Leeds United are currently enjoying a spectacularly entertaining season. Not only are the Whites in the thick of the Championship title hunt, but Marcelo Bielsa has also introduced a scintillating style of football to the club, and the emergence of talented youngsters like Jack Clarke has captured fans’ imaginations.
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Throw in the drama of ‘Spygate’ and it’s not hard to see why Elland Road is being packed to the rafters week in, week out. According to ex-Leeds and England full-back Danny Mills, no less should be expected from the Yorkshire club and their loyal support.
Speaking on the LS11 podcast on March 6, as quoted by HITC, Mills said of the club’s ground, Elland Road: “Everyone at Leeds and I have been there quite a lot this season, I still say to anybody, it’s still one of the best atmospheres around…It’s genuine fans, old school, getting behind their team, no matter what.”
The fans can play a huge role for Leeds this season. As the run in approaches, in a title chase likely to go down to the wire, the pressure will begin to grow on the squad. At such times, the support of the fans can give the players a much-needed boost.
Creating a loud, passionate atmosphere at Elland Road can also help Bielsa’s side turn their ground into something of a fortress. The points they pick up at home between now and the end of the campaign could make all the difference.