Date: 21st June 2019 at 5:41pm
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Leeds United Managing Director Angus Kinnear spoke to the media ahead of the Whites’ upcoming campaign, and shared his confidence in the squad that we’ve got at Elland Road.

“They came very close. We believe they deserved to go up so we have absolute confidence in the squad, but as always we’re looking for opportunities to strengthen. If those opportunities come along, we’ll take them.”

Whilst you think that should be the case for a team that came so close in the Play-Offs last year, there certainly has been a recent trend in teams using the Play-Offs as a stepping stone to promotion. Aston Villa lost in the Final to Fulham the year before clinching promotion at Wembley against Derby County. Fulham had lost in the Semi-Finals to Reading the year before they beat Villa at Wembley, too. While Middlesbrough were defeated by Norwich in the Play-Off Final the year before they were automatically promoted.

Now, whilst you may think that such positive words of wisdom would spark joy in the hearts of Leeds fans, that doesn’t seem to be the case. The are some who believe Kinnear’s message was an ominous sign about how we’re going to attack the transfer window.

They made their voices very clear over the matter, saying that it’s up to the board to put them in a position to compete, and that means providing them with funds to make it happen.

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