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Morning Leeds-in for 24 October: Bielsa on recent results: ‘It’s impossible to not see a problem’

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This was an interested admission by Marcelo Bielsa.

The Leeds manager said about recent results that, “In the first five games we won four. In the last eight games we only won two. It’s impossible not to see a problem in this case.”

Of course, this being Bielsa, he immediately said it was a problem for him to fix and refused to place blame on the players. Here’s hoping that the team can respond and get a win over Ipswich Town, who are bottom of the table and have looked rather poor so far this season. A good win over a bad team will do wonders for this club, and if West Bromwich Albion don’t win their match against Derby County, Leeds will be on top of the table once again with a win.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Pontus Jansson to serve a one-match ban against Ipswich Town for his comments about the referee to Sky TV after the Brentford match. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Aston Villa lost to Norwich City at Carrow Road despite taking an early lead. [7500 to Holte]

Sunderland seems to be enjoying their spell in League One, winning 1-0 away at Doncaster Rovers. [Roker Report]

World Football Links

The agent for Trabzonspor’s 21 year-old Turkey international Yusuf Yazici has confirmed that Fiorentina, among other teams, are looking to sign him. [Viola Nation]

AS Roma beat CSKA Moscow in Rome in the Champions League. [Chiesa di Totti]

Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 in Cristano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Former Juventus CEO Guiseppe Marotta is rumoured to be heading to Inter Milan after turning down a chance to work with the Italy national team. [Serpents of Madonnina]

Tata Martino, Newell’s Old Boys legend and rumoured target of the Mexico national team, confirmed that he will leave Atlanta United at the end of the year. [FMF State of Mind]

A breakdown of the MLS player salaries, as the numbers were released yesterday. The Philadelphia Union will end up being 15th in payroll, a point of contention with a fanbase that would like to see more investment from the ownership. [Brotherly Game]