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Leeds United returns to the Premier League

The defeat of the second-place team of West Brom against Huddersfield on the evening of July 17, helped Leeds win the first promotion place in the English First Division this season.

After 16 years of absence, Leeds will play in the Premier League from the 2020-2021 season. Marcelo Bielsa’s teachers and students have 87 points after 44 games, five points higher than West Brom. With West Brom having only one game left, the football from West Yorkshire took the place to first place. Third place is Brentford with 81 points. Brentford will follow Leeds up for promotion if he wins the other two games.

Leeds fans flocked to Elland Road to celebrate the home team’s return to the Premier League

West Brom lost their autonomy to promotion with a 1-2 defeat at Huddersfield, though they were leading most of the season. The host opened the score thanks to Chris Willock in the fourth minute, the earliest match of round 45.

West Brom equalized at the end of the first half with a goal at Dara O’Shea. But at the 86th minute, Emile Smith-Rowe scored the score to set the score 2-1 for the homeowner. Willock and Smith-Rowe both grew up from Arsenal’s training ground.

Leeds United had started slumping a season earlier, in the face of financial turmoil. The home club Elland Road has to sell many pillars such as Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Keane, Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, or Robbie Fowler. Although there are still a few good players like Mark Viduka, Alan Smith, Jermaine Pennant, or James Milner, they are still 19th and relegated with Leicester and Wolverhampton.

Leeds fans congratulate the players at Elland Road

Leeds suddenly reached the semi-finals of the 2000-2001 Champions League, stopping against Valencia. But the West Yorkshire club had to play in the second division (EFL League One) for three seasons, from 2007 to 2010.

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How did Radrizzani bring change to Leeds United (Part 2)

Radrizzani even answered La Gazzetta Dello Sports that he was willing to pay Conte £ 20 million if Conte secured Leeds back and relegation in the Premier League. 20 million pounds is the dream money of the top coach at the top club today.

But then Bielsa answered. And when they talked for the first time on the phone, both Orta and Radrizzani were surprised to learn that Bielsa had watched 7 Leeds games.

Until Orta and Radrizzani flew to Buenos Aires to meet Bielsa in person, they were even more terrified when Bielsa watched all 17 Leeds games, and at the same time read on how strong and weak the Leeds players were, including reserve player.

However, the third time they met, also in Buenos Aires, the Leeds executive team was completely overpowered. Bielsa presented a series of charts on the table, just confining the advantages and disadvantages, the play style of all Leeds’ opponents in the First Division of England.

Returning to England, Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear still couldn’t believe such a detailed person was. Kinnear himself said that there was even a candidate for a coach in Leeds, but could not remember a name in the Leeds squad at that time.

Radrizzani became the man that brought change to Leeds United

However, Kinnear also told Radrizzani that he did not understand if the Bielsa plan would be successful, lest such a “master” be willing to work in the First Class and it was not known how he would demand his salary.

Ultimately the impossible, as Orta said and like Kinnear’s fear, became possible. Bielsa accepted. Salary is less than 1/7 of the amount that Radrizzani is willing to pay Conte. Only 3 million pounds only. However, that is also the record salary for the First Class. Bielsa came to England and got to work.

One of the ideas was that he suggested a bed, a PlayStation for the players at Thorp Arch. He also took a bed there so he could stay.

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Leeds won the second match in a row of the Premier League

Rookie Leeds defeated the host Sheffield 1-0 with a goal in the 88th round of the 3rd round of the Premier League.

The fate of the match at Bramall Lane is decided just two minutes before the end of the official match time. From the middle, Rodrigo opened the ball to the left for Jack Harrison to cross into the penalty area for midfielder Bamford to hit the ground, beating Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

The 1-0 result in favor of the visitors seemed unfair for Sheffield

Sheffield  worked so hard in the second half of the second half but was a worthy reward for Leeds United. Being a guest on the football field was seen as a phenomenon in the Premier League last season, but Leeds held the ball 64.3%, launched 17 shots and nine of them took place in the opponent’s 16m50 area.

After rejecting Luke Ayling’s shot, the 22-year-old goalkeeper flew with his fingertips to push the ball over the bar from the Stuart Dallas leg. Leeds also defeated Ramsdale in the second half, when Dallas took the way and tricked the goalkeeper. But the goal still did not come to the visitors, as Chris Basham stepped back to break the ball on the line.

Ramsdale then shone again, blocking the shot from Ian Poveda – the player Bielsa came on in the 66th minute. But Leeds’ attack effort also paid off with Bamford’s at the end of the second half. This is the striker’s third table three times with the football team coming from West Yorkshire this season. This was after the Liverpool net kicked in on an opening day, and then Fulham in the second round.

Sheffield is not bad at playing

All game, Sheffield had 14 shots on goal, but only two of them were clear opportunities. In the 29th minute, after a harmonious arrangement between Osborn and McGoldrick, John Lundstram ended the ball in the low corner, but could not win the reflex and great reach of Leeds goalkeeper Illan Messier. In the 40th minute, it was George Baldock’s turn to be disappointed with his cannon shot at the top corner denied by Messier.

A 1-0 win gave the West Yorkshire’s football club another three points after a 4-3 win over Fulham – rivals with the same promotion last season – in the second round. This will be the basis for coach Bielsa and students to be more confident when heading to the match against Man City in round 4 on October 3.

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Interesting things about the legendary football team from York (Part 2)

In the 2000/01 season, Leeds entered the Champions League semi-final round. Their turnover in 2000 was £ 83 million, minus all expenses and debt payments, they earned £ 10 million. That revenue came from a 33% increase in admission ticket sales, and 40% in brand name sales. Gambling looks good and bright.

In the 2000/01 season, Leeds entered the Champions League semi-final round

However, losing to Valencia in the semifinal ended all hope. The revenue dropped immediately. Meanwhile, the cost is too high. Leeds spent sporadically as if such a waste showed it deserved to be on the same tray as the big guys in Europe.

It was a Leeds player that told that day, just about the plane traveling to the Champions League, Leeds also played brand names. While Liverpool itself, at the 2005 championship, only flew with a Boeing 737 with so narrow space that the trophy had to sit in one seat like a regular passenger.

The difficulties

After that failure is the situation that was charged with debt. Leeds owed a total of £ 83 million, paying one million pounds a month in debt. Salary funds were still suffocating, and they began to cut it down by selling their stars. The more you sell the weaker. The weaker the more broken.

And one day in the early summer of 2004, they were relegated to start the tragedy. They were controlled, penalized, sent to 3rd place. From a rich traditional team, winning England three times, they became number 0.

Leeds United faced many difficulties in the past

President Peter Ridsdale’s mistake in building overly naive business that day is still a great reference today. Simply the story of the social gap due to the Covid-19 translation, causing the pitch to have no audience, has caused many clubs to struggle.

A club cannot rely solely on commercial revenue. At this point, people can see the value of television rights, investment owners hiding under the name of a sports company, or some football investment fund.

Coincidentally, at the very moment of the Covid-19 pandemic that could turn some clubs into Leeds’ situation nearly 20 years ago, Leeds returned to the Premier League, with the sole investor owner, Italian billionaire Andrea Radrizzani. After three years of buying a 100% stake in Leeds, he brought the club back to where it belongs.

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Liverpool beat Leeds United in a 7-goal match

Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick helped Liverpool win in a dramatic encounter with Leeds United in the opening game.

A fourth-minute penalty strike set Salah on a Premier League record. Accordingly, he is the first player to score in the opening match in four consecutive seasons. On the other side of the line, Leeds United showed that they were very determined to have an equalizer after just a few minutes with Jack Harrison’s solo phase on the left flank.

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Liverpool vs Leeds

The two teams continued to retaliate before Virgil van Dijk doubled the lead with a mighty header. But it was also the Dutch midfielder who made the mistake that allowed Patrick Bamford to score against Alisson.

Mohamed Salah brought 3 points for Liverpool

On a stellar day, Salah rescued Liverpool with a left-hand shot into the far corner of Leeds United‘s goal, making it 3-2. But again, the Championship champion proved extremely stubborn when Mateusz Klich controlled the ball and finished beautifully in the penalty area, leveling the visitors.

Liverpool beat Leeds United

Luckily, there was no side for the football team from York when rookie Rodrigo fouled Fabinho in the penalty area clumsily. Mohamed Salah completed a hat-trick and helped Liverpool get 3 points in a match with 7 goals.

The German strategist hinted at changing the game, shifting the diagram from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1 to avoid too much dependence on the attacking trio of Salah – Firmino – Mane. However, the opening match of the Premier League 2020/21, Liverpool is likely to start with the old people, the old way of playing, pressing the opponent from time to time to score goals.

As for the visitors, after 16 years of absence, Leeds United returned to the highest league in England. Possessing an experienced military leader – a master of tactics, Leeds United under Bielsa always appreciated the ability to control the game, with an average of 65% of possession last season.

Meeting an inferior opponent in class, Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students will have their first victory to greet the new season 2020/21.

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Premier League will welcome special guests from Yorkshire next season

The ugliness of Leeds United on the pitch seems to be in the past. Their return to England’s top division has excited many football fans. The presence of the famous coach Marcelo Bielsa on the lead is another reason.

But the Tango strategist is the one who Pep Guardiola sees as a teacher, with the statement “to me, Bielsa is the best coach in the world”. People call Bielsa “El Loco”. However, Carl Huybrechts, a famous Belgian sports commentator, calls him “a radical tactician” and a master of many famous coaches. Modern world.

Guardiola, Pochettino, Diego Simeone, Jorge Sampaoli, Gerardo Martino…. have both admitted to building a reputation thanks to lessons from Bielsa.

Bielsa was such an interesting coach that when he accepted the lead of Leeds United, the number of people who set up for Leeds to advance to the Premier League in the 2019/20 season suddenly jumped to 159%.

Bielsa failed to get Leeds promoted in his first season to England

Bielsa is a “crazy guy”, Leeds is also a city crazy about football. This team has enough material for Bielsa to convey his special football philosophy.

Bielsa has been criticized for his coaching style somewhat harsh, with the desire that the players on the field play the ball exactly like machines. That may have been the reason why Bielsa prevented him from joining the larger clubs.

However, the legendary coach of world football probably does not care. All his life he has been faithful to the idea and style of a football pressing high, attacking as its mainstay.

Bielsa will not change his style, will not be softer than just to lead Barca or MU. He is still pervasive with his ideas at smaller clubs. Bielsa turned Leeds from a mid-tier Championship side back into the Premier League after 16 years.

Leeds United fans

On the day of Leeds to be promoted, the fans of this team gathered outside the headquarters of the club to praise the Argentine coach.

After 16 years, Leeds United fans had their hands on the skies of the Premier League again. They are almost crazy about that feat. Fans flocked to the streets, dragged to the stadium, to the homes of the players and coaches.

The British are often proud of their love of football, and Leeds is one of the most prominent examples. The happy days at Elland Road (Leeds’ home turf) are probably just beginning.

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Interesting things about the legendary football team from York (Part 1)

Both Leeds United and coach Marcelo Bielsa have been creating a journey that is worth waiting for. Now, Leeds is back in the Premier League, under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa. It can be said that they were together revealed again when stepping on the biggest stage of English football.

In a place full of pitfalls, between the fame and talents of City – Pep Guardiola, Liverpool – Klopp, Tottenham – Mourinho, how will they prove themselves on the journey to find real recognition by title for themselves?

From an all-out gamble

Leeds United’s crazy dream story will forever be a classic example of the modern football world at the right time of its transformation into a billion-dollar industry.

Not only Leeds fell into bankruptcy because of the massive investments in order to win the Champions League as a fulcrum to boost the brand and revenue, but also with them, Parma, Fiorentina in Italy. However, Leeds is still the most typical case of the “bubble dream” when their failure lasted for nearly two decades.

The kids from Leeds’ academy those crazy daydreams were Alan Smith, Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, Stephen McPhail, and Paul Robinson, a group that was considered to be like the 1992 generation of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Leeds also brought in young stars such as Rio Ferdinand, Michael Bridges along with famous people such as Mark Viduka, Robbie Keane, and Robbie Fowler with the ambition of a true one-handed gamble.

To be able to invest like that, Leeds United borrowed 60 million pounds, a huge loan for the Premier League club that day. To repay the loan, they expect pure commercial revenue. And their way of doing is that all the money for selling tickets and selling brand name items is transferred to the escrow account. Equally, every September 1 of every year, that account will be used to pay off debt.

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Leeds fans will soon enjoy the Premier League atmosphere

Leeds football team used to be a rival, a force, a symbol of a period of ups and downs in English football. Many fans of Chelsea, MU, or Tottenham hate Leeds so badly, but they are also extremely eager to compete with the once-famous rival of foggy football.

Leeds today are not rich and spend money like they used to do nearly two decades ago, only to endure debt and have to be relegated. But they are still a football team with traditional wealth and have one of England’s most passionate fans.

After dropping from the Premier League in the 2003/04 season, the football team coming from Yorkshire continuously fell into debt. On 4/5/2007, Leeds filed for bankruptcy and was deducted 10 points, had to go down to play in the Second Division (League One) for the first time in history.

With any team in the world, it is always a time to test the fans’ loyalty

A statistic given by Mackenzie in 2013 shows that, regardless of league, Leeds’ football field is always in the top 10 stadiums with the highest number of fans coming to watch in all divisions of the country. However, Leeds United will return to the Premier League next season.

Everyone hated Leeds United

The somewhat outrageous fervor of the Leeds fans is part of the reason why they are hated. The club’s hooligan with the name LUSC of this club is very famous in English football with its passion and violence. However, the fact that Leeds became the most hated football team in England can be traced back half a century ago.

During his reign, Leeds won twice in England, winning the FA Cup, League Cup, and many other titles. But this team won the championship with the ugliest football in English history.

Coach Revie led Leeds United for 13 years (1961-74) and turned this team into “hooligans” across England’s pitch. The mainstay of Leeds during that period, Eddie Gray later admitted that his team played a “brutal and defiant” football to win.

Leeds is the only major city in England with only one club and becomes the heart of the city mixed with pride compared to London, Manchester or Liverpool.

Since the first industrial revolution broke out in England in the 18th century, the major cities of this country have existed a mutual hostility. Manchester competes with Liverpool, Liverpool hates London…

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The 100-year-old football team in West Yorkshire comes back (Part 3)

Since the first industrial revolution broke out in England in the 18th century, the country’s major cities have always had a mutual opponent. After many ups and downs, next season’s Premier League will welcome special guests named Bielsa and Leeds.

‘Crazy guy’ Bielsa

However, the “ugliness” of Leeds United on the pitch seems to have lingered in the past. Their return to the highest division of England has made many people excited about football. Leeds has a tradition, a strong enough fan base to blow the new wind to make the Premier League more attractive.

The presence of renowned coach Marcelo Bielsa on the bench is another reason. If one judges a coach’s talent based on trophies, Bielsa is probably nobody.

Bielsa is such an interesting coach that when he accepted to lead Leeds United, the number of people who booked Leeds for Premier League promotion in the 2019/20 season suddenly soared to 159%.

It was a time when Bielsa was suffering a lot of doubts about adapting to contemporary football, having left 3 different teams in just 3 years. Bielsa failed to get Leeds promoted in the first season to England to work. But the combination of Argentinian coach and rich English traditional team is considered perfect as Juergen Klopp and Liverpool.

Bielsa has been criticized for his harsh training style, with the desire that the players on the playing field are exactly like machines. That may be the reason preventing Bielsa from coming to bigger clubs.

But the legendary coach of world football probably doesn’t care. All his life he has been loyal to the idea and style of intense pressing football, taking the initiative as his main. Bielsa will not change the style, will not be softer just to lead Barca or MU. He was still plying his ideas at smaller clubs.

Bielsa turned Leeds from a middle-class team in the Championship back to the Premier League after 16 years. The day Leeds climbed to the top, the fans of this team gathered outside the club headquarters to applaud the Argentinian coach. They consider him the new “saint” of the club.

The British are often proud of their love for football, and Leeds is one of the best examples. The fun days on Elland Road (Leeds’ home ground) are probably just beginning.

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The 100-year-old football team in West Yorkshire comes back (Part 2)

Today, Leeds is not rich and spends money the way they used to do nearly two decades ago, then suffered from debt and relegation. But they are still a rich team traditionally, and possessing the most passionate supporters community in England.

After dropping in the Premier League in the 2003/04 season, Leeds was constantly in debt. On 4/5/2007, Leeds filed for bankruptcy and was deducted 10 points, having to play in the Second Division (League One) for the first time in history. It was not until 2010 that they returned to the First Division (Championship).

For any team in the world, it is always a time to test the loyalty of fans

A statistics released by Mackenzie in 2013 showed that, regardless of the tournament played, Leeds football field is always in the top 10 stadiums with the highest number of fans to watch in all the country’s league. Brother.

Everyone hated Leeds United

The excessive enthusiasm of the Leeds fans is part of the reason they are so hated. The club’s hooligan, called LUSC, is extremely popular in English football with its enthusiasm and violence.

However, the fact that Leeds has become the most hated club in England can be traced back half a century ago.

The late coach Donald George Revie is one of the legends in the history of Leeds United. During his reign, Leeds twice won England, winning the FA Cup, League Cup, and many other titles.

This team was championed by the ugliest football in English history

Bleacher Report once stated that Leeds Coach Revie may be the most hated team in England of all time.

Coach Revie led Leeds United for 13 years (1961-74) and turned this team into “thugs” in the English field. The mainstay of Leeds in that period, Eddie Gray later admitted that his team played a kind of football “brutal and defied everything to win”.

Even in 1963, the official edition of the English Football Federation once called Leeds United the dirtiest playing team in the country of fog. The term “Dirty Leeds” (filthy Leeds) came from that. Leeds is the only big city in England to exist only one club, and become the heart and pride of the city compared to London, Manchester or Liverpool.