When I say football is back, I obviously mean club football, which means so much more than international. It was always this way but in recent years international breaks have become tedious and inconvenient. Elland Road will be bouncing today as Leeds look to keep the unbeaten run going, and it could well be a full house depending on late ticket sales today.
Sell-outs aren’t a thing of the past anymore and with around 400 tickets remaining for today’s game the entire lower section of Elland Road will be full, barring the away end which almost certainly won’t be. Leeds fans are in great spirit after the start to the season. Bags of new signings in both the first-team and in the youth ranks have freshened up the squad despite the likes of Chris Wood, Kyle Bartley and Liam Bridcutt all heading for new clubs. We still haven’t won a league game at Elland Road, two 0-0 draws against both Preston North End and then Fulham were followed by two very good 0-2 wins at Sunderland and then Nottingham Forest.
Tickets have been selling fast for the game today, a bundle with the Birmingham City game was put on sale by the club so fans can have cheaper tickets for both games, the Birmingham one a Tuesday night fixture. Burton came to Elland Road and put a good showing on and in all honesty were unlucky not to win the game, eventually Souleymane Doukara came off the bench to change the game. He first won a penalty and then scored as we broke away minutes later. It left us feeling a bit strange with the performance not matching the result and when we went to the Pirelli Stadium we were second best from start to finish, losing the game and losing the chance to get into the play-offs.