Issue 01 2021-22

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Cover artwork by Lee Shackleton
Home Again
Our first issue of 2021/22 is on sale outside Elland Road for the game with Everton on Saturday 21st August. It's been a while.
Ed Note - The Square Ball
Welcome Home
The past two seasons have been the best in recent history, yet also the saddest.
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Moment - The Square Ball
Johnny Be Good
There was no transfer window to worry about before 1963/64 season, but there was the small matter of the games starting.
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Artwork by Cris Jones
Double jabbed
After Huddersfield and Sheffield United, Leeds? Andy P confidently predicts not, because they had bigger problems than a second chance.
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Alioski - The Square Ball
A Dolphin's Squeak
You can’t take sentiment out of football, but without Gjanni Alioski, Dave Guile is wondering where we’ll find it again.
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Pre-Tending - The Square Ball
Feeling Friendly
Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t worry about pre-season scorelines, and Tom Hinchcliffe says neither should you.
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Artwork by Josh Parkin
One of Our Own
This was the summer Kalvin Phillips went international. JD Richardson hopes the world sees a Leeds lad, and lets him stay there.
bielsa-blueprint - The Square Ball
How to Create a Masterpiece
A year on from promotion, Chris McMenemy is wondering if any of Leeds’ lessons are being learned in the EFL.
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Artwork by Joseph Gamble
Like a Hurricane
Richard Finn reads French, and he has read Le football selon Marcelo Bielsa, the book of life at Leeds by Salim Lamrani.
magic-roundabout - The Square Ball
Stopped Spinning
The spin cycle approach to running Leeds never worked, says Steven York. But now we’ve stopped Danny Pugh and got off, are we ready for change?
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mystery-boys - The Square Ball
Who Are Ya?
With lots of fans clamouring for big-name signings, Calum Archibald wants one thing: someone he hasn’t heard of.
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ask-away - The Square Ball
Get engaged
In market research, writes Laura Finnemore, businesses pay customers because knowing how they feel is crucial. In football, for some reason, it’s the other way around.
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Photographs by Lee Brown
Don't Cry
We’ve missed Elland Road, but Anthony Crewdson says our home as we know it will soon be part of our past.
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to-hell-with-reality - The Square Ball
Chase The Dragon
After three seasons going relentlessly up, Miles Reucroft is wondering if we’re ready for Leeds standing still.
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Welcome Back, Pontus
Centre-back passing stats. Fine words for the Premier League. But Jimmy McCovick won’t forget some other defensive metrics.
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Artwork by Remy Walker
Duke it Out
It’s kid versus kid for the Leeds United goalie shirt. Patrick Gunn introduces the new contender.
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