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We should concede that a club like Leeds that is watched by 500,00 to 600,000 people live on Sky, getting from the league only £2m to 2.5m and are actually penalised because we are more than 20 times on TV.
In October 1920 I went to Leeds as Reader in English Language, with a free commission to develop the linguistic side of a large and growing School of English Studies, in which no regular provision had as yet been made for the linguistic specialist.
At Leeds I’ve tried to concentrate on my club form, but you get caught up in all the World Cup fever once you come back to Ireland and see all the Irish boys again.
I’ve been looking forward to going back to Huddersfield. I was manager when the club moved from Leeds Road to the new stadium and it contributed to us getting promotion.
I played football for Leeds United under-18s, but at 17 my eyes started to go and I had to wear glasses. The football had to go – there were no contact lenses in 1957.
Despite what some people think, I never asked to leave. I’d just been made captain of Leeds which in my eyes is a big, big deal.
I am a fellow commoner at Lucy Cavendish College. My husband used to be a lecturer at Leeds University, and we lived in Yorkshire for 11 years. When he gave up his job, we realised we could live wherever we liked.
Tony Currie was another great favourite, even if he only played for a short time at Leeds. His wife told me once that she was a big fan of ‘My Hero’.
Thank you to all of the fans and everybody connected with Norwich City, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, and Chelsea.
Nobody’s impressed back home. All my friends were going, ‘Oh right, so you’re doing a play up in Leeds? Another depressing one is it? Do you mind if we don’t bother coming?’ I love that.
On the plus side, leaving Leeds meant I have been able to spend a lot of time with the family, enjoying a very rare summer off and my first Christmas without work worries since I was a teenager. I was also able to accept an offer to work with BT Sport.
Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me.
Leeds is quite laid-back.
I like Ned Leeds. I love the character so much. He’s a very new character in the MCU. I think he’s a very fresh take on people in the superhero world. Some superheroes crack under pressure, and Ned Leeds, who is not a superhero, doesn’t.
At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition.
When you play Leeds, you need players who are quick and who are capable of beating opponents as they like to set up one-v-one.
I’ve been a Leeds fan for as long as I can remember. When you are about five or six, you adopt a team – obviously, I didn’t grow up in Leeds. I grew up in a small town on the Irish border, and most of the people my age were Leeds fans, both then and now.
I am happy at Leeds and I want to stay. There has been talk that Leeds might sell some players, but all the players believe we can win some silverware next season and it is important that we are all kept together.
I went to university in Leeds, and I graduated in 2016 and moved to London with the intention of applying to drama school. I was living at my friend’s house; then, I was working as a live-in nanny for a couple of months because I had nowhere else to live.
I’d gone to watch Wortley play in their home tournament but they didn’t have enough players so I played for them. I got scouted by a guy called Sonny Sweeney and went to Leeds City Boys.
I first met my husband on the day we got married, when I was 20. I moved to be with him in Leeds, 165 miles from Luton. The kitchen was absolutely tiny. But I got my first hand-held mixer and first set of scales and first blue cake tin from Tesco and that was very exciting.
I was in Leeds, just starting out, and I was hypnotising one person up on stage. Suddenly I had members of the crowd unsuspectingly go to sleep on me as well.
There was a moment when Thierry Henry returned to Arsenal for a game against Leeds, and the whole of the ground was waiting for him to come on. He came on and he scored. And he went right down the pitch, and jumped into Arsene Wenger’s arms. At that moment I was bawling my eyes out. I could see how much it meant to him.
I started an all-girl band called Helen when I was 15. It wasn’t a precocious thing to do – everyone we knew was in a band, and all the bars and pubs in Leeds put on nights.
I’ve learnt a lot about Dad from going around the world and listening to other people. Whether I’ve been in Australia, the Caribbean, Leeds, Scarborough or London there’s always someone who’s got a story about him.
I support Leeds United, and like any fan, I dreamed of playing for them. I tried out at the club and also tried rugby and cricket, and triathlon didn’t really become part of my life until I was 16 or 17 – but it was the sport I enjoyed most.
I’ve benefitted a lot from coming back to the UK, but mainly playing for a club like Leeds where it is a pressure cooker environment.
When I decided to join Galatasaray, obviously there were a few Leeds fans who were disappointed. The reason why I came to Galatasaray was maybe to bring these clubs together, where we can forget what happened in the past and move on.
I like to think my accent isn’t strong enough, but it’s funny: I get people coming up to me in America and saying I sound like Mel B. She’s from Leeds. They just hear a British accent and probably can’t quite work it out.
People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places. I was brought up on the edge of Leeds, five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other, the city.
It was when I came back from Leeds that things started to change. I went from being a kid to having to man up and going into a man’s game.
I couldn’t really take a girl from Berlin to live in Leeds. I love it here. I miss the Yorkshire sense of humor and things like bitter and Yorkshire puddings, but I can still get my hands on salt ‘n’ vinegar crisps.
I was going to a good club in Newcastle and working with an unbelievable manager in Bobby Robson. It was the best for Leeds, and in the end, it worked out well for me as well.
The connection between someone in Leeds and a comedian in Los Angeles would probably never happen if it weren’t for MySpace, so it enables friendship and connection far more than it limits it.
I’ve followed Leeds since I was a little kid. I used to come home from sport in the afternoon, me and my brother, and watch ‘Match of the Day.’ I love the club. I want nothing but success for the club.
I loved Leeds but I also loved Galatasaray.
I’d love to get into the Premier League with Leeds.
I want to help Leeds United return to the level our history and fans deserve. When I came to the club, I gave myself three years to deliver that and my vision remains the same: return the club to its rightful place in the Premier League and make our fans, players and staff proud of their football team.
I speak to my mum and dad about the club, and my uncle and all my mates are big Leeds fans as well. They’re on the up, if you like. It’s a better situation than it was when they were in League One not so long ago.
The crazy thing about my story is that I only came to Leicester City because Leeds didn’t want me. A lot of footballers say that, and it’s almost a cliche. But the chairman literally told me that they didn’t want me.
I had opportunities in other countries – I never thought about England and Leeds United.
I was a vocal presence in the dressing room as an 18-year-old at Leeds.
All of our boys are willing to fight for the shirt every week and having that character is important to being a Leeds United player.
But I was club captain at Leeds, club captain at Fulham. If you’ve got a bad attitude you’re not getting those honours.
Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds have successful financial services sectors. There are good universities there which provide great opportunities for local technological innovation. And there are strong multinational and family businesses.
I live in Leeds, which is about 200 miles north of London, and I get to go and do all the ‘Harry Potter’ stuff and make great films and be part of this wonderful thing all around the world, and then I get to go home and chill out with my friends in Leeds and go watch the football and go to the pub.
But what I say to people who don’t know me and listen to people who say I’m a bad egg or whatever is that I was club captain at Fulham and club captain at Leeds.
I know Leeds have had a few Scottish captains but I don’t look too much to that because you can get lost in the history of the club. There’s so much good history but it’s all about the present and the future.
My family are all Leeds fans, they always tell me about the times when Leeds were in the Premier League.