Leeds Lose Opener in Myanmar

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Leeds United went ahead with their controversial trip to Myanmar (also known as Burma) despite a number of travel warnings in place in the nation.

Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani arranged the tour as his company Eleven Sports has a number of business dealings in the country and the trip was the perfect getaway for a club that will be frustrated that they are not contesting the playoffs after a disastrous second half of the campaign.

However, despite beating QPR 2-0 on the final day of the season, it appears Leeds’s poor form this season as they notched up another defeat losing to 2-1 to MNL All-Stars.

Who? You may be forgiven for asking but the All-Stars are packed with world-class talent such as Ugandan international Joseph Mpande.

Of course, we jest, but the result is still a disappointment considering the starting eleven consisted of first-team regulars Samu Saiz, Andy Lonergan, Tyler Denton and Jay-Roy Grot.

But perhaps the result was an indictment of a season that promised so much up until Christmas and fell away so badly in just four months.

However, there were some positives in the match such as Samu Saiz leveling things up in the first half thanks to a penalty and striker Ryan Edmondson playing a starring role and found the back of the net himself only to be judged offside for his efforts.

Up next for the Whites is a trip to the city of Mandalay to face the National team on Friday which should be present a sterner test.

However, it can only go so far to ease the pain of so heavily missing out on a return to the top flight via the playoffs.

Oh well, there’s always next season I suppose and at least we now own the rights to show La Liga games in England after Radrizzani’s Eleven Sports outbid Sky for the rights.

Every cloud and all that.


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