We love you Leeds, Leeds, Leeds by @YorkshireLawMan

Having come up with a cynical take on love for my last playlist, the topic of Leeds made me think more romantically and nostalgically for when that name sent a shiver down the spine of European football clubs… if only for the concern of what Alan Smith might do to them if they outplayed us.

This playlist, drawn from YouTube as suggested, is made up of members of the Leeds United squad that got to the semi-finals of the Champions League in the 2000-01 season. Stood (obviously not sitting!) in the North stand on midweek evenings with my sister, watching Leeds’ finest taking on some of the most decorated teams in Europe, was a joy I may not experience again.

I was tempted to ask if I could put an eleventh track in, but as we finished the tournament by having a man sent off, ten seems appropriate!

YouTube playlist


  2. KELLY Jones – Local Boy in the Photograph
  3. Pet Shop Boys – HARTE
  4. Franz FERDINAND – The Dark of the Matinee
  5. Delia feat MATTEO – Listen Up
  6. Oasis – Don’t Look BAKKE in Anger
  7. Toyah WIlLCOX – Echo Beach
  8. The SMITHs – Bigmouth Strikes Again
  9. KEANE – Bedshaped
  10. The Count – BATTY Bat

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