Enjoy these photos from Leeds United's memorable 1986/87 campaign. PIC: YPN
Enjoy these photos from Leeds United's memorable 1986/87 campaign. PIC: YPN

Memories of a Leeds United season to remember for Billy Bremner's barmy army

It was a season to remember but one which ended in despair and disappointment for Billy Bremner's barmy army.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 6:00 am

Bremner’s Leeds United were almost touched by magic towards the end the 1986-87 season but defeat in the FA Cup semi-finals and a shattering play-off final ruined a romantic tale. Neither loss was anything less than defeat pulled from the jaws of victory. Bremner was the first coach on a decade to get United to the last four of the FA Cup before being edged out in a five goal thriller against Coventry City. And a generation of fans will reminisce how the Whites came within seven minutes of being promoted back to the top flight. Enjoy these rarely-seen photos, plucked from the YEP archive and others published courtesy of Varley Picture Agency, of memories from the Cup run and the race for promotion. READ MORE: Memories from Leeds United's 1982/83 season

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