Posts Tagged "Leeds United"

Match Of The Week 2: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United

By on Jan 9, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

There remains a sense of great expectations surrounding Leeds United. To get a feel for the root cause for this, we only need to spin back four decades, when Don Revie’s team lost out on the Football League Championship to Derby County but managed a little solace in winning the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley. Times have changed since then, of course....

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Is The Worm Starting To Turn? Cardiff Fans Walk Out Of Elland Road

By on Oct 31, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 33 comments

In some respects it was inevitable that a group of fans would collectively reach a breaking point, and take a stand at the way supporters are treated by many professional clubs. However the fact that it happened at Elland Road yesterday, and the Cardiff City fans concerned ended up boycotting the end of a game where they had already paid was still a surprise....

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Who Owns Leeds United? How Football Documentaries Should Be Made

By on Oct 13, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 11 comments

Many years ago, I listened to prize-winning author and ultra-famous Arsenal fan Nick Hornby reading extracts from the book which made his name, Fever Pitch. And the reading was a disappointment. Hornby was good, but just not as funny as the voice, indeterminate and certainly not my own, in which I’d read the original. The same disappointment arose when listening to...

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The People’s Republic Of Elland Road

By on Oct 4, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 31 comments

What on earth is happening at Leeds? I was at Elland Road last Saturday among 600 Pompey fans and the change in atmosphere since last season was palpable. Last year, the atmosphere impressed with fans in good voice and scarves whirling. This year, though, Elland Road is not a happy place, evidenced by the draconian, 1980s style crowd control methods and the...

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Supporters’ Trusts: Some Hard Questions

By on Sep 3, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

This weekend the saga of Trust ownership at Wrexham extends. Plymouth Argyle struggle to find an ownership solution to coming out of administration. In the tales of duplicity and ineptness that abound behind these stories, the arguments in favour of the Supporters Trust movement are strengthened. Supporters’ Direct have made clear and cogent points that...

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