Leeds United have relaid their pitch after the club decided to implement a short-term fix with the Elland Road surface in a mess.
The real work will be done in the summer when the whole kit and caboodle gets replaced but in the meantime, Elland Road has a new surface that will hopefully bed-in in time for the next home game against Everton a week today.
The pitch was sourced from Premier League rivals Tottenham and went down over the weekend. It cost Leeds an eye-watering £300,000.
What do you get for that much money?
One Leeds fan tweeted a picture of the new pitch and it’s left other supporters drooling.
— Will (@lufcwill_) January 26, 2021
It had to be done.
The pitch was awful in the game against Brighton when we lost 1-0 and the Leeds players were seen resorting to long balls.
It was heavy and was cutting up, and it didn’t suit the Bielsa system at all.
By contrast, Leeds looked far more like the team we know and love in the first-half against Newcastle last night.
It’s a lot of money to spend for a short-term fix but if it wins us points and helps keep us up, it will be worth every penny.
Plenty of Leeds fans are impressed, both with the speed that it’s been laid and the quality of the surface.
And one fan hopes that it helps break the London curse that’s plagued Leeds for far too long.
Hopefully, we get used to playing on a pitch grown in London and it will improve our London form. ☺️
— James Rodgers 🏆 (@James_Rodgers1) January 26, 2021
The rest of the fans were happy just to marvel at the look of the new Elland Road carpet.
Here are the best of the rest of the reactions to the new pitch…
Looking amazing, hopefully it’ll take the beating it’s going to get over the next few months. Did they do anything to the drainage at all or just cleared the previous topsoil and replaced with this one?
— Jamie (@JammyMofo) January 26, 2021
Well you have to say that's magnificent https://t.co/JHTCg8Kke5
— Wolrab Mada (@AdamPaulBarlow) January 26, 2021
Done well out of Spurs lately, £9m for Jack Clarke and a pitch like a bowling green for £300k. I think letting them beat us 3-0 was the least we could’ve done to repay the favour
— ¡Premier League, Carajo! 🏆💙💛 (@Josh_T95) January 26, 2021
can you imagine the BUZZ you would get marking that out for the first time 😍
— Rusty Smith (@rustyasmith1) January 26, 2021
Looks almost like you’d expect to see at the start of the season on a glorious late summer day.
— Tony D (@AntDickinson) January 26, 2021
Absolute Carpet https://t.co/I12FXZkFYu
— Joshua Lomax (@joshua12lomax) January 26, 2021
Never been so excited looking at a bit of turf 😂😍
— MG (@555flashgorman) January 26, 2021
— Sam Huby💛💙 (@SamHuby1) January 26, 2021
— Jason Noon (@jasonnoon2003) January 26, 2021
Bielsa ball is back. £300,000 spent to stay up that will generate millions plus now an additional 50 million:-) Thank you Radz.
— CT (@CT97904894) January 26, 2021
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