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Morning Leeds-In for 31 December: A bad loss doesn’t take away from a good month, right?

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Thomas Christiansen said that even this bad loss can’t take away from a good December.

He’s right that Leeds have had an excellent December, although one has to question the lack of rotation to many of the attacking players over the holiday period so far. The team looked sluggish during much of the match, and tired players make dumb mistakes. There were plenty of dumb mistakes yesterday.

At the same time, Leeds really were due for a bad game. The team isn’t going to win every match, and while losing to the bottom team in the division is bad, it could have gone against a team that is currently chasing Leeds in the playoff races. I’d almost rather get the crap results out of the way in December and get through a stretch run in February and March with decent results. This team can play well against good opposition, and we’ll see what kind of additions are made in January.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Here was the recap to the 1-0 loss at Birmingham City yesterday. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]

Christiansen stood by his decision to start Saiz on the bench. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

A round of up some of the action Saturday in the EFL from the BBC. [BBC.com]

Sheffield United continued their own run of bad form by losing 1-0 at home to Bolton Wanderers. [Lion of Vienna Suite]

Everton lost 2-1 at AFC Bournemouth in a bad loss for the blue half of Merseyside. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Leicester City started off with an early goal, but were unable to hold off Liverpool. [Fosse Posse]

World Football Links

Inter Milan drew 0-0 with Lazio, stopping a run of three defeats in a row. [Serpents of Madonnina]

Celtic FC and Rangers FC played to a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park. [Sky Sports.com]