Leeds United

the urge to merge

When Two Remain Two: A Potted History of Failed Soccer Club Mergers

Plans to merge two football clubs are rarely popular and tend to founder, often in the face of overwhelming fan opposition. Here, we revisit some of the grand alliances that never came to pass.
Jim Weeks
4.6.17
oh rocky rocky

The Life and Legacy of Rocky Rocastle In The Words of His Son and Ian Wright

In March 2001, Arsenal legend and fan favourite David Rocastle died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at only 33 years of age. We spoke to his son Ryan and former teammate Ian Wright about his life and career.
Will Magee
3.30.17
down football's html rabbit hole

The Social, Political and Cultural Significance of Old-School Football Message Boards

While one might assume that the pub is still the primary social hub for football fans, there are in fact vast online communities based on outmoded internet forums. For many, they are where the last vestiges of true football fandom reside.
Will Magee
2.6.17
the football pink

Whisper it Softly, But Are Leeds United on the Way Back?

While it's not nearly time for Leeds fans to start thinking about promotion parties, the vast improvement in the team's form under Garry Monk cannot go unmentioned. Could the Yorkshire side finally be headed back to the Premier League?
Kevin O'Neill
12.7.16
liverpool

17-Year-Old Ben Woodburn Becomes Youngest Player to Score for Liverpool

He is 17 years and 43 days old and was barely in the game 20 minutes before making club history.
Sean Newell
11.30.16
Yorkshire pudding

The Cult: Tony Yeboah

When he wagged his finger towards the crowd, more often than not Tony Yeboah had scored a screamer. He became an icon at Leeds United, and so he earns a place in The Cult.
Will Magee
11.22.16
y ddraig

The Gentle Giant: Remembering Welsh Football Legend John Charles

John Charles' goalscoring prowess in Yorkshire and Turin made him an icon of European football – and perhaps the greatest player to emerge from Wales.
Scott Salter
11.9.16
allegations of corruption in football

Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink and Massimo Cellino Latest To Be Implicated In Undercover Corruption Sting

After the release of the latest undercover footage from The Telegraph, Hasselbaink and Cellino are in hot water. Both men deny wrongdoing, however.
UK Sports Staff
9.29.16
premier league

Clever Leeds United Fan Uses Board to Crowd Surf

Dude was pitted, brah!
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.8.16
the damned united

​"He Had This Self-Destruction in Him" – We Spoke to the Actor Playing Brian Clough on the Stage

Telling the story of Brian Clough's disastrous 44-day spell at Leeds, The Damned United has now been adapted into a play. We spoke with actor Andrew Lancel, the man charged with portraying Old Big 'Ead on the stage.
Robert O'Connor
4.22.16
the clever deception of footballers

Jack Wilshere, Harry Kane and Mesut Özil participate in Bizarre “Time To Go, Massimo” Protest Video

Though the exact origins of the clip are unclear, we’re guessing it took some fairly elaborate trickery on one Leeds fan’s part.
Will Magee
4.21.16
il mangiatore di direttore

Have Cellino and Leeds United Finally Turned the Corner?

During his first year and a half at Leeds United, Massimo Cellino looked capable of destroying the club. But this season things appear altogether more focussed.
Amitai Winehouse
9.14.15
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