Do not underestimate the love Marcelo Bielsa has for Newell’s Old Boys.
Seriously, find someone who loves you as much as Bielsa loves Newell’s.
Somebody very kindly translated Bielsa's whole message for me so I've updated this piece with the full transcript of it. The man is Newell's daft:https://t.co/WgyDJAq1jK— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 5, 2018
Bielsa had a nine minute video presented at the opening of the training facility in Rosario for Newell’s, for which he donated £3 million of his own money. Here is part of what he said:
Excluding my personal life, nothing makes me more emotional than every day when I recall Newell’s. With respect to the building of relationships, the conduct, the behaviour and the decisions we make are linked to the values we receive and incorporate forever. I know this is not a law but the better we are, the better the world we create.
Seriously, go read the whole thing. It’s amazing.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Leeds U23 fell to Crewe Alexandra 3-1 despite some senior players in the match. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Everton linked with a young defender from fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace. [Royal Blue Mersey]
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic says his future at the club is “out of his hands” which is what someone says right before they get sacked. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
A wrap-up of the weekend in Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]
Mexico get a second victory in the Concacaf U20 Championships. [FMF State of Mind]
AC Milan are linked to a teenage Benfica midfielder. [AC Milan Offside]
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger linked to the manager’s job at Milan. [AC Milan Offside]
A European Super League is a bad idea. [AC Milan Offside]
Fiorentina captain Germán Pezzella is really sorry and he’s learned from his terrible Halloween costume. [Viola Nation]