Started supporting Leeds in 74 when I was 7.
Would have been after we won the title so I suppose you can call me a glory hunter thought I would question how much glory I have enjoyed in the following 39 years! Remember literally crying after watching the 75 European cup final. Even as an 8 year old I knew the ref was bent and the result fixed.
As others have said, the highs have made up for the many,many lows. Wilkos promotion year, finishing 4th the following season and then winning the title the season after was a wonderful 3 year ride. The DOL years brought excitement too and our time in L1 was also an experience. The Rovers game was amazing. Max sent off, 1-0 down, all hope lost then Hoswon comes on and scores! Bex did the rest then it was party time!
Born in SE London, live in SE London and have not been to ER since we got promoted from L1. The 225mile drive back home after a defeat is hard to take, particular as I am sober.
However, nothing beats seeing ER from the M621 and the feeling you have as you walk to the stadium after parking.
Was fortunate enough to have a supplier have one of the South Stand boxes during GG/DOL's time so got to watch LUFC a lot then.
Wife, son and daughter all avid Leeds fans after gentle persuasion.
Love rugby, both codes and support Rhinos, Tykes + Yorkshire CCC.
LUFC is my one true love. A win and I am walking in the clouds, a defeat and I am quiet. I wake up and have to read everything about LUFC - newsnow, skysports and this site. Throughout the day I am constantly checking for news even now when I know we will not be signing anybody of real talent.
I used to worship Jordan, Currie, Graham followed by Butterworth, Worthington.
Never saw JC play so my favourite players at ER have been Strachan and Radebe. Loved watching Dacourt play too and of course Yeboah.
I always seemed to have a hero to admire until the past 3 seasons. There has not really been one standout individual that can inspire since our first season in the Championship. Well other than Snoddy but was he really that great or the best of a bad bunch?
Although an eternal optimist even I find myself being more reflective now.
Great introduction and sentiments BB. Really enjoyed that read.