Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Bielsa myth: Why Leeds' late season collapse has nothing to do with tired legs


The Whites' failure to seal automatic promotion saw El Loco's critics come out of the woodwork to allege yet another physical slump from his team
 
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal always tried to walk the ball in; Liverpool are title bottlers; Cristiano Ronaldo always comes good in the Champions League – and Spurs are, well, just a bit too Spursy.
In football as in life the use of simple shorthand arguments serves as a convenient alternative to real analysis. So it is proving down in the Championship.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United suffered a painful drop-off in form towards the end of the season to miss out on automatic promotion to the Premier League, prompting critics of the Argentine to celebrate what was apparently yet another occasion of El Loco's teams failing to go the distance.

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