Leeds fans are getting ready to support twinned side Dortmund at the weekend when the Bundesliga restarts. 

It will be great to get some big league live football back on the TV but we’ve been kept going by some excellent retro specials during lockdown.

There’s been plenty of Leeds content broadcast on Sky Sports, BT Sport and the BBC in recent weeks, and now ITV is getting in on the party with an hour-long special at peak-time on Thursday night.

Titled “When Football Changed Forever”, the show delivers the story of Leeds’ triumph in the final top-flight season before the Premier League was established in the 92/93 season.

Leeds famously went on to beat big rivals Man United, winning the league by four points. Sheffield Wednesday finished third, three points back from United.

Don’t want to know how it all went down? Look away now…

Delightfully, it took a big collapse from United at the end of the season to deliver Leeds the trophy.

United were top of the league by two points and had a game in hand in mid-April, but only went on to win one more of their four remaining games.

Leeds, on the other hand, won all three of their remaining fixtures and won the last first division title before, as the show says, football was changed forever.

Eric Cantona signed for Leeds in the February of this season before moving onto United in November.

When Football Changed Forever is on ITV tonight 8-9pm – set your planner now and drink in the glory days under Howard Wilkinson.

If the wind blows the right way in the next month, Leeds should be on their way back to the top-flight and a renewed rivalry with Man United.

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