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George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by 1964white » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:38 pm

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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by 1964white » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:40 pm

I would love to know the thoughts of Revie's players on our current bunch

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Post by Cjay » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:38 pm

Peter Lorimer was a professional cheerleader for Ken Bates for years.

Norman Hunter walked out early last game "cant watch anymore of that" as he left.

Eddie Gray commentates every week, he hant been impressed recently.

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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by 1964white » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:13 pm

Cjay wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:38 pm

Norman Hunter walked out early last game "cant watch anymore of that" as he left.

Eddie Gray commentates every week, he hasnt been impressed recently.
Didn't know this as I haven't heard any radio commentary of late

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Post by Cjay » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:17 pm

1964white wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Didn't know this as I haven't heard any radio commentary of late
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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by Gino 1959 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:02 pm

George Best would know all about bottle.
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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by Ratscoot » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:20 pm

A real team, with real team spirit, they played and fought as a team for Leeds not like the current squad
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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by 1964white » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:29 pm

Ratscoot wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:20 pm
A real team, with real team spirit, they played and fought as a team for Leeds not like the current squad
Soul destroying watching the current bunch when you've been brought up on Revie's Leeds :(

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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by Clacton White » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:14 pm

I'm sure somewhere I heard George Best say his toughest opponent was Paul Reaney , always had a tough time when they played . Guess you can't get more complimentary than that I think over the years a lot of people have forgotten Reaney's contribution to that side , bloody brilliant defender ...bloody brilliant side . I'd love to see that side against any modern side , not only could they probably match them tactically and skilfully , they'd also kick the s**t out of them and terrify them equally beautifully . People though of that era always say what a dirty side they were and also mention the gamesmanship .....but in that respect they were a forerunner of the modern sides , as for the dirty - well a lot of people seem to conveniently forget that every team had its hard man . Leeds just had more and were better at it .

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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by whiteswan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:22 pm

1964white wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Soul destroying watching the current bunch when you've been brought up on Revie's Leeds :(
Couldn't have put it better myself! :x

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Re: George Best on Revie's Leeds

Post by Gino 1959 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:23 pm

Clacton White wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:14 pm
People though of that era always say what a dirty side they were and also mention the gamesmanship .....but in that respect they were a forerunner of the modern sides , as for the dirty - well a lot of people seem to conveniently forget that every team had its hard man . Leeds just had more and were better at it .
Probably the same in all/most leagues of the time?

The Italians were hardly softies and the Germans could dish it out.

The Dutch didn't exactly allow teams to walk over them either marrying skill and steel.

It's why I prefer to watch the old re-runs of The Big Match on telly.

'Proper football' as my eldest lad calls it.

The only live football I watch on telly is when Ireland are in action.

League of Ireland getting better skill-wise, but still with a nod to putting the boot in!
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