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Morning Leeds-in for 20 February: Barry Douglas hopes this season will make ‘special memories’

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Barry Douglas knows a thing or about getting promoted to the Premier League after last year, but he’s hesitant to compare it to the atmosphere at Leeds.

Douglas keeps getting asked about his time at Wolverhampton last season, that saw the club get promoted back to the Premier League, and how it compares to this year at Leeds. Telling LUTV, he said:

It’s different teams and I’ve had this question 100 times but you can’t compare.

What we’ve got this season is special and unique. The spirit we’ve got is something you rarely come by in your career. It’s a special time and hopefully we can create special memories.

This season does seem unique, from Marcelo Bielsa, to ‘Spygate’ and everything in between, the Leeds-Against-the-World mentality has gone into hyper-drive, meaning that this season will already be one of the most memorable seasons of Leeds football in recent years. The team does seem uniquely bonded in a way that seems almost quaint in the modern game.

No matter what happens, we’ll all remember it, that’s for sure.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Phil Hay thinks that when it comes to ‘Spygate’ the EFL is taking a sledgehammer to a nut. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

West Bromwich Albion beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 to move on up in the table. []

Liverpool and Bayern Munich played to a 0-0 draw in the Champions League. []

Dwight Gayle & the inconsistency of ‘Deceiving a match official.’ [Through It All Together]

World Football Links

Toronto FC got off to a nightmare start in the Concacaf Champions League, losing 4-0 on the road to Club Atlético Independiente in Panama. [Waking the Red]

A preview of the Concacaf Champions League. [FMF State of Mind]

An expanded Supercopa de Espana is set to be played outside of Spain. []

Fiorentina’s Frederico Chiesa gets kicked a lot, so of course it’s gonna look like he dives. [Viola Nation]

The next 3 and a half months will be the most important stretch for Max Allegri at Juventus. [Black & White & Read All Over]