Leeds United’s promotion terror and how Don Revie’s three Cs can help them

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

Every tactical nuance, every permutation of results, all the formations and stats and touches and tackles and, above all, every kick of the ball comes down to one very simple aim: to win the game with style you can be proud of. Column at the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds United 3-0 Fulham: Oh, God

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

If Pablo Hernandez is going to heaven a nutmeg won’t do. He’ll need to argue his way through the gates, because as a footballer Hernandez has dared to be God. Match report at The Square Ball.

A lesson for all of Leeds United from their serious comedian Gjanni Alioski

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

While it was generous of Aleksandar Mitrovic to think he had to punch Ben White awake on Saturday, Alioski was instantly adjusted to the cardboard atmosphere. Like the best comedians, he takes fun very seriously. Whether his audience is a terrace of people or the stern printed face of a human sized labrador, his commitment to showbiz doesn’t waver. Column …

Cardiff City 2-0 Leeds United: Has Always Been

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

106 days since Leeds United’s last game was a long time for Marcelo Bielsa not to change his plans, and after three cruel months of deteriorating certainties I’m grateful for the Peacocks’ constant rosarino. Match report at The Square Ball.

An uncertain future but back to ‘normal’ for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

By this time next week we’ll have been through the familiar cycle. Pre-match press conference (I hope, I miss Marcelo). Team news. Kick-off. A football match. Post-match analysis and, hopefully, happiness. We can call it normal but it won’t be, especially if we get the happiness part. We’ve wished football back into our lives because we’ve missed having a good …

Liverpool, Leeds United and West Brom fans, daytrippers and injustice

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

English football has a plan. We have dates for the Premier League and Championship to resume. We have dates for them to end. We have kick-off times and broadcasting schedules. We also have 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 every day, but dwelling on that would only harsh the buzz of a sunny government briefing. Column at the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Square Ball Week: The Perfect Match

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

Leeds and Bielsa are a perfect match; like Fred and Ginger, or Sid and Nancy. A new article at The Square Ball.

The Square Ball Podcast #114: Honking Goose

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

We’re tired of Spygate, but it won’t stop the childish finger pointing. With unlikely allies, we’re ready to go to war with Pontus and head up the Salim Lamrani revolution. First stop, however, is New York, where Jack Harrison will feel right at home. Listen here.