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Chester City vs. Leeds United

Deva Stadium

12/08/08

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On Sky

Leeds United Vs Chester

Leeds United return to League Cup action tonight in front of the cameras as they look to push on further than last seasons 2nd Round exploits, falling foul to Harry Redknapp's Pompey side. Tonight`s match comes off the back of an impressive comeback as Gary McAllister`s side turned around Scunthorpe 2-1 last weekend.

Vital Quotes:

Leeds boss Gary McAllister believes that a decent cup run, even in the League Cup, could be beneficial as far as the normal league season goes, and hopes for an early doors boost to morale as Leeds make their first ever trip to Chester:

'Over the past few years, clubs from the lower divisions have gained momentum by having decent cup runs,' McAllister told leedsunited.com.

'We've got to look at it like that.

'We might tinker a little bit, but we're not at the stage like some of the Premiership clubs where we drop one team and bring another in.'

Meanwhile, Chester City boss Simon Davies isn't feeling any pressure as the English giants visit his side:

'They are favourites to go up in the division above us. So there is not a lot of pressure on us with that.

'The only pressure we've got is what we've put on ourselves, which will be an awful lot.

'We need to go out now and believe in ourselves once more and show everyone, but mostly ourselves, that we can play. But our fans are due something now.'

Chester City Team News:

Chester are set to drop former Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury striker Ryan Lowe to the bench after his goal-less performance.

The BBC report that Kevin Roberts, and former Leeds United defender Paul Butler will also be dropped. All unsurprising changes considering they were thrashed by a half-dozen to nil!

Player to watch: John Danby

After conceding 6 goals, you've got to be wondering what will be flashing before his eyes during a Leeds United encounter.

I think it will be the result of Beckford/Becchio's efforts!

Leeds United Team News:

Enoch Showunmi and David Prutton are both struggling to be fit, although as mentioned Gary McAllister may tinker with the side.

Luciano Becchio is set to come in for the big man, whilst they are plenty of options in midfield to replace Prutton.

Lucas may come in for Ankergren, whilst BBC are reporting that non-contracted Paul Telfer may well make an appearance at some point over the course of the match.

Player to watch: Luciano Becchio

Welcome to the Football League Luciano, if you play you don`t forget the re-enforced shin pads!

If there was a time and a place to try a largely un-tested striker, it has to be against a side that's just conceded 6!

Match Facts & Stats

Leeds met Chester City in the 2006/07 season for yet another League Cup round one fixture.

That year, it was a single Erik Bakke goal that made the difference at Elland Road.

The Chester City squad in that match included their current goalkeeper John Danby, and a certain Swansea manager we had to hear a lot of last season, Roberto Martinez.

Chester had previously beaten Leeds 3-0, with City overcoming Don Revie's great side during the 1974/75 season.

A match report from that game has been expertly re-created on Vital Chester City

Ref Watch:

The match officials for tonight: Ref: G Salisbury Lino's: R Fletcher and J Waugh Fourth Official: K A Friend

Match Prediction:

4-1 Leeds United. I think Chester will at some point scare us, with United come back to sort things out later on. Hopefully not as late as the weekend mind!

Next Fixtures:

Elland Road re-opens for serious football as Oldham are the visitors on Saturday afternoon (16th, 1500 k/o.)




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Date:Tuesday August 12 2008

Time: 1:33PM

Your Comments

"English giants" ..LOL..LOL..Ill have to read the rest later,nearly split my sides when i got to that bit...LOL..LOL..ROFL...ROFL...Cheers lufc1 youve made my day..
80s terrier
80s terrier OMG have just split my sides too `80s terrier!` you poor thing LMFAO at you!
yorkshirepride1
Quite an easy victory in the end. Leeds have made quite a few cock ups against lower League opposition.
dazza71
on the right track just going to take time to get back in with the big guns again but we will get there thats the difference between leeds and your team 80,s terrier we have been there and done it and we are doing it again yes we are in league 1 but we will be back at the top before your team so as always us leeds fans will have the last laugh at all you who slat us and put us down you must all know by now you will never keep leeds down as we all say MARCHING ON TOGETHER SO GET IT UP YA.........
turbo2
SAD
80s terrier
Ill be surprised if you can even beat us at reserve level tomorrow,infact your first team would struggle to beat them...Just watch..
80s terrier
the only SAD person is you 80s terrier you have to go on other clubs sites to comment on things you have no idea on.we will see which club makes it to the top first BIG MOUTH....
turbo2
Is it true that the health and safety executive have been and inspected your 1960's asbestos stands and served a suspension notice pending futher tests..????..and that all future ticket sales must be accompanied by disposable safety masks till futher notice!!!..???..Maybe its just a load of nonsense but i wouldnt be supprised if it was true...
80s terrier
I see you loosers came off second best against our reserves tonight AS PREDICTED...Get used to it,our first 11 will anhialate you..LOOSERS..
80s terrier
Bradford are up in arms because you loosers are only giving them 1800 tickets(bet they dont even get that)...I can understand you using your usual dirty scum tactics against TOWN last season and restricting our tickets to 1500,because you know what our fans can do and your terrified...But bradford COME ON what is there to be so scared of bradford for...??? Come on loosers give them their fair share of tickets ..We beat them fair and square at our place 4 - 0 with no ticket restritions at all...Surely the supposedly mighty leeds aren't scared of lowly bradford ..Looks like it !!!!!!!LOL..LOL..LOL..ROFL..ROFL..l..!!!..??? .LOOSERS...
80s terrier
Huddersfield 0 - 2 Milton Keynes Dons latest score....oh dear!
yorkshirepride1
 

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