Leeds United

Leeds United And The Pontus Mystery: Was Talisman Jansson Believing His Own Publicity?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

After such a very impressive result as Leeds United earned against Brighton on Saturday, it's quite perplexing to have seen quite so many virtual furrowed brows across social media since. The reason, of course, is The Mystery of the Missing Pontus - why, oh why was Jansson benched?

Doukara's Screamer For Leeds Utd Is An Instant Man Flu Cure

Rob Atkinson | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Doukara's volley changed all that, it's given me a proper fillip and probably earned me a good healthy night's sleep before tomorrow's capital adventure. And for all of that - and for the three points at the expense of the Twiglets - I am, believe you me, most profoundly grateful.

Leeds United Legend Gordon Strachan in Elland Road Return

Rob Atkinson | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

The word "legend" is bandied about all too freely in matters showbiz and sporting, but there are a handful of performers in both spheres who truly merit the accolade. One such, in the context of Leeds United Football Club at least, is current Scotland manager and former United captain and hero Gordon Strachan.

Spurs as Champions? The Very Idea Lacks That Ring of Authenticity

Rob Atkinson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Leicester City, Champions of England. It has a ring of authenticity to it that's been hard fought for and deeply merited. Whereas "Champions Spurs" - well, it just doesn't sound right. It sounds instead like cheap fiction; and, as long as the club and the fans retain their current losers' mindset, that's just how it will remain.

Are Football Clubs the Last Bastion of Discrimination?

Amanda Jones | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Sport
Amanda Jones

It is not often that my two main interests in life collide. Now they have, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm an employment and discrimination lawyer, but I am also a lover of the beautiful game.

Leicester City Are on the Brink of 'Doing a Leeds' - In a Good Way

Rob Atkinson | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

All the very best to the Foxes - we'll look forward to raising a celebratory glass to you, when you can finally call yourselves Champions.

High Time Sheffield Wednesday Fans Admit that Leeds United Are Yorkshire's Top Club

Rob Atkinson | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

The brutal fact of the matter is that anyone who can now remember Wednesday as Champions is currently looking down the barrel of their 100th birthday and a telegram from the Queen.

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make a...

Marching on Together: Boxer Josh Warrington Confirms Leeds as UK Capital of Sport

Rob Atkinson | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Having been fortunate enough to witness many examples of sporting excellence in Leeds over the years, I was privileged last weekend, thanks to event s...

Riot Police Break Up Fight Between Balaclava-Clad Leeds United And Frankfurt Eintracht Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

Riot police were required to break up a pitch invasion brawl between Leeds United and Frankfurt Eintracht fans after a pre-season 'friendly' match tur...

Whether You're a Football Club or a Business, Paying the Living Wage Is Just Good Sense

Rachel Reeves | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rachel Reeves

Given the positive reaction both Chelsea and West Ham fans have had to their clubs' support of the living wage, it's hard to understand why this is such a battle. A survey for the GMB union found that 84% of football supporters want Premier League and Football League clubs to pay their staff a wage they can live on. It's the right thing to do, and the goodwill that paying the living wage would create would be huge. Making sure people are paid a decent wage is not just the right thing to do, it's good for working families, it's good for business and it's good for the economy.

The Four Worst Title Defences of the Premier League Era

Jamie Spencer | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Manchester City won their second Premier League crown last term, but are already playing catchup in this season's title race after a string of poor results over the first three months of the campaign. But the current City team isn't alone in melting under the pressure when it comes to defending the title, with several spectacular examples over the years.

Going Down Together? Leeds Suffer Twitter Deadline Day Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Sport

Is there a DeLorean permanently parked outside Elland Road? Leeds United's deadline day finale was so eerily reminiscent of their two-year fire sale a...

Why Did Fulham Pay £11million for Ross McCormack?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

The Scot is more similar to locals than a Dutchman or a Spaniard... McCormack is a marquee and that could mean shirt sales. As the Championship's top scorer last season, the striker's record suggests a decent chance of promotion for whomever he plays.

Leeds Batter FC Gherdeina 16-0... But Fall Short Of Scoring Unlucky 17th

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport

Leeds United hammered FC Gherdeina 16-0 in northern Italy but fell one goal short of registering an "unlucky" 17th. Ross McCormack Joins Fulham For...

No, We're Not Forgetting The Decimal Point, McCormack Has Joined Fulham For £11m

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

Yesteryear, it was Leeds United who unfathomably paid over-the-odds for average players with few international caps to their name. The days of Peter R...

'I Am A Man, Not A Number!' Kenny Axed By Madcap Owner Over Date Of Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Sport

The mad, mad world of Leeds United took another turn for the farcical this week as new owner Massimo Cellino axed goalkeeper Paddy Kenny over his date...

Who Ate All The Pies? Paddy Kenny Did (Vine)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport

Paddy Kenny was never regarded as the most natural of athletes, and the Leeds United goalkeeper looks to have indulged a little too much during the cl...

Leeds Installed Cameras At Elland Road Over 'Misuse Of Class A Drugs'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Sport

Leeds United installed cameras at Elland Road following reports of the alleged misuse of class A drugs "in and around the boardroom". The club's fo...

Just Who Is Massimo Cellino?

Ball Street | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ball Street

It has been 10 years since Leeds competed in the Premier League. Desperate to return to a league they had become so accustom too, the hope remains that Cellino can orchestrate a return to the top flight, and with it restore Leeds United back to the place they feel they belong.

Have English Football Clubs Any Choice But to Sell Their Souls to the World of Sponsorship?

Jamie Spencer | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Professional football in the 21st century is governed by money like never before. Clubs that have money have the tools that allow them to be successful, while those that are financially limited will usually quickly reach a ceiling in terms of what they can achieve.

McDermott Discovered He Hadn't Been Sacked On IPad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott revealed he discovered he had not been sacked when he read a club statement on his iPad. McDermott returned to...

'Some People Can F**k Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said supporters frustrated with their 1-1 draw at Leeds United can "f**k off". Town, seventh in the Championship...

Is Nice-Guy Moyes Starting to 'Fergify' Himself?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

It wouldn't be the first time that a youngish football manager, with illustrious predecessors inconveniently prominent in fans' memories, has appeared as a sheep trying to don the clothing of a wolf. Allan Clarke, after an apprenticeship at Barnsley, returned to Elland Road as manager, and immediately started trying to come over all Brian Clough.

Football: Why Liverpool FC Are Still the Greatest

Rob Atkinson | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

The bottom line is that Liverpool at their peak - and it was a hell of a peak - typified all the values of football that some of us remember from a pre-Sky, pre-glitz, pre-greed age when it really was all about a ball. Now, it's all about money, and contracts, and egos, and snide bitching to the media if you don't get all your own way.