Karen Dobson was there to rest her own, spending hours at the statue of club legend Billy Bremner yesterday in the knowledge that her late husband would have loved the wild ride of this season.
It was a year to the day that “Leeds United-mad” Peter died aged 64 from cancer, so she made a special trip from Knottingley with their pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ollie.
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Mrs Dobson said: “He said he was not going anywhere until they got back up to the Premier League, but they didnt make it.
With tonights play-off semi-final second leg, United have the chance to cement victory against Frank Lampards Derby County.
And fans will desperately hope Marcelo Bielsas sides 1-0 edge will help them on to Wembley to take the chance of competing in top-flight football for the first time in 15 years.
Mr Dobson was a season ticket-holder with fond memories of the Don Revie era and as “the Three Musketeers” enjoyed matches with his friends Roy and John.
If Leeds were to go up, Mrs Dobson said: “He would have loved it, and he would have died a happy man.
It was a tough match for us, we knew that because Leeds are a good team. I wont have any of this nonsense about their run in and where they have been, they are a good team. They are an experienced team in this league, finished points above us over the season.
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Such was Mr Dobsons love for the Whites that he even appealed on his deathbed for his young Everton-supporting grandsons to be brought up Leeds fans.
Mrs Dobson, who works at the Prince of Wales Hospice shop in Knottingley, said: “Literally on his deathbed, he was saying bye to everybody, I can remember looking at him and [son-in-law] Graham crying his eyes out, saying No Peter and shaking his head.
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