Elland Road plays host to an exciting clash between Leeds United and Derby County this evening, with two of the Championship’s promotion rivals going up against each other.
Leeds beat Derby heavily back in August, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side running out 4-1 winners at Pride Park thanks to goals from Mateusz Klich, Ezgjan Alioski and a Kemar Roofe brace.
Tonight, it will be a different story, but the game has a fresh edge, with Derby forced to release a statement today, confirming a member of Leeds’ staff was caught acting suspicious outside the Rams’ training ground amid a spying claim.
It certainly adds a lot more spice to tonight’s already exciting contest, with the Derby fans fuming, as you would imagine.
There was also a strong reaction from Leeds’ supporters, who were quick to share their thoughts.
Here’s a look at what has been said…
Not doubt Football League will find a loophole to give us a 10 point deduction Popey.
— Wayne Hicken (@DENMAN11) January 11, 2019
This is very unlike Bielsa. He would never instruct or allow this behaviour. Why would we
— Parma (@Parma__D) January 11, 2019
Is it illegal for opposition staff to watch training….what are the rules Popey?
— Macks Gradel (@MacksGradel) January 11, 2019
Embarrassing if true , who ever sanctioned this needs sacking , once again in the limelight for the wrong reasons
— andy ???????????????????????????????????? (@borislufc) January 11, 2019
That’s us deducted 51 points. They’ll do anything for us not to go up
— Jason Street (@Jasonstreet1992) January 11, 2019
Season crumbling incoming ….. negative news really not needed at this time & makes no sense!!!!
— OJT (@Olly_JT) January 11, 2019
Whatever way you look at this it’s incredibly embarrassing for #lufc and really, really unhelpful.
— Mark Devaney (@markwd1) January 11, 2019