What was this tweet all about?
Para evitar mais misunderstandings, não vale a pena tentarem mandar as "Boas Festas" ao Sporting Lisbon, porque não existe. Em Portugal, só há o Sporting Clube de Portugal. You're welcome, @LUFC! #NotSportingLisbon— Sporting Clube de Portugal (@Sporting_CP) December 9, 2017
Sporting Clube de Portugal “reminded” Leeds that when wishing a team “Happy Holidays” to address them as Sporting CP, not Sporting Lisbon... but why would the club be wishing them happy holidays?
Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, although I think we might get clarification in the morning. Or not. Who knows.
Does appear at this stage that Leeds are thinking more about medium-term signings next month, and probably not too many. Young centre-back is one of the targets. Time for plans to change though and league table could influence things.— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 8, 2017
Does this have anything to do with transfer rumours? After all the “young centre-back” is rumoured to be referring to a Sporting player, Tobias Figueiredo, who was linked in the Portuguese press with a move to Leeds, but it remains unclear if that’s what the tweet is all about, or if there is something else. The club did sign Hadi Sacko from Sporting after all.
Anyway, on to the links.
Leeds United Links
Kemar Roofe scored a hat trick and Leeds made it more interesting than it should have been in the last 20 minutes or so, but what else is new. The Whites leave London with three points, and here is the TIAT recap of the match. [Through It All Together]
Victor Orta is the one in charge of transfers, not Thomas Christiansen, so take whatever TC says about possible transfers with a huge grain of salt. [Through It All Together]
England and English football Links
You hear the sound of that “thump?” That was Christian Benteke being thrown under the bus by Roy Hodgson after the Crystal Palace forward missed a penalty that would have saw Palace win against AFC Bournemouth. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Rangers FC beat Ross County 2-1 to reclaim second place in the Scottish Premiership over Aberdeen. [Sky Sports.com]