Leeds FA Cup Memories

A change of pace today, with the match reports of the only two victories by Arsenal over Leeds United at home in the FA Cup. The other four have all been at Elland Road. Perversely, Leeds have only ever beaten Arsenal in any cup competition in London; twice at Wembley in the 1968 League Cup and 1972 FA Cup finals with one at Highbury.

The first one is the most recent victory in February 1983, a 2-1 win in the 4th Round 2nd replay:

This one is the first meeting of the two sides in any cup competition, from 4th March 1950 at the quarter-final stage

’til Tomorrow.

325 thoughts on “Leeds FA Cup Memories

  1. Australia is ace – I’ve lived there – but it has many problems and the fuck-awful people they have voted in, John Howard for one, and some of the policies which have resulted are simply bad.

    The quality of the country is not remotely reflective of the fact it has compulsory voting.

    Anywho it’s been a pleasure conversing with you all – fascinating breadth of topics with some interesting people.

    I have a pillow that needs my face and a cruel arbitrary world to escape. 😉

  2. Nighty Night Jonny. Don’t have Thatcher related nightmares now. Although I know George often likes to put on his Thatcher wig, twin set and pearls around this time on a Sunday.

    Theres a lovely image for you.

  3. I wonder what the odds are of nasri playing for the spuds next season on loan? Seems like he is going down the Ade route. Already a bit part player, playing poorly, looking disinterested. Yep all the tell tale signs are there.

  4. Gains – you just don’t seem to understand the importance of the NHS to the British – no government has ever dared to even float the idea. It could happen but not within a few years.

    The Tories are not even remotely capable of surviving as a power if they started on this.

    It’s an institution – it is part of what defines our nation – in England this about as emotive an issue as it gets. We believe in it, warts and all. The politicians know this and are too scared to bite the hand that feeds them.

    Right. Signing out…

  5. Dex@
    Councils squandered the money from sales
    In other words spent to shore up their lust for a political agenda.
    Try and get this- for the first time council tenants had a choice of where to live just like the Oxbridge Elite have been doing for gens,
    Buying is not for Everyman granted but give people choice

  6. Choice?

    Thats the cop out answer to everything man. Choice like it means better quality or something. When you sell the council properties, the councils can’t magic up land in which to build new ones can they? Especially not in built up cities.

    If the housing market wasnt so bloated thanks to buy to lets and spivvy get rich quick landlords and developers then the rpivate sector would be cheaper and there would still be council properties.

    Choice my fucking arse.

  7. Councils were being squeezed to fuck by the tory government at the time as well, especially Labour councils.

    Face it, the sell off was akin to the selling off of Nationalised industries; short termist and aligned to the individualistic agenda Thatcher was so keen on.

  8. Right off to bed, sorry for the political ranting!

    I can’t believe we keep getting linked to Salomon Kalou FFS! What is that all about? Really hope there’s nothing in this rumour.

  9. Last time I looked there are one and a half million people on housing list, last yr they built about 20,000 social houses, UK is 70 percent agricultural. You fucking work it out

  10. Oh jesus, you are now suggesting we build on land outside the places where the houses were? Like I said originally, moving people out of their areas. Lets all stick em on the shetland islands, or the Yorkshire Dales, or the Cotswalds?

    You really are thick.

  11. Jonny, the NHS is as sacred a cow as our social security administration. However, this hasn’t stopped republican hopefuls just this year calling it a ponzi scheme and unconstitutional. If they’re saying this it is because there is a large enough group willing to destroy it, since everything they say is churned out of control groups and closely observed polls. And you know how they’re going to go after the NHS? They’re going to use the same language they used to pass all those austerity measures. Thus far they’ve increased university tuitions and have cut a bunch of services, so these are small victories. But, I can almost guarantee you that Cameron’s going to have a go at the NHS before his term is up.

  12. I don’t vote its a quite pointless exercise in a western democracy. The various groups who request your vote differ only in their own self interests and profile, they all congeal from the same homogenous mass of financial, strategic and privileged sludge which condems us to a life of financial servitude and insignifigant influence. Don’t forget were the lucky ones, the developing world don’t have it so good sure they can all get mobile phones but clean drinking water is a little more difficult to come by.

  13. I was as surprised by the excellent standard of political debate as I was by the apparent fact that Irish works for a living. But I should have expected that from ACLFers.

    Except Spy, you fvcking history revisionist, councils under Thatcher’s government weren’t allowed to spend the revenue from council house sales on new building stock. And the fvcking, cvnty bitch will still get a state funeral…..still there’s a game to be won today.

  14. Enjoyed the Manure/City game yesertday. Glad city are out as well.

    Kompany’s red card was a strange one all right; I didn’t even think it was a foul at the time. I suppose he did go in 2 footed, but it did not seem reckless. Meh, who cares anyway?

    I think we will win the FA Cup this year. I can feel it in my bones.

  15. Exhilirating political debates on this blog. Vile as Thatcher was though, she just reflected the lurch to the right in British and US politics of that period and since, which itself reflected by the demise of what once was that old semblance of organised, ethical left. I asked a highly respected labour junior minister, who happened to be a close friend to Africa, at the time of Blair’s first election what she thought. She said “He is a card-board cut-out. A fake. His impact ultimately will be tragic and he will likely take Britain into one of America’s many dirty wars”. I never forgot this astounding prophecy.

    So it proved, and so it proved.

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