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Morning Leeds-in for 11 January: Pontus Jansson wins PFA fan award

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Pontus wins!

Pontus Jansson won the PFA Championship Fans Player of the Month Award. Of course, since Leeds United has a bigger fanbase than the players that he was competing against, he had a pretty good chance of winning.

Leeds fans are also motivated to back their players in these “fan voting” contests. But still, it’s great to see Pontus win something. MOT

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Luke Ayling is out for the rest of the season following ankle surgery. [Through It All Together]

The club hasn’t announced it yet, but Laurens De Bock’s transfer to Leeds has been reported by the Belgian media and there is a picture of him holding a Leeds shirt at what appears to be Thorp Arch. [Through It All Together]

Leeds United linked with another Bundesliga flop This time it’s Charlison Benschop from Hannover 96. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Sheffield Wednesday fans got the chance for a ticket “refund” on their remaining matches of the season, only to find that the club would prevent them from ever owning a season ticket ever again. [The Star]

Hartlepool United may go into administration this month, with the club needing a significant amount of cash just to keep operations ongoing. Here is a timeline of the financial troubles at the club. [Hartlepool Mail]

England will play a friendly against Costa Rica at Elland Road in preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. [Through It All Together]

World Football Links

A Q&A with one of the founders of Alianza de Futbol, an organization that seeks to find talent in the United States in otherwise neglected Latino communities, about the decision of Jonathan Gonzalez to choose Mexico over the US. [Soccer America]

The Philadelphia Union announced their preseason schedule. [Brotherly Game]

The Canadian Men’s National team just hired the head coach of the much more successful Canadian Women’s National team, in what can only be described as a questionable move. [Waking the Red]