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The best Leeds spy jokes after police are called to Derby’s training ground

Suspicious male is seen by the perimeter fence ahead of a clash between the two sides.

There were all sorts of Leeds spy jokes and tweets after police were called to the Derby County Training Centre following reports of a suspicious man
(Image: Max Pixel)

Derby County called the police after a suspicious man, thought to be a Leeds United spy, was seen outside the side’s training ground on Thursday morning.

A club statement confirmed that officers from the Derbyshire Constabulary attended the Derby County Training Centre at 11.20am, “following reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the premises”.

Officers have just attended the Training Ground for @dcfcofficial After a suspicious male was seen at the perimeter fence. Excellent searching conducted & male was located. All checks above board!
Keeping the team safe to bring home a win against #LUFC on 11th! #SpyingIsCheating pic.twitter.com/a12Zj8gISX

— Derby Response Unit – Derbyshire Constabulary (@DerbyResponse) January 10, 2019

Derby are set to host Leeds in a Championship fixture at Elland Road on Friday night and apparently feared a spy was gathering information on their tactical setup.

Manager Frank Lampard was reportedly forced to halt the training session and the suspect was said to have been in possession of a pair of binoculars, pliers and a change of clothes.

Officers were called at around 11.20am on Thursday, January 10, to reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the @dcfcofficial training ground on Morley Road, #Derby. A man was found at the perimeter fence of Moor Farm and was spoken to. (1/2)

— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) January 11, 2019

Officers conducted routine checks which were all above board. Despite media reports, no damage to the fence was found, and the man was stopped outside the grounds. No arrests were made and the man was sent on his way. (2/2)

— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) January 11, 2019

The club also said that:

It has since been confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at Leeds United Football Club.

These are the best of the Leeds spy jokes and tweets after the bizarre story gathered pace today:

Nothing wrong with market research

— Goddard (@Goddard07) January 11, 2019

This is all a bit Cold War

— Big Otto (@whatthecus5) January 11, 2019

Ramsgate?

— Jude The Obscure (@judejoemac) January 11, 2019

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— Jake Thomas (@jakeryanthomas) January 11, 2019

Can’t be true. Leeds would’ve taken more than one……

— Robert Dalton (@LifetimeBanned) January 11, 2019

Getaway car found outside Derby county training ground leads to Leeds United. #SPYGATE #LUFC πŸ‘€ pic.twitter.com/20HfAG7NGK

— DiddlysquatπŸ’™πŸ’› (@markrikko) January 11, 2019

Nothing to see here, the lad was clearly on his way to visit Salisbury Cathedral with its massive spire. No spying or conspiracy to see lads #lufc

— π•π• π•Ÿπ•Ÿπ•ͺ 𝕋𝕒π•ͺ𝕝𝕠𝕣 (@jonnytaylor12) January 11, 2019

Exclusive pic of the Leeds spy: pic.twitter.com/he5SHO1QfI

— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) January 11, 2019

BREAKING: Tonight's fixture against Derby County has been moved to SPY SPORTS 1. Kick-off time unchanged. #lufc #dcfc

— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) January 11, 2019

unlikely to have been the first time this season.
Clearly they had a spy at Bodymoor Heath a few weeks ago. How else would he know that Villa weren't intending to turn up for the second half?…hmmm?

— Nidgey (@nidgey72) January 11, 2019

It was Terry after lampards bird

— Johnjoeone (@Sweetasanutthen) January 11, 2019

pic.twitter.com/Ov5VY60eOl

— Darren Wood (@DarrenW06943379) January 11, 2019

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— Tom (@chesterslfc) January 11, 2019

First exclusive pictures emerge of the Leeds spy at Derby. pic.twitter.com/WGTA9wUJlU

— Maddog1889βš” (@Maddog1889) January 11, 2019

Hey I work over the road by the The Merlin pub next to Pride Park – plus I hold conferences in the DCFC suites, @LUFC I don’t mind some undercover work πŸ‘€

— Scooter Boy – LUFC (@Widderssoul) January 11, 2019

For England, James?

No, for Leeds pic.twitter.com/jYlXCnLRtq

— rmp266 (@rmp266) January 11, 2019

"I've been expecting you Mr. Lampard…"#LUFC #DCFC #SpyGate pic.twitter.com/bfnv3FlmyD

— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) January 11, 2019

Lost derby area..
If found please return to elland road.
Much appreciated . A spy. pic.twitter.com/tsjM7bU6tl

— BATTYSPEED (@SteveJ4530) January 11, 2019

You need look no further pic.twitter.com/QtBaAL9x92

— Jules 🐏 (@MuttonMolester) January 11, 2019

"Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town… We arrived in Derby on Thursday but we lasted for only half an hour as it was raining."#SpyGate pic.twitter.com/fAXkj6SQ7e

— Percy (@MillenialProbe) January 11, 2019

just found the spy's notes, some absolutely mind blowing information pic.twitter.com/GpORuVb1Nl

— EaMVG (@EamoV1) January 11, 2019

Except for match day obviously

— David Palmer (@davestillravin) January 11, 2019

So basically a bloke walked past the fence on public ground and Derby report him πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

— Dave D (@YorkshireDaveUK) January 11, 2019

He was just hoping we could pick up the remaining 2000 tickets you’ve not sold for tonight

— Jacob (@LufcJacob) January 11, 2019

Was he singing marching on together…
In full kit…
Covered in LUFC Tattoos as well?

— BATTYSPEED (@SteveJ4530) January 11, 2019

Leeds spy starter pack #lufc pic.twitter.com/Ch9hUYVIz5

— Tasker (@Mr_Tasker) January 11, 2019

We were looking for Derby cathedral #lufc #SpyGate pic.twitter.com/ZheA6sE9Tk

— Cheese Analytica (@clough72) January 11, 2019

We spy when we want, we spy when we want. We're Leeds United , we spy when we want! @LUFC #lufc pic.twitter.com/O7IXnAyKo5

— LMOT (@leedsmanontour) January 11, 2019

Mad scenes at the #DerbyCounty training ground #SpyGate pic.twitter.com/SxN9II4iWd

— James Fenton (@fentonjames16) January 11, 2019

Oh the irony. #DCFC #LUFC #SpyGate pic.twitter.com/8jHdmuLn3f

— Chris Cooper πŸ“»πŸ“ΊπŸŽ™βš½πŸˆπŸπŸ΄πŸ“πŸ₯•πŸŒ½ (@ChrisCoopsSport) January 11, 2019

REVEALED: The Leeds spy’s notes on Derby πŸ‘€ pic.twitter.com/O8nwuXjI9h

— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) January 11, 2019

First picture of the Derby β€˜spy’ emerges #SpyGate pic.twitter.com/hvqUkQuq71

— Jettatura (@J3tt4tur4) January 11, 2019

I hope his view of Derby training was better than my last view of Elland Rd #dcfc #lufc #spygate #SpyingIsCheating pic.twitter.com/jvKfGBp2GD

— Darren Doherty (@DarrenDoherty83) January 11, 2019

pic.twitter.com/OuAr86KrA4

— Joe Seabridge (@seabo95) January 11, 2019

Breaking: man walking on a path, police told him to go away.

— Chris (@DJc2x) January 11, 2019

pic.twitter.com/4gXUYE7gWd

— πŸ€™πŸ» (@MikeWhewell) January 11, 2019

A police spokesperson said "We are following a number of Leeds."

— Frank Dillon (@frankdillonpoet) January 11, 2019

Tinker, Taylor, Solskjaer, Spy pic.twitter.com/0BA9kbte4N

— Jono II. (@jonothesecond) January 11, 2019

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