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LUFC Will the stay away fans be returning?

With the long running takeover finally completed at Elland Road will the stay away fans return?

GFH Capital have finally signed the paperwork that will see them take 100% control of the club after six months of negotiations.

Crowds at Elland Road have been on the decline rapidly in the past eighteen months, with many fans refusing to go to Elland Road until Ken Bates was no longer owner of the club.

Fans have said they were refusing to put any more money into the pocket of the Leeds chairman, after the sales of many of the clubs star players and sky-high ticket prices the main reasons for their boycott.

The last home game against Watford saw just 19,104 people come through the turnstiles, the lowest Saturday home crowd in the league since a home game with Walsall in March 2008 when 19,095 attended.

However, as it just been about a boycott or as the current financial climate in the country also been a major factor with many jumping onto the boycott bandwagon as an easy excuse to stay away?

Last season, many so-called boycotters decided to relax their boycott for one game when West Ham came to town and a crowd in excess of 30,000 turned up.

At the same time, a League Cup tie with Manchester United saw just over 31,000 attend the game, when usually this would sell out twice over.

At this moment in time, another attendance in the region of 20,000 for the game with Crystal Palace on Saturday looks on the cards with seats still available in all Leeds sections of the ground.

So will you be returning?

Are you still unhappy that Ken Bates will be remaining at the club or are you now just grateful that someone is in charge willing to invest?

Do you want to see proper investment on the pitch and would you like to see GFH Capital reduce ticket prices before you return?

Have you been a stay away fan or have you continued to support the club at home?


Vital Leeds is always interested to hear your opinions.

For the record, I decided at the start of this season that I would be staying away from Elland Road but have attended nearly all of the away games. I now intend to go again.
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Date:Wednesday November 21 2012

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