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Morning Leeds-in for 14 September 2017: Leeds want to spearhead development around Elland Road

Plus reaction to Champions League matches & other links of the day

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The new board at Leeds United are interested in not only bringing some professionalism back to the club, but in the development of Elland Road and the area around it. Angus Kinnear told Greg Wright of the Yorkshire Evening Post that the club wants to not only win on the pitch but “simultaneously re-engage with our massive fan base, many of whom had become disillusioned.”

I honestly have no idea what Kinnear is talking about here. Being a “catalyst for fast growing tech companies” sounds like a crappy, knock-off TED talk topic, not a goal of a football club.

Then again, these guys seem to know what they are doing. If it means the club is run in such a way that it’s not an embarrassment, I’m all for it.

Anyway, links of the day.

Leeds United Links

Thomas Christiansen had a lot of praise for Stuart Dallas after Tuesday’s victory, and hinted that a start in the league should be just around the corner for him. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

A look at the Leeds United season so far, by the numbers. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English football Links

A Sunderland fan with a “Short Out” banner was forced to take it down Tuesday night, showing exactly what is wrong with the club: Ellis Short. [Roker Report]

Hoo-boy. A report is out saying that former England manager Graham Taylor helped cover-up sexual abuse at Aston Villa. [7500 to Holte]

American wunderkind Cameron Carter-Vickers, who is currently on-loan at Sheffield United from Tottenham Hotspur, scored and helped the Blades keep a clean sheet against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday. [Stars and Stripes FC]

Speaking of Tottenham, they beat Borussia Dortmund at Wembley to break their own “curse” of playing home matches on the other side of North London. []

World Football Links

A Celtic FC fan ran onto the pitch Tuesday night and tried to “kick” PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, so now Celtic are facing a charge from UEFA. []

Marco Asensio missed Real Madrid’s Champions League match against APOEL Nicosia with an infected pimple. Seriously. []

New MLS team Los Angeles FC is casting a wide net across the globe in an attempt to find new talent for the club. Sound familiar? [MLS]