Daily Archives: December 29, 2022

Erling, Alfie and the Haalands’ lingering links to Leeds

“Gary Edwards accepts that time plays tricks on the mind, but even so, he is adamant his story is true. It goes back about 10 years and involves a social event arranged by the Leeds United Supporters Club of Scandinavia (LUSCOS). Edwards was there and a Leeds fan he was chatting to pointed to a boy standing near them in the room. … Nobody at LUSCOS is sure if Erling actually attended one of their dinners and none of them can remember that occasion specifically but, apocryphal or not, Edwards’ tale stems from the close proximity of the Haaland family to Leeds. …”
The Athletic


‘We respect the scientists’ – how new heading rules affect Scottish football

“Early this month and within days of the Scottish Football Association introducing groundbreaking guidelines on the heading of balls at training, the Partick Thistle goalkeeper Jamie Sneddon nodded home a stoppage-time equaliser at Cove Rangers. Was the association’s bid to protect players, after links were established between head injuries and neurodegenerative disease, destined to be in vain? …”

Cody Gakpo’s Liverpool transfer – five days, Christmas talks and Van Dijk’s role

Liverpool’s outgoing sporting director Julian Ward worked through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to get the basis of a transfer agreement for Cody Gakpo in place with the player’s club, PSV Eindhoven. His counterpart in the Netherlands was PSV’s sporting director Marcel Brands, formerly of Everton. …”
The Athletic (Video)