In Leeds We Trust: "Work is not yet done, and there is much more to achieve"
And just like that, our first season back in the Premier League after 16 long years is down to the very last game.
After such a strong run to end the season, and a top half place secured, the only loose end left to tie up is an already relegated West Brom at home.
But the reason this match is of particular interest is not so much to do with the events on the pitch, but rather in the stands, as we will see fans back in Elland Road for the very first time since Huddersfield at home in March of 2020.
Since then we’ve seen a promotion, and a comfortable season in the top flight with new faces like Rodrigo, Raphinha, Llorente and Koch yet to hear Leeds fans roar as a goal flies in. For that reason, if you happen to be one of the lucky few who have secured a ticket on this occasion, make sure that you bring your masks, your photo IDs, and make the best first impression possible before the rest of us can join you and show them the full scale of chaos a packed out Elland Road can be.
As we approach this final game it’s worth reflecting on just how successful this season has been. A squad made up largely of players who only three years, ago just about good enough for a mid-table Championship finish, has gone head to head with the best English football has to offer, sometimes we’ve won, sometimes we’ve lost but we’ve never compromised. Its been said by plenty of pundits and analysts that we were the league’s greatest entertainers, and for good reason.
And as we look forward to this next season, in which we once again will see our side tested against the very best, that’s perhaps the one thing we can be absolutely certain of. If nothing else, its going to be spectacular. With Marcelo Bielsa at the helm, it could never be anything less.
Ultimately, that’s all we can ask for from the players and coaches as football fans. That they give everything every week when they pull on that shirt, and that they give us a display that we can be proud of. More than anything else that is Bielsa’s greatest achievement, this Leeds United team is one that we can be extremely proud of and will no doubt be talking about for years to come.
But for now, presuming El Loco himself signs on that dotted line as we expect him to, the story continues. Work is not yet done, and there is much more to achieve. Having come so far already in these past three, who knows where we may end up in a few more years.
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Marching on together.