Leeds United – the team
As if The Leeds United need an introduction. They are the biggest club in
England Europe the world and really shouldn’t be suffering the ignominy of slumming it with us lesser beings in the Championship. They might not have to for much longer either as Garry Monk has worked miracles at Elland Road this season as, despite being another club under a basketcase owner (albeit an owner with a ridiculously fit daughter), Leeds look well on course for a spot in the play offs. That could bring a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
Leeds – the place
Leeds is the third largest city in the United Kingdom, has the third busiest railway station and is the countries biggest financial center outside of London. It is also home to the Otley Run, one of the most famous pub crawls around whereby participants follow Otley Road and visit an absolute plethora of pubs. It has claimed many great men in the past including England international Danny Cipriani who was hit by a bus while drunk partaking in it. That led to him to send one of the greatest tweets ever the next morning, saying he felt like he had been hit by a bus. Having Kelly Brook to tend him back to health probably helped matters.
Leeds – the people
As you might expect from such a cultural centre, Leeds has given the world some really great guys. These include Chris Moyles, Gabby Logan, Mel B and, er, Jimmy Saville. Russel Crowe is also a Leeds fan and showed he is clued up on the workings of the game by suggesting that they sign Robert Lewandowski who we are sure would give up chasing trophies with Bayern Munich for the prospect of Rotherham United away on a Tuesday night. Clearly, Mr Crowe is as deluded as a lot of his fellow supporters.
A good WeAreBrighton.com memory of Leeds away
We seem to love a late goal at Leeds and last season was one of the best, Bobby Zamora scoring a delightful little chip in the 89th minute for the first goal of his second spell with the club to secure a 2-1 win.
A bad WeAreBrighton.com memory of Leeds away
A set of rather homophobic locals using the rather medieval term of “gay c**ts” towards us as we waited for a taxi after a 2-1 defeat on the opening day of the 2013-14 season. They seemed rather appalled when one member of the WeAreBrighton.com team asked them out on a date as a result.
Chris Wood has been banging in the goals this season. He spent part of the 2010-11 season on loan at Withdean from West Brom and despite being just a teenager at the time, hit double figures and provided vital back up to Glenn Murray and Ashley Barnes. Also among their ranks is Liam Bridcutt who’s career hasn’t gone the way he probably imagined it going when he effectively down tools in order to secure a dream move to Sunderland.
Aside from Wood who will pose a real threat to a back four missing Shane Duffy, Connor Goldson, Gaetan Bong, Sebastien Pocognoli AND Bruno, Pablo Hernandez has proven to be an inspired signing from Monk’s former club Swansea and in Pontus Jansson, Leeds have a centre back who can rival both Duffy and Lewis Dunk as the best in the division.
Another tough game so we’ll take the draw at 23/10. Matches with Leeds also tend to be high scoring affairs with over 2.5 goals available at a best priced 13/10.
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