This picture speaks volumes but needs no words to describe it.
A minute's silence will be observed by Football League club's on 25th and 26th of March after the terrible events in Westminster on Tuesday the 22nd where five people lost their lives, slain by a terrorist.
They will not win because we won't let them!
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ON THIS DAY: In 1996, Leeds reached their first major final at Wembley in 23 years, loosing 3-0 to Aston Villa in the League Cup Final. A day out to forget.
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Leeds announce loses of nearly nine millions pounds for the season 2015/16 season.
Here's a breakdown of the figures;
-Increased rises in both turnover and commercial revenue.
-Only £2.8 million was brought into the club's finances by player sales.
-£3.5 million was lost due to 'exceptional costs of commercial disputes stock write-down (presumably the settling of the contracts with -Macron Sportswear and Enterprise Insurance.)
-Total turnover for 2015/16 was £30.1millon, up by £6.1 million.
-Gate receipts down to £8.1 million
-Merchandise up to £5.1 million
-Wage bill fell to £18.1 million.
If Leeds were promoted they would pay back creditors from 2007 but the one-off payment for GFH has been broken down into instalments. GFH are owned £13.5 million after Massimo Cellino's takeover in 2014.
In the international break, England lose 1-0 in Germany and beat Lithuania 2-0 at Wembley, Chris Wood made a goal scoring appearance for New Zealand against Fiji, he scored the first goal from the penalty spot as the 'All Whites' won the game 2-0. He missed the home return leg with Fiji with a 'knock' and flew back to England to be assessed by the medical staff at Thorpe Arch.
Modou Barrow also scored his first goal for his country in Gambia's friendly international with Central African Republic, ex Leeds loanee Mustapha Carayol scored the other goal in the 2-1 victory.
Chris Wood is nominated for the Championship player-of-the-season along with Brighton's Anthony Knockaert and Dwight Gayle of Newcastle.
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QPR under 23's 1.
Pontus Jansson is a second half substitute for Sweden, the Swedes were 2-0 behind before his appearance and went on to win the game 3-2 in Portugal.
Lionel Messi is banned for four international games for abusing a assistant referee during last Thursday's game with Chile. The suspension certainly had a effect on the result, Argentina surprisingly lost 2-0 away to Bolivia.
When questioned on Social Media about who would replace Chris Wood if the striker fails to recover from the knock that brought his premature return from the New Zealand squad, most fans have full faith in either Soulyamane Doukara or the rarely used Marcus Antonsson, myself I'm not sure that either would be a answer but it's pretty much all we've got in reserve.
The other option is Kemar Roofe who played as a main striker (and did it pretty well) during his days at his previous club Oxford United.
Not recruiting another striker in January may still be a decision that comes back to 'bite us on the arse'.
Reading forward Yann Kermorgant: "Chris Wood has scored nearly all of Leeds’ goals this season. If he gets injured, they have no plan B."
Preston thought that and we beat them 4-1, without Mr Wood.
Words that may come back and bite him in the rear.
The managers look ahead to Saturdays match:
Japp Stam; asked if he expected a hostile reception from the Leeds fans: "It would be nice if they come over here and instead of them being hostile we can be hostile against them. It should be that way around. But it's not being hostile, it's about supporting your own team and not being hostile against people because we're not kids anymore !"
Garry Monk looks ahead to the top-six clash with Reading on Saturday tea time: On Chris Wood "He came back with a knock and we are assessing him daily", hopes he will be fit to play on Saturday, Lewie Coyle back training but Taylor Denton a few weeks away from that, said earlier comments by Kermorgant were wrong and he didn't agree that Leeds have no plan B, on the win ratio that is close to surpassing the great Don Revie "You can't put me in the same sentence as Don Revie", thinks the team are going in the right direction, training tomorrow and will decide the team before travelling down to Reading, very proud Wood has been nominated as a contender for player of the year, on Jansson Monk says all players are united, he's an important part of what we do & from day 1 every player has known what's expected.
Last five away games
Reading 0 Leeds 0 Champ Aug 15
Reading 0 Leeds 2 Champ Feb 15
Reading 1 Leeds 0 Champ Sept 13
Reading 2 Leeds 0 Champ Apr 12
Reading 0 Leeds 0 Champ Nov 10
The last time Reading lined up against Leeds they had a greater percentage of play in the game but did very little with it, their manager Japp Stam said post game he wouldn't pay to watch Leeds, as he found them 'negative'.
A poor loser came to mind!
Since that 2-0 reverse Reading have had a 'blip' but continue to hang on to Leeds' 'shirt tails' in fifth place, their last result before the break was a surprise 2-0 victory at promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday, they'ed only won one game in the previous five Championship games, a 2-1 win over lowly Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The biggest question is whether Pontus Jansson returns to the starting line up or Liam Cooper retains his place after a great performance alongside Kyle Bartley, Luke Ayling and Kalvin Phillips are available again after both serving two match suspensions.
It's a hard one to call, but I don't expect Leeds to lose any game they play at the moment with the defence looking so good, whoever starts.
I'd settle for a point. A 1-1 draw.
By Keith Ingham