Leeds Improved Form Leads To Optimism Against Newcastle


Leeds United are coming off a great 3-2 win at Carrow Road last time out when a goal one minute into stoppage time by Vieira gave The Whiles all 3 points and Carrow Road is never an easy place to get anything.

And that Leeds’ second win in less than two weeks against the Canaries as the beat them on penalties to get through to the quarter-final of the EFL Cup where they visit Liverpool.

Leeds have been playing  well recently and have seven wins in their last 10 games (22 points) and seem to be getting on track under impressive new manager Garry Monk.

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Eddie Gray – a fantastic winger in his day
Born in Glasgow and he had so much skill


Leeds United legend Eddie Gray who played as a winger for the Leeds first team for 18 years from 1966 and played 577 games with 68 goals for the Whites.

I remember watching him in the great Leeds United side managed by Don Revie and he was a typical Scottish winger with loads of skill.

Eddie feels upbeat that in their current good form they can compete with Newcastle when we go there a week tomorrow in front of a sold-out Elland Road crowd.

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The great Eddie Gray in his heyday

This is what Gray told LUTV:

“Brighton and Newcastle United are the top two teams in the division.”

“But on form and how we played against Norwich, I feel now the players will think that they can compete with any team in the league, including Newcastle and Brighton.”

“It will be interesting to see what happens in the game after the break when Newcastle come here as I think we will be able to compete with them.”

“Whereas at the start of the season we would have been a bit wary at playing a side like Newcastle, you would have been worried about the outcome.”

“But I am not worried about the outcome now.”

Elland Road is sold out for Newcastle United’s visit on 20th November and it should be a competitive game.

Newcastle have won seven league games in a row and in the last 10 games in the league we have eight wins and 25 points.

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35 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 12, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Looks like I jumped off the bus at the right time. 🙂

    If he says he’s not worried about playing us now then that means he is. Or at least he should be!

    Even without Shelvey I think we’ll be far to good for them.

    Rafa (all hail him) bingo team is.
    …………..
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    Going to be posted much later in week. 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 12, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope Horgan does get a game, we then judge him for ourselves. There’s a pun in there somewhere! 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    JT,
    Aye, it’s a highly competitive bingo league, firebug666 is out in front with two correct predictions and ten points with about five or six on second place. I thought it might get a bit easier with injuries and suspensions but we’ve got the Gayle/Mitro situation thrown in to the mix now.

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Leeds lost both matches after the international breaks in September and October whereas Newcastle won both.

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Jules on Soccer Saturday just apologised twice for accidently saying Aldershit 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #6

    How was Twickers jane?

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    big crowd in Austria, Clark plays, Horgan on the bench.

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    you tell me Jail but i think England may have won?

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #9

    don’t think any of the players actually play in Austria or Ireland so Horgan could be the only one if he comes on.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail

    My Rafa lineup for next week.

    Darlow

    Yedlin Lacelles Clarke Dummett
    Hayden Colback
    Ritchie Perez Atsu
    Mitrovic

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  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Just think, prior to Rafa’s arrival, we’d have had scouts out watching Hulk Hogan!

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  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Welshyboyo

    You’re in line for a virtual slapping off Jail.

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  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Jane

    Must say you’re doing a fine job as Jib’s understudy today!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Why you telling me squelch?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Aren’t you in charge of it all.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Wonder if Mitrovic plays tonight against the mighty Wales.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Not in charge squelch just keeping scores and to make that easier I ask people to post after Ed has posted his. Which you know of course.

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Come on Austria, Buck yer ideas up!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #19

    shouldn’t the lineups be announced way before Rafa puts his out.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Welsh,
    Are you deliberately being stupid?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #21

    thats like doing the lottery after they have Done the draw.

    Ha ha ha

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #22

    what a chance for Austria

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #23

    dong my best Lesh Jib is a hard act to follow tho!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Missed chances at both ends!

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #25

    yep great chance for Walters

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Welshmen……….. A bit of give and take in the banter department is OK so don’t cry when Jail gives you some stick after Mitro ravages your Welsh back line tonight.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Welshie…… Mitro’s on fire your defence is terrified. Mitro’s on fire your defence is terrified etc. etc.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #28

    If Mitrovic is on fire, I hate to think what Bale is on.

    Ha ha ha

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Welshie………. He’s on medication to reduce the length of his heed.

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  • Thump

    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #30

    @welsh: performance enhancing drgus.

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #31

    great goal

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Jane……. Do you have any connection to Jib?

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  • jane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    only in some peoples minds

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on, Ireland! 12 minutes or so to go.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #35

    Nitro starting, but not Dummett.

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