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Morning Leeds-In for 17 November: Are you (finally) ready for some football?

Plus some links for your morning tea

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Is it just me, or has this international break felt longer than usual?

There are two matches tonight in the Championship, as Burton Albion host Sheffield United and Preston host Bolton Wanderers. Leeds don’t play until Sunday, when the club will host Middlesbrough in the “Garry Monk Derby.”

Pontus Jansson should be feeling pretty good as Sweden qualified for the World Cup, and he needs to be his best if Leeds are going to defeat Boro. By comparison, Boro’s Ben Gibson needs to be on his game if Boro hope to contain Pierre-Michel Lasogga. Hopefully the big Swede has healed up whatever nagging injuries he might have had and hopefully his confidence is back as well, as if Leeds are going to succeed this year, he’s gonna have to be a big part of that.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Clappers might be tinpot, but if Leeds fans want to have Continental or Latin American style tifos, why not? [Through It All Together]

Leeds United’s Managing Director Angus Kinnear believes that the recruitment policy at Leeds will pay off long-term. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Phil Hay takes a look at how Monk’s exit from Leeds puts his time at Elland Road in a bad light. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English football Links

Fancy an Ebbsfleet United “Mambo 5” kit? The club is raffling one off for charity. [BBC.com]

The Arsenal fans at The Short Fuse take a look at one of those “best XIs” for the upcoming North London Derby. [The Short Fuse]

The Tottenham Hotspur blog at SBNation had some fun with computer generated English football club names. They made a quiz about it. Can you spot which ones are real football clubs and which ones are fake? [Cartilage Free Captain]

World Football Links

New York City FC is becoming the retirement home for aging midfielders, as Yaya Toure is the latest player linked to NYCFC. Maybe they didn’t get the memo, but MLS isn’t that kind of league anymore, that’s what the Chinese Super League is now. [Hudson River Blue]

Real Salt Lake will have a women’s team in the NWSL next season, as FC Kansas City, the women’s team run by Sporting Kansas City, is going out of business. [RSL Soapbox]

My local team, the Harrisburg City Islanders, went through a “rebrand” to Penn FC with a new logo and some new investors. [The Brotherly Game]