Date:Saturday July 14 2007
This started out as great day and a throw back to the seventies.
Prior to the match the Leeds fans had descended on the local hostelries, making it feel like home with singing and chanting and abusing Manchester and Chelsea, all good stuff!
York did their best to keep the atmosphere 70s playing Led Zeppelin over an inadequate tannoy and putting the 2000 odd Leeds fans on an uncovered terrace in the rain. I haven't seen such a poor terrace since the old Baseball ground at Derby.
The match was to be played on what looked a great surface until a ball landed on it and we realised that the game was actually been played on the river Ouse.
Any similarities with seventies did not take to the pitch this was one of the worst games of football I have ever seen. The only thing of note in the opening 45 was York hitting the angle of bar and post and the banter between fans on the terrace. I did particularly like a rendition of 'Kandol in the wind.`
The whole first half was very disjointed, the back four look solid enough with Richardson and Marques though the midfield was non existent so sadly no real chance to judge Bayly and Weston.
The second half promised better with Alan Thompson appearing wearing the captains armband, though he seemed disinterested not surprising given the quality of the game around him. Beckford managed some nice tricks and got through on goal a couple of times but seems to have a mental block when it comes to shooting at the goal. Substitute goalkeeper Hammann demonstrated an alarming ability to always find touch when punting the ball. Maybe he should play full back for Leeds Rhinos! (Maybe he should, considering the Rhino`s latest defeat: ed)
Constantine played like Kandol but he was attacking the end that was a swamp so playing the ball on the ground was out of the question.
Having seen this performance I would not hold out any great hope for the season but fortunately it was only a friendly.
Thanks go to WhiteYork for the match report.
Join Vital Leeds United!
It's very easy to sign up with Vital Leeds United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved.
The Message Board: .After you've registered, you will be able to interact with other Leeds United supporters via our forums. To visit the Vital Leeds message board, click here.
Have your say: This website is your website and we are looking for people to help contribute to the site. Do you, like WhiteYork want to write match reports for Vital Leeds?
Do you believe you can make a better half-time pie than the clubs catering contractors? Well write in with a recipe!
We`re looking for contributors to add almost anything and everything linked with the club to Vital Leeds United. To get in touch with us, please feel free to fire an e-mail to email@example.com.
Date:Saturday July 14 2007
Stats: Bradford City v Leeds United (Wednesday August 27 2014)
Ten-man Leeds lose it late on (Wednesday August 27 2014)
LUFC Summer target set for Verona move (Wednesday August 27 2014)
LUFC BREAKING: Bradford City v Leeds United Teams (Wednesday August 27 2014)
LUFC Draw Details - Capital One League Cup 3rd Rd (Wednesday August 27 2014)
LUFC On This Day - August 27th (Wednesday August 27 2014)
LUFC Will Leeds lift the pressure off Hockaday? (Tuesday August 26 2014)
LUFC Hockaday - Pearce is going nowhere (Tuesday August 26 2014)
LUFC Bournemouth (a) - Ticket Information (Tuesday August 26 2014)
LUFC Bradford City v Leeds United - History (Tuesday August 26 2014)
|21. Leeds Utd||4||1||0||3||-6||3|
|Former boss tips challenge
» Middlesbrough : 28/08/2014 02:03:00
|Boss delighted to progress
» Middlesbrough : 28/08/2014 01:59:00
|Anfield test for Boro
» Middlesbrough : 28/08/2014 01:47:00
|Owls handed Manchester City cup clash
» Sheff Wed : 28/08/2014 00:09:00
|PWU Latics Podcast - We Have Our Own App!
» Wigan : 27/08/2014 23:18:00