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RE: Leeds United


As an aside, I was working from home today and driving to a meeting, I saw a horse drawn hearse , completely adorned in Leeds shirts, scarves,  flags etc. No idea who it was for, but the thing with leeds , maybe like the big north east clubs is that it is in a vacuum in the region and the fans spread very wide. In the north west or london or brum,  the options to support one of several clubs exist which arent here in this area. 

 

Maybe when harrogate reach the EFL next year (!) We can borrow a few fans like me who arent die hard!



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JonH comes home wrote:

As an aside, I was working from home today and driving to a meeting, I saw a horse drawn hearse , completely adorned in Leeds shirts, scarves,  flags etc. No idea who it was for, ........


I think it may have been for this.

https://twitter.com/NickBurns1983/status/1220442825793376258

Young man (36) and Leeds season ticket holder died suddenly last week  Leeds fans gave a minutes applause on 36 minutes.  They also gave his grieving son a very special day.

https://twitter.com/NickBurns1983/status/1222278082335252482

Liam Cooper also gave him his match shirt and captains arm band after the match. He then invited him to Thorpe Arch to watch the team train.



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Bob in Spain wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

As an aside, I was working from home today and driving to a meeting, I saw a horse drawn hearse , completely adorned in Leeds shirts, scarves,  flags etc. No idea who it was for, ........


I think it may have been for this.

https://twitter.com/NickBurns1983/status/1220442825793376258

Young man (36) and Leeds season ticket holder died suddenly last week  Leeds fans gave a minutes applause on 36 minutes.  They also gave his grieving son a very special day.

https://twitter.com/NickBurns1983/status/1222278082335252482

Liam Cooper also gave him his match shirt and captains arm band after the match. He then invited him to Thorpe Arch to watch the team train.

Thanks Bob,  not sure though, the chap was from Brighouse which is a long distance from harrogate so I'd be doubtful if the funeral was in harrogate...
Sad story though and fans did the man proud for his young son. 


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Thanks John and Bob, good to read. I was really starting to think the "down with the Christmas decorations" thing was happening again but you certainly bounced back last night. We wern't at the races for sure, going in front I dont think we quite knew what to do(!) At the end of the day though, when you've been outplayed, you know it.

I have just messaged a distant Leeds fan friend of mine who has sent me a few wind-up comments today. "Well it was your cup final after all" I replied. He's gone into a full scale meltdown but at least adding smiley faces at the end of his rants ;)

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Thanks John and Bob, good to read. I was really starting to think the "down with the Christmas decorations" thing was happening again but you certainly bounced back last night. We wern't at the races for sure, going in front I dont think we quite knew what to do(!) At the end of the day though, when you've been outplayed, you know it.

I have just messaged a distant Leeds fan friend of mine who has sent me a few wind-up comments today. "Well it was your cup final after all" I replied. He's gone into a full scale meltdown but at least adding smiley faces at the end of his rants ;)


 Out of interest though doesn't millwall share that everyone hates us mentality, possibly built up for different reasons (the deserved or undeserved history of the fans?) , so I guess youd share some of the bunker mentality! 

 

Decent team this year, hope they get to play offs, it's very competitive though !



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Yes we do John but maybe its just the greater numbers, or its just looking from the outside, but I seem to see it even greater in Leeds(?) One thing I think both clubs have in common is a fiesty, vocal backing at home that many referees decide not to be intimidated by.....and end up waving away appeals that most neutrals should be giving. That in itself leaves each set of fans thinking "everyone against us" but I suspect thats only a small part of it.

Incidently I have only been to Leeds twice. Once when we held on for the draw in the league one play offs, a night that has slipped into legend in the Shhh household and I vowed never to go back. Then a few years later my son was drawn as mascot at your match. The hospitality he received from the staff was well beyond anything we expected and though it was you that got the result that day, it remains one of my favourite Millwall memories.

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Yes we do John but maybe its just the greater numbers, or its just looking from the outside, but I seem to see it even greater in Leeds(?) One thing I think both clubs have in common is a fiesty, vocal backing at home that many referees decide not to be intimidated by.....and end up waving away appeals that most neutrals should be giving. That in itself leaves each set of fans thinking "everyone against us" but I suspect thats only a small part of it.

Incidently I have only been to Leeds twice. Once when we held on for the draw in the league one play offs, a night that has slipped into legend in the Shhh household and I vowed never to go back. Then a few years later my son was drawn as mascot at your match. The hospitality he received from the staff was well beyond anything we expected and though it was you that got the result that day, it remains one of my favourite Millwall memories.


 Well,  any team that counts Danny Baker among its fans is always ok by me!



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Oh dear, I can  tell this will be a tough run in!



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Another day in the life ......

Dominate the game, fail to score, lose to a freak own goal. All in a day's work of being a Leeds fan.

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Looks as if Bamford might have had good reason to really cover his ears this time after his gesture last time when he did manage what he's largely paid to do.

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Tough day today. Lost to promotion rivals Forest, and Brentford and Fulham both won as well. 3 points seperate the top 5, but leaders WBA do have a game in hand.

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Tough day today. Lost to promotion rivals Forest, and Brentford and Fulham both won as well. 3 points seperate the top 5, but leaders WBA do have a game in hand.


I thought Forest were really solid at the back and other than the Cooper header that was scooped off the line, we never looked like scoring. The only plus now is that Phillips is back on Tuesday, and with Roberts and Shackleton making appearances, we have more strength in depth than last year. Just need our new striker to fire and we are still in with a great shot.



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Ace Ventura wrote:

Tough day today. Lost to promotion rivals Forest, and Brentford and Fulham both won as well. 3 points seperate the top 5, but leaders WBA do have a game in hand.


I thought Forest were really solid at the back and other than the Cooper header that was scooped off the line, we never looked like scoring. The only plus now is that Phillips is back on Tuesday, and with Roberts and Shackleton making appearances, we have more strength in depth than last year. Just need our new striker to fire and we are still in with a great shot.


 Any of the teams down to about derby has a promotion shout and any of the top 8 or 9 could go straight up. Let's hope west Brom beat Newcastle and get distracted in the fa cup!



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JonH comes home wrote:
Bob in Spain wrote:
Ace Ventura wrote:

Tough day today. Lost to promotion rivals Forest, and Brentford and Fulham both won as well. 3 points seperate the top 5, but leaders WBA do have a game in hand.


I thought Forest were really solid at the back and other than the Cooper header that was scooped off the line, we never looked like scoring. The only plus now is that Phillips is back on Tuesday, and with Roberts and Shackleton making appearances, we have more strength in depth than last year. Just need our new striker to fire and we are still in with a great shot.


 Any of the teams down to about derby has a promotion shout and any of the top 8 or 9 could go straight up. Let's hope west Brom beat Newcastle and get distracted in the fa cup!


 Bob,  bob, Bob.  Beginning to hate this. If leeds fail this season, surely bielsa cant keep his job? 



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1-1 after the first half. To be honest, apart from the Casilla error, we have been excellent so far. Brentford are a very good side, especially at home but we have bossed the first 45 mins. Of course, we are Leeds. So that means nothing. Anything could happen in the 2nd half.

Here's hoping we can sneak it and that Charlton continue to do us a favour at Forest.

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