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1910s

1914-1915 Team
1919

1919-1920

Although no major honours came to Headingley this was a remarkably good season for those who wore the “blue and amber” jersey: Yorkshire Cup runners-up, Yorkshire League runners-up, and semi-finalists in the League Championship. The league programme opened at Fartown where, although Leeds met with defeat, there was much in..Read More

1918

1918-1919

The Emergency League continued on a 12-a-side basis for the opening months of the season, but with the cessation of hostilities on November 11th, the League Secretary, Mr. John Wilson, and his Committee made immediate arrangements for the resumption of a fully competitive League programme. This was arranged on a..Read More

1917

1917-1918

Owing to the unavailability of so many players because of Service duties teams were reduced to 12-a-side for the Emergency League. The season opened in a blaze of glory once again, with eight victories off the reel, and some were particularly convincing, though it must be borne in mind that..Read More

1916

1916-1917

The Emergency league Competition continued. Leeds experienced increasing difficulty in raising representative sides, and had to call on a far greater number of ” guest” players, but we had a most successful season, finishing once again as runners-up to Dewsbury. The campaign opened in splendid fashion with six consecutive victories,..Read More

1915

1915-1916

Competitive football had now been suspended for the duration of the war, and several clubs were unable to participate in the County Leagues which had been formed owing to the depletion of their playing strength. Clubs were not allowed to make any payment to their players. Leeds were fortunate in..Read More

1914

1914-1915

The season opened on September 5th in an atmosphere of tension and anxiety, for August had suddenly precipitated a world conflict that few had anticipated and none relished, a conflict which was to reveal latent resources in our national characteristics. And so it was with unpredictable Leeds!! The team rose..Read More

1913

1913-1914

Although this season could in no way be described as outstandingly successful the Committee certainly left no stone unturned in their attempts to build a powerful combination. Unfortunately a great deal of their efforts were eventually wasted as this campaign was to be the last one before the outbreak of..Read More

1912

1912-1913

This season which had little to offer in the way of outstanding achievements in the League or Cup Competitions was, however, notable in regard to additions to the playing staff. Amongst the many players who came to Headingley were three who were to have long and distinguished careers. Indeed, the..Read More

1911

1911-1912

There was a general air of expectancy when Hull were defeated in the opening League engagement as the Leeds team had been considerably strengthened during the summer through the signing of T. E. Thomas, F. W. Orchard, and F. Sullivan. “Drummer” Thomas who had been “bought” out of the Army..Read More

1910

1910-1911

During the close season there was great interest in the progress of the first Northern Union team to tour Australia and New Zealand, and Leeds followers rejoiced particularly over the fine displays of Fred Webster, who played in 14 out of the 18 matches of the tour. Billy Ward created..Read More