Thomas Christiansen apparently thinks that a victory against Barnsley FC would mean that Leeds United had a “good week.”
"This is our target, this is our mission.”#Leeds boss Christiansen tells @LeeSobotYEP why victory at #BarnsleyFC would represent good week for the Whiteshttps://t.co/oR7SnVW9W3 #lufc #MOT #Twitterwhites pic.twitter.com/7BzSgYGMEI— YEP Sport (@YEPSportsdesk) November 23, 2017
While two wins out of three isn’t necessarily a bad week, it’s a tad misleading to gloss over the loss at Wolverhampton. Leeds were pretty much dismantled at times by Wolves, and while Leeds fought back in the second half, the point still remains that Leeds hasn’t gotten any points this season once falling behind.
There should be no shame in losing to Wolves, but it should be a wake-up call to the brass at Leeds that the club needs some investment if Leeds are going to compete for the playoffs and gun for promotion.
Anyway, on to the links.
Leeds United Links
Some 2.Bundesliga striker is supposedly linked with a move to Leeds. Can we be linked with a left-back anytime soon? [Through It All Together]
Teenage striker Jack Clarke signed a professional contract with the club. [Through It All Together]
Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post thinks that while the flags and cards might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it certainly worked against Middlesbrough last Sunday. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English football Links
Ripon City announced that they now own all of the land at Mallorie Park, where they play, meaning that the club can develop the ground and have a greater opportunity to move forward. [Riponcity.co.uk]
Atalanta beat Everton 5-1 at Goodison Park as the Merseyside club descend into even more chaos. [Royal Blue Mersey]
Arsenal lost to Köln, but still won their Europa League group. [The Short Fuse]
World Football Links
Swedish side Ostersunds qualified for the knockout rounds in a European competition for the first time. [BBC.com]
Villarreal beat Astana 3-2 and finished top of their Europa League group. [Villarreal USA]
Toluca scored twice in stoppage time to win 2-1 over Monarcas Morelia and León drew 1-1 with Tigres in the first two matches of the Liguilla. [FMF State of Mind]