UK time is: 00:28:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Abbott - Owls Are Leeds' Twin Brother

Headline grabbed your attention? Thought so...Carlisle may already be up against the Hillsborough crowd this weekend, but boss Gary Abbott has just made it worse.

Abbott has referred to Wednesday as 'like Leeds United's twin brother in a way' in an interview with the Times & Star in the build-up to Saturday's League One clash.

It's certainly a line that will wind-up a large section of Wednesdayites - although it was soley inteded as a comparison in the size of the club's competing in England's third tier.

United enjoyed some good battles with the Elland Road club during their stint in League One and the Cumbrians are eagerly anticipating their top-of-the-table trip to S6 this weekend.

Speaking to the Times & Star, Abbott said: 'They are a nice club, have good people working for them, a good playing staff and terrific fan base, but it's like Leeds United's twin brother in a way.'

'We've dealt with them, we know what upsets that type of club and we will be trying to do that this weekend.

'We will give them the greatest amount of respect, but we are going there to get a really good result.'

Carlisle have never won at Hillsborough but Abbott will be hoping to guide his men into the history books on Saturday - and take the Owls' spot at the top of the table in the process.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 8 2010

Time: 1:23PM

Your Comments

A bit like Leeds financial twin brother of a few years ago staggering from one financial crisis to the next before the inevitable adminstration and -10 points to confirm another stint in Div 1
erni
yes he knows how to deal with clubs like that, lazer pens in the eyes and their fans assaulting your players
LEEDS VUVUZELA
As a Leeds United fan, born and bred in Hillsborough, I find that statement quite amusing. I'm sure it will go down well with Owl's fans ;-)
Reiver
lets f***ing do the ****s now!!!!
wrighty-swfc
wrighty you need to do your homework first cherub. This isnt that type of site mate.
Waddle1993
sorry sir. il go do my homework on this website
wrighty-swfc
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Preview: Owls v Charlton (Sunday April 20 2014)

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Brighton (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Watford 42 15 15 12 18 60
13. Middlesbrough 43 14 16 13 9 58
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 43 15 8 20 -8 53
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 42 11 10 21 -11 43

Breaking League News

Preview: Owls v Charlton
» Sheff Wed : 20/04/2014 23:58:00
One to Watch - Daniel Tözsér
» Q.P.R. : 20/04/2014 20:32:00
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - April 13th - 19th
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:55:00
Vela Stays With Magpies As Foxes Dismiss Davies
» Bolton : 20/04/2014 19:18:00
LUFC Team News: Defender a doubt for McDermott
» Leeds Utd : 20/04/2014 19:12:00
Brighton v Blackpool (Preview)
» Brighton : 20/04/2014 18:05:00
DRFC Millwall v Doncaster Team News
» Doncaster : 20/04/2014 18:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%