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Morning Leeds-In for 22 November: Leeds United U23s & Rhyl FC get in some trouble

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Leeds United U23s played a “friendly” against Rhyl FC which didn’t end up very friendly. From the sounds of it, basically what I saw retweeted on Twitter, the Rhyl FC players were playing dirty all match until it all boiled over. The video that was posted online showed a member of Rhyl FC trying to punch Paudie O’Connor.

Even if there was some pushing and shoving after some questionable tackles, the senior players at Rhyl had responsibility to not let things boil over and a responsibility to not try and get into a fist fight with some teenagers. It’s a bad look for Rhyl, no matter if Leeds were the “big” team here, as they were supposed to be the adults on the pitch. Seriously, who wants to have their U23s go somewhere to play and fear that the other team is going to start a fight?

Anyway, on to the links.

Leeds United Links

Thomas Christiansen looks to build upon the Middlesbrough win on Sunday when the team travels to the Black Country to take on Wolverhampton. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Caleb Ekuban spoke at the press conference yesterday about today’s travel to Wolves, and said some thing about the team not worrying about who they were playing, as if he was going to suddenly say “have you SEEN Wolves play this year? Christ, we’re gonna have to play a lot better than we did against Sheffield Wednesday or we’re screwed!” [Leeds]

England and English football Links

Chris Coleman lost his first match as manager of Sunderland, as the Black Cats lost 2-1 on the road to Aston Villa. [Roker Report]

Liverpool was up 3-0 in Spain, but Sevilla roared back to draw 3-3. [The Liverpool Offside]

Tottenham Hotspur beat Borussia Dortmund to win their Champions League group. [SBNation]

Nine goals, two hat-tricks (one by a left back!) in the Sheffield United- Fulham match. []

World Football Links

MLS doesn’t have promotion & relegation, but if it did, a lot more teams would relocate and go out of business. [Black & Red United]

A preview of the Liga MX Liguilla. [FMF State of Mind]

AC Milan fans thought that they had left off-the-pitch distractions behind when Silvio Berlusconi sold the club. They were very sadly mistaken. [AC Milan Offside]