Date:Friday September 14 2007
Leeds United fans consider themselves to be the unluckiest football fans in the UK, according to new research revealed today by The National Lottery.
The study is the largest piece of research into luck and football in Britain, capturing over 2000 football fans’ attitudes to luck and the beautiful game. Of all the Leeds fans surveyed, 94% consider the club to have been unlucky or even ‘cursed’ last season following its near bankruptcy and relegation from the Championship. This unlucky sentiment is echoed nationally by other UK fans who voted Leeds as the second unluckiest club in the country (17%) – second only to Sheffield United (29%).
In particular, Leeds fans feel aggrieved with referees, with an overwhelming 85% thinking decisions went against them last season. Penalty decisions did not fare much better, with 70% claiming Leeds Utd was ill-fated.
Other key findings for Elland Road fans include:
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Date:Friday September 14 2007
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