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Morning Leeds-in for 18 December: Leeds lead Championship in away fan totals

Plus some links to enjoy with your morning tea.

Hundred Clarice Cliff Tea Cups Go Up For Auction Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Well, this isn’t a surprise, is it?

Much has been written about how Leeds United is the “sleeping giant” of English football. Leeds United is the best attended club in all of Yorkshire, and the “business” potential of Leeds wasn’t lost on the team’s new owner, Andrea Radrizzani. All of this support is in spite of some dodgy owners and scorched-earth tactics of previous owners in regards to community relations.

The fact that Leeds has not only good game day attendance, but also leads the league in away fans means that this club is primed to explode to even greater heights when the club makes it back to the Premier League, be it this season or in the future. Leeds fans “deserve” a top-flight club, as much as anyone “deserves” anything, so it warms the heart to see that the club finally has an owner which embraces the fans and the community, instead of sparring with them.

Anyway, on to the links.

Leeds United Links

Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post gives his verdict on the recent big match and the good run of form that Leeds have been on. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Thomas Christiansen thinks that fans who boo Jay-Roy Grot aren’t being fair. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English football links.

Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 to stay second in the league and leave WBA in the relegation places. [The Busby Babe]

Unlike last year, when AFC Bournemouth came from behind to beat Liverpool 4-3 at home, Liverpool made no mistakes this year and beat Bournemouth 4-0. [The Liverpool Offside]

World Football Links

Kaka announced his retirement from football. [The Mane Land]

Celtic FC’s undefeated streak is over, as they lost to Heart of Midlothian 4-0 yesterday. []

Barcelona looked more like, well, Barca, in their 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruña. [Barca Blaugranes]

The MLS silly season is in full swing. The latest trend is to grab young, rising stars instead of older players looking for an easy payday. New York City FC is reportedly looking at 20 year-old Paraguay international Jesus Medina, a winger who currently plays at FC Copenhagen. [Hudson River Blue]

Amnesty International says that migrant workers building the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are being exploited. Well, at least they’re not dying anymore, that’s a good thing, right? [The Guardian]