The club has done well with nostalgia recently.
With it being the centenary year, things have been kicked up a notch to mark the celebrations. However, this latest announcement wasn’t anything to do with the 100 years’ celebration.
Whilst it may not be as elaborate as the celebration box, or as fancy as the musical bottle opener (yes it is fancy, not tacky in any way), it was still enough to get Leeds fans reminiscing. A simple tweet was all it took.
Today marks the 73rd birthday of one of the club’s greatest ever players, Allan Clarke. Whilst he played over 300 times for the Whites, his most famous moment came in the 1972 FA Cup final where he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
Who put the ball in the Arsenal net………………………..
— kevh (@ss6kev) July 31, 2019
72 FA cup final is the first final I remember and Clarkes goal is still vivid.
— Martin Hepplewhite (@MartinHepplewhi) July 31, 2019
— Steve Lawrence (@super_leeds70) July 31, 2019
Naturally when presented with the opportunity, fans were never going to miss the opportunity to gush over one of the greats.
One of the best
— Jay (@jamieparsons76) July 31, 2019
Reckon he could still do a job! Mot
— Tyler (@LUFCTy) July 31, 2019
Whilst some fans took it merely for the occasion it was, the chance to celebrate one of the best to ever pull on that white famous white jersey, others took the opportunity to have a dig at the current team and their perceived lack of productivity from last year.
Could still do a better job than barn door
— The Big Show₍ᵤₙₘᵢ₎ (@EnochWellPlaced) July 31, 2019
Any chance you can offer him a one year contract
— Tony Walker (@TonywalkerTony) July 31, 2019
Might need him to put his boots on this season given our squad depth ????
— AW (@AWwhite1) July 31, 2019