Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United: Red Devils Humble Peacocks

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side opened their Premier League campaign with an emphatic victory over their biggest rivals. Bruno Fernandes’s hat-trick and Paul Pogba’s four assists made the difference as the hosts in this battle of the War of the Roses. The match came into life in the second half as the home side scored four …

Signings To Push Leeds United into Europe

Leeds United are looking to build upon a successful first season in the Premier League. Following a 16-year absence from the English top-flight, Marcelo Bielsa guided the Yorkshire club to ninth. Some have tipted the club to qualify for European football. But for that to happen, the Peacocks will have to strengthen the squad. Here …

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 …

The Story of Brain Clough

Despite all of his success, Brian Clough splits opinion. Some football fans love him, others despise him but what is his story? On 21st March 1935 Brain Howard Clough was born in Middlesbrough. He was born in his childhood home, 11 Valley Road, Grove Hill and was the sixth of nine children. He remembered his …

Liverpool Vs Leeds United Tactical Preview

The opening round of Premier League fixtures sees the Premier League champions host the Championship champions with two of the world’s best coaches going head to head. Jürgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa both like their teams to press and play attacking football, but they are both very different. Klopp has previously stated that counter-pressing is …

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 …

Don Revie: A Paranoid Winner

Donald George Revie was born 10th July 1927 In Middlesbrough. He was born into a working-class family as his father was often out of work due to the Great Depression and his mum was a washerwoman. He was always grateful for his parents and despite his career, he always remembered no one is more important …

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