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LUFC - Should Leeds retire the number 4 shirt?

With nobody occupying the number 4 shirt at the moment, wouldn't it be a great time to retire the shirt number to honour Leeds greatest ever number 4 Billy Bremner.
Billy died in 1997 and Leeds have already built a statue outside the South East corner of the ground in his memory.

Other clubs have done it in honour of their greatest players, West Ham United have retired the number 6 shirt in honour of the late Bobby Moore.

Billy Bremner has long been respected as the greatest ever player to wear the white shirt of Leeds United.

The Leeds captain under the great Don Revie side made 771 appearances for the club, only one less than Jack Charlton who holds the record for the most appearances.

He has been included in English and Scottish football's hall of fame and also in the top 100 ever Football League legends.

Bremner also scored over 100 goals for the club and usually they were in the most important games of the season.

I am sure I speak on behalf of the vast majority of Leeds United supporters when I say this would be a fantastic gesture by the club at this time whilst the shirt is unoccupied.

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 24 2009

Time: 4:24PM

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Having mentioned it in the squad numbers article I was sent a suggestion by woowoo61 who also felt it would be a great idea. Lets start talking for the fans and see if the club will do it.
dazza71
Not completely against the idea because the guy is a legend but think it might be best left alone. The squad list is obviously the current squad and don't really think we need to be reminded of the past everytime we look at it?!?!? I'm sure everyone has there own ways of remembering the greats and the club takes many steps in showing their appreciation & respect to them ie. the Bremner statue. It's an honour in it's self for any current player to have the privledge to wear the shirt and aspire to become one tenth the player Billy was. Just a thought............
AndyCapsXI
Billy was everybodys favourite but we should be looking forward and not back.
erni
Surely this gesture should have been made in 1997? I think Bobby Moore is the only English league player to have a post-humous retired number. Others have died during their careers. It's always a nice gesture but it seems more like a case of tokenism at this moment in time.
Nellup
I agree with the concensus on here, leave well alone. That team was full of great players, what happens when Chalton, Lorimer, Clarke, Giles pass on? Do we retire the 5, 7, 8 & 10 shirts?
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