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Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 13: Saturday 21 October 2006

Luton Town 5 - 1 Leeds United
(Half-time: 1 - 1)
Crowd: 10260
Referee: G Hedgley (Bishop's Stortford)
« Leicester City   Southend United »
Match Facts Luton Town Team Leeds United Subs
Marlon Beresford   Neil Sullivan
Sol Davis   Gary Kelly
Leon Barnett   Stephen Crainey
Markus Heikkinen   Hayden Foxe
Kevin Foley   Paul Butler
David Bell   Jonathan Douglas
Carlos Edwards   Ian Westlake
Steve Robinson   Shaun Derry
Rowan Vine   Adam Johnson
Dean Morgan   Robbie Blake
Warren Feeney   Richard Cresswell
Dean Brill   Tony Warner
Keith Keane   Frazer Richardson
Steven O'Leary   Eddie Lewis
Richard Langley   David Healy
Adam Boyd   Ian Moore
Match Reports
BBC Luton 5 - 1 Leeds
The Guardian Leeds silent under interrogation from Newell's special agents
The Independent Five-star show sinks sad Leeds
The Sporting Life Luton 5 - 1 Leeds
The Sunday Times Luton pile on Carver misery

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Leeds silent under interrogation from Newell's special agents - Jeremy Alexander

Copy from Football Unlimited of 23/10/2006.

Ken Bates loves a bargain. He picked up Chelsea for a quid. He hoped he had another in his caretaker manager, John Carver, at Leeds. Now, even before this latest debacle, he was said in desperation to be considering Graeme Souness, who will not come cheap despite a track record of quick fix, quick fade and quick fire.

Carver took over last month after Kevin Blackwell's one win in the previous six league games. As credentials come, his came with a bang - an instant victory over Birmingham City. As credentials go, they have gone up the spout. Four successive defeats, in which 15 goals have been shipped, have followed and left Leeds next to bottom. Five years ago they played a Champions League semi-final.

Managers generally say they like their players to do the talking for them, on the pitch. Carver's were incoherent, blurting with random anxiety. The defence especially found no common language. If Saturday was Carver's last stand, he is in ample company. Six, a quarter, of the Championship's managers have been unseated this season. Seventeen of the 24 have been in office less than a year.

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