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Leeds not out for Watford revenge

Leeds not out for Watford revenge

The Yorkshire Post reckon Leeds are out to "plot revenge" for THAT 3-0 Play-off humiliation at the hands of a rampant Watford in the Millennium Stadium but the current crop of Dirty Leeds talent aren`t having any of it.

Tonight`s Carling Cup clash at Elland Road is the first time the 2 sides have met since that wonderful, wonderful afternoon when the Hornets ran riot and "destroyed [Leeds] Premier League dream" (or so the Yorkshire Post so eloquently put it).

However, the noise coming out of the Leeds camp doesn`t quite match the pre-match hype played out in the papers with the Lilywhites skipper, Johnny Howson, insisting that "the players here aren`t thinking 'we owe you one`.

Hmmm, you might not be Mr Howson but every sports hack in the country has just that headline penned in and ready to roll over the wires comes 9.30pm tonight!

According to LUTV (they must be the only League One club with their own channel), the young Leeds skipper said there was no talk of cooking up a dish best served cold to Malky`s men.

Oh no, it was all a bit level headed and lacking sentimentality really…

Howson, who watched on in horror at Cardiff as the Hornets turned it on stated "…a lot has changed since then. Its not like it`s just happened or it`s just around the corner. It`s over three years ago…".

And the fresh faced Leeds captain added "…other than the goals and that Watford played really well, I don`t remember too much about it... we just want to win the game to keep our run going".

Here at VitalWatford Towers, we have to agree to differ - Dr Watford still gets the shivers when he recalls that ball bouncing back off Sullivan and into the net and flashbacks of Hendo`s penalty continue to make us go wild…

3 years ago? Nah, it`s like it was yesterday!



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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Tuesday August 25 2009
Time: 1:39PM

Comments

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Of course it felt like yesterday...How could you ever forget the biggest match in your pittiful clubs history against the mighty Whites!?
Gromjo
25/08/2009 14:31:00
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We've moved on since then, although clearly you lot haven't! As for "every sports hack in the country has just that headline penned in and ready to roll" ..... well, I think you're overestimating just how interested the average sports hack is in this fixture. Just a little bit ..... And I think you'll find that "The Lilywhites" is the nickname of Preston North End, not Leeds. But then you Southerners are always pretty vague about anything north of the Watford Gap, aren't you .......
Yorkshrman
25/08/2009 16:08:00
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yeah youre so not bothered about us that you decided to come on our website and have a rant at us
wrexham hornet
25/08/2009 17:33:00
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If your willing to call us 'dirty leeds' then you have to expect some sort of reaction?... Came on here to read the oppositions report on us not because we care how you are doing as a club... We weren't having a rant at you-plural. We were 'ranting' at this idiot of an Editor DrWatford who wrote an article looking for a reaction because his site needs all the hits it can get!
Gromjo
25/08/2009 17:44:00
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were just see how much the mighty leeds have moved on then! same old leeds confident as ever,be good if you leeds fans could actually talk some football rather than the same old talk were the greatest club in the world trash. being a big club ain't going to win the game!
Golden Looney
25/08/2009 19:59:00
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Being 1-0 up sure will help though...Youguys are nothing special to be honest! Still unbeaten in Elland Road since January so we have every right to be confident...Anyway 40 minutes left...We will see who is standing by the end of it
Gromjo
25/08/2009 21:05:00
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The Mighty Whites weren`t firing on all cylinders tonight (like we were against Burnley and co.) but at the end of the day a win is a win. Shame Leeds didn`t win in 90 mins but so what?
Rotherham White
25/08/2009 22:52:00
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Went pound for pound with a strongish Championship side so fairly encouraged by the performance...Can't really call that revenge though...Im still hurting from that loss all those years ago!
Gromjo
25/08/2009 22:59:00
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God the bloke that wrote this is an idiot. Of course the match three years ago will be mentioned, it's the last time we played one another! Leeds don't hold any resentment towards you, why would we? You've never done anything. We didn't turn up that day and gifted you the biggest victory in your entire history. The only bad feelings I hold are towards the players that simply didn't give enough.
milkylufc
26/08/2009 14:14:00
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Who was the strongish Championship club we played Gromjo? I thought we was playing Watford?
dazza71
26/08/2009 14:48:00
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