad. I mean EVERY matchdy squad in their history.


I'd sooner not have 1 in and be in a higher league though...

But fair play for looking out for the local kids and providing some employment.
Who wants top flight football, when there's a stat/traditional like that to keep up.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Dyched » Thu May 16, 2019 8:48 am

MACCA wrote:I'd sooner not have 1 in and be in a higher league though...

But fair play for looking out for the local kids and providing some employment.
Who wants top flight football, when there's a stat/traditional like that to keep up.


I just it was pretty cool stat. Tbf I bet most clubs had an academy product in their squads until the late 90s/early 2000s.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 16, 2019 8:53 am

The sad thing is, there is no way clubs like us deserve to be above Leeds.

We are just a small town with limited resources and a tiny fan base. Playing in an outdated stadium.

Clubs like Villa and Leeds have huge tradition. Thousands and thousands of fans. And huge media coverage.

They deserve to go up soon.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby MACCA » Thu May 16, 2019 8:55 am

Dyched wrote:I just it was pretty cool stat. Tbf I bet most clubs had an academy product in their squads until the late 90s/early 2000s.


Very true , it us.
I'd heard it before, it's the 1 thing they like to mention after them being the biggest club in the world, having the best fans, winning lots of trophies etc etc.

Luckily I dont make a habit of talking football with Leeds fans, in fact I often proclaim to be a train spotter if a known Leeds fan turns talk towards football.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Dyched » Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:The sad thing is, there is no way clubs like us deserve to be above Leeds.

We are just a small town with limited resources and a tiny fan base. Playing in an outdated stadium.

Clubs like Villa and Leeds have huge tradition. Thousands and thousands of fans. And huge media coverage.

They deserve to go up soon.


Oh it’s early. But you won’t catch me like that johnboy
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Lord Beamish » Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am

Dyched wrote:Oh it’s early. But you won’t catch me like that johnboy

That was so ham-fisted a cast that he’d struggle to catch a cold with it.
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 16, 2019 9:13 am

It wasnt fishing. It was me paraphrasing.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby FactualFrank » Thu May 16, 2019 9:22 am

There is no correlation between being a small club and not deserving success. As there is none between Leeds deserving to go up. We are where we are because we deserve it. They are where they are because they don't deserve to be promoted.
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu May 16, 2019 9:26 am

FactualFrank wrote:There is no correlation between being a small club and not deserving success. As there is none between Leeds deserving to go up. We are where we are because we deserve it. They are where they are because they don't deserve to be promoted.

I know

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Chobulous » Thu May 16, 2019 9:31 am

FactualFrank wrote:There is no correlation between being a small club and not deserving success. As there is none between Leeds deserving to go up. We are where we are because we deserve it. They are where they are because they don't deserve to be promoted.


There’s always someone who blunders into the trap however poorly set
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby 7decades » Thu May 16, 2019 9:37 am

Bielsa bub (beezlebub) who the devil knows

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby FactualFrank » Thu May 16, 2019 9:48 am

Chobulous wrote:There’s always someone who blunders into the trap however poorly set


That paraphrasing trap is a bugger before breakfast.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Petersa » Thu May 16, 2019 10:05 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:The sad thing is, there is no way clubs like us deserve to be above Leeds.

We are just a small town with limited resources and a tiny fan base. Playing in an outdated stadium.

Clubs like Villa and Leeds have huge tradition. Thousands and thousands of fans. And huge media coverage.

They deserve to go up soon.


With an emphasis on the huge media coverage surely
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby 4:20 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:18 am

I see another myth that has taken fruition, Leeds being perennial bottlers. "It's what we've come to expect being Leeds supporters", "we just have to face it we're never going to make it" "no-one messes it up like Leeds" etc. What is it with their having to always be special at something when they aren't? Granted this season was a nebuchadnezzar in terms of bottling, but it was their first real sniff at the top table for nearly two decades, they've been average at best for most of that time. Sure they cocked it up in league one for a few seasons but they went up soon enough then languished mid table in the championship for years. They're nowt special cept' for their record breaking play off cock up last night. Being top 3 when it gets dark at 5pm and then fading down the league to an afterthought is not bottling it. Bottlers my arse, they have one decent bottle in their trophy cabinet and you can still smell the label glue which is setting on it.

Edit- DL lost to Watford in 2006 play off final...not bottling it though, Watford were better throughout the season and at that point Leeds were drinking out of Ribena cartons, not bottles.
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby cricketfield73 » Thu May 16, 2019 1:23 pm

'Like' for the fabulous use of 'nebuchadnezzar'.
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Herts Clarets » Thu May 16, 2019 1:41 pm

690 of these games have been shown on the dedicated 'Sky Sports Leeds' channel

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby keith1879 » Thu May 16, 2019 2:18 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:The sad thing is, there is no way clubs like us deserve to be above Leeds.

We are just a small town with limited resources and a tiny fan base. Playing in an outdated stadium.

Clubs like Villa and Leeds have huge tradition. Thousands and thousands of fans. And huge media coverage.

They deserve to go up soon.


Indeed ....big clubs ...by any meaure of bigness.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby SGr » Thu May 16, 2019 2:20 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:The sad thing is, there is no way clubs like us deserve to be above Leeds.

We are just a small town with limited resources and a tiny fan base. Playing in an outdated stadium.

Clubs like Villa and Leeds have huge tradition. Thousands and thousands of fans. And huge media coverage.

They deserve to go up soon.


Nearly had me ffs

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby keith1879 » Thu May 16, 2019 2:20 pm

I meant to add that Villa have won the European Cup and Leeds think they have ....both very big things.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby claptrappers_union » Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 pm

While we're on a Leeds bashing, I drove past Elland Road a couple of a weeks ago and the stadium looked tired, almost abandoned looking. It needs a good a spruce up.

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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Bullabill » Thu May 16, 2019 3:04 pm

cricketfield73 ...........
'Like' for the fabulous use of 'nebuchadnezzar'.

But not for the use of 'Fruition'.
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby bfcmik » Thu May 16, 2019 3:33 pm

Herts Clarets wrote:690 of these games have been shown on the dedicated 'Sky Sports Leeds' channel

And the other 10 were on BT
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby Vegas Claret » Thu May 16, 2019 3:45 pm

stolen from elsewhere

"Just bought a new TV for the playoff finals!!!! Opened it up no bloody Leeds "
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Re: Leeds 700 not out

Postby bob-the-scutter » Thu May 16, 2019 3:56 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:It wasnt fishing. It was me paraphrasing.

That's on the wife's bucket list. Not mine though, I don't do heights!
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