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Morning Leeds-in for 20 March: Roofe on Bielsa: ‘We worked so hard in training and preseason’

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Kemar Roofe talked about what he transition was like this season under Marcelo Bielsa, as the same players who looked, well, average are now in the running for automatic promotion.

Roofe said:

I think it was easy.

Just because we worked so hard in training and in pre-season. He wanted to get us in two weeks sooner. Just to work on everything he wanted.

And it’s not just football it is education as well.

If it was easy anyone could do it, and we know that’s not true. Bielsa’s genius really is getting all of the players on the same program from the very beginning of preseason. It’s not complicated, but it is unique. And again, if it was “easy” everyone, even Frank Lampard, could do it, but they can’t.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Millwall boss Neil Harris called the upcoming Leeds match “the biggest of the season” because Millwall is a tinpot club. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Former Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan farted his soul out of his body. [7500 to Holte]

Today is “Judgement Day” for Bolton Wanderers. [Lion of Vienna Suite]

Everton’s Marco Silva avoids touchline ban but is still fined £12,000. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that UEFA can’t reopen an investigation into PSG’s finances. [BBC.com]

Inter Milan fans racially abused AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and will suffer no real penalties at all. [AC Milan Offside]

Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa will miss Italy match against Finland. [Football-Italia.net]

A look at what the path is for Italy to qualify for Euro 2020. [Chiesa di Totti]

Potential changes to the Champions League could destroy domestic leagues as we know it. [The Short Fuse]