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Monday, 27 May 2013

Do the people of Leeds deserve a good team?

What was the average gate at Elland Road last season? Somewhere around 18,000 in a stadium with a capacity of 39,000? Shocking.

Of course, those looking for excuses blame Bates, Warnock and extortionate prices. So what happened when GFH Capital came in, Warnock was sacked and prices were slashed? The stadium remained half empty!

Now the nation has been embarrassed by appallingly poor attendances at Headingly for the test match with New Zealand. The Ashes battles at Lords and the Oval were sold out ages ago - I have my ticket for the Saturday at Lords - but there were wide open spaces on the terraces at Headingly yesterday and the crowd is even smaller today, despite the tight Tykes reducing prices for kids to a fiver.

Shame on the Mums and Dads of Leeds! Every child in the city should be at the ground today enjoying a day of international sport, especially given the success of Bairstow and Root, both of whom have batted today.

Don't give me crap about cricket being boring, only if you lack the mental capacity to understand the game. Who knows, there could be a kid hanging around with glue sniffing mates on a Leeds estate today who might have had a career in international sport had their parents been as responsible as Joe Root's!

We have precious few opportunities to witness great sportsmen "in the flesh". I am lucky enough to have seen Moore, Hurst, Peters, Giles, Eddie Gray, Brooking, Tevez, Lampard, Sobers, Warne, Tendulkar, Dravid, Boycott, Waugh, Lara, McGrath, Botham, Gooch, Gower, Cook and many, many others thanks to my Dad engendering a passion for sport in me at a young age. If Leeds can't muster a full house for a bank holiday test featuring two young home grown stars, you have to wonder if the city deserves to host test matches or a Premiership football team.

77 comments:

  1. Maybe they're too depressed to go after reading your articles of truth online.

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  2. Average attendances 2013;
    Cardiff City 22998
    Leeds United 21572
    Hull City 17368
    Crystal Palace 17280
    Watford 13453

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  3. Who made you an authority on anything? You are just talking garbage, moving into being offensive with this vomit of an 'article'

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  4. I've been away this weekend , football tournament on the east coast , great weekend , weather was superb , the climax was trophys been handed out by peter shilton ,,, my point is that I've just got home logged on to news now and shock horror , !!! Neville has been in all weekend "again" talking about Leeds utd , you boring pathetic little man , its the bank holiday you tosser , get out of your bedsit and do something with your life you sad old internet troll

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  5. Yes I feel so ashamed about taking my wife and kids to Lanzarote tomorrow, instead of being bored shitless watching cricket, so fuck off and don't go telling honest working Leeds supporters like myself what we should be doing at half term.

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  6. Cricket what's that?

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  7. As usual, there is a glaring hole in your argument. The population of London is (approximately) 10 times that of Leeds. That's the equivalent of an 80,000 attendance at Lords. The good people of Leeds therefore support the England cricket team 3 times better than the Londoners do. You're not too good at maths we know but even by your standards...............

    As for Leeds United, 10 years in the doldrums has taken it's toll on attendances but, with the support of the new owners, expect 30,000 plus crowds to return more regularly next season.

    Jog on Dildo Baggins!

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  8. Ticket at lords !!!! Lol ha ha ha , that's the biggest laugh I've had all weekend , you pathetic little man..... You don't go out Neville ....

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  9. You are mentaly disabled if you are comparing an ashes test match to a friendly against New Zeland! Thats like comparing a friendly at football to a world cup game. You are proper thick as for the comment about the gate in league 1 we had average gate of 24000 and thats league 1!!!!! We wantes bates n warnock out and the route one football we were playing was a joke so we wanted to make our voices heard. Just like you guys when u were booing your own manager even though u were in the top 3 in championship.

    I used to think you were quiet funny now i just think yout a p rick picking fights for no reason and the best bit is ure points are a joke!!!!!!! New Zeland same as ashes hahahaha what a w anker

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    1. Rob from weallloveleeds.co.UK meet Neville Nixon , westhamfans.org ,, you'll love this prick Rob , first class internerd, teacher at pimlico academy , calls himself a free lance journalist and full time Leeds hater

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    2. He knows this prick. He posted an article on this site in January!

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    3. He knows which part , your name or that your a full time prick and internerd ,, wanker

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  11. You pathetic piece of shit

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  12. Koh Samui Whites27 May 2013 at 17:48

    Having grown up in the leafy tranquil beautiful suburbs of north Leeds it is crystal clear that you have never visited our wonderful city HF.Getting off at the train station and travelling by bus the short trip to Elland road doesn,t count i,m afraid.Your obvious jealousy and insecurity are not positive character traits. I had the misfortune to live in Stratford,an absolute toilet of a place,as is the whole of the east end for a couple of months while my upper street Islington apartment was being refurbished. Still smarting from We All Love Leeds accurate description i suppose.Your attempt at i,m not sure what really shows you to be a childish fool. I gave you more credit than that. Hope i wasn,t mistaken.

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  13. do you deserve a good smack in the mouth

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  14. The Kiwis are a far cry from the Ashes battle!

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  15. You write some crap HF!!!Cricket fans from all over the country goto test matches regardless of where the game is staged, so if your going to blame the people of leeds for that when yccc have a massive membership throughout the county then its pathetic!!!As for lufc, my advice would be stop selling the best players at the club and replacing them with very average fodder!It shows no ambition!so lethargy and dis-interest sets in with the supporters!Leeds fans would pay top prices for decent football!but we just ain't gettin it!!

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  16. Why do you think that anyone cares about your point of view? Do you fly "home" every other Saturday to ensure that upton park is full? Worry about your own back yard before you start spouting off about a team and place you know nothing about.

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  17. what are you going on about???? you really are an idiot

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  18. you know what hf? im gonna go to the website and buy my ticket for the next test,youve persuaded me.


    yawn

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  19. Double dip recession!! It's actually happening up here!! What world do you live in? Oh yeah, you're a silly "knees up mova brown southern softy" who doesn't have a clue about the world outside "Landan"
    The gates have been poor..... So was the football. Why would you pay to watch an ugly game? Coz that's what it's been!! Damn ugly. I'm a season ticket holder, so I had no choice but to go. I had to endure the worst season "ever!!!!!" You can't blame the people of leeds for staying away. Roll on next season when I know we will play attractive footie and the gates will start to rise!! So yes we do deserve a good team. It's not our Devine rite, but surely it's about time!! Isn't it???????
    And yeah, cricket.....zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  20. you sir are single handely disrespecting your club by leaving no choice for all fans of the white rose... We used to admire West Ham. Not least because they could never really challenge us. Also because West Ham are/were a proper club. Enjoy your 15 minutes leeching hits off a big club and enjoy moving to the souless arena which is the Olympic stadium. You're a dick. Love someone who still has (a little bit) of their essence left. xxx

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  21. You really are a horrible human being, where Does this vendetta against Leeds come from, every day you have a dig about some piss pot/boring subject, you mum must be so proud. Its so easy to pick faults with anything, especially a footie club thats been in the doldrums go a few yrs, if i had time on my hands i couldn't be arsed, life's too short you boring cretin!

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  22. Yorkshire is full of people that do sports and not sit on their backsides and watch. the olympics would have been poor if not for our superb never say die sports men and women

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  23. Does the author of this blog deserve a slap?

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  24. Well maybe the same could be said for you. If you weren't too busy sniffing your mother's knickers then maybe you'd of made it as a footballer or cricketer....

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  25. You are right, Leeds don't deserve a good team

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  26. Who the fuck do you think you are? There's a reason the ground is empty over the last season, Bates .. Who wants to pay money into the club for them to not invest in the team and more to the point, what the fuck does it have to do with you you fucking mug, just focus on your own wank team will ye ye fucking prick!!!

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  27. Everyone has gone away for the bank holiday!

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  28. Beats being a fan of a Jew hating racist club in the crime-ridden craphole wasteland of the East End.

    Enjoy.

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  29. The reason elland rd is empty is cos of the prices.3o odd pound to watch shite.enough said.not a excuse,but 3oquid is alot of money to most prople with familys......i hate cricket,so bollocks to that.and cockney boy.support ur own shit team.

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  30. Once again desperate for attention !!!! Was you an only child ?? Sad pathetic little man we know you're a tosser you like cricket

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  31. absolutely pointless drivel. time you packed it in.

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  32. Jog on spammer. There's more leeds fans in London (and Essex) than you've got. Our numbers will start to pick up now that bates isn't pocketing the money anymore

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  33. HF, I agree with some of your posts but I am struggling to understand this one! are you relating the attendances at ER to the cricket at Headingley? Don't forget the Rhinos were playing Wigan yesterday and I'm sure there were one or two more at that game than the London v Catalans game!! My point - if your having a dig at Leeds United, stick to the football.

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  34. West Ham are buying the prolific Darren Bent Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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  35. haha allardyce can empty a stadium quicker than a typhoid alert, ask any newcastle fan

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  36. It is because of you Southern c**ts that prices all over the country are a scandal. Yes it is embarrassing that the Western Terrace is half empty but its £40 to get in then £4 a pint that tastes like piss that you lot drink. We stay in the pub & drink proper ale for 2 & an half quid instead

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  37. How did this start off as a slating against Leeds and just end up as a boring rambling about cricket?

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  38. We up here have balls of steel. So you can stick your wodden balls up ypur kyber. As for bank holidays up north i can think of a couple of things to do. Pub horse racing . Casino. But cricket well maby jimmy cricket.

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  39. every day you take a few minutes out of your life to try and annoy the fans of a team from up north.its very strange behaviour.you arent respected by anybody,not even west ham fans.you need to take a long hard look in the mirror.........it cannot be fun getting insulted by ANONYMOUS every single day.you have some sort of personality disorder.i had a great bank hol with my family and friends while you were in bucharest with your ugly wife thinking about your next blog entry.hahahaha

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  40. Get your facts right average attendance over 29 gaqmes last season at Elland Road 20650. Some Premier League and most Championship teams would wish at least the same crowds. Please tell me what the relationship between Leeds United and Test Match cricket because I'm at a loss. Are you losing your marbles starting to clutch at straws to try wind ups. At your age remembering Bobby Moore etc you must be past it.

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  41. Football hooliganism in the UK WAS started WHU supporters why not pass some comments about that

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  42. Do u still go to all these sporting events just incase your old man bums you again

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    1. you sick person ... but great comment

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  43. idiot idiot idiot idiot idiot idiot idiot idiot idiot

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  44. I have two points here:

    Uno pointo: I understand the game of cricket very well, I used to play it as a youngster, but I still find it suicidally boring and a crap sport to play

    Point Two: If you weren't one of them so called glue sniffers what happened to your fledgling international sports career?

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  45. You're gonna look like a right tit when the Olympic stadium has more empty seats than fans.

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  46. Leeds United is a world wide brand, you need to look at the away attendance table, yet again they lead the way,

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  47. Paying to watch a match which has a long and prelong inevitable win is hard to do. And I'd like to make a point about manchester citys last game of the season vs norwich. Empty seats were like pigeons in trafalgar square.I worked at liverpool fc this season and they did not sell all of their tickets for europa games. People pay to see the best and that is what will attract the most crowds.Its not a problem in Leeds its a problem in the U.K and sport.

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  48. "Shame on the Mums and Dads of Leeds! Every child in the city should be at the ground today enjoying a day of international sport" ... Why the fuck should parents in Leeds be ashamed because they haven't gone to the cricket? Cricket's for fags and old bastards which is probably why you like it, being that you're both you fucking wanker!!!

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  49. key point there, the 'ashes' battles. If the Ashes were held at Headingley, they would sell out. You aren't going to sell out a match against New zealand cricket in a million years

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  50. cricket is dying on its arse

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  51. paying to see cricket would be like paying to see diarrhea

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  52. you saw all these stars 'in the flesh'. But what did you achieve out of it? sat at your computer writing this in your underpants

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  53. This one was just a straight shit stir which the Author will not bother responding to any comments. Look at the amount of traffic it generated. Sixty plus comments and rising.

    He can't get a hit from West Ham fans, they treat him like a joke!

    So, back to the good old Leeds United to restore his hits. Job done H F , but face it, you cant keep flogging this dead horse forever...or can you?

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  54. BOND..NEVILLE BOND..28 May 2013 at 05:24

    OMFG....Your getting desperate now eh...Try being nice,It,s good for the soul.

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  55. Meanwhile , while you're over here for the Cricket, your size 8 Romanian Mail Order Bride is having the time of her life.
    Mind you, she's only been unfaithful to you twice.

    Once with the Postman and once with the Romanian Rugby Team.

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  56. Only saying what the commentators on Sky said and the anger is because I have touched a nerve. Headingly should be sold out for a test and Leeds should be averaging gates close to 30,000 in the second tier of English football. The people of the city seem to have fallen out of love with sport, sadly.

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    1. and you should find a new hobby

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    2. Headingly should be sold out!? Well then that's not the people of Leeds fault, how about the cricket "supporters" up and down the land who haven't made the effort? Shame on THEM! ALSO why haven't you bought a ticket yourself? If people like you bought a ticket and turned up instead of slagging others off there wouldn't b a attendance problem would there spam dangler!!.

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  57. Agreed. If Leeds were back in the Prem the ground would be packed to the rafters every week! They want good value for money op north.

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  58. You sad little Hammerboy. Get a life instead of being jealous of the Mighty Whites and their huge worldwide fanbase. Leeds have been English football champions 3 times. Runners up 5 times. Played in a lot of finals but unfortunately lost most. Highest and best placing for your little London club in the old 1 division was 3rd in the 1985-86 season ..................LOL

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  59. If you are old enough to have witnessed these greats then you are certainly old enough to know better than to write this immature nonsense.

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  60. Shame on the parents of leeds for going to work and pay for sponging tits who sit on there computer all day trying to insult leeds fans and leeds in general the cricket is all but over and if the sky commentators are moaninig about attendences stop showing it on tv where people can watch it in the dry and warmth of there living room

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  61. Your dad was only buttering you up so he could sneak into your room half way through the night while mums asleep.

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  62. Someone seems to lack the mental capacity to know how to spell Headingley!

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  63. U played sport?? Yea ok Neville u fat racist

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  64. The cricket attendances, yes it was a poor show at all the days but its England not Yorkshire? People from all over the country go you muppet.
    I went to the YB40 at Headingley this Sunday, there was more people there than the England game.
    Plus,Leeds has had low attendances this year, probably due to there being a boycott for half the season? Take a look at the averages from the times Leeds have been in out the prem, even when in League 1 they averaged more than all of League 1 and the Championship.
    Like West Ham, Leeds have fantastic away support, best away average in the Championship even with all their restrictions. They infact have better away fans than West Ham IMO.

    (A West Ham fan who still can't get his head round how much everyone hates Leeds, sounds like jealousy to me)

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