A professional, businesslike, well-run football club enters pre-season. Who wins? Not Leeds United much.
It’s hard enough to know what’s going on with Leeds United sometimes, but harder still when you’re on the other side of the world.
It’s been a summer of big changes at Leeds United, which is great. But what if they don’t work?
When Marco Silvestri left the club in July, he left a mixed legacy of wonder saves and horror blunders, a family that made the city their home and a red mark on his back. It’s time to reflect on his three years at Leeds.
This preseason, Thomas Christiansen has had the chance to make the plans Garry Monk didn’t have.
There’s more to Leeds United than promotion.
Back in March 2011, TSB published a centre spread by Wayne Gamble of The Beaten Generation, bringing all 54 of the players Leeds United had signed on loan since 2004 together in one handy graphical guide — 54 players who played for Leeds (well, most of them) who weren’t even ours.
“Massimo? It’s Terry.”
If there is one current Leeds United player you do not want to meet roaming the countryside on a dark night, it’s Gaetano Berardi.
After all, this is the player who, when he was at Sampdoria, was nicknamed The Werewolf, because of the way he changes when he’s near a football pitch.
When Gary Speed made his First Division debut at Goodison Park, against his boyhood team, it was only his 14th start in professional football, and those early months were tough.