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The Extra Ball #072: Bielsa’s First Game | Leeds United 3-1 Stoke City

We go back to the first time we saw Bielsaball as the Whites defeated the newly-relegated Potters at ER. We couldn’t quite believe our eyes: pressing, passing, and the sight of Gaetano Berardi scrambling up Peter Crouch’s back on a bright August afternoon. The Quiz returns with an audio round and we celebrate an act of great loyalty from a Norwegian fan.

TMB30: Leeds United 3-0 Norwich City | 1st Sep 1990

On the 30th anniversary of the match, we look back on United’s confident home win against the Canaries, as we continue or real time journey from promotion to the League title.

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TMB30: Leeds United 0-0 Manchester United | 28th Aug 1990

Our game by game journey from promotion to title winners continues with the first home game of the season at Elland Road. Our cross-Pennine rivals are in town as we look back at the match exactly 30 years on.

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TMB30: Everton 2-3 Leeds United | 25th Aug 1990

30 years on, we look back at the match that saw the Whites return to the top flight, as we go game by game towards the League title. United opened the 1990-91 season with a win at Goodison Park.

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TMB30: From Promotion To Champions

The first in a new series charting the Peacocks’ rise from promotion in 1990 to lifting the League title in 1992 in real time, 30 years on. On the eve of the season, we look at the FA threats hanging over the club, United’s summer recruitment and the plans for Elland Road.

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The Extra Ball #071: Premier League Fixture Reaction

The season kicks off with a glamour tie at Anfield, but which other fixtures have caught our eye? We give the 2020-21 calendar the TSB treatment, before we play Mr Chairman and sort the home fixtures into categories. We tackle more of your questions, too, with a chilling offer you may not be able to refuse.

The Extra Ball #070: The Griefcast Revisited

With United safely back in the Premier League, we look back on the podcast that gave birth to The Match Ball. The Griefcast was recorded in the immediate aftermath of the Derby playoff defeat, when we didn’t know what else to do but go let it all out. So here it is: Frank Lampard, crying children and a car crash.

The Extra Ball #069: Angus Kinnear Interview

Our full length interview with Leeds United’s Chief Executive that took place in the boardroom at Elland Road on Thursday 13th August 2020. Hear Angus talk about how Bielsa has transformed the club, transfers, expanding Elland Road, and how relieved he was that we didn’t end up dicking around with the playoffs.

The Extra Ball #068: 2009-10 | Part 13 | Bristol Rovers (H)

The journey through the 2009-10 season concludes with the historic home with that lifted Leeds United out of League One and back into the Championship. Plus there’s a steward’s inquiry with The Quiz as tempers fray.