Leeds United are known to divide opinion amongst supporters and pundits alike, with some hating anything to do with the club and basking in their demise over recent years and some yearning for their return to the Premier League.

Outspoken TalkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham is of the side that enjoys what the club stand for and how they have started to impose a footballing style, never really seen in the second tier of English football before, under the stewardship of Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds United Manager Marcelo Bielsa during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium, Kingston upon Hull, England on 2 October 2018.

Bielsa is known worldwide for his somewhat notable antics and his ability to squeeze every drop of potential from most players under his wings, this is not lost on the Peterborough United supporting presenter.

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In a way Durham is the Leeds United equivalent to broadcasting… many despise him and any theory he portrays, but many agree with everything and believe his outspoken nature is a breath of fresh air in a world where snowflakism is beginning to suffocate free speech.

So when Durham released his feelings towards the West Yorkshire club, its city and it’s manager yesterday, many ears perked up.

Writing for TalkSPORT, Durham posted the following on Twitter yesterday… and trust me, if you are a Leeds fan you will want to read it.

https://twitter.com/talkSPORT/status/1164639629716480016?s=20

Snippets from the piece include how he would be a Leeds United fan himself if he hadn’t been introduced to Peterborough…

“It’s now a well known ‘secret’ that if Peterborough United folded I’d support Leeds. But as long-time talkSPORT listeners will know, I absolutely delighted in the fact that Posh beat Leeds in League One years ago – I well and truly wallowed in the glory!”

Regarding Leeds United being a “Premier League” club…

“Do Leeds belong in the Premier League? No, of course not, they have to earn the right to be there. Would the club and everything about it look at home in the Premier League? Absolutely it would – that’s undeniable.”

And on Leeds boss Bielsa…

“But there is one big reason why neutrals should all be keen for Leeds to get promoted and it’s this: if Leeds go up this season, there’s a far greater chance of Marcelo Bielsa staying in this country. If you love football, you should be keen for him to stick around.”

Summarising…

“In short, summing all this up, Bielsa openly and passionately CARES about football. And I think we should all cherish him for that in this country while we have the chance. He doesn’t do it for reputation or money or ego. He does it because he loves this wonderful game.”

The entire article is an excellent read, not just for Leeds United fans, with Durham laying out reason after reason as to why Leeds United, along with Marcelo Bielsa, deserve more credit for who they are and what they are doing in terms of transformation at this moment in time.

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