Leeds United are coming toward the tailend of what has been a fantastic season. There’s been much to celebrate for both the club and their fans.

The appointment of Marcelo Bielsa should rightly rank up there as the chief reason for celebrations. The lauded coach has revolutionised the Whites, turning a mediocre 13th placed side into promotion contenders.

Bielsa’s style of football has percolated down the age groups and firmly established an ethos of success at the club. As the football has sparkled, so has the hope that Leeds United fans feel. This season, they say, could be the one that sees the Whites return to the Premier League.

Behind all of this, mostly hidden from view, has been Andrea Radrizzani. The Italian media mogul took over full ownership of the West Yorkshire club from his countryman Massimo Cellino. In doing so, Radrizzani brought closure to a reign that was definitely madcap.

His first season was a learning curve, the player purchases and managerial appointments not really working out. Fan dissatisfaction grew, some questioning whether he was the right man for the job. Decision-making has improved, that questioning has been dampened down.

Radrizzani questioned – Radrizzani responds

Still, things do still need to be smoothed out/changed at the West Yorkshire club, and Radrizzani knows that. Here he responds to a question from a Leeds United fan disappointed at the cut-out in service of LUTV, the club’s in-house media department, as penalties started at the end of the Under-23s cup tie against Fulham.

It was a game that the young Whites went on to win, securing themselves a place in the next round. Yet, with the outage, fans were reliant on mobile phone footage and Periscope live streaming to see those successful penalties.

To his credit, Radrizzani took the time to reply to the fan’s question, and reply in an openly honest way. Here’s how some Whites fans have replied and responded to the Leeds United owner.

Leeds United owner replies to fan tweet – other fans’ responses

And the final word, and response, goes to this guy. It is a response that, more real than tongue-in-cheek, hits the nail squarely on the head.

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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.

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