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 […]

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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