UK time is: 05:23:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Leeds United vs. Preston North End

Elland Road

30/03/07

1945

On Sky

Leeds United V Preston

Leeds United go into tonight`s game on the back of a 3 game unbeaten run, however two of them have been draws. When you look at the form of the clubs around us in the relegation zone, time is very much running out for Dennis Wise`s men.

Preston on the other hand are chasing automatic promotion and are just 3 points behind 2nd placed Birmingham City and will be wanting to close the gap at the top.

Vital Quotes:

Leeds United assistant boss Gus Poyet will be hoping for the players to prove a point against Preston tonight.

'We have seven games to go, four at home, and we have to win those."
'The lads are confident - we are unbeaten in three - and have a good chance."
'I don't care how we do it, I just want the three points."

Paul Simpson on the other hand seems to be concentrating more on the opposition. The PNE boss is expecting a physical battle, not sure why we`re such a delightfully skilful side!
'I expect Leeds will make it as aggressive as they can.
They will want to try and bully us and kick us about the park.

'We have to be prepared to stand up to that and then let our football talk as well."

'I think we have got a good mix to do that. We have
experience, some youth in there, a physical presence and pace."

Leeds United Team News:

After their reserve team exploits, Gary Kelly, Hayden Foxe, Rui Marques and even loanee Jemal Johnson may return to the squad for tonight.

As per usual, there is no go with the Flo due to his knackered foot, and Alan Thompson`s dodgy knee is still dodgy.

Player to watch: David Healy

He scored 5 goals in 2 games for Northern Ireland during the International break. Can he finally do the business for Leeds this season.

Preston North End Team News:

Preston may have to do without Scottish International player Graham Alexander, who has picked up a thigh problem against the World Cup Champions Italy last week. Kevin Wilson, Pavel Pergl, Simon Whaley and Lewis Neal are all apparently back.

Player to watch: David Nugent

Fresh from scoring Jermaine Defoe`s goal against the footballing giants Andorra, one of the most exciting prospects in English football (apparently) will need to be stopped if we have any chance of winning.

Useless Facts

Did you know the first ever traffic cones were used when building the Preston bypass in the late 50`s.

Preston North End was one of the founding members of the Football League

The first ever KFC in the UK was opened in Preston!

Ref Watch:

The referee for tonight is A Marriner!

Match Prediction:

I predict a scraper on this one…1-0 Leeds with Ulster`s magic man Healy being the difference.

Next Up:

Next up for Leeds is a tricky home tie against the funniest manager in football. Ian Holloway`s Plymouth Argyle make the (very) long trip to Yorkshire on the 7th April.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 30 2007

Time: 6:08PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

LUFC Webb in charge at Barnsley (Friday April 18 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 18th (Friday April 18 2014)

LUFC Leeds Greatest Ever (Thursday April 17 2014)

LUFC Leeds Pre-Season Tour Stalemate (Thursday April 17 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 17th (Thursday April 17 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 435
2. bago 160
3. deslondon 128
4. erni 112
5. leeds1975 109
6. King Billy 105
7. Davey 3006 86
8. Tiny T 66
9. SimonTVW 56
10. iwa 41

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 43 11 10 22 -28 43

Breaking League News

Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
» Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
» Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
» Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00
» Wigan : 18/04/2014 22:39:00
Boro chase more success
» Middlesbrough : 18/04/2014 22:23:00
Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
» Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00
Ten Owls wide awake as Cherries dream falters
» Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 21:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will Leeds do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:  
Win 51%
Lose 19%
Draw 30%