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Morning Leeds-in for 11 June: The ‘centenary collection’ looks great, but where is the new kit?

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Leeds launched a new “centenary collection” just in time to celebrate a 100 years of Leeds United. And these shirts, keychains, wallets, etc., all look great.

So where are the new kits?

Last season, Leeds launched a new store without new kits, revealed the away kit after the season started and didn’t launch third kit until November, none of which made the club look very good at planning merchandise sales. And so now, while a lot of clubs have already launched their new kits and have already started selling them, we’re still waiting for a new kit for the Centenary Season.

The maddest part of all of this is that if any club would want to find a way to maximize their merchandise sales, it’s Leeds United. The club earns more revenue than any other Championship club if parachute payments are not taken into account, and a sizable chunk of that money comes from merchandise sales. It’s literally too important to the club to get this wrong all the time.

Anyway, see what the new stuff is, buy some stuff, and maybe Leeds will buy a new striker or something with the money.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Marcelo Bielsa is the King of Elland Road. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the midfielders. [Through It All Together]

Leeds are linked to Liverpool’s Ryan Kent AGAIN. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

A record number of people watched the Women’s World Cup match between England and Scotland. []

World Football Links

AC Milan are reportedly interested in bringing former Leeds player Ronaldo Vieira to the San Siro from Sampdoria along with Marco Giampaolo. [AC Milan Offside]

Milan have also reportedly made a deal to make Ricky Massara the new Sporting Director. [AC Milan Offside]

Estefania Banini brilliantly stymied Japan to give Argentina their first-ever point at the Women’s World Cup. [SBNation]

Spain beat Sweden in Euro 2020 Qualifying. []

Massimo Cellino has said that Sandro Tonali is ‘not for sale’ which, as any Leeds fan will tell you, means that Tonali will leave in six months for a fraction of the price the midfielder could have commanded this summer. []