Professionally speaking, the story of Leeds United & # 39; espionage & # 39; making a mountain out of a molehill
- In Liverpool, fans and others could follow a workout on the wall at Melwood
- We always believed that what they learned from sessions was marginal at best
- I do not agree with spying on another team, but it is no excuse for defeat
Danny Murphy For The Mail on Sunday
When I played for Liverpool, fans could stand on ladders and trays to look over the wall and see us train at Melwood.
We were pretty sure that the odd & supporter & # 39; would work for our next opponents, but to be honest, it did not really bother us.
We could not help it and believed that what they could learn from our sessions was marginal at best.
On the Melwood training ground in Liverpool, fans can easily view a session on the wall
The story of Leeds is entertaining, but from a professional's point of view it is a mountain from a molehill. Frank Lampard himself said that he could not blame Derby's defeat for having followed his training.
Teams can see how their opponents play every week by scouting or watching video analyzes.
The only area where you can be heads-up is set-plays, but even then you still need 11 players who are concentrated enough to execute instructions. Spying with another team is not good and I totally disagree, but I would never use it as an excuse to lose.
Marcelo Bielsa has been criticized for his role in the & spygate & controversy around Leeds
The training fields of Watford and Arsenal have been reconciled, so I do not know how you will stop them to take a sneak peek at their matches!
I think that greater concern for managers is players who use friendships to talk about line-ups with other players. That's the way we always figured out what the other team was doing.
I think that has had more influence than hiding someone in the bushes with watching the exercises of the work.