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The Only Place For Us: An A-Z History of Elland Road, Home of Leeds United

Jon Howe

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From the publisher:

Leeds United's Elland Road home is full of intrigue, character and formidable acoustics, yet it started life as a barren and featureless patch of land surrounded by coalfields. The Only Place For Us is the fascinating history of the stadium and its changing local environment, revealing the background stories behind Elland Road's most famous features and characters, and the astonishing events it has witnessed. Along the way there have been fires and gypsy curses mixed with cherished memories including the diamond floodlights, the West Stand facade and escapee pantomime horses.

Using forensic research, insiders' insights, archive photographs and fans' memories, Jon Howe retraces a historical journey full of tragedy, nostalgia and improbable innovation, to show how Elland Road became one of Europe's most feared football grounds. Through triumph and adversity, neglect and redevelopment, Elland Road has emerged as a prominent, modern stadium that's still alive with history. This is its unique story.

The author:

Jon Howe is an established Leeds United writer, having documented the club's colourful history through various fanzines, magazines, websites and books since the early 1990s. As a Leeds-based freelance writer Jon regularly articulates the history and culture of the city, whilst providing professional digital and printed content for various clients.


Pitch Publishing
30 x 22 cm
320 pages
March 2021