Will Leeds with Bielsa reach the Premier League and beyond, interesting views and talk about the former greats

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Leeds United is a club with a proud history and most of it related to the years under Don Revie’s leadership. Revie left Leeds United 45 years ago, back in 1974, after lifting the League trophy and becoming the new England manager.

Since Revie’s retirement at Leeds United things have not really been the same, with shocking manager appointments and difficult days most of the time. The total shambles started just hours after Don Revie left his chair, appointing Brian Clough as manager.

Players didn’t want Brian Clough, they didn’t want anyone really, anyone else than Don Revie. They had grown up with him as a leader and everything died at Leeds that day Revie left Elland Road.

It’s been a few up’s with the league won again in 1991/92, and also reaching the Champions League Semi’s 10 years after, but again a really rollercoaster ride with no real momentum, no solid and concrete ground to build a foundation on.

The fact that they managed to get hold on Marcelo Bielsa, a mastermind of a football leader and at the same time a guy who is a genuine football lover and romantic, that just suits Leeds United.

But there has been shadows and there will be in the times coming up with a man who is obsessed with winning and doing almost everything, including spying on other teams, and knowing everything about their opponent, almost everything.

Bielsa’s way of analysing a football game, other players, systems and numbers makes you wonder if this is so complicated, if he is the best thing for football and so far other strategies has worked better. The once of Guardiola and Klopp, but all in all, they have used money Bielsa doesn’t have and that makes the perspective doesn’t it.

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Leeds United, the iconing words, that great team in white and some times in yellow, that legacy of Bremner, Giles, Lorimer and Clarke. The club that we really miss in the top flight, but we want them to be like they were, like we knew them. not a team build up by former Liverpool players, and legends in red.

Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush and Dom Matteo all more known from Liverpool than Leeds, became players that few or no one looking at the club history would say was Leeds through and through, and that is not the way Leeds United should look.

The need to get back to their DNA and with Marcelo Bielsa they are building a new future a new Leeds United, the team under Bielsa is starting to get shaped and we surely can see a great pattern and a new and strong identity under the new and “mythical” leader.

Leeds are looking as they will be back in the Premier League next season, and we have missed them, more than any other team in football. They were last seen in the top flight back in 2003-04, and it’s time to get them back.

A number of players such as Bamford, Roofe, Phillips and Kliche will be known as Leeds United players, since they all are getting to their best in a Leeds shirt, and hopefully will be among the players Bielsa will build on next season, just as Don Revie did when he took Leeds United up.

It was no shopping bonanza back then, just slotting in the one or two needed to really get the team going. The backbone of the team was there to see, the foundation to build up on and hopefully Bielsa will do the same.

Recent games are very positive, with wins at home to Sheffield Wednesday and away against Preston North End. Playing with possession and in a good way carving out results needed to see that shining light at the end of the season.

On Friday Wigan will come to visit and hopefully three new points will be collected. Brentford, Aston Villa and Ipswich Town are the three games left after that and hopefully Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa will reach the holy land and start preparing for a life at the top, exciting to follow, best of luck.

Man Utd out of the Champions League, Nicky Butt arrested and Paul Scholes charged by FA

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Not the best week for the Man Utd faithful’s, being almost humiliated at Camp Neu, showing how far really “The Biggest club in the World” are from being the best on the planet.

Lionel Messi is still one of the best players on the planet, showing the Man Utd players how to be the clinical finish and “edge” that Paul Pogba should be for his club, but sadly far from being in a team lacking the quality of the best.

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News today is also sad reading with the arrest of Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes being charged by the FA for gambling while playing. Butt who is in charge of the Manchester United academy is not helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club with that episode close to the result out there tonight.

Paul Scholes who has earlier gone out and being critical about former manager David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and recently talking down Jose Mourinho, made a strange decision to resign via text from his short stint at Oldham Athletic manager.

Recent news about Scholes being charged by FA for gambling while playing, is really shocking if that is true, since he, on the field, and also of it has been the real “white prince” but as we all know a really hard player to come up against when playing.

Sad week for Manchester United, and as we have seen the this project at Manchester United is far from being a finished article, probably being heavily helped by a very nice fixture list in the beginning and some very lucky moments a few weeks back.

A good analysis from Liam Brady and his party after the game, talking Man Utd after the defeat, getting everything right as the team is cleaned naked by Barcelona. They need to find a new momentum to be competitive.

The big question will be, will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with his permanent job, put all smiles back on the Man Utd fans when they are up against the best teams and the best opponents like Barcelona and Lionel Messi.

We honestly believed that Jose Mourinho probably was, maybe together with Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola, the only managers to get Manchester United back on track, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might get lucky again.

They were in the Champions League and the FA Cup with Jose Mourinho at the helm, they were sixth in the Premier League, at the moment they are out of the Champions League, not in the FA Cup and still number six in the Premier League.

EffZeh on route back to Bundesliga, looks a settled affair

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After a great run of fantastic results, the last two games are both drawn, but with 39 goals plus, and a point gap of 10 to Union Berlin in third, this looks certain to be a return to Bundesliga for the 19/20 season. Christian Clemens (picture) of course with good contribution.

The team has really shone under the management of Markus Anfang, who took charge in front of the new season after being recruited from Holstein Kiel. A young manager at 44 who ended his playing career at Eintracht Trier in 2010.

Anfang is born in Köln but never played for EffZeh but can take the team comfortably back to the top with a quality season in the 2nd tier. Hamburg who is in 2nd place were drawn against in the last game.

A goal from Drexler in the 24th minute wasn’t enough as Hamburg equalized from youngster and sub Manuel Wintzheimer. One player to watch as he also probably will be heading to the Bundesliga with his club next season.

The Köln team is mostly build with German players and that is cool to see in this time and of course with so many imports coming from different countries. Austrian Florian Kainz is one import the other is Spaniard Jorge Mere signed from Sporting Gijon.

You also have Jhon Cordoba who is a key player at Köln. The Columbian forward joined from Main two seasons ago. The 25 year old forward has been great scoring 16 goals so far in 27 games. A great tally for a forward.

We hope that Markus Anfang will ship shape his team in the games coming up and sail into the Bundesliga with a big point gap. Next is Dynamo Dresden in a game coming up on the 24th of April. Dresden looks safe in the 2nd tier, but down on the bottom half with 33 points.

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Then Darmstadt comes to visit and Greuther Furth away will be next after that. Up front it will be a new challenge for Cordoba who is partnered with Simon Terodde, who has also been in great form scoring 28 goals so far, a real top quality forward.

Terodde (31) has scored goals all over the place, but is really a late bloomer, not really getting the chance early in his career, playing in the Köln reserves, and getting a few games the last time he was around from 2009 to 2011. Terodde has played for Duisburg, Köln, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Bochum and Union Berlin, before his great move back to Köln in front of this season.

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