Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Cup Run Or Promotion?

Cup Run Or Promotion?

The glory of the FA Cup is something we all know at Leeds, but what if it hit our promotion push? What would YOU go for?

I know it will never be 'what shall we go for - promotion or the cup' ... and I was delighted with that equaliser to knock the stuffing out of the Great Pretenders at the JJB. But Kevin Blackwell is seriously concerned about the fixture pile-up.

The one bonus for Leeds is that they will at least gain extra revenue from the replay, with a crowd that is certain to be far in excess of the paltry 11,000 that turned up at the JJB.

Blackwell: 'What we really wanted was to win the game outright. But we didn't do that and now we've got a replay, which will at least bring in a bit of money - and keep the chairman (Ken Bates) happy!

'I remember coming here last year and leaving thoroughly disappointed because we were given a real lesson. But we have found out that we have come a lot further down the road than we were at this time last year.

'I know Paul had one eye on the Arsenal game, but we acquitted ourselves well and there wasn't much difference between the sides. The players he has here are very committed, and I thought we matched that as well.

'That was a sloppy goal to give away, particularly as we should have gone one up just before that.

'When they scored I think everybody was stunned, Wigan fans and players alike, but that's sometimes the difference in the Premier League.

'My lads then rallied round and in the end I feel we got what we deserved.'



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:
Date:Sunday January 8 2006
Time: 1:49PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United Team News

Team news ahead of the clash at Oakwell

LUFC On This Day - November 24th

A look back at what happened on this day November 24th in the history of Leeds United.

LUFC Vieira Out And Saiz On The Brink Of Suspension

Ronaldo Vieira will serve a one-match suspension for his sending off at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

LUFC Stuart Dallas Joins 100 Club

Stuart Dallas joined an exclusively small club amongst the current Leeds United first team when he came off the bench against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday evening

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:
Win53%
Lose 33%
Draw11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7191
2.Tiny T61
3.erni57
4.deslondon46
5.bago39
6.Oyper27
7.King Billy21
8.@OxonWhite18
9.SimonTVW17
10.1972Glory14
Write for Vital Football