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Leeds United legend Strachan recalls how ‘finger pointing’ meeting with squad changed results

Gordon Strachan celebrating winning the First Division with a bottle of Bud.
Gordon Strachan celebrating winning the First Division with a bottle of Bud.
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Legend Gordon Strachan has recalled how a clear the air meeting during his time with Leeds United helped the club back to a return to form.

Gordan Strachan was talking about the current plight of Newcastle United on Sky Sports show The Debate and how clear the air talks can help change results on the pitch.

Strach insists any player meeting cannot be cosmetic: “It needs to be finger pointing. I did it with Mervyn Day at Leeds the year after we won the league. We had to get together.

“Howard had tried everything and I said listen can I have a bash? I’ll go in with Mervyn Day because Mervyn’s quite big.

“We had a go and it all came out. It ended with jeez what have I done there? But we played Blackburn with Shearer, Sherwood and beat them 5-2.”

The wee man scored a hat-trick that day at Elland Road back in April 1993 including two from the penalty spot. United’s other goal scorers were Rod Wallace and Lee Champan.

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