DFP – Head Script

1930s

1935-1936 Team
1939

1939-1940

With the international situation deteriorating rapidly there was little close season activity, and there were no new faces in the Leeds team which met Hunslet in the Lazenby Cup match at Headingley in mid-August. But the management were concerned over the persistent groin injury which had troubled Vic Hey for..Read More

1938

1938-1939

This campaign saw the complete disintegration of the famous back division of the middle thirties, and it was not until the closing months of the season that the management were able to show the foundations of the team of the future. During the close season there was only one signing..Read More

1937

1937-1938

This was another remarkably successful year with the team performing most creditably in all four competitions. Once again the Yorkshire Challenge Cup and the Yorkshire League Cup came to Headingley, we gained honour as runners-up for the League Championship, and made a very gallant showing in the R.L. Cup. Close..Read More

1936

1936-1937

Although strenuous efforts were made by the management to maintain the playing strength at a high standard in the hope of attaining further honours, particularly the League Championship which had so far eluded the Club, we had to yield the R.L. Cup and the Yorkshire Cup, and to find consolation..Read More

1935

1935-1936

1936!! This is the year which is richest of all in memories, for those who were in any way associated with the Club at that time it conjures up visions of the glorious Wembley Cup Final triumph, and glorious is the correct description because much of our football in that..Read More

1934

1934-1935

In view of the tremendous recruiting drive of the previous campaign close season activity was on a very reduced scale, so that the only important signing was that of Len Higson the prop forward. On Christmas Day Leeds were on top of the world. Consistently good performances had taken the..Read More

1933

1933-1934

The season opened on a sad note with the news that Joe Thompson had decided to retire from the game, at the age of 31. Thompson had been a such a tower of strength for so many years – he played his first game with Leeds at Headingley on February..Read More

1932

1932-1933

Football, indeed all sport, is full of unexpected thrills and disappointments. Triumph and disaster, those “twin-impostors”, go hand in hand. If proof were needed, it surely and certainly lies in the tremendous switch of fortunes which took place at Headingley between April 1932 and the same month in 1933. The..Read More

1931

1931-1932

The season opened in splendid fashion, gradually merged into a period of mediocrity and uncertainty, and finished in a blaze of glory with the winning of the R. L. Challenge Cup. Although the previous campaign had been quite successful the management paid particular attention during the close season to possible..Read More

1930

1930-1931

This was a memorable season. For the first time in the history of the Club two trophies were proudly brought to Headingley: the Yorkshire Challenge Cup and the Yorkshire Championship Cup. In addition, we gained second place in the Northern League Table, and finished as Runners-Up for the League Championship..Read More