Can we stop for a second and talk about just how great this season has been for Leeds?
✅ 41 games played— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 10, 2019
✅ Play-off place secured
5 to go! We keep marching on! pic.twitter.com/CrhfpOpfWv
At this time last year, Paul Heckingbottom was driving Leeds into the dirt. The year before that, Leeds was falling out of the playoff spots under Garry Monk. This year? Marcelo Bielsa has almost the same collection of players from the previous two years in the automatic promotion spots and this team has already qualified for the playoffs.
What a change.
Bielsa has turned this team into world-beaters without a dump-truck load of investment money or dodgy loan deals. It really is little wonder that Newell’s Old Boys named their stadium after him.
Five games to go and the team’s fate is in their own hands.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Jaime Lanister (aka Leeds fan Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) thinks that Marcelo Bielsa should be the one to sit on the Iron Throne. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
World Football Links
Juventus drew 1-1 with Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. [Black & White & Read All Over]
Santos Laguna might have won on the night, but they fell 5-3 on aggregate to Tigres in their CCL semifinal match-up. [FMF State of Mind]