Winnaar Play-offs Klassement Soccer Netwerk VoVo 2009/2010
Droomaankoop: Christian Chivu
Reg.: 19 maart 2003
Leeds komt wel terug heb ik het gevoel, ze moeten andere beleid krijgen...
Promoveren doen ze volgende jaar!
quote:Ff een schopje omhoog........
pff weer een tegenslag voor Leeds, ze hebben wel een licentie gekregen om te mogen starten maar de spelers hebben vorige/deze maand geen loon gekregen...
Leeds points appeal unsuccessful
Leeds United have failed in their bid to claim back the 15 points they were deducted by the Football League.
The decision by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators means Leeds will not win automatic promotion from League One, though they are in the play-offs.
An independent three-man arbitration reached its verdict behind closed doors in London, ruling the League had not acted unfairly when docking the points.
The penalty was a punishment for breaking competition insolvency rules.
Leeds had already been docked 10 points for entering administration at the end of last season, while still in the Championship - although they were virtually guaranteed to be relegated anyway by then.
The Yorkshire club felt the additional penalty during the current campaign had been unduly harsh.
Any return of points would have upset Leeds' League One promotion rivals, with Doncaster and Carlisle likely to have taken legal action - but the failure of the appeal means that leaders Swansea are confirmed as champions.
Leeds chairman Ken Bates confirmed he would accept the tribunal's findings, but was aggrieved at its criticism of Leeds for delays in bringing their action.
A club statement said: "We feel this finding is unjust as the club sought to oppose the imposition of the penalty from 30 August 2007 onwards.
"We did accept the imposed condition of a 15-point penalty subject to an appeal to member clubs.
"As at 3 August 2007 we had no option but to do so. If we had not the club would have been lost forever, which was far too big a price for anyone to pay.
"It is galling that we are criticised for the delay in bringing the appeal, when it was delays by the Football League that effectively backed us into this corner."
The statement continued: "If what football achieves out of this is clarity for clubs in the future then that can mitigate some of our disappointment as we want all clubs to survive through what are very difficult times.
"The matter is now closed and the focus can return to the pitch.
"If the team are now able to progress through the play-offs to the Championship then it would be the appropriate reward for the efforts of the club's fans and players in overcoming the penalty imposed on the club."
Meanwhile, Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney said: "On behalf of the board and the League, I welcome the panel's findings in their entirety.
"It has found that the actions we took were reasonable and appropriate in these unprecedented circumstances and that we had the power to act as we did.
"Now I believe we should draw a line under the whole process. Leeds United are a valued member of the Football League family.
"We should all now get back to the business of football and enjoy the climax to what has already been an exciting season."
Leeds were fifth when previous boss Dennis Wise was recruited by Newcastle United to be their executive director of football.
Former Leeds favourite Gary McAllister replaced him, and the team booked a play-off spot last Friday with a 1-0 win over Yeovil.
quote:Jazeker - maar ik heb er vertrouwen in. De laatste weken is Leeds erg goed bezig, van de laatste 9 wedstrijden wonnen ze er 7. Die verliespartijen tegen Southend en Doncaster waren in een hele onrustige periode die samenviel met een enorme vormdip. Nu zitten ze in een flow, en ook niet onbelanrijk, spelen ze op Elland Road voor een uitverkocht huis, en dan als ze Carlisle verslaan in een Wembley dat waarschijnlijk overwegend Leeds - gekleurd zal zijn. En Leeds heeft natuurlijk verruit de meeste kwaliteit.
puk van de petteflet schreef:
12 mei Leeds - Carlisle
15 mei Carlisle - Leeds
Mochten ze winnen dan spelen ze tegen de winnaar van
9 mei Southend - Doncester
16 mei Doncaster - Southend
Uitslagen dit seizoen:
Leeds - Carlisle 3-2
Carlsle - Leeds 3-1
Southend - Leeds 1-0
Leeds - Southend 4-1
Doncaster - Leeds 0-1
Leeds - Doncaster 0-1
Doncaster - Southend 3-1
Southend - Doncaster 3-2
Dat worden dus spannende wedstrijden.
quote:Ach ja he,die was ik ff vergeten omdat die net op tijd ontsnapt was aan de ondergang van Leeds...
Ja is dat zo Patrick Kluivert 4 life?
Ik dacht dat Rio Ferdinand het wel aardig deed bij Manchester United. Maar ik kan me ook vergissen hoor.
Carlisle 0-2 Leeds (agg 2-3)
By Mandeep Sanghera
Leeds midfielder Jonathan Howson struck a 90th-minute goal to book his side a spot in the League One play-off final at the expense of heartbroken Carlisle.
Howson had hauled Leeds level 2-2 on aggregate with the opener when he drove in a shot after 10 minutes.
Carlisle's best chance fell to Danny Graham but he headed tamely at keeper Casper Ankergren from eight yards.
Extra-time loomed before Howson angled in an 18-yard strike with his left foot to send Leeds to Wembley for the final.
Leeds had gone into the game drawing confidence from the fact they boasted the second best away record in League Two this season.
But Carlisle had a home record matching the 17 wins achieved by Premier League champions Manchester United and the Brunton Park side had the first chance as an off-balance Grant Smith shot wide.
The visitors heeded the warning sign and took the lead to haul themselves level on aggregate.
Jermaine Beckford flicked on a header to Howson, who spread ball to Freedman on the left flank before continuing his run into the Carlisle area.
The 19-year-old was rewarded for his efforts when Freedman pulled the ball back to him and the midfielder chested the ball down before driving in a shot.
Leeds took a stranglehold on the game as the goal proved a body blow which took the wind out of Carlisle.
Beckford headed wide for the visitors from a Bradley Johnson cross and Freedman shot wide as the Leeds strikeforce looked to take advantage of their side's dominance.
Carlisle almost helped them when a tame header by Evan Horwood let Freedman in on goal but keeper Keiren Westwood saved the defender's blushes by quickly rushing out to block the striker's chip.
The home side regrouped and, on the stroke of half-time, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson struck a 12-yard shot with venom, only for Ankergren to save.
Graham sent a header straight at Ankergren as Carlisle worked another excellent chance shortly after the interval as they tested Leeds' resolve.
The visitors held out and came agonisingly close to taking the lead on the counter-attack with a piercing move.
A neat one-two between Howson and Neil Kilkenny on the edge of the area worked David Prutton in on goal and his angled shot from close range was blocked by Danny Livesey.
Leeds regained the ascendancy and Freedman's shot forced Westwood into a full-length save before Johnson headed a corner against the outside of the post.
The tension increased the longer the game went on and, just when it seemed extra-time was inevitable, Howson shot into the corner of the net to put Leeds one step away from promotion to the Championship.
Carlisle manager John Ward:
"I thought in the last 20 minutes of the whole match there were two very tired teams out there.
"It's a shame we lost in terms of the season but there is a team here for the citizens of Carlisle to be proud of."
Leeds boss Gary McAllister:
"I thought we deserved it tonight.
"I feel for Carlisle. They have been outstanding this season but we are the victorious ones and going to Wembley."
Leeds scored after 96 minutes in the first leg and McAllister added: "I think psychologically that helped us."
Carlisle: Westwood, Raven, Livesey, Murphy, Horwood, Dobie, Lumsdon, Grant Smith, Bridge-Wilkinson, Hackney, Graham.
Subs Not Used: Howarth, Thirlwell, Arnison, Taylor, Madine.
Leeds: Ankergren, Richardson, Huntington, Michalik, Johnson, Kilkenny, Howson, Douglas, Prutton, Beckford, Freedman.
Subs Not Used: Lucas, Marques, Carole, Kandol, Hughes.
Goals: Howson 10, 90.
WE'RE OFF TO WEMBLEEDS
CARLISLE 0 LEEDS 2 LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFF 2ND LEG Leeds win 3-2 on agg
By David Anderson 16/05/2008
Comeback kings Leeds last night proved their resilience yet again during their crazy season when Jonathan Howson struck twice to send them to Wembley.
After overcoming a 15-point deduction to reach the playoffs, they overturned Carlisle's one-goal advantage at Brunton Park.
They were second best when they lost 2-1 at Elland Road in Monday's first leg, but Howson made the vital breakthrough on 10 minutes and claimed the winner in the dying seconds. The Carlisle faithful were making their voices hear early on by jeering Leeds' Paul Huntington each time he touched the ball.
The Carlisle-born defender had angered them by kissing the Leeds badge on his shirt in front of travelling supporters when the Cumbrians lost at Elland Road in the league last month.
They were soon screaming again - this time in vain for a penalty when Scott Dobie went down under Lubomir Michalik's challenge.
But home fans were silenced when Howson struck to level the aggregate score following a one-two with Dougie Freedman.
Leeds were in the ascendancy for the first time in the tie and Neil Kilkenny was denied by Keiren Westwood.
Gary McAllister's side were transformed from the nervous and hesitant outfit who had struggled so badly on Monday and Carlisle could not get a foothold. John Ward's men, so impressive at Elland Road, could not get their passing game going.
The lively Freedman burst through the Carlisle defence as Leeds threatened a second, only to be thwarted by Westward. Carlisle finally stirred and Danny Graham laid the ball off for Dobie to fire just wide.
The tie was finely balanced and both sides had chances to nose ahead. Freedman, whose goals helped propel Leeds into the play-offs, had a shot saved by Westwood before Graham headed straight at Casper Ankergren when he should have done better.
Leeds tried to maintain the pressure and Danny Livesey made a crucial block to cut out David Prutton's pull-back.
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson was always a threat and was just wide with a dipping shot.
Freedman was just as dangerous at the other end and Westwood had to dive full stretch to his right to touch away his 20-yard drive.
When Westwood was finally beaten, the woodwork saved him, with Bradley Johnson's header clipping a post.
But Leeds were not to be denied and Howson's drive from outside the box put them through to the final.
Howson double stuns Carlisle
Jonny Howson fired Leeds into the Coca-Cola League One play-off final at Wembley with a stunning last-minute winner to secure a 2-0 victory on the night that broke Carlisle hearts at Brunton Park.
The young midfielder hauled the Yorkshiremen back into the tie early in the first period and with the clock ticking down towards extra-time fired a decisive second goal into the bottom corner from 15 yards.
Howson's double completed a surprise turnaround for Gary McAllister's side, who had been outplayed in the first leg at Elland Road to trail 2-1 on aggregate ahead of tonight's return.
Leeds now head back for their second play-off final in two years and a chance to erase the memory of their defeat to Watford at the Millennium Stadium in 2006.
The visitors were on target at the end of their first attack to level the tie in the 10th minute. Howson sent Dougie Freedman scampering down the left and raced into the area to latch on to the on-loan Crystal Palace striker's cross and fire home from close range.
After the break Neil Kilkenny, Howson and David Prutton combined in the box, but the latter's shot was blocked, while Marc Bridge-Wilkinson flashed a volley just wide.
Leeds then began to pen in their hosts for long periods. Keiren Westwood flung himself low to his right to turn away Freedman's 25-yard shot and Bradley Johnson's thumping header hit the outside of the post.
Leeds looked the more composed as full-time beckoned and Jonathan Douglas' deflected shot arced over the crossbar as the tie headed towards extra time.
Then with one minute of time added on to play Howson snatched victory for McAllister's side.
The ball broke to the young midfielder on the edge of the area and the 20-year-old drilled a slightly scuffed effort into Westwood's bottom left-hand corner.
quote:Ik had het eerlijk gezegd niet meer verwacht - maar dat zijn de mooisten. Nu in Wembley, op naar de Championship!
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quote:je bedoeld natuurlijk WEMBLEEDS
Ik had het eerlijk gezegd niet meer verwacht - maar dat zijn de mooisten. Nu in Wembley, op naar de Championship!
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je bedoeld natuurlijk WEMBLEEDS
quote:Doncaster 1 Leeds 0
Nou vandaag de grote dag op wembley.. Las op de site van leeds dat er 36000!!! man meegingen naar wembley!!!
Hopen dat ze winnen van doncaster,dan staan ze wee in het championship.
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