By Keith Ingham
After another defeat left Leeds in 'limbo land' or mid table. I decided to write this open letter to our prospective new owner if this ongoing takeover ever gets completed.
I wanted him to know why this Leeds fan thinks it is so important to get in position a board that will think of the team first for a change and why I first became a follower of the greatest team in the world, in my opinion.
It started back in 1974, high in the Gelderd End (Revie Stand) that I fell in love with Leeds. That love has continued for forty years and like our song has had it's 'ups and downs, ups and downs. I think of those days fondly even though most of my early years I would return home with the backs of my legs slightly damp due to somebody relieving themselves in the packed Kop. If you can get through that and see the funny side of it nothing else can tempt you away from the theatre of hope.
I've seen trophies lifted, brilliant players, the Revie team that was never given the credit it deserved, the fallow years in the eighties when times were hard and confidence low through to the emergence of Wilkinson's team that became the last League Champions before the Premiership came and lastly O'Learys 'babes' who swept Europe aside only to fall at the last hurdle in the Champions League. Great highs and lows of this wonderful club.
The fall of this once mighty club is well documented. We gambled and when it went wrong we nearly paid the ultimate price, the club we loved. I'm only one fan but my sentiments provably are echoed by tens of thousands. This deal needs to be done and quick before another season goes by without progress where it matters on the pitch. We applaud your efforts to raise the profile of the club and grow closer to the fans that matter through your work within the community.
The last thing I must say with pride and passion, please Mr Haigh make memories in the future so we don't just remember our glorious past.
Let's make this club great again
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