Leeds United: A Background
Founded in 1919 from the previously dissolved Leeds City, Leeds United are an English club playing in the npower Championship. They play their home matches at Elland Road and own top training facilities in Thorp Arch. The clubs nickname is The Peacocks or United and retains fierce rivalries with Manchester United (Historical), Galatasaray SK (Historical) and Chelsea (Historical). Other rivalries are with Millwall, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City and Cardiff.
The club enjoyed their best spell of success during the 1970's. Although having not won anything in the last 20 years, they won promotion from League 1 in 2010. Leeds finished runner-up in the European Cup (Now Champions League) although the fans protest, saying they were robbed and the referee of that match was fined for match fixing but that title still goes to Bayern Munich, Leeds won the Premier League 3 times, 1969, 1974 and 1992 and are 5 time runners-up, they finished runners-up of the Cup Winners Cup in 1973 and won the UEFA Cup (Now Europa League) in 1968 and 1971 and finished runners-up once. Most of this success was under Don Revie (1961-74) until he was forced to leave to a unsuccessful England reign from 1974 to 1977.
Who am I?
For this story I am using current Leeds United manager Brian McDermott. McDermott took charge of Leeds after a frustrating Neil Warnock reign. Following Warnock's habit of signing old journeymen, McDermott has already changed lots of things, signing youth and potential players such as Matt Smith and Luke Murphy (I won't be using these players) which many Leeds fans are very happy about.