Leeds United looked set to finally secure their much awaited return to the Premier League last year after Marcelo Bielsa’s revolution at Elland Road inspired the Whites to play some breathtaking football for large spells of the Championship.
The Argentine seemed to have awoken a sleeping giant in Leeds and the club seemed virtually unstoppable at times over the course of the season.
After spending a vast majority of the season in the automatic promotion spots, betting on the Whites to finally move back to the first division seemed like a smart move up until the closing stages of the Championship.
But boy did the tables turn during those last few matches when an unexpected change of fortunes saw Bielsa’s men lose three of their last four matches of the regular season to hand over the second spot to Sheffield United.
And it quickly went further downhill for the Whites from there on, losing the play-offs 4-3 on aggregate to Frank Lampard’s Derby County.
And so Leeds were unable to break their 15-year barren spell and were left behind to hustle it out in the second tier for another year.
Few people were as close to the rollercoaster of a season for the Whites than Yorkshire Evening Post’s Leeds United correspondent Phil Hay.
The chief editor has been covering the team for around 13 years and has experienced both love and hate from Leeds fans for his views on the club’s decisions and results.
The well respected writer has finally decided to leave the YEP after all these years and penned in a wonderful final article discussing his experience of covering one of England’s most historic clubs (Twitter).
His final piece is almost a summary of Leeds’ recent history from his perspective as he talks about some of the incidents he had encountered when he followed the club around the country.
From Massimo Cellino to Marcelo Bielsa, the article covers it all and Phil definitely left his best for the last while describing what it really means to be a Leeds fan.
Towards the end of his article, the editor neatly sums up the essence of being a Whites supporter with a brilliant quote that will get the Elland Road faithful all geared up for the next season.
Looks like Phil Hay left his best for last! Check out the brilliant quote below: