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The Leeds United Fixture Debacle

With Leeds United having 4 out of the first 5 away fixtures having had alterations to kick-off times for safety, Gary McAllister is backing the United faithful.

Only Leeds` trip to Swindon Town will remain at the normal Saturday kick-off time of 3pm, with the previous roat trips all kicking off at or around lunchtime, at the request of the police and clubs, still afraid of any trouble that may be caused by a Leeds United fan base with a distant past reputation, still preceding, and following them as they travel around the country.

Ironically, Leeds' away trip to Millwall, remains a 3pm kick-off on a Saturday afternoon.

Gary Mac is backing the fans, as everyone tries to fathom out just why Leeds supporters have to suffer as he told Leedsunited.com:

"When you see the changes you instantly think how awkward it is for our fans to travel across the country,' said the boss.<
BR>"As players you can deal with it. All our organisation is done and travel arrangements are sorted. But people have to work and there's no consideration to the travelling Leeds fans with these kicks offs.

"I've never sensed anything from the Leeds crowd other than a group of fans who go to support their team. And if anything they boosted the whole division last season.

He added what I think to be the most important part of this whole sorry saga:

"There's not many chairmen don't want Leeds fans because they fill their ground every time."

Many, read: any. Leeds United are a big money spinner, especially for the minnow clubs that have somehow managed to get into League One. If we offered to take our fans away and play matches behind closed doors for "safety" I very much doubt any club in this League would actually accept that. United have done more for League One, than League One will ever do for Leeds United.




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Date:Friday June 27 2008

Time: 10:32AM

Your Comments

get over it. think of how many homes u will have in a row
jamiekilgannon1
are these teams shooting themselves in the foot, keep it to saturday 3pm and you will get bigger crowds, leeds will always fill their allocation at the away games.
blackpoolgas
Bloody stupid, its time for fans to stand up, its Saturday 3pm only...
Tiny T
Only Swindon not changed and that one did get changed last season!
dazza71
FA conspiracy against leeds ....
80s terrier
Told you you shouldnt have dissed that fa official at the Donny match...Its comming back to haunt you,and this is just the tip of the iceberg..
80s terrier
Who runs football now the football league or the police authorities.
Dean1
I think its the police authorities and not the football League.
King Billy
 

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