Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Leeds United Halloween Special: The World's Ugliest Footballers

Leeds United

Be afraid, be very afraid because if this lot knock on your door tonight they won't need to wear a mask to scare the shit out of you. If you think of any other football players who deserve to be on the list, let me know.

The World's Ugliest Football Players

Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments

Leeds United Halloween Special: The World's Ugliest Footballers

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Leeds United: Funniest Football Chants

Leeds United

One of the brilliant things about football is the humour on the terraces. I'd love to compile a list of the funniest, most inspired leeds united fooball chants, so let me have your favourites. It's definitely 1-0 to the Arsenal at the moment, courtesy of the following video which seems to suggest that Ashley Cole might be gay.

I've no idea how these rumours get started!

Leeds United: Funniest Football Chants

Monday, 29 October 2007

Leeds United: Leeds United Anagrams

Leeds United

(Photo Credit: maverick)

The search is on for the best leeds united anagrams. The only decent ones I have been able to come up with so far are:

Leeds United = Sudden Elite

It happened under Don Revie, let's hope history can repeat itself.

Elland Road = Ordeal Land

Particularly the last few years

Norman Hunter = Harm Ten No Run

This one works best if you imagine that it's chief sitting bull describing old 'bites yer legs'

If you can think of any others, please let me know via the contact form on the right (towards bottom of page)

Leeds United Anagrams

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Leeds United: The 1970's

Leeds United

It goes without saying that the leeds united blog will have posts relating to the 1970's, this one, however, is slightly different insofar as it features a great song about the 1970's brilliantly entitled "Leeds United"

The song by pop/rock/glam musician Luke Haines was inspired by his memories of growing up in the 1970's, and as well as the Leeds United references, there are other 70's icons mentioned i.e. World of Sport, Jimmy Savile and Kendo Nagasaki. Another 1970s theme running through the song relates to the Yorkshire Ripper, for instance the line "At Leeds United they're chanting vengence, it's a 13-0 defeat on the front page of the Post" is referring to the number of Yorkshire ripper victims.

When talking about the song, Luke Haines was quoted as saying "It is not really about Leeds United Football Club, the reason the club is mentioned was because it was the biggest and had quite a reputation for trouble." However, the Leeds United connection is clearly a strong one as, Haines played at book signings for David Peace, to help promote Damned United, the book about Brian Clough's 44 days as manager at Elland Road.

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It's not quite marching on together but if you do fancy a sing-a-long, Click Here to listen to the Leeds United song, second track down on media player.

Leeds United Lyrics

When I get home my wife will kill me
She's so house proud, so don't tread dirt into the carpet
Stop for a pint in Chapeltown
Lights turn to red and then they go out
And for the price of five pounds
It's what the seventies were about


Leeds United, Leeds United
From Wakefield to the Ridings
To the ground at Elland Road
At Leeds United they're chanting vengence, it's a 13-0 defeat on the front page of the Post
A last minute substitution but we didn't have the talent
I was beaten we were gutted I was sick as a parrot

Leeds United
Leeds United

Every Saturday night at the Teddy Boys' disco
It's good to be young leave the wife at home now
Propping up the bar World Of Sport then fixing the car
You're on a mission from God It's what the weekend's all about

It's good to be young now
Leeds United Leeds United
Mark II Ford Cortina Vauxhall Viva Ford Corsair
On the terraces of Leeds United
One voice is silent he's the man with jet black hair
And come to bed eyes that's what he had
It's just another wet Saturday afternoon with the lads

Leeds United (times 4)

Little monsters run and roam
Little blighters in the carpet
They're hidden in the walls
In the attic and in the cupboards
And in the house of Lords
The chamber of horrors at Madame Tussauds
Out with the old we've got to make room for them all

Now the chorus

Leeds United Leeds United
There but for the grace of God we go
Leeds United Leeds United
Bad season after season at Elland Road
Leeds United Leeds United

No leads for the West Yorkshire police
In Victorian Leeds concrete Leeds
There's a killer on the terraces better call in Doris Stokes
The devil came to Yorkshire in the silver Jubilee
It could be Kendo Nagasaki Jimmy Savile or the Queen

Leeds United (times 4)

The North, the North
Where we do what we want
The North the North
Where we do what we like

The North, the North
Where we do what we want
The North the North
Where we do what we like

Get Hold of the Leeds United EP

Even if you don't like the song, at just £4.98 it's worth buying just to get hold of the super cool cover.You can pre-order the Leeds United EP from Amazon (see following link).

Pre-order The Leeds United EP

The Leeds United song also appears on The Luke Haines CD album Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop, which you can get hold of via the following link.

Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop

Leeds United Pictures From The 1970's

These brilliant Leeds United pictures come courtesy of Jari (AKA Sir Edwin Gray) who I've been in touch with through the LUFC-Finland Forum

Click Here to see all Jari's football pictures.

Click Here to see all the wonderful pictures uploaded to the Leeds United Flickr group.

Leeds United

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Leeds United: Leeds United Matchday

Leeds United

Leeds United 4 (Prutton 36, Beckford 53, Douglas 57, 59), Millwall 2 (Hoskins 65, Brkovic 76)

Leeds United: Ankergren, Richardson, Heath, Marques, Clapham, Prutton, Douglas, Westlake, Carole (Weston 78), Beckford (Da Costa 90), Kandol. Subs: Lucas, Huntington, Andrews.

Millwall: Pidgeley, Senda, Robinson, Shaw, Frampton, Fuseini (Barron 62), Brkovic, O'Hara, Dunne, Alexander, Hoskins. Subs: Day, Whitbread, Harris, Simpson.

Referee: Mark Halsey

Booked: O'Hara, Brkovic (Millwall), Prutton (United)

Att: 30,319

Get in there!!! More to follow.

Full League One Round Up

Friday, 26 October 2007

Leeds United: Leeds United Retro (1980s)

Leeds United

My passion for leeds united was really ignited during the 1980's when I was finally old enough to start going to the games on my own. Admittedly it wasn't the most glorious decade in the football clubs history but it still brings back lots of happy memories.

My favourite player at that time was Neil Aspin, my brother met him when they were both at Park Lane College and he used to get us free tickets. I always used to arrive at Elland Road hours before kick off, the pre-match entertainment wasn't quite Las Vegas standards; but who needs Vegas when you can watch a police dog display team and sing hope you sink when you're fishing to Grimsby Town supporters.

So, you know Neil Aspin gets my vote but what about fellow leeds united fans old enough to remember the Burton days.

Brilliant 80's Clip

1980's icon Mr T telling it as it is about fashion. Hands up if you want to chin Jeff?

Leeds United

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Leeds United: Leeds United Photos

Leeds United

(Photo Credit: Auz)

Thanks to photo uploading sites like Flickr there are hundreds of excellent leeds united related pictures online. I'm currently putting together a collection of what in my humble opinion are the best of the best, which I then intend to showcase on the leeds united blog and let visitors vote for their favourite.

In the meantime, Click Here to have a play around with the Flickr photo search application. Type Elland Road, Leeds United, Billy Bremner etc into the search box and see what photos come back.

Bonus Picture

So it's true, Peter Reid really does have a monkey's heid

The following football chant by Newcastle fans was to the tune of yellow submarine.

In the town, called Sunderland,
There lived a man with a monkey's heid,
And they called him Peter Reid,
He peels bananas with his feet,
Peter Reid peels bananas with his feet,
Bananas with his feet, Bananas with his feet.

Leeds United

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Leeds United: Ken Bates Look-A-Likes

Leeds United

The leeds united blog is proud to present the first 10 contenders in the Ken Bates look-a-like competition.

Make a PhotoShow Full Size

Leeds United

Leeds United: Must Visit Leeds United Websites

Leeds United

Showcasing quality must visit leeds united websites will be another regular feature on the leeds united blog. Many of the websites will be familiar to leeds united fans, although with more and more people publishing their passions online I hope to uncover some real gems.

The first leeds united website I'd like to showcase is an old favourite of mine because learning about the history of your football club is like learning about the history of your family; it gives you a sense of belonging, you feel a connection with the past and you are always likely to find out things you never knew.

The Mighty Mighty Whites: The Definitive History of Leeds United

Click Here to visit this excellent leeds united website.

Keeping the leeds united history theme going. The following video is a wonderful tribute to John Charles one of the greatest players in the history of leeds united.

Il Gigante Bueno

Leeds United

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Leeds United: Greatest Leeds United Game?

Leeds United

One the things I intend to feature on the leeds united blog are video clips of leeds united greatest football matches. I would to hear from leeds united fans who were at the match in question, as well as their views as to what they consider the greatest leeds united football match ever.

I was only 3 years old when The first entry in the search for the greatest leeds united game took place. I'd gladly be 10 years older to have seen this one. "To say that Leeds are playing with Southampton is the understatement of the season. Poor Southampton just don't know what day it is" Enjoy.

OLAY'S at the ready.

Dirty Leeds, my arse!

Leeds United

Monday, 22 October 2007

Leeds United

Leeds United

A very warm welcome to my leeds united blog. As this is my first leeds united blog post I must start by apologising for my name. I was born in Seacroft in 1969 and my parents who I love dearly but who know nothing about football decided to call me David - nothing wrong with that I hear you say, however, my surname is Webb.

I can imagine the scene, David's a nice name...David Webb...Isn't that the name of a Chelsea footballer?...yes, but it's not as if he is going to score the winning goal against leeds in the FA cup final next year!!!

Thanks Mum & Dad

I understand if you don't want to watch, great move and goal by Jones though.

This is not me

At least there are no more unfortunate Leeds United, chelsea connections!

The Leeds United Blog

One of the main reasons I decided to start the leeds united blog is that I want to showcase the very best leeds united material on the Internet and keep it in one place for future reference. For example:

Yeboah Wonder Goal

Another reason is that I hope to hear from fellow Leeds United fans. I want to make the leeds united blog as interactive as possible, for instance visitors will soon be able to vote for their favourite Leeds united player, goal, match etc.

Until next time, keep the faith

Marching on together

Leeds United