As usual, the silly season is upon us.
From Liverpool fans crashing a flight tracking website looking for information on a private plan headed to Mersyside from Bournemouth to Leeds fans using floor tiles to determine the identity of a defender in a picture, it’s a crazy time for fans.
To add to the confusion for Leeds fans, everyone’s favorite Leeds-based football writer, Phil Hay, is on holiday, leading the other journalists to post conflicting stories about the status of transfer rumors. Good times.
Anyway, it was confirmed late last night by Hamburger SV on twitter that Pierre-Michel Lasogga was set to join Leeds United on loan, with the club expected to officially introduce him in the morning.
Leeds United Links
Thomas Christiansen has urged Leeds fans to “remain calm” going into the international break. Okay, boss, like that’s gonna happen. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
Ghanasoccer.net is reporting that Caleb Ekuban requires surgery for a foot injury. Usually, these kind of stories are a bit garbage, but since Ghanasoccer.net is one of the first places to report that Ekuban was on his way to Elland Road, we’ll take it a bit more seriously than we usually would. [Through It All Together]
England and English football Links
Roker Report talks about the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues in football. [Roker Report]
One of Bolton’s parent companies, but not the majority shareholder, has been liquidated. That means they won’t suffer a points deduction... unless the FL is feeling mean, in which case they’ll get it anyway. [Lion of Vienna Suite]
Oh dear. Coventry City, who won the Checkatrade Trophy while getting relegated last season, lost their opening match of their defence of the Trophy against Shrewsbury Town. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Former Manchester United youth player Ravel Morrison, who spent time at West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, Birmingham City, Lazio, and Cardiff City, has joined Mexican side Atlas. [FourFourTwo.com]
Xavi “won” a lottery from a Qatar bank because why not. [FourFourTwo.com]