The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Leeds United 2016-17

Last updated : 24 October 2018 By Kevin Markey

The 2016–17 season saw the sleeping giant, Leeds United, stirring once again. After years of poor management and owners lacking in aspiration, the hopes of the fans were raised before being dashed at the final hurdle. This is the story of the season. The Sleeping Giant Awakens is based on Heidi Haigh’s popular blog Follow Me and Leeds United, shared by Leeds United’s worldwide fan base. Heidi shows the highs and lows of a Leeds fan travelling to games, both home and away. Heidi also takes photos at games, which tell their own story but also show the camaraderie amongst the loyal support. Many of the original photos from the blog are featured in the book, including photos of fans at the games. Heidi has supported Leeds United for over 50 years and was used in a promotional video for season tickets in July 2017, which had over 50,000 views. She is loved and respected by other Leeds fans for her loyalty to the club. She is the author of three other books: Follow Me and Leeds United; Once a Leeds fan, always a Leeds fan; and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Leeds United! Leeds United in the 1980s (co-authored with Andrew Dalton).,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch