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Morning Leeds-In for 29 December: Will Elland Road host England next summer?

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England playing at Elland Road?

England manager Gareth Southgate wants to play a couple of the “warm up” friendlies before the 2018 World Cup in Russia around the country, instead of all of them at Wembley. Elland Road is being considered to be one of the grounds that might host the national team. Is this a good thing? Well, it can’t be a bad thing, as the club would likely receive some compensation and a share of the gate. And this way local fans would be able to see England before they go off and underachieve play in the World Cup next summer without having to make the trip down to London.

But then again, what’s the point of having a national stadium if you’re not gonna use it? Just want to give Tottenham Hotspur a place to play instead of having to ground share with Arsenal or West Ham United?

Anyway, on to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds are reportedly interested in a pair of players from Peterborough United. [Through It All Together]

Leeds United U23 player Paudie O’Connor gave an interview to the Limerick Leader, in which he said he’d like to get a chance for first team football, and that he would be open to going out on loan. [Through It All Together]

Leeds United’s Eunan O’Kane says that its all about winning right now at the club. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Arsenal outlasted Crystal Palace, winning 3-2 in South London. [The Short Fuse]

The FA has been urged to act quickly after reports that Millwall fans racially abused Wolverhampton staff and players in their recent match at The Den. Spoiler Alert: The FA won’t. [The Guardian]

Carlos Carvalhal promises to not “buy” Swansea City out of relegation. I suppose he thinks there is a different way to get better players on the team? [The Independent]

World Football Links

George Weah is set to be president of Liberia. Good work if you can get it, I guess. [The Guardian]

FC Dallas accidentally tweeted out some transfer targets. [Big D Soccer]

Orlando City has also been busy, acquiring actual players to play on the team next season. [The Mane Land]