Liam Cooper sure seems sold on the new “set piece coach” at Leeds.
Gianni Vio, the “little wizard” from Serie A, has the club doing all kinds of unconventional things at set pieces in an attempt to increase the number of goals that Leeds score from dead-ball situations. Pontus Jansson scored his first of the season against Aston Villa in the last match, and Liam Cooper was unlucky that his effort was judged to be offside for what would have been a match-killing goal to put Leeds up 2-0. Liam Cooper said, “We can create problems and we can be much more of a threat from set-plays. I’m due a goal. Seemingly I was inches offside. Pontus said he was definitely off but he wasn’t sure about me. Someone saw the video and told me after the game that I was by a couple of inches. Sometimes you get that luck but we do look a threat.”
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
MarchingOutTogether’s Pete Allison wrote something about the importance of the Rainbow Laces campaign. [Through It All Together]
Leeds Foundation star Danny got a national award youth outreach. [Leeds United.com]
England and English football Links
Despite losing in the 2nd round of the FA Cup on the weekend to Mansfield Town, Guiseley AFC boss Paul Cox says this is “just the beginning” for the local club. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
The Yorkshire International Football Association has announced plans to launch their own football team. [BBC.com]
World Football Links