MOT Super Fans: The best of times as Leeds celebrates 100 years
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road and Thorp Arch
Leeds turned 100 today and while the great and the well-off are celebrating at a Legends night at Elland Road (£200-a-ticket), we thought we’d take things back to grassroots.
We asked our Super Fans, “What is your single best memory of being a Leeds supporter?”
Surprisingly, not everyone said “That Beckford goal” but Adam Elliott (@adam_elliott118) took us back to that thrilling day out at Old Trafford in 2010.
If you’ve watched the game since these opening words will take you right back to what was one of the biggest upsets in cup history – 42 places separated us from United back then. The gap is closing rapidly now.
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Beckford’s goal against Man United was electric but our form suffered afterwards and, after threatening to run away with the league (ring a bell?), we needed to win our last game of the season against Bristol Rovers to get into the Championship. Lee Scott (@LeeScott321) was at the game.
Promotion was on the mind of Nick Howe (@NickHow07209652), too. And, in a centenary year when returning to the Premier League is more than a real possibility, it’s a good time to head back down to the south coast.
Sometimes, as a football fan, it’s not what happens on the pitch, but what’s going on off it. For Daryl (@DarylRS29), it was a “fairly dull” game that was responsible for converting another fan to the greatest cause in the football world.
Here are the rest of the best memories from our loyal Super Fans…
Waz Moore (@Moorey73)
Adam Ross (@rossi_on)
Simon Gardner (@simamuofficial)
In other Leeds news, Bielsa confirms key first-team star will return from injury for Leeds v Birmingham