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The 100-year-old football team in West Yorkshire comes back (Part 3)

Since the first industrial revolution broke out in England in the 18th century, the country’s major cities have always had a mutual opponent. After many ups and downs, next season’s Premier League will welcome special guests named Bielsa and Leeds.

‘Crazy guy’ Bielsa

However, the “ugliness” of Leeds United on the pitch seems to have lingered in the past. Their return to the highest division of England has made many people excited about football. Leeds has a tradition, a strong enough fan base to blow the new wind to make the Premier League more attractive.

The presence of renowned coach Marcelo Bielsa on the bench is another reason. If one judges a coach’s talent based on trophies, Bielsa is probably nobody.

Bielsa is such an interesting coach that when he accepted to lead Leeds United, the number of people who booked Leeds for Premier League promotion in the 2019/20 season suddenly soared to 159%.

It was a time when Bielsa was suffering a lot of doubts about adapting to contemporary football, having left 3 different teams in just 3 years. Bielsa failed to get Leeds promoted in the first season to England to work. But the combination of Argentinian coach and rich English traditional team is considered perfect as Juergen Klopp and Liverpool.

Bielsa has been criticized for his harsh training style, with the desire that the players on the playing field are exactly like machines. That may be the reason preventing Bielsa from coming to bigger clubs.

But the legendary coach of world football probably doesn’t care. All his life he has been loyal to the idea and style of intense pressing football, taking the initiative as his main. Bielsa will not change the style, will not be softer just to lead Barca or MU. He was still plying his ideas at smaller clubs.

Bielsa turned Leeds from a middle-class team in the Championship back to the Premier League after 16 years. The day Leeds climbed to the top, the fans of this team gathered outside the club headquarters to applaud the Argentinian coach. They consider him the new “saint” of the club.

The British are often proud of their love for football, and Leeds is one of the best examples. The fun days on Elland Road (Leeds’ home ground) are probably just beginning.

Sports in York

The 100-year-old football team in West Yorkshire comes back (Part 2)

Today, Leeds is not rich and spends money the way they used to do nearly two decades ago, then suffered from debt and relegation. But they are still a rich team traditionally, and possessing the most passionate supporters community in England.

After dropping in the Premier League in the 2003/04 season, Leeds was constantly in debt. On 4/5/2007, Leeds filed for bankruptcy and was deducted 10 points, having to play in the Second Division (League One) for the first time in history. It was not until 2010 that they returned to the First Division (Championship).

For any team in the world, it is always a time to test the loyalty of fans

A statistics released by Mackenzie in 2013 showed that, regardless of the tournament played, Leeds football field is always in the top 10 stadiums with the highest number of fans to watch in all the country’s league. Brother.

Everyone hated Leeds United

The excessive enthusiasm of the Leeds fans is part of the reason they are so hated. The club’s hooligan, called LUSC, is extremely popular in English football with its enthusiasm and violence.

However, the fact that Leeds has become the most hated club in England can be traced back half a century ago.

The late coach Donald George Revie is one of the legends in the history of Leeds United. During his reign, Leeds twice won England, winning the FA Cup, League Cup, and many other titles.

This team was championed by the ugliest football in English history

Bleacher Report once stated that Leeds Coach Revie may be the most hated team in England of all time.

Coach Revie led Leeds United for 13 years (1961-74) and turned this team into “thugs” in the English field. The mainstay of Leeds in that period, Eddie Gray later admitted that his team played a kind of football “brutal and defied everything to win”.

Even in 1963, the official edition of the English Football Federation once called Leeds United the dirtiest playing team in the country of fog. The term “Dirty Leeds” (filthy Leeds) came from that. Leeds is the only big city in England to exist only one club, and become the heart and pride of the city compared to London, Manchester or Liverpool.

Sports in York

The 100-year-old football team in West Yorkshire comes back (Part 1)

Sixteen years have passed since the Premier League stands sang, “We all hate Leeds bastards.” Now the most hated English team is back. In 2015, on the Reddit forum, a statistic fan said that about 47 teams across the UK were Leeds United’s enemies.

From semi-professional clubs like York City, FC United of Manchester, … to the top teams like Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester United, every stadium has witnessed the famous line: “All We all hate Leeds bastards. ”

The return of a legend

Leeds officially returned to the Premier League after 16 years of absence. The journey of sublimation, collapse, and return of this team deserves to be among the most memorable chapters of English football.

After 5 owners, 16 coaches, 4 failed play-offs, a stadium sale, and a debt of up to hundreds of millions of pounds, Leeds stood up. The return of the 100-year-old football team in West Yorkshire County is a major event with foggy football.

Leeds winning the right to play in the Premier League season 2020/21 even created a reputation as equal to the championship after 30 years of waiting for Liverpool.

On the official Leeds promotion day, Gary Neville predicted a “dead” season with Manchester United. Before the rise of Man City, Leeds was MU’s eternal enemy, not inferior to Arsenal or Liverpool.

Even the hostility that both Leeds fans and MU for each other is even more formidable with the other rivals.

The feud between MU and Leeds explains why striker Marcus Rashford had to quickly delete the post congratulating the return of the opponent, whether many of his teammates in the national team or other famous people of the land of dew The blind do that.

Leeds fans will enjoy the Premier League atmosphere after many years

Rashford’s attitude and actions show the influence that Leeds can bring to the Premier League in the new season.

This team used to be the opponent, the power, the symbol for a period of ups and downs of English football. Many fans of Chelsea, MU, or Tottenham hate Leeds badly, but they are also extremely eager to be compared to the once-famous opponent of football in the fog of origin.