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Turning Point

Turning Point

Description: A poem here written by Westend White of Wakefield (with help from Gary Kaye). Written for the Flower Protest which took place in July 2007. The poem is directed towards Ken Bates, KPMG, Football League and the MP's and asks "Do any of you understand?". The poem...

Which Way Lies The Truth Of This?
North, South, East or Maybe West.

Pick Your Side And Back Your Bidder,
Never try To Kid A Kidder.

Do Not Fail To Show Due Diligence,
Shout Your Mouth Off, Boast Of Millions.

The Compass Point Is Spinning Faster,
It Points The Way Towards Disaster.

Choose The Forums Or The Papers,
Leave The Truth Until Much Later.

The Ghosts Of Leeds Are Softly Crying,
Tears Flow For A Club That's Dying.

Not All Clouds Have Silver Linings,
Some Are Smog Like, Choking, Blinding.

Until I Hear The News I'm Dreading,
Elland Road's Where I'll Keep Heading.

The Flower protest was created against a backdrop of one of the darkest periods in Leeds United's history. A time when the club was very close to going completely out of business and thus ending any representation for the City of Leeds in the Football League. It was an anonymous Leeds United fan who belonged to the Ultra's, a Leeds United supporters group, that came up with the idea. The Flower Protest was a concerted effort by the United faithful organised through the various Leeds United forum's on the internet and in particular WACCOE. It had the aim of showing love and support through the club's darkest hour with a display of flowers and club colours that should be laid around the Billy statue. The first shirt and flowers were laid on the 20th July by WACCOE user Bilks and the display soon gathered momentum as the word spread round. Fans of other teams showed their support and some offered their own colours at the Bremner statute, the media were also soon to pick up on the protest with local and national news teams reporting on the story.
Leeds fans lay flowers at statue
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The display was taken down by Elland Road officials around a week before the new season kicked off.

Pic by LeedsLeedsLeeds.

Submitted: 04/13/09 (Edited 05/08/09)

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