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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Opportunity knocks for Leeds courtesy of fixtures for Watford, QPR, Leicester, Derby, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Blackpool

The home fixture against Yeovil presents Leeds with a great opportunity to get right back into the promotion mix. True the Glovers surprised everybody with an impressive 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest last weekend, but with the fixture list presenting difficult games for Burnley, Leicester, QPR, Derby, Watford, Nottingham Forest and  Blackpool, there's every chance that the once mighty Whites could be at least tapping on the promotion door come 5pm on Saturday.

The key for Leeds is the pairing of so many of the contenders in games against each other. The fixture between QPR and Derby is particularly fascinating given McLaren has recently switched from the Hula Hoops to the Rams. Some gRRRs are already questioning whether it was McLaren or Redknapp who orchestrated the early season push for the top, and should Derby win this one, the voices of dissent will grow. Redknapp had the audacity after the Wigan game to claim that the Latics had the bigger squad, seemingly forgetting that he has bought Phillips and Austin for big money, welcomed back Barton, and brought in a host of other players on permanent deals or loans. QPR should be romping to the Prem with their squad, but instead remain alarmingly goal shy, with the last two games failing to produce a single goal in the opposition's net. Best result for Leeds? A 0-0 draw.

The Watford v Leicester game is another six pointer, and should the Hornets lose this one, questions will surely be asked about Zola. Again, here is a manager blessed with an outstanding squad when judged against rivals in this division, and yet Watford have gone backwards since last season. Leicester, meanwhile, are on a roll and tails will be up after that epic victory over Fulham. Best result for Leeds would probably be a Watford defeat as it could mark a phase of soul searching at Vicarage Road with the up to now popular Zola beginning to come under the microscope.

Then Forest entertain Blackpool and any result would probably suit Leeds in this game, given the realistic target at this stage is a play off place. If Leeds beat Yeovil, they will be closer to one or both irrespective of the final result.

And, of course, Burnley's claret was knocked over by West Ham on Tuesday, meaning that they will travel to Millwall a little less confident. And I fancy Lomas's Lions to tear them apart.

The table doesn't look great at the moment, but come 5pm on Saturday, Leeds should be on the shoulder of the play off pack. And then, who knows, the Leeds United Feel Good Factor Sleeper Express to the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond could really pick up steam!

26 comments:

  1. LOOK! THERE'S A STRAW BEING CLUTCHED !

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  2. The Secret Fantasies of a Hammers Fan: Yawn Yawn Yawn, why on earth do you bother exposing us to what the average retard on the street would be able to deduce for themselves anyway and then pat yourself on the back for your "intelligence" and "originality?" That you write far more articles about Leeds than WTFU (and get far more comments, the majority insluts) sums your rather sad hatred-inciting existence up in a nutshell. Get a life!

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  3. We should beat yeovil,in all honesty,but wouldnt surprise one iota,if we didnt,but its no good winning our home games,if we cant pick points up away from home.after charlton away,we have a run of tough fixtures,so we have to start now.i expect brian to stick with the 3 5 2 formation at home,but away we r to open playing that.hears hoping......spurs away cockney boy.ur thoughts please.

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    1. "its no good winning our home games if we cant pick up points away" so you basically want us to get relegated. Retard

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  4. eat shit you dumb prick

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  5. Ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! You really are aving a larf bubbles old chum!

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  6. I know it's short, but I'm taking the 4-6 on offer for a Leeds win.

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    1. Take the shorts H F, sorry I mean Jack, nudge nudge!

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    2. (03.12) It's much nicer to eat 10 chicken breasts than 6....

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    3. Is that a euphemism jack

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  7. when rivals play adraw is always the best result

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  8. One question for you H F.
    Given that you think 8th to10th place is Leeds lot this season, why do you constantly mention them in the headlines alongside the 'genuine' promotion contenders??
    Maybe you've changed your mind and believe they can be promoted otherwise why else would you be do this? If not I must conclude that mentioning Leeds by name constantly is a cheap way to get more hits for your 3rd rate blog.

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  9. Youre very clever. Tell us again how you can alter the outcome of games by predicting the score. Go on. Explain it to me.

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    1. You want an explanation of superstition? Well, this may help though it is very basic:

      http://www.starstuffs.com/physcon/science.html

      In case you can't read it all, scan down to the Non Locality and Bell's Theorem. By the way, it also explains how I can get under your skin on a daily basis even though, thankfully, we have never met.

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    2. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Really! Get under your skin? Wow! How old are you kid? You think button bashing and hiding behind your computer writing about a team you don't support spending you time on a club you don't support, if anything Leeds united is under your skin little lad.

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    3. (22.10) Maybe for you, it would be easier to comprehend Newton's third law before grappling with quantam physics....

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    4. Your not as clever as you like to think spam dangler! But at least you are a tryer! :-* x

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    5. You're very annoying.There's a bunch of things you do that annoy people a lot however after measured consideration I believe the MOST annoying thing about you is when you you try to show how intelligent you are.
      You're not. You have a superiority complex and its really a bit sad that you need to constantly try to show it.

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    6. Thanks for the reply HF, I asked for an explanation and you had the courtesy to respond, which is appreciated. The fact that you were slightly churlish in your response is perhaps a reflection of my own post.
      The article you pointed me to is quite difficult for me to fully understand, and seems different to me from superstition but thats not the issue just now.
      Seems to me that you cant predict the outcome of Hammers games. Predict in an over-optimistic way and get ridicule from the Leeds fans on here to gloat if they lose, or predict with caution, with your head, not heart, and get abuse for not being behind your team enough. Stuck between a rock and a hard place?
      Anyway, I hope you pick up the conciliatory tone in this post and that you can respond in a similiar spirit.
      Cheers, AC

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    7. Cheers AC, appreciate the olive branch. I'm not expert on Quantum Physics but the idea of interconnectivity and Non Locality is pretty exciting. Does it explain superstition? No. But it means superstition may not be ludicrous! Either way, my love for West Ham means I can't take the chance!!!!

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    8. Indeed. Worth investing some time into learning more about this huge subject. Thanks. AC

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  10. What a dick. Everybody listen to the football genius that is Hammers fan. Troll

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  11. How interesting. Every team you slate on here is going to get a poor result so that you'll get a bite, and your sucking up to Millwall because your scared of them. You know absolutely fuck all about the championship and why don't you concentrate on your own struggling side and fixtures that might drop you into the bottom 3?

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  12. "Watford have gone backwards since last season."

    We have 4 points more than we did at this stage last season. You don't 'arf chat some shit.

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  13. "Q.P.R Will walk this league" "Leeds will finish 8th" (former predictions from hammersflange) I think he had a treble with West ham finishing in the top 6 if my memory serves me well? is that right hammersflange? ( not that you are one to make predictions due to superstition it must be said.)

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  14. Nicely predicted Spam..

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