I spoke to Rick Broadbent for this article in The Times about Marcelo Bielsa’s impact at Leeds United; it features my encounter with Chilean poet and Bielsista Felipe Cussen, and contributions from Simon Rix of Kaiser Chiefs, Josh Warrington and Eddie Gray.
Two defeats means the podcast returns to familiar scapegoating territory. And who better to pick on than a bunch of children? The transfer window is open but would Bielsa even take Messi in his bid to take Frank Lampard to school again? Probably not.
Marcelo Bielsa walked out of two clubs after promises about transfers were broken. What now of his promise to Leeds?
The FA Cup is over and done with, but the players we saw this weekend are not.
When Bielsa watches the video tape, he’ll still see the maddest of mad victories flashing before his mad eyes.
Perhaps the best present we’ve had from Marcelo Bielsa this year is a team that always plays to win.
Adkins ruined our Christmas fun, but Leeds are still top after two festive miracles.
Leeds United need a story to find their best. They have a story, now, that is almost impossible to believe.
Leeds United can give up at any time, but Marcelo Bielsa is inspiring them to keep having something to lose.
As we head to Christmas, the winning streak continues at Bolton, and there’s a controversial new suggestion on how the club could tackle the injury crisis.