Did Leeds United make a mistake letting Marcus Antonsson go on loan to Blackburn?
#backofthenet - #lufc striker @AntonssonMarcus finding his scoring touch @rovers https://t.co/KfVu1LI8os pic.twitter.com/YHykebbDVv— Steve Heptinstall (@SteveHepYEP) November 29, 2017
The on-loan striker has scored eight goals for Blackburn Rovers, as the Lancashire club looks to climb its way back into the Championship. While the level of competition is different, Antonsson’s goal scoring record is impressive, especially considering the influx of striking options brought into the club after the sale of Chris Wood that have yet to impress.
It appears that there is no recall option in the loan deal, so Leeds can’t even bring him back in January now that he’s caught fire elsewhere. Maybe this is the player that Leeds thought they were buying two summers ago, as he seems to have adjusted to playing in England and is scoring goals.
Anyway, on to the links.
Leeds United Links
Phil Hay gives his thoughts as to where Leeds United need to improve in the January transfer window. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
After you listen to the Mighty Whites Podcast, listen to Inside Elland Road from the nice people at the YEP. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English football Links
In a bottom of the table battle, West Ham United lost 4-0 to Everton. [Royal Blue Mersey]
Arsenal blasted past Leeds’ pesky neighbours Huddersfield Town 5-0. [The Short Fuse]
Alan Pardew confirmed as the new manager at West Bromwich Albion because mediocre English coaches always get another chance. [BBC.com]
Should England use a version of the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” to increase the number of minority coaches and managers? [Sky Sports]
World Football Links
Celtic FC are still undefeated after a late penalty against Motherwell drew the two sides level. [BBC.com]
Toronto FC beat everyone’s favorite underdog Columbus Crew SC, and will return to the MLS Final. [Waking the Red]
Rangers FC beat 10-man Aberdeen 3-0 to stop their losing streak at two matches and leapfrog Hibernian into 3rd place. [BBC.com]