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Morning Leeds-in for 25 April: No matter what, the crowds continue to come

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While things may go to pot on the pitch or the club might step on rakes and suffer through PR disasters of their own making, Leeds fans still show up.

Leeds has had attendances of more than 30,000 on 17 of the 22 home matches so far this season. That’s quite the accomplishment, especially given just how bad the team has played since Boxing Day. Leeds has averaged just under 32,000 fans this season, with a average league total of 31,590, second only behind Aston Villa.

By comparison, if Leeds were in the Premier League, they would be 10th in attendance, just ahead of Leicester City at 31,528 and just behind Everton at 38,829.

Sleeping giant indeed.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

A brief history of football in Myanmar. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Leeds United Supporters Trust seek “reassurances” from the club in regards to the tour in Asia. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Another PR disaster is on Leeds United’s hands, and again, they only have themselves to blame. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Should Leeds keep Samu Saiz around for another season, or should the club cash in after another temper tantrum from the midfielder? [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Mohammed Salah helped Liverpool take a commanding 5-2 lead over AS Roma in the Champions League. [BBC.com]

Derby County beat Cardiff City 2-1 to move into the playoff positions and to throw Fulham a lifeline in the London club’s quest to overtake Cardiff for the final automatic promotion spot. [Sky Sports]

Blackburn Rovers were promoted back to the Championship after beating Doncaster 1-0 last night. [Lancashire Telegraph]

World Football Links

Santos Laguna defender Nestor Araujo looks to have recovered from an injury, boosting both Santos Laguna’s chances in the Liguilla and Mexico’s World Cup hopes. [ESPN.com]

Rangers FC have responded negatively to Hibernian’s decision to cut the number of tickets available for Rangers fans for the final match of the season in half. [Sky Sports]