billy bremner  statue at Elland Road (Large)The new season kicks off on Saturday and spirits seem high amongst Leeds United fans, despite a relatively quiet transfer window.

Three new arrivals is all Brian McDermott has managed to secure so far with the new owners demanding he clear some players out before adding further, but the positive changes GFH Capital have made this summer have been a big hit with fans.

Among those changes, the sacking of Ken Bates, the closure of loss-making ventures like Yorkshire Radio and reduced ticket prices stand-out as the most important steps forward. The summer at Leeds United has been something of a call to arms, with players, management and owners all signalling a new direction, one which Whites fans seem happy to pursue if the opening day attendance of over 30,000 – our highest in ten years – is anything to go by.

But amongst all this positivity, there’s the inescapable feeling that Leeds United are still short in key areas. While the feel-good factor around the club is bound to have an effect, the Championship is a tough league that’ll require much more than good vibes to escape from.

Has Brian McDermott’s Leeds United got what it takes to escape the Championship this season? Vote for where you think The Whites will finish in the following poll, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Where do you think Leeds United will finish 2013/14?

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