To anyone outside of Leeds United the idea of a stand being opened for a game will seem standard, but inside Leeds United we know the situation, and the ghost stand of the upper east being open on a Tuesday night for a league game is simply wonderful.

Until last season the upper east was rarely open. Big cup games and the promotion game against Bristol Rovers stand out on their own as the crowds at Elland Road dwindled as the Premier League drifted into history rather than possibility. Last season things began to change. Massimo Cellino’s appointment of Garry Monk coupled with some brilliant form saw the upper east open most weeks at the back-end of the campaign, even if it wasn’t always full.

Tonight it certainly won’t be full but it’s open, a huge moment for the club and the fans. The last time a midweek league game saw the upper east open was over a decade ago, and tonight when you look up at the vast blue sea of seats you will see faces in the highest seats supporting the side. Leeds United are back on the map, we were last season and it seems to be snowballing this season under the new and impressive ownership of Andrea Radrizzani.

About Author

Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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