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  1. Deutsch Wolf

    Deutsch Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Sunday, 6 January, 2002

    Cardiff 2-1 Leeds

    Second Division Cardiff sensationally dumped Premiership leaders Leeds out of the FA Cup 2-1 in an incident-packed match at Ninian Park.

    Scott Young scored the winner three minutes from time on Sunday, capping a great fightback after Mark Viduka had given Leeds an early lead.

    But the result, which ranks as one of the great cup upsets of recent years, was marred by ugly scenes at the end of the game.

    Cardiff fans spilled onto the pitch at the final whistle and objects were hurled by both sets of supporters.

    Earlier referee Andy D'Urso had been hit by an object thrown from the crowd during a highly-charged contest.

    Cardiff's reward in the fourth round is an away trip to either Third Division Southend or Second Division rivals Tranmere.

    The draw was not the glamour tie that Cardiff manager Alan Cork might have wished for after downing Leeds, but the Bluebirds have every chance now of making the fifth round.

    Leeds had been forced to play the entire second half with 10 men after striker Alan Smith was controversially sent off by D'Urso.

    The striker was adjudged to have elbowed Andy Legg in the face, but he argued he was only trying to free himself from the defender's clutches.

    The decision changed the course of the match and furious Leeds boss David O'Leary launched a tirade from the touchline.

    Viduka had given Leeds the lead in the 12th minute with a searing 20-yard shot, pouncing on a misdirected pass out of defence by Cardiff's Spencer Prior.

    But Cardiff quickly hit back with a stunning free-kick from their captain Graham Kavanagh.

    The home side attacked their illustrious visitors from the off and Robert Earnshaw was a thrilling presence for them down the right flank.

    He gave Republic of Ireland international Ian Harte a torrid afternoon.

    Leeds' cause was not helped when their inspirational captain, Rio Ferdinand, was forced off with ankle ligament damage after 10 minutes.

    The injury was the result of a clumsy challenge from Gavin Gordon.

    Ferdinand's exit meant that Michael Duberry came on to partner Jonathan Woodgate in the centre of defence.

    The pair have not spoken since Duberry gave evidence against Woodgate in his trial for affray, but they played well together.

    Viduka put Leeds in front when he smacked a stunning shot after a quick break and astute pass from Gary Kelly.

    Cardiff fought back valiantly and quickly equalised through Kavanagh. The Cardiff captain sent a curling free-kick past Nigel Martyn from the left corner of the area.

    It was a spectacular shot, but the Leeds wall parted to let the ball through.

    The second half was not as thrilling as the first, with Leeds defending deeply following the exit of Smith.

    But there was a dramatic finale. Young had already made a brilliant contribution, tackling Viduka when he was one-on-one with keeper Neil Alexander, before he scored the winner.

    He headed powerfully from a left-wing corner - the ball was blocked and he scrambled to send the ball into the net.

    The goal sealed Leeds' cup fate - but it also sparked the crowd trouble that the Football Association will now be forced to investigate.


    Cardiff: Alexander, Gabbidon, Prior, Young, Legg, Boland, Bonner, Kavanagh, Brayson, Earnshaw, Gordon (Fortune-West 79).

    Subs not used: Maxwell, Bowen, Weston, Low.

    Booked: Boland, Bonner.

    Goals: Kavanagh 21, Young 87.

    Leeds: Martyn, Mills, Woodgate, Ferdinand (Duberry 10), Harte, Kelly, Bowyer, Batty, Smith, Viduka, Fowler.

    Subs not used: McPhail, Robinson, Wilcox, Richardson.

    Sent off: Smith (43).

    Booked: Harte, Duberry.

    Goals: Viduka 12.

    Attendance: 22,009

    Referee: A D'Urso (Billericay).
     
  2. John

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  3. Toon Wolf

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    Got to agree with John on this one!!
     
  4. leedswolf

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    I never read past the first line of a DW article.
     
  5. PabloWolfo

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    I normally go to the replies first to find out if it's worth reading and I don't think I'll bother this time!
     
  6. kford wolf

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    Me neither - but how the mighty have fallen!
     
  7. Wolv3nsam

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    Charlton were 4th or 5th in the Premier League this time in the 2003/04 season - once again, how the mighty have fallen.
     
  8. Salisbury Wolf

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    Who's the mighty? Leeds or DW? Brevity isn't DW's strong point though to be fair ;)

    But from Premier League leaders to struggling to make the play-off places in League One is a mighty fall indeed.

    It couldn't happen to a better team.
     
  9. leedswolf

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    The day before (05/01/02) we were beaten 0-1 at home by Gillingham.

    Team; Oakes, Muscat (Rousell), Camara, Rae, Pollet, Butler, Newton, Cameron, Blake (Miller), Sturridge, Kennedy.

    Subs; Murray. Naylor. Robinson

    Ex Wolves keeper Vince Bartram was in the nets for the Gills IIRC.

    Attendance 15,271
     
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    Out of Darkness Cometh Light
     
  11. leedswolf

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    Indeed. Just to add another point about lufc being dumped out of the cup seven years ago, this seaon they were dumped by Histon. It gets better.
     
  12. Mr Zuki

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    People in glass houses. Have we all forgotten the mighty Wolves fell much lower than Dirty Leeds and we still haven't properly found our way back.
     
  13. leedswolf

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    Mr Z, I think that you will find more success in trying to plait fog than attempting to extract any sympathy on here for lufc's plight.
     
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    I'm sure we've been here before but what is the reason so many of you have for this hatred of LUFC?
    I have to say the Bremner/Giles side was one of the most fantastically intimidating and impressive teams I ever witnessed and along with the Osgood/Houseman Chelsea side of the same period are 2 of my favourite non-Wolves teams.
     
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    Or you could say downright thuggishness.
     
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    Dewsbury, living where you do I bow to your superior knowledge. I agree Bremner was a little thug (there were many around in those days - (Tommy Smith, Chopper Harris) but boy did that leeds side have talent - Lorrimer, Gray, Cooper, Giles, Clarke - on and on and they were so arrogant.They knew they were good and $$$$ed on most sides. I would just love this young Wolves side to mature into something like that Leeds team (without the nastiness!).
     
  17. itsonlyagame

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    Some people will do anything to get their post count up!
     
  18. itsonlyagame

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    I SAID........................ Some people will do anything to get their post count up! :D
     
  19. Dewsburywolf

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    I'd hardly call it a superior knowledge (leedswolf would know more than I do- even though he's a Wolverhampton boy by birth IIRC).

    I really hate it when folks say "Dewsbury near Leeds" partly due to that Dirty team of the 70's and partly because it's Geographically untrue ; Leeds -10 miles away, Bradford - 7 miles, Wakefield - 10 miles and Huddersfield 7. Thankfully we have a Wakefield Postcode and reside in Kirklees (Huddersfield) Borough Council so at least I can take solace in that.
     
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    Hey Dewsbury, I'm a Londoner born and bred - anywhere north of Watford is a complete mystery to me!!!!!!!!! However did spend 2 RAF tours in Yorkshire - Linton on Ouse and Catterick so have a real soft spot for the county.
     
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    North Yorkshire though NNW as opposed to my West Yorkshire roots but I'll let you off.

    Could've been worse you could have been stationed in Lancashire. :(
     
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    Total bullmuck. A fictitious reputation conjured up by the anti leeds pro London, North West press.

    How many times did you actually see leeds play during this period Dews? I was fortunate enough to witness many of the great players of that era and leeds were a bl00dy good footballing team.
     
  23. And just incase you didnt see what he posted

    He said "Some people will do anything to get their post count up!"

    ;)
     
  24. Just one question Deutsch. How bored are you ?
     
  25. kford wolf

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    Very.... thats another post in the bag!!!
     
  26. Dewsburywolf

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    Never saw them live as I was between 7 and 13 (ish) during the Revie era so only saw them on Match of the Day and via Shoot and Goal magazines. Whilst I agree they had some good footballing players (Cherry, Yorath eg) they were also let down by their "win at all costs", dirty (in my opinion) reputation.

    To be honest leeds I'm totally indifferent to LUFC being as they are just 1 of the "local" teams (Huddersfield Town & Bradford City being the others) that I chose not to support in my formative football years. I actually have a major dislike of Man. United borne out by their "greatest team that ever walkled the Earth" reputation, but there you go.
     
  27. leedswolf

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    You missed some others; Sprake, Harvey, Reaney, Cooper, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, Madeley, Lorimer, Clarke, Jones, Giles and Gray.

    As I stated a team that was unfashionable and from Yorkshire that dared to break into the bigtime, not be intimidated and have some major success. The media hated it. If you want to look at cheating then Kevin Hector and Francis Lee were prolific divers in the penalty area. Chelsea had some 'thugs' too in Harris, McCreadie, Webb, Dempsey, Baldwin and Osgood'.

    For someone who's indifferent to them, you always seem to jump on the 'Dirty leeds' bandwagon at every opportunity.

    As I stated lufc were one hell of a footballing side.
     
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    I thought it was interesting to illustrate the depths to which LUFC have fallen in seven years; from top of the Premier League to outside the playoff places in League One. These days, Leeds beating Cardiff would be the shock.

    Still, I'll know not to bother raising such a point in future on MMLite.
     
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    Indeed it would! ;)
     
  31. itsonlyagame

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    I did! :D
     
  32. Ponty

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    Anyone in their mid-40's probably grew up with loads of glory hunting Leeds "fans" who had never been to a match, let alone a Leeds game. In fact most didn't know where yorkshire was, let alone Leeds. Rivalries formed at that age stay with you!:D In the early 70's they were the equivalent of Chelsea and Man U today!
     
  33. John

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    Without an explanation?
    Why would anyone else make that assumption?
    If you're going to insist on coming over all high brow, then try and do it properly.
     
  34. Sedgley Wolf

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    Incredible.

    What will things be like after another 7 years?
     
  35. Japan Wulf

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    Can't imagine Man U or Chelsea being in League 1 ........ though I can't help but wonder what might happen in a worst case scenario where the economy dipped enough to make Sky rethink their offer to the PL, coupled with a drastic loss in gate and sponsorship revenue.

    Stranger things have happened. Ask the government of Iceland.
     
  36. Japan Wulf

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    But he does, though you as a rule do not.

    Or is it the other way around....? Perhaps we should have a poll......
     
  37. Atlas 1951

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    Now there is a sentence one doesn't hear very often.
     

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