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Leeds fans stunned by Gary Neville’s coments about broadcasting training sessions

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Leeds fans stunned by Gary Neville’s coments about broadcasting training sessions

Gary Neville has told Sky Sports that clubs should begin broadcasting training sessions to supporters – but Leeds United fans have reacted in a shocked manner, given last season’s scandal which has branded ‘Spygate’.

Leeds were slapped with an enormous £200,000 fine after Marcelo Bielsa was caught sending a spy to watch Derby County’s training sessions just hours before the Whites took on Frank Lampard’s former side.

It swept world football off of its feet. Jermaine Jenas called for a points deduction, while plenty of other pundits criticised Bielsa. The Argentine then showcased one of football’s best ever press conferences, explaining his pre-match analysis.

Manchester United and England icon Neville told Sky Sports on Monday that he believes Premier League clubs and indeed other sides further down the footballing pyramid should broadcast sessions to supporters.

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“You’ve got half an hour of each training session that might be patterns of play, shooting and crossing, passing , possession bits, warm-ups,” Neville said. “Why can’t that be something that fans dial into? It would get the fans closer to the players.”

The EFL promised to make a rule, on the back of Leeds being caught spying on Derby’s sessions, that prevented training sessions from being viewed within 72 hours of the club’s next match.

So Leeds fans reacted to the news that Neville had claimed training sessions should be broadcasted to fans, by suggesting that it would cost £200,000 for fans to view it and that Leeds were fined for exactly the suggestion Neville is making.


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