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Morning Leeds-in for 1 August: Leeds U23s beat Tadcaster Albion 6-1 in a preseason friendly

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Well, at least the kids are still alright.

The first team squad is still coming together as a team right now, but the U23s look to hit the ground running, as they played Tadcaster Albion in a preseason fixture last night and blew the doors off the place.

Leeds ran out to a 6-1 victory, and it looked as if the team was playing “Bielsa-ball” with a the famous 3-3-1-3 formation being used.

So, this bodes well for the future. With the whole club playing the same way and using the same tactics, any U23s that have to step in to fill holes in the lineup because of injuries (and they will happen) will be prepared and ready for their roles. Plus, the better they get at this way of playing, the better they will be when they are ready for the big time in a few years.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Patrick Bamford’s transfer from Middlesbrough was made official yesterday. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Everton is linked with a loan for former Leicester City, and current Chelsea, midfielder Danny Drinkwater. [Royal Blue Mersey]

A prediction as to how the Championship will end up. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

Don Garber said that the Columbus Crew SC need a downtown stadium to succeed, but the place the Crew might be moved to, Austin, TX, won’t have a downtown stadium. [Columbus Dispatch]

In 1971, Boca Juniors played Sporting Cristal and 19 (!!!!!!!) players were sent off. [These Football Times]

A look at the birth of the rivalry between Club León and Club Tijuana. [FMF State of Mind]

Mexico international Erick Gutierrez is reportedly a target for PSV Einhoven. [FMF State of Mind]

Penn FC came from behind to draw 1-1 with the Charlotte Independence. [Brotherly Game]

AC Milan lost to Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the ICC match played in Minneapolis. [AC Milan Offside]