"It would appear that as in League One two years ago, most teams do not want to get promoted.

Despite all our travails, we are still just three points behind the Play-Off positions"
WE COULD STILL DO IT••.
Manchester United 8 Arsenal 2. Manchester United 1 Manchester City 6. Leeds United 3 Nottingham Forest 7. These things happen. Fortunately, ours is an all-electric household so I couldn't put my head in the gas oven. But we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and start all over again. On the positive side, four away games, four clean sheets! A bit of a change from earlier on in the season. It would appear that as in League One two years ago, most teams do not want to get promoted. Despite all our travails, we are still just three points behind the Play-Off positions and we have Reading, Blackpool and Cardiff away from home - all six-pointer challenges. The points tossed away against Forest and West Ham, make the challenge difficult but we could still do it if we are all Marching on Together. On Wednesday April 18, Yorkshire Radio is bringing the Pigeon Detectives to Eiland Road for an acoustic gig for just 100 people. If you want to win two tickets to this very exclusive event, keep listening to Yorkshire Radio on DAB radio, Sky channel 0209 and on the internet. You can also, download their iPhone and android apps for free, do it now and listen on your smart phone for all the exclusive news about Leeds United, before you hear or read about it anywhere else. The next Leeds On The Road is on Monday April 16 in Blackpool. The venue is the Old Bridge House, Lytham Road, Blackpool - all details from Mark Jordan on 07966 224312 or email blackpool_whites@msn.com Easter at Eiland Road; what a great time to be part of the Leeds United family! On Easter Sunday there is a special three-course lunch at Howard's Restaurant - just £25 per head for adults and £13 per child. To book call 0113 367 6032 or email info@howards-restaurant.com - and, of course, Billy's Bar will be open as usual for the carvery lunch with a player present. On Easter Monday we play Derby County at home and we will be repeating the successful Generations United, where our junior fans can get a free junior home shirt with every junior ticket purchased. Existing Junior Season Ticket Holders will take part in a draw to win the first-team shirts worn on that day. Finally, a message to all our Club Members, if you are an existing Member, you can renew online for 2012113 season and save money as long as you do so by April 30. After that date, renewal forms will be sent out by post at a slightly higher cost. Extra Time Membership is still available and If you are not yet a Club Member, you can join the 35,000 who are. Forms available from Billy's Bar, Ticket Office and online. I see that old chestnut has raised its head again, should Celtic (and Rangers) leave Scotland and join the English Premier League? No way, Jose! At a time when the Scots (unwisely in my opinion), are advocating devolution or independence, I repeat: Why should we take their clubs into the English competitions? They have nothing to offer the English game and it would mean that the two medium-sized clubs would be pushed down to a lower level just so that the English money could be exported to Scotland. The Scottish Premier League's overall standards are little higher than those of Cyprus - and at least a Cypriot club has reached the quarter-finals of the European Champions League. Many Scottish players have come south and played with great distinction, including (to name but a few): Law, Ferguson, Dalglish, Strachan, Bremner, Lorimer and Gray ... all the way down to our own Snodgrass and McCormack. The SPL is a great feeder league to the top-flight of British football and long may it continue. Up yours Alex Salmond! It's been an eventful two weeks in football. The headline story, of course, was Sir Dave Richards' controversial speech in Qatar about FIFA and UEFA. It must be acknowledged that he could have expressed himself better, although he said later in mitigation that he was a Yorkshireman and spoke

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