Idiot pundit talks shit about Leeds and Norwich City because foreign managers win or something.
1) Bielsa has played 7 English players aged 22 or under this season— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) December 10, 2018
2) Leeds have the 7th highest total home attendance in English football
3) 11 of Leeds 21 league matches this season have been broadcast live on Sky
4) Tony Pulis is Welsh https://t.co/aEHauRDaK6
Chris is right, under Bielsa, Leeds have played a plethora of English talent, promoting from within rather than looking for the next big thing from overseas (and if you haven’t seen Phil Hay’s tweets about it, go check them out now). And from what fans of Norwich have said, they play a lot of English talent as well.
And even if Bielsa (or Farke) had brought in some “ringers” from overseas, so what? Plenty of “foreign” managers and players in the Premier League, and some of them have been brilliant for English football. Arsene Wenger wasn’t exactly born in North London, was he?
Everyone’s gotta trash Leeds, whatever.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Marcelo Bielsa has said that he won’t rush Patrick Bamford’s return from injury. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
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World Football Links
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AC Milan’s Mateo Musacchio is almost back from injury. [AC Milan Offside]
Five takeaways from the Inter Milan loss to Juventus. [Serpents of Madonnina]
A look at what United States fans can expect to see from new manager Gregg Berhalter’s past tactics. [Stars & Stripes FC]
In Mexico, the Liguilla finals match-up will be between Cruz Azul and Club América for a record fourth time. [FMF State of Mind]