Derby owner says Spygate might be the reason why Leeds lost in the play-offs
27 June 2019
Derby’s owner and chairman of the board, Mel Morris, has said that there might be a correlation between Spygate and Leeds’ drop in form so late in the season.
The comment comes as tensions between the two clubs have simmered for months after Leeds chairman, Andre Radrizzani, criticised Derby for selling and then leasing back their own stadium.
Derby County’s owner, Mel Morris, has found a correlation between Leeds’ drop in form and their Spygate case.
He told talkSPORT: "Prior to Spygate, Leeds were flying at two points a game, and after Spygate, they dropped down to less than 1.6 a game.
Now, is that down to Spygate? I don’t know, but you have to say there’s a correlation
"Now, is that down to Spygate? I don’t know, but you have to say there’s a correlation between those things that says: 'Maybe there’s a benefit from this.' "
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