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Morning Leeds-in for 9 March: Just how bad has it been for Leeds United?

Leeds are lucky that the matches played in August and September have given the team a cushion.

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Well, this is just a depressing stat.

Despite being around the playoff places for months this season, Leeds have been on an absolute dire run of form lately. Sacking Thomas Christiansen hasn’t had the effect that everyone thought it would have had, and the club is still looking for answers during this long, dreadful spell.

Will a trip to Reading start to turn things around? Or should Leeds do just enough to prevent relegation and press the reset button in the summer? This is almost the same squad that was top of the league back in August.

What the hell happened?

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

The Tilehurst End, the SBNation Reading FC blog, answer some questions ahead of the match tomorrow. [Through It All Together]

Liam Cooper is doubtful for the match against Reading. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Paul Heckingbottom said that he’s yet to implement his defensive style at Leeds. Wait, what? [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Riyad Mahrez says that he “regrets” the saga over his botched transfer from Leicester City to Manchester City. [Sky Sports]

Sam Allardyce has no clue what Everton’s youth players are doing. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

A look at how some media outlets monetized the death of Davide Astori. [Football365]

Former United States midfield great Tab Ramos was thought to be the next manager of the US Men’s team. So why isn’t he? [FourFourTwo]

A profile of Liga MX’s unlikely top scorer, Santos Laguna’s Djanny. []

Three things that Gennaro Gattuso got wrong in AC Milan’s Europa League loss to Arsenal. [AC Milan Offside]