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Morning Leeds-in for 4 October: Leeds Twitter throws shade at Blackburn Rovers

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Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

This was actually pretty funny.

Leeds, along with Aston Villa, bring some of the largest away crowds in the Championship, if not English football. And yeah, it’s pretty funny to throw shade at Blackburn Rovers who have had attendance issues in the recent past about increasing the away allocation.

Of course, the fact that Blackburn actually responded to the tweet as if it was serious made it all the more funny. If there is a lesson to be learned from American sports, where the Twitter accounts tend to be rather informal and fun, is to respond to banter or baiting in the same vein, not try to “explain” things.

Anyway, good for social media team at Leeds.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

What makes Matuesz Klich tick? [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Liam Cooper praised Tyler Roberts. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Barcelona beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 at Wembley. [Cartilage Free Captain]

West Ham United’s veteran right back Pablo Zabaleta almost joined AS Roma after leaving Manchester City and said he would love to play in Italy. [Football-Italia.net]

Aston Villa have sacked Steve Bruce, a day after a cabbage was thrown at him by a disgruntled fan. [7500 to Holte]

World Football Links

Cruz Azul beat upstart FC Juarez 2-0 in the Copa MX. [FMF State of Mind]

Monterrey also defeated a lower-league side in the Copa MX, as they got past Zacatepec 4-2. [FMF State of Mind]

Atlético Madrid beat Club Brugge 3-1. [Into the Calderon]

Inter Milan beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 in the Netherlands. [Serpents of Madonnina]