Build-Up To The New Season – Leeds United

Team; Leeds United

Nickname; The Whites

Founded; 1919

Manager; Garry Monk

Stadium Name; Elland Road

Stadium Capacity; 37,890

Major Honours; (3) First Division, (3) Second Division, (1) F.A Cup, (1) League Cup

Main Rivals; Manchester United, Chelsea, Bradford, Millwall, Huddersfield

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 3-0 (November 2009)

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 4-0 (Februrary 2016)

Last Meeting; Brighton 4-0 Leeds (Februrary 2016)

When Do They Play Brighton; Saturday 10th December (The AMEX), Saturday 18th March (Elland Road)

 

Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; Marco Silvestri

Defender; Charlie Taylor

Midfielder; Stuart Dallas

Striker; Kemar Roofe

 Leeds have been up and down more times than a lift in a shopping mall; once the feared of Europe, now a team which finishes mid table in the English second division. Give them credit, they have been consistent (consistent in being average), but this season might be slightly different. Owner Massimo Cellino has made a promise this season, that Leeds will gain a play-off place, or he will give a partial refund on seasons tickets. It may sound daft, but it gives fans extra incentive to get behind their team, a team which has got down to business quite early in this window. The signing of Roofe signals that they should be a threat, and also then loanings of Kyle Bartley and Matt Grimes from Swansea look very good acquisitions. All in all, Leeds could bring the thunder this season, especially under the guidance of new manager Garry Monk.

Last Season’s Finish; 13th

Predicted Finish; 10th

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