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2019/20 Issue 06: Editor’s Note

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There have been times this season when it felt like something drastic would have to happen to prevent us being promoted.

Saturday 19th February, 1972

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Don Revie's Super Leeds produced a performance that is less famous but was just as savage, and against their bitterest rivals, too.

Norman Hunter

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I'm not sure how many footballers would cope on a diet of legs, but then Norman Hunter wasn't like other footballers.

Herbert Chapman

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After the chaos of Frank Scott-Walford's management, Norris Hepworth had met the man he believed should have free rein on the pitch.

Please Look After This Bear

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Between giving up the rights to Paddington and giving up Leeds United to Peter Ridsdale, Caspian Group took Beeston to the edge of modernity.

(Some of) Our Support Is Fucking Shit (Some of The Time)

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Nobody takes losing well, but might we lose much more if we don’t take it better?