Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa continues to do things his way, after he announced the starting XI for the weekend table-topping clash with Norwich City, a full 52 hours before the much anticipated clash.
It is a trend that Bielsa has adopted on a number of occasions this season, most noticeably before the FA Cup third-round tie at QPR on 6 January and for the Championship game at Stoke 13 days later, both of which Leeds went on to lose 2-1.
So what’s the verdict on Bielsa revealing his Leeds starting XI early?
“Can’t say it bothers me either way.
“Maybe he is just proving a point, post spygate, that knowing all this information cannot help you.
“It’s strange, but I don’t think it particularly matters.”
“I don’t get it, but it’s his shout.
“I suppose he has a way of playing and these days the actual players don’t make such a difference.
“It’s unique, but that’s him all over.”
“I think it picks itself, to be honest, so I don’t believe there is any harm in naming his side.
“There were no surprises and it was an XI that was pretty obvious, in all honesty.
“If they win, it’s genius, if they lose, it goes down and a poor error of judgement.
“It remains to be seen how it pans out, but I certainly see no harm in showing his hand this early.
“Mind games at its best.”