I sometimes need to remind myself that this is the Premier League. Not just because we’re fundamentally watching the same players do the same things, but because my expectations don’t seem to have changed. Having sat through 90 minutes of nail-biting dominance where Leeds continually failed to capitalise on the pressure exerted over their meek...
Actually, I’ve been a fan since the 1992/3 season as a 7-8 year old meaning I’ve spent 24 years a lover of the club. So why is the website called “I Hate Leeds”?
Well, that’s because we’ve been a bit rubbish for a long while now. We’ve been bought, sold, thrown into administration, danced with success and then stripped of all our assets.
I hate Leeds because every season I’m excited and confident, yet most weekends my hopes are dashed. If you look inside your heart, you’ll find that you hate Leeds a little bit too.
So who am I?
I’m a 33 year old man who grew up on a diet of Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister and David Batty. My teens were based around Mark Viduka, Olivier Dacourt, Alan Smith and the Champions League. Now I’m a Gaetano Berardi fan first and foremost, though Samu Saiz is sneaking his way into my affections.