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  • Lottolee Lottolee Jan 27, 2013 08:52 Flag

    Leeds v Totts

    Come on then scores on the doors chaps, correct score gets a free Martial Arts airfreshner :) 1-2 Spurs M.O.T

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    • I hate to wager against my own lotto but Spurs to win the game but Leeds to score the goal. Woe is me :-(
      Pin ball in the penalty box me thinks

    • Before you shoot off, Dunster---who was the guy from Hartlepool who broke Bert Trautman's neck---clock's started.
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    • Lotto it's 2-1 Leeds Becc to score the winner.

    • I think we might even join in 'The Poznan'
      Could be a great day out as long as you don't put too many oast us!

    • Dunster, there has always been respect between Leeds and Man C. It's a hard draw for us at your place... but it could have been worse - if we had to play Barnsley!

    • To be fair it was drummed into you to dislike Leeds. They were successful then and with success comes jealousy. You always got a bum deal with the media I thought.
      One of my low points supporting City was at Elland Road years ago. They wheeled Revie onto the pitch when he was well into his illness and far too may fellow city fans gave him stick. I found it quite sickening. As you stated he actually played for us and won silverware. After the game a fair few bricks were launched over the wall at us. Hardly surprising really as he is revered in Leeds.
      Anyway may the best team win.
      Oh and easy I would be surprised if you gained promotion. Far too inconsistent. Strange how they can turn it on one day then terrible the next. Stranger things have happened though. Like the rags surrendering an eight point lead last year. You never know.

    • Went to that one Dunster, I always enjoyed my time over Moss Side remember having fans behind the goal and a section on the side near the other goal on a few visits, not been to the Etihad, one thing it will be one hell of an atmosphere M.O.T

    • A bit of City history for you Dunster. You will be too young to remember when the Don graced the turf at Maine Road. The man was a football legend on the field for you and off the field for us. He devised the Revie plan often copied but without the success it gave City and the England squad after the trauma suffered by England against the great Hungarian team of the fifties.The Revie Plan was a tactical system in football used by Manchester City in the 1950s. The system was named after Don Revie, who had the most important role in it.
      In 1953, English football was devastated by the Hungarian team which beat England 6–3 at Wembley Stadium. The Revie plan was a variation on the tactics used by the Hungarians, involving Don Revie playing as a deep lying centre forward. Revie started attacks by coming into the centre of the field to receive the ball, drawing the opposing centre-half out of position.
      The system was first implemented by the Manchester City reserve team, who using the system went unbeaten for the last 26 games of the 1953–54 season. Before the start of the 1954–55 season, Manchester City manager Les McDowall called his team into pre-season training two weeks early to try the new tactic. Manchester City lost their first game using the system 5–0, but as the players became more used to the system it started to become more successful. Using the system Manchester City reached the 1955 FA Cup Final, but lost to Newcastle United 3-1. The following year City again reached the final where they played Birmingham City and won.{ref Wikipedia} I believe Revie never really got the credit he deserved from the press or supporters outside of ER for his contibutions to football. IMO his main fault was that he was very suprstitious and relied too much on fact finding info on the opposition. The great teams playing under him were kept too tight and rigid according to the dossiers he had on the oppositions. Had he let them off the hook to play their natuaral game in later years we would certainly have won a lot more finals, semi finals and league titles.. God how I wish he was in charge today along with Sid and Les. I fear those days of glory will never be seen again in my life time and count myself very fortunate as a young fella to have been able to be part of a generation growing up during that time. MOT in hope of better things to come.

    • Let's face it we should win but you never know. I never take anything for granted after where we've come from. Funny thing is I used to bloody hate Leeds until a chance meeting with a couple of coach loads in a pub in Northampton whilst on the way to Millwall. We both have idiots but far more who love the game and love their club. Anyway less of the love in I hope we bloody batter you. You can then concentrate on promotion.

    • Cheers Tom I enjoyed reading that. Up until Di Matteos goal against Middlesbrough I think Newcastle scored the fastest cup final goal in our 3-1 loss to them in 55.
      As Alan said it should be a great occasion. I always loved home games against Leeds.

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