Woeful defence harming Leeds’ promotion chances
Sep30

Woeful defence harming Leeds’ promotion chances

After a somewhat fortunate, but morale-boosting, win away to MK Dons the previous week, Leeds travelled to Middlesbrough on Sunday full of confidence. Of course this was never going to be easy against the league’s form team and a performance near to our best was needed to get a result. The absence of talisman Chris Wood due to injury left me feeling slightly pessimistic, but by the end of the game it was the lack of basic schoolboy...

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Antenucci is the cream of Leeds’ crop
Sep16

Antenucci is the cream of Leeds’ crop

Massimo Cellino’s reign as chairman of Leeds United has seen a number of players arrive at Elland Road. Many of those have been from Cellino’s home nation with Marco Silvestri, Tommaso Bianchi, Giuseppe Bullusci, Dario Del Fabro and Mirco Antenucci all signed by the Italian in his first full season (2014-15). These were six virtual unknowns to Whites’ fans, who were unsure what to expect from players who were not used to the style and...

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Who is Leeds new-boy Jordan Botaka?
Sep04

Who is Leeds new-boy Jordan Botaka?

On transfer deadline day Leeds United made their eighth and final signing of the summer in the form of Excelsior winger Jordan Botaka. I then did what I do every time Leeds sign a new player, and text my dad with the details. His response was short and predictable – “Who?” This is where I then normally, without having to do much research, send him a message back with a brief history on the player and whether I think he’ll...

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Why Wood will come good for Leeds
Aug19

Why Wood will come good for Leeds

To say it has been a slow start for Leeds United’s new £3m signing Chris Wood is probably an understatement. The striker has not only failed to score in his first three competitive matches for the Whites, but he also blazed a penalty over in the Capital One Cup shootout defeat away at Doncaster. As we know it is still very early days, but the longer the 23-year-old takes to find the back of the net the more pressure he is going to be...

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Mowatt ready to lead promotion charge
Aug05

Mowatt ready to lead promotion charge

Perhaps the most positive thing to come out of the 2014/15 season for Leeds United was the form of young midfield duo Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook. Although both were impressive, it was probably the older Mowatt who had the biggest impact, particularly near the latter end of the season. Having joined the club aged six, the 20-year-old has risen through the ranks at Elland Road and made his debut for the club in 2013. Since then he has...

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Is Rosler really the right man for Leeds?
Jul22

Is Rosler really the right man for Leeds?

It wouldn’t be Leeds United without a pre-season full of drama, emotion and controversy, the latter being a word that follows our owner Massimo Cellino around wherever he goes. On May 20, it was announced that former academy coach Neil Redfearn was no longer needed as first-team manager, and he would be replaced immediately by former Brentford and Wigan boss Uwe Rosler. The German has had mixed fortunes as a manager but gets his teams...

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