Category: Editorial

No Room For Racism

Are Leeds wrong to gloss over the Leko/Casilla verdict in lieu of the social media blackout?

I’ll don some particularly delicate gloves for this topic because it’s always been a very contentious one. But with the majority of official football accounts (clubs, players and pundits) embracing the social media blackout this weekend in a united front against racist abuse, it has prompted a particularly interesting question. Leeds United player Kiko Casilla…

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Marcelo Bielsa

This isn’t Bielsa changing, this is just improvement

There was much said about Leeds’ reckless tactics after “humiliating” defeats against Manchester United and Leicester. It was amusing how the narrative shifted from “gloriously entertaining football” to “they’ll get relegated if they don’t calm down” over the course of fewer than a dozen games. We gained admirers by refusing to respect more established sides,…

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Leeds vs Liverpool 2021

Liverpool and Man City results show Leeds ability to compete (and the importance of competition)

In a few days soured by the ridiculous European Super League proposal, Leeds’ game against Liverpool came at a particularly interesting moment. While Klopp and the gang were facing unfair scrutiny over decisions made by their employers (and seemingly found out about the club’s intent to splinter off into the ESL at the same time…

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Leeds West Ham

Do Leeds need a Plan B?

It’s a tired trope in football – when Plan A doesn’t look to be effective, you need a Plan B. And in this country, Plan B is often a thinly disguised suggestion of “put a big lad on and lump the ball forward, get it in the mixer”. MK Dons head coach Russel Martin fielded…

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Spurs vs Leeds

Big wins, big losses, no defenders and a quiet January

It’s frustrating that Virgil van Dijk’s injury hasn’t stopped being discussed in relation to Liverpool’s mixed league performances, meanwhile pundits have been all-too-eager to talk about our defensive frailties without ever mentioning how ridiculously makeshift our back-line is. Perhaps this isn’t surprising given the commentary team for the Spurs game referred to Stuart Dallas as “Leeds…

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