No.5 The Kop - Elland Road - Leeds Utd
It was re-developed and turned into a 7000 seater in 1994, and has since been known as the
Don Revie stand, but up until then it was always known as the Kop or the Geldard End (the name of the road that ran behind it).
And in the 70's and 80's
what a Kop this was. Ok, so looking back on that period the Leeds fans were a pretty rabid lot,
and Elland Road was a genuinely hostile, almost evil, place for away fans, but there was no
denying that their Kop could crank out a hell of a noise. Yet noise wasn't the only thing that
came out of it - bottles, snooker balls, darts, possibly even a kitchen sink was thrown from it
at some point. In 1979 the authorities said enough was enough and it was closed for a number of
games to try and teach the rogues a lesson. Did they learn ? Yeah, right. Crikey, they even
installed a lighting system into the roof of the Kop which, if it started flashing red, meant
the ref should stop the game.