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Morning Leeds-in for 12 September 2017: Big crowd expected for match at Elland Road against Birmingham City

Leeds United look to have best crowd in over a decade

Despite Price Rises The British Love Of A Cup Of Tea Endures Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Leeds are reportedly headed for a crowd in excess of 39,000 tonight against Birmingham City, something that the club hasn’t managed in over a decade, if the tweet below is correct (and no one ever lies on the internet, so it’s bound to be true).

Even if the actual number of fans is short by a few hundred, it’s a great feeling to see the city excited by the football team again. Leeds has been the butt of jokes for too long, and the fans have endured so much over the years, that’s finally fun to be a fan again. So enjoy the ride, people, and don’t worry too much about the future.

And PLEASE get to the ground as soon as you can so everyone can get in before kickoff.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds are reportedly looking to sign J League star Yosuke Ideguchi from Gamba Osaka. [Through It All Together]

Thomas Christiansen wants the team to remained focused and not get complacent. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Harry Redknapp believes his Birmingham City team is ready to turn a corner and go on a positive run up the table. Someone needs to drug test him, because he’s talking crazy. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English football Links

Despite all the hand-wringing that surrounded Neymar’s transfer to PSG, Manchester City still has the most expensive team in football. []

Manchester City have reportedly signed Sporting Kansas City youngster Erik Palmer-Brown. [The Blue Testament]

Pedro Obiang scored an absurd goal and Andre Ayew did enough to poke home a loose ball from a corner kick to give West Ham United it’s first win this season against some dodgy team from West Yorkshire. [Brace The Hammer]

World Football Links

Andrea Pirlo used to be great at football, but he’s not anymore. But he continues to play for New York City FC, and so the pain he’s causing the club is now Patrick Vieira’s fault. [Hudson River Blue]

David Beckham’s quest for a MLS team in Miami got a little closer this weekend, as the first payment was made on the land that will allegedly hold the new stadium. [Miami Herald]

BeIN Sports has a problem: They are funded by the Qatari government and the larger political conflicts in the Middle East are hurting the channel’s ability to cover sports. [New York Times]