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5 reasons why Leeds United will win promotion this year

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It has been a crazy decade or so at Leeds United and at times, it seemed the black cloud hanging over the club would never go away. Now, however, for the first time in a long time the Elland Road outfit have put together a project that could see their return to the Premier League. But why is it for real this time around?

Here are five reasons why Leeds are now the real deal.

#5 The fans and Elland Road

A General view of Elland Road
A General view of Elland Road

They have been there whatever the situation the club is in. From the heady days in the Premier League and Champions League nights to the lows of League One. Elland Road remains one of the most authentic, rousing atmospheres in English football and when playing away from home, you can guarantee there will be several thousand Leeds fans descending upon a ground. 

This year more than ever there seems to be positive atmosphere surrounding the club, rather than negativity. A culmination of several things have lead to this and it means Elland Road will be a more fearsome place than ever to visit for teams. They are one of the most loyal, dedicated fan bases and after being through such bad times they have learned to appreciate the good like never before. 

An average attendance of around 27,699 is testament to the incredible support, a twelve-year high at the club, and last season in the Championship 637,053 people went through the turnstiles at Elland Road. Indeed, they also enjoyed their first sellout game last season for six years, when Newcastle United came to town.

In an at times stale Premier League, the addition of Leeds fans to proceedings would be an unbelievable asset. ‘Marching On Together’ to the Premier League they could well be…

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