Chris McMenamy

Cree Summerville celebrating for Leeds next to Mateusz Klich cupping his ear during the promotion season
Galvanise us into falling
This has been a successful season, but Chris McMenamy is looking for a way it can feel like it.
A camera roll of photos of Diego Llorente playing for Roma, like evidence it is actually happening
Vintage Llorente
After nearly a year apart Chris McMenamy made for Florence, and a catch up with Rasmus and Diego.
Ethan Ampadu playing on loan at Spezia with his head in his hands because they're going to get relegated
You're not Lewis Baker
Chris McMenany on how Ethan Ampadu’s two seasons in Italy left two sets of fans broken hearted.
Comedian and Leeds fan Tim McGarry sitting in the stands of his boyhood club Cliftonville
No escape
Chris McMenamy spends Boxing Day with comedian Tim McGarry, with an eye on Cliftonville and another on Leeds.
Some spooky artwork of this season's Dan James haunted by versions of Dan James from previous seasons at various different clubs
I'll be back
History would be different if Dan James had joined Leeds in 2019. But, writes Chris McMenamy, it might not have been better.
A drawing of Joel Piroe, showing the 'Piroe 7' on the back of his white Leeds shirt
Joey P hysteria
Joel Piroe can start his runs from the edge of the box or the North Pole, writes Chris McMenamy, as long as they end with the ball in the net.
Four images in squares next to each other( left to right): Marcelo Bielsa, Stuart Dallas, Gjanni Alioski, and Pat Bamford
The madman's ideas
We might never see another team like 2020, writes Chris McMenamy, but that doesn’t mean settling for last season’s attempt.
Diego Llorente, looking up and applauding somebody other
Jose <3 Diego
Jose Mourinho knows a thing or two defenders. So what, asks Chris McMenamy, does he want with Llorente and Kristensen?
The view from the stand at Genoa's promotion party, as supporters hold flags and scarves aloft. It looks lovely
Not Bellusci's
A dramatic day in Serie B had Chris McMenamy feeling things that might have been.
Artwork featuring a photo of Diego Llorente kicking a ball in the white away kit of AS Roma, doing some sort of weird twisting thing with his hips, arms and legs so he sort of looks like an optical illustion
Rehab in Rome
Diego Llorente is a perfect metaphor for Leeds, in that both were really good two years ago.
A photo of temporary seating at Venezia FC, next to the words 'Tourist de Force'
Things can change fast for an old club with new American owners, as Chris McMenamy discovered in Venice.
Johnny Giles wearing a suit, looking at some important documents in a suitcase, next to a photo of Michael 'Skubes' Skubala
Give it Cani and play the kids
Don Revie wanted Johnny Giles to be his successor. Chris McMenemy is wondering whether we should have put David Batty in charge years ago.
Archie Gray, looking frighteningly young, hugging Max Dean after scoring a wondergoal against Scum's kids
No pressure
The glass ceiling of the Premier League means Leeds United’s season can only be brightened by a glimpse of Gray, writes Chris McMenamy.
Robbie Keane balancing a 2002 World Cup ball on the back of his neck, because he's cool
Sorted for E numbers and Fruit Shoots
Every kid’s first World Cup should feel like following Ireland in 2002, says Chris McMenamy.
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