By Andy Gregory
This week we are talking to Marc Bracha, a 39 year old Yorkshireman exiled in Norwich, where he lives with his partner Sharon, and 11 month old twins, Frankie & Ellie. Marc is currently in the process of writing Ian Baird’s biography. He follow's Leeds home and away and has only missed the Bristol City game this season.
How long have you supported Leeds?
For as long as I can remember, my Dad took me to Elland Road at an early age.
What is your favourite memory?
The 1989/90 second division title winning season. Very special times when Leeds finally delivered after many frustrating seasons of mediocrity. Strachan’s goal against Leicester at Elland Road will stay with me forever, as will John Helm’s legendary piece of commentary.
Favourite player past and present?
Past: John Sheridan. Present: Luciano Becchio
If you could bring one player from any era back to the club, who would it be and why?
Billy Bremner, although I never saw him play he WAS Leeds United. Video’s of Billy I have watched and things I have read leave me in no doubt he is the greatest player to play for the club. Although Jon Howe’s new book may prove otherwise.
Best goal scored by a Leeds player?
I would have to say Tony Yeboah’s volley against Liverpool, although there have been so many.
Do you think the takeover will happen? How important do you think it will be?
It is imperative, the atmosphere at Elland Rd is dead, the squad is threadbare and we cannot progress without it happening. Whether it will or not, I have my doubts to be honest.
What are your thoughts on LUST and what they have done so far?
I was openly critical of LUST back in the summer but I have grown to appreciate the work Gary and the people have done. We need a voice and because the fans have been divided, LUST give an opportunity for the fans to unite once again.
How would you sum up our season so far?
I am happy with the position we are in bearing in mind the squad was put together late on in the summer and the opposition we have faced. To go 6 unbeaten in the Championship takes some doing.
Which player has impressed you most this season?
Without doubt, Sam Byram. Has come from nowhere and showed maturity and class beyond his years.
Warnock has again stated his desire to bring someone in on loan, who would you like to see come in?
That’s a difficult one, he will only bring in someone who’s better than what we have got but can he do that with the money available? I’m not so sure. I would like to see Max Gradel but that’s never going to happen.
If the takeover is completed, which two players would you like to see join us in January?
Again, Max Gradel and Craig Mackail Smith
How would you describe our current team?
Lacking in pace but full of fight and spirit.
Where do you think we will finish this season?
I believe we will finish in a play off place IF the takeover materialises we can bring in quality to ensure
we can build on a very decent start. We just need to keep in touch over the next 8 weeks.
Which game are you most looking forward to this season?
Ipswich away is one I enjoy, not far to travel.
Score prediction for the Birmingham and Southampton games?
Leeds 3 Birmingham 2, Leeds 2 Southampton 1
Anything else you would like to add?
Let’s keep the faith and stick together in what are quite difficult times with various goings on.
WE ARE LEEDS
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