Leeds football team used to be a rival, a force, a symbol of a period of ups and downs in English football. Many fans of Chelsea, MU, or Tottenham hate Leeds so badly, but they are also extremely eager to compete with the once-famous rival of foggy football.
Leeds today are not rich and spend money like they used to do nearly two decades ago, only to endure debt and have to be relegated. But they are still a football team with traditional wealth and have one of England’s most passionate fans.
After dropping from the Premier League in the 2003/04 season, the football team coming from Yorkshire continuously fell into debt. On 4/5/2007, Leeds filed for bankruptcy and was deducted 10 points, had to go down to play in the Second Division (League One) for the first time in history.
With any team in the world, it is always a time to test the fans’ loyalty
A statistic given by Mackenzie in 2013 shows that, regardless of league, Leeds’ football field is always in the top 10 stadiums with the highest number of fans coming to watch in all divisions of the country. However, Leeds United will return to the Premier League next season.
Everyone hated Leeds United
The somewhat outrageous fervor of the Leeds fans is part of the reason why they are hated. The club’s hooligan with the name LUSC of this club is very famous in English football with its passion and violence. However, the fact that Leeds became the most hated football team in England can be traced back half a century ago.
During his reign, Leeds won twice in England, winning the FA Cup, League Cup, and many other titles. But this team won the championship with the ugliest football in English history.
Coach Revie led Leeds United for 13 years (1961-74) and turned this team into “hooligans” across England’s pitch. The mainstay of Leeds during that period, Eddie Gray later admitted that his team played a “brutal and defiant” football to win.
Leeds is the only major city in England with only one club and becomes the heart of the city mixed with pride compared to London, Manchester or Liverpool.
Since the first industrial revolution broke out in England in the 18th century, the major cities of this country have existed a mutual hostility. Manchester competes with Liverpool, Liverpool hates London…