PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Erling Håland

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Erling Håland

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #7

Erling Håland is something of Red Bull Salzburg and Norway’s darling future prospect. The striker is already in electric form this season, having netted 18 for the campaign already, and will no doubt be on the shopping list of top European clubs not before long.

The Leeds-born forward – born there while his father, defender Alf-Inge Håland, played for Leeds United – is one of European football’s next generation of stars.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Ezgjan Alioski

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Ezgjan Alioski

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3

Ezgjan Alioski is a versatile left-sided player, offering creativity and attacking intent to his fullest, often playing a role in attacking moves around the pitch as well as covering his assigned position.

At current club Leeds United has offered something of a creative spark, scoring 15 times in 90 league appearances despite often being utilised as a winger.

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Bielsa’s sportsmanlike call was commendable, but it’s all avoided if teams play to the whistle

Bielsa’s sportsmanlike call was commendable, but it’s all avoided if teams play to the whistle

Play to the whistle. It’s one of the most common phrases uttered in most young footballers’ careers, but rarely does it have so much relevance as in Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at the weekend.

After Jonathan Kodjia went down under an innocuous-looking coming together with Leeds defender Liam Cooper, Aston Villa looked to their opponents to put the ball out of play.

However, they didn’t.

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