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Leeds Utd v Preston North End Match Thread

Post by Ellandback1 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:45 pm



Leeds Utd v Preston North End

Thursday 26th December 2019 17.15 | Elland Road


Leeds welcome the Lilywhites to Elland Road on Boxing Day for an early evening kick off; hoping to get back to wining ways having once again succumbing to the London jynx. This time however, its Preston's who must try and overturn the curse - they have only beaten Leeds once in ten matches.

Having suffered four consecutive losses, Alex Neil's men have picked up seven points from nine as they look to solidify a play off place. Preston will be without Joe Rafferty and Darnell Fisher who are both suspended. Pablo Hernandez has been ruled out of action for a month following the hamstring injury he picked up in the opening minutes at Craven Cottage at the weekend, but are bolstered by the return of Tyler Roberts and Jamie Shackleton.

During Bielsa's pre match press conference, the Argentine told the press that he intends to start with Dallas and Alioski in Midfield. Barry Douglas is suffering with an illness and will not make the bench. On form striker Patrick Bamford, who has netted 6 times in eight games, will be looking to add to his tally to try and stretch the gap between 2nd and 3rd back to double digits.




With the half way point in the season reached this will be the second times the clubs have met. Back in October the clubs played out a 1-1 draw with Eddie Nketiah bagging a late equaliser for Leeds. Since losing 6-4 in September 2010, Leeds have lost none of their last four home league games against Preston, keeping a clean sheet in each match. Leeds have won their last three league matches on Boxing Day, including a 4-1 away win at Preston in 2016. Preston have only lost two of their last 13 away league matches played on Boxing Day, although those defeats have come in the last four such outings.


Leeds Starting XI
Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips; Klich, Alioski, Costa, Harrison, Bamford

Subs: Meslier, Douglas, Struijk, Berardi, Gotts, Stevens, Nketiah
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Post by Ratscoot » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:46 pm

Need to win and win it well to get all the doom merchants off their box and the team back on track
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Re: Leeds Utd v Preston North End Match Thread

Post by mothbanquet » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:04 pm

I love historical stats. Did you know that 3/8ths of the 178 hour periods following the Winter Solstice resulted in the Preston Manager stubbing his toe on a coal scuttle 3.78 metres from the left-hand side of his 2x3m garden shed while reciting the prayer of Chtulu in native Welsh.

This resulted in a Leeds win 51.085% of the time when the wind was blowing northwesterly 26 minutes after the event in question.

But yeah, I reckon we should pick up some points here.

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Post by paddy parrott » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:26 pm

....And you'd forgotten to state that Elland Road would escape tha' wrath that those on Beeston hill endure.. (Will , ..on the Return of their beloved Army of Men from the battle
below). United we are & United we must remain . LEEDS UNITED. Merry Christmas all in beautiful Yorkshire.

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Post by weasel » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:17 pm

Ellandback1 wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Since losing 6-4 in September 2010
Puts the Cardiff match into perspective as in that 6-4 defeat we were actually 4-1 up.
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Post by whiteswan » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:05 am

weasel wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Puts the Cardiff match into perspective as in that 6-4 defeat we were actually 4-1 up.
Not really weasel. Totally different game and team.:duno: .....whatever anyone thinks. 3-0 up at home with 30 mins to go against an inferior team and to allow them to come back for a draw is not really on, surely? .....is it?

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Post by 1964white » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:01 am

weasel wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Puts the Cardiff match into perspective as in that 6-4 defeat we were actually 4-1 up.
LUFC managed by Simon Grayson whose teams invariably needed three or four goals to win.

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Post by 1964white » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:04 am

whiteswan wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:05 am
Not really weasel. Totally different game and team.:duno: .....whatever anyone thinks. 3-0 up at home with 30 mins to go against an inferior team and to allow them to come back for a draw is not really on, surely? .....is it?
Unacceptable Swannie :tup:

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Re: Leeds Utd v Preston North End Match Thread

Post by wilsdenwhite » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:13 am

1964white wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:04 am
Unacceptable Swannie :tup:
Indeed but that's football for you sometimes. Remember when.....

Southampton 3
Pahars 27, Quashie 35, 45 pen.

Leeds United 4
Butler 71, Blake 77, Healy 84 pen, Miller 86.

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Post by 1964white » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:04 am

wilsdenwhite wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:13 am
Indeed but that's football for you sometimes. Remember when.....

Southampton 3
Pahars 27, Quashie 35, 45 pen.

Leeds United 4
Butler 71, Blake 77, Healy 84 pen, Miller 86.
Or our FA Cup shocks

Colchester
Sunderland
Rochdale
Sutton
Newport

The list goes on......

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Re: Leeds Utd v Preston North End Match Thread

Post by Chilli D » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:29 am

1964white wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:04 am
Or our FA Cup shocks

Colchester
Sunderland
Rochdale
Sutton
Newport

The list goes on......
You forgot Histon 64.
The most embarrassing one of the lot!

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Post by weasel » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:31 am

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1964white wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:04 am
Or our FA Cup shocks

Colchester
Sunderland
Rochdale
Sutton
Newport

The list goes on......
The thing is that Colchester and Sunderland show that football shocks will happen no matter how good a team and manager are. It is football it is not a given that strange things won't happen. Should we forget everything that team achieved and simply focus on the bad results?

My point with the Preston 6-4 scoreline was that at least we didn't get beaten by Cardiff - to be in complete control but then ship 5 goals is baffling but that is football.
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Re: Leeds Utd v Preston North End Match Thread

Post by 1964white » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:32 am

Chilli D wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:29 am
You forgot Histon 64.
The most embarrassing one of the lot!
Don't remind me Chilli.....what a horrible day that was :(

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Post by Ellandback1 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:33 am

Remember People, its a 5.15pm kick off.

I have a family do to attend, so unfortunately, I won't be present today.

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Post by 1964white » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:47 am

Leaving here at 2pm with mince pies in my pack-up, then cheer on the lads supporting our team for 90 minutes to victory before returning home to Christmas greetings & a glass of mulled wine from Mrs 64

3 points & we're all happy again :scar1

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Re: Leeds Utd v Preston North End Match Thread

Post by Doire_Boi » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:21 am

If we go 3 up, please try and close up shop. At least bring on an extra defender and tell ayling not to cross the half way line.

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