The subject of Europe has been contentious in Britain for a few years. First of all there was Brexit, then the whole vaccine blockage debacle, but Europe could now be about to do Leeds a favour.
Leeds face three tricky fixtures one after the other. Man City on Saturday 10th April followed by Liverpool on 19th and Man United on 25th. Any Leeds fans would want nine points from those fixtures, but many would be happy to accept four points.
All three of our opponents are still challenging in Europe. Last nigh, Man City narrowly secured a victory against Dortmund, relying on a last gasp goal on 90 mins to walk away 2-1 in the lead after the first leg. With the Leeds fixture sandwiched in between the two legs, City may rest key players knowing they haven't completed their European task yet.
Meanwhile, over in Spain, Real Madrid walked away 3-1 against Liverpool. The Reds have a massive task to overturn that next week, but you can be sure they will be giving it a go, hopefully producing an energy sapping performance at Anfield next week.
Tired legs when we face them shortly afterwards won't be unwelcome!
Manchester United are still in there Europa League and whilst the Leeds game is a week after, if the lesser United succeed in Europe, there is no doubting their focus may well switch to opportunity of cup success - not that we'll need that, We beat them when we were in League one!
There's no doubting all three team have quality in the depth of their squads, but if activities in Europe help Leeds out a little, there won't be many complaints!