BAYERN MUNICH 2 LEEDS UNITED 0 – 1975 European Cup Final, Parc des Princes, Paris 28th May 1975

There is little doubt that the Leeds United side from 1965-1975 was one of the greatest the world has ever seen. Not as captivating as the Brazilian side of 1970 and not as successful as the Liverpool side of the 70’s and 80’s but for a ten-year period were as dominant a force as there

SCOTLAND 0 BRAZIL 0 – Group B – 1974 World Cup – Waldstadion, Frankfurt

Scotland entered this clash in a quandary as to how to approach the match. Following their 2-0 stroll against Zaire in their opening fixture, they were now up against the World Champions from four years earlier. The Brazilians had struggled in the opening match only earning a goalless draw with Yugoslavia. With the Yugoslavs taking

SCOTLAND 2 ENGLAND 0 1974 Home International Championship – Hampden Park 18th May 1974

The annual climax to the domestic season was an occasion which would see the handing over of the baton to Scotland as the dominant British force in the international game. Although England still led the Home International Championship, a win for the Scots would give them the title and send them off as Britain’s sole

AC MILAN 1 LEEDS UNITED 0 1973 European Cup Winners Cup Final Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Salonika 16th May 1973

(This piece was originally posted on ClarkeOneNil) It’s hard to imagine a side entering a European Final in such low spirits, but as Leeds United entered the field of play at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Salonika for their Cup Winners Cup Final against AC Milan, the clouds hanging over the side were as heavy as those

LEEDS UNITED 0 SUNDERLAND 1 1973 FA Cup Final Wembley Stadium 05/05/1973

(Originally Published on Clarke One Nil) Being a Leeds United fan has meant taking the rough with the smooth more often than most other teams. Despite a relatively glorious history, we all know it could have been so much more. Rudyard Kipling could have written “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat

LEEDS UNITED 1 ARSENAL 0 1972 FA Cup Final – Wembley Stadium 06/05/72

(A version of this post was first published on the Leeds United Blog Clarke One Nil in May 2011) As a child I was given a book by my Granddad which I feel has shaped my fascination with sport. I’m not sure where it came from, and why he gave it to me but I am convinced