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League Cup
Round 3: Tuesday 24 October 2006

Leeds United 1 - 3 Southend United
(Half-time: 1 - 2)
Crowd: 10449
Referee: M Dean (Wirral)
« Luton Town   Southend United »
Match Facts Leeds United Team Southend United Subs
Tony Warner   Darryl Flahavan
Gary Kelly   Peter Clarke
Frazer Richardson   Steven Hammell
Stephen Crainey   Adam Barrett
Matthew Kilgallon   Efe Sodje
Paul Butler   Simon Francis
Jonathan Douglas   Gary Hooper
Ian Westlake   Mark Gower
Eddie Lewis   Kevin Maher
David Healy   Lewis Hunt
Ian Moore   Billy Paynter
Neil Sullivan   Stephen Collis
Rob Bayly   Che Wilson
Sebastien Carole   Luke Guttridge
Robbie Blake   Franck Moussa
Richard Cresswell   Jay Smith
Match Reports
BBC Leeds 1 - 3 Southend
The Guardian Wise sees the size of his task as Hooper sees Southend home
The Independent Hooper shows Wise the struggle ahead
The Sporting Life Leeds 1 - 3 Southend
The Electronic Telegraph Leeds give Wise nasty introduction
The Times Wise given reasons to be fearful

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Wise sees the size of his task as Hooper sees Southend home - John Ashton

Copy from Football Unlimited of 25/10/2006.

Dennis Wise becomes Leeds United's fifth manager in four years this morning. It is difficult to imagine a harder job in football. Exactly six years ago, the club drew with Barcelona in the Champions League. Last night they were humbled by Southend.

The fall from grace has been staggering and Wise had the good sense to offer only a low-key bow to a set of fans who have been decidedly underwhelmed by his appointment. The reality check came in the viewing. The new manager watched from an executive box in a stadium that was barely a quarter full. The temptation must have been to head back down the M1 with his No2 Gus Poyet and return to the safety of Swindon Town.

Even David Geddis, the Leeds manager for the evening - their third of the season - questioned the desire of a team in freefall. "Players have to start performing and taking responsibility," he said afterwards. "Anyone coming into this club with confidence this low faces a massive job."

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