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Marcelo Bielsa's gift to Newell's Old Boys encaptures his love for the club, obsession with details

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa admits to having watched the training sessions of all of his team's opponents this season.

ROSARIO, Argentina -- How much do you love your club?

The answer is probably not as much as Marcelo Bielsa loves Newell's Old Boys.

For those who perhaps haven't followed much of Bielsa's well-travelled career, last Wednesday's news conference, in which the Argentine gave a 70-minute lecture into the minute details on how his coaching staff spends 300 hours on preparing for a single game, including spying on opposition training sessions, provided a short introduction.

Take that level of detail,...

Marcelo Bielsa upstaged Frank Lampard in "Spy-Gate" and added to his sizable coaching legend

Whatever happens next, Marcelo Bielsa has won the battle for hearts and minds following "Spy-Gate."

A story that began with Frank Lampard talking about some "undercover" person hiding in bushes "on... hands and knees" with "pliers and bolt cutters" has since been turned around 180 degrees.

The man Bielsa sent to watch Derby County's training sessions was outside a perimeter fence and wasn't trespassing. The fence was undamaged. If he had "pliers and bolt-cutters" with him, he likely swallowed...