Even after a lifetime of supporting Leeds I’m surprised by us. I struggle to truly find disappointment when I’m so numb to it after so many years of failure, yet the club still manages to get past my hardy defences. Leeds facing Norwich at home was crushing to me, because it felt like the playoff...
Actually, I’ve been a fan since the 1992/3 season as a 7-8 year old meaning I’ve spent 29 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 36 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 I’ll fight you if you suggest Marcelo Bielsa isn’t the finest man alive.