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Morning Leeds-in for 10 October 2017: Republic of Ireland & Eunan O’Kane move on to World Cup playoffs

Plus other links of the day

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At least one more Leeds United player will have a chance to play in the World Cup next summer.

Eunan O’Kane didn’t make the bench, or feature in the starting XI, but the Republic of Ireland has come one step closer to qualifying for the World Cup next summer.

Sweden will be missing Pontus Jansson as they take on the Netherlands tomorrow, hoping to be another nation qualifying for the World Cup play-off places.

Anyway, on to the links.

Leeds United Links

Poland youth goalkeeper Kamil Miazek, who had been on trial with the Leeds U23s, is rumoured to have been offered a contract by Leeds. What does that mean for Bailey Peacock-Farrell? [Through It All Together]

Leeds Rhinos to visit Elland Road Saturday to celebrate the rugby club’s win in the Grand Final. [Leeds]

England and English football Links

Our friends at Roker Report tell the tragic tale of Jimmy Thorpe, a keeper who died from injuries he received while playing keeper for Sunderland. [Roker Report]

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is a finalist for the Puskás award for his scorpion-kick goal against Crystal Palace. [The Short Fuse]

The Football League needs to reduce travel time for midweek matches, as the travel is punishing loyal fans who wish to travel to away matches. [The Guardian]

World Football Links

A Seattle Sounders blogger, and SBNation contributor, has a better idea on how international breaks should work. [Sounder At Heart]

Gordon Strachan may be a Leeds legend but he’s downright stupid about why Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup. []

Iceland have qualified for the World Cup in Russia after a blistering run in Euro 2016, becoming the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup. [Sky]

The Neymar v Barcelona dispute is getting uglier. Neymar has now apparently demanded that Barca be thrown out of the Champions League after refusing to pay him a €26 million bonus. The bonus is an, ahem, “loyality” bonus, which only makes the dispute even more hilariously sad. []