It’s been a long summer of new faces, reflection and World Cup disappointment for Leeds United fans, but it’s finally over and time for a new season of ups and downs to begin!

For myself, this will be the first time I’ve stepped foot inside Elland Road since that incredible day in May when we came back from a goal down, with ten men, to overcome Bristol Rovers and make our long awaited return to the Championship! To say I’m excited would be the biggest of all understatements!

Last night I was like a child on Christmas Eve, restless at the prospect of a new season with endless possible outcomes. A little over nine months and 46 games could be all that stands between Leeds United and a return to the FA Premier League. But even if we don’t realise our ultimate goal this season, there’s plenty to look forward to with a lot of old faces to catch up with and a whole host of Yorkshire derbies to keep us on the edge of our seats.

The dawn of a new season is a time of unparalleled possibilities. Everyone starts on the same points, with the same number of games between themselves and promotion or relegation. It’s an exciting nine and a half months to come – one that will be filled with ‘ups and downs,’ with scandal and controversy, celebration and commiseration, hope and glory, expectation and defeat.

Most importantly of all, it’ll be filled with thousands of Leeds United fans touring up and down the country to sing their hearts out for the lads! “Let’s go f***ing mental” Leeds!

Marching on together!