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‘Leading the way’ – Noel Whelan makes Leeds United claim as EFL break continues

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It’s safe to say that Leeds United are a club that are heading in the right direction on and off the field whilst Marcelo Bielsa is in charge. 

The Whites are currently sat top of the Championship table with nine matches to play, as they look to make a long-awaited return to the top-flight.

However, due to recent events, that push for promotion has been put on hold, with no scheduled return date for fixtures to get back underway being put in place as of yet.

Leeds have acted swiftly though, and have recently announced that they will refund supporters for the tickets that they have purchased, which haven’t taken place due to the situation that has impacted sporting events across the country.

In a piece with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds’ CEO Angus Kinnear has revealed how the club are taking precautions during the off-the-field crisis, whilst also highlighting the risks to the players when they return to training.

Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, former Leeds man Noel Whelan praised key individuals for their decisions during the crisis, and claimed that the Yorkshire-based side have led the way ahead of other clubs.

“It just says everything about the club and the chairman, how they go about it as a business – because Leeds United is a business – they’re doing everything the right way.

“They’ve been top of the tree, leading the way of many clubs, not just the Championship but the Premier League with the way they’ve gone about it and handled everything – that is completely commendable to the chairman, Angus, the players.

“Everyone who’s making these decisions have made the absolute spot-on decisions and other teams have followed, they’ve realised – when they’ve made a mistake about the furlough, they’ve looked at other clubs and Leeds United have led the way on many of these important decisions.”

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The Verdict: 

I agree with Whelan here.

Leeds are a club that have been delighted the Elland Road faithful both on and off the pitch this season, as they edge closer to a long overdue return into the Premier League.

Everyone at the Yorkshire-based club seems to be pushing in the same direction, which I think is one of the main reasons as to why they find themselves in such a strong position at this moment in time.

Things can only get better if they win promotion into the top-flight this term.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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