I am not sure what sporting event I now have to wait t see in my lifetime Andy Murray winning at Wimbledon the first Brit for 77 years was the last one. That topped with a British and Irish Lions win in Australia and the first game in the Leeds United season a fine 0-5 win at Farsley made in a very special sporting weekend.
The 3000 or so of travelling fans drunk Farsley dry. There we were stood on open terraces drinking beer and singing songs when a first for me, at my feet a yellow smoke bomb went off completely blocking the view of the pitch. Atmosphere you can mix beer, standing terraces,footbal and smoke bombs! and guess what not one bobby did i see?
So what is left outstanding? I was two years old when England won the. football World Cup so that would be a good one to do again but a first I just can’t think of one so my life is complete or is it? there is one sporting first, I have never seen Leeds United promoted to the Premier League.
This is my only to do. In the sun in Farsley with a beer in the hand a group of us who stand together in N8 the #N8posse who include twitter legends @martinsixsmith @roryembling @colsonsmith @james_wakey discussed this very possibility.There is areal of anticipation and under the stewardship of Brian McDermott we all feel this is a very plausible possibility. I have even taken advantage of the new betting partner deal and wagered a brand new twenty pound note at 20-1 on Leeds United getting promoted, the winnings may pay for half my season ticket if we are in the top flight next year. LUFC win be 100 years old in 2019 we cannot not be in the top division for the centenary season that would be to painful to contemplate.
I have a feeling that this year may just be the year roll on Brighton the first game of the season, a game on which I have already placed a tenner on a 3-1 Leeds win @ 18-1
If we.can get the ball wide Matt Smith looks a giant in the middle and I am sure that he is able to make the move up to the Championship we will to shore up a bit at the back as last season we never really had a steady or first pick back four who were all fit and available at the same time. Who knows!