The latest instalment of our Leeds United book reviews is perhaps the easiest one yet, as Joe Mewis’ book ‘Leeds United On This Day’ is a bit like a tin of Ronseal.

Predictably, the book is full of memorable events from the history of Leeds United. Kind of like a hardback ‘word of the day’ calendar, Joe Mewis’ book is full of trivia for the Leeds United anorak to out-geek their friends with.

Rather than rant on about the overwhelming amount of immaculately researched trivia you can expect to find in this book, I’ll let the book sell itself with the entry for today (15th of October).

Saturday the 15th of October 1904

Leeds City played their first game at Elland Road, going down 2-0 to Hull City in a friendly. A month later, City would begin life in the Midland League as regular football returned to Elland Road for the first time since Holbeck went under after they lost a play-off to St. Helens which cost them a place in the Northern Union earlier that year.

The book is available to purchase now from Amazon (see link below), and with Christmas just around the corner, it should make the ideal stocking filler for Leeds United fans of all ages.

Leeds United on This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

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