Why Leeds United ?

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Re: Why Leeds United ?

Postby Shane Wolfe » 10 Sep 2020, 18:29

At age 5 I had a choice; go with my Uncle to the Shay Stadium or with Grandad to Elland Road. Leeds had better pies in the 70's.....
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Re: Why Leeds United ?

Postby Westminster » 27 Sep 2020, 17:57

The first 'proper' football match I ever saw was a pre-season friendly, Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United.

I went with my grandad who was a Rovers' regular but he'd told me all about leeds and everybody knew they were the best team in the country back then. I was disappointed that Billy Bremner and a lot of the other first teamers weren't playing but I remember Mick Bates and Terry Yorath, and Paul Reaney, who was perhaps the biggest star on show that night. to me, he seemed like a giant striding down the pitch.

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Re: Why Leeds United ?

Postby Chinastone29 » 23 Apr 2021, 18:09

It was the 11th of April 1970, the game was Leeds United V Chelsea in the FA cup final, I was in Co. Mayo, Ireland aged 7 with My Dad, (A Spurs Fan), We were listening (yes, listening on Radio, as it was not Televised live at that time in Ireland).

I was beginning an interest in Football but not sure who to follow on this day. I asked my Dad and he said without hesitation, Leeds. As a Spurs fan he was never going to say Chelsea (Thankfully now).

The rest is history, Thanks Dad.

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Re: Why Leeds United ?

Postby Selby White » 23 Apr 2021, 18:41

Chinastone29 wrote:It was the 11th of April 1970, the game was Leeds United V Chelsea in the FA cup final, I was in Co. Mayo, Ireland aged 7 with My Dad, (A Spurs Fan), We were listening (yes, listening on Radio, as it was not Televised live at that time in Ireland).

I was beginning an interest in Football but not sure who to follow on this day. I asked my Dad and he said without hesitation, Leeds. As a Spurs fan he was never going to say Chelsea (Thankfully now).

The rest is history, Thanks Dad.

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Re: Why Leeds United ?

Postby PhoenixUnited » 23 Apr 2021, 19:37

That final was the turning point for me too. I'd been developing a fondness for Leeds United but this match got under my skin, I shed tears at the result in the replay, believed in my heart that we were robbed and convinced that there was no justice........

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Re: Why Leeds United ?

Postby Davycc » 24 Apr 2021, 18:52

Chinastone29 wrote:It was the 11th of April 1970, the game was Leeds United V Chelsea in the FA cup final, I was in Co. Mayo, Ireland aged 7 with My Dad, (A Spurs Fan), We were listening (yes, listening on Radio, as it was not Televised live at that time in Ireland).

I was beginning an interest in Football but not sure who to follow on this day. I asked my Dad and he said without hesitation, Leeds. As a Spurs fan he was never going to say Chelsea (Thankfully now).

The rest is history, Thanks Dad.

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Re: Why Leeds United ?

Postby kk white » 24 Apr 2021, 22:05

Chinastone29 wrote:It was the 11th of April 1970, the game was Leeds United V Chelsea in the FA cup final, I was in Co. Mayo, Ireland aged 7 with My Dad, (A Spurs Fan), We were listening (yes, listening on Radio, as it was not Televised live at that time in Ireland).

I was beginning an interest in Football but not sure who to follow on this day. I asked my Dad and he said without hesitation, Leeds. As a Spurs fan he was never going to say Chelsea (Thankfully now).

The rest is history, Thanks Dad.

Paul H,


AKA @Chinastone29

Welcome in Paul. Still in Mayo?

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