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Kop Noir
The Don Revie Stand pictured here looking from the top tier of the East Stand at Elland Road. The shot coming from the Football League Championship game against Watford at Elland Road on the 10th November, 2012.

The Spion Kop at Elland Road was built in the 1920's and attained its name from a hill in South Africa. During the Boer War 322 British soldiers lost their lives on the hill and many football teams named their stands after Spion Kop hill in tribute to the fallen men. The original Kop was all terracing and built on an embankment, at this time the Kop had no roof. In April 1968 the old Spion Kop terracing was stripped away in no less than six weeks and in its place the new Kop was built complete with a roof and new name. The Elland Road Kop was now known as the Gelderd End. The new stand cost 250,000 to build. In 1994 as a result of the recommendations in the Taylor Report which was published in 1990 the Gelderd End became all seater. 7,000 seats were added to the terrace reducing the stands capacity by just under 3,000. The Gelderd End was the final stand at the Elland Road stadium to acquire seats. The new look Kop was officially opened in October by the President of the club, Lord Harewood and Mrs E Revie the late Don Revie's widow. The Gelderd End was renamed after the great manager himself and the stand is now officially known as the Revie Stand.

Leeds United: Kenny, Byram, Green, Peltier, Pearce, White, Norris, Austin, Tonge, Diouf, Varney.
Subs: Lees for Green, Hall for White, Brown for Diouf.

Thanks To: Paul for the great pic.
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Jimmy Seed Stand Full
The United end here filling to capacity at the Valley, the shot coming before the Football League First Division game against Charlton Athletic on the 1st May, 2010. The United following quickly snapped up their allocation taking around 3,300 to the game in South East London.

Match report to follow.

Leeds United: Higgs, Naylor, Lowry, Hughes, Collins, Doyle, Kilkenny, Johnson, Snodgrass, Becchio, Gradel.
Subs: Beckford for Snodgrass, Watt for Doyle, Grella for Hughes.

Thanks to Andy for this great pic.
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Allan To The Press
Allan Clarke United's Forward legend speaks to the media here at the unveiling of the Don Revie statue. Created by Barnsley born sculptor Graham Ibbeson the statue is a result of the Don Revie Tribute and is situated opposite the new development at the East Stand side of the Elland Road Stadium.

The Don Revie Tribute was set up by Birmingham City fan Jim Cadman. Jim Cadman is passionate about the game of football and has experience in setting up Tributes for past Legends of the game including Tom Finney the Preston North End Forward. It was the eventual sculptor of the Don Revie statue Graham Ibbeson who originally contacted Jim looking for help with the funding of the statue after the sculptor had been approached. The statue would cost around 90k. Jim decided the best way to get the funds and the best way to honour Don would be to set up a Tribute Fund and ask the supporters of Leeds United to contribute. A number of functions, dinners and auctions including a theatrical tribute and magazine were set up by Jim Cadman which were focused around the players from the Don Revie era who gladly gave up their time to help the cause. It was called the Don Revie Tribute and the supporters of Leeds United raised the cash. The Don Revie Statue was unveiled on the 5th May, 2012.

Thanks To: Mike for this great pic.
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