Well who would have thought, Bull on his 6th MDT my longest run in the MDT chair and by jezzz what a ride, from breaking the hoodoo of losses and poor results in London, to beating Champions elect Chite on their own patch WITH 10 MEN, to grabbing a point last night over the current PL Champions its been fantastic and some truly wonderful performances along the way. But now our bitterest of rivals up next the FILTH at ER next Sunday at 2pm (i'm thinking about having the dinner around 9 in the morning so i wouldn't be drinking copious amounts of cider on an empty stomach)
Leeds V Manure - THE STATS
Sunday's fixture will be the 109th game between these two Clubs Leeds won 26, manu won 47 and there have been 35 draws to date.
In the PL leeds v manu have played 26 times with leeds only winning 5 of these losing 14 & there have been 7 draws.
In those 26 games since the 6th of September 1992, leeds have scored just 20 goals and conceded 40 so once again we find ourselves on the wrong side of the recent results and the less said about the most recent PL game the better, that horrific result a few days before Christmas last December wont be recorded here.
At Elland Road the last time manu won in the PL was October 2003, when roy keane scored in the 1 nil defeat. The last draw at ER was March 2001 (1-1) and the last time Leeds won against manure at ER was 14th September 2002 when Harry "the jew" Kewell scored. Its was manu's worst start to a season in the Premiership. David Beckhams challenge on Lee Bowyer was awful (but nothing done about it) & Fabian Barthez was under a police investigation for kicking his water bottle into the crowd and injuring a Leeds fan.
This season some comparison stats
Goals for 50 64
Goals against 50 35
Goals For per match 1.56 2.00
Goals Ag per match 1.56 1.09
Shots 441 448
Shooting Accuracy 37% 42%
Hit Woodwork 18 10
Clean Sheets 9 12
Own Goals 2 2
Yellow Cards 49 56
Red Cards 1 1
We all know this is the big one for us and to blank out that December defeat we need all 3points but look if we do manage a draw i for one wont complain.
Didn't hear any update on llorinte's leg injury from last night, it looked nasty and struggled to walk off the pitch after the game, don't tell me Salah didn't know where he was planting his leg, but once again nothing done about it cause he plays for one of the Super 6. But we will certainly need llorinte on Sunday as Coops will still be suspended after winning a tackle in the City game again another super 6 team so we obviously were wrong in winning a tackle and deserved to be punished!!!!
Will manu have one eye on the Roma SF in the Europa League will they feel 2nd spot is secure? If Man City lose tomorrow night to Villa manu could close the gap to just 5 points with a win on Sunday, if City win tomorrow night the gap between the top 2 stretches out to 11 points and will manure feel deflated but secure that they have a decent cushion on 3rd spot Leicester so may switch focus to the Italians?? All ifs buts and maybes but something im sure crosses the players minds but wont publicly admit it.
Too early to make any team selection, if everyone fit, id select same team as last night but starting rapha instead of costa.
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The weather forecast for Sunday sponsored by the "Big 6"
North Easterly breeze 7.23345346357453463636mph
Visibility 11.2435346353452352 miles
Temp 11.11111111235345232 deg C
Have a feeling MB wont want another beating like what he took over in Old Toilet and much like what he did last night against Pool will set up that little bit differently, i also think we should fly into a few tackles early on to really find out if the manu players are really up for the fight.
I'm going 2-2
Paddy & Dallas Greenwood & Macguire from a corner for them
Think we will see a red card too (hopefully one of theirs)