The centenary of the Scottish Football Association was not being observed with dignity.
Raphinha is dazzling the Premier League as one of the finds of the season. Don’t imagine, though, that Rodrigo is doing nothing.
Marcelo Bielsa is one manager opposing players must want sacked, bags packed, out of the Premier League. His gruelling murderball sessions are notorious, but that’s his own squad and their own business.
“It’s been a good day for the club,” said Howard Wilkinson. “And a good start to the week.”
There was shock, in Bielsa’s first few months at Leeds, about the way he took the squad immediately to the top of the Championship. They still haven’t found their limit.
It felt like there was no stopping Leeds, or Peter Ridsdale. Rio Ferdinand was at Thorp Arch, £18m going to West Ham for him, a world record fee for a defender.
The players stuck an old Bielsa favourite on the jukebox and brought all the good times back.
There was always a wistful nostalgia around Leeds United fans seeing David Batty lining up against them for Blackburn or Newcastle.
Bielsa’s Leeds are bad in winter. Open your curtains: does it look like winter out there? Exactly. Now look at Leeds trying to play football against Brighton. But not for too long. See?