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From 1905
   
2011/12 Part 1 - Unrest and despondency
Ken Bates' decision to develop the East Stand at Elland Road at the expense of transfer activity infuriates fans
Part 2 - Warnock
The dismissal of Simon Grayson after a dismal 4-1 defeat at home to Birmingham leads to the pairing of Neil Warnock with Ken Bates
Part 3 - End of season blues
United's season ends in a whimper as they end with a record number of home defeats
Part 4 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and final table from the 2011/12 season

2010/11 Part 1 - Hello hello we're back again
United make their return to the Championship after three seasons in the wilderness and gatecrash the promotion chase

Part 2 - Losing their way
A dismal end of season run leaves the club narrowly missing out on the Play Offs but beating the champions on the final day
Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and final table from the 2010/11 season

2009/10 Part 1 - Our time at last?
Surely, surely, this would be the year
that United took the first steps back up the football ladder
Part 2 - Off field setbacks
Besides playing success, for Leeds United the 2009/10 season will be remembered for a number of behind the scenes controversies
Copy of the full judgement in the Levi v Bates court case
Part 3 - Cup highs and League lows
A famous victory at Old Trafford and two sterling performances against Spurs almost derailed United's promotion chances
Part 4 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and final table from the 2009/10 season

2008/09

Part 1 - End of the honeymoon
Time runs out for Gary McAllister when a poor run of form in November and December leads to the dreaded vote of confidence from Ken Bates

Part 2 - Bouncing back with Grayson
A former Elland Road player is appointed manager and revives a flagging season
Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and final table from the 2008/09 season


2007/08

Part 1 - Minus 15
United enter financial administration and endure a succession of setbacks as Ken Bates struggles to retain control
Part 2 - The fightback begins
Cleared to return to League action, United storm into an astonishing start before losing Gus Poyet
Part 3 - Return of the Mac
An old favourite returns to Elland Road to fire a revival of United's season which ends in failure at Wembley
Part 4 - Results
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 2007/08 season

pdf: Administration and aftermath - The Chronology
pdf: Letter from KPMG to creditors 24/7/07 laying out terms of the sale of the club to Ken Bates
pdf: The full text of the arbitration panel's decision on United's appeal against the 15-point penalty


2006/07 Part 1 - The stuff of nightmares
United slump into one of their worst seasons and Ken Bates sacks Kevin Blackwell
Part 2 - Into the abyss
Doomsday scenario as United are relegated to the third tier and go into administration
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 2006/07 season

2005/06 Part 1 - Bouncing back
United mount a promotion challenge and a miraculous comeback at Southampton
Part 2 - Momentum, bottle and the loss thereof

Squeaky Bum Time as the season brings the wobbles for first Sheffield United and then the Whites
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 2005/06 season

2004/05

Two of the new guns - Matthew Kilgallon and Simon Walton celebrate Walton's early goal at Reading on October 19 2004

 

 

Part 1 - A nasty dose of reality
United begin life outside the Premiership with a rebuilt squad, a new manager and little hope
Part 2 - Cometh the hour, cometh the man
Leeds stumble into more financial difficulties only to be saved by a controversial figure
Part 3 - Dawning of a new era
New money allows the fans to hope for better times ahead for Leeds United
Part 4 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and the final table from the 2004/05 season


2003/04 Part 1 - A season from Hell
United endure their worst start to a season for more than 20 years and see Peter Reid sacked after a 6-1 thrashing
Part 2 - What went wrong?
Leeds United underwent a financial collapse in the early years of the Millennium: Four Four Two charts the tale
Part 3 - Back from the brink
The club tottered towards disaster until a takeover brought them back from the edge of bankruptcy
Part 4 - End of an era
Eddie Gray inspires a revival before overseeing a final end-of-season collapse and relegation
Part 5 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and the final table from the 2003/04 season

2002/03 Part 1 - A new beginning?
15th in Premiership, FA Cup sixth round
Part 2 - Closing down sale
The early season honeymoon for Terry Venables is over as a genuine threat of relegation emerges
Part 3 - A great escape
Terry Venables is sacked, Peter Reid takes over as manager and the goals of Mark Viduka save United

2001/02 Part 1 - Pacesetters
United emerge as genuine title contenders and buy a legendary striker
Part 2 - The Leeds United trial
Woodgate and Bowyer face the music after an act of mindless thuggery
Part 3 - A season falls apart
The early season promise turns to ashes and a fifth place finish ends a dream
Part 4 - A summer of change
David O'Leary is sacked and Terry Venables takes over as manager

2000/01 Part 1 - A wonderful adventure
Glorious nights in Europe
Part 2 - Champions League marvels
An amazing run takes Uniited to the brink of European glory

1999/00 Part 1 - Leeds back in contention
David O'Leary uses the money from the Hasselbaink sale to fund big money deals
Part 2 - Tragedy in Istanbul
Two United fans lose their lives in a dreadful evening

   

1973/74

Part 1 - Unbeatables
United put the disasters of May 1973 firmly behind them to set the pace with some of the best football in their history
Part 2 - An attack of nerves
The form, displays and discipline of the autumn evaporate in the tension of a spring title chase with Liverpoo
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Part 3 - Results
All the results, line ups, scorers, attendances, final table and transfers from the 1973/74 season


1972/73 Part 1 - Rebuilding from the back
Don Revie moves into the transfer market to solve the knotty problem of having to replace two England international defenders
Part 2 - Defending the Cup
United begin their campaign ro retain the FA Cup they won for the first time in May 1972 with a marathon encounter with Norwich City
Part 3 - The Revie-Clough wrangle
The early months of 1973 were dominated by irritable bickering between the managers of Leeds United and Derby County
Part 4 - The Revie for Everton affair
Don Revie was in bits after the Sunderland debacle and was tempted by a new start at Everton as United prepared for the Cup Winners Cup final
Part 5 - Results

All the results, line ups, scorers, attendances, final table and transfers from the 1972/73 season

1971/72

Part 1 - Exiles
The FA closes Elland Road for a month and United show some signs of fatigue
Part 2 - The Asa Hartford affair
One of the most extraordinary failed transfer stories of all time puts the future career of a promising midfielder at risk
Part 3 - Super Leeds
Possibly the most memorable period in United's history brings an astonishing spell of form, the Cup and more League heartbreak
Part 4 - Results

All the results, line ups, scorers, attendances, final table and transfers from the 1971/72 season


1970/71

Part 1 - Off like a train
United recover from the heartbreak of missing out on the treble to set the pace in the new season
Part 2 - The Jack Charlton affair
In one of the year's great sporting controversies, the United defender becomes the scapegoat for all the game's ills
Part 3 - Colchester, Tinkler and Fairs success
Another championship chase comes to nought, but there is at least some silverware as consolation
Part 4 - Results

All the results, line ups, scorers, attendances, final table and transfers from the 1970/71 season


1969/70 Part 1 - From ironclad defence to fluent attack
United break the British transfer record and break the club's scoring record in their European Cup debut
Part 2 - Treble heartbreak
United's hopes of a magnificent treble turn to dust in the face of impossible fixture congestion
Part 3 - Results
All the results, line ups, scorers, attendances, final table and transfers from the 1969/70 season

1968/69 Part 1 - Going for the one
Don Revie focuses his sights sharply on a first League title
Part 2 - Champions
United hold their nerve and their imperious form to outdistance Liverpool
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 1968/69 season

1967/68 Part 1 - The Revie effect
After Harry Reynolds' retirement Don Revie leads his men through a dominant autumn
Part 2 - The cups that cheer
United put the champion runners up tag behind them by securing two major trophies

Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 1967/68 season

1966/67 Part 1 - Injury ravaged but out of debt
Problems with the transfer market and injuries, a disastrous start and a big profit
Part 2 - Bridesmaids once more
A revival in form brings a late spurt for three trophies but inevitable disappointment again
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 1966/67 season

1965/66 Part 1 - Welcome to Europe
Inter Cities Fairs Cup debut ends in tragedy for Bobby Collins but United triumph
Part 2 - Runners up once more
So near and yet so far in both League championship and European competition
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 1965/66 season

1964/65 Part 1 - White riot
Leeds United emerge from the Second Division to shake up the First
Part 2 - Inches from glory
The Whites enjoy a remarkable season with a Wembley debut, but end up with nothing
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 1964/65 season

1963/64 Part 1 - Kicker conspiracy
Don Revie's brash young team and their controversial climb to the top of the Second Division
Part 2 - On the march at last
Leeds United return to the First Division after four years in exile by winning the Division Two title
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers and attendances and final table from the 1963/64 season

1962/63 Part 1 - Return of the king
United spend big to recapture the Gentle Giant
Part 2 - Dawning of a new era
The emergence of Don Revie's youth brigade allows John Charles to return to Italy

1961/62 Part 1 - The Real Thing
Don Revie opts for a change of colours to create new aspirations
Part 2 - The Difference
As United struggle against relegation, Don Revie gambles on an old war horse to revive the club's fortunes

1960/61 Here come the mugs
14th in Division 2, Don Revie takes over as manager

1959/60 Billy the Kid and a Fall from Grace
Jack Taylor takes over as manager, 21st in Division 1

1958/59 Winter of discontent
Bill Lambton appointed in one of the shortest managerial stays and signs Don Revie before departing

1957/58 Life after Charles
17th in Division 1

1956/57 Tilting at windmills
8th in Division 1, John Charles leaves for Juventus

1955/56

Promotion at last
Promoted from Division 2 as runners up

The 1956 promotion party is under way as Raich Carter pours out the champagne for John Charles, with Jack Charlton, Jimmy Dunn, Eric Kerfoot, George Meek and Grenville Hair among the others pictured


1954/55 Closest promotion race for years
4th in Division 2

1953/54 King Charles
Raich Carter takes over as manager, 10th in Division 2, John Charles record 42 goals

1952/53 The coming of Charles
10th in Division 2, Jack Charlton debut in April

1951/52 All change
6th in Division 2, FA Cup 5th round

1950/51 More of the same
5th in Division 2

1949/50 A Cup run at last
5th in Division 2 - FA Cup 6th Round

1948/49 Living dangerously
Major Frank Buckley takes over as manager, John Charles debut April 49, 15th in Division 2

1947/48 Freefall
18th in Division 2

1946/47 Plumbing the depths
Bottom of Division 1 and relegated - Willis Edwards takes over as manager April 47

1939-46 In disarray amidst the chaos
Official competition put on hold

1938/39 Bye bye Bert, Welcome back Wilf
Last season before World War II - 13th in Division 1

1937/38 That's more like it
9th in Division 1

1936/37 Pitiful
19th in Division 1

1935/36 Change of tack
Billy Hampson takes over as manager - 11th in Division 1 - FA Cup 5th Round

1934/35 Back to struggling
18th in Division 1 - Dick Ray resigns

1933/34 A quiet year
9th in Division 1

1932/33 First Division security
8th in Division 1 - FA Cup 5th Round

1931/32 The yo yo club bounces back

1930/31 Down to earth with a thump

1929/30 The big time
5th in Division 1 - best performance before Don Revie

1928/29 Comfortable
13th in Division 1

1927/28 Immediate return
Dick Ray takes over as manager - promoted from Division 2 as runners-up

1926/27 Third time unlucky
Relegated from Division 1 in 21st place

1925/26 On the brink
19th in Division 1

1924/25 A bit of a struggle
18th in Division 1

1923/24 A memorable year
Second Division Champions

1922/23 Getting closer
7th in Division 2

1921/22 Promising signs
8th in Division 2

1920/21 Back in the big time
Leeds United join League under - 14th in Division 2

1919/20 Disaster strikes
Leeds City expelled from Football League after 8 games for illegal payments

1915-19 Part 1 -1915/16 Springtime triumph as war wages on
A new syndicate takes over the running of the club, Herbert Chapman signs Fanny Walden and City win the Midland Subsidiary tournament
Part 2 - 1916/17 Chapman off but City move on
Herbert Chapman bids a temporary farewell, but Leeds win the Midland Principal championship
Part 3 - 1917/18 An astonishing success
On a wave of attacking brilliance, City scoop two league championships and beat Stoke to secure the title of England's unofficial champions
Part 4 - 1918/19 Peace at last
Herbert Chapman and George Cripps quit Elland Road but the wartime trophy trail continues a Leeds win the West Riding Senior Cup
Part 5 - Results
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and final tables from the First World War period

1914/15 Part 1 - Ravaged by war
An assassination in Central Europe throws the entire globe into turmoil and leaves football in a chaotic mess
Part 2 - Ten years in the making
City celebrate the tenth anniversary of their birth but start the season with a poor run of results
Part 3 - Erratic in the extreme
The Peacocks' form teeters on eccentrically through the spring and the season ends in a whimper
Part 4 - Results
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 1914/15 season

1913/14 Part 1 - A team to be feared
Herbert Chapman's men quickly earn themselves a reputation as a team to watch, achieving the club's record victory
Part 2 - Brink of glory
Despite a poor run in January, City push all the way in unsuccessful pursuit of promotion
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 1913/14 season

1912/13 Part 1 - A fresh start
Herbert Chapman takes over as manager and brings a new professionalism and big names to Elland Road
Part 2 - Revival
Jimmy Speirs finds his form and brings out the best in Billy McLeod who sets a new scoring record for City
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 1912/13 season

The 1911/12 squad - Back: Collins (trainer), Clarkin, Stead, Johnson, Cunningham, Heaney, Hogg, McDaniel, Murphy, Moran, A Roberts, R Roberts, Briggs, Foley, Fortune, Harbourne - Middle: H Roberts, Mulholland, Harkins, Cubberley, Scott-Walford (manager), Morris, Kelly, Enright, Croot - Front: Creighton, Affleck, McLeod, Gillespie, Bridgett

1911/12 Part 1 - Little to cheer
Amid fresh money worries, City endure a run of results that leaves them in danger
Part 2 - The end for Scott-Walford
The Peacocks lose their manager and are forced to apply for re-election after a disastrous run
Part 3 - Results
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 1911/12 season

1910/11 Part 1 - Play up, Ireland!
Scott-Walford brings in more Irishman, but City get off to a dreadful start
Part 2 - Mediocre, dull and uninteresting
City recover to achieve their best finish under Scott-Walford but it's a lacklustre season
Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and the final table from the 1910/11 season

1909/10 Part 1 - Slippery slope
Opening day win with Irish imports but a terrible autumn leaves City deep in trouble
Part 2 - Dismal and depressing
A grim struggle against having to apply for re-election ends happily but it was a close thing
Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and the final table from the 1909/10 season

1908/09

Part 1 - New broom sweeps clean
City make another great start under Frank Scott-Walford and hammer the Cup holders
Part 2 - Descent into depression
Exciting times in the Cup while City struggle to another disappointing League finish

Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances and the final table from the 1908/09 season


1907/08

Part 1 - Flattering to deceive
City top the Second Division table after a wonderful start but then their season collapses
Part 2 - Goodbye Gillies, Hello Scott-Walford
Gilbert Gillies throws in the towel after a disastrous season and it's back to the drawing board
Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 1907/08 season


1906/07 Part 1 - Unrest and a tragedy
Leeds City kick off their second season, put up with the criticism of fans and suffer a tragedy
Part 2 - A new star
Billy McLeod arrives at Elland Road and sparks a revival, but inconsistency brings a 10th place finish
Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 1906/07 season

1905/06 Part 1 - Where it all began...
Leeds City are formed from the ashes of Hunslet and gain election to the Football League
Part 2 - Up and running
City make their debut in the Football League and end up an extremely encouraging sixth
Part 3 - Results and table
All the results, scorers, teams, attendances, transfers and final table from the 1905/06 season