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Match Day Thread Leeds Utd v Leicester City Match Thread

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  1. ellandback

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    Leeds Utd v Leicester City
    23rd February@20:00 | Elland Road

    Leeds will be looking to extend their winning run to nine, against high flying Leicester City on Friday evening, for the top of the table clash at Elland Road

    The Whites (along with Liverpool and Manchester City) are the only unbeaten sides at home in the entire football league, but face a rampant Foxes side, well on their way to smash the hundred point barrier this season.

    Leeds beat Enzo Maresca's side back in November, thanks to Georginio Rutter's close range tap in, after Sam Byram's headed effort was only parried away from Hermansen. Illan Meslier pulled off an extraordinary save from Dewsbury-Hall in the dying minutes to deny the hosts a share of the spoils.

    Leeds have not completed their double over Leicester City since the 94/95 season, but with arch nemesis Harvey Barnes now at Newcastle, the Elland Road faithful can breathe easier. Barnes netted six times in eight appearance for Fridays visitors, four more than Jamie Vardy!

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    Patrick Bamford will undergo a late fitness test before Daniel Farke names his starting XI. The 30yo tweaked his calf in the pre-match build up at Swansea, and has missed a fortnight of action - Joel Piroe stands by.

    As mentioned in the multi award winning Breakfast Debate, it's going to be another fortnight until Pascal Struijk returns to training, so once again Ethan Ampadu will drop back in central defence alongside Countryman Joe Rodon.

    Sam Byram (hamstring, Stuart Dallas (leg) and Karl Darlow (dislocated thumb) remain sidelined. Daniel Farke may surprise everyone, and drop Archie Gray in favour of specialist right back Connor Roberts, who is a more dangerous player going up and down the right wing.

    Leicester welcome back Kelechi Iheanacho after International duty with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations. Wilfried Ndidi (thigh) misses out whilst defender Ben Nelson is carrying a knock.
     
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  2. Leedsoflondon

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    Award winning <laugh>
     
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  3. leeds down south

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    We ended their 9 game winning run and they're on the back of a defeat. Feeling nervous about this one!
     
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    Last time Leicester lost 2 on the trot, let's hope history repeats
     
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    2-1 then
     
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    He forgot to add multi
     
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    <cheers>

    Amended
     
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  8. Osvaldorama

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    Massive game… I would wish you guys luck, but I think we (Saints) have more chance of finishing second if you lose.

    Should be a cracking game and end to the season though. Has to be the toughest championship season to get autos ever. Looking forward to the highs and the lows.
     
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    It's been quite a season
     
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  10. Leedsoflondon

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    <laugh>
     
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  11. YorkieLancsHampyLondoner

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    Hoping for a Leeds win
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    a Leicester win
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    a draw

    in this one.
     
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  12. Leedsoflondon

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    Who’s your team?
     
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  13. YorkieLancsHampyLondoner

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    The image of Bobby Robson at Portman Road and signature 'Ipswich 'til I die' not giving it away?
     
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    Sorry mate, too small for my eyesight
     
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    As someone else said, very nervous about this one. Leeds win and I think they become favorites to win the title given the run in. If we get a result, then top two becomes more realistic. Forget talk of record point halls, there are too many teams in this, it's still a 4-horse race. Should be a great a game and a fantastic advert for the division.
     
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    <cheers>
     
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  17. LeedsRover1

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    I’ve no doubt the atmosphere and noise tonight at kickoff, will be off the scale. Hopefully we settle quickly and our pressing is top notch. For me, hopefully Bamford is up top, and we can get a goal in front. Then I’d go for a 2-1 home win. I want us to go all out for the win, If that’s not to be, then I’ll settle for a draw. As regards Saints and Tractor Boys, think Saints win, but I’ve got a sneaky suspicion Brum might nick a point. Hopefully we are still 2nd, after the weekend games. MOT
     
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    Gutted.....last night of cruise and home early morning, was hoping the BIG match would be on but apparently not so :( but I'm hoping that fox hunting will still be allowed for a few hours at least ....run freddie,run freddie, run,run,run...Jimmy and willy have got their guns <whistle>
     
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  19. jambawamba

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    Not at all confident about to nights game! if he plays Daka we are going to struggle in front of goal
    just hope he proves me wrong, hoping for a great game and the team that wins should be the Champions.
     
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  20. Leedsoflondon

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    Should be a good game as it seems neither set of supporters feel confident <laugh>
     
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