Surprisingly, it’s also home of one of the most popular 5-a-side football teams…Meanwood Men F.C. who play in the Goals Mens league. They were previously 5 times winners of the Goals Youth League and have now made the step up. Meanwood Men are known to have a bad disciplinary record, I should know…I’ve sent a few of them off.
Secondly, the word Meanwood is heavily associated with the areas somewhat successful five-a-side football team, Meanwood F.C. They had a reputation for foul play and for being a bit rough.
These origins have lead to people accusing those as rough or hard as being a “Meanwood Man”.
Also "Mean" wood also ascribed to the nature of the people who dwelt there, such as rogues, footpads, villains.