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Yorkshire Evening Post 30/11/09 Kettering Town v Leeds United: Match report By Leon Wobschall A county famous for its shoe industry, Northamptonshire – and it's sole cup representative remaining – threatened to put an embarrassing size 12 boot into United's cup hopes for the second season running. Thankfully, an express delivery following yet another lightning Whites raid saved the day. And what a prize awaits. Not surprisingly, it was the predatory feet of Jermaine Beckford that ensured the vast majority of the watching millions didn't start their festive celebrations early – those of a non-Whites persuasion anyway. Although you sense the Leeds hordes landed the perfect Yuletide gift by way of yesterday's most tantalising of round three draws if they overcome the plucky Poppies in the replay at Elland Road. Last year, it was a postman who dispatched United from the cup – remember Histon's Matt Langston anyone? Twelve months on, it was a journeyman pro in the shape
New pages uploaded at mightyleeds.co.uk Season 1970/71 – Off like a train/The Jack Charlton affair/Colchester, Tinkler and Fairs success United recover from the heartbreak of missing out on the treble to set the pace in the new season before tribulations for Jack Charlton, controversial defeats and success in the Fairs Cup success Read the full story at http://www.mightyleeds.co.uk/seasons/197071part1.htm http://www.mightyleeds.co.uk/seasons/197071part2.htm http://www.mightyleeds.co.uk/seasons/197071part3.htm http://www.mightyleeds.co.uk/pdf/season197071part4.pdf
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BBC 26/11/09 Leeds bring in trio on loan deal Leeds United have signed Queens Park Ranger winger Hogan Ephraim, Cardiff defender Tony Capaldi and Liverpool goalkeeper David Martin on loan. Ephraim, 21, will stay at Elland Road until 1 January, Capaldi is due to remain up until 4 January and 23-year-old Martin goes back on 28 December. Northern Ireland international Capaldi, 28, can play either left-back or left midfield and will not be cup-tied. Martin provides added cover for injured keeper Shane Higgs. Ephraim has scored twice in seven games for QPR this season, both in the Carling Cup. "Hogan is quick and direct," Leeds manager Simon Grayson told the club's website. "He'll give us options and competition for places." Ephraim started his career at West Ham before making his first competitive start while on loan at Colchester. He then moved on loan to QPR before making the move to Loftus Road a permanent one in January 2008. Capaldi began his career at Bir
Leedsunited.com 21/11/09 UNITED CRUISE TO VICTORY AT BRIGHTON BRIGHTON 0, UNITED 3 (Snodgrass 27, Beckford 43, Kilkenny 90) Brighton: Smith, Whing (Navarro 70), Elphick, El-Abd (Davies 78), Cox (McLeod 70), Forster, Tunnicliffe, Murray, Dicker, Crofts, Bennett. Subs: Livermore, Hart, Virgo, Pelling. United: Ankergren, Bromby, Michalik, Kisnorbo, Hughes, Howson (Prutton 81), Doyle, Kilkenny, Snodgrass, Beckford (Gradel 90), Vokes (Showunmi 84). Subs: Grella, Robinson, Martin, Gradel, White. Referee: J Linington Booked: Michalik Att: 7615 United boss Simon Grayson was forced into making changes to his side with Richard Naylor and Bradley Johnson both missing out through injury. Paddy Kisnorbo returned from international duty and Lubo Michalik was recalled as his partner at the back. The conditions weren't ideal, with wind and rain, and many of the near-900 away fans were sporting plastic raincoats which were available inside the ground. The host club were boosted by two victories
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ITV 8/11/09 Grayson hails player's professionalism Leeds boss Simon Grayson hailed his side's "professional performance'' as they carried their league form into the FA Cup first round to complete a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Oldham. Jonathan Howson's spectacular opener gave Oldham a mountain to climb and the home side were finally killed off by substitute Mike Grella. In a game of little goalmouth action, Leeds were the stronger outfit - no surprise considering they are well ahead of Oldham in the League One table. "It is always difficult against Oldham and the conditions didn't help but we got the result we deserved," said Grayson. "We battled and scrapped when we needed to and we played decent football when we could so I have to be very pleased." He added: "It was a professional performance because we were in charge for long periods of the game and our keeper did not have many saves to make. "Going in front was very import
Yorkshire Evening Post 6/11/09 Max's future to be decided By Phil Hay Leeds United manager Simon Grayson plans to discuss the future of Max Gradel with his Leicester City counterpart next week as the winger's loan deal at Elland Road nears its conclusion. Gradel's month-long contract with Leeds ends after Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at home to Grimsby Town, but United have made no secret of their desire to retain him beyond his initial deal. The 21-year-old has made an impressive impact in his short time with the club, influencing heavily the club's victories over Norwich City and Yeovil Town, and he admitted this week that he would be happy to stay with Leeds if the club continue to offer him regular first-team football. United have been in regular contact with Leicester to discuss his progress at Elland Road, but Grayson intends to speak with City manager Nigel Pearson in the coming days to discuss the possibility of an extension. Grayson said
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Sky 4/11/09 Kandol banned for three games Whites forward charged with violent conduct By James Riach Leeds striker Tresor Kandol has been handed a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct. The Whites forward, who accepted the charge, has been punished by the Football Association following an incident after the 4-0 win over Yeovil on Saturday. The 28-year-old bagged the last goal in the rout at Elland Road, but will now face a spell on the sidelines after recently emerging as a first-team contender for the League One club. Kandol lashed out at Yeovil striker Sam Williams in a mass melee in the centre circle as the players were leaving the pitch and was reported by referee Andy Haines. He will now miss the FA Cup clash against Oldham on Saturday, the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against Grimsby and the league trip to Brighton on November 21. Kandol has made four substitute appearances in League One so far this season, getting on the scoresheet against Yeovil and
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Leedsunited.com 3/11/09 BECKS WINS OCTOBER AWARD Jermaine Beckford has been awarded the PFA Coca-Cola League One Fans Player of the Month Award for October. The striker is rewarded for a month that saw him score a last-gasp winner against Norwich, two superb goals against Bristol Rovers, and another quality finish against Yeovil on Saturday. Becks has 11 goals from 14 league appearances so far this term and is again proving a major spearhead for United in the quest for promotion. The 25-year-old won the award on several occasions last season and narrowly missed out to Leeds team-mate Robert Snodgrass for the September award. This time around, though, Becks beat Snoddy and Bradley Johnson to the award. Don't forget to vote for your favourite player on the PFA's website - givemefootball.com giving yourself a chance to win a great prize. Vote now and you could be presenting your favourite player with his award at one of your home games. You could win tickets to the match, full
Yorkshire Evening Post 2/11/09 Elland Road faithful wowed by the Max factor By Phil Hay Different season, same old story for Yeovil Town. "I'm getting sick of this walk," said Terry Skiverton as he entered the press room at Elland Road. He is not the only one. These days, opposition managers are there for no other reason than to carry out post mortems. In February, Leeds United took hold of a fragile Yeovil squad and beat them senseless. The fight was more even on Saturday but the result identical, a 4-0 scoreline in United's favour for the second season running. "I've come a cropper again," said Skiverton quietly. That is the way of things at Elland Road, even when Leeds are as inanimate as they were for an hour on Saturday. If Skiverton saw a ruthless streak in the club eight months ago, he could only marvel at the skill with which they dragged a conclusive victory from a fluctuating performance. Leeds fell some way below the standard of perfection, a