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Leeds v United rivalry

Morning lads,

Whats up with the Leeds v United rivalry?

What is the history and why is there are rivalry between the two clubs which almost seems more intense as the rivalry between Liverpool and United?

Does that mean that next season this forum will be even more fun?

posted on 27/12/18

Indeed, you are saying it to a Leeds fan, not me.

posted on 28/12/18

comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 9 minutes ago
Indeed, you are saying it to a Leeds fan, not me.
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Conveniently ignoring my prompt amendment when I realised I was a year out

posted on 28/12/18

comment by 756 .. Gimme some magic! (U4879)
posted 15 minutes ago
comment by Vidicschin (U3584)
posted 9 minutes ago
Indeed, you are saying it to a Leeds fan, not me.
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Conveniently ignoring my prompt amendment when I realised I was a year out

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True that!!

posted on 28/12/18

Anyone under the age of around 45 or there abouts probably doesn’t know the intensity of hatred and violence that occurred in the 70s
The intense hatred never disappears for us oldies.
It is passed down but it’s just not the same as witnessing what happened and of course football is not the same now.

posted on 28/12/18

" I'll be The Judge of that! (U21434)
posted 13 hours, 4 minutes ago

The last epic United vs Dirty Leeds was 1981 when Brian Flynn nicked a winner. Thousands of skum in the Scoreboard End wearing surgical masks. Was in Stand K above them that day. They (and GMP) got a right good kicking that day."

Odd, was you there?....I was!....

Saw nobody in Doctors Masks but might have missed them as I was somewhere in the middle of a bunch having a great day out and enjoying a great result!..

The most trouble I remember in the stadium was by the Strat end when Police looking like orange space invaders went in to calm it down!..

The worst part was on the buses to the station after the game when they decided to take us through a crapped up town center, must say that although a lot of windows went through there were no injuries that I heard off!..

Great goal by the mighty Flynn!..

Sad when people have to state about so called kicking's that others and Police take isn't it?..

posted on 28/12/18

Its funny how some era's develop a rivalry for a reason, like you all mention, in the 70s, but in the past 10-20 years its basically watered down and new young fans keep up the rivalry but for no good reason. Just because there was a rivalry once and half of them probably cant even explain why they hate each other.

posted on 28/12/18

I see the next team you play as your rival, its in every sport but in football its taken to extremes, there's just as much rivalry in other sports but football back in those days was classed as the workingman's sport and a lot off frustration from those people was brought onto the terraces!..

These days with the technology the Police have at their disposal only the dumb try it on!..

posted on 28/12/18

Yes I was there thanks. Like I say, in Stank K right above the Leeds fans many wearing surgical masks. Thousands of them. You seem to be in denial of how things were back then. Good or bad.

posted on 28/12/18

Wrong, I don't recall anybody with masks on, mind, it was that long ago, and I have a habit of forgetting whats not important in life!..

I was a bit of an idiot back in them days, not trouble causer but jumped about and sang with the rest, I think back now and think Wtf!..

I think you'll find that to me this big club small club and rivalry thing mean nothing, a club to a fan is as big as he/she holds it in their hearts and a rival is their next opponent!..

posted on 28/12/18

think we all jumped about and sang with the rest in them days. No shame there. We were young.. usually full of beer and mad for United. Happy days though.

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