Leeds United away support is both numerous and fanatical. Irrespective of the day, time and/or distance, Whites fans travel away in their 1000s.
It’s as it always has been. Whenever any crowd pictures are posted on social media sites, there’s always the cheeky retort of ‘Leeds would’ve taken more’.
Now, thanks to Ipswich Town, that retort is becoming reality with news that the Tractor Boys are allocating Leeds United an extra 2,000 tickets for what could be an end-of-season promotion party in Suffolk.
That final day gesture by Ipswich Town could very well see an already promoted Leeds United side being entertained at Portman Road by an already relegated home side.
There are four games left for Leeds United to navigate, and they are already four points in front of nearest rivals Sheffield United. Wins in their next two games against Wigan and Brentford, coupled with two Blades losses (or two draws) will be enough to see Leeds United promoted automatically.
Until then, there is all to play for and Ipswich’s offer of an additional 2,000 tickets could be one that is welcomed on the last day of the season. It is a gesture that was bound to garner reaction, and that is just what it has done.
However, it’s not just Leeds fans who are reacting, Ipswich fans are also having their say. Here’s what’s being said on both sides.
Ipswich Town announce 2,000 more Leeds United tickets – reactions
The following Leeds United fan can think of a better way that Ipswich could show grace to the Whites. The retort from an Ipswich fan is cutting.
Another request from a Leeds fan and an honest response from an Ipswich supporter.
That's probably going to happen anyway lol
— Rosie Gilbert (@RosieGilbert21) April 16, 2019
This Ipswich fan sees a logistical issue with catering.
The catering staff in the Cobbold struggle when it’s just Dave and his mate wanting a Bovril. This will kill them.
— Chris Armstrong (@chrisonatractor) April 16, 2019
Some Leeds United fans cannot seem to agree on who gets first dibs.
What and people who have been to every Away game could miss out. Definitely going to be loyalty
— Finlay Whitehead (@finlay_lufc44) April 16, 2019
This Ipswich fan sees the whole ground being Leeds on one condition.
To be honest if you lot are head to head with Norwich you’ll probably have whole ground on your side 😉
— Darren Botwright (@dottie276) April 16, 2019
An honest view here from this Leeds fan. A certain sense of tongue-in-cheek, but more than a hint of truth.
If they gave us the whole ground it wouldn’t be enough. #mot
— Snip (@Snipdyson) April 16, 2019
It is a blunt appraisal from this Ipswich Town fan, but with an endgame.
Just give them 10,000 at £200 a ticket. The daft sods will pay it and we can buy a striker with the money who knows where the net is
— jm (@jonathanmorey87) April 16, 2019
This Leeds fan is wanting a fair allocation of the tickets.
Surely this has to be loyalty regardless of the extra allocation? To see fans that have travelled up and down the country for years to miss out on potentially our biggest away day for well over a century would be unfair.
— Lee Couling 💙💛 (@LeeCouling) April 16, 2019
The above is a true indication of the main worry that Leeds fans have over this additional allocation of tickets, just how are they going to be divvied up amongst the desperate fans wanting one?
Without a shadow of a doubt, Ipswich will be full of Leeds United fans on the last day of the season, for what all Whites will be hoping is a celebration. Giving Leeds an extra 2,000 tickets is a gesture, but is it a gesture that is big enough?