Bielsa factor having big impact on fan fase

15 Sep 2020 08:04 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Tuesday 15th September, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


De Paul drops major hint about his future

Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul has dropped the biggest hint so far - that he wants to become a Leeds player before the transfer window closes next month. Leeds fanzine The Square Ball commented on Twitter last night that De Paul wants to join Marcelo Bielsa’s team but is waiting on Udinese to accept a bid. De Paul replied: “Yes” and added a fingers-crossed emoji before deleting the tweet shortly afterwards.





Big boots to fill for Mark Jackson

Leeds U18 head Coach and former player Mark Jackson has been promoted to U23 Manager, taking over from Carlos Corberan who left to become head Coach at Huddersfield.

The 42 year old former defender has his work cut cut having witnessed a 4-0 drubbing last night at the hands of Stoke City which included big money signings Elia Caprile, Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt. Worryingly, even with he experience Hosannah, Gotts, McCalmont, Jenkins, Stevens and McKinstry, the Whites were unable to make any significant progress.

Jackson took up his first coaching role at Thorp Arch in 2015, twenty years since originally joining them as an apprentice. His coaching career started with the Under-15s, then Under-16s, before becoming head coach of the Under-18s. In 2018, his U18's won the Professional Development League title!





Bielsa factor having big impact on fan fase

Ally McCoist has admitted that Leeds United could be viewed as his “second team” after being so impressed with Marcelo Bielsa. The former Rangers legend was talking with Laura Woods on TalkSports. Woods said...

I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but I’ll say it quietly just in case. But they’ve (Leeds) almost become peoples’ second team.

McCoist replied...
You’re absolutely right. Do you know why? It’s definitely the Bielsa factor. I understand the rivalry between clubs and Leeds United, with other clubs, might not be the most popular. But Bielsa’s brought a kind of [likeability], a second-club factor about them.

Me, for example. I’ve been saying all week that I’m looking forward to seeing them back in the top-flight. I was really looking forward to the game [against Liverpool] and it didn’t let me down at all. It did not disappoint.

Maybe all the die hard Leeds fans are right. Maybe we do ALL Love Leeds!!! Should people have second teams?




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Byebyegeegee wrote on 15 Sep 2020 06:41 pm

Of course the great man is the difference at the moment but I wouldn’t worry folks, this new found love in between us and the London/southern based media won’t last long. Having a suspicious mind, I believe they are only building us up now so that when they turn it will be all the more enjoyable for them to knock us back down again. Believe me it will only take the most minor of indiscretions for them to get back to their normal vitriolic ways, just look at the Spygate nonsense.

No second team for me really except that, for absolutely no reason that I can think of and having no particular interest in Scottish football at all, I always look out for Albion Rovers’ results. I think I just like the name because it’s kind of interchangeable and could easily have been Rovers Albion! Daft I know and they usually get beaten!

Chilli D wrote on 15 Sep 2020 03:32 pm

My second team if you can call it that is Northampton Town because I was born and spent the first few years of my life in Northamptonshire.
We lived in Irthlingborough, just half a mile away from from the Irthlingborough Diamonds ground which later became Rushden and Diamonds and got as far as League 1 a few years ago.
Sadly the club went under when their backer withdrew his support. I still have family in Irthlingborough and visit occasionally.

TatleyK wrote on 15 Sep 2020 03:28 pm

faaip wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:19 pm There's only one Murray Brodie ...Yep East stander too, North on occasions, notably the 4-2 loss to Manure in a preseason friendly where they had to pack the crowd in and I had to sit on my uncles shoulders ..

Was a season ticket holder at Raith to for the year we lived up there while my dad designed and installed sonar systems on the docks nearby
Joe Jopling is the name that sticks in my mind. Bit of of legend if my memory serves me correctly. But enough of the Aldershot talk😀 this is MOT after all.

faaip wrote on 15 Sep 2020 03:19 pm

TatleyK wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:06 pm Snap, although I didn’t have a season ticket spent many a Saturday afternoon on the east bank at the rec during the seventies until I was old enough to go to Leeds’ away games in the south.
There's only one Murray Brodie ...Yep East stander too, North on occasions, notably the 4-2 loss to Manure in a preseason friendly where they had to pack the crowd in and I had to sit on my uncles shoulders ..

Was a season ticket holder at Raith to for the year we lived up there while my dad designed and installed sonar systems on the docks nearby

SaraM wrote on 15 Sep 2020 03:18 pm

De Paul - if he's as good as people seem to say then I think we should. I don't understand the argument that he would be a signing which exceeds our ambition. My only quibble was whether he really wanted to come, but it seems that he does. Good lad!

Bielsa factor - apart from everything he's done for the club since arriving, I'm sure he adds to our clout, prestige and pulling power in the prem. So proud to have him as our manager.

Second teams - I've tended to follow the results of local sides wherever I've lived, but not always to wish them well, as in the case of Wednesday, Derby, Newcastle or, er... Manchester. I always favour Celtic, and have been having a little flirt with Atalanta recently.