Leeds United

Leeds have completed their first January signing, highly rated midfielder set to join

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Thomas Christiansen has completed his first January signing for Leeds United.

The Championship outfit have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi from Gamba Osaka.

According to the reliable Phil Hay from Yorkshire Evening Post, the Whites will be paying Gamba Osaka a sum of £500k including add-ons for the player.

Leeds agree deal to sign highly rated attacker, player delighted to join his 'dream' club

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Leeds United have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated York City striker Ryan Edmondson.

The move has been confirmed on the Whites’ official website and the player will not join up with Leeds’ U18 and the U23 teams.

After completing his move to Leeds United, Edmondson revealed that he has been a Leeds fan since his childhood and it is hard for to him to believe that he has joined the club of his dreams.

Leeds man’s unavailability could have a lasting silver lining

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Leeds United will look to head into the international break by recording three points this weekend, with a trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday next up for Thomas Christiansen’s men.

The Yorkshire outfit have started the new campaign well but defeats against Millwall and Cardiff City recently has brought the club back down to earth after an unbeaten beginning to the season.

Big Leeds boost ahead of Cardiff clash as key duo ready to feature

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Leeds United travel to take on Cardiff City on Tuesday night in a top-of-the-table Championship clash, with the Yorkshire side getting a double boost ahead of the game in Wales.

Both Pontus Jansson and Pierre-Michel Lasogga look set to feature for the current division leaders, in what will be a boost to their chances of recording three points against the Bluebirds.

Leeds agree deal with 25-yr-old defender, star could be key in their fight for promotion

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Championship outfit Leeds United have agreed on a new deal with key defender Liam Cooper.

The agreement has been confirmed on the club’s official website. The centre back has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at Elland Road until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The 25-year-old has been a valuable member of Leeds’ starting lineup over the last two seasons.

Leeds agree deal with 28-yr-old star, Player could be key in their fight for promotion

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Leeds United have agreed on a new deal with their key defender Gaetano Berardi. The Championship outfit have confirmed the agreement on their official website.

The experienced defender has signed a three year deal with the Whites and the news will come as a major boost for the Leeds fans. Berardi has been a key player for Leeds over the last few seasons and he will stay at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season now.

Garry Monk sends tweet to ‘loyal’ Leeds fans – Radrizzani to blame for exit

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Garry Monk has sent a passionate message to the Leeds United fans on Twitter after the news of his resignation, with it appearing that new club owner Andrea Radrizzani is to blame for the manager walking away.

The former Swansea City coach moved to Elland Road last summer on a 12-month deal and speculation over his future has been rife in the media over the last month.

Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

Let’s Hear It For…Ian Harte, On His Retirement!

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Ian Harte has retired from football today, four days shy of his 38th birthday. The former Leeds, Carlisle, Reading and Levante left-back bows out having won 63 caps for the Republic of Ireland and scoring 12 international goals in the process.

Harte made over 250 appearances for Leeds after coming through the youth ranks at the Yorkshire club, making his senior debut in 1996 and helping himself to a raft of goals over the subsequent eight seasons at Elland Road even finding his way into the 1999/2000 PFA Team of the Year.

Marco Matias goal v Leeds 2015 Video Matias volley vs LUFC for Sheffield Wednesday

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This cracking Marco Matias goal vs Leeds (VIDEO BELOW) was an absolutely stunning volley form the Sheffield Wednesday player in his side's 1-1 draw with Leeds on 22 August, 2015. Matias' goal v Leeds also earned the "goal of the day" tag on Sky, and as you can see, it was a pretty special one. [...]

Catching up on the Championship’s races for promotion, play-offs and avoiding relegation

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This season has proved to be one of the most gripping ever, with nothing between the top six and very little defining the relegation places. As always, managerial dismissals have been a talking point but some of the football being played deserves it's plaudits and is sure to make the dogfight at the bottom and the race to the top more intense than ever before.

Catching up on the Championship’s races for promotion, play-offs and avoiding relegation

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This season has proved to be one of the most gripping ever, with nothing between the top six and very little defining the relegation places. As always, managerial dismissals have been a talking point but some of the football being played deserves it's plaudits and is sure to make the dogfight at the bottom and the race to the top more intense than ever before.

Appleton the right man for Leeds United

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Leeds United are to begin their search for a new manager after current boss, Neil Warnock, confirmed at the weekend that he won't stay at the club unless they achieve a miraculous promotion to the Premier League.
With Leeds currently languishing 10th in the Championship and without a win in four games, the chances of them clawing back a seven-point deficit over sixth-place Leicester to make the playoffs is highly unlikely and the new owners are already looking at next season for the big push.


Official: Burnley Mulch Club Transfer Record To Bring In Bulky Target Man Chris Wood From Leeds (Photo)

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Burnley have broken their club transfer record to bring in Chris Woods from Leeds, with the fee involved reported to be £15million (plus add-ons).

The pointy 6'2" target man, who finished top goalscorer in the Championship last season with 27 goals in 44 appearances, has signed a four-year deal with the Clarets.

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine ‘very likely’ to go to jail

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A judge has told Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine that he is "very likely" to be jailed after being found guilty of two separate assaults. The BBC reports that the Owls star hit Daniel Beresford in the Paris Bar in February 2012, and attacked Reece Hall in the Viper Rooms a month later. The jury [.

2012-13: An Elegy

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[H]aving seen our original brief cast asunder when one of our teams was promoted to the Premier League a year ago, equilibrium has been restored and it's with a mood of keen anticipation that we look forward to blogging about the Football League and other topics in the new season. For now, however, we have decided to sign off for a month's rest - but not before Steve Wright of the Nottingham Forest blog Mist Rolling in from the Trent supplies us with a few final words as well as a note of hope for the future.

A Football League SWOT Analysis: The Threats

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[T]he stethoscope we have applied to the Football League over the past week has revealed a not altogether satisfactory heartbeat and the fact that the weaknesses section of our study has been easily the most read does indicate that there is concern for the competition's health among supporters.

A Football League SWOT Analysis: The Strengths

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[A]s the three divisions of the Football League steel themselves for life without npower and this website prepares for a month long summer break, we thought it would be appropriate to give the competition as a whole a health check, minus thermometers, but deploying that now established method of the SWOT analysis – beloved of the world of Business but pretty much applicable for any large organisation.


Mistaken Identity: Liverpool Stalwart Jamie Carragher Fooled By Old Photo Of Himself Posing Alongside ‘Trent Alexander-Arnold’ In 2009

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Trent Alexander-Arnold's star is on the rise at the moment, especially in the wake of the teenage full-back's superb freekick goal against Hoffenheim earlier in the week.

Ex-Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher heralded his young successor's efforts directly after the match, sharing on social media what he thought was a photo of the pair together back in 2009, when Alexander-Arnold was a mere 10-year-old slip of a lad.

Liverpool v Leeds 10.25.16

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2:45pm ET, live in the US on beIN Sports.

Last four head-to-head:
1-0 Liverpool (a; League Cup) 09.22.09
2-2 (a) 02.29.04
3-1 Liverpool (h) 10.25.03
3-1 Liverpool (h) 03.23.03

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-0 Sunderland (h); 0-0 Southampton (a); 6-1 Watford (h)
Leeds: 2-1 Rotherham (a); 0-2 Newcastle (h); 3-2 Norwich (a)

Previous rounds:
Liverpool: 2-1 Tottenham (h); 3-0 Derby (a); 5-0 Burton Albion (a)
Leeds: 2-2 Norwich aet [3-2 pens] (h); 1-0 Blackburn (h); 1-0 Luton (a); 2-2 Fleetwood aet [5-4 pens] (a)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Coutinho, Firmino, Mané 6; Milner 5; Sturridge 4; Lallana, Origi 3; Can, Lovren 2; Henderson, Klavan, Matip, Wijnaldum 1
Leeds: Wood 12; Antonsson 3; Bartley, Doukara, Hernandez 2; Denton, Jansson, Phillips, Sacko, Vieira 1

Referee: Andre Marriner

Guess at a line-up:
Alexander-Arnold Lucas Klavan Moreno
Grujic Stewart Wijnaldum
Mané Origi Ejaria

It's been a long time since Liverpool faced Leeds, a fixture that used to be a serious rivalry, whether in the 70s, 80s, 90s, or very early 2000s.


League Cup: Samuel Sáiz Scores Slick Hat-Trick With First Three Shots Of Leeds Career (Video)

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Leeds booked their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, withThomas Christiansen's much-changed side beating Port Vale 4-1 at Port Vale.

Three of those goals came courtesy of Spanish attacker Samuel Sáiz, who marked his Leeds debut by scoring with his first three shots for the club in competitive football.

Classic Moments: Goalscoring Goalie Paul Robinson Glances Home Dramatic 90th-Minute Equaliser For Leeds, 2003 (Video)

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Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has announced his retirement from professional football today at the grand old age of 37.

Having spent last season on the books at Burnley, Robinson has decided to pack it in after once again succumbing to chronic back pain.

Unfortunately, my back problem returned towards the end of last season and has prevented me being ready for the start of the new season.

Retro Football: Referee Causes Uproar By Allowing ‘Offside’ Jeff Astle Goal And Costing Leeds The First Division Title, 1971 (Video)

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Almost exactly 46 years ago this very day, a refereeing decision sparkeduproar at Elland Road when a controversial offside call (or lack thereof) effectively served to derail Leeds' title tilt.

Desperatelychasingthe win to stay in contention with Arsenal at the top of the table going into the last few games of the 1970/71 season, Leeds found themselves2-1 down against West Bromwhen Jeff Astle scored on the break despite the linesman flagging wildly from the touchline.

Huddersfield Coach David Wagner Sent Off After Sprinting Length Of Pitch To Celebrate 89th-Minute Winner Against Leeds (Video)

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Huddersfield came out on top in a fractious Yorkshire derby on Sunday afternoon, pippingcross-county rivals Leeds by two goals to one.

Both sides hadtheir managers sent-off after David Wagner and Garry Monk clashed in the wake of Michael Hefele's late, late winning goal.

Indeed, no sooner had the German defender swept home than Wagner set off sprinting across the pitch to celebrate with his players.

Leeds Goal Scorer Bellusci Become’s an Instant Hero With Loving Gesture

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Leed's goalscorer Guiseppe Bellusci became not only a Leeds hero but one of the game following the Italian's loving gesture of going out of his way to give a disabled fan his shirt following a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road today!

On-Loan Leeds Defender Giuseppe Bellusci’s Brilliant Free-Kick v Bournemouth

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Leeds United came from behind last night to beat Bournemouth 3-1 last night with on-loan Catania defender Giuseppe Bellusci scoring a brilliant free-kick to put the visitors in front, which could see the 25 year old getting a permanent move to Elland Road unlike what we thought after being sent-off and giving away a penalty on his debut!

Brilliant Wind Assisted Stephen Warnock Free-Kick Against Yeovil

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Former Liverpool full-back Stephen Warnock hits the winner from a brilliant wind assisted free-kick as Leeds beat Yeovil 2-1 in the Championship and celebrates like a boss.

Leed’s Striker Sent-off 60 Seconds After Coming On v Sheffield Wednesday

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Leed's striker Matt Smith lasted less than a minute on the field after being sprung from the bench as Brian McDermott tried to rescue something against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough yesterday who lead 2-0.

Smith's challenge on Reda Johnson could easily have broken the Wednesday's plays jaw as he caught him with his shoulder given referee Lee Probert no choice but to hand out a red card for a malicious foul.

Manchester United

Jermaine Jenas Reveals He Turned Down ‘Weird’ Offer From Man Utd Before Joining Newcastle In 2002

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Jermaine Jenas has revealed that he turned down a 'weird'approach from Manchester United before he signed for Newcastle in the summer of 2002.

Having played his way up through the ranks and impressed during his debut senior season at hometown club Nottingham Forest, the Premier League vultures were circling as Uniteds Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle all expressed an interest in procuring the 18-year-old.

Leeds could make United swoop

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Championship side Leeds United are being linked with a swoop for Manchester United defender Scott Wootton, according to theDaily Mail.The two clubs have a long and historic rivalry, but the transfer may go through smoothly if Leeds pursue the defender thanks to the defender's month to month contract at Old Trafford following the recent expiration of his prior deal.

Book Review: Promised Land: A Northern Love Story

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Promised Land: A Northern Love Story Published by Yellow Jersey Press 2011, £8.99 [G]rowing up in the 90s, Leeds were a permanent top flight fixture and played at one of the country's showcase grounds yet – unlike many other sides – I cannot remember coming across a single Whites supporter in my youth.


Hopeless Football League Teams 11: Huddersfield Town 1987-8

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[N]obody would pretend that it had been a satisfactory start to the season as Huddersfield Town prepared to make the short journey to Maine Road, Manchester on the morning of November 7, 1987. Indeed, just a week previously, the Terriers had recorded only their first victory of the autumn, a 2-1 home win over Millwall with Ian Banks and former Arsenal apprentice David Cork bagging the goals in front of a miserable attendance of 5,504 at Leeds Road.

Can Simon Grayson make it Four Promotions?

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[L]eague One still hurts for Preston North End supporters. Although current travails don't come close to the dark days of the 1980s when the club flirted alternately with going out of the league and out of business altogether, a fanbase reared on the successes of the David Moyes era, not to mention the enduring legacy of the Invincibles, are very unwilling to accept the third level as their place in the natural order of things.

The Rest

Gary Speed, Steven Gerrard And Frank Lampard To Be Inducted Into National Football Museum Hall Of Fame

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The National Football Museum have announced that Gary Speed will be one of nine 2017 inductees into their esteemed Hall of Fame as a tribute to the late Welshman's exemplary career.

One of the most serially underrated players of the modern era, Speed made 841 appearances for five clubs, 535 of them coming in the Premier League, attaining bona fide fan favourite status at Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton in the meanwhile.

Football Tat: There’s Something Slightly Amiss About The ‘Official Season Ticket Wallet’ On Sale In Leeds United’s Club Shop (Photo)

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Available now in the Leeds United club shop, it's the official leather season ticket wallet complete with rogue Arsenal badge for all your confusing, inter-club season ticket storage needs...

Photo: @LeedsLS12/Twitter

A professional football club palming off shoddy, inferior, poorly-scrutinised merchandise to fans at top whack prices.

Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before: Donald Trump Was Once Sued By Ex-Leeds Midfielder Olivier Dacourt

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Of all the myriad enemies Donald Trump has madeover the years, you may be surprised to learn that one of them used to play in midfield for Leeds United.

According to documents stumbled upon by the New York Timeslast year, Trump was once sued by none other than Olivier Dacourt.

Presenting: One Image That Signifies The Magnitude Of Sutton United’s Heroic FA Cup Run More Than Any Other…

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By seeing off old foes Leeds on Saturday afternoon, Sutton United barrelled their way into the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in the club's history.

After being knocked out in the fourth round before on two occasions (once against Leeds in 1970, and then again against Norwich in 1989), The U's broke new ground to ensure that there would be two non-league clubs in the fifth round draw also an all-time first.

Goal Tales: The Return Of The King – by Tayo Popoola

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For the week that's in it, here's something cool from DJ Tayo, you might remember him from such podcasts as The Tuesday Club and ... er ... well, that's about it.

Thierry Henry returned to Arsenal in 2012, and nobody will ever forget the goal he scored in the FA Cup against Leeds. Yesterday, after the Sky announcement, Thierry was asked about it himself and said, "There is one goal, don't get me wrong I enjoyed all of them, but the one when I came back to play for Arsenal that I scored against Leeds on my first game back.

Glory Glory Leeds back in full glory 2 wins on the bounce relegation averted dreams of top flight football return.

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New manager! Two wins on the bounce! Leeds actually passing the ball and hoofball has gone? Ladies won as well!Feelgood factor at our club for sure this week!!! So a very happy GGL show on line right now.All the latest LUFC news, the lost WHTBSIST feature from Nick, great listener emails and of course fan at the game reviews of the last two matches and the new manager's post game comments on this week's show.

GIF It: Ian Harte’s incredible fall (Reading 1-2 Aston Villa)

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As Reading battle against relegation this season, left-back Ian Harte proved he's fighting an individual battle to stay up. The former Leeds man some how managed to fall over during Saturday's defeat to Aston Villa. Under very little pressure, with no opponent near him and without appearing to perform any fancy footwork, Harte just fell [.