MOT View: Sun journalist claim about returning fans may leave some Leeds ST holders out in cold
After the 3-0 win against Fulham on Saturday, we could only imagine how rocking Leeds United fans would have made Elland Road during and after the clash.
The Whites took a massive step towards promotion with the thrashing of the Cottagers, extending their gap to the play-offs up to eight points.
As long as promotion to the Premier League is secured, it wouldn’t matter whether it’s in first or second place, although we’d all like the title.
Leeds would be forced to lift the Championship title with no fans in the stadium, but that is a possibility that we have all learnt to accept.
The Whites need 14 points from a possible 21 in their final seven games and with three of the bottom four to play, there’s a big chance of that.
With potential Premier League football on the line next season, Leeds fans will be hoping that they will be allowed back in the stadiums.
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The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has shared that both the EFL and the FA need to find a way to initially reintroduce 25-33% of fans back into grounds before even considering full crowds.
Need to get 25-33 per cent in first. And avoid accidents. https://t.co/qskL6lb2Kw
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) June 29, 2020
According to Football Insider, Leeds have sold 16,000 season tickets for next season which means that more than 33% of their weekly crowds would be through that.
Leeds average a home crowd of 33,462 for each game at Elland Road, so they are closer to 50% according to Transfermarkt, meaning there wouldn’t be a clear section of fans that deserve to go back to games first.
It won’t be straight forward, and there would be many questions asked should they decide to single out certain fans before others.
In other Leeds United news, our MOT Super Fans have picked out their saints and sinners from the 3-0 win over Fulham