Dave Tomlinson is a lifelong supporter of Leeds United. He grew up at a time when Leeds were seen as either Beautiful Losers or Dirty Leeds, depending on your inclination.
He remembers to the day when he caught the Leeds bug: 18 March 1970, when they faced Standard Liege at Elland Road in the old European Cup. Dave watched the game on his parents’ little black and white television and was struck by how unlucky Leeds were, pounding away at the Belgian defence but having to be content with a single goal.
The course of the next month sealed it for Dave as Leeds stumbled through their infamous Treble heartbreak experience.
He established his mightyleeds.co.uk website in 1999, with the aspiration of it being, in his words, ‘the definitive history of the club’. It’s certainly an in-depth piece of work, revealing an amazing level of research and capitalising on Dave’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the club and its doings.
Dave is a Finance Director in the NHS, and lives with the love of his life, Adele, their three dogs and ferocious cat, in Birmingham.