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Paul Robinson has said that it would be devastating for Leeds fans if they couldn’t watch their club in the Premier League next season.
No one knows when fans will be allowed back into stadiums and a report in the Mail said that Premier League clubs were drawing up plans to play behind closed doors for the whole of next season.
It looks almost certain that the rest of this season will be played without fans if it happens at all.
Leeds are very likely to be playing in the Premier League next season for the first time since 2004.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, “It would be devastating for Leeds fans if we’re back in the Premier League and they can’t get into Elland Road.
“But as I’ve said numerous times, health has to come first.
“And, if Leeds are back in the Premier League and it means playing behind closed doors, even at training grounds, I think Leeds fans would take that.
“Gate receipts will be a big issue but they could maybe be made up by extra TV money – they’ll be broadcasting a lot more games if it’s all behind closed doors.
“When you start scratching the surface it’s so complicated. Who’s going to show the games? This is why everything’s taking so long to sort. The way football is broadcast is going to be affected for the next 18 months.”
Leed fans are hurting. Some are hurting so much that they’ve said they’d rather spend another season in the Championship if they can’t watch Leeds get promoted.
We don’t go along with this way of thinking and we know the majority of Leeds fans don’t either.
The main objective is Premier League football, however that happens at the moment.
But, as Robinson has said, safety comes first.
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