Lucas

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  1. Tipping thread - 2017/18

    Tottenham and Liverpool BTTS 10/17 Everton and Arsenal BTTS 5/7 £10 @ 2.72/1 = £27.20
  2. Let it go, let it gooooooooo...
  3. Bristol City away will be a toughie. They are rejuvenated this season, currently sitting 4th and have made Ashton Gate a real tough place to go get a result. And they will be right up for turning us over as most teams in this league tend to be. Three defeats on the spin will have hurt us after starting so well. We really could do with a win for confidence but I can't say I'm entirely confident about that happening. Hopefully we make a couple changes today to revitalise the team and give others who have been patiently waiting a chance. It's important that players know they are not a shoe in for the first team. Head says I think we'll lose 2-1 and make it four on the trot personally but the heart envisages an injury time winner. A Pablo Hernandez last gasp corner swung in to the six yard area, and big Pontus Jansson leaping highest with a thumping header that smashes into the net to pinch the game 2-1. Away fans go mental as Pontus cups his ear to the home end and runs into the corner of baying mob of Leeds fans whilst his team mates jump all on his back celebrating.
  4. Top 5 Players Of The Club You Support

    We have had some truly great players play for us in our history. Billy Bremner, John Charles, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Allan Clarke, Norman Hunter, Johnny Giles, Jack Charlton...the list is endless of legends. But I can only judge players since I've been following Leeds United. We've also had several players who have left their mark because of what they gave to this club. Like Lee Bowyer, Gary Speed, Gary McAllistair, Gordon Strachan, David Batty, Gary Kelly, Nigel Martyn, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Jermaine Beckford etc But I cannot pick them all. So this is my personal Top 5 that were influential to our club. 1) Lucas Radebe One of the most underated footballers I know and forever a legend at our club. Not to mention the ultimate gentleman to boot. Interesting fact about Lucas. Leeds signed a South African player in 1994 from Kaizer Chiefs by the name of Phil Masinga. Lucas Radebe was included in the deal to keep Masinga happy but little did we know the latter would turn out to be the better investment. Whilst initially struggling to adapt, it wasn't till George Graham came to the club that he transformed Radebe. Made him the club captain and saw him improve season upon season as part of the foundations for O'Leary's side. Radebe turned down moves to Man Utd, Milan and Roma to stay with us during his time. Fergie was a great admirer of him. Unfortunately serious injuries cut short his career but the guy is an ambassador of our club. His smile lights up a room and he's never got a bad word to say about anyone. He's a brilliant role model and the reason why so many young lads are called Lucas in the Yorkshire region, not to mention yours truly's forum name. An true inspiration. 2) Harry Kewell First thing about Kewell is this. I despise the man with a passion. He's really let us down bad, not once, but twice. Moving to Galatasaray was what really tipped the scales. But, I have to take the rose tinted spectacles off and admit that he is one of the best talents to come out of our academy and whilst his career really tailed off, he was absolutely brilliant for us and one of the best players I've seen live. A genius, he would do something special out of nowhere and was a key player for us during the O'Leary days when we played arguably the best attacking football in the league. 3) Tony Yeboah When I started watching Leeds, I was used to strikers like Rod Wallace, Brian Deane, Noel Whelen. So when big Tone rocked up in Yorkshire, there was a lot of hype. He came with a good reputation and scored on his debut at Old Trafford. Thighs like treetrunks, he had the most powerful shot I've seen, typified by the two famous goals he scored against Liverpool and Wimbledon. Whilst it ended sour for him after he fell out with George Graham, who promptly brought in an unknown player from Portugal by the name of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, he will forever be a cult hero at Leeds. 4) Mark Viduka I loved Viduka. Being an Aussie, he had a bit of grit about him which adhered him to the people of Yorkshire. A classic centre forward. Big, strong, held the ball up, brought others into play, incredibly skilful for a big lad, bullied defenders and had a brilliant finish on him. The outstanding memory of Viduka will always be the 4-3 game with Liverpool when he scored all four but there were many, many more moments, from scoring a last minute winner at Highbury to keep us up, to terrorising European defences in that one off Champions League season run to the semi's. Another cult hero for Leeds. 5) Eric Cantona This will haunt us Leeds fans forever. What he did for Man Utd he should have done for us. He should have left his legacy here but Howard Wilkinson and our board royally fucked up. The rest is history. Cantona joined us in February '92 and whilst he only had 15 games of the season left, he was instrumental in winning the league title for us from our arch rivals. We were not a team of skilled defenders or strikers but we had a shit hot midfield and a tremendous team spirit. Cantona was the icing on the cake. Goals but more crucially, several assists for Lee Chapman proved pivotal. Before long, "Ooh Aah Can-tona said Ooh Aah Cantona" was being belted out from the stands. Although joined the scum tainted his short time at Leeds, his signing was the crucial factor that made us Champions of England, our last ever trophy and deserves respect.
  5. Which Managers Do You Hate?

    @bozziovai Word of advice. If you want to keep @Any O'Brien happy, just bring him a can of lager, some chicken, a mobile phone and something to keep him warm. And don't forget to call him by his real name, Moaty. That should suffice.
  6. Thing is, Pochettino is 45. He is still a young pup in the management game. Time is on his side. Let's have it right, Tottenham have kind of always had the piss taken out of them by many other fans for being a laughing stock, be it failing to live up to expectations, previous managers or bottle jobs from a brilliant position. The fans do like to give a lot of mouth which has never helped their cause but they are starting to back up the words more these days by competing at the right end for trophies. When you've gone into a club and basically changed the whole philosophy, you want to continue and see it out, especially when you are no where near to taking the club as far as it can go. The first team is arguably the best balanced eleven on paper in the PL. More importantly, it's young and exuberant. The squad looks a little deeper now with the summer additions and people like Harry Winks improving. There is a new stadium on the horizon. Regular Champions League football. They deserve a trophy to show for their performances over the last three years. Pochettino has ambition. He will naturally want to test himself on as big a platform as possible but he will do it when he feels the time is right and for a man of many beliefs, I think he knows now is not the right time when he's put so many foundations down at Spurs. He knows it's exciting times at the club and he's on the cusp of doing special things there so I can't see him wanting to go and let someone else reap the rewards. Not only that, but he's built up such a positive reputation for himself now that he's being coveted for the top jobs and could take one of these at any time, there's no rush. Unless someone seriously upsets the applecart there, I can see him staying for at least another two, possibly three years.
  7. Top 5 Players Of The Club You Support

    Wow, no Robbie Fowler? So surprised you've not picked him to be honest. I thought he was considered god up there, especially being Liverpool born and bred. Over 120 odd PL goals for Liverpool too. Big call I guess, but each to their own.
  8. Week 9 Fixtures

    Friday 20th October, 2017 West Ham 1-0 Brighton, 20.00 Saturday 21st October, 2017 Chelsea 2-1 Watford, 12.30 Huddersfield 0-2 Man Utd Man City 3-1 Burnley Newcastle 2-1 Crystal Palace Southampton 1-0 West Brom, 17.30 Stoke 1-1 Bournemouth Swansea 2-1 Leicester Sunday 22nd October, 2017 Everton 1-2 Arsenal, 13.30 Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool, 16.00
  9. Please let this happen. I want to hear the Americans moan about 'punting it forward' and see how confused they get hearing the words 'get it in the mixer'.
  10. I've pictured him at United for a while to be fair.
  11. How "big" is the team above?

    Some little club near Huddersfield, living in the past, that aren't famous anymore, destined to remain in the Championship forever which no one sings about. But I love them to pieces. Marseille
  12. You kind of sense a shift of momentum this year. Are the English sides bridging the gap? Halfway stage in the group and all five clubs are undefeated and top of their group. Still early days and nothing has been proven till we get to the latter stages of the competition but it's very promising to see from an English perspective. We are very quick to slaughter clubs in our country for poor European performance but I think we should give them credit where it's due so far too. It's quite refreshing to see especially Spurs drawing at the reigning European champions, Liverpool winning seven zip away and City looking like a genuine Champions League winner. I won't talk about the other lot from Manchester much but I guess they are doing alright too.
  13. The Holiday Thread

    Fuck it. Let's all go to Paris. The missus will understand being 5th wheel.
  14. Egil Olsson is definitely one for me. Completely flopped at Wimbledon. He just didn't get what the club were about and sadly, contributed heavily to their downfall. I actually miss Old School Wimbledon. They had a lot of heart and character.
  15. FAO Craig Shakespeare and Leicester. What goes around, comes around. I have nothing personal against Leicester City. However, I've never forgiven them for sacking this man...especially in the snaky manner it happened. #JusticeForClaudio.