Has Leeds' time come at last?
This site has argued for a long time that Leeds United have been punching below their weight. The city is a prosperous regional capital and, unlike a number of other northern cities (Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham) it has only one club. It is the fourth biggest city in England.
Leeds are now in the play off places and looking more stable. There are persistent rumours that erratic owner Massimo Cellino, who has been banned for football activity for 18 momths, may be on the verge of selling up.
New owners could impriove attendances, perhaps by reducing relatively high matchday prices. Six Championship clubs attract higher gates. The average attendance at Leeds so far this season is 25,427, behind that of Derby and Norwich and around half that of Newcastle.