Gjanni Alioski said today that Leeds were “ready to explode.... Like a bomb.” And he may not be wrong.
"With how we train, we're ready to explode. We're like a bomb waiting to come out." Gjanni Alioski promises big things from Leeds United ahead of the season opener against Stoke:https://t.co/oUMPnW1GgV— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 2, 2018
A lot of the predictions about Leeds from around the press and other blogs predict madness at Elland Road, and they’re not wrong to expect it. When you hire a manager from Argentina with the nickname “El Loco” and put him in charge of a club that has averaged about three managers a season for almost a decade, it’s not wrong to anticipate madness to occur.
Most figure that Bielsa’s reign at Elland Road will go one of two ways, either it will be brilliant or it will be awful and he’ll be sacked by Christmas. Here’s hoping that it will go as best as can be expected and that Leeds will be able to get promoted.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Marcelo Bielsa is excited by his latest test, Leeds and the Championship in England. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Burnley needed extra time to get past Aberdeen in the Europa League. [BBC.com]
Everton sent Ashley Williams out on loan to Stoke City. [Royal Blue Mersey]
Max Meyer left Schalke 04 to sign with Crystal Palace. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Fiorentina appear to closing in on a transfer for Everton’s Kevin Mirallas. [Viola Nation]
Gonzalo Higuain & Mattia Caldara were officially unveiled as AC Milan players. [AC Milan Offside]
The Devil Wears Rossonero Podcast Episode 9 is now available. [AC Milan Offside]
Iñaki Williams wants to score more goals for Athletic Bilbao this season. [Inside Athletic]
Monterrey beat Puebla 2-1 in Mexico’s Copa MX. [FMF State of Mind]