Leeds United fans have suffered more than most.
They missed out on their club being promoted back to the Premier League after 16 long years in the wilderness.
They also missed out on seeing their club make its return to the Premier League when they witnessed a thrilling 4-3 defeat to Liverpool in the first game of the season at Anfield.
It’s been a tough year but it looks like there might be finally light at the end of the tunnel.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay relayed some excellent news from BBC political journalist Paul Waugh on Monday.
Waugh said, “@MattHancock in answer to @hilarybennmp all but confirmed that Leeds will go into Tier 2 from Tier 3. Very, very strong hint that would happen. So for some of the country, good news this Weds.”
Phil Hay quote-tweeted the post saying “Good news” and plenty of Leeds fans have reacted.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) December 14, 2020
If Leeds do get moved into Tier 2 then it means that Elland Road can open its doors again finally, albeit only to 2,000 fans.
But, while Leeds get to celebrate, other areas are going to suffer, with London set to move into Tier 3, which would signify the closure of all the capital’s stadiums.
The ruling is going to come too soon for the Newcastle game on Wednesday night but it would see fans back into Elland Road just after Christmas, for the Burnley game on December 27.
The only issue then is how to allocate the tickets.
That’s for another day though. For now, these fans are thrilled to celebrate what will hopefully be the first step into getting Elland Road full again…
Great news. Genuinely think second half v West Ham might have played out differently with some fans there. They'd have pushed the team on a bit.
— Phil Harrison (@MrPMHarrison) December 14, 2020
God I hope so. Leeds can have fans visiting then to add some well needed noise
— Kevin Hall (@KevinHa72309709) December 14, 2020
100%. Personally think it encouraged Chelsea against us to look up, press forward and that excitement of the crowd going forward in attack is like an extra man calling out to seek passing opportunities and build up play
— leedsnewsunited🏆 (@leedsnewsunited) December 14, 2020
My dream of seeing Burnley in the flesh lives on 🤩
— Mark (@connor_mjc) December 14, 2020
— amelie 🤠 (@ameliegracex) December 14, 2020
Oh to be one of the lucky ST holders that gets picked 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Katherine (@KLS_91_) December 14, 2020
Any spares? Will Pay double 👍🏼
— Matt Hill 🏆 (@MattyHill83) December 14, 2020
See you at elland road Phil
— SJH ® (@SJHSPORTS) December 14, 2020
— Sean Roqué le Beauchamp VI (@Le_Roque_Show) December 14, 2020
— . (@murderbaIl) December 14, 2020
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa admits that Leeds have a big problem ahead of clash v Newcastle