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Morning Leeds-in for 11 December: Should Kemar Roofe be the first-choice striker at Leeds?

The Roofe is on fire, let him burn.

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Kemar Roofe spoke to LUTV after Saturday’s match.

As Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post wrote, Kemar Roofe said he won’t demand the role of the lone striker. However, we’ve noted before that Roofe is best when played as a striker, and he has a knack for scoring goals. He’s not as quick or as powerful as Caleb Ekuban or have the traditional “number nine” frame of a Pierre-Michel Lasogga, but he can poach goals with the best of them. Sometimes people are just good at knowing where the ball is gonna go and getting there before the defender.

Roofe may not have the reputation as a “goal poacher” but maybe he should. He’s recorded two hat tricks this season, and even if one was in the League Cup, that’s two more than any other striker at Leeds have scored this season.

Is Roofe the answer at striker? I’m a big fan and think he could be, but I’m not Christiansen, so who knows. I’d like to see him get another chance to prove he can the first choice striker.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds have reportedly taken a 14 year-old goalkeeper from Northern Ireland on trial. He’s already made a first team appearance. [Through It All Together]

Caleb Ekuban is facing another spell on the sidelines after appearing to re-injure the same foot that he had surgery on earlier this season. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English football Links

Manchester City set a Premier League record by winning their 14 match in a row by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford. [Bitter and Blue]

Everton drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool dominated the match but failed to put it to bed, which allowed Everton to win a penalty to draw even. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Arsenal came back and snatched a late goal to draw level with Southampton in the other Premier League match of the day. [The Short Fuse]

World Football Links

More TAM money means that MLS teams can spend more money towards their teams. Jay Sugarman, the owner of the Philadelphia Union, has said he needs to spend money to improve the team, so he needs to put up or shut up. [The Brotherly Game]

Köln went up 3-0 in less than 30 minutes, but Freiburg battled back and won 4-3 in a match that was literally played in the snow. The ref couldn’t find the penalty spot at one point. []

Celtic FC drew 2-2 with Hibernian at Easter Road after Hibs scored two late goals to even up the match. [Sky]

Tigres UANL beat Monterrey 2-1 to win their 6th Liga MX title. To add insult to injury to Monterrey, Tigres won a trophy in their biggest rival’s new stadium before they did. Awkward. [FMF State of Mind]