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LUFC Similarities are scary

Leeds United will be hoping that lightening strikes twice after the fixtures threw up a number of similarities to the last time they won promotion from the Second Division.

Leeds last won promotion from the Second Division of English football during the 1989/90 season when they went up as champions under Howard Wilkinson.

Two players who were at the club in 1989/90 are now members of the management team. Manager Simon Grayson failed to break into the Leeds side that season but his assistant Glynn Snodin was a regular in the first team that won promotion.
Leeds starts this season away from home before a home game with Middlesbrough, the same as they did during the promotion season.

Ipswich Town will once again be their fifth league fixture of the season.

Leicester away is once again in the early weeks of November.

Barnsley away is again the last game of the year.

The first game of the New Year is once again against Lancashire opposition; in 1990, we entertained Oldham Athletic.

Scarily we play West Ham United and Leicester City at home on exactly the same dates as in 1990.

The last home game of the season will once again be against Leicester City.

Nobody will ever forget that dramatic left foot goal by Gordon Strachan that flew into the net in front of the South Stand. If ever I see footage of that goal the commentary from Yorkshire TV`s John Helm still make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, "Have you ever seen a better goal? And have you ever seen one better timed?," he screamed.

If people are superstitious like me then the omens are looking good.



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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 18 2011

Time: 8:28AM

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The 1989/90 season is till my favourite ever season by a country mile. I missed only two games all season, home and away. Who will ever forget the winning goal in the home game with Boro, probably one of the strangest own goals you will ever see. I was sat in the Lowfields that night and you would have thought we'd won promotion at the final whistle. Some amazing games, Hull at home, Oxford away are two that stand out. Full houses at Elland Road when it was still terracing, I stood in the same position in the South Stand all season once I realised it was the home end again after the fiasco of the Boro game. The game kicked off late with thousands locked outside, yet the south stand was half empty. Some great characters in the squad, Mel ' Zico' Sterland, who will ever forget his free kick at Sheffield United. And the 4-0 demolition of the Blades on Easter Monday against our nearest rivals when Bobby Davison got right under the skin of their keeper Simon Tracey. What a signing Vinne Jones turned out to be, he was actually a decent footballer, only two bookings during his time at Leeds and his fantastic strike against Hull. How we could do with a leader like Gordon Strachan now, the bloke ran on Duracell!! The last home game against Leicester, I have never been so nervous going into the last ten minutes and then Strahcan popped up with that goal. I was up to my elbow in plaster but it didn't stop me scaling the fence to be on the pitch at the end.
dazza71
Yes it was a great season especially after getting turned over at Newcastle first game. My eldest son attended every match home and away and the only thing that spoiled the season was that they hiked the price so much he couldnt afford his season ticket the following season. (Yes it would happen again under Bates I know)
erni
Lets hope it turns out the same.
King Billy
 

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