The Most Important Football Weekend

Posted on May 8, 2010

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Hi all, I hope you have been well.

I don’t normally talk about my own interests and passions on The Marching Jester, but today is an abnormality.

It’s the final weekend of League One football and my beloved football club Leeds United sits on the precipice of either another year of ignominy or another year of hope and renewed progressive success.

January 3 2010 will live famously, but I really hope that's not the season high. We need Championship football next season!

January 3 2010 will live famously, but I really hope that's not the season high. We need Championship football next season!

After famously beating our auld enemy Scumchester United 1-0 on their hallowed turf in the FA Cup on January 3 and entering the new year atop the League One table with a massive goal difference advantage and eight points adrift the second-placed team, Leeds United virtually capitulated in 2010.

A series of poor results including four straight losses and some embarrassing displays against outright inferior teams saw Leeds drop to a season low of fourth. At one point I was just about to throw in the towel and resign to Leeds ending up in the play-offs, where they have come unstuck in each of the last two seasons.

There’s only so much hurt and scrapping the bottom of the barrel a loyal football fan can stomach, and the last ten years have been testing for every Leeds United fan around the world. Our amazing fall from grace has been highlighted in all footballing columns and business not-to-dos, and if 2010 is the year we can redeem ourselves from a decade of barrel scrapping, this weekend is the time.

We go into the final weekend with a very winnable game against Bristol Rovers, who currently sit in ninth spot. The game plan is clear: Win and we are in the Championship. Depending on the outcome of the other games between Millwall, Swindon, Charlton and Huddersfield, an unfavourable draw or lost would mean we’re in the play-offs.

C’mon you Whites! Let’s end the hurt and bring the glory days back to Elland Road!

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