Date:Sunday June 7 2009
With the summer now upon us and us all kicking our heels waiting for next season, I thought I would do a monthly review of the 2008/09 season starting with August.
Leeds United opened their account with a tricky local derby at Scunthorpe United who had just been relegated from the Championship.
Scunthorpe took the lead through Gary Hooper close to the hour mark, Enoch Showunmi equalised soon after for Leeds and Jermaine Beckford got the season off to a perfect start with the winner with ten minutes remaining.
They were quickly back in action with a midweek Carling Cup tie at League Two Chester City.
Sky TV had brought the cameras along looking for a shock but Leeds were quick to end any hopes of this scoring five goals before half time.
Jermaine Beckford helped himself to a hat trick whilst Robert Snodgrass and Andy Robinson scored their first goals for the club.
The Whites eventually won 5-2 and booked their place in Round Two where they were given a home tie against Championship side Crystal Palace.
Leeds first home game of the season was against Oldham Athletic, the fans were full of confidence after a great start to the season, they was soon brought back to reality when two second half goals from Chris Taylor gave the Latics all three points.
Leeds followed this up the following Saturday with a disappointing draw at Yeovil Town, Luciano Becchio scored his first goal for Leeds when he gave them a dream start inside the first thirty seconds.
They couldn`t build on the start and Yeovil equalised just past the hour, Paul Huntington gave away a penalty after pushing Paul Warne in the area.
Yeovil had gone two years without a penalty; it showed when Lloyd Owusu had his spot kick saved by Casper Ankergren, the Dane keeper could only push the ball back out to Owusu who followed up to score.
With Leeds League fortunes being mixed so far they returned to Carling Cup action in midweek against Crystal Palace at Elland Road.
Probably the performance of the season saw them humiliate the Championship club, goals from Jonathan Douglas, Luciano Becchio, Jermaine Beckford and Enoch Showunmi booked Leeds a spot in the Third Round where they was drawn against Hartlepool United at home.
The final home game of the month saw Bristol Rovers visit Elland Road, Jermaine Beckford gave the Whites an early lead before two goals around the half hour mark from Rickie Lambert and Darryl Duffy turned the game on it`s head.
Leeds looked like they was heading for defeat until Jermaine Beckford kept up his great start to the season earning Leeds a draw with ten minutes remaining.
Leeds will have been disappointed with their League form during the month after an impressive start at Scunthorpe, they failed to record another League win and finished August in a disappointing fourteenth place with five points, five points behind early pacesetters Leicester City and Oldham Athletic.
Could September be more rewarding for Leeds?
Find out next week when I will be reviewing the month.
Vital Leeds United!
Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.
The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .
Date:Sunday June 7 2009
LUFC Summer Trialist Joins Rovers (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Botaka completes move to Leeds United (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC 'Mini Messi' Makes Spanish Move (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC On This Day - September 1st (Tuesday September 1 2015)
LUFC Youngster in Republic of Ireland squad (Monday August 31 2015)
LUFC Striker says there was never any contact with Leeds (Monday August 31 2015)
LUFC Former loan midfielder joins Italian Serie B side (Monday August 31 2015)
LUFC Is the sun finally shining on Elland Road? (Monday August 31 2015)
LUFC Adeyemi - We have potential to be right up there (Monday August 31 2015)
LUFC Deadline Day Tomorrow - Hopefully Leeds will be busy (Monday August 31 2015)
|10. Leeds Utd||5||1||4||0||1||7|
|11. MK Dons||5||2||1||2||1||7|
|Doyle Loaned To Preston
» Cardiff : 01/09/2015 19:01:01
|Two More Fulham Youngsters Off On Loan
» Fulham : 01/09/2015 18:59:01
|Boro confirm winger deal
» Middlesbrough : 01/09/2015 18:57:01
|Barton Will Give Everything
» Burnley : 01/09/2015 18:56:00
|RUFC - Evans 'Delighted' To Get Camp
» Rotherham : 01/09/2015 18:49:01