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With his ‘spygate’ PowerPoint, Marcelo Bielsa has enhanced his legend | Jonathan Wilson

The Leeds manager has an almost pathological honesty and there are few people in football so ready to admit fault as himMarcelo Bielsa’s first job in coaching was at the city university in Buenos Aires. He hadn’t made it as a player, too slow to make m…

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With his ‘spygate’ PowerPoint, Marcelo Bielsa has enhanced his legend | Jonathan Wilson

The Leeds manager has an almost pathological honesty and there are few people in football so ready to admit fault as himMarcelo Bielsa’s first job in coaching was at the city university in Buenos Aires. He hadn’t made it as a player, too slow to make m…

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‘I observed all the rivals we played’: Marcelo Bielsa’s ‘spygate’ presentation – video

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted that he has spied on all of his sides opponents this season. One of Bielsa’s staff was recently caught observing Derby County prior to their match in the Championship. ‘So why did I send someone to watch them?’…

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Marcelo Bielsa admits Leeds have spied on every opponent this season

• Manager says it is not illegal but not necessarily right• Bielsa insists he had no bad intentions or wish to cheatMarcelo Bielsa has admitted Leeds United have spied on every team they have faced this season.The manager, strongly criticised by Frank …

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Leeds’ spying should be treated as a form of entertainment, not cheating | Paul Wilson

With gameplans on show in matches and training grounds often visible from outside, is hiding in a hedge really that bad?One hopes Marcelo Bielsa does not get punished too severely for blatantly spying on Derby County training sessions. The Leeds manage…

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Football League launches investigation into Leeds spying on Derby training

• EFL starts inquiry after Bielsa admits spying on opponents• Leeds have apologised for the actions of their managerThe EFL has launched a formal investigation into the Leeds spying row. The Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, admitted before Friday night’s…

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David Squires on … football spying and Neil Warnock’s Brexit views

Our cartoonist looks at the off-field stories dominating the headlines at Leeds, Derby, Cardiff … and NewcastleTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Phil Masinga: the South Africa striker who made Premier League history with Leeds | Ed Aarons

Phil Masinga, who has died at the age of 49, was the first black South African player to play in the Premier LeagueTwo decades later, Phil Masinga had not forgotten the advice Howard Wilkinson gave him on his first day at Leeds United, in the summer of…

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Phil Masinga: former Leeds United and South Africa striker dies aged 49

• Masinga played at Leeds United for two years• Striker won 58 caps for South AfricaThe former Leeds striker Phil Masinga has died at the age of 49, the club have announced.The South African played in the Premier League for the Yorkshire club for two y…

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Leeds apologise after Derby spy row and remind Marcelo Bielsa of ‘integrity’

Argentinian manager admitted actions before Friday winLeeds owner Radrizzani has met with Derby counterpartLeeds United have made a formal apology for the actions of Marcelo Bielsa and rebuked their manager, after he admitted having sent a spy to watch…

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Leeds United shake off spying row to beat Derby County and pull away at top

For a man who had just been un-masked as a spy master running a series of agents embroiled in the murky, clandestine world of “dark-ops”, Marcelo Bielsa cut a remarkably unconcerned technical area figure.The former Argentina manager sees little wrong w…

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Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, accepts the blame over spy row with Derby

• Bielsa: ‘I didn’t behave well. I am responsible’• Lampard hits out after Derby’s preparations were ‘disrupted’Marcelo Bielsa has accepted responsibility for the spy row involving Leeds before their Championship match with Derby on Friday.The FA is to…

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Leeds United v Derby County: Championship – live!

Championship updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off The Fiver – A major diplomatic row in the ChampionshipFeel free to email Niall your thoughts or via Twitter @niallmcveigh 5.48pm GMT Good evening. A rivalry that has been slowly cooling down for over 40…

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Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher

From Leeds United’s Jack Clarke to Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier, these 10 talented teenagers are quickly becoming fixtures in the future of footballAfter several game-changing cameos off the bench, the York-born forward was finally handed his full …

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Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher

From Leeds United’s Jack Clarke to Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier, these 10 talented teenagers are quickly becoming fixtures in the future of footballAfter several game-changing cameos off the bench, the York-born forward was finally handed his full …

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Forest fight back to topple 10-man Leeds and earn Aitor Karanka a lifeline

Aitor Karanka said that Nottingham Forest’s 4-2 victory over Leeds was payback to the fans who offered him their vocal support on a dramatic day at the City Ground.The Spaniard went into the game against the Championship leaders under some pressure fol…

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How Leeds fell in love with Marcelo Bielsa, the man on a blue bucket

The genius they call El Loco has steered his team to the top of the Championship, and breathed new confidence into the cityWe are fast approaching the 60th anniversary of the publication of Billy Liar. Or, as some of us like to call it, the Book of Lee…

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Football League: Leeds sink to shock defeat as Portsmouth win thriller

The top three hit the rocks in the ChampionshipLincoln sail clear at the top of League TwoNone of the top three were able to record a win on a rollercaoster afternoon in the second tier. Leeds could not repeat their Boxing Day heroics during the visit …

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Leeds stun Blackburn as Kemar Roofe’s late double keeps leaders flying

Mateusz Klich likens playing for Marcelo Bielsa to “being in the military” but the Leeds midfielder means it as a compliment. His Argentinian manager presides over a happy as well as an efficient army in West Yorkshire and with half the season behind t…

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Championship at halfway: from fearless Leeds to Ipswich ignominy

We assess how every club is shaping up as another vibrant season for the second tier enters its second halfSteaming clear at the summit are Norwich and Leeds, who have spent the past five months making a lie of the received wisdom that climbing out of …