Leeds United managed to muster and impressive 19k for last nights game against Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup, a figure that won’t be far off double on Saturday judging by the sales for the Rotherham game. There are limited tickets left for the game, with all but upper east pretty much full.
The fact that it’s a Yorkshire Derby is irrelevant in all honesty, it could be Rotherham or Norwich City the likelihood of this game selling out was always going to be high after the start the club have had this season. Bielsa Ball is in full swing and the fans are loving the attitude, passion and performances from the players. Bielsa has caught the imagination of the fan base and the excitement is back at Elland Road.
Getting the Leeds fans onside isn’t too difficult despite what people may assume. Show some ambition, the fans will come. Massimo Cellino realised this in his final year and wasn’t too far off making a huge success of a situation that didn’t seem to be going his way at all. Garry Monk, a host of new players and a deal that saw fans offered money back on their season tickets if the club failed to reach the play-offs meant sell-outs became a reality rather than a myth.
Leeds United fans expect a win on Saturday after the demolition jobs of Stoke City and Derby County. The win over Bolton may not have been as emphatic as the previous two but it’s another win, three wins for Marcelo Bielsa in his first three games in charge, something you have to go a long, long way back to match. New signings are struggling to get into the side and that speaks volumes for those who have improved.
A chance for what looks to be a home sell-out on Saturday to enjoy.