Memories of 1972 as Leeds head to Emirates for FA Cup encounter
03 Dec 2019 08:24am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 3rd December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Last minute agony sees the Baggies leapfrog Leeds
West Bromwich Albion leapfrogged Leeds at the top of the table courtesy of a dubious penalty decision in the 90th minute. Preston North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd was deemed to have upended Kyle Edwards as it seemed the Baggies hitman was running out of space to take a shot. Referee Oliver Langford ignored the Preston protests and pointed to the spot. The rest as they say is history.
Do you think this was a penalty? If not, should Edwards receive a ban for cheating?
£15m price tag on Gayle rules him out on a return to the Championship
Newcastle Utd have slapped a 15m price tag on Dwight Gayle. Toon boss Steve Bruce wants the 29yo to stay at St James Park but is aware that with only four appearances under his belt, the Walthamstow born striker needs first team action.
With a host of clubs keen to secure Gayle's signature in January how likely is it that a Championship club are able to stump up 15m and avoid Financial Fair Play irregularities? Would Leeds actually be keen on Gayle? With only four appearances under his belt, would he be fit enough to play Bielsaball?
Leeds travel to the Emirates in the FA Cup
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has seen Leeds being drawn against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on the 3rd January, though in all likelihood the fixture is likely to be changed as Sky will no doubt want to showcase the game.
Stevens signs contract extension
Jordan Stevens has signed a contract extension at Thorp Arch that will keep the 19yo at Elland Road until the Summer of 2022. The 19-year-old has agreed fresh terms, keeping him at Elland Road until the summer of 2022.
Stevens joined from Forest Green Rovers in 2018, and has been a regular for the Under 23's with seven appearances and two goals so far this term. He missed out on six weeks of action, having been suspended for betting!