So, that was that then. Tottenham were the last of the so-called ‘Big Six’ to come to Elland Road and they joined their mates in failing to win on their return to West Yorkshire. The other five big clubs all managed to get point at Elland Road, but Tottenham couldn’t even do that. Their only claim was that at least they managed to score – Man United, Arsenal, and Chelsea didn’t achieve that, but they all walked away with a point from 0-0 draws so they will have been happier.

We’ve spoken many times this season about certain games being a sign of how far have Leeds have come, and that was the case even before this kick-off because I think most of us actually expected a win against Tottenham, which was ridiculous really. Either that, or we were starting to get greedy when the big boys come to town.

Spurs have enjoyed a better season than Arsenal once again, but only the most blinkered of Tottenham fans – or Daniel Levy’s closest relations – would tell you that the club is on the same level as the other five. History tells you Tottenham aren’t as big as Leeds, and I’m glad we beat them.

We’ve lost just one in eight now, winning four of them, and it’s been a real strong run from Leeds. Newly promoted clubs normally have to scrap and battle for every single point, but that hasn’t been the case for Leeds and Marcelo’s team just keep improving by the game. The only blip came at Brighton, but you’re always going to lose games at this level, and as has been the case this season, the unexpected is never far away as far as Leeds are concerned.
I was pleased for all three goalscorers at the weekend for different reasons. Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of both Stuart Dallas and Patrick Bamford, but it was good to see Rodrigo score his first goal since the 5-0 win at West Brom at Christmas. Ezgjan Alioski isn’t a player who gets a lot of plaudits – he can be very up and down – but he’s been an important player for us at times, and it was also great to see Raphinia make his comeback from injury and have a hand in Rodrigo’s goal.

We’ve just three games to go now and hopefully a good finish will be on the cards. Burnley won’t be an easy place to go, although we’ve had a few good wins there in the past. That cricket ground end is usually full of Leeds fans – as is the cricket club bar behind it before and after the game – and I always remember us winning there back when Simon Grayson was the manager and he said he didn’t have to do a half-time team-talk because all you could hear in the dressing room were the Leeds fans singing in the stand above them.

It will obviously be different this time around, but will be the last game behind-closed-doors, let’s hope we can end this awful time with another win at Turf Moor.

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