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 […]

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 […]

The History of Marcelo Bielsa

Rosario is mostly known for industrial and agricultural reasons and exports but it is also home to two major football clubs, Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys. Rosario is the hometown to modern football icons such as Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María and Mauro Icardi but even Messi has a challenger for Rosario’s most significant […]

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