One of my first Leeds United memories was watching Steve Walsh net the only goal of a distinctly uninspiring 0-1 loss at Elland Road, but despite that, I have a certain affinity for Leicester City.
Primarily, the soft spot comes from the fact that one of my best friends is a huge Foxes fan, meaning I celebrated their Premier League win as much as a non-fan could, as well as all the various other successes they have enjoyed in the past decade or so, before their recent relegation. Given that so much of what Leicester have achieved in that time (along with that relegation) was either alongside Leeds, at the expense of Leeds, or directly (and negatively) comparable to the struggles we were going through at the same time, I feel like I should have more resentment towards those of the Filbert persuasion. How were Leicester, with all the limitations of a ‘smaller club’, able to succeed so much, attracting the world’s attention, while Leeds, with all our advantages, all our potential, floundered while the world laughed?
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