Tag: Leeds United

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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Video of the Day: Leeds United vs Barcelona, April 1975

The departure of Don Revie in order to take on the England manager’s job in the summer of 1974 was a culture shock for Leeds United that was always going to take some time to adjust to. This situation was arguably exacerbated by the decision to appoint Brian Clough to replace him. It isn’t that Clough wasn’t an extraordinary manager. His record stands for itself. At Leeds United, however, he was clearly and evidently the wrong man for the job at that time and Clough’s forty-four days still live in infamy as one of the most extraordinary managerial appointments...

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Leeds United Face A Familiar Sinking Feeling

After thirty-eight minutes of this evening’s match at The American Express Community Stadium, those hardy souls that had traveled down to East Sussex in the fruitless support of Leeds United may well have been forgiven for wondering whether seven minutes from half-time might be a reasonable time to knock this football lark on the head for the evening and repair to a pub back in town to lick their wounds. Leeds supporters have had more than a decade to get used to the fact that the best footballers on the planet are only likely to be visiting Elland Road...

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Video of the Day: Fulham vs Leeds United, September 1982

The post-dated narrative of it all suggests that there was something inevitable about the relegation of Leeds United in 1982, that it was a symbol of the decline of a club that had, just seven years earlier, been contesting a European Cup final with Bayern Munich. The truth of the matter, however, is that things were complicated than that. Sure enough, the resignation of Don Revie in 1974 and the appointment of Brian Cough to replace him had been a misjudgement on the part of the club and the team would never hit height that Revie’s had until that...

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