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Leeds United have beaten off fellow title-contendors, Manchester United and Chelsea and taken the number one spot. Unfortunately, the number one spot isn’t in the FA Premier League, but unsuprisingly the most hated club in England.

The poll was ran by fountain of truth, knowledge and the holy grail of high end news publications, (yes, you guessed it!) The Sun. The newspaper claims that it had expected Manchester United to be ranked the most hated club, but they came in in second, closely followed by another Leeds fan favourite, Chelsea. Too much sarcasm yet?

The Sun dribbles on to claim that Leeds fans and officials were left “in shock,” and that we had expected some sympathy due to our current situation. Shaun Thompson, of Sandler Training who administered the poll claims Leeds fans come across as being “arrogant and big-headed” and suggests that Leeds should stop “living up to the negative image surrounding the club and start doing things differently.”

The Sun of course adds a swipe at the 1970’s Don Revie side claiming that they played with a “win nasty” style leading to the tag “Dirty Leeds.” As usual the media remains ignorant of what that side achieved, and continue to use every slanderous term they can muster to avoid the simple truth; that Don Revie’s side were simple a class above the opposition, and that’s what brought them success. It’s getting very tiresome hearing abour the Cup Final against Chelsea, and how by modern standards Leeds would have had the entire team sent off, even more so now people seem to have forgotten Chelsea’s style was just as cavalier.

Ralph Ineson, a Leeds fan who played Finchey in Ricky Gervais’ hit sitcom, The Office, adds some balance to an otherwise anti-Leeds papers continual attempts to bad mouth us saying,   “I think the whole anti-Leeds thing stems originally from jealousy of the great 70s side of Don Revie. But more recently — when we haven’t been quite as dominant on the pitch — the jealousy stems from how devilishly attractive Leeds fans are.” Legend!

We’re not famous anymore, hey lads?


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