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Morning Leeds-in for 19 February: Heckingbottom thinks that the playoffs are still in reach

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Leeds United head coach Paul Heckingbottom insists that the playoffs are still within reach after yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Bristol City.

Of course Heckingbottom is going to say that his team is within reach of the playoffs, but that is highly unlikely. Leeds are still eight points out of the playoffs with 14 matches remaining in the season and are in 11th place, needing to not only catch Bristol City, but also pass Brentford, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, and Preston. It would be a very tall task for a team in form, but Leeds haven’t won a match in almost two months. It’s possible that Leeds can go on a tear up the table, but it’s not especially likely.

We’ll see if they are able to beat the odds, but don’t hold your breath.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds fought back after going down 2-0 at half time to draw 2-2 with Bristol City. [Through It All Together]

Leeds Player ratings for the match against Bristol City. [Through It All Together]

Leeds have been digging themselves into a hole by not scoring first in nine straight matches. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Rochdale earned a replay at Wembley after scoring an injury-time equalizer against Tottenham Hotspur. [BBC.com]

Norwich City scored a late equalizer to draw with their derby match with Ipswich Town. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

Some Millwall fans are less than happy that the fans of the Philadelphia Union and other Philly sports teams have adopted the “No One Likes Us” song. [Brotherly Game]

AC Milan beat Sampdoria at home 1-0 to avenge their 2-0 loss earlier in the season. [AC Milan Offside]

Pumas UNAM had been flying high and Club Tijuana had been struggling to score goals, so of course the Xolos went out and scored 4 goals to defeat Pumas at home. [FMF State of Mind]

A Brazilian match was abandoned after 10 red cards. [BBC.com]