Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-103 CM
Colour: Navy blue, blue & yellow pin stripes, white trim
Official Nike Leeds United away football shirt from the 2003/04 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
Having narrowly avoided relegation the previous campaign, another season of struggle was on the cards, as the financial crisis at Elland Road saw Leeds United's debts reach the £100 million mark, and consequently the sale of key players continued.
Manager Peter Reid was sacked on 10 November after Leeds collected 8 points from their first 12 games, and former player, coach and manager Eddie Gray was brought in on a temporary basis. Some initially improved results saw Leeds climb out of the relegation zone by the end of 2003, but a dreadful run of seven straight defeats after the turn of the year saw them cast adrift at the bottom of the table, and from that point onwards the club had no real hope of surviving in the Premier League.
Some decent results late in the season saw them at least move off the bottom of the table, but a 4-1 defeat at Bolton on 2 May confirmed relegation, and Gray was soon on his way out of the club for good, to be replaced by Kevin Blackwell, who had been brought to the club a year earlier as Reid's assistant. Few observers gave Leeds much hope of an immediate promotion back to the Premiership, with Blackwell's ultimate task being seen as one of avoiding a second successive relegation.
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