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1900s

1907-1908 Team
1909

1909-1910

1910!! This was the” Cup Year”, the year which brought reward for all the toll of the twenty which had gone before. The league record, too, was greatly improved with the team finishing in sixth place, but the story of this season is truly the story of that first great..Read More

1908

1908-1909

Although this season could in no way be regarded as successful from a playing point of view, there was cause for great satisfaction with the results of an extensive team building campaign. The efforts of the Committee were, however, not to meet with immediate reward. No less than four new..Read More

1907

1907-1908

The playing fortunes of the club reached a disastrously low ebb during this campaign. There was no silver lining, and no rays of hope in either the league or the cup competitions. There was a profit of £295 on the season’s work, but the average attendance at Headingley of 5,476..Read More

1906

1906-1907

At the Annual Meeting of the Northern Union on June 12th, another revolutionary step was taken with the decision to reduce the number of players in a team to thirteen. Further, with the object of maintaining interest in the League right up to the end of the season, it was..Read More

1905

1905-1906

The ever growing popularity of Association Football and the serious financial plight of many Northern Union Clubs led to a great deal of close season activity on the part of the administrators. Eventually a bold scheme of reconstruction was proposed: the merging of the two divisions into one main league,..Read More

1904

1904-1905

This was another successful year: the team gained fourth place in the First Division, there as a slight increase in the membership to 2,335, the average attendance was 9,022, and there was a profit on the season’s work of £151. With the pre-season signing of Phil Thomas, the Oldham centre,..Read More

1903

1903-1904

Promotion into the First Division led, quite naturally, to greatly increased support, and the membership rose from 657 to 2,267. This was very encouraging to the management who were able to point at the end of the year to a profit of £773. This was the first time the accounts..Read More

1902

1902-1903

This was a critical season for the Leeds Club. The Northern Union had now decided in favour of having two divisions of eighteen clubs each, and there was a great deal of dissatisfaction amongst the Leeds members when it was learned that the Club would only be re-admitted to the..Read More

1901

1901-1902

At the Annual Meeting of the Northern Union a number of the leading Yorkshire and Lancashire clubs formed the Northern Rugby League: Batley, Bradford, Brighouse Rangers, Broughton Rangers, Halifax, Huddersfield, Hull, Hunslet, Leigh, Oldham, Runcorn, Salford, Swinton and Warrington. Those clubs which had been excluded, particularly founder members such as..Read More

1900

1900-1901

This was almost a case of” as you were”, the playing record being identical with that of the previous season apart from the points scored” for” and” against”. On this occasion, however, the team did start on the winning track, gaining a splendid victory over Castleford at Headingley by 29..Read More