100 Years of Leeds United: 1919-2019

100 Years of Leeds United: 1919-2019

by Daniel Chapman


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Published to coincide with the club's centenary celebrations, 100 Years of Leeds United tells the story of a one-club city and its tumultuous relationship with its football team.

Since its foundation in 1919, Leeds United Football Club has seen more ups and downs than most, rising to global fame through an inimitable and uncompromising style in the 70s, clinching the last Division One title of the pre-Sky Sports era in 1992, before becoming the epitome of financial mismanagement at the start of the 21st century.

Despite this demise, United remains one of the best supported – and most divisive – clubs in football, with supporters’ clubs dotted across the globe.

In 100 Years of Leeds United, Chapman delves deep into the archives to discover the lesser-known episodes, providing fresh context to the folkloric tales that have shaped the club we know today, painting the definitive picture of the West Yorkshire giants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785784309
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Daniel Chapman has been the editor of Leeds United fanzine The Square Ball since 2011. During that time, The Square Ball has been shortlisted for the Football Supporters' Federation Fanzine of the Year award six times, winning on two occasions.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

1 1877-1905 That's the place for association footballers 1

2 1905-14 You are the biggest liar in Beeston 15

3 1914-19 He placed in our hands certain information 41

4 1919 Unless I have you behind me, I finish 63

5 1920-27 No set of players can have tried, harder 81

6 1927-39 For goodness3 sake, lets have a new band 103

7 1939-49 Changes for the better - and soon 131

8 1949-53 Confronted by an Adonis of a youth 151

9 1953-56 Where are the soccer fans? 167

10 1956-57 What more could a footballer want? 185

11 1957-61 My wife and I decided neither of us liked the place 201

12 1961-66 That one man in a thousand 215

13 1966-67 I'll kill you for this 245

14 1967-69 Leeds United are worthy champions 263

15 1969-70 We've worked too hard to fail now 279

16 1970-73 I will always regard Elland Road as my real home 295

17 973-74 Those lads are the ones who won 321

18 1974-75 I thought tonight would be the night 337

19 1975-82 We paid you good money over the years 361

20 1982-89 This is the music that I've got to face again 381

21 1989-92 They've had to work the hardest 399

22 1992-96 It doesn't matter how it makes me feel 421

23 1996-2000 We will forge an even tighter bond 441

24 2000-02 He felt that was the right thing to do 455

25 2002-04 I firmly believe that we have got the best 477

26 2004-07 Today is the first day of a new Leeds United 495

27 2007-10 They don't like Batesy and they don't like me 511

28 2010-14 What we do not have is enough of everything 533

29 2014-17 I thought I knew everything about football 553

30 2017-19 They're asking for a picture with the head coach of Leeds 571

31 2019-20 Profe, ¡mañana libre? 595

Epilogue 613

Bibliography 623

Acknowledgements 627

About the author 628

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