There won’t be a spare seat in the house on Saturday as Leeds United host Garry Monk and Birmingham City. I say there won’t be, but there will be in the away end, how many Birmingham will bring we don’t know but it won’t sell out. Garry Monk is sure to receive a hostile welcome on arrival.
The attendance was above 27k for the game last night as Leeds dismantled Preston North End. It didn’t seem like there was anywhere near that amount in all honesty it was a bit strange. The away end was almost empty and the lower and upper east had plenty of spare seats. The Birmingham game won’t be the first sell-out of the season and it certainly won’t be the last. Under Marcelo Bielsa Leeds United are on to something, whether that’s this season or not.
It’s been a hectic decade in the life of Leeds United and the fans have been through the mill time and time again. This does feel like the start of something very unique, whatever that is. Marcelo Bielsa has captured the imagination of many football fans and pundits that stretch much further than the gaze of Leeds United. Journalists from all over Europe have been documenting the arrival of the Argentine at Elland Road, not to mention those who follow him all around the world.
Garry Monk left Leeds United thinking he had it all. The money and the easy promotion at Middlesbrough which went so horribly wrong so very quickly. A defeat at Leeds United certainly didn’t help his cause last season and then he found his way to Birmingham City, another club willing to spend. However this has also gone horribly wrong, the club are under a transfer embargo and reports suggest could face a points deduction at some stage.