Leeds United Service Crew

Leeds United have a well known football firm known as Leeds United Service Crew, in 1985 when football hooliganism was very popular in England, the BBC Six O’Clock News made a special report regarding the worst football firms causing mayhem up and down England, with Leeds United Service Crew listed amongst the worst five clubs.

The firm was closely associated with pubs around Leeds Corn Exchange and Calls such as the Star and Garter, The Scotsman, The Regent, Robin Hood, The Duncan, The Nag’s Head and The Snake Pit. Currently the The Regent is still open in Leeds.


On 11th May 1985 a 14 year old boy died at St Andrew’s Stadium when fans were pushed by police onto a wall which subsequently collapsed following crowd violence at a match between Birmingham City and Leeds United.

By the late 80’s the clubs reputation for hooliganism was so bad that they were drawn with non-league Telford United in an FA Cup third round tie, the Shropshire club refused to host the game at their Bucks Head ground, instead it was hosted in a neutral venue being the stadium which West Brom play.


Leeds United Service Crew were formed in 1974 and are stilling running to this day. The Firm was founded in Leeds, Yorkshire and is believed to have 1500-2000 members. Some of the biggest rivals of Leeds United Service Crew are Red Army, Millwall Bushwackers, Hull City Psychos, Chelsea Headhunters and Birmingham Zulu Warriors.


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