In a move that could revolutionise the game, Mike Daniels puts out an outrageous attacking line up for a League Cup grudge match against Port Vale. Meanwhile, the gaffer continues to put bids in for lots of players despite having no money available.
It was Alan Smith all over: winding up opponents, getting them worried, seizing on their mistakes. But what followed fifteen minutes later was all about Smith, too.
A year on from our previous conversation (episodes 53 and 54), in this episode we catch up with LUTV commentator Bryn Law. He tells us about his experience of lockdown, the promotion party at Elland Road, and THAT goal by Pablo. Look out for part 2 in The Extra Ball episode 89.
Personally, tactically, against their individual opponents, against the ball or the pitch or fate, Leeds United always have challenges. But this squad, in Bielsa's phrase, always has resources to recover.