So yeah, Leeds United went to Wales and laid an egg.
Would need a few days to put together a post-mortem of what went wrong. Fans must retain perspective. Team must provide a response.— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) September 26, 2017
The team selection was puzzling against the Cardiff City side that was joint leaders in the table, but Christiansen hasn’t gotten a lot wrong this season. Perhaps Samu Saiz could have provided a better spark than Pablo Hernandez in the middle of the attack, but perhaps Christiansen wanted to keep a few players fresh for the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday on the weekend. Either way, a response is needed from the players and the club to last night’s loss.
And while it sucked losing Cardiff and Neil Warnock, let’s put this in perspective. One loss in a season of 46 games is not a crisis. As long as the club keeps rebounding from losses and doesn’t let them turn into a skid, then everything will be fine.
Or I hope anyway.
On to the links of the day.
Leeds United Links
Liam Cooper lost his damn mind and Leeds lost in Cardiff. [Through It All Together]
Phil Hay mentioned how much Leeds seemed to miss Eunan O’Kane. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English football Links
Sad news. Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepard has passed away. [BBC.com]
Tottenham Hotspur beat Thomas Christiansen’s former side APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League 3-0 behind a hat-trick from Harry Kane. [BBC.com]
Sky Sports does a quick round-up of the Championship fixtures from last night. [Sky Sports.com]
World Football Links
New York City FC is bidding on building a Stadium in Belmont Park on the border of the City and Nassau County, NY. [Newsday.com]
Liga MX side Cruz Azul will have to move its game tonight from its normal home Stadium as it was damaged in the recent earthquake and it’s being used as a staging place for relief supplies. [Yahoo.com]
PSG reportedly did a PSG thing and tried to buy off Edison Cavani to let Neymar take penalties. LOL. [ESPNfc.com]
Houston Dynamo and Mexico international forward Erick Torres is raising money for earthquake victims in Mexico [Houston Chronicle]