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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.




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Date:Tuesday August 12 2008

Time: 3:52PM

Your Comments

Dirty Dirty Leeds!
FatherTed
Who the hell are Sandler Training? No-one I've asked has ever heard of them! It doesn't mention how many fans were polled (I wasn't asked!). How does anyone know how reliable this 'poll' is? The company could be run by someone with an axe to grind. I for one won't be losing any sleep over it! I'd just like to ask Sandler Training "WHO ARE YA?" Why did this 'story' make the national newspapers?
Ghost of 76
What are they going on about, we were never dirty.
Tiny T
must admit last season was impressive, starting laughing at your fate and ended up being respectful of the fight back!
The Fear
I remember from the 60s and 70s that if the opposition wanted to play football against us we`d play football. But if they came to kick us we`d kick back! And we were (mostly) better at both! And It`s great (and flattering) to see us still in everyone`s minds despite being in the 3rd division! So we ARE still famous!!
Rotherham White
You really dont get it do you...Which makes things worse... Try putting yourselves in our shoes,think about ken(pappa smurf)bates,his previous d**gy deallings,his administration sc*m,all the appeals,the constant bleating about your TOTALY JUSTIFIED points reduction which has even carried on into this season..In everybody elses eyes you broke enough rules to merit being chucked out of the league altogether...Thats just the tip of the iceberg...DIRTY leeds has now taken on a totaly different meaning in the present day climate....SCUMMMMM...
80s terrier
And you don`t get it, we don`t give a ****!!
yorkshirepride1
Exactly...We all get it alright thats the whole point,weve all realised you dont give a **** for decades...Remember everything that goes around comes around...SCUM...
80s terrier
Wrong site 80's man you need to be on another site from over the big hill.
Tiny T
Thanks tiny terrier...
80s terrier
Maybe you should come with me Tiny Terrier,we all know your a closset TOWN fan waiting to come out...Dump this set of loosers and come and support a real team thats heading for the championship next season...How many more results like Oldham will you need to suffer before you come to your senses..You know it makes sense...UP THE TOWN,THE PRIDE OF WEST YORKSHIRE..AVE IT!!!
80s terrier
I know we've had our differences in the past Tiny Terrier,but you seem like a decent enough type at heart...
80s terrier
 

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