Tag: Leeds United

Video Of The Day: Fulham vs Leeds United, September 1982

The 25th September 1982 was one of the more remarkable days in the recent history of top flight football in England. On this particular Saturday afternoon, fifty goals were scored in the First Division, with sixteen being scored in just two matches, an eight-nil win for Watford against Sunderland and a four-all draw between Stoke City and Luton Town. Of course, much of this took place away from the prying eyes of television cameras. The BBC sent theirs to White Hart Lane for a match between Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest – a four-one win for the home side...

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Football Shorts: Arrivederci, Massimo

Few of us had seriously believed that it was going to happen, this time around. With the advantage of retrospect, it looks like this might just have been all the excuse they needed. Leeds United’s Massimo Cellino was given an eighteen month ban from all football-related activity today, up to and including acting as a director or as a shadow director – and the apparent emphasis on the latter of these feels like a shot across the bows, from somewhere – and is also required to attend and complete an FA education programme covering the duties and responsibilities of...

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Who Would *Want* To Manage Leeds United Now?

In thirteenth place in the Championship table, Leeds United finished the 2015/16 season thirty points from the division’s automatic promotion places, fifteen points from the play-off places and nineteen above the relegation places. Were it any other club, with any other owner, this most tepid of seasons would have ended more or less without comment. Leeds United, however, are an ongoing soap opera of a football club and the departure of Steve Evans this week, seven months into his contract and with the body of last season still warm, provides further ammunition to those who believe that the now...

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Leeds United: The Two Faces of Massimo Cellino

Well, at least they’re not going to get relegated at the end of this season. Last night at St Andrews, Leeds United beat Birmingham City by two goals to one, a result which pushes the club over the fifty point barrier for the season and provides just enough of a buffer from the bottom three to make relegation, whilst still just about a mathematical possibility, now vanishingly unlikely. Seasoned watchers of the pantomime that this football club has become, however, will already be fully aware of the fact that what happens on the pitch is only ever a small...

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Video of the Day: Leeds United vs Queens Park Rangers, December 1973

Two teams with little left to play for this season meet this evening in the Football League Championship when Leeds United take on Queens Park Rangers, and for this morning’s video we’re going back a little over forty years for a match from a season that turned out to be quite a remarkable one for Leeds, at least. Starting the season with seven successive wins, a Leeds United team that had in the past frequently seemed to stumble when in sight of the league title embarked on a twenty-nine match unbeaten run that broke all existing First Division records....

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