It’s that familiar deflationary Leeds United feeling, but with a few additional puffs of positivity into our new season balloon.
The first issue of The Square Ball’s twenty-eighth season is available to buy now online, or from one of our friendly sellers outside Elland Road before the games against Preston and Fulham.
There’s more to Leeds United than promotion.
There’s a fresh feeling at Leeds United, like we’ve never played a home league game ever, or at least, like the worst of the last five years since Simon Grayson was sacked never happened.
Look what football is doing to Leeds United; look at Samuel Saiz.
Leeds United started the season by answering a question we haven’t even thought to ask for years: is it going to be exciting now?
Tense? Nervous headache? That’s either the start of a new football season, or it’s Leeds United’s chairman doing the rounds of the media.
Elland Road is still pre-makeover, and Leeds United is not yet brand new. Samuel Saiz is pretty new, though.
The quandary for Leeds United, as they try to set ticket prices, is that they’re a football club trying to compete within a league structure that continues to seriously deviate from reality.
If there is one current Leeds United player you do not want to meet roaming the countryside on a dark night, it’s Gaetano Berardi.
After all, this is the player who, when he was at Sampdoria, was nicknamed The Werewolf, because of the way he changes when he’s near a football pitch.