Schadenfreude double bill: Leeds United and Dennis Wise go down together

Ollie Irish

30th, April 2007

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74016168.jpgCome on, admit it – you wanted Leeds to go down all along, and the fact that Dennis Wise is involved is a heart-warming bonus. Because who really loves Leeds United outside of Leeds? They have some of the most horrible fans in England (a minority, admittedly) and forever hark back to the hateful Revie era, when they had one of the most horrible teams in England. And who really loves Dennis Wise? His mum and a few old-school Chelsea fans, that’s who. Neither will be missed from the top two divisions of English football. Because football has karma too. And I haven’t even mentioned Ken Bates… [Photo: Getty Images]

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  1. Sam says:

    Serves Dennis right for bailing on Swindon earlier in the season! Funnily enough, the two could meet in league 1 next season!

  2. Auz says:

    “and forever hark back to the hateful Revie era, when they had one of the most horrible teams in England”
    Have you actually ever watched them?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EPYZKWVpPI
    Might as well throw this in too…
    “But why do you hate us? Is it because of the one-eyed revisionists who remember Don Revie’s team only as cynical Celts with the moral fibre of a Viking stag party and forget the mesmerising football they played?”
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/championship/article1723091.ece

  3. MT says:

    I’m with Auz on this – it is all too easy to make generalised statements like “they have some of the most horrible fans in England” and criticise the former football pedigree. Did you notice the Man Utd fans scrapping in Rome, and hear about the West Ham fans duking it out in Palermo? As the article points out, nobody makes comments about how Souness and “Chopper” Harris were just as rough as any other players of that era, yet it is always “Dirty Leeds”.
    And you know what? Leeds may be down, but that doesn’t take away that we do have some of the best supporters in England; proper passionate fans.

  4. Mat T says:

    I’m with Auz on this – it is all too easy to make generalised statements like “they have some of the most horrible fans in England” and criticise the former football pedigree. Did you notice the Man Utd fans scrapping in Rome, and hear about the West Ham fans duking it out in Palermo? As the article points out, nobody makes comments about how Souness and “Chopper” Harris were just as rough as any other players of that era, yet it is always “Dirty Leeds”.
    And you know what? Leeds may be down, but that doesn’t take away that we do have some of the best supporters in England; proper passionate fans.

  5. Tich says:

    Leeds have some scummy fans but all teams do! Were the only team to sell out Southamptons away end this season! When we were 5-1 down at Luton we were still singing and getting behind the boys! Get your facts right next time about fans!

  6. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Come on lads, it’s well-known that Leeds has some of the worst fans in Britain – I did say they were a ‘minority’ though. Most Leeds fans are lovely and loyal, I’m sure, and indeed I know several cracking Leeds fans.