Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Leeds United Most Hated Team: Reaction

Leeds United Most Hated Team: Reaction

With the news that Leeds United remain one of the most hated teams in the English leagues, we try to fathom as to why we are still so disliked?

Many a fan would suggest that the 1970`s "dirty Leeds" tactics of old are still lingering in the memories of opposition supporters. Baffling when you consider most clubs try to encourage young members, I myself wasn`t even a twinkle in anyone`s eye whilst Leeds were busy roughing up visiting teams.

It seems that the survey, commissioned by sales training company Sandler Training has found that we are even more unpopular than:

Manchester United (2nd): Sir Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo (Man U fans, you`ve loved him, then hated him, then loved him, now hate him, love him again?) and Wayne 'Shrek` Rooney, do we really have to say anymore?

CSKA Chelsk (3rd)i: With all their referee surrounding, diving, crying, over-priced players, their hoards of "I`ve been a ticket holder all my life" fans, not to mention the smug, bizarre, secretive owner that they have in Roman Abramovich, who fancies himself as somewhat of a 'Football Manager` football manager.

Millwall (5th behind Wolves!): They turn up and trash the place, yet we`re still worse?

Bolton (7th): Probably the most un-interesting, aggressive style of football within the modern game.

Ok so we are worse than Man U, Chelski, the Lions and Bolton, but why? Here are just a few suggestions:

1.) We have been hated for years - Everyone hates Leeds right? So why change a thing?

2.) A dirty club! - Are we? Really? Well with a number of no-nonsense defenders and some tough tackling midfielders you`d expect us to pick up the odd yellow and red card. I would have said however that since the Revie era, and even post-Bowyer and co, we`ve looked to play attacking football with some style. The addition of Argentinean forward Becchio should help that. Potentially, the signing of big man Enoch may waste that? I think compared to the likes of Bolton, Millwall et al we`re no worse!

3.) The Football League tried to bury us, and we fought back. Who wouldn`t hate us after this one? A 15 point deduction unfairly awarded to Leeds, and we still nearly managed promotion, gosh our rivals must really have not liked that!

4.) We`ve strengthened, and it`s clear that we`re on the up. Everyone knows Leeds, like Nottingham Forest (somewhat Angel`s compared to our devilish features) are on their way back to the promised land, and not even points deductions and financial difficulties can stop us.

So to the remainder of the English League club supporters all I can say is, like us or lump us, Leeds are on their way back.




Join the FREE Telegraph League One Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:LUFC1
Date:Tuesday August 12 2008
Time: 3:52PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Berardi Completes 45 Minutes On Leeds Return

Gaetano Berardi completed 45 minutes for the Leeds United development squad on his return from injury

LUFC Former Defender Hopes Ayling Receives A Good Reception

Bristol City assistant manager John Pemberton is hoping that Leeds United defender Luke Ayling gets a warm reception on his first return to Ashton Gate

LUFC Bristol City v Leeds United Team News

Team news ahead of the game at Ashton Gate

Bartley In Team Of The Round (26/9/16)

Leeds United are represented in the latest League Cup team of the round that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Bristol City?
Suggested By:
Win60%
Lose5%
Draw35%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Leeds Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Capital One Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71169
2.deslondon87
3.Tiny T73
4.King Billy36
5.SimonTVW34
6.8ballali29
7.ultraleeds29
8.Oyper21
9.erni20
10.bago13