It certainly is a welcome change to how things were in ‘the good old days’.
When Leeds United were more or less universally hated by other footballing fans. Whether it be the hangover from the ‘Dirty Leeds’ side of the 60s and 70s, or the Schadenfreude of our demise in the early 2000s, it’s fair to say that we were never everyone’s cup of tea.
However, things are slightly different these days. We’ve got an exciting style of play and are providing a bit of ‘fresh air’ to those outside the circles at Elland Road. And that niceness has started making its way into the media as well.
Speaking on talkSPORT, former Scotland forwards Ally McCoist and Alan Brazil couldn’t speak about us highly enough, even suggesting that we might be some people’s ‘second team’:
⚪️ Alan: “A lot of people will have Leeds now as their second team!”
😍 Ally: “My youngest has informed me Leeds are now his second team!”
Alan Brazil & Ally McCoist think people are becoming #LUFC fans due to their PL performances! 👀
Are they your 2nd team? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/u0wB78arPe
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 7, 2020
Is it weird to hear people being kind to Leeds?
It just goes to show you what you can achieve when you’ve got everything in place to make a successful team. A great manager, an owner that’s funding some promising transfers, and the players who are offering up some entertaining football. Long may it continue I say.
What about you? Are you feeling any more love for Leeds United than you were a couple of years ago?