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Documentary Series Of Leeds United's Crazy 2018/19 Season Starts On Friday

Documentary Series Of Leeds United's Crazy 2018/19 Season Starts On Friday

Leeds United had a season full of ups and downs last year and now the season where they came closest to a Premier League return will feature on a behind the scenes Amazon Prime documentary series.

For 15 years Leeds have been outside the top tier of English football and last season they looked set to finally return. A season that included a spying controversy, allowing the opposition to score and an end of the season meltdown will be shown on a behind-the-scenes Amazon Prime documentary, 'Take Us Home: Leeds United,' starting on Friday.

Russell Crowe narrates viewers through the first season of the enigmatic Marcelo Bielsa's reign at Leeds, a reign that has continued into this season despite the club's failure to go up.

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Bielsa's spying controversy was one of the stories of last season with the Argentine admitting that he'd sent someone to spy on Derby County ahead of their league meeting, and spied on every other club too.

The Elland Road club were successful over Derby in the league twice but in the play-offs the team then led by Frank Lampard had the last laugh, knocking Leeds out at their own ground in the semi-finals.

Derby County players mock 'Spygate' after winning in the play-offs. Image: PA Images
Derby County players mock 'Spygate' after winning in the play-offs. Image: PA Images

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Talking about the series Chris Bird, EU Head of Content, Prime Video, said, "Take Us Home: Leeds United joins the great collection of live sports and behind-the-scenes docu-series on Prime Video.

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"We saw that All or Nothing: Manchester City was a hit not only with Man City fans, but also football fans across the UK and around the world, so we're excited to give Prime members an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into a fascinating year in Leeds United's history."

There was a huge melee in the match against Aston Villa at the end of the season. Image: PA Images
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Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani said, "Last season, with Marcelo at the helm, we made huge strides in putting Leeds United back on the map and reconnecting the club with our local community and wider fanbase. We are delighted to be able to share a unique, behind the scenes perspective on the ups and downs, the emotion and the intimate moments that makes this club so special."

As well as their football documentaries, Amazon Prime will show their first live Premier League games this season in December.

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The video streaming service have bought rights to two full rounds of games, including showing all 10 games from the Boxing Day fixtures.

Topics: Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, Aston Villa, Derby County, Sport on tv, Leeds United, Documentary, TV, amazon prime, championship

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