Not Leeds reds, there weren't many of them in the city themselves - although there were a couple of coachloads went regularly, but in the main it was the other towns and pit villages.
Why was it bad in 75? Was it? The Man utd wasn't in isolation that season, there were 3 or 4 that were up there. The Man City game when they opened the South Stand was very bloody. Liverpool, Newcastle were all really bad violence wise.
Thing was by 75, doc's red army was in full swing. They'd wrecked everywhere in the second division the season before - they were massive and ran the trains on a Saturday (something that lasted until 78ish), if you were Leeds you had to be careful, we had nothing like their numbers away from home. We got a hard time everytime we went to OT, that season was the first time I went there. It was bad, 78 night game was worse.
In Leeds, they never had the run of the place, but in 75 you had a new generation of fans in leeds - loads of who had had a hard time, they (the Mancs) were seen as very local - more so than Bratfud or the rest of the dwarves - and lets be honest - they (the Mancs) were the biggest and baddest after what they did the season before.
Every nutter in town turned out for them, even them who didn't like football. And they arrived in groups from all over very early.
And the Police for once, just walked away and let it happen (as was the case most everywhere BUT Leeds) back then, and then stepped in cleaned up the leftovers.
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