Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday have struggled to get out of the Football League.
Leeds United will be taking on Hull City this weekend in the Championship. The Tigers looked for a long time to be in the automatic promotion fight but failed to maintain their form for the season and now look destined for the play-offs.
Of course Leeds United would envy such an opportunity. The Yorkshire giants will once again be finishing this season in mid-table, a fate Leeds fans have now gotten used to.
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has now been using the example of Leeds, and Sheffield Wednesday, to highlight just how nobody is assured of success in the second tier of English football. He told the official Hull City website:
“Now we have to go and win against Leeds United on Saturday if we can.
“We’ve seen strange things happen in this division before with three or four games to go, so we’ll see what we can do and we’ll never give up on the top two while it’s still mathematically possible.
“It’s always a big game when Leeds United come to town and if you ever need a reminder of how tough the Championship is, you only need to look at our Yorkshire neighbours in Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday. No club has a divine right to be at the top end of this league.”
Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday have now been out of the top flight for much longer than they would have anticipated and most fans would have liked them to have returned by now.
But as Bruce stated nobody has the right to do well and both Yorkshire clubs have even been in the third tier.
Sheffield Wednesday could make it this season, as they sit in the play-off spots. Leeds however will have to wait once again.