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EFL Championship: Analysing the hunt for promotion

With the New Year around the corner, The English Football League Championship hasn’t disappointed thus far.   The half way point of the season was reached on Boxing Day, with the promotion race heating up with every 90 minutes of football. The Christmas top six after the weekend’s fixtures featured Brighton and Newcastle as the top two, which many would’ve predicted prior to the start of the season. …

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Only half-way there, Leeds United are living on a prayer

December draws to a close, after quickly moving through a busy festive period, and we find ourselves at the mid-way point in a long campaign in the Championship. The league table is beginning to take shape as teams at the top end try to amass enough points required for a promotion push. This year the table has one noticeable addition …

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Three things we learnt from Newcastle’s 2-0 victory over Leeds United

Newcastle extended their lead to five points at the top of the Championship table and they are on course to break Reading’s record total of points, but Rafa Benitez won’t want his players to get ahead of themselves. It was another convincing performance away from home and although Leeds threatened at times, Newcastle always looked the most likely winners. The …

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Who is Leeds United's new cult hero?

We all love a good ‘cult hero’ in football, someone who breaks the mould, a player who shows unbridled passion, a character that can remind us that what we’re watching is actually supposed to be enjoyable. Leeds United have a rich history of these so-called cult heroes, Mel Sterland, Andy Hughes, Vinnie Jones, Tony Yeboah, to name but a few. …

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Can Garry Monk truly change Leeds United Football Club?

Garry Monk spoke a lot about creating an identity at Leeds United when he was first appointed. During his first week in charge Garry said “we’ve not had a culture or an identity at the club for quite a long time.” Which is very true, on the pitch at least, the club’s identity has been ripped apart and rebuilt, season …

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Why the international break gives Leeds United the chance to eradicate defensive frailties

A hectic start to the season has left limited time for work on the training pitch between games, which has done little to improve the fortunes of a somewhat leaky and vulnerable Leeds United defence. The acquisitions of Kyle Bartley, Pontus Jannson (both loan) and Luke Ayling have without doubt bolstered the club’s back line. However, fans have been regularly frustrated at …

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Will Leeds United’s Garry Monk be first in the Championship sack race?

Leeds United’s recorded their first back to back wins of the season, over Sheffield Wednesday and Luton Town, this week. Three goals, two clean sheets and some attractive football have lifted the gloom that was settling around LS11 and helped recapture a little of the pre-season optimism. The victories and the reaction to them were great but it has bollocks …

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Liverpool: Leeds left-back linked; Balotelli to discuss move away; teenage Jamaican scouted

Yesterday evening marked the draw for the Champions League group stages, and but for an Alberto Moreno induced second half collapse in the Europa League final, Liverpool would have found themselves in it. However, the Reds find themselves outside of Europe all together, meaning that their midweek calendar for the near future remains remarkably empty, except for the odd trip …

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Pontus Jansson joins Leeds United – Twitter Reacts

Leeds United have announced the signing of Pontus Jansson on a season long long from Serie A side Torino. The 25-year-old Swede is a towering centre-back and adds to the Elland Road outfit’s ever growing defensive contingent. Capped eight times by Sweden, Jansson started his career at Swedish giants Malmo before moving to current parent club Torino in 2014. The …

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Luke Ayling joins Leeds United from Bristol City – Twitter Reacts

Former Arsenal academy product Luke Ayling has put pen to paper on a three year contract at Elland Road, signing from Championship rivals Bristol City. In Ayling, Leeds United have acquired a 24-year-old right-back who is also capable of playing central defender or even as a deep lying midfielder if necessary. The defender joined Bristol City in the summer of 2014 from …

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