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David Prutton

David Prutton: Leeds United facing serious test of hearts and minds

LEEDS UNITED have got a real tough run of games on their return from the international break.

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Thomas Christiansen.

David Prutton: Now’s not the time to be doubting Leeds United boss Christiansen

I DON’T THINK it’s time to be getting rid of Thomas Christiansen as Leeds United head coach.

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Pontus Jansson.

David Prutton: Why class act will get back to his combative best for Leeds United

There’s no easy fix for a footballer’s loss of form. Sometimes there’s no explanation for it either.

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Ronaldo Vieira.

David Prutton: Leeds United would benefit from an extra physical presence in the side

LEEDS United’s next opponents Bristol City are absolutely flying.

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Leeds United's Thorp Arch training ground.

David Prutton: Leeds United’s Thorp Arch just hasn’t kept pace with the times

My first visit to Thorp Arch was as a youth-team player at Nottingham Forest. Going there was like landing on planet Premier League.

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Thomas Christiansen and Neil Warnock shake hands before the Championship clash in Cardiff on Tuesday night.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

David Prutton: Trip to Sheffield Wednesday comes at ideal time for Leeds United

I was at the Cardiff game on Tuesday and the first point that needs to be made is that Cardiff City played better on the night. You can get sidetracked by talking about or moaning about the Neil Warnock way but Cardiff were better man-for-man, making fewer mistakes and playing at a higher level.

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Streetwise: Kalvin Phillips, of Leeds United, is muscled out of a challenge by Millwalls Steve Morison. It was the kind of performance, believes David Prutton, that head coach Thomas Christiansen can take plenty of lessons from. (Picture: James Hardisty)

David Prutton: Bullying by Millwall will serve Leeds in long run

So Millwall went the way that Millwall usually does. Maybe Leeds will get the hang of the New Den one day. I don’t want to make it sound like the world’s biggest obstacle but when you play in that game you soon find out how good Millwall are at handling it.

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Kalvin Phillips holds the ball as Cheikh Ndoye and Emilio Nsue close in.

David Prutton: I’m struggling to see anyone who can arrest Leeds United’s roll

The truth about Leeds United’s rise to the top of the Championship is that it’s been in the post for a while.

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Chris Wood.

David Prutton: Timing’s poor, but I can understand Chris Wood’s move away from Leeds United

One way or another there’s always going to be a transfer deadline. There’s no getting away from the scenario I experienced when I left Nottingham Forest and signed for Southampton in 2003.

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Chris Wood celebrates scoring at Bolton.

David Prutton: It’s imperative Leeds United keep hold of Chris Wood

THERE has obviously been interest in Leeds United striker Chris Wood this week.

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Thomas Christiansen.

David Prutton: First week to savour for Thomas Christiansen at Leeds United

IT’S BEEN an encouraging start for Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds United side, or very encouraging shall we say.

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Wily campaigner: Young Leeds United coach Thomas Christiansen will have to be wary of wily old campaigners like ex-Whites boss Neil Warnock, above right.

Big Kick-Off: Why Championship top six is just too tough to call – David Prutton

There’s a tendency to say that the Championship gets stronger with every passing season but unpredictable is the word I’d use this year.

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Felix Wiedwald and Rob Green.

David Prutton: What Leeds United fans will learn from final pre-season game

I always looked at it that the side that started a club’s final pre-season friendly would start the first game of the season.

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Giuseppe Bellusci in action against Guiseley.

David Prutton: Guiseley proved the end of line for Giuseppe Bellusci at Leeds United

Since football began, individual players have been targeted for criticism. I hesitate to use the word ‘scapegoat’ but that’s often how it feels when you’re on the inside. Things go wrong, the crowd lose their rag and some poor soul gets singled out.

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Charlie Taylor in action against new club Burnley.

David Prutton: Burnley deal draws line under Charlie Taylor saga for everyone

It’s no bad thing that the Charlie Taylor saga is done and dusted. It’s drawn a lot of attention over the past 12 months and you get to a stage with inevitable transfers where everyone needs to move on.

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Andrea Radrizzani, back row second from the right.

David Prutton: Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani isn’t here to ‘dance in the limelight’

WE’VE almost come to see it as a routine for new owners of Leeds United. Get in the door, address the supporters and talk about buying back Elland Road.

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Paul Hart

David Prutton: Pre-season nerves give way to team ambitions

THERE’S always a feeling of slight trepidation when the first day of pre-season comes around. Leeds United’s squad will be feeling it today.

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Former Leeds United manager Dennis Wise.

David Prutton: Leeds United need to take care as summer deadlines start to bite

Something tells me that by this time next week we’ll have a new manager at Leeds United. Or if not an official appointment, as near as dammit to Garry Monk’s replacement.

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Garry Monk.

David Prutton: Ex-Leeds United boss Garry Monk must be looking for a longer-term project

LEEDS United always seems to rumble on no matter happens to it.

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Jordan Rhodes.

David Prutton: Top strikers are not necessarily the best penalty takers

Former Leeds United midfielder writes exclusively for the YEP.

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