Leeds United are 100 years old, yet you could compare us to a side 3,000 years old and still barely have half the stories we do. I’ve always wondered what the club would be like when we finally reached this point. As a child during the 90’s the very concept of 2019 seemed impossibly futuristic....
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.