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Morning Leeds-In for 2 November: Another “must-win” match for Leeds against Brentford?

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Thomas Christiansen seems to be feeling the pressure.

The last “must-win” match Leeds had was against Sheffield United, which the team, um, lost. And the Derby County match wasn’t a “must win” and the team wasn’t feeling pressure, and they, um, lost. So we’re back to “must-win” then? Okay.

At some point someone needs to remind Christiansen that there is no shame in a draw. Seriously.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds Rhinos will play two matches at Elland Road next year, taking the phrase “All Leeds Aren’t We” a little too seriously. [Through It All Together]

Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post says that the recent FA ruling exposes the lies and ill-dealings of the whole Ross McCormack transfer saga. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English football Links

Liverpool beat NK Maribor 3-0 at home in the Champions League. [The Liverpool Offside]

Tottenham Hotspur are officially over their Wembley curse as they beat Real Madrid 3-1 to guarantee their passage to the knockout rounds of the Champions League. [Cartilage Free Captain]

Napoli lost to Manchester City (again) in the Champions League, meaning that while their domestic season is going swimmingly, Napoli will likely not progress into the knockout round of the Champions League. [The Siren’s Song]

Aston Villa’s 2-0 at Deepdale over Preston North End means that Villa is now 5th in the Championship table, dropping Leeds to 7th place. [7500 to Holte]

Brentford beat Birmingham City at St Andrews to continue unbeaten run, meaning that Leeds will face another in-form side on Saturday. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Someone emailed an executive at the Columbus Crew SC pretending to be a league official and got some, ahem, interesting dirt. [Massive Report]

Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 with APOEL Nicosia, Thomas Christiansen’s old team. [Fear The Wall]