Marcelo Bielsa’s 3-3-1-3

The Argentinian is hailed as one of the best coaches. His attention to detail and philosophy for attacking possession-based football has also made him one of the most influential people in football history. Managers from Pep Guardiola and Jorge Sampaoli to Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone have all spoke about the huge influence the former …

How Leeds United’s Summer Should Go

Last season the West Yorkshire side ended their 16-year hiatus from the Premier League. Having returned to England’s topflight, Leeds are looking to be a permanent fixture rather than becoming a “yo-yo club”. Despite two excellent years under Bielsa, for them to remain a Premier League club, their summer transfer window will have to go …

Blackburn Rovers 1-3 Leeds United

Tony Mowbray set Blackburn up in their regular 4-3-3 and had made 3 changes from their defeat at the Oakwell Stadium. Charlie Mulgrew, Stewart Downing and Dominic Samuel were all dropped in favour of Darragh Lenihan, Lewis Travis and Sam Gallagher. The league leaders made two changes from their draw with Luton. Stuart Dallas and …

Marcelo Bielsa’s “Murderball”

Once described as “harder than a Championship match” by a Leeds United player, this training session has people talking and players out of breath. But what is “murderball”? The name “murderball” comes from the 2005 documentary about wheelchair rugby. The documentary goes follows the US team between 2002 and the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, it …

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