‘School’s out forever’, as Alice Cooper once famously sang.
If, you’re too young to know who Alice Cooper is, ask your parents.
Ever since it was demolished there have been rumours about what is going to happen to the site, now it seems we have an answer. The old Matthew Murray High school site has been sold to Leeds United with plans afoot for the club to turn it into a new training centre.
In an announcement after the deal was made, United CEO Angus Kinnear said:
“Today’s announcement is an exciting one for Leeds United which will hopefully enable us to build a world-class facility, aimed at creating a talent development pathway for young people who live in the inner city. We believe we can create something that will benefit the entire local community and I look forward to sharing those details with everyone in the coming weeks”
Leeds United fans were delighted at the news and they took to Twitter when it came through.
Love this club mot alaw ????????
— Stephen Maher ???????? (@stevemaher34) September 18, 2019
Definitely wouldn’t have been accepted (or even proposed for that matter) under Bates, Cellino etc. Fantastic for the club. Well done lads @andrearadri
— Nathan H ???????? (@nathlufc23) September 18, 2019
Great work Angus.
— Jonathan Hill (@JontyHill14) September 18, 2019
We have a football club that is supporting the city, it’s fantastic and will no doubt provide economic growth for the city in return!
— WACCOE (@danrmount) September 18, 2019
You even had some fans trying to give it a name, with some rather persuasive arguments.
If it’s not called the Bielsa training facility I don’t want to hear it.
— Albert (@Albertlufc) September 18, 2019
Announce the Dave Hockadome. #lufc
— Dietrich (@ItsDietrich) September 18, 2019
It needs to be called bielsas paradise or we riot
— samuel gallagher (@samuelgallaghe2) September 19, 2019
And one guy who was certainly trying to be creative with how to use it.
Can we buy it on the cheap and sell it back to us for like 100 million just to keep ffp in check..
— Andy Loone ???????? (@Looneysback) September 18, 2019