Tag: Leeds United

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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Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel In Sight At Elland Road?

As the full-time whistle blew at Elland Road on Thursday night, the smell of decay emanating from Leeds United hung heavy in the air. Another home defeat, this time at the hands of Blackburn Rovers, left the team just three points above the Championship relegation places and without a league win in the last six weeks. Away from the pitch, owner Massimo Cellino, a man for whom the – yes, made up – word “eccentrocratic” seems fairly appropriate, had been banned from having a say in the running club for the second time in a year over discrepancies in...

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Leeds United & Steve Evans: A Coming Together Beyond Parody

Over the course of much of the last decade or so, the ongoing travails of Leeds United AFC have become one of English football’s more enduring soap operas. From Ken Bates, through relegation to League One and the appointment of Massimo Cellino, there may be no other football club in England that has been so badly run, by so many different groups, and over such a broad period of time. At the start of this week, however, the tragedy that the decline of this club long since became crossed a line into the world of farce. Leeds United might...

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