All appears to be well at Leeds United. Garry Monk has instilled a winning mentality into the squad, which was epitomised with the mid-week 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at Elland Road. A seven-match unbeaten run came crashing to an end when the team were second-best away at Barnsley, but the Whites responded in perfect … More Mowatt moves south as Whites push forward
When Barcelona calmly dispatched Manchester City 4-0 a fortnight ago, not many people were surprised. That kind of score line has become a regular occurrence when Barca are involved. How City responded to that result in the return fixture in Manchester would be an indication of how well ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was implementing … More The Pep Effect Sees City Gun Down Barca
With five games of the Championship played so far, and the first international break of the season upon us, now is as good a time as ever to take a look at Leeds United’s opening to the season. In what is fast becoming the norm for Leeds fans, the club have begun the season in a … More Ups and Downs – The Positives and Negatives of Leeds United’s season so far
With the 2016-17 season underway, with one game played in both The Championship and the EFL Cup, Leeds United are yet to claim a victory – without penalties, at any rate. The 3-0 defeat at QPR last Sunday was one to forget, and Leeds fans are hoping that it can be written off as an … More A slow start – but Pablo is the artist to paint the picture this season
So, the longest and most drawn-out transfer of the summer has finally been completed; Manchester United have completed a deal worth around £89m with Juventus to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford, where he left four years ago. Whilst Pogba’s quality is undoubted, having helped Juventus to the Serie A title in each of … More Pogback – but have United overspent to bring him home?
The return of competitive football is almost upon us; next weekend, Leeds United travel to the capital to take on Queens Park Rangers to get their Championship campaign under way. With an exciting, new-look coaching set up and kit to match, there’s a quiet sense of excitement, twinned with realism, among the Elland Road faithful; … More A new chapter begins – but who will be writing the story next weekend?
It’s a familiar feeling around Elland Road this preseason; a quiet feeling of optimism, but the refusal to get too excited based on similar feelings before previous, anticlimactic seasons. The appointment of Garry Monk, a young, proven, talented, British manager, got the interest of the fans up; the signings of Marcus Antonsson, Kyle Bartley, Hadi … More Cook-ing up a storm – but the key ingredient is missing
Seeing France reach the final of Euro 2016 was not a surprising outcome for many, given pre-tournament predictions. The way in which they disposed of world champions Germany in the semi-final, however, was. Despite the German side missing some key names, with Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira missing through injury and Mats Hummels suspended, they … More Griez-y does it: why France’s semi-final hero can dominate the final
With just over 24 hours until the first of the Euro 2016 semi-finals kicks off, it is fair to say that the final four are not who many people would have predicted at the opening of the tournament on June 10th. Granted, two of the four are European heavyweights who many have tipped to emerge … More Two Davids, Two Goliaths: but who will emerge as champions of Europe?
When Wales achieved qualification for Euro 2016, it was the greatest moment the national football team had produced for over half a century, and a fitting end to a qualifying campaign started under the leadership of the late Gary Speed. Now, as they prepare for their quarter final against the winner of Belgium v Hungary, … More Not Bale-ing out yet – why Wales have nothing to fear at Euro 2016