Retro Football: Referee Causes Uproar By Allowing ‘Offside’ Jeff Astle Goal And Costing Leeds The First Division Title, 1971 (Video)

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Almost exactly 46 years ago this very day, a refereeing decision sparkeduproar at Elland Road when a controversial offside call (or lack thereof) effectively served to derail Leeds' title tilt.

Desperatelychasingthe win to stay in contention with Arsenal at the top of the table going into the last few games of the 1970/71 season, Leeds found themselves2-1 down against West Bromwhen Jeff Astle scored on the break despite the linesman flagging wildly from the touchline.

Let’s Hear It For…Ian Harte, On His Retirement!

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Ian Harte has retired from football today, four days shy of his 38th birthday. The former Leeds, Carlisle, Reading and Levante left-back bows out having won 63 caps for the Republic of Ireland and scoring 12 international goals in the process.

Harte made over 250 appearances for Leeds after coming through the youth ranks at the Yorkshire club, making his senior debut in 1996 and helping himself to a raft of goals over the subsequent eight seasons at Elland Road even finding his way into the 1999/2000 PFA Team of the Year.

Leeds Goal Scorer Bellusci Become’s an Instant Hero With Loving Gesture

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Leed's goalscorer Guiseppe Bellusci became not only a Leeds hero but one of the game following the Italian's loving gesture of going out of his way to give a disabled fan his shirt following a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road today!

On-Loan Leeds Defender Giuseppe Bellusci’s Brilliant Free-Kick v Bournemouth

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Leeds United came from behind last night to beat Bournemouth 3-1 last night with on-loan Catania defender Giuseppe Bellusci scoring a brilliant free-kick to put the visitors in front, which could see the 25 year old getting a permanent move to Elland Road unlike what we thought after being sent-off and giving away a penalty on his debut!

Brilliant Wind Assisted Stephen Warnock Free-Kick Against Yeovil

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Former Liverpool full-back Stephen Warnock hits the winner from a brilliant wind assisted free-kick as Leeds beat Yeovil 2-1 in the Championship and celebrates like a boss.

Leeds’ Rodolph Austin Scores From Own Half Just As Final Whistle Blows vs Tottenham (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The commentary suggests this was the handiwork of Davide Somma, but Twitter seems to reckon that it was in fact Leeds' Rodolph Austin who managed to slot one in from his own half against Tottenham yesterday only to be beaten by the clock...

Was tattooed Leeds fan impressed?

FA Cup: Leeds 2-1 Tottenham – Lax Lilywhites Crash Out Of Cup After Bruising Battle At Elland Road (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Leeds United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 27th January 2013

In a weekend of cup shocks, north London giants Spurs found themselves on a sharp end of a disappointing defeat from Championship side Leeds at Elland Road.

The home side, missing top-scorer Luciano Becchio who handed in a transfer requests this weekend, were ahead after just 15 minutes.


Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

Huddersfield Coach David Wagner Sent Off After Sprinting Length Of Pitch To Celebrate 89th-Minute Winner Against Leeds (Video)

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Huddersfield came out on top in a fractious Yorkshire derby on Sunday afternoon, pippingcross-county rivals Leeds by two goals to one.

Both sides hadtheir managers sent-off after David Wagner and Garry Monk clashed in the wake of Michael Hefele's late, late winning goal.

Indeed, no sooner had the German defender swept home than Wagner set off sprinting across the pitch to celebrate with his players.

Marco Matias goal v Leeds 2015 Video Matias volley vs LUFC for Sheffield Wednesday

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This cracking Marco Matias goal vs Leeds (VIDEO BELOW) was an absolutely stunning volley form the Sheffield Wednesday player in his side's 1-1 draw with Leeds on 22 August, 2015. Matias' goal v Leeds also earned the "goal of the day" tag on Sky, and as you can see, it was a pretty special one. [...]

Catching up on the Championship’s races for promotion, play-offs and avoiding relegation

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This season has proved to be one of the most gripping ever, with nothing between the top six and very little defining the relegation places. As always, managerial dismissals have been a talking point but some of the football being played deserves it's plaudits and is sure to make the dogfight at the bottom and the race to the top more intense than ever before.

Catching up on the Championship’s races for promotion, play-offs and avoiding relegation

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This season has proved to be one of the most gripping ever, with nothing between the top six and very little defining the relegation places. As always, managerial dismissals have been a talking point but some of the football being played deserves it's plaudits and is sure to make the dogfight at the bottom and the race to the top more intense than ever before.

Leed’s Striker Sent-off 60 Seconds After Coming On v Sheffield Wednesday

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Leed's striker Matt Smith lasted less than a minute on the field after being sprung from the bench as Brian McDermott tried to rescue something against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough yesterday who lead 2-0.

Smith's challenge on Reda Johnson could easily have broken the Wednesday's plays jaw as he caught him with his shoulder given referee Lee Probert no choice but to hand out a red card for a malicious foul.

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine ‘very likely’ to go to jail

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A judge has told Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine that he is "very likely" to be jailed after being found guilty of two separate assaults. The BBC reports that the Owls star hit Daniel Beresford in the Paris Bar in February 2012, and attacked Reece Hall in the Viper Rooms a month later. The jury [.

2012-13: An Elegy

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[H]aving seen our original brief cast asunder when one of our teams was promoted to the Premier League a year ago, equilibrium has been restored and it's with a mood of keen anticipation that we look forward to blogging about the Football League and other topics in the new season. For now, however, we have decided to sign off for a month's rest - but not before Steve Wright of the Nottingham Forest blog Mist Rolling in from the Trent supplies us with a few final words as well as a note of hope for the future.

A Football League SWOT Analysis: The Threats

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[T]he stethoscope we have applied to the Football League over the past week has revealed a not altogether satisfactory heartbeat and the fact that the weaknesses section of our study has been easily the most read does indicate that there is concern for the competition's health among supporters.

A Football League SWOT Analysis: The Strengths

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[A]s the three divisions of the Football League steel themselves for life without npower and this website prepares for a month long summer break, we thought it would be appropriate to give the competition as a whole a health check, minus thermometers, but deploying that now established method of the SWOT analysis – beloved of the world of Business but pretty much applicable for any large organisation.

The Police and Sky Spoil Easter for Hull City Fans

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[T]oday, we revisit the topic of barmy kick off times. Matthew Rudd is a failing radio host, club DJ, newly-qualified lifeguard, prolific tweeter and, most relevantly, lifelong Hull City supporter and senior writer for the Amber Nectar fanzine, which is 15 years old this year. He also contributes to talkSPORT and When Saturday Comes on matters concerning the Tigers.

FA Cup

Presenting: One Image That Signifies The Magnitude Of Sutton United’s Heroic FA Cup Run More Than Any Other…

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By seeing off old foes Leeds on Saturday afternoon, Sutton United barrelled their way into the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in the club's history.

After being knocked out in the fourth round before on two occasions (once against Leeds in 1970, and then again against Norwich in 1989), The U's broke new ground to ensure that there would be two non-league clubs in the fifth round draw also an all-time first.

Calendario FA Cup 8vos de Final

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Martes 12 de febrero de 2013
Leicester vs Huddersfield 13:30 hrs (desempate 4a ronda)
Sábado 16 de febrero de 2013
Luton Town vs Millwall 6:45 hrs
Arsenal vs Blackburn Rovers 9:00 hrs
Milton Keynes Dons vs Barnsley 9:00 hrs
Oldham Athletic vs Everton 12:00 hrs
Domingo 17 de febrero de 2013
Chelsea vs Brentford 6:00 hrs (desempate 4a ronda)
Manchester City vs Leeds United 8:00 hrs
Huddersfield/Leicester vs Wigan Athletic 9:55 hrs
Lunes 18 de febrero de 2013
Manchester United vs Reading 14:00 hrs
Miércoles 27 de febrero de 2013
Middlesbrough vs Brentford/Chelsea 13:45 hrs
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GIF It: Rodolph Austin scores from his own half… but the full-time whistle had been blown (Leeds vs Tottenham)

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[Update: We'd originally credited this to Davide Somma (on account of the commentary sounding like it's Somma, the YouTube video claiming its Somma and even the minute-by-minute live text updates of national newspapers claiming it was Somma). After taking some of the comments left below on board, it looks like it's actually Rodolph Austin.

The magic of the cup and other nonsense

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Morning all,

and what a weekend of FA Cup action it was. Chelsea nearly lost to Brentford, the Mugsmashers went out to Oldham and Sp*rs got beaten by dirty, filthy Leeds. It just shows you that the cup can still spring surprises, and for all the cynicism we have about modern football and the disillusionment there is about the game these days, it was great to see fans of these clubs (apart from Leeds fans) enjoy the performances and results of their team.

Leeds vs Tottenham Goals 2-1 FA Cup Video Highlights Varney McCormack Dempsey 2013

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match preview

Liverpool v Leeds 10.25.16

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2:45pm ET, live in the US on beIN Sports.

Last four head-to-head:
1-0 Liverpool (a; League Cup) 09.22.09
2-2 (a) 02.29.04
3-1 Liverpool (h) 10.25.03
3-1 Liverpool (h) 03.23.03

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-0 Sunderland (h); 0-0 Southampton (a); 6-1 Watford (h)
Leeds: 2-1 Rotherham (a); 0-2 Newcastle (h); 3-2 Norwich (a)

Previous rounds:
Liverpool: 2-1 Tottenham (h); 3-0 Derby (a); 5-0 Burton Albion (a)
Leeds: 2-2 Norwich aet [3-2 pens] (h); 1-0 Blackburn (h); 1-0 Luton (a); 2-2 Fleetwood aet [5-4 pens] (a)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Coutinho, Firmino, Mané 6; Milner 5; Sturridge 4; Lallana, Origi 3; Can, Lovren 2; Henderson, Klavan, Matip, Wijnaldum 1
Leeds: Wood 12; Antonsson 3; Bartley, Doukara, Hernandez 2; Denton, Jansson, Phillips, Sacko, Vieira 1

Referee: Andre Marriner

Guess at a line-up:
Alexander-Arnold Lucas Klavan Moreno
Grujic Stewart Wijnaldum
Mané Origi Ejaria

It's been a long time since Liverpool faced Leeds, a fixture that used to be a serious rivalry, whether in the 70s, 80s, 90s, or very early 2000s.

Our team to face Norwich – what’s yours?

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Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that our one remaining striker Jermain Defoe has returned to the Tottenham squad for tonight's game at Carrow Road. Defoe missed the defeat to Leeds at the weekend but takes his place after a hip problem.

"Jermain's body feels well, he feels fine about his fitness and he trained today," AVB said.

Manchester United

Jermaine Jenas Reveals He Turned Down ‘Weird’ Offer From Man Utd Before Joining Newcastle In 2002

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Jermaine Jenas has revealed that he turned down a 'weird'approach from Manchester United before he signed for Newcastle in the summer of 2002.

Having played his way up through the ranks and impressed during his debut senior season at hometown club Nottingham Forest, the Premier League vultures were circling as Uniteds Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle all expressed an interest in procuring the 18-year-old.

Leeds could make United swoop

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Championship side Leeds United are being linked with a swoop for Manchester United defender Scott Wootton, according to theDaily Mail.The two clubs have a long and historic rivalry, but the transfer may go through smoothly if Leeds pursue the defender thanks to the defender's month to month contract at Old Trafford following the recent expiration of his prior deal.

Book Review: Promised Land: A Northern Love Story

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Promised Land: A Northern Love Story Published by Yellow Jersey Press 2011, £8.99 [G]rowing up in the 90s, Leeds were a permanent top flight fixture and played at one of the country's showcase grounds yet – unlike many other sides – I cannot remember coming across a single Whites supporter in my youth.

Manchester City

Hopeless Football League Teams 11: Huddersfield Town 1987-8

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[N]obody would pretend that it had been a satisfactory start to the season as Huddersfield Town prepared to make the short journey to Maine Road, Manchester on the morning of November 7, 1987. Indeed, just a week previously, the Terriers had recorded only their first victory of the autumn, a 2-1 home win over Millwall with Ian Banks and former Arsenal apprentice David Cork bagging the goals in front of a miserable attendance of 5,504 at Leeds Road.

Manchesty City Without Stars For FA Cup Tie

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Gareth Barry of Manchester City-Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Roberto Mancini will be without two of his stars when Manchester City host Leeds United in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

Vincent Kompany who has not played since City's last FA Cup match against Stoke City on January 26 after picking up a calf injury will again be missing in Mancini's back four.

Leeds United

Appleton the right man for Leeds United

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Leeds United are to begin their search for a new manager after current boss, Neil Warnock, confirmed at the weekend that he won't stay at the club unless they achieve a miraculous promotion to the Premier League.
With Leeds currently languishing 10th in the Championship and without a win in four games, the chances of them clawing back a seven-point deficit over sixth-place Leicester to make the playoffs is highly unlikely and the new owners are already looking at next season for the big push.

The Mascots Of Leeds

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The word 'adorable' has become more oversaturated on the internet than Jutin Bieber (Marcos Reus is a big fan, by the by) and Psy combined into one, so it's best to keep its use limited to times where no other word will do.

This video is kind of adorable.

The mascots from Leeds are seen in the tunnel after coming off the pitch as Leeds took on Manchester City, and they are beaming like little, well, the little kids that they are.

Dempsey Scores in Loss

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Clint Dempsey scored his fifth goal in as many games on Sunday, but it was merely a consolation strike for Tottenham Hotspur as they fell 2-1 to Leeds United at Elland Road and were eliminated in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Spurs had 56 percent of the possession and outshot Championship-side Leeds 19 to 9, including at 12 to 4 edge in shots on goal, but struggled to finish with leading scorer Jermain Defoe sidelined with an injury.

The Rest

Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before: Donald Trump Was Once Sued By Ex-Leeds Midfielder Olivier Dacourt

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Of all the myriad enemies Donald Trump has madeover the years, you may be surprised to learn that one of them used to play in midfield for Leeds United.

According to documents stumbled upon by the New York Timeslast year, Trump was once sued by none other than Olivier Dacourt.

Goal Tales: The Return Of The King – by Tayo Popoola

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For the week that's in it, here's something cool from DJ Tayo, you might remember him from such podcasts as The Tuesday Club and ... er ... well, that's about it.

Thierry Henry returned to Arsenal in 2012, and nobody will ever forget the goal he scored in the FA Cup against Leeds. Yesterday, after the Sky announcement, Thierry was asked about it himself and said, "There is one goal, don't get me wrong I enjoyed all of them, but the one when I came back to play for Arsenal that I scored against Leeds on my first game back.

Can Simon Grayson make it Four Promotions?

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[L]eague One still hurts for Preston North End supporters. Although current travails don't come close to the dark days of the 1980s when the club flirted alternately with going out of the league and out of business altogether, a fanbase reared on the successes of the David Moyes era, not to mention the enduring legacy of the Invincibles, are very unwilling to accept the third level as their place in the natural order of things.

Glory Glory Leeds back in full glory 2 wins on the bounce relegation averted dreams of top flight football return.

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New manager! Two wins on the bounce! Leeds actually passing the ball and hoofball has gone? Ladies won as well!Feelgood factor at our club for sure this week!!! So a very happy GGL show on line right now.All the latest LUFC news, the lost WHTBSIST feature from Nick, great listener emails and of course fan at the game reviews of the last two matches and the new manager's post game comments on this week's show.

GIF It: Ian Harte’s incredible fall (Reading 1-2 Aston Villa)

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As Reading battle against relegation this season, left-back Ian Harte proved he's fighting an individual battle to stay up. The former Leeds man some how managed to fall over during Saturday's defeat to Aston Villa. Under very little pressure, with no opponent near him and without appearing to perform any fancy footwork, Harte just fell [.

U18s Progress To Youth Cup Quarters

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A devastating brace from Jordon Ibe sent Liverpool through to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup after the Reds' 3-1 victory over Leeds United at Anfield on Thursday night.
Two first-half strikes from the winger and a late Jack Dunn tap-in were enough to send the visitors crashing out as the Reds set up a clash with Hull City in the last eight of the competition.

‘I Am A Free Man’ – Former Leeds Midfielder Robbie Rogers Comes Out As Gay, Retires From Football

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By Chris Wright

By way of a personal blog post, former Leeds midfielder and USA international Robbie Rogers, 25, has come out as gay while announcing that he is retiring from football with immediate effect to spend the next chapter of his life "discovering himself."

Rogers was released by Leeds in January after returning from a loan spell at Stevenage and has made the decision to come out after keeping his sexuality a secret for so long and step away from the game so as to begin the process of redefinition.