Firstly, I should probably explain I am not an American, but have lived in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) for 12 years now, and before that in Helsinki, Finland for 4 years prior to that. However, I was born and raised in my younger years in Crigglestone, Wakefield, before spending my teenage years in Normanton. Obviously no footy team in Wakefield so became a Leeds fan as a young lad in the late 80s old Div2 days, mostly as my dad was a Leeds fan. Suffice to say, Leeds would be considered my local team anyway.
Happy to meet you all here, and look forward to banter about all things Leeds United. This place seems to be one of the more friendlier Leeds fan forums out there.
-Peter MOT ALAW
In the 1966-67 season they had built a good, young side and only wanted a couple of additions to be a top side.
That summer a rumour spread around Sheffield that 'a club' from over the pennines were after Mick Jones ...
United fans were distraught, "If they sell him I'll never support them again," they all said. "If Jones goes I go," said the manager, John Harris." "I'll support Leeds," I said.
October 7 1967 was my first match as a Leeds supporter. We beat Chelsea 7-0.
We've had our ups and downs since but I've never wavered. MOT.