Never Mind the Peacocks: The Ultimate Leeds United Quiz Book

Never Mind the Peacocks: The Ultimate Leeds United Quiz Book

by Anita Clark


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ISBN-13: 9780752498805
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Anita Clark is a passionate fan of Leeds Utd and is an experienced writer and editor. As well as having an English degree, she is a qualified Secondary school teacher. She has written for Winger magazine.

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Never Mind The Peacocks

The Ultimate Leeds United Quiz Book

By Anita Clark

The History Press

Copyright © 2013 Anita Clark
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-7524-9894-2


Round 1

Premier Leeds

Although it may be hard for many of today's youngsters to believe, Leeds United was actually a founder member of the FA Premier League. And we weren't just making up the numbers either – in the Premier League's first season we were actually the reigning top-tier Champions. While we never quite emulated that success in any of our Premier League campaigns, we did have long spells in that League when we weren't half bad! So let's indulge ourselves with a look back over one of the golden eras in our club's history – the Premier League years.

1 How many seasons in total did we spend in the Premier League?

2 Can you name the striker who scored our first Premier League goal in the 2–1 home victory over Wimbledon and ended the season as the club's top scorer?

3 The Premier League's very first hat-trick was scored by a Leeds United player. Which enigmatic marksman netted 3 of the goals in our 5–0 victory over Spurs in August 1992?

4 And can you name the striker who scored the most League goals in total for us during our time in the Premier League?

5 What unwanted record did we set on our travels during our inaugural season in the Premier League?

6 Who was our club captain during that first campaign?

7 And can you recall who captained the team with distinction in our final Premier League season?

8 Eddie Gray was in charge of our last game in the Premier League, and Howard Wilkinson had been the manager in the very first. But can you name the four men who occupied the managerial hot seat in the intervening years?

9 And which long-serving full-back made the most Premier League appearances in a Leeds shirt?

10 Our highest Premier League finish was achieved in the 1999/2000 season. In which lofty position did we finish?

11 And finally, defeat against which team in May 2004 signalled the end of our time in the Premier League?


Jonathan Woodgate made more Premier League appearances for Leeds than David Wetherall.


Round 2

All the Glory of the Cup

The FA Cup, first contested when Queen Victoria was on the throne, retains a special place in the hearts of all English football fans. It is steeped in history, legend and folklore. And Leeds United's involvement in the FA Cup has enriched the competition and produced many nail-biting moments and stomach-churning ups and downs for the club's supporters! So step onto the FA Cup rollercoaster and see what you can recall about our triumphs and tribulations, 'giant killings', shock defeats, extra-time agonies, replays, more replays, semi-final heartbreaks, final-day woes and celebrations!

1 Let's start with the obvious question: in which year did we win the FA Cup for the only time in our history, and who scored the winning goal?

2 In total, how many times have Leeds United reached the FA Cup final?

3 Which midfield dynamo headed a late winner in the 1965 FA Cup semi-final replay against Man United to book our first ever Wembley appearance?

4 And which skilful winger and Elland Road favourite made history in 1965 when he became the first black player to appear in an FA Cup final?

5 In the 2007/08 season, Leeds suffered a shock first-round exit from the FA Cup. Can you name the Second Division opponents who prevailed with a 1–0 victory at Elland Road?

6 And in 2012/13, which Premier League team did we knock out of the FA Cup?

7 What was remarkable about Leeds United's record in the FA Cup between 1952/53 and 1961/62?

8 In 1990/91, Leeds were involved in a marathon fourth-round FA Cup tie. Who eventually overcame us in the third replay, with a 2–1 victory at Elland Road?

9 And who were our opponents in an epic four-game FA Cup quarter-final during the 1974/75 campaign?

10 In 1987, we reached the FA Cup semi-final while challenging for promotion from the Second Division. Who captained the team in that semi-final, which ultimately finished in extra-time disappointment?

11 And finally, which Leeds United FA Cup game is sixth on the list of the UK's 'most watched TV programmes of all time'?


The team Leeds have been drawn against most often in the FA Cup is Man United.


Round 3

The Boss

This quiz book just had to include a round devoted to the late, great Don Revie – one of Elland Road's all-time heroes. His name is synonymous with Leeds United and his managerial genius sparked the most explosively successful period in the club's history. Revie was a real thinker of the game, a master tactician producing detailed dossiers on opposing teams. He also worked hard to foster a family atmosphere at Elland Road, enjoying cosy pre-match games of bingo with his players! So here we go with eleven questions about our most celebrated manager – dabbers at the ready and eyes down for a full house!

1 Don Revie is obviously iconic as a manager at Elland Road, but he actually made 80 appearances as a player for Leeds United. In which year did he become a Leeds player, and from which club was he signed?

2 In 1955, Revie won which prestigious footballing award?

3 Prior to accepting the Leeds job, Revie was offered the managerial hot-seat at a lower-league south-coast club. Can you name the club that almost pinched him from us?

4 Revie famously changed the Leeds United kit from blue and gold to all-white, the colours of Real Madrid. At the start of which season did this defining change occur?

5 In which season did Revie guide the club to promotion from the Second Division?

6 Leeds competed in the First Division for 10 of the seasons that Revie was in charge, winning the title twice. But how many times did we finish runners-up?

7 How many European finals did Leeds reach under Don Revie?

8 And how many European and domestic cup competitions did the team win during his tenure?

9 Revie inspired fierce loyalty amongst his players, with many remaining at Elland Road for over a decade. But can you name one of his long-serving unsung heroes who, despite not being a first-team regular, showed his value when scoring a vital away goal in the 1971 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final at Juventus?

10 Who were the opponents in Don Revie's last League game as manager of the club?

11 Finally, when Revie left Leeds he recommended to the board a successor – one of his own players. Which midfield supremo did he suggest for the role?


Five of Revie's 'Aces' were included in the first PFA Team of the Year in 1973/74. Can you name them?


Round 4

It's all Relative!

Don Revie certainly worked hard to foster a 'big family' atmosphere during his time at Elland Road, and Leeds United has always prided itself on being a family club. That strong family orientation has often made it onto the pitch as well, with the Leeds United 'bring a younger relative to work' scheme paying rich dividends over the years! So see how you get on with this round of questions that tests your knowledge of Leeds United's extended footballing family connections.

1 Let's kick off with a 'relatively' easy one: which two brothers played for Leeds in the 1975 European Cup final?

2 Another pair of brothers both moved to Elland Road during the mid-1980s but, although each made over 50 League appearances for the club, they never played together in the same Leeds team. Can you name the two brothers?

3 Which future Elland Road defensive midfielder was a ballboy at Wembley for the 1968 League Cup final, during which his brother picked up a winner's medal when Leeds beat Arsenal?

4 Continuing the League Cup theme: which nephew of a member of the Leeds 1968 League Cup final team went on to follow in his uncle's footsteps by playing for Leeds in the 1996 final?

5 And which Leeds United uncle and nephew combo were selected to fill the full-back roles on numerous occasions during our Premier League era?

6 Which nephew of Johnny Giles followed in his uncle's footsteps by making 65 League appearances in the Leeds midfield during the 1980s?

7 Jack, George and Jim Milburn were all full-backs who served our club with great distinction across four decades, from the 1920s to the 1950s. But who was their famous nephew who became a legend in the Revie era?

8 Which famous Elland Road striker from the 1970s had four brothers who also all played professional football (although none of them with Leeds United)?

9 A Leeds goalscoring legend from the 1920s and '30s was also a member of a unique family of footballing brothers who scored more than 500 League goals between them. Can you name him?

10 Also, can you recall the names of the twin brothers who arrived at Elland Road from Southampton in 1991?

11 And finally, which set of twins played in the Leeds United Development Squad during the 2012/13 season?


During the 1970/71 season, two brothers each scored a goal in the same League fixture at Elland Road.


Round 5

Leeds International

Back in the Revie era, the vast majority of players plying their trade in the English Football League hailed from our own shores, and 'overseas' signings tended to consist mainly of those hardy souls who journeyed across the Irish sea from Eire! How times have changed. The English game today abounds with foreign talent, and Leeds United has benefited from the services of some truly magnificent international players. Not all of the club's foreign imports have been runaway successes though, so be warned: this round may feature a couple of dismal signings that you had hoped to forget!

1 Former Leeds captain and recipient of the FIFA Fair Play Award in 2000. The club's most capped player, making 58 appearances for his native South Africa, while at Elland Road.

2 Also hailing from South Africa, this player scored a nine-minute extra-time hat-trick for Leeds in a third round FA Cup replay in 1995.

3 Popular American who joined Leeds from Preston in 2005 and was voted Supporters' Player of the Year in 2006/07. One of two Leeds United players to represent his country in the 2006 World Cup finals.

4 The second of our players to feature in the 2006 World Cup finals. An Angolan defender who made 90 League appearances for the club between 2005 and 2010.

5 Australian centre forward who arrived at Elland Road from Celtic in 2000. He was the last Leeds player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League.

6 Voted both Players' and Supporters' Player of the Year in 2010/11, this tricky winger won his first cap for Ivory Coast while playing at Leeds.

7 Ghanaian hotshot who joined Leeds from Eintracht Frankfurt in 1995. He developed a taste for scoring spectacular goals and also, apparently, for scoffing Yorkshire puddings during his time at Elland Road.

8 Quality French midfielder who added bite to O'Leary's youthful team. This player fell out of favour with the Irishman's successor, Terry Venables, and departed for Roma in 2003.

9 Another O'Leary signing, this young Norwegian midfielder lit up Elland Road following his arrival in 1999 and was voted the club's Young Player of the Year in his first season. However, a succession of injuries ultimately saw his seven-year stint in West Yorkshire end with a bit of a whimper.

10 Here it comes – brace yourself! Tubby Swedish import who, shall we say, didn't exactly live up to the hype at Elland Road following his signing from Parma in 1995.

11 And finally ... Brazilian World Cup winner whose time at Leeds is generally not remembered fondly! Dismissed on his home debut after conceding a penalty, this defender's loan stint produced just a single win from 7 appearances and 25 goals conceded.


Five players who played in a League fixture for Leeds during the 2012/13 campaign were born outside of Britain and Ireland. Can you name them?


Round 6

'White' from the Start

Rising from the ashes of Leeds City Football Club, it's fair to say that the first forty or so years for Leeds United did not exactly glitter with glory. However, the club's early supporters did, like all subsequent Leeds fans, have their successes to cheer and, inevitably, bitter disappointments to endure. You may not be able to say 'I was there!' but what do you know about those early years at Elland Road?

1 OK, let's start right back at the beginning: in which year was Leeds United AFC formed?

2 Can you name the club's very first manager?

3 And do you know the colours of the first Leeds United kit?

4 A tricky one now to test the real anoraks amongst you! Our first-ever League fixture was against a team that was unpopular with early Leeds fans. Who were the opponents and why were they so disliked?

5 Another tough one: can you name the player who earned himself a permanent place in the history books by scoring the club's first ever Football League goal?

6 A slightly more recent one now: which celebrated player, who made his Leeds debut at the age of 17, scored 150 League goals in eight years before joining Juventus in 1957 for a British-record fee at the time?

7 And can you name the legendary skipper who not only made over 400 club appearances at right half before retiring in 1943, but was also the first Leeds United man to play for England?

8 Do you know the name of the Leeds and England 'Iron Man', signed in 1929, who never shaved before a game to enhance his tough image, although in fact he was never booked or sent off in his entire footballing career?

9 And which loyal left-back, who played his entire professional career for Leeds United, made 474 appearances in total between 1948 and 1964?

10 In which season did we win promotion to the top tier of English football for the first time?

11 Finally, what was Leeds United's highest League finishing position before Don Revie's appointment as manager?


Two different birds have featured on Leeds United's club badge over the years: one is a peacock and the other is an owl.


Round 7

Away Days

Leeds United unquestionably enjoys the finest, most loyal away support in the land – not to mention the noisiest! And over the years that vociferous band of travelling supporters has been rewarded with some truly magnificent away performances along, of course, with one or two desperate defeats. So this round is for anyone who's followed Leeds away from home through thick and thin, in sunshine and in rain, to some of the grandest and also, let's face it, some of the most dismal grounds in England and beyond. The venue and date of a Leeds game has been given: correctly identify the opposition and award yourself a point; recall the score and significance of each game and you can officially call yourself a Leeds United genius!

1 St Mary's Stadium, 19 November 2005.

2 Boothferry Park, 28 April 1956.

3 Vetch Field, 11 April 1964.

4 Stadio Olimpico, 5 December 2000.

5 Layer Road, 13 February 1971.

6 The City Ground, 29 November 2011.

7 Filbert Street, 9 October 2001.

8 Hillsborough, 12 April 1987.

9 Camp Nou, 23 April 1975.

10 Bridge Road, 30 November 2008.

11 Selhurst Park, 23 September 1995.


Leeds made five trips across the Pennines during the 2012/13 season. Can you name each of the five Lancashire grounds that we visited for first-team fixtures in 2012/13?

CH[8 Round 8

War of the Roses

When asked to list their sworn deadly enemies, football fans from other clubs and neutrals alike seem to cite Leeds United more often than any other. And when it comes to our stated enemies, it's fair to say we may harbour one or two niggling grudges of our own! There is one club, however, divided from us by two-score miles and a hilly wasteland, for which we reserve our deepest contempt. I know this will be hard, but try to keep your head as you charge deep into enemy territory in this latter-day War of the Roses!

1 The first ever clash between Leeds and Man United was a Second Division encounter in January 1923: what was the final score?

2 On the way to Wembley in 1970, we knocked out our old adversaries in the FA Cup semi-final. How many replays were required and who eventually scored the deciding goal?

3 And, much more recently, which player's goal sent Man United crashing out of the FA Cup at the third-round stage in 2010?

4 Before the victory in 2010, the last man to score a winning goal for Leeds at Old Trafford did so in a League encounter in February 1981. Can you name him?


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Table of Contents


Round 1 Premier Leeds,
Round 2 All the Glory of the Cup,
Round 3 The Boss,
Round 4 It's all Relative!,
Round 5 Leeds International,
Round 6 'White' from the Start,
Round 7 Away Days,
Round 8 War of the Roses,
Round 9 Name that Player,
Round 10 We was Robbed,
Round 11 It'll be all 'White' on the Night,
Round 12 The Last is the First,
Round 13 Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!,
Round 14 Hot Shots,
Round 15 Super Stoppers,
Round 16 Three Lions on a Shirt,
Round 17 What's in a Name?,
Round 18 We've had our Ups and Downs…,
Round 19 The 'Other' Cup,
Round 20 White Hot Debuts,
Round 21 Connect Four,
Round 22 Sergeant Wilko's Barmy Army,
Round 23 The Price is 'White',
Round 24 The Life and Times of Leeds United,
Round 25 We are the Champions, Champions of Europe!,
Round 26 'Managing to Succeed',
Round 27 Who Scored the Goal?,
Round 28 The Kids are all 'White',
Round 29 Sweet Charity,
Round 30 Marching on Together,
The Answers,

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