It’s Non-League Day!
Go out and watch a Non-league team while the Premier League and the Championship are on international break. You’ll be supporting local football and teams with players that play for the love of the game, not paycheques or glory.
Thackley AFC is offering free admission to any season ticker holder of any pro club, so it will only cost you a pie and pint to go see them. Check their website for details, but here is their address:
Anyway, on with the links.
Leeds United Links
Gjanni Alioski started and play 90 minutes in FYR Macedonia’s draw with Italy, which along with Spain’s 3-0 victory over Albania, guaranteed Spain the number one spot and qualification to the World Cup. [Sky Sports.com]
Leeds United has supported the Leeds Supporters Trust’s efforts to have Elland Road named a Asset of Community Value. [Leeds United.com]
England and English football Links
The Premier League is planning on Christmas Eve matches this year and is now being asked to reconsider. [BBC.com]
The “Big Six” clubs are still going after a greater share of the TV money, despite the Premier League not approving the measure last time the clubs met. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
A “risk report” says that Qatar may not be able to hold the 2022 World Cup. [BBC.com]
Kevin Doyle’s retirement because of concussions should make the sport nervous. [The Mane Land]
Wales beat Georgia to move within one point of leaders Serbia, meaning that the match between Wales and the Republic of Ireland Monday will take on a lot of importance, with the winner placing first or second, depending on the results of the Serbia v Georgia match. [BBC.com]