Leicester played Leeds last on the 25th of April, then it was a Premier League affair, coming next on Friday the two teams will play each other in the tier below. The game is at home for Leicester and we have looked down memory lane to find some fun and good facts on people being in both camps.
Don Revie is one never to forget as he became an icon as manager at Leeds, bringing so much glory for the club, from taking them up to the top level and then establish the club at the top on a shrewd modell on how to run a successful football club.
Allan Clarke and Gary McAllister are two other players that put a major stamp on their careers in both camps, winning the league with Leeds, but also building good relations at Leicester.
In the squads of today, no players do have any relations as such, but still interesting to see how this massive clash between two teams, that played Premier League football last season, will turn out. The closest we get is the son of Richard Cresswell, Charlie, with his father playing in both camps.
Leeds played Huddersfield in the weekend, defeating their neighbour 4-1. They do have a strong squad of players and their manager Daniel Farke know how to build for promotion, taking Norwich up from this division twice in the past.
So bringing on those players in both camps, who would have been in the team. There is no doubt about the goalkeeper position, Kasper Schmeichel would be the one, not that you have that many to pick as we have found the other to be Ian Andrews.
Playing with three defenders in the back, Simon Grayson would be in there, so would Mike Whitlow. We would have given the third shot to Willie Bell. Grayson and Whitlow both had great years at Leicester, joining from Leeds, with Bell being just a shadow of himself at Leicester, compared to his days at Leeds.
In midfield we would have picked four players, of course having Gary McAllister in there. He must probably be regarded the best player to have played for both clubs and being pivotal i both camps for a long period of time. He added up 201 league games for Leicester and played 231 in league for Leeds, so a lot of respect for him at both clubs. Jason Wilcox and Steve Guppy would have been our wide choice in midfield, giving Don Revie the nod as partner to Gary McAllister in the middle of the park.
Up front there are a lot of options as we go for three players, of course having Frank Worthington in there alongside Allan Clarke, who cannot be dropped, leaving the last forward position to Brian Deane. Other players in with a chance was of course current Nottingham Forest forward Chris Wood, a pacy Julian Joachim and not to forget Jermaine Beckford. Beckford and Clarke were huge favourites at Leeds, as well as Brian Deane, with Frank and Julian having just brief spells at Elland Road.
The L / L Combine
- Kasper Schmeichel
- Simon Grayson
- Mike Whitlow
- Willie Bell
- Jason Wilcox
- Don Revie
- Gary McAllister
- Steve Guppy
- Brian Deane
- Allan Clarke
- Frank Worthington
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