Leeds fans react to new Amazon documentary
The new Leeds docu-series Take Us Home was released on Amazon overnight and keen fans are already bingeing on it.
It chronicles Marcelo Bielsa’s first season in charge and what a rollercoaster it was.
From the Spygate scandal through to the Daniel James January transfer debacle (episode three), culminating in misery as Leeds missed out on promotion by finishing in third and losing to Frank Lampard’s Derby in the play-offs, Take Us Home has everything but a happy ending for Leeds fans.
We’ve seen the first episode and it’s brilliant – well produced and a must-watch for any football fan, let along the legion of Leeds supporters.
We’re going to take the view that Episode 6 (the end of the current series) is merely the halfway point of a journey back to the Premier League with Bielsa, and we’re going to try and ignore the heartbreaking image of Daniel James holding up a Leeds shirt before his transfer collapsed.
In the meantime, the reaction from Leeds fans has been overwhelmingly positive, although one said she cried so much she burned the skin round her eyes.
One person who comes out of it really well is Victor Orta and, for a man who’s taken a battering in the past from some Leeds fans, we think this is the moment he becomes an Elland Road legend.
You can watch the series now on Amazon by clicking here.
Here are the best reactions on Twitter:
— James Snead (@sneadz111) August 16, 2019
Having watched 2 episodes of ‘ Take Us Home ‘ not only am I hooked but I’m certain there is no way Kiko will cost us as many points as BPF did! How have we just got £3.5M for him. Nice lad. Terrible Keeper ⚽️ #lufc #mot
— Lewy Pearce 🏆 (@LewyPearce) August 16, 2019
I'm only 3 episodes in but I cried so much watching Take Us Home that I've actually burnt the skin around my eyes. Love this club and city #LUFC
— Rebecca Kellett (@RebeccaKellett7) August 16, 2019
— Daryl 🈯️ (@DarylRS29) August 16, 2019
If you watch this as a neutral and don’t finish it as a Leeds fan, there’s something wrong!
I didn’t think I could fall in love anymore with Leeds… This has got my heart though! Awesome documentary, alternative ending coming season 2! @thecitytalking @lufc #lufc #TakeUsHome pic.twitter.com/Fg5Iw77EyH
— Leeds Everywhere 🌍 (@LeedsEverywhere) August 16, 2019
Three episodes in to the documentary already. Victor Orta has come across really well and you can’t not love his passion. He feels football and feels what it means to be Leeds. Lot of respect for him and the work he puts in. #TakeUsHome #lufc
— TheYoungPeacock (@young_peacock) August 16, 2019
Orta’s passion for the club is really highlighted in the ‘Take Us Home’ series!
What a guy 🙌#lufc
— LUFCFANZONE (@Iufcfanzone) August 16, 2019
First episode finished of Take Us Home: Leeds United, to everyone who slagged off Orta, let’s not forget he’s the one who got this genius to our club, we are lucky to have him, and when he leaves and he will, he will if touches the hearts of everyone in this city #LUFC
— Thomas (@tommorley27) August 16, 2019