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I'm sorry I love this man

Postby Davycc » 28 Feb 2019, 20:13

I'm sorry people, I caught the tail end of the Revie era. There wasn't much after that other than Mr Armfield being robbed of a great achievement in Paris until the Sgt came along. Unfortunately that didn't last either. Then we had the period I loved too with O'Leary and his "babes" again it crumbled. Simon gave us a glimpse but it wasn't to be. But now we have this man at the helm, not just a great coach (if we don't succeed in promotion it certainly isn't his fault in my eyes) but a man with everything I'd want as a leader, honesty, humility, compassion, dedication and who as the photo below shows hurts as much as any fan does. We see managers saying loses hurt etc this picture says a thousand words after the QPR defeat.

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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby Otherworld » 28 Feb 2019, 20:52

No need to apologise, I feel the same way about him. He really ‘gets’ Leeds United.

I really hope that, if we don’t get promoted this season, he will give us another go next year.
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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby Frankie » 28 Feb 2019, 21:05

So fantastic to see someone to whom it is more than just their latest job!
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Postby Mickeyzee » 28 Feb 2019, 22:21

I feel the same about him, I do fear that if we fail to gain promotion Bielsa will class this as a personal failure and will leave, I really hope I'm wrong. The only way IMO we will see Bielsa in a Leeds hoodie next season is in the prem.....

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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby Leicester White » 28 Feb 2019, 22:37

Great post... I love him too and hope he sees out his days at Leeds.
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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby CorkWhite » 01 Mar 2019, 06:24

I'm not sorry that i love Marcelo Bielsa. Not one bit. :D

The measure of the man just keeps amazing me, the way he is as a person reflects in his articulate details. He talks a lot of sense when asked questions. He shows how passionate he is about his job where ever he has been during his career. He may not have been as successful in the trophy cabinet collection as other managers but for me this intelligent human being has taken a tired old club from the depths of despair reduced its squad size and performed a near miracle in order to get us within an inch of promotion back to the premiership within 9 months of being at the club. He has transformed not only the team but the whole atmosphere of the club.

Honestly if we do achieve promotion this year which is a huge possibility, or if we don't.... I genuinely believe he will stay next year because if he walks he will also see a lot of the team walk as well which will be a disaster for the club. I think the measure of the man will shine through and he will want to create something special next season regardless of the current season.
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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby kk_white » 01 Mar 2019, 07:06

I'm bowled over every time I read his press conferences. Even after 8 months of reading them, I'm still entranced by his words.

IF he leaves due to not making it to the PL, then we can't let him go until he recommends who our next coach should be.

Surely he sees/knows someone in his mould. But then again, he may see it as being disloyal if he did not name one of his current coaches and therefore say nowt... Class act.
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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby rigger » 01 Mar 2019, 09:18

I think I may just be about to increase everybody's love for him by sharing this podcast with you all :

https://player.fm/series/football-daily/inside-leeds-how-bielsa-works
A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balague spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself. We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why his players are so impressed and observe one of his training sessions. Plus, you’ll hear some bizarre tales about plug sockets and a fireplace.

Click the link for an audio stream or to download and listen at your leisure.

It's very interesting indeed and reflects very well on Bielsa IMHO.
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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby SCOTTISH LEEDS » 01 Mar 2019, 10:12

rigger wrote:I think I may just be about to increase everybody's love for him by sharing this podcast with you all :

https://player.fm/series/football-daily/inside-leeds-how-bielsa-works
A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balague spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself. We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why his players are so impressed and observe one of his training sessions. Plus, you’ll hear some bizarre tales about plug sockets and a fireplace.

Click the link for an audio stream or to download and listen at your leisure.

It's very interesting indeed and reflects very well on Bielsa IMHO.


Posted this link yesterday in the press forum:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47380612
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Re: I'm sorry I love this man

Postby rigger » 01 Mar 2019, 10:31

Soz mate :D

Listened to it at work this morning and really enjoyed it.
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