Blog 2021-22

Pat Bamford on the ball against Crewe
Bill 'n' Bam
There was so much of the best of Bambam it looked like Rob Price may have made a RoboBambo.
A graphic showing Marcelo Bielsa looking serious
He means you Arsene
Marcelo Bielsa's pre-Palace press conference circled around themes of Kalvin Phillips, the World Cup and commercialisation. Oh and Bamford's back for the Under-23s so that's good.
Tyler Roberts, surrounded by lilac
Sand > stones
For better or worse, Leeds have not radically changed since losing to Brighton in May, meaning non-performances like this can still easily happen. But the potential for the flip is still there.
Raphinha looking about as happy as usual
Joyful
United might need to prioritise winning over having fun if they remain worryingly close to the relegation zone. But according to those who know best, playing football for the sheer thrill of it can go a long way.
Liam Cooper leading the players on a pre-match warm-up at Elland Road — he just can't stop leading!
To care is to do
Liam Cooper knows there are times he could have played better, but we’ll never get to truly appreciate how good he’s been in the moments we don’t see.
Luke Ayling putting a training top on and looking annoyed about things
Fifty games minimum
One of the relentlessly charming things about the gang Marcelo Bielsa leaned on and shoved up the leagues with Leeds United is the way the attitudes formed in the lower divisions haven't left them.