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Morning Leeds-in for 5 March: Leeds are auctioning off a signed Saiz shirt for the Poppy Appeal

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Support the Poppy Appeal, win a sign Samu Saiz Shirt.

Per the club’s website:

[Y]ou can get your hands on a Samuel Saiz match worn Poppy shirt, which has been made available for auction.

Samu has also signed the shirt and all proceeds generated from the auction will go The Military v Cancer.

Winning a signed Samu Saiz shirt in an auction is a big enough deal, but all the proceeds going to charity? Even better.

No matter what happens on the pitch, at least good things happen off the pitch, right? Click on the link above to bid.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Former Leeds United boss Garry Monk has been appointed manager of Birmingham City. [Through It All Together]

What is the point of Yosuke Ideguchi going to Cultural Leónesa if he’s not going to play? [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England & English Football Links

Arsenal lost 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday. No time to rest for the Gunners, as they take on AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday. [The Short Fuse]

Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0, forcing Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to defend his tactics. []

England women drew 2-2 with Germany in the She Believes Cup. [The Guardian]

World Football Links

A Fioretina fan pays tribute to Davide Astori, who passed away in his sleep yesterday. [Viola Nation]

Because of the tragic passing of Astori, all Serie A fixtures yesterday were postponed. [AC Milan Offside]

In MLS, Los Angeles Football Club won its first-ever game, 1-0 over the Seattle Sounders. [Angels On Parade]

The highest profile match in Mexico ended in a 1-1 draw, as neither Club América or Chivas Guadalajara could find a winner. [FMF State of Mind]