22 Years Of Hurt Rekindled

Last updated : 04 November 2003 By Kevin Markey
Leeds supporters' last felt this low in the old First Division in October 1981 when United took only six points from their first ten matches.

Then we lost our first eight away fixtures before beating Stoke City 2-1. Allan Clarke's side also beat eventual European Cup Winners Aston Villa 4-1 at Villa Park!

We also ended up being relegated, need anyone want reminding!

Here were our first ten fixtures 22 years ago;

Sat 29 Aug Swansea City A L 1-5

Wed 02 Sep Everton H D 1-1

Sat 05 Sep Wolves H W 3-0

Sat 12 Sep Coventry City A L 0-4

Sat 19 Sep Arsenal H D 0-0

Wed 23 Sep Man City A L 0-4

Sat 26 Sep Ipswich Town A L 1-2

Wed 30 Sep Man United A L 0-1

Sat 03 Oct Aston Villa H D 1-1

Sat 10 Oct Liverpool A L 0-3

Meanwhile, on the bookings front, David Batty, Dominic Matteo and Alan Smith are just one yellow card away from suspension, while Zoumana Camara, Seth Johnson and Salomon Olembe are two short of a ban.