Bristol City 1-1 Blackpool: The Seasiders Leave It Late

Despite having their backs against the wall for large parts of the game, Neil Critchley’s side earned a point late in the match. Shayne Lavery’s 93rd-minute equalizer rescued a 1-1 draw in Blackpool’s first match back in the Championship. Nigel Pearson’s side took the lead just before half-time through Chris Martin. The former Derby County …

Marcelo Bielsa’s First Leeds United Starting 11, Where Are They Now?

Marcelo Bielsa has been Leeds United manager for 1,000 days and it has been a real rollercoaster. From collapsing in the second half of the playoff semi final home tie against Derby County to conquering the Championship. He has returned the Peacocks to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years, cementing himself …

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 …

Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds’ Promotion Story

They say Bielsa picks football clubs, they don’t pick him. This goes hand in hand with his love of football as he has to have things very particular for him to operate, this is alluded to later. Discounting his time between jobs, Bielsa has only taken one brake away from football which was a three-year …

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 …

Aston Villa’s Fight For Survival

Aston Villa sit in 19th place, they’re two points and a sizeable change in goal difference off safety. The Villains have relied heavily on home advantage, 17 of their 25 points have come at Villa Park but in the Bundesliga only 14 of the 58 Bundesliga games since the restart have been won by the …

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