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The rise and fall – and rise again – of Leeds United

On 2 May 2001, Leeds United faced Valencia in the first leg of a Champions League semi-final. Their appearance in the last four of the competition represented arguably their biggest achievement since lifting the league title in 1992. A 0-0 draw at Elland Road was followed by a 3-0 defeat in Spain and, though Leeds’ decline wasn’t immediate, elimination from the competition and subsequent struggles to scale similar heights in the seasons that followed saw the club’s fortunes suffer a…
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Ending the London hoodoo: Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa has never won in the capital, can he succeed this weekend?

Marcelo Bielsa has rejuvenated Leeds United. Last season, the Whites narrowly missed out on an automatic promotion spot and ended up flailing in the play-offs. Hopes of automatic promotion were once more ignited with a run of five wins in six games at the start of the season and another 11 games unbeaten from mid-October to Christmas. Yet, since then United have won just once in six games. And, with a trip to QPR on the horizon coinciding with Leeds’…
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West Brom and Leeds fancied to win promotion to the Premier League

The battle to win promotion to the Premier League is always a fiercely fought affair and this season’s race promises to be no different. West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United lead the way approaching the halfway mark in the campaign, but there are plenty of teams who will feel they can overhaul the top two sides. Read on as we assess some of the main contenders for promotion from the Championship this term. Baggies bouncing under Bilic West Brom made…
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The race for promotion. Will Leeds be promoted this season?

After 15 years outside of the Premier League, including a three-year stint in EFL League One, Leeds United finally looked poised to return to the top flight of English football as Marcelo Bielsa’s side occupied 2nd place in The Championship with just four games to go. But as Leeds fans who have experienced the past decade and a half will know, having promotion in their own hands shouldn't necessarily produce boundless optimism. The more pragmatic Leeds fan was proven right…
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Five teams to watch out for this season

Predictably – and perhaps understandably – the hype for the new football season has centred on the top six in the Premier League. Can Pep Guardiola’s City side continue to dominate? Will Klopp’s Liverpool additions make them genuine title contenders? Can Mourinho snap out of his sulk and conquer his great rival? What will Arsenal be like post-Wenger? Can Sarri breathe new life into Chelsea? Were Spurs smart to avoid spending big in the transfer window? These are all key…
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