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The Leeds Movement
THE LEEDS
MOVEMENT
SO THERE I WAS,
STANDING NEXT TO
BILLY BREMNER’S
STATUE OUTSIDE
ELLAND ROADWITH
MARK LAWSON AND
A BBC PRODUCER
TALKING ABOUT THE
GREAT LEEDSWRITERS.
IT WAS LIKE ALL MY CHRISTMASES – OR
CHANUKAHS – HAD COME AT ONCE. MARK
INVITES ME TO TOUCH BILLY’S BOOTS,
WHICH I SECRETLY REFLECT WON’T MAKE
FANTASTIC RADIO. AT THE START OF OUR
CONVERSATION – LATER AIRED ON RADIO
FOUR’S ‘YOU AND YOURS’ PROGRAMME –
WE TALK ABOUT THE UPCOMING CARLING
CUP CLASH AGAINST M********* U*****.
OR, IN MARK’S WORDS, ‘A TEAM I’M NOT
ALLOWED TO MENTION FOR RELIGIOUS
REASONS’. THE TWOTRIBESOF LEEDS AND
MANCHESTER HAVE BEEN WARRING FOR
CENTURIES. INTERMSOFFOOTBALL, LEEDS
IS A ONE-CLUB CITY AND MANCHESTER
HAS TWOGREAT CLUBS.
By
Anthony
Clavane
Writer of Sports
Book of the Year
2011