Leeds United quarter-term report: Perfect picture spoiled by away day blues

Yorkshire Post football writer Leon Wobschall reviews the first ten games of the Championship campaign and discusses where Leeds United will finish this season.

Watch Leon's season summary in the two-minute video above or scroll down for his written assessment.

So far, so good?

Three weeks ago, it was pretty picture-perfect with Leeds moving up to the top of the Championship for the first time since May 1990. It represented United’s best-ever start to a second-tier season, with their momentum seemingly inexorable and their form looking ominous.

Perhaps too ominous, with Leeds heading into a well-timed international break with a few bruises after painful away defeats at Millwall, Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday. A king-sized reality check.

Room for improvement?

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Leeds need to harden and wisen up on their travels if they are to sustain their progress, more especially as they head towards the late autumnal and winter grind on heavy pitches, which separates the wanabees from the contenders.

Leeds, at their flowing and silky best, look as good as anyone in the division on their day, but they have looked soft and too easily roughed up in their past three away outings.

Likely destination?

Play-offs.

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