Leeds United under Thomas Christiansen are an attacking outfit, with new players on the front foot. That they and their £20m striker can’t score at home is a curious thing indeed.
It’s that familiar deflationary Leeds United feeling, but with a few additional puffs of positivity into our new season balloon.
The first issue of The Square Ball’s twenty-eighth season is available to buy now online, or from one of our friendly sellers outside Elland Road before the games against Preston and Fulham.
Our review of what you might have missed on the beach this summer
Welcome to our first issue of 2017/18.
Who earned the right to be chaired aloft this summer, and who do we want to chuck down a well?
We’re (still) not famous anymore.
Throughout 2015, Dylan Thwaites, then chief executive of Leeds Fans United, was talking to the club’s then owner, Massimo Cellino, trying to convince him to let the fans buy into the club. Then, in October, Cellino agreed — and offered LFU the chance to buy the whole thing. Here, by Dylan Thwaites, is how it happened.
The live press conference was a new way to introduce a new manager. But what impact did that have on our early impressions? And has pre-season changed that?
For a while it looked like Garry Monk was the man who would break Leeds United’s Championship habit. What happened?