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Morning Leeds-in for 9 November: Marcelo Bielsa worries that the beauty of the game is being lost

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Leeds United v Brentford - Sky Bet Championship Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

Some football managers drone on about things no one cares about in press conferences. Some talk about their opponents in very guarded tones. Some swear (looking at you, Mick McCarthy). Marcelo Bielsa? He talks about the philosophy of football.

Yeah, Bielsa is right that the obsession with results means that teams would rather not lose ugly than lose pretty, which makes sense from a busines standpoint, but stinks from a football fan’s point of view. After all, why do you think that managers like Tony Pulis and Big Sam Allardyce keep getting jobs in football? For most Premier League teams, 40 points is a trophy, no matter how horrible the football.

Anyway, Leeds are a joy to watch right now and we should all enjoy it.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Sky Sports Loves Leeds. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Arsenal drew 0-0 with Sporting Clube de Portugal to advance in the Europa League. [The Short Fuse]

Chelsea won 1-0 away at BATE Borisov to also advance in the Europa League. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Recap of the one-all draw between Real Betis and AC Milan in the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]

Milan’s Giacomo Bonaventura will miss the Juventus match, while Gonzalo Higuain looks to be ready for Juve. [AC Milan Offside]

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly is reportedly linked with Milan as the Rossoneri look for defensive depth. [AC Milan Offside]

Quique Sanchez Flores reportedly met with the FMF regarding the Mexico job. [FMF State of Mind]

PSG admitted that its scouts had racial profiled young players for years. [The Guardian]