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We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« on: February 8, 2004, 08:20:38 PM »
Roddy the Rawkite posted a gem on the forum recently and it set my mind reminiscing ahead of the Leeds away game coming up later this month.

Quoting Roddy:
"I was on this piss with my Aunty Shelagh at the weekend - the first person ever to bunk me into a footy match (Wembley 1971) and as usual we ended up having a footy related sing-song round the piano.

Eventually she asked me to play 'we all fuckin' hate Leeds' which I duly did to the mirth of the assembled throng, who thought it was funny that I would know the tune by that name rather than 'The Dambusters Theme'. She then told me how that song came about.

It was an Elland Road lockout 2 hours before kick off back in the 70s. The Leeds ground had been broken into the night before and all the records had been stolen with the exception of the one record - theme from the Dambusters - which they played over and over again to the chagrin of the assembled away supporters. Eventually one bright spark started joining in with 'we all hate Leeds and Leeds and Leeds' and so a legend was born."

Unquote. A brilliant story by Roddy.

Leeds was a happy hunting ground for us in the 70's, with one BIG exception.

League games:
70/71 saw us beat them 1-0 with "Big John" scoring the winner.
71/72 we were beaten 1-0.
72/73 we won 2-1 with the unlikely pair of Lloyd and Boersma scoring.
73/74 again saw us beaten 1-0.
74/75 we won 2-0 with Keegan scoring a brace.
75/76 we won 3-0 with Kennedy scoring a cracker and Cally having his shooting boots on, scoring two.
76/77 1-1 draw with Kennedy for us.
77/78 2-1 win with The Thunderball Case scoring twice.
78/79 3-0 win Dave Johnson with a brace and Case rounding the day off, with a thunderbolt.
79/80 1-1 draw with Terry Mac saving the day.

We also had one domestic cup win and one defeat in the same period.

The big exception? 28th April 1971. After beating Liverpool at Anfield 1-0 in the first leg of the Fairs Cup Semi Final, Leeds managed to contain Liverpool for 90 mins at Elland Road. I still have the pair of programmes in my collection.

I remember travelling to Leeds in "Thunderbird 2". Does anyone remember the old blunderbuss Cortina, built like a Sherman tank with an engine that couldn't cope with anything over 1:6? Well ours was British Racing green and looked just like the thunderbird model.  Come to think about it, my Father did resemble "Virgil" at the time, since (he'd) decided to shave off his ever-present Moustache. (Probably my Mam's idea, being fed up being scratched to death in their throws of passion). Although he wouldn't admit it, my Mam was definately pulling his strings.

The journey to Leeds passed quickly as outward journies always seem to. I guess it's the excitement and expectation that we always carried with us in "The days of the Messiah". He had said we would win and we believed him. It was as simple as that in the days of Shanks.

My Father and I still laugh today about the time, four years earlier, when he told us after a 5-1 drubbing in Amsterdam that in fact we would turn it around at home and win the tie. Were we mezmarised, hypnotised or just believers in the Faith?

To be honest I remember very little about the Leeds game on the night, it wasn't the type of game that sticks in the mind (certainly not an Inter Milan at Anfield). But I can remember coming away from the ground with tears in my eyes and no voice.  The Liverpool fans screamed at the top of their lungs for the whole 90 mins. Not like the short bursts we are becoming used to today.  To be fair to Leeds, they were our equal on the night on and off the Park.

This was the Second time in my lifetime, that we had been beaten in over the two legs in a Euro Semi. It was hard for a then 14 year old to accept, we were just not good enough to win a Euro comp at that time. So near but yet so far (was that in the charts then?).

The Dambusters tune "We all hate Leeds". The story of how Leeds ground was robbed the night before and all the records were nicked apart from The Dambusters - well I'm not sure if we can blame our lads for that as we rarely travelled up the night before games in those days. But whoever nicked them, it's the funniest thing I've read in ages.

It's a song I love to sing, but there is a massive BUT. In their current plight I have nothing but sympathy for them. Games at Elland Road have always been favourites of mine and the thought of them going down, actually upsets me. The rivalry between Shankly and Revie is legendary.
 
The two spoke to each other most Sundays, as recalled in both Shanks's and Revie's biographies. Billy would rant about "How Great" every player he had was and every time Don tried to put a good word in for one of his own, Billy would cut him off mid sentence "Och, he's fair, but over the hill" or "He won't progress any further, better sell him".

Although Leeds were a good team, Don Revie must have thought after the calls that half his squad were geriatric and the other half finished before they started. I have fond memories of beating the likes of Bremner, Giles, Lorimer, Cooper, Hunter, Reeney, Grey, Jones and Clarke.

And as for Gary Sprake, well all Kopites had a soft spot for him (remember those 'Careless Hands')? Watching Tommy Smith chase Bremner and Giles round midfield was a pleasure to watch. The thought of not playing Leeds for a few seasons twangs at the strings of my heart. Very similar, in my mind, to imagining a season without a local derby.

So sing the song as much as you like, I'll probably join in, but without them being in the top flight, who are we gonna sing it to? We play Leeds this year just after the Sofia game, from memory. Treasure it, it might be our last visit for some time.

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #1 on: February 8, 2004, 09:13:10 PM »
It's a great tale Mr W.
and points up a tricky problem.
I hate Leeds. Dirty Leeds, shitty Bremner Leeds....
but like a favoured enemy, it'd be almost a shame to see them go down... They were a 'great' club once - much more pedigree than Notts Forest, lasted the pace better than Derby and won the league more recently than we did...


If they did go down, I'd still laugh though. With a nostalgic tear, but still a laugh.
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2004, 03:31:42 PM »
If they go down it might be our last visit ever, and I think it probably will be.

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 06:14:24 PM »
A bump in celebration of me getting sorted for leeds away today!
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 08:06:11 PM »
I grew up surrounded by Leeds fans and they're not the most tolerant of opposing fans, so I'm not all that fond, but my dad despises them.  He's on his way to Mexico so I can't get the full details of why, hopefully someone here can remind me.

He said he went to Elland Road sometime in the 70's and an elderly ex Liverpool player was attending as guest of honour.  When he was introduced to the crowd, the Leeds fans showered him with "missiles" and abuse, he said he'd never been as sickened at a football game until then. I felt fairly sure it was Billy Liddell but Google gave me nothing...

On another note, my dad always wanted me to be a Leeds supporter.  He said it was so I could get to see as much live football as he had and, knowing plenty of season ticket holders, his shift pattern wouldn't affect my ability to get to the game.  I think he couldn't put his finger on why he didn't like me and needed something concrete  :P

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 08:12:06 PM »
I think he couldn't put his finger on why he didn't like me and needed something concrete

Sad, yet hilarious
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2009, 08:13:44 PM »
Sad, yet hilarious

That's exactly what I was going for mate, don't worry me and my old man get on sound and always have ;)

Apart from that last line, everything else is true though, so does anyone else know what game I'm talking about and who the ex red was?
« Last Edit: September 15, 2009, 08:35:12 PM by Rigga »

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 09:01:37 PM »
What happened to wooltonian? Remember reading a lot of his stuff when I was just a lurker.

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 01:50:42 AM »
Dirty Leeds. Dirty fuckin Division 3 Leeds ha ha.
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2009, 02:23:45 AM »
Dirty Leeds. Don Revie's mesmerising, powerful, majestic, total footballing, marauding and yet not quite all-conquering dirty Leeds. What a side, what a team. Way ahead of their time in many respects, fluid and fast. Bremner, Giles, Lorimer, Gray, Clarke, Madeley, Hunter. What a collection of glorious bastards. The toughest opponents I saw in my early days of following Liverpool. Ah, memories.
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009, 02:26:29 AM »
My best mate is a Leeds fan. Still supports him. Have a lot of respect for him because of that. Top lad too. But I'll be hoping we smash fuckin' Leeds. :D

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2009, 11:58:08 AM »
hate the c*nts for being a manc feeder club.

hope we thrash them
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2009, 12:58:55 PM »
hate the c*nts for being a manc feeder club.

hope we thrash them

i think they hate themselves for being a manc feeder club,

youve got to give them that, they fucking hate the mancs


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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2009, 01:04:21 PM »
i think they hate themselves for being a manc feeder club,

youve got to give them that, they fucking hate the mancs

oh and Viduka for scoring 4 goals the cock
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 11:05:39 PM »
How the mighty have fallen...I still think Kewell at Leeds was one of the most exciting players I've ever seen.
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« Reply #15 on: October 1, 2009, 10:13:06 PM »
Whilst watching the Leeds game the other day (and getting a bit nostalgic),  I was thinking that there are loads of songs and chants you just don't hear any more, without wishing to sound too much like an owl arse.
Such classics (to the sound of the Viennese Waltz) as Na, na, na, na, na, goose, goose, goose, goose, whenever a classy WPC walked past The Kop. Also, whenever the busies used to line up in front of the Kop at the end of the game, we'd all whistle the Laurel and Hardy theme tune.
Whenever Ronnie Moran would run on to the pitch to give treatment, we would sing, (to the tune of On Ilkley Moor Bah T'at) you baldy headed tw*t, or Your Ar*e is on your Head. Scousers' Alloueta is another one from our repertoire that seems to have mysteriously disappeared in the mists of time. There are lots more that I can think of, but time and space forbids! Interested to hear of any more.........
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #16 on: October 2, 2009, 05:12:54 PM »
^ Welcome to RAWK.

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was that at the 11-0 ?

used to love the laurel and hardy whistle. The one I'mthinking of at the moment is How's the Party Going Now to Gerald Sinstadt

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2009, 10:19:38 PM »
oh and Viduka for scoring 4 goals the cock

I've got a mate who is a Leeds fan, he still goes on about that. Just about the only stick he has left to throw at us.
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2009, 11:04:05 PM »
I hate their football club and their rugby league club with the same venom lol

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2009, 11:38:32 PM »
I've got a mate who is a Leeds fan, he still goes on about that. Just about the only stick he has left to throw at us.

Hit the imbecile with a tree, there's plenty laying about :D

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #20 on: September 2, 2013, 05:25:19 PM »
John Giles talking about Shankly a week ago. Not sure all will agree with what he says but i think he speaks honestly and openly here and found it a great listen, if a bit on the sombre side at times. 

http://cdn.radiocms.net/media/001/audio/000003/30797_media_player_audio_file.mp3
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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2017, 08:46:40 PM »
Don Revie's Leeds Visit Anfield 16 March 1974 - Rare  video Footage . Some nice shots of the Kop in full sway, and Shankly.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGdctQzPAkY

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Re: We All Fuckin' Hate Leeds ...?
« Reply #22 on: March 2, 2017, 02:59:00 PM »
Don Revie's Leeds Visit Anfield 16 March 1974 - Rare  video Footage . Some nice shots of the Kop in full sway, and Shankly.
 
IFL Liverpool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGdctQzPAkY

That's great and thanks for posting it.

Funnily enough I was having a chat with Yorkykopite just the other week about that particular match and we discovered we had both been there that day. (Sadly I can't see myself in the shots of the Kop anywhere though  ;D )

Aside from the late Heighway goal when the place absolutely erupted (I'd forgotten it was 'Farmer' Lindsay who provided the pass), I remember it most clearly as I'd never felt quite so jammed in at the Kop and I still think the official attendance figure of 56,000 was far less than the actual attendance. It felt more like well over 60,000.
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