In Leeds We Trust: Every Leeds United fan knows how important Billy Bremner is to the club’s history

In its weekly column, the Board of the Leeds United Supporters’ Trust remembers true legend Billy Bremner in the week that marks the 23rd anniversary of his untimely death.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 11:45 am
The late, great Billy Bremner died 23 years ago this week.

at the time of writing this article, the result of the West Ham game isn’t known. So we won’t dwell on matters on the pitch.

However, the Trust will take the opportunity to remember the life of a great servant of the club, Billy Bremner, who passed away 23 years ago this week. He is memorialised outside the ground with his magnificent statue, and with the words that have since become a motto for Leeds players and fans alike - side before self, every time.

As Don Revie once said “no manager could wish for a greater leader or a greater player. If I was in the trenches at the front line, the man I would want on my right side is Billy Bremner”.

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Every Leeds fan knows how important Billy Bremner is to our history.

There was another sad loss just this week, with the passing of Alex Sabella. Leeds fans of a certain age remember him fondly and he went on to become a successful manager.

Also, when asked what success is for him, without being prompted in any way, he said it was being like Marcelo Bielsa, who he described as being an honest person with moral principles, working hard all day to improve players and showing dignity and integrity, regardless of the result of any single match.

We are very lucky to have such an admired individual as our manager.

Last week the Trust held a productive meeting with Angus Kinnear.

As usual, the minutes of the meeting were shared with our members shortly afterwards, because it is our members that we are mainly there to represent.

Many important subjects were discussed, with some of the main positive points coming out were that season ticket holders will get priority at any restricted capacity matches this season (through a ballot process), season tickets will be rolled over to 2021/22 at frozen prices (for the tenth year in a row, less any matches attended this season) and that those fans who gifted their remaining 2019/20 ticket refunds to the academy will receive an official club acknowledgement of this in the near future.

Other matters that came up included the recent removal of the famous Fullerton Park steps at short notice without saving them.

Angus acknowledged that, in future, fans groups will be consulted on important changes to the ground that form part of the club’s rich history.

Angus also confirmed that the ‘crowdies’ were being safely kept at Elland Road and will be returned to fans when it is safe and ‘practical to do so.

Adding your own voice to the Trust’s work is easy. Just visit our fancy new website at and you can become a member for just £10 per year.

Your membership fees help support our group of volunteers and gives us funds to work and campaign on behalf of our members and the wider fanbase, contribute to the local community and celebrate the legacy and heritage of our great club.

Marching on together.