FA Cup R4 – Spurs v Leeds

The FA Cup fourth round clash will once again be shown live on ITV, making it the fourth consecutive televised tie for Leeds United (I’m counting the one shown of theFA.com as we received the television fee for it).

The game has been scheduled for a 5:15pm kick-off on January the 23rd. Leeds haven’t played Tottenham Hotspur since January 2004 when Spurs beat us 1-0 at Elland Road. Although the history of the tie shows very little between the two sides, Leeds haven’t beat Tottenham since 2001, when we beat them 2-1 both home and away.

Possibly our most historic victory over Spurs was back in 1992 when we beat Spurs 5-0. Leeds United were champions at the time and Eric Cantona scored the Premier League’s first ever hattrick.

JPT area final – Leeds v Carlisle

Dates for both the two-legged JPT area final have now been confirmed. We’ll play Carlisle at Elland Road on the 19th of January with tickets on sale today at Cat C prices. The return leg at Carlisle will take place on the 9th of February which is a Tuesday with an evening kick-off time of 19:45. With a place at Wembley up for grabs, this should be a good game.

Tamas Vasko

No, I’ve never heard of him either but if you were to believe reports in the Daily Mirror (and no one would blame you for being sceptical) he’s about to join Leeds United on-loan. Tamas is a centre-back so Leeds are presumably looking for cover for Rui Marques whilst he’s on African Nations duty.

He currently plays for Hungarian club, Ujpest Dozsa (wiki link) and has spent the last few seasons on loan, most notably at Bristol City where he made 19 league appearences and also contributed a goal.

  • Yorkshrman

    I remember that Spurs game from Jan ’04 so well …… although it was only just over half way through the season, it was the day I came to terms with the fact we were going to be relegated from the Prem. Spurs were a poor side that day, but we were even worse ….. I remember thinking that if we couldn’t take 3 points from them, it was hard to see where we were going to get ANY points from …..

    A black day indeed.

  • Grumpy Older Man

    I hope Grayson plays the fringe players against carlisle and again at Wembley if we get through. Whilst beating Spurs would be great the No1 priority now is getting out of Div 3, no matter how.

  • Old Billy White

    I hope we can keep the momentum going from Sunday and demolish Wycombe. As great as Sunday was, we must keep going in the League, and get promoted. I think S.G. will keep everyone at it, and won’t want/allow a dip in effort.

  • davspurs

    We are not UTD they never gave you the respect of playing Valencia from the of and Carrick we on the other hand will play your players Lennon and Rose and pay you the same respect has posh 4-0 PRESTON 5-1 AWAY Doncaster 5-1 away and put you to the sword in a respectful second half slaughter .Well done for beating disrespectful Manure

    • TSS

      They had a strong defence and £60m worth of strikers in fairness. Hardly a weak team either, but I don’t think any of us are expecting to beat Spurs as well. We know promotion is more important and have had our glorious moment in the cup for this season.

      • Gledders

        Don’t entirely agree on this one mate. Winning is a mentality. I think he’ll play to win every time.