Tag: Leeds United

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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Video of the Day: Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest, February 1968

Seldom in the entire history of English football can two clubs have had such differing experiences of one manager than those of Leeds United and Nottingham Forest with regards to Brian Clough. Clough lasted forty-four days at Elland Road in 1974 as the successor to Don Revie, a period encapsulated by the film The Damned United, but his time at The City Ground lasted eighteen years and saw the Football League championship, the League Cup and the European Cup – twice! – delivered to Forest. Clough was still cutting his managerial teeth at Derby County in February 1968, though,...

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Video of the Day: Leeds United vs Southampton, March 1972

Over the years, the reputation of the Leeds United team that bestrode English football over the decade between the middle of the 1960s and the middle of the 1970s has often been tarnished by those who remember it. The obsession of Don Revie seldom seemed to be a particularly strong look outside of Elland Road, while the “professionalism” of the team has been widely criticised. Not that Leeds United supporters are bothered by that, of course. Between 1968 and 1974, Leeds were the champions of England twice, and winners of the FA Cup and League Cup on one occasion...

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Massimo Cellino vs Sky Sports & The Football League

As 2015 draws to a close, Massimo Cellino is proving as difficult to predict as ever. In his position as the Football League’s very own Schrödinger’s club owner – banned twice by the League after his tax affairs in Italy resulted in prosecution, he simultaneously does and doesn’t run Leeds United while he awaits a date for another appeal – Cellino has been dragging the name of the club through the mud for more than a year and a half in a manner to which supporters of the club have now become wearily accustomed but this time, for once,...

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The Pie’s The Limit At Elland Road

There can be times, when looking in from the outside on England’s most chaotically run football clubs, that trying to make sense of what is actually going on ceases to be of any significant value. There is no method, only madness – no narrative arc, just a series of random events held together by a small cast of characters, and the only way to be able to keep a grip on the entire sequence is to treat it all as something akin to the lucid dreams of a hyperactive three year old, full of Sunny Delight and the infinite...

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