Blog 2020-21

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Don't Lose It
Two football clubs, both making comebacks from the third tier. Two very different paths.
Gaetano Berardi by Lee Brown The Square Ball
Bera
Gaetano Berardi has asked The Square Ball to share this open letter with Leeds fans, alongside the official announcement that, after almost seven years, he's leaving Leeds United.
Photograph by Alamy
Grow Up
Bielsa's Leeds have not adapted to the Premier League this season, they've just got better at being themselves, and now the Premier League has to adapt its understanding of what Bielsa's Leeds are all about.
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Whole New Ball Game
Leeds had been steadily increasing their tempo since October 1988, but there was something new in their play that hadn't been there before. Leeds always had belligerence, but now there was arrogance.
(Photograph by Pro Sports Images)
Gen Z <3 Jim Milner
I wonder what part Leeds United plays in the minds of the people behind the European Super League. Our last sixteen years is the exact scenario the Super League is designed to avoid.
31 Leeds Liverpool Yeboah 1995 The Square Ball
Yeboah
Tony Yeboah's powerful dipping volley into Liverpool's goal cracked the crossbar and it cracked time, dividing history into before and after, reverberating through both, leaving nothing in the stories of Leeds United or Anthony Yeboah untouched by the arc light of that one goal.
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Oh Stuey
Nobody should be surprised now if Marcelo Bielsa wins the Premier League with Leeds United one day. Leeds is where it all comes true. A man is a madman until his ideas triumph, Bielsa once said, or until he moves to West Yorkshire.
Leeds Manchester City 2001 Eamonn Dalton The Square Ball
Man Down Under
"Now, for the first time, O'Leary has to cope with things going against him," said Alfie Haaland. "He can't hide behind all those little phrases of his anymore."