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Phil Hay’s verdict: Kids are lighting up the way ahead for Leeds United

Not for the first time in their post-war existence, the lights at Leeds United are shining from the academy.

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Tom Pearce celebrates scoring against Barnsley.

Leeds United 2 Barnsley 1: Pearce’s delight at netting first goal for Whites

Tom Pearce admitted to being lost for words after his first Leeds United goal helped head coach Paul Heckingbottom secure the satisfaction of a 2-1 win over his former club Barnsley.

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Leeds United: Orta rejects Deportivo in favour of Elland Road stay

Victor Orta is set to remain in his job at Leeds United after rejecting an approach from Deportivo La Coruna to become their new sporting director.

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Gjanni Alioski celebrates the crucial goal in Leeds United's 2-1 win over Barnsley.

Full-time - Leeds United 2 Barnsley 1: Heckingbottom scalps Barnsley after Alioski winner

Gjanni Alioski’s second-half strike gave Paul Heckingbottom the satisfaction of a win over his old club Barnsley as Leeds United sent the South Yorkshire club a step closer to relegation.
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Leeds United v Barnsley: Split loyalty’s not an issue for former Tykes boss Heckingbottom

There was a tinge of relief in Paul Heckingbottom’s smile when it was pointed out that he and Leeds United cannot physically relegate Barnsley.

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Leeds United: Barnsley were 'bang out of order' over departure, says Heckingbottom

Paul Heckingbottom hit out at Barnsley over their angry reaction to his move to Leeds United as he prepared to face his old club at Elland Road on Saturday.
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Phil Hay: The end should be nigh for Lasogga at Leeds United

One of the men responsible for financing Hamburg’s recent adventures, Klaus-Michael Kuhne, called it “Harakiri” and Hamburg are gaining a reputation in Germany for doing themselves in. Fifty-five straight years in the Bundesliga will end shortly, resetting a clock inside their stadium which times the length of their top-flight stay to the second.

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Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom warns players not to take it easy as season draws to close

Paul Heckingbottom warned his squad not to ease off and admitted he was almost ready to pass judgement on which players to keep next season ahead of Saturday’s meeting with his old club Barnsley.

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Vote for your YEP Leeds United Player of the Year

The shortlist for Leeds United’s player-of-the-year award includes Toby Nye, the toddler whose battle against cancer the club have supported all season, and his presence amongst the nominees was almost an admission of how weak the field is.
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Leeds United under-18's reach play-offs following Ipswich win

Leeds United’s Under-18s have reached their divisional play-offs after an 18th win of the season at home to Ipswich Town.
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How Leeds United goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell has responded to Heckingbottom pep talk

WHEN Paul Heckingbottom took over he felt United’s rookie keeper was “coasting”, but after a pep talk the youngster has responded and now finds himself in possession of the No. 1 shirt. Phil Hay reports.

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Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi cannot curb 'fire' inside him

Gaetano Berardi has apologised for his third red card of the season and admitted he cannot curb “the fire inside me” after his campaign was ended by a five-match ban.

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Leeds United defender a cross against Aston Villa

Heckingbottom applauds Pennington after rapid comeback at Villa

Matthew Pennington was forced into a rapid return from injury at Aston Villa on Friday with Leeds United’s defence down to the bare bones.
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Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Peacock-Farrell: I’d love to keep the number one spot at Leeds United next season

Bailey Peacock-Farrell has urged Leeds United to give him the chance to start next season as first-choice goalkeeper after his impressive breakthrough at Elland Road.

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Phil Hay’s verdict: Narrow loss can’t hide gulf in class between Leeds United and Aston Villa

There was no humiliation, a small mercy in itself, but Leeds United know their place when a narrow defeat at Aston Villa exceeds expectancy.

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It has been horrific admits Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom

Injuries, suspensions, supporters’ anger and just two wins since he took over, has seen the pressure mount on Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom. But he says he can see better days ahead. Phil Hay reports.

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Gaetano Berardi is shown the red card against Sunderland.

Phil Hay: Leeds United left red faced by ‘cult hero’ Berardi

A cult hero with Gaetano Berardi’s character is forever a hostage to fortune. Cartoon madness gives football personality, like Vinnie Jones holding a shotgun to the head of Howard Wilkinson, but only until it goes too far. Berardi is learning about the fickle nature of cult-heroism, cut down to size by the streak which made him popular in the first place.

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Leeds United: Pressure growing on Heckingbottom as Whites head to Villa Park

The pressure grows on Paul Heckingbottom with no promise of any respite at Villa Park tomorrow.

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Bailey Peacock-Farrell punches the ball clear of Tom Barkhuizen

Preston North End 3 Leeds United 1: Makeshift Leeds are schooled by Preston

Inspiration was needed from somewhere and for 45 minutes Paul Heckingbottom found it in the form of the most random line-up he might ever choose in his current job.

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Leeds United: Heckingbottom accuses officials of "cooking up an excuse" in Preston defeat

Paul Heckingbottom hit out at Preston North End’s second goal and accused the match officials of “cooking up an excuse” for allowing it after Leeds United’s 3-1 defeat at Deepdale.
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