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Morning Leeds-in for 16 July: Leeds draw up shortlist for charity of the year

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Leeds have come up with a shortlist for the “Charity of the Year” after receiving over 200 applications.

Managing Director Angus Kinnear had this to say about the process:

On behalf of the club I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who submitted an application, it has been fantastic to see so many organisations getting involved and hoping to partner up with the club.

We are looking for a really exciting project to work on with a charity throughout the 2018/19 season that all of our players, fans and staff can engage with and be a part of and that will have a positive impact and benefit those in our local community.

It’s sometimes nice to remember that we have a club that appears to be committed to making a difference in the community and doesn’t treat the city of Leeds and the fans as inconveniences in their master plan (hi Ken) and generally wants to be part of the community.

And while we, as fans, get antsy and want the club to succeed and win, it’s still nice to see the club do these kind of things that they really don’t have to do.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Will Leeds rue the day that Kyle Bartley went to West Bromwich Albion? [Through It All Together]

What would Peterborough United pair Jack Marriott and Marcus Maddison bring to Leeds? [Through It All Together]

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani linked with an investment in FC Bari. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez appears to be set to miss the team’s US preseason tour. [Sky Sports]

West Ham United signed Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a club record fee of £36 million. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Supercopa MX 2018 was won by Club Necaxa over CF Monterrey 1-0 in California. [FMF State of Mind]

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the World Cup. [BBC.com]

Seattle Sounders drew 1-1 with Atlanta United. [Sounder At Heart]

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric won the World Cup Golden Ball. [SBNation]