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Ross Heppenstall

Ross Heppenstall has written for every national newspaper in the UK for well over a decade and is a respected authority on football, rugby union and rugby league.

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Football  / Big Things On Horizon For Leeds
The Best Might Be Yet To Come For Leeds As Bielsa Eyes More Signings
It is an intriguing thought. If Leeds United can ruthlessly dismantle title favourites Stoke City without a number of key players, what might they be…
Football  / Bamford Excited To Get Started At Leeds
New Leeds United Signing Can't Wait To Get Started
Patrick Bamford, centre stage, and waxing lyrical to the media about his opinion on Leeds United's dealing in the transfer market this summer. “What’s my…
New Leeds United Boss Marcelo Bielsa: ''Footballers Are A Mix Of Heart, Mind And Legs''
Forty-five minutes was the length of Marcelo Bielsa’s second offering to the media as Leeds United head coach. It followed his unveiling on a two-year…
Leeds Fans Have Faith In Marcelo Bielsa To Inspire Promotion Push
It was May 2004 when Leeds United were relegated from the Premier League following a catastrophic financial meltdown. Not much has gone right since. There…
Football  / Leeds Legends Take To The Screen For New Doc
Review Of Leeds United's Amazon Show 'Do You Want To Win?'
Love them or hate them (and frankly they don’t care which), for many the Premier League remains a poorer place without Leeds United. They were…
Rugby League  / Leeds Rhinos Axe Coach Brian McDermott
Leeds Rhinos Lose Patience With Brian McDermott But Could He Head For Wigan Warriors?
He is the most successful coach in Super League history, but not even that was enough to save Brian McDermott from the axe at Leeds…
Marcelo Bielsa Has '100 Per Cent Confidence' In Lionel Messi And Argentina Ahead Of Nigeria Clash
There has been plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth in Argentina following the national team’s disastrous World Cup campaign so far. Yet legendary Argentinian…
4 Talking Points As Saudi Arabia Produce Shock Win Over Egypt
Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary marked a historic day with a penalty save, but he couldn’t stop Saudi Arabia bringing Group A to a close…
Marcelo Bielsa Promises 'Beautiful Football' At First Leeds United Press Conference
At the end of his first press conference as Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa was asked a final question. It was a mischievous one, too,…
Relief For Eddie Jones As Cipriani Inspires England In 25-10 Win Over South Africa
Danny Cipriani produced a touch of class to help inspire England to a badly-needed victory as they ended a disappointing Test series in South Africa…
Football  / New Championship Fixtures Released
Relegated Clubs Plot Immediate Championship Return As New Championship Fixtures Are Released
Managers are fond of saying the season is a marathon and not a sprint but, whatever the length of the race, it helps to get…
England Lose 23-12 To South Africa To Put Eddie Jones Under More Pressure
Eddie Jones came under increased scrutiny as England squandered another early lead to lose the series against South Africa and fall to their fifth successive…
Football  / John Barnes Gives His Views On England...
John Barnes Calls England A 'Team Of The Future' And Urges Fans To Get Behind The Players At World Cup
John Barnes has urged England supporters not to hammer Gareth Southgate’s young side if they flop at the World Cup, insisting this is a “team…
Sloppy England Lose Breathtaking First Test Against South Africa
England surrendered a commanding early 24-3 lead to fall to defeat to South Africa in their opening match of this summer's Test series. Not since…
Struggling England Must Improve To Beat South Africa At Ellis Park
As next year’s World Cup in Japan comes increasingly into focus, it is time for England to start performing and winning rugby matches again. After…
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