Steven York

Marcelo Bielsa looking down in a big Leeds United jacket. He might be sad, it's hard to tell, 'cos he often looked like this
Bielsa helped Leeds rediscover its soul. This season, writes Steve York, Leeds lost it again.
A photograph of Illan Meslier, with a bit of lens flare for atmosphere
Glove life
The vultures are circling. Steven York is wondering what do we do if Meslier leaves.
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Brenden Aaronson running with the ball at his feet, standing up in the face of a gentle breeze
Punching smoke
Leeds need Brenden Aaronson to look as good as he could be, writes Steven York.
Three Jesse Marsch's side by side. They all look angry and frustrated
Battered umbrella
Jesse Marsch was supposed to calm this team down. So far, Steven York says, we’re just getting a different kind of chaos.
Brenden Aaronson playing in the black and orange away kit, against a white back drop with a horizontal orange bar running across
Big talk
Brenden Aaronson wants to be a Leeds legend. But, asks Steven York, how will that be possible?
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An image of a big Marc Roca and a little Tyler Adams against the backdrop of a black and white TSB logo
Finding solutions
Leeds signed two players to replace Kalvin Phillips, but there’s still one key ingredient missing.
A collage of contrasting Leeds emotions against Scum — Scott McTominay's awful face, and Raphinha grabbing the ball after equalising at Elland Road
Let's prove it
The first part of promotion was completed in the Championship. But Leeds’ work isn’t done yet, writes Steven York.
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A collage of Gjanni Alioski embracing Pablo Hernandez, Raphinha applauding fans, and Brenden Aaronson celebrating his upcoming Ballon d'Or
For the Ballon d'Or
What does 'better' look like for Leeds United? We have to be realistic, so let's start with Brenden Aaronson winning the Ballon d'Or.
Joffy Gelhardt, the young star, and Sonny Perkins, the younger star
A tightrope along a pathway
Steven York is trying to work out how all our talented kids get into our new-look team.
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A collage of the Kalvin Phillips mural in Leeds, Raphinha kicking an opposition player in the head, Marcelo Bielsa, and Jesse Marsch
Ken Bates still doesn't have one
Why Leeds must focus on keeping hold of what was once lost.
Kalvin Phillips and Raphina, with arrows pointing presumably to their destination, Leeds
Raise you
We’ve often been the victims of unfair transfer deals, but as this transfer window opens, we’re in charge.
Victor Orta chatting to Andrea Radrizzani with the words 'sack the board' written over them
What's that noise?
If Leeds United intend to be a Premier League club, Andrea Radrizzani has to do better than this.
An illustration of Kalvin Phillips celebrating wildly against a yellow background — buy that, Scum!
Help him
We never want to be without him, but who can we play with him, or instead of him? Steven York is doing the worrying.
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A collage of Luke Ayling getting sent off, Illan Meslier looking sad after his mistake at Arsenal, and Stuart Dallas getting injured against Man City — unpredictable moments that felt entirely predictable
Bruised aubergine
Unexpected events are expected at Leeds United, so can the board really be surprised by this season's struggles?
Andrea Radrizzani and Jesse Marsch, neither of them experienced sailors as far as I know
Celine Dion knows
There was an iceberg up ahead of Leeds United, and the rest of the season will tell us if avoid or repair were the right course of action.