Before Leeds United’s recent demolition of Derby County at Elland Road was served as the main course, Spygate was already forming as an hors d’oeuvre.

It had transpired that a spying sleuth captured lurking in the bushes outside the Derby County ground was a Leeds United employee. As that news bubbled, Leeds United swept the Rams aside in a calculated butchery where the 2-0 scoreline was kind on Frank Lampard and his charges.

Then the moaning started, followed by the disingenuous meddling that the ‘Leeds United employee’ was armed with bolt cutters and pliers. As interest mounted, and with Marcelo Bielsa admitting he’d spied on ALL opponents, things were ramped up.

A letter from the ‘Judas XI’ of Sky Championship clubs was sent to the EFL. It was a letter that demanded all manner of intricacies be explained, right down to hand that was used to grant access to places X, Y and Z. Well, maybe not to that degree.

But an investigation was started, Leeds United asked for their submissions, and convened yesterday at the EFL’s monthly board meeting. It went unfinished. As the EFL meeting ended its second day, here’s what the football authority had to say in a brief statement:

Following a comprehensive review of all available evidence, it was determined that there remain a number of areas that require further exploration and clarification and these investigations will take place at the earliest opportunity.”

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All this ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s early kick-off against Middlebrough too. It was a decision that was bound to bring a degree of reaction from Leeds United fans. Here’s how some Whites fans reacted over on Twitter to the news.

EFL spend two days discussing nothing – Leeds United fans react

Before Leeds United fans get their say-so, here’s what talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham said:

This is what Leeds fans thought.

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In a way it is like the Spygate ‘scandal’ is the equivalent of the promised suit of clothes in the tale of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. Here an Emperor, is promised a new suit of clothes by two weavers who say that the clothing remains invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent.

Unfit for their positions? Stupid, you say? What’s that, incompetent? Surely you don’t mean the EFL? I mean, they’ve been staring at a naked case for two days! There has to be something of substance it in, hasn’t there?

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