I’m still not 100% sure what makes a club a ‘big club’.
But if you want to dictate it by how many fans they take to even the smallest of events, then last night’s game at Old Trafford would be a pretty good indicator as to how big Leeds are.
The U18 side’s FA Youth Cup campaign came to an end last night as they fell 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford, but you could make the argument that the big story of the night didn’t happen on the pitch, but rather in the stands.
And when the footage of the fans made its way round to the supporters who didn’t make the trip across the Pennines, they were more than happy to jump on the bandwagon and throw their support behind the fans who did, with many of them agreeing that it was indeed a great indicator of just how big the club is.
Most teams don’t take that many to Leeds on a sat lol
— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown1964) February 5, 2020
1,400 on a weds night to an under 18s match!!! What a following we have!!! ALAW. COME ON LADS 💙💛
— SOPHIE LUFC 💙💛 (@LilyZach22) February 5, 2020
If ever a fanbase that deserves PL footballs it’s us ALAW
— Johnny Duggan (@JohnnyLUFCMan) February 5, 2020
So proud of my fellow Leeds fans and club. We are family #lufc living the dream
— richard walker (@rjwalkerskipton) February 5, 2020
Well done lads 👏👏👏👏👏 a fantastic performance by all. Shame about the result. 😢 it gave me goosebumps just listening to the following fans support. Well done to you all too 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
— Chris Friday (@Kirmit02) February 5, 2020
Wow got goosebumps watching this! I really am proud to be Leeds. Everything about this club is special. Well done young guns fantastic effort and well done 1,400 travelling fans fantastic all way through👏
— Jason Stevenson (@JasonStevo11) February 5, 2020
best fanbase itw 🙌
— KolasiTANK🎖️ (@badboykola) February 5, 2020
Best fans in the country by far MOT
— Billy 🦏 (@BillyLUFC7) February 5, 2020
How many of these young players will make their first-team debut by 2022?
Less than 5
5 or more
When you have fans of other teams pointing out how good it is, I think you’re onto something.