Leeds top table for footballrelated arrests for last season
19 Oct 2020 07:58 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Monday 19th October, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Leeds top table for football-related arrests for last season
A report, just disclosed shows Whites fans have had more football related arrests than than any other club in England and Wales during the 2019/20 campaign. In total, 52 Leeds fans were arrested last term, enough to put them atop the league of shame. Leeds supporters were detained 19 times for public disorder, 15 times for alcohol offences, 10 times for violent disorder, three for throwing missiles and two for pitch incursion among other misdemeanours. In total there were 1,089 football-related arrests in the 2019-20 campaign, down 20 per cent compared with 2018-19.
A total of 287 hate crimes were recorded by police at matches across England and Wales in 2019/20 up from 193 in 2018/19. Hate crimes against sexual orientation more than doubled, from 37 in 2018/19 to 78 last season. Race hate crimes increased from 152 to 214.
It is not known whether the arrests that were made at the strongly critisised open top bus celebration were taken into account? The Leeds hierarchy, who had begged fans multiple times over recent days TO STAY AWAY from Elland Road were rewarded for disobeying orders, and treated to the open-top bus celebration. As news spread, the streets around Elland Road become submerged with jubilant (and many drunken) Leeds fans celebrating their clubs success. Chaos quickly spread, with hundreds of public order offences noted, as well as damage to multiple vehicles.
Most football-related arrests by clubs in 2019/20 (England and Wales)
Leeds United - 52
Birmingham City - 49
Bolton Wanderers - 45
Aston Villa - 31
West Ham United - 30
Manchester City - 29
Cardiff City - 27
Southampton - 26
Tottenham Hotspur - 25
Liverpool - 25
Burnley - 25
Portsmouth - 24
Leicester City - 24
Newcastle United - 23
Chelsea - 23
Millwall - 21
Manchester United - 21
Liverpool and Spurs eye Phillips
Media reports from the Mirrior have suggested that Liverpool and Spurs will battle it out next Summer for Kalvin Phillips. Phillips came close to leaving last Summer, admitting that his head was turned by Villa's interest in him. Fortunately, after speaking to Victor Orta, the 24yo signed a new five-year contract, tying himself to the club until 2024.
It's believed that Phillips earns £30,000 a week under his new contract, though both Spurs and Liverpool could double or even triple that. Is 50m what England midfielders go for these days?
Bielsa will give skipper Liam Cooper a late fitness test ahead of tonight's game against Wolves. With Diego Llorente sidelined, Bielsa will be hoping that Cooper has overcome his groin injury he picked up on International duty with Scotland. Leeds will take no chances. If there is any doubt over his fitness, Cooper will be given a few days' extra rest ahead of a trip to Aston Villa on Friday night. Pascal Struijk stands by.
Jack Harrison should return to the starting line up having been ineligible to face his parent club Manchester City. Rodrigo is expected in the starting lineup following his impressive display against Citeh.