Leeds fans glad Bielsa is reconsidering selection stance

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United boss is not revealing his selection, yet.

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

One of the more peculiar stances Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa took last season was to name his starting line up ahead of matches.

This came mainly in the second half of the campaign in response to the Spygate saga.


This was also the period of the season where Leeds' form trailed off. Its unclear if the two are connected.

Nonetheless, ahead of tonight's game with Salford City, Bielsa is not giving his team away.

He told Leeds Live: "I have to tell all these words to explain the situation. I got advice that I shouldn’t give the teams before the game - but I don’t know whether to follow the advice."

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

This has been received positively by Leeds fans, who could not see the upside of Bielsa giving the line up away.

The only teams it seemed to benefit was the opposition, and now it seems Bielsa is reconsidering. 

Here is a look at the reaction of some Whites fans...

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