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    The Damned United

    On now BBC4 HD.

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    Correction, it should be on now (according to listings), but snooker on......

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    How long does popcorn 🍿 last once you've opened it. 😕😡

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    No beer?

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    I used to go out with a cinema usherette addicted to spoonerisms... "get your cock p o r n here"

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    Its still a great film (not movie of course, its a film lol).
    But why oh why did they get Stephen Graham to play Billy Bremner, and why did they get Timothy Spall to play Peter Taylor ?.

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    Not sure why the team from that era gets labelled even know with such negativity in the mainstream media.

    In many respects they were ahead of their time and to come from a generally average background prior to Revie to being dominant was some achievement.

    Few teams in the modern era with bigger squads, more money and more subs have sustained such success over a 7 to 8 year period.

    They also donít get the credit for the football they played. The idea that Leeds were thugs and everyone else were angels is ludicrous. Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Spurs and a Arsenal (to name but a few) could all mix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    Not sure why the team from that era gets labelled even know with such negativity in the mainstream media.

    In many respects they were ahead of their time and to come from a generally average background prior to Revie to being dominant was some achievement.

    Few teams in the modern era with bigger squads, more money and more subs have sustained such success over a 7 to 8 year period.

    They also donít get the credit for the football they played. The idea that Leeds were thugs and everyone else were angels is ludicrous. Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Spurs and a Arsenal (to name but a few) could all mix it.
    I still get that phrase casually thrown around at work regularly - even from younger 'fans' of other teams. I think a lot of it is just lazy 'banter' and prejudice, and lack of knowledge of the football played, but i do think the hardness of that team, added to the behaviour of some of our fans then and subsequently into the 80s, meant the club was easy to attack on that basis.

    They really ought to get over it by now but i like the reclaiming of the phrase for ourselves on the game day after we got promoted.

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