Lee Dixon: Elland Road is the loudest ground I've ever played at
Amazon Prime pundit Lee Dixon has claimed that teams need to beware of Leeds United next season, with fans back in Elland Road.
The former Arsenal right-back was part of the panel for the Leeds United vs Brighton game on Saturday.
It was an afternoon to forget for the Whites as they lost the contest 2-0 and failed to create any telling goal-scoring opportunities.
Dixon was disappointed by their performances but threw a positive spin about next season by speaking about the return of fans to Elland Road for the first time since the Whites secured promotion to the Premier League.
Per the Yorkshire Evening Post, he said, “Do you know what’s going to happen next year as well? Hopefully fans are going to be back at Elland Road – the loudest ground I have ever played at.
“Home and away, abroad, ask me, loudest ground? Elland Road, the acoustics there are frightening, you can’t hear yourself speak. You can’t hear your partner talking to you.”
Marching on together
Dixon is right, Elland Road on a matchday is the loudest place in town, and we cannot wait to see fans back inside this historic stadium.
Playing our first season back in the Premier League without any fans to watch live felt kind of incomplete and the players have also spoken about it.
The supporters at Elland Road are like the 12th man for Leeds United and we’ve seen it buoy the players into going the extra mile to secure the result.
Marcelo Bielsa’s style of football is also something worth getting behind.
If the plans to have fans inside stadiums for the last home game of the season go ahead, we could have the perfect swansong for what has been an incredible year in the top flight.
Many expected us to get beaten by the superior teams and fight relegation but we’re in contention to finish in the top half and are doing so with a certain swagger about our play.
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