‘Prestigious’ Leeds set for County Ground tie

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

First published in STFC News by

SWINDON Town are hoping for a good crowd when Leeds United arrive at the County Ground for a pre-season friendly this evening.

Having welcomed almost 4,000 fans to SN1 for the visit of Southampton last Monday, a similar attendance is anticipated tonight, as former Swindon man Dave Hockaday brings the Whites to his old club.

And Town manager Mark Cooper, who had the use of Hockaday’s services for several months last term, can’t wait for the occasion.

He said: “It’s prestigous. You’re playing against one of the biggest clubs in the world historically, so I’m looking forward to it. Dave Hockaday spent some time with us last year and I’m sure he’ll be looking forward to coming back and it’ll be interesting to see how they’ve been developing during pre-season.

“We’re looking forward to the game. Hopefully it will be a good crowd and Leeds bring plenty of supporters. Hopefully we can pick up a few stray supporters who come to the game.”

Jack Barthram is a minor doubt for tonight’s match with a groin problem. The former Tottenham full-back was substituted at half-time during the 1-1 draw with Bromley at the weekend. Ty Belford could return after a stomach bug, while Town are hopeful both Will Randall and Nathan Thompson will shrug off tight hamstrings.

Meanwhile, Town’s youth side lost their first game at the Milk Cup yesterday.

Albi Hopkins and Jordan Morris scored Swindon’s goals in a 4-2 defeat to Southampton.

Town play Santa Marta de Liray from Chile at 1.30pm this afternoon.

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9:03am Tue 29 Jul 14

old town robin says...

will be interesting to see if they give Nile Ranger a run out tonight and what the reaction of the crowd will be.

Saw Pritchard's 2 goals for Brentford on Sky, free kick was a cracker.
will be interesting to see if they give Nile Ranger a run out tonight and what the reaction of the crowd will be. Saw Pritchard's 2 goals for Brentford on Sky, free kick was a cracker. old town robin
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9:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

EastleazeRed says...

old town robin wrote:
will be interesting to see if they give Nile Ranger a run out tonight and what the reaction of the crowd will be.

Saw Pritchard's 2 goals for Brentford on Sky, free kick was a cracker.
Anyone that claps a women beater should be ashamed .
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: will be interesting to see if they give Nile Ranger a run out tonight and what the reaction of the crowd will be. Saw Pritchard's 2 goals for Brentford on Sky, free kick was a cracker.[/p][/quote]Anyone that claps a women beater should be ashamed . EastleazeRed
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10:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

port de soller says...

For all NR ¨s probs wish he was still on STFC books
For all NR ¨s probs wish he was still on STFC books port de soller
  • Score: 13

11:41am Tue 29 Jul 14

london paolo says...

The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'.
The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'. london paolo
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12:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

mossy282 says...

What time is kick off tonight?
What time is kick off tonight? mossy282
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3:19pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

mossy282 wrote:
What time is kick off tonight?
What time can you get there?
[quote][p][bold]mossy282[/bold] wrote: What time is kick off tonight?[/p][/quote]What time can you get there? The Jockster
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3:31pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

mossy282 wrote:
What time is kick off tonight?
What time can you get there?
[quote][p][bold]mossy282[/bold] wrote: What time is kick off tonight?[/p][/quote]What time can you get there? The Jockster
  • Score: -3

4:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
old town robin wrote: will be interesting to see if they give Nile Ranger a run out tonight and what the reaction of the crowd will be. Saw Pritchard's 2 goals for Brentford on Sky, free kick was a cracker.
Anyone that claps a women beater should be ashamed .
Please don't take this as sarcasm as it's not meant to be, just a genuine question, but have you at any point appauded when Ranger was scoring for us?
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: will be interesting to see if they give Nile Ranger a run out tonight and what the reaction of the crowd will be. Saw Pritchard's 2 goals for Brentford on Sky, free kick was a cracker.[/p][/quote]Anyone that claps a women beater should be ashamed .[/p][/quote]Please don't take this as sarcasm as it's not meant to be, just a genuine question, but have you at any point appauded when Ranger was scoring for us? Swindon1984
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4:44pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

london paolo wrote:
The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'.
Not sure how much of that opinion's based on first hand experience - they may have a reputation but I can't recall us having many real problems with them in the recent past (i.e. the past ten to fifteen years).

Jock - just found this on t'internet -

"17"

"On 15 May 2014, Leeds United retired the number 17 shirt due to superstitious reasons for owner Massimo Cellino. Up until June 2014 the last occupant of the shirt had been Michael Brown."
[quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'.[/p][/quote]Not sure how much of that opinion's based on first hand experience - they may have a reputation but I can't recall us having many real problems with them in the recent past (i.e. the past ten to fifteen years). Jock - just found this on t'internet - "17" "On 15 May 2014, Leeds United retired the number 17 shirt due to superstitious reasons for owner Massimo Cellino. Up until June 2014 the last occupant of the shirt had been Michael Brown." Swindon1984
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6:13pm Tue 29 Jul 14

london paolo says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
london paolo wrote:
The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'.
Not sure how much of that opinion's based on first hand experience - they may have a reputation but I can't recall us having many real problems with them in the recent past (i.e. the past ten to fifteen years).

Jock - just found this on t'internet -

"17"

"On 15 May 2014, Leeds United retired the number 17 shirt due to superstitious reasons for owner Massimo Cellino. Up until June 2014 the last occupant of the shirt had been Michael Brown."
'Dirty Leeds' is widely accepted in the football community, dating back to Revie and the 1960s. Charles Dickens referred to Leeds as 'The Beastly City' due to its grimy industrial factories. Their own fans even call their main forum Dirty Leeds. I think they call it 'taking ownership'.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'.[/p][/quote]Not sure how much of that opinion's based on first hand experience - they may have a reputation but I can't recall us having many real problems with them in the recent past (i.e. the past ten to fifteen years). Jock - just found this on t'internet - "17" "On 15 May 2014, Leeds United retired the number 17 shirt due to superstitious reasons for owner Massimo Cellino. Up until June 2014 the last occupant of the shirt had been Michael Brown."[/p][/quote]'Dirty Leeds' is widely accepted in the football community, dating back to Revie and the 1960s. Charles Dickens referred to Leeds as 'The Beastly City' due to its grimy industrial factories. Their own fans even call their main forum Dirty Leeds. I think they call it 'taking ownership'. london paolo
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7:37pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Football language is certainly changing. Or is it just the Adver? There was a time when the word "tie" was used only for cup games. Before I'm swamped by a mass of "Miserable Ol Git" comments, I'd just add that this is an observation, not a complaint.
Football language is certainly changing. Or is it just the Adver? There was a time when the word "tie" was used only for cup games. Before I'm swamped by a mass of "Miserable Ol Git" comments, I'd just add that this is an observation, not a complaint. Oi Den!
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11:30am Wed 30 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

london paolo wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
london paolo wrote: The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'.
Not sure how much of that opinion's based on first hand experience - they may have a reputation but I can't recall us having many real problems with them in the recent past (i.e. the past ten to fifteen years). Jock - just found this on t'internet - "17" "On 15 May 2014, Leeds United retired the number 17 shirt due to superstitious reasons for owner Massimo Cellino. Up until June 2014 the last occupant of the shirt had been Michael Brown."
'Dirty Leeds' is widely accepted in the football community, dating back to Revie and the 1960s. Charles Dickens referred to Leeds as 'The Beastly City' due to its grimy industrial factories. Their own fans even call their main forum Dirty Leeds. I think they call it 'taking ownership'.
Yeah, sort of my point - it's a name that's stuck with them since the 70s. Fair play if that's why the word associations there for you, just wondered if you'd had some personal problems with them as like I said, I personally haven't. Things that do come into my head thinking of them are badly run for years, big club that overspent chasing glory and ****** is all away, stuck in the championship with little hope of promotion, etc etc. Although "stuck" in the championship's not to be sneezed at, I'd take that in a heartbeat!
[quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: The only adjective I know of to be associated with Leeds is 'Dirty'.[/p][/quote]Not sure how much of that opinion's based on first hand experience - they may have a reputation but I can't recall us having many real problems with them in the recent past (i.e. the past ten to fifteen years). Jock - just found this on t'internet - "17" "On 15 May 2014, Leeds United retired the number 17 shirt due to superstitious reasons for owner Massimo Cellino. Up until June 2014 the last occupant of the shirt had been Michael Brown."[/p][/quote]'Dirty Leeds' is widely accepted in the football community, dating back to Revie and the 1960s. Charles Dickens referred to Leeds as 'The Beastly City' due to its grimy industrial factories. Their own fans even call their main forum Dirty Leeds. I think they call it 'taking ownership'.[/p][/quote]Yeah, sort of my point - it's a name that's stuck with them since the 70s. Fair play if that's why the word associations there for you, just wondered if you'd had some personal problems with them as like I said, I personally haven't. Things that do come into my head thinking of them are badly run for years, big club that overspent chasing glory and ****** is all away, stuck in the championship with little hope of promotion, etc etc. Although "stuck" in the championship's not to be sneezed at, I'd take that in a heartbeat! Swindon1984
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