I would have probably preferred Derby, not that I think they are easy but Leeds scared me in the 2 games this season, thought they looked really good, premier league class even and they could have seriously out classed us at Wembley. Also I hate those Leeds bastards so I couldn’t bear to see them winning promotion at our expense, at least if Derby beat us I’d quite happily wish them well next season
So far I have only ever gotten to know one Leeds fan (through work) and she was a vile woman. As you said full of hate, she was just a nasty piece of work. It’s funny how often some people’s entire personality can be summed up by which team they support.
That said the only person I’ve encountered at work who was worse was actually the one bloke who was a villa fan