On the back of Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown calling for Leeds United to be punished with a points deduction over ‘Spygate’ in recent days, the EFL have now confirmed that eleven Championship clubs have submitted complaints.
With a Leeds employee being found outside of the gates of Derby County’s training ground the other week, manager Marcelo Bielsa shocked plenty as he held an hour long press conference where he took journalists through the work that goes into a statistical analysis ahead of games and he won support in pundit world from some for his honesty and the lengths he goes to.
Of course, some mouthpieces saw it as a great chance to attack the club and there are those Leeds fans out there that fear the worst, even though plenty have admitted this goes on all the time in the game.
A statement from the EFL carried by Sky Sports explained.
“The EFL has received a communication on behalf of a number of Championship clubs in regard to the current matter involving Leeds United. The request attributed to 11 clubs will be considered as part of the current investigation that has commenced.”
They don’t, of course, explain what this ‘request’ was. Some no doubt were calling for punishment, but some may simply have called for a clear and obvious change to the rules, because as we know, sending someone to a training ground to use a clear line of sight from a public pathway is not illegal, it is not unlawful and it is not against Football Association or EFL rules.