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Morning Leeds-in for 24 February: Is “Ask Leeds” just a PR stunt?

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So, is this the “Q&A” that we were promised?

So apparently the club is hosting a “Q&A” live on the Leeds App at 12:30 PM this Monday. Per the club’s official website:

Supporters will get the opportunity to ask Leeds United’s highest ranking officials their questions this Monday (22nd February) as Andrea Radrizzani, Angus Kinnear and Victor Orta take part in a live Q&A session, which will be streamed exclusively on the LUTV App.

We want supporters to put their questions forward to us this weekend by tweeting them along with the hashtag #ASKLUFC.

Submissions will then be selected at random and put to the men at the top of the Leeds United hierarchy during the event which will take place at 12.30pm and will only be available on the LUTV App, which was launched this summer.

We’ll see just how “random” these questions will end up being, and what this actually entails. I don’t have a lot of faith in things like this and I think this will end up being a “everything is wonderful, duckies and bunnies!” session with no meat on it. All of these men have gotten where they are at by being able to talk to the press and make things sound great, even when things aren’t great.

Don’t hold your breath.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Match Preview of this afternoon’s match between Leeds and Brentford. [Through It All Together]

The U23s beat Sheffield Wednesday. [Through It All Together]

Paul Heckingbottom has warned the players at Leeds that they are playing for their futures at the club. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Police warn of more football-related violence. [BBC.com]

Former Leeds, West Ham United and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand made a bid of almost £10 million in order to save London non-League club Dulwich Halmet from their ground being redeveloped by property developers. [The Independent]

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola charged by the FA for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Catalonia. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

So, there might be a way for Bastian Schweinsteiger of the Chicago Fire to bring the World Cup to Chicago after all. [Hot Time In Old Town]

AC Milan drew Arsenal in the round of 16 in the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]

A look at how Gennaro Gattuso has changed Milan by a fan of AS Roma. The two teams face off this weekend. [Chiesa di Totti]