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Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds United head coach says he watches all opponents train

Marcelo Bielsa says he has sent a member of staff to watch every team Leeds have played this season train. The Whites head coach called a news conference on Wednesday as the Football Association and English Football League investigates the ongoing ‘spy’ saga. Before Friday’s win over Derby, the ex-Argentina manager admitted sending a staff member to watch the Rams train. Bielsa said: “I observed all the rivals we played against and watched the training sessions of all opponents.” More to follow. Source link

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Spygate: Football Focus pundits discuss Leeds spy at Derby County

Football Focus pundit Martin Keown says Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has “broken the moral code” of the sport, after he admitted sending a member of staff to spy on opponents Derby County in training. READ MORE: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’ WATCH MORE: ‘We believe we’re good enough to win league’ – Winks on Spurs title hopes Source link

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Marcelo Bielsa ‘spy’ revelation: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands both before and after Friday’s game at Elland Road Head coach Marcelo Bielsa will be “reminded of the integrity and honesty” of Leeds United after he admitted sending a staff member to ‘spy’ on a Derby County training session. Before Leeds’ 2-0 win over the Rams on Friday, Bielsa said he was responsible after a man was seen outside the Rams’ training ground the previous day. Leeds have also “formally apologised” for Bielsa’s pre-match conduct. The Football Association has said it is…

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Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands before and after the match at Elland Road Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship, after head coach Marcelo Bielsa took full responsibility for the pre-match ‘spygate’ saga. Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch Derby train on Thursday, a story that dominated the build-up to the game and one the Football Association is now investigating. The contest at Elland Road was predictably frantic and feisty, but Leeds dominated from…

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Leeds students honour organ donor pupil who died last year

More than 1,500 students and staff members have paid tribute to a pupil who died last year by spelling out a special message on their sports pitch. Students at The Grammar School at Leeds honoured 12-year-old Hoshi Naylor, who died after being hit by a car in January 2018. Her organs were donated to four people in need of a transplant after she died. The students stood in formation to spell out the words ‘Be A Hero’, which is the name of the organ donor campaign led by Leeds Teaching…

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Leeds United 0-2 Hull City: Jarrod Bowen double helps Tigers beat Championship leaders

Jarrod Bowen has now scored 10 goals for Hull City this season Championship leaders Leeds United had their seven-game winning run ended after Jarrod Bowen scored both goals to give Hull City victory at Elland Road. Bowen, reportedly a January transfer target for Leeds, pounced on some poor defending in the box and showcased his finishing with the opener from close range. His second was another opportunistic goal, with the forward reacting quickest to put the rebound away after Will Keane was denied by Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Luke Ayling and Tyler…

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Aston Villa 2-3 Leeds United: Whites come from two goals down to go top of Championship

Kemar Roofe drills home Leeds’ stoppage-time winner at Villa Park to put the Whites back on top of the Championship Leeds United came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa in a pre-Christmas cracker as Kemar Roofe’s injury-time winner returned them to the top of the Championship. Villa looked fairly comfortable with a two-goal lead at half-time. Tammy Abraham’s seventh goal in his last four home games – a close-range finish set up by John McGinn’s bursting run – was quickly followed by Conor Hourihane’s beautifully placed low left-foot curler…

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Channel 4 chooses Leeds for new HQ

Image caption Channel 4 will still keep its London HQ on Horseferry Road Channel 4 will set up a new national HQ in Leeds in an attempt to boost the way it reflects life outside London. The broadcaster will keep another headquarters in the capital, but will move roughly 200 of its 800 staff to the West Yorkshire city. Leeds was chosen above Birmingham and Greater Manchester, which were also on the shortlist. The channel has also announced it will open “creative hubs” in Bristol and Glasgow, with around 50…

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Leeds United: Owner Andrea Radrizzani calls for creation of ‘Premier League 2’

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani took over at Elland Road in May 2017 Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has called for the creation of a ‘Premier League 2’ to help Championship clubs receive more television revenue. Leeds earned £7.5m in 2017 under the EFL television deal, compared to a guaranteed £100m for the team that finishes bottom of the Premier League. Six of Leeds’ 12 league games this season have been moved for TV coverage. “We lose money and we are creating a show that is high-interest for everybody,” said…

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PC and two men attacked by dogs in Leeds garden

Image caption The three men were bitten by the dogs in the early hours of Saturday morning Three men including a police officer have suffered serious injuries after they were attacked by two dogs. A 59-year-old man and a 79-year-old man were found injured in Garth Walk, Moortown, Leeds, at about 04:40 BST. The younger man received potentially life-changing injuries, police said. A male officer was bitten during attempts to catch one of the dogs in a garden. Two people, thought to be the owners of the dogs, have been…

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