Wow. Lewis Cook, our 19-year-old Yorkshireman in the middle, wins the award for best player in the Football League under the age of 21. Congratulations to the young man. The hope for the future remains bright, and as long as this win doesn't hurt Leeds' chances of signing him to a new contract... it's a great thing. Stick around Lewis, be our hero.
We get it, we're sometimes a mess. Thanks to Scott Saunders at Yahoo, Leeds United made it into a subtitle in a story about a team in the Danish Superliga. Brøndby IF manager Thomas Frank resigned yesterday, and we're reminded once again we're not the only soap opera in European football. Thanks a lot for that, Scott.
We're not the only ones upset right now: Bolton fans wanting to travel to the game on Saturday aren't thrilled at the ticket prices at Elland Road. SB Nation blog Lion of Vienna Suite wrote a little expose on the outrage, and it's worth a read. Check it out at the link above.
This was a really interesting read from Leeds United manager Steve Evans. Full of good quotes (that might go on a protest ad someday), the article from the Yorkshire Evening Post shows a manager desperate for fan support. I think he should have it, but many of you don't. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
"But I’m saying, if I get supported, I will put on the pitch a squad of men that will challenge for the Premier League."
Love this from the guys at #WALMOT. Steve Evans, responding to a quote from Cellino that incoming transfers are finished in this window, says, "I heard it slightly different from you. I heard, 'unlikely.'" Evans and Cellino definitely have a better relationship than everyone-else-and-Cellino. You have to wonder if anything happens before the window closes (please, oh please, football gods, send us a consistent/healthy striker and a top-flight defender). Guess we'll know on February 1st....
Also, for all the new SB Nation followers, this quick snippet article is called a "FanShot," and anyone can write them! Feel a burning desire to blog about Leeds? Post a FanShot or FanPost here and share it with all your #MOT friends. Any questions: leave a comment or shoot us an e-mail at thruitallLUFC@gmail.com. Do it, do it.
It sounds pretty official, but Leeds United has brought in Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga on a two-and-a-half year deal. The 28-year-old Frenchman was a key piece in Brentford's push for the playoffs last season and was voted by fans as their player of the year. He had an option to join his former manager at Rangers, but it appears he has joined Leeds instead. Welcome Toumani; let's hope the packed midfield of Bridcutt, Cook, Dallas, Mowatt, Carayol, Murphy, Adeyemi, and Diagouraga works itself out into something solid in 2016.
Gotta love it when Sky TV decides to move a home fixture to a Monday night. Nope. The February game at Elland Road against Middlesbrough will now be on the 15th at 7:45pm BT / 2:45 pm ET / 11:45am PT. Plan accordingly if you're attending... if you're planning to watch from home/the pub, we'll see if SkyTV gets its cameras in the gates on time.
We posted a poll on Twitter, who would you rather see Leeds pull in today's FA Cup Fourth Round Proper Draw? Thus far, the results clearly show Leeds fans would pick Manchester United... or crap. I lean towards crap, as I'd like to start knocking off EPL teams in round five, but I can understand the desire to beat Manchester United early to get them out of the way. Who did you pick? Comment below.
We ran a quick poll out of curiosity last night during Leicester's dismantling of Chelsea: which team do our Twitter followers hate the most? We gave the three traditional rivalry options, and while we had a few write-ins as well, one came out the clear "least favorite." We'll let you guess who... but here's a hint: they lost to Bournemouth last weekend.
Favorite write-in answers: Cellino, Norwich, and from a cheeky South Londoner... Who do our followers hate the most? "Themselves." Through it all, #MOT.