Before Leeds United swept aside Derby County a week last Friday, the Spygate rumours began to circulate.
Slightly ahead of kick-off, Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that the man asked to move on from Derby’s training ground was not only a Leeds employee but was sent by the Argentinian himself.
Bielsa also admitted that he’d spied on every opponent this season. Cue the outrage and media dissection to the nth degree. It’s been bubbling for over a week now, and the furore shows few signs of abating.
Eleven Championship clubs have added their names to a letter sent to the EFL asking for full disclosure and something to be done about the incidents admitted by Marcelo Bielsa.
It is thought that Bristol City are one of those 11 clubs, with their owner Steve Landsdown calling for the Whites to suffer a points deduction as a suitable penalty.
Now the Daily Mail add Leeds’ fellow promotion hopefuls Norwich City are said to be one of the other 10 signatories, with Blackburn and Middlesbrough also thought to have added their dissenting voice.
They say that ”Sportsmail understands that Norwich City have been one of the driving forces behind the letter, ” which will add extra spice to a fixture at Elland Road upcoming in two games time.
Whilst these sides are pressing for action, many are indicating that the Whites haven’t actually broken any rules or regulations as they currently stand.
Indeed, some managers, such as Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder say that the FA/EFL need to sort out issues within the game itself rather than pursuing this false path against Leeds United.