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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.

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How has cycling developed in York City? (Part 1)

York may be the first city in the UK to allow the use of bicycles and electric vehicles only because local authorities are seeking a ban on petrol and diesel cars when the Covid-19 blockade is lifted.

This is the idea of ​​the Department of Transport Grant Shapps mentioned in the announcement of the £ 2 billion bicycle promotion package to change the way people move. Accordingly, there will be at least one city using only bicycles and trams.

York officials want this to be the first “zero-emission” city in the United Kingdom. The city council is also aiming to ban individual vehicles in the area since 2023.

Famous for beautiful castles, York City in northern Yorkshire county could become the first British tram city.

According to the Daily Mail, York, one of the most popular tourist cities in the UK, can only allow people to use bicycles and trams after the COVID-19 pandemic ended. Officials are trying to urge people to restrict travel by private car to ban the use of personal emissions vehicles in the city by 2023. This will make York the first zero-emission city in the city. Brother.

The move was announced by Transport Minister Grant Shapps in a notice to promote a £ 2 billion bicycle support package to change the way people travel. The notice says at least one city will only allow bicycles and trams to operate.

“Reducing cars on the street can improve air quality. It’s great to see so many people walking the streets, families can ride their bikes out together, discovering places in the city they couldn’t before. We really want to have these benefits when the blockade is relaxed” – said councilor Jonny Crawshaw.

The UK will promote a £ 2 billion bicycle support package

Liberal Democratic Party committee member Paula Widdowson said the city would take every opportunity to work with the government to maintain positive environmental benefits as the number of vehicles on the street decreased.

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York City in the dark as rumors swirl about the 2019-20 season-ending

York City has confirmed they have yet to receive any official announcement from the National League about the proposed ending of the 2019-20 season.

The response of York City comes amid information that the governing body has required the Football Association to finish the season as soon as possible because of the coronavirus pandemic. York City is sitting at the top of National League North.

The National League board has stressed that the season needs to finish by canceling all remaining fixtures. Therefore, all divisions are currently postponed.

How the final standings will be determined depends on crunch talks between the league and the FA.

A York City statement read: “We want to clarify that we are yet to receive official information from the National League around the completion of the season.

“However, we would like to take this opportunity to assure fans that the club has made a strong case regarding how the season may be brought to a close, in light of York City FC’s position in the league.”

“In the meantime, stay safe and we will wait for official news and keep fans up to date as and when we receive information.”

Harrogate Town, the fate of York’s county neighbors, is in second place in the National League and also up in the air besides candidates Halifax Town.

Harrogate and leaders Barrow are reported to be promoted to the Football League while Fylde and Chorley to be relegated to National League North.

Chairman David Bosomworth said: “The National League has been in touch now and we have submitted all the information required from a contractual and financial perspective.

 “We were also questioned about our thoughts on the ending of the season, the answer is that we want to do so, for the club, the team, and the supporters.”

Meanwhile, Rotherham United have closed down their day-to-day operations and furloughed a number of non-playing staff.

The Millers took the decision based on the support system of the government amid the pandemic.

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York City vs Altrincham postponed due to Coronavirus fears

York City’s match against Altrincham scheduled for Saturday has been postponed, with members of both teams showing potential symptoms of the Coronavirus.

Despite several matches across the National League and National Leagues North and South set to go ahead, a joint decision was made by York and Altrincham to call off the game at Bootham Crescent.

A statement on the York City website posted late last night read: “York City and Altrincham have taken the joint decision to postpone their National League North fixture scheduled for tomorrow.

“This is due to employees of both teams recently self-isolating after showing potential symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

Yesterday afternoon, the National League had stated that matches in its three divisions would proceed as planned.

This was in spite of matches in the Premier League, the Football League, and the Women’s Super League, amongst others, being postponed by the FA until Friday, April 3, at the earliest.

York City has also released another statement relating to coronavirus. Fans are asked to observe advice on handshakes and other interactions with players. Supporters displaying flu-like symptoms should stay at home.

The statement reads: “As a club, we have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and are aligned with the most recent Government, FA and National League guidance.

“It’s important that the club, players and fans do their bit to help to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus, in a calm and informed way.

“Therefore, we have taken measures to improve hand-washing facilities at Bootham Crescent and ask that fans are mindful of the current situation, in relation to requesting handshakes, autographs, and pictures with players.

“With the health of players, fans and staff in mind, we would ask that anyone showing flu-like symptoms please stay at home.

“As and when we receive further information we will share with fans.”