Enjoy these memories from Leeds United's 1982/83 season. PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Enjoy these memories from Leeds United's 1982/83 season. PIC: Varley Picture Agency

The season Leeds United proved a point without posing a promotion threat

It was a season which Leeds United proved a point without ever posing a serious promotion threat.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Friday, 25th September 2020, 8:04 am

The Whites kicked off the 1982/83 campaign in unfamiliar surroundings - the Second Division, having been relegated from the top flight the previous season. Eddie Gray was the new manager and started reducing the wage bill by loaning Peter Barnes to Real Betis and selling Welsh international winger Carl Harris to Charlton Athletic for £100,000. It was a season which also saw teenagers make their mark. Defender Neil Aspin, striker Tommy Wright, winger Mark Gavin, as well as midfielders John Sheridan and Scott Sellars all experienced first team football. The Whites only lost eight league games but never posed a serious promotion threat as they drew 21 times. Enjoy these rarely-seen photos showcasing a season of new starts and new faces. READ MORE: 23 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1982

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