Terry Cooper 1944-2021
Leeds United Supporters’ Club are saddened to hear of the passing of another of our Legends, Terry Cooper. Terry, another member of the great Revie team died today, 31st July 2021, aged 77. He made 351 appearances for Leeds (scoring 11 goals) mostly at left back after being converted from a left winger by Don Revie and was capped 20 times by England of which he was part of the 1970 World Cup Squad in Mexico. Terry will be remembered for the only goal at Wembley in the 1968 League Cup Final against Arsenal which gave Leeds their first domestic trophy. Sadly, he missed the 1972 Centenary F.A. Cup Final due to breaking his leg a month before the tie. It was an injury that, with complications, kept him out of the game for 20 months. In 1975 Terry moved from Leeds to play over 100 games for Middlesbrough before brief spells at both Bristol clubs and Doncaster. He went on to manage Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Exeter and Birmingham. A lasting image of Terry would be of him being one of the first footballers to wear white boots.
The Supporters Club share the loss with all the Leeds United family and those who knew him at the other clubs in our football community. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his family and friends at this sad time.
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The Leeds Wall of Noise
Leeds United Supporters make 70 detailed proposals to make the Elland Road Stadium world leading.
Supporters Club prioritises a development of the Revie (North stand) to make the stand the biggest single tier supporters stand in the country, creating a Wall of Noise that will further out sing, out shout and out cheer every rival ground in the country.
Noting the success and popularity of the Yellow Wall in Dortmund, twin city of Leeds City Council, the supporters want a new West Stand with appropriate corporate facilities to be complemented by a new Revie/North stand.
The Supporters Club, who are meeting Leeds City Council and local community representatives to present our vision, have this week sent the proposals to club chief executive Angus Kinnear for discussion.
The proposals also include a supporters facility underneath one of the new expanded stands, a green transport plan incorporating the supporters century long expertise in getting Leeds fans to matches and detailed proposals on the quality of the supporters experience from toilet facilities to leg room in seats and refreshments inside the stadium.
The proposals were developed through a detailed working group and consultation across the Supporters Club branches and avid Leeds supporting membership.
Phil Barrett of Scarborough and district branch:
‘A vast single tier Revie stand would provide Leeds United with a huge white wall of noise on match days. Home players would relish playing in front of it and opposition players would need a stout heart’
Mick Hewitt of South Kirkby and district branch:
Our desire to keep the same atmosphere or better led us to look at the Dortmund Kop. I would welcome the increase in capacity to amplify the volume created.
John Peckham of Fullerton Park branch:
‘Our fans plan will give Leeds United an ‘Elland Roar’ which would be the envy of the Premier League’
Paul Herbert of East Yorkshire branch:
‘In football the atmosphere created by Leeds United is renowned and a single wall of white yellow and blue will take the club to another level.’
Chris Hall LUSC secretary added: ’we hope that all fans will get behind these proposals. Our Revie stand proposals will be an actual points winner for Leeds United.’
New acting chairman John Mann is meeting the leader of the City council to initiate dialogue and has briefed Tracey Crouch, who is heading up the Government’s fan led review of football, about the Supporters Club priorities and vision for the future.
John Mann commented: ‘Our proposed single tier Revie stand will take this to a new level creating the Leeds Wall of Noise unprecedented anywhere in football. We look forward to fruitful discussions with the Club owners.’
Supporters Club representatives are available today and tomorrow
Contact John Mann 07951 562825
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Pay Per View - LUSC Statement
Leeds United Supporters’ Club are concerned regarding
the announcement that all October games, not selected for live television, will be shown on Pay Per View (PPV) at a cost of £14.95.
We fear that it may delay the return of fans to stadiums and could potentially lead to groups of people chipping in to reduce costs to watch the games together.
It would be much safer to get fans back safely into stadiums.
Fans are already expected to pay for Sky and BT subscriptions to watch live games.
Many of these fans are under the threat of redundancy or further furloughing.
With all the millions spent on transfers, agents etc in the game it seems very unfair to try to prise more money from fans.
We need to make sure that regular PPV is not brought in through the back door and that the Premier League finds a fairer way for all the loyal fans who are not allowed into stadiums to cheer on their team.
Always Leeds - Always Loyal
Leeds United Supporters Club was founded in 1919 and is the largest independent paying membership Leeds United Supporters group.
We have no political affiliation, and are entirely self funding. Our sole aim is to support Leeds United in the manner we see fit.
Proud to sponsor Kalvin Phillips
Even prouder to congratulate him on his England call-up! The first we are sure of many!
Leeds United Supporters Club is delighted that our sponsored player, Kalvin Phillips, has a agreed a new long term contract with the club. We have been proud to sponsor Kalvin over several seasons now. We wish him all the best in his efforts, along with the rest of the squad, to be playing with Leeds United at the highest level next season.
Leeds United Supporters’ Club is concerned regarding an increase in racist and offensive chanting at football matches. There is no place in football for racist or offensive behaviour. We welcome the inclusion of all fans from all areas of society. We encourage diversity and request that fans stand together, respect the beliefs of others and refrain from indecent chanting of any form.