Leeds United

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

Rachel Reeves | Posted 19.02.2015 | 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.

Marching On Together

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Sport

When Andy Goram was diagnosed as schizophrenic, Celtic fans came up with the immortal "There's only two Andy Gorams" chant. Now Leeds United and Leeds...

Warnock Leaves Leeds

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Sport

Neil Warnock left Leeds tonight after failing in his bid to secure promotion in what he claimed would be his last job. The 64-year-old said in the ...

Super Leeds and 'The Last Real Champions'

Rob Atkinson | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Leeds United was the team, back then. On their day, the lads would toy with their rivals as a particularly cruel cat might do with a half-dead mouse. This was 1972, when Leeds might well have won pretty much everything, but had to settle in the end for their solitary FA Cup triumph, missing out on the Title right at the death in typically controversial circumstances.

Watching The Heirs To His Throne?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Sport

Steven Gerrard was in attendance at Anfield on Thursday night to see the latest crop of Liverpool youngsters progress to the Youth Cup quarter-finals,...

Racist Millwall Fan Handed Five Year Banning Order

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Sport

A Millwall fan who hurled racist abuse at a Leeds player has been banned from football matches for five years and ordered to pay more than £500. G...

'It’s Time To Discover Myself'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Sport

USA international and former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers has posted an emotional "coming out" blog, describing his decision to quit professional...

Police Working WIth Clubs To Fight Racism

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Sport

The chief superintendent of the Metropolitan Police's Public Order branch, Mick Johnson, says his force is working closely with football clubs at tack...

A Day In The Death Of Leeds United

Rob Atkinson | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Some of the fans - not all, but some - now feel that there is now no way back for Leeds - not to anywhere approaching the pre-eminence they once enjoyed in the game. If that's the case, then the question arises: what is a reasonable aim now? To gain promotion to the Premier League, and strive to survive?

Stand Up, If You Hate Man U - And Think It Might be TV's Fault

Rob Atkinson | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

It would be difficult to imagine that any other club should have such a long, unbroken run of live TV coverage in their FA Cup ties. On Saturday, they will figure in their 38th consecutive such event. This will be a home tie against Fulham - hardly a game bursting with giant-killing potential.

We Hate Nottingham Forest, We Hate Liverpool Too

Rob Atkinson | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Football is tribal, football is cathartic, football is where you get to let off some steam after gritting your teeth all week. And, for all of that, you need someone to hate.